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The Great Wall free pdf Imagine a wall 30 feet high, a wall thousands of miles long, a wall that crossed deserts and climbed over impossibly jagged peaks, a wall that contained thousands of individual forts and towers, a wall that was guarded by a million soldiers, a wall that took over 200 years to build. This is the story of thousands of miles of earth and stone that turned a nation into a fortress. The story of a people's struggle for absolute security in a violent and dangerous world. Needing defense against the Mongols, whose empire encompassed most of the known world, the Chinese built the Great Wall of China. This book tells the story. It is an illustrated throughout with detailed colour artwork by Alan Witschonke. It is part of the "Wonders of the World" - the award-winning series that tells the stories behind humanity's most extraordinary creations.

About Elizabeth Mann

Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press. Alan Witschonke is the illustrator of four Wonders of the World books: "The Brooklyn Bridge," "Empire State Building," "The Great Wall" and "Hoover Dam."

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Author : Elizabeth Mann
Publisher : Miyaka Press
Data Published : 25 September 2006
ISBN : 1931414122
EAN : 9781931414128
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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