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Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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Photographs and artwork chronicle three thousand years of Chinese history, from the earliest dynasty to the twentieth century, and examine some of the contributions China has made to the world

DK Eyewitness Books Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the history of the great Chinese empire and the customs and traditions of its people. Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century. See the stunning bronze work of the ancient Chinese, an early irrigation machine, a set of antique acupuncture needles, the beautiful implements used for Chinese calligraphy. Learn why the First Emperor created the terra-cotta army, what kinds of goods were carried along the Silk Route, who invented paper, how a Chinese house was constructed, why tombs were filled with pottery figures, and what a civil servant''s job entailed. Discover why emperors were known as Sons of Heaven, what kinds of weapons were used in early battles, why families worshiped their ancestors, how fishermen used bivas to catch fish, and much, much more. Discover the history of Imperial China - from the Great Wall to the days of the last emperor.

Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterell
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Photographs and artwork chronicle three thousand years of Chinese history, from the earliest dynasty to the twentieth century, and examine some of the contributions China has made to the world.

Ancient China

Author : Arthur Cotterel
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DK Eyewitness Books Modern China

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Be an eyewitness to the home of over 1 billion people China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. See the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Get the picture using the clip-art CD with over 100 amazing images to download. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate your room. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about China. "I am a big fan of these... They are brilliantly visual” “There isn’t a child that would be able to resist picking that up” Reader Reviews

DK Eyewitness Books China

Author : Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
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From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life in DK Eyewitness Books: China. Eyewitness China investigates China's present-day culture and highlights everything from life in arural village to changing fashions and technological innovations. With hundredsof real-life photographs, discover the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine, find out how China is surging ahead in international sports, trace each dynastywith the help of a comprehensive timeline, and much, much more! Discover the world's most populous country - and how it's changing with the times.

Ancient Chinese Civilization

Author : Todd Van Pelt
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This book takes a deep dive into the world's longest continuous civilization, examining both myth and fact—from the dawn of farming and the early bronze-makers, to the great dynasties that united China. Stunningly illustrated historical pages and carefully retold myths introduce young readers to the glories, riches, romance, and mystery of Chinese civilization. Includes sections on creation myths, gods, society, religion, agriculture, medicine, daily life, art, entertainment, war and weapons, inventions and construction, trade, and education, writing, and literature.

DK Eyewitness Books

Author : Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
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Be an eyewitness to the home of over 1 billion people China, the world's largest country, is set to become the superpower of the 21st century. See the dazzling array of peoples, places and cultures that make up this rapidly changing nation. Get the picture using the clip-art CD with over 100 amazing images to download. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate your room. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about China. "I am a big fan of these� They are brilliantly visual� �There isn�t a child that would be able to resist picking that up� Reader Reviews

Ancient China

Author : Louise Spilsbury
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Uncover some of the most chilling practices in ancient China. This book explores all the gruesome details, from rituals and rites to battles and sieges, with a detail that young readers will love! Prepare to be horrified by the customs and culture of the ancient Chinese!

Ancient Civilizations

Author : Joseph Fullman
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Looks at the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, the Americas, and Mesopotamia and discusses the achievements and culture of each.

DK Eyewitness Books Ancient Rome

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In DK Eyewitness: Ancient Rome, travel back in time and discover one of history's most remarkable civilizations-from its vast empire and astounding engineering feats to the menu at a Roman dinner party. Explore the inside of the Colosseum and the battles that were fought within. Images and supported text throughout the book showcase the pottery, weapons, and other objects Ancient Romans left behind, the architecture they created, the gods they worshiped, family life, transportation, travel, trade, and more, giving an eyewitness account of this incredible empire. Each book retains the stunning artworks and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes DK Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Science and Technology

Author : James Strapp
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A survey and critique of the major theories of financial crises. This second edition covers the period from 1985 and the stock market crash of 1987, the collapse of the S&L industry, the severe problems of US commercial banks, and the increasing risks posed by junk bonds.

Everyday Life

Author : Anita Croy
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This monograph introduces the student to the neo-Ricardian paradigm in economics. It restores the core of economic reasoning to its classical roots with a focus on production and class distribution, rather than the optimum allocation of scarce resources.

The Great Wall of China

Author : Rebecca Stanborough
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Originally built to defend against nomads from the north, much of ancient China's first line of defence still stands today. What techniques did workers use so that the wall would last over time? And at what cost? Discover the motives and methods used for this engineering wonder.

Ancient China

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Become an eyewitness to the story of an incredible land and its people, from the B.C Bronze Age to the end of the great Qing Empire in the 20th century. Discover what kind of weapons were used in early battles, find out about the fabled Silk Route and see the remarkable tools used for Chinese calligraphy. Easily accessible for projects and general reference, this spectacular and informative guide will bring the history of ancient China to life.

Art and Architecture

Author : Anne Margaret Wright
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This text uses an innovative approach to the dynamics of labour's decline and proposes policy initiatives necessary for its revitalization. The book emphasises the need for restructuring of capitalism on a global scale and challenges traditional economic and industrial relations wisdom.

Ibn Battuta

Author : Daniel E. Harmon
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Ibn Battuta, a fourteenth-century Moroccan adventurer and religious scholar, was one of the most ambitious travelers of the Silk Road. Scholars estimate his lifelong journeys covered no fewer than 75,000 miles. Because of his knowledge of Muslim history and laws, he was greatly respected by the Muslim rulers he visited. His geographical records helped fill in the pieces of a mysterious world, a world in which people of different regions knew little or nothing about what lay over the horizon. It was Ibn Battuta, more than any other explorer of his era, who was able to make intra-cultural introductions.

The Ancient Chinese

Author : Jessica Cohn
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Readers learn about ancient Chinese culture, including the arts, foods, philosophies and architecture. They can also reproduce Chinese symbols such as lanterns and dragons through art projects.

Kublai Khan

Author : Andrew Vietze
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Grandson of the feared Mongol warlord Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan inherited a vast empire and then doubled its size. This biography examines how Kublai’s childhood influenced his later embrace of Chinese culture as emperor of China. After defeating his brother Ariq Böke in the Toluid Civil War, Kublai became Great Khan. Thanks to the stability of his rule and the sponsorship of his administration, the Mongol Empire saw economic, social, and cultural advancements that were well ahead of much of the world.

Ancient Greece

Author : Rowena Loverance
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