A spectacular photographic tour of China's natural scenery and architectural landmarks, now available in a charming miniature edition.
This little volume takes us on a visual journey through the greatest splendors of China’s varied geography and the chief monuments of its 5,000-year-old civilization. Its 243 color photographs, which include 12 panoramic gatefolds, show us the country’s most famous landmarks—like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall—as we have never seen them before, and and introduce us to less familiar but just as fascinating sights, like the the multicolored travertine lakes of Huanglong Valley and the beautiful calligraphic inscriptions on the rugged rocks of Mount Taishan. Extended captions at the back of the book provide a concise introduction to the history and significance of each of the forty-four locales depicted, twenty-eight of which have been designated as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
"These truly beautiful images... present the best sights of one of the world's most amazing countries. Travelers, nature gazers, and dreamers will love this book." -- Library Journal
"China features... beautifully-crafted full-color images that are certain to take your breath away. It takes a book of this magnitude to even attempt to capture the natural and cultural wonders of this land." -- Shutterbug Magazine
"The ultimate China lover's Christmas present. This is not just any book. The images . . . are breathtaking—artistic, unseen shots of both iconic and obscure destinations." -- Condé Nast Traveler
"A new, epic photo book that is to most coffee-table volumes what the Great Wall is to your backyard fence... The photography is top-notch." -- L.A. Times
[A] beautiful collection... captures the essence of China's landscapes and attractions." -- About.com