Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | July 20, 2015

    Jesse Ball: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Jesse Ball



    Describe your latest book. I woke up one day from a sort of daydream with an idea for a book's structure, and for the thread of that book, one... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      A Cure for Suicide

      Jesse Ball 9781101870129

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

Ancient China (DK Eyewitness Books)

Ancient China (DK Eyewitness Books) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Discover the history of imperial China — from the building of the Great Wall to the days of the last emperor. 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 bronzework 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.

Synopsis:

The history of imperial China--from the building of the Great Wall to its last emperor--is told in this informative guide. Includes information on the customs and traditions of its people. Full-color photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789458667
ill.:
Hills, Alan
ill.:
Brightling, Geoff
Author:
Cotterell, Arthur
Author:
Cotterel, Arthur
Author:
Buller, Laura
Author:
Brightling, Geoff
Publisher:
DK CHILDREN
Location:
London
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
History - Asia
Subject:
To 221 b.c.
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Asia
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardcover Original Titles
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20000614
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
11.36x8.74x.41 in. 1.17 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Nonfiction » Eyewitness
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Series » Eyewitness
History and Social Science » Asia » China » General

Ancient China (DK Eyewitness Books)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 72 pages Dorling Kindersley Publishing - English 9780789458667 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The history of imperial China--from the building of the Great Wall to its last emperor--is told in this informative guide. Includes information on the customs and traditions of its people. Full-color photos.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.