About Us |  FREE UK delivery for orders over £60  |   | 

Gift Ideas

Blog
CATEGORIES
Art  & Craft 
Architecture
The Great Wall




The Great Wall

New World Press, 2009
£15.95
£15.15
  (18,33 )
Paperback
In Stock
(only 3 copies left in stock)
Dispatched within 1 working day



ShareOn

     

    About this book

The Wall we see today is but one tenth of the total length of the walls ever constructed over succeeding dynasties of China The bests erved sections refer to the wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), from Shan hai guan in the east to Jia yuguan In the West.Approximately 5,130 km (3,188 miles) in length, the Ming Wall was built under the most difficult conditions, across some of the most dangerous terrains, but with the most popular tourist attractions as well. Traditionally known to the Chineseas the'Long Wall of TenThousand', the massive structure takes advantage of the natural terrain for defensive purposes following the highest points and clinging to ridges. Like a majes dragon, these fortifications offer truly breathtaking views, enhanced by its mountain passes castle gates,and thousands of watch towers and signal beacons along the wall.
Justification of the World Heritage Committee:
In 220 B.C., under the reign of Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications werejoined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north.Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall be came the world' s largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched by its architectural significance.
 
    Details
 
ISBN: 9787510405488
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 133
Sizes: 210x285mm
Publication: 12/2009
Weight: 826g
Languages:
English



Visit us
Why not come and browse our books?
We are 20 minutes away from Paddington!
Trade
CypressBooks works with trade and institutional customers.
Work with us
Check out our new job opportunities.
   
Cypress Books

 
 Unit 6, Provident Industrial Estate
 Pump Lane, HAYES, London
 UB3 3NE
 United Kingdom
 
 Tel: 0044 (0)20 8848 0572
 Fax: 0044 (0)20 85611062
 
 Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700
 Closed on UK public holidays
Guanghwa Bookshop
 
 112 Shaftesbury Avenue
 London
 W1D 5EJ
 United Kingdom
 
 Tel: 0044 (0)20 74373737
 

 Monday to Saturday 1030 - 1930
 Sunday 1100 - 1930

Thanks you for sign up to the newsletter. You will start to receive them from the next issue.