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Wild China: Natural Wonders of the World's Most Enigmatic Land

Wild China: Natural Wonders of the World's Most Enigmatic Land

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By (author) Giles Badger, By (author) Hannah Boot, By (author) George Chan, By (author) Phil Chapman, By (author) Kathryn Jeffs, By (author) Gavin Maxwell, By (author) Lecturer in Shakespeare Charlotte Scott

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 246mm x 18mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 27 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven, CT
  • ISBN 10: 0300141653
  • ISBN 13: 9780300141658
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 903,880

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Within the vast borders of China, a dazzling array of ecosystems and habitats are found--wildlife habitats so diverse as to nearly stagger the imagination. From the world's loftiest mountain peaks to grass steppes that stretch beyond the horizon, from steaming jungles to wide deserts that fluctuate between searing heat and numbing cold, China's landscapes inspire awe and curiosity. "Wild China "leads the reader across China's landscapes and through thousands of years of history. Organized geographically, the book starts with a description of the Chinese heartland, then ventures on to cover the Manchurian forests, deserts, and grasslands; the Tibetan Plateau; tropical and temperate forests; limestone hills and caves; and the crowded coasts. The impact of China's 1.3 billion people on the nation's landscapes is also explored. The book concludes with a gazetteer and travel tips.

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Phil Chapman and his coauthors developed and produced the book and television series" Wild China."Chapman is a series producer; George Chan, Gavin Maxwell, Charlotte Scott, and Kathryn Jeffs are producers;and Giles Badger and Hannah Boot are assistant producers, all with the BBC Natural History Unit.

Review quote

"In addition to the images of animals, plants, and humans as they occupy and interact with diverse landscapes, "Wild China" is replete with interesting and original commentary. There is hardly a page without something new and novel."--Ronald Knapp, State University of New York, New Paltz --Ronald Knapp