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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

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Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa, among many other titles. He lives in Massachusetts, New York City, and the Western Isles of Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312423377
Introduction:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Yangtze River Region (China)
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 halftones plus one map
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.82 x 4.94 x 0.795 in

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