The River at the Centre of the World

The River at the Centre of the World

Simon Winchester

– A Journey up the Yangtze, and back in Chinese Time –

“The mighty Yangtze splits China in two, between the wheat-growing North and the rice-growing South; almost 500 million people live and work along its banks. In this compelling book, awardwinning writer Simon Winchester and his plucky companion Lily travel all the way upstream from bustling cosmopolitan Shanghai to Tibet, deeper and deeper into almost inaccessible territory and the hidden recesses of early Chinese history. Their 3900-mile journey takes them past the magnificent Three Gorges, soon to be the site of the world’s largest hydro-electric dam, through jungles, grasslands, high plains, polluted industrial landscapes and ice-covered mountain ranges. Winchester sketches in the background, describes a host of strange encounters and vividly reveals the harsh realities of today’s China. There could be no more enthralling account of the greatest river on earth.”


Kenmerken

ISBN

9780140249125

Uitgever

Penguin Books

Uitgave

1998

Oorspronkelijk

1996

E-book

ook als e-book

Artikelnummer: 5556 Categorie:
Talen Engels
Landen China

Beschrijving

pocket, 427 blz, in goede staat (heel lichte verkleuring van de blz)

9.95

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