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For someone somewhat familiar with Chinese history and geography, this would be an excellent My knowledge of these areas is less than elementary, so place and people names had little significance Clearly, though, a deficiency on my part, rather than this book s I only say this so you can gauge how this may read for you.I was hoping forinfo on the building process, since the way the Wall hugs the flow of the land is so unique But what is there regarding this was interesting I loved how For someone somewhat familiar with Chinese history and geography, this would be an excellent My knowledge of these areas is less than elementary, so place and people names had little significance Clearly, though, a deficiency on my part, rather than this book s I only say this so you can gauge how this may read for you.I was hoping forinfo on the building process, since the way the Wall hugs the flow of the land is so unique But what is there regarding this was interesting I loved how different emperors carried on the work on the Wall, making it a unifying force in China, though it was intended to divide.The abundant labor force casts a dreary light upon this magnificent structure, with tradition testifying to laborers being buried where they died in the Wall Overall, an excellent academic resource, providing an overview of the Wall Beautiful pictures by Michael S Yamashita Author , William Lindesay Author begun during the Qin Dynasty around 208 BC and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spansthan 4,000 miles publisher This is a laudable trek through history, dynasty by dynasty.There are 160 exceptional photos by Michael Yamashita National Geographic photographer and admirable historical commentary by William Lindesay.Pictorial travelHistory Asia China I love these tab by Michael S Yamashita Author , William Lindesay Author begun during the Qin Dynasty around 208 BC and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spansthan 4,000 miles publisher This is a laudable trek through history, dynasty by dynasty.There are 160 exceptional photos by Michael Yamashita National Geographic photographer and admirable historical commentary by William Lindesay.Pictorial travelHistory Asia China I love these tabletop books that reinforce your knowledge of history in a simple, understandable manner Another book that I found just because I saw it pass through as a hold at the library.For being so awkwardly large, it is a quick read but then, the main point isn t the text but the photos, so not much of a surprise It is a gorgeous book and makes me want all theto visit the Great Wall at some point I like that it dispels so many myths about the Great Wall, though I could wish that the history were laid out a bitclearly Also, it needs some editing, since there are several places Another book that I found just because I saw it pass through as a hold at the library.For being so awkwardly large, it is a quick read but then, the main point isn t the text but the photos, so not much of a surprise It is a gorgeous book and makes me want all theto visit the Great Wall at some point I like that it dispels so many myths about the Great Wall, though I could wish that the history were laid out a bitclearly Also, it needs some editing, since there are several places where the captions to pictures directly contradict the written text And in regards to the steppe barbarians the wall was originally built to exclude, there are various mistakes, like using the term Khan as though it were a name and not a title, or using Mongol as a generic term, rather than as a reference to a specific people and likewise a few cases with Xiongnu, anachronistically I believe One other criticism I had is wholly beyond the author s fault or ability to fix it is just that the wall becomes less picturesque as the book progresses, since it starts in the east where the oftentimes restored stone and brick wall winds across dramatic green mountains and ends in the flat west, with a wall from a different era dynasty, a faded eroding mass of dirt in many places This book manages to capture both the grandeur of the wall, yet also makes clear just how little of it truly matches the image of it so many people have The focus of this book is less on the Great Wall than it is on the people who live in areas along its path This has some nice photos, but not as many really amazing ones as I was hoping for The photographer is a Great Wall expert, and I had pretty high expectations I was also looking for somethinghistorical and focused on what the wall looks like today We do get some of the tourist wall sections, and a nice photo of the Great Wall Marathon There are a few good pictures of the wild wal The focus of this book is less on the Great Wall than it is on the people who live in areas along its path This has some nice photos, but not as many really amazing ones as I was hoping for The photographer is a Great Wall expert, and I had pretty high expectations I was also looking for somethinghistorical and focused on what the wall looks like today We do get some of the tourist wall sections, and a nice photo of the Great Wall Marathon There are a few good pictures of the wild wall, but there are some stellar ones online taken by others I really wantedabout the wall itself It would have been nice forphotos of pre Ming era walls, too ( EBOOK ) ♾ The Great Wall ♼ It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth s largest single cultural relic begun during the Qin Dynasty aroundBC and completed nearly , years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spansthan , miles At the dawn of the Beijing Olympics, the eyes of all the world are upon itTwo men who navi A nice in depth look into not only the construction of the Great Wall but also provided a look at how the it looks now from the tourist attraction points to the seldom visited regions. This is a beautiful photobook of the Great Wall of China, its history, and its people from ancient times to the present Truly, I did not read it in its entirety, but enjoyed the photos.