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12 edition of It"s A Great Wall found in the catalog.

It"s A Great Wall

by Michael Webb

  • 235 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Watson-Guptill Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History Of Architecture,
  • Walls,
  • Design & Drafting,
  • Architecture Of Specific Structures,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Architecture,
  • International Architecture - General,
  • History - General,
  • Decoration & Ornament,
  • Art, Architecture & Photography,
  • Design,
  • Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8117914M
    ISBN 100823021696
    ISBN 109780823021697

    The Guinness Book of World Records () describes the walls of Benin City as the world's second largest man-made structure after China's Great Wall, in terms of length, and the series of earthen ramparts as the most extensive earthwork in the world. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

    By the time construction on most of the stone-and-brick Great Wall, with its turrets and watchtowers, was completed during the Ming dynasty () the chang cheng had become the world’s.   The Great Wall trailers have featured a highly distinct visual flair, so ideally the artwork will be eye-catching as well. As stated above, Legendary is a studio that has carved out a niche for themselves in the realm of monsters, so it will be interesting to see how The Great Wall turns out.

      The long read: Before Xi Jinping, the internet was becoming a more vibrant political space for Chinese citizens. But today the country has the largest and most sophisticated online censorship Author: Elizabeth C Economy. The widely known Great Wall builder is The First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (– BC). But before him and after him, the Great Wall was built and rebuilt by many dynasties and governments, and by millions of laborers and artisans. "First Emperor Qin Built the Great Wall.


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The author uses the Great Wall to weave together an accessible intro to the history of China; in the process, shattering some popular myths about this architectural wonder.

The image of the Wall as it appears to foreigners today -- primarily the well-restored section in Badaling, gives a deceptive picture of what the Wall was like then and elsewhere/5.

"A Great Wall" makes an excellent companion piece to Nicholas Kristof's and Sheryl WuDunn's "China Wakes" (Vintage Books, ). I recommend this work to those with a casual interest in Its A Great Wall book and to those who are just beginning their quest for knowledge about the Sino-U.S.

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But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname: the longest cemetery on earth.

Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present. Throughout its history, the Great Wall has served as focal point of Chinese historical epics, the earliest of which date back to the Han period of BC AD.

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In her book Where Is the Great Wall, author Patricia Demuth unloads plenty of facts about the planning and building of the Wall. She also discusses its deterioration until the communist government realized its tourism value and began to restore and maintain portions of it especially near major cities/5.

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The Wall (German: Die Wand) is a novel by Austrian writer Marlen Haushofer. Considered the author's finest work, The Wall is an example of dystopian fiction. The English translation by Shaun Whiteside was published by Cleis Press in The novel's main character is a something woman whose name the reader never learns.

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Over two thousand years old, the Great Wall of China is a symbolic and physical dividing line between the civilized Chinese and the “barbarians” at their borders. John Bellairs wrote The House With A Clock In Its Walls in I wish I had known of it after I was a child.

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Twenty-two centuries after the building of the Great Wall of China, the Chinese are still fond of telling stories about its construction. This is one of the most widely told: "The Emperor Ch'in had a dream of two hares, one of which caught the sun in its arms.

The other, jealous, struggled to. Good men are a fence ; The multitudes of the people are a wall ; Great states are screens ; Great families are buttresses ; The cherishing of virtue secures repose ; The circle of the king's relatives is a fortified wall.4/5(2).

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The Great Wall of China is the world's longest wall and biggest ancient architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. It has a stunning array of scenery from the beaches of Qinhuangdao, to rugged mountains around Beijing, to a desert corridor between tall mountain ranges.

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