China (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Discover the world's most populous country -- and how it's changing with the times.

From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan Mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life. Eyewitness China, which includes a fully illustrated pull-out wall chart and CD ...
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Overview

Discover the world's most populous country -- and how it's changing with the times.

From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan Mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life. Eyewitness China, which includes a fully illustrated pull-out wall chart and CD with additional images, investigates China's present-day culture and highlights everything from life in a rural village to changing fashions and technological innovations. With hundreds of real-life photographs, discover the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine, find out how China is surging ahead in international sports, trace each dynasty with the help of a comprehensive timeline, and much, much more!
  • Includes CD with clip-art and wall chart-at the same price as the original editions
  • Includes spectacular, detailed full-color photographs and illustrations
  • 72-page format includes 8 bonus pages full of amazing facts
  • Library-bound editions available without CDs for all titles
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Using the now-familiar “Eyewitness” approach, this book gives readers a smattering of reasonably-detailed information on the world’s most populous country. The focus is primarily on modern China, although the first few sections deal with the land, its history, and its language. Daily life in cities and small villages, family life, religion, education, science, culture, industry, and more are each covered in two-page spreads. Each section features a paragraph overview accompanied by numerous photos with detailed captions. Unfortunately the small font of the captions may deter casual browsers from reading them. This text is supplemented by a timeline, blurbs about famous people, a glossary, and a brief index. A CD of clip art of the book’s photographs and a wall poster are included. Since the next Olympics will be held in China, interest in the country will be high. This book is a good introduction to the country, objectively presenting its strengths and weaknesses. A library edition, without the CD, is also available. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756629762
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: Book with CD
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 268,748
  • Age range: 8 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.24 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents


The day begins     6
Diverse land     8
A long history     10
Speaking Chinese     14
Citizenship     16
Changing fashions     18
Hutongs and high-rises     20
Welcome home     22
Megacities     24
On the move     26
Made in China     28
Going to market     30
Life in the village     32
Farming     34
The natural world     36
Food and drink     38
Family life     40
Religion and spirituality     42
Festivals     44
Education     46
Media     48
Science and innovation     50
Medicine and healing     52
World of art     54
Music, theater, and dance     56
Cinema     58
Sporting life     60
The end of the day     62
Mapping China     64
Timeline     66
Famous Chinese     68
Glossary     70
Index     72
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