The Geography of China: Sacred and Historic Places
Kenneth Pletcher Senior Editor, Geography and History
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Aug 15, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 384 pages
With its flourishing metropolises, China has come to be identified with urban life and rapid technological advancement. Yet much of its landscape also boasts communities sustained by wondrous natural resources, which contribute to the scenic and spiritual beauty of the nation as well as its economic productivity. Within these pages, readers are invited to tour China s cities, villages, and countryside. They ll visit the natural and manmade landmarks that reveal as much about the history of this vast nation as its geography.
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