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    DescriptionWithin 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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    Title
    Wild China
    Subtitle
    Natural Wonders of the World's Most Enigmatic Land
    Authors and contributors
    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
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300141658
    ISBN 10: 0300141653
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: PSV
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26750
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000, TRV003020
    B&T Approval Code: A06201200
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 508.51
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 508.51
    LC classification: QH21.C6 W55 2008
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    27 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven, CT
    Author Information
    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
    "Names like Gobi Desert, Silk Road, Yangtze, the sucker frog, and even yatsa gunbu (winter worms) come alive in this enthralling book. With fabulous photographs, marvelous natural history text, and a continental approach, the book is a treasure."--Margaret Lowman, author of "Life in the Treetops", and co-author of "It's a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops" --Margaret Lowman