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From a beginning in remote desert, the Great Wall stretches across north China to the Yellow Sea. It is the only man-made object visible from the moon. Its construction history spans some 1,835 years and, in 1793, first western estimates put the volume of its building material as greater than that used in all Britain's buildings at that time. Statistics can only begin to give us an understanding of the immensity of the Great Wall. This book takes us further, telling the story of its construction, its purpose and effectiveness, the human toil and sacrifices involved.
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English-born William Lindesay was the first foreigner to traverse the whole length of the Great Wall, in 1987. He recounted his adventure in Alone on the Great Wall (Hodder & Stoughton). He now is with the China Features Department of Xinhua News Agency.
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Book Description Odyssey Books & Maps, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P119622174884
Book Description Odyssey Books & Maps, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9622174884