China (National Geographic Countries of the World) : From the building of the Great Wall as a means to ward off enemies to the Cultural Revolution, China has gone through many changes. The people of China continue the traditions of their past and are moving toward the future. The country has gone from an isolated nation to a land that welcomes tourism. The book features: main chapters that focus on geography, people and culture, history, government and economy, and nature; 'At a Glance' double spreads to present a maximum amount of information in a minimal amount of space; and, full-page maps that highlight physical features, vegetation and ecosystems, history, population, and political organization. As a bonus, every photograph within each chapter is tied to a location on the main map for that chapter. Smaller maps zoom in on special topics, such as migration, rainfall, changing borders, resources, industry, and other important themes. This book includes: special feature sidebars that introduce intriguing people, places, and events; a glossary to aid in comprehension of unfamiliar terms; and, an extensive bibliography that lists books, National Geographic articles, and Web sites.
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