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Yellow River: The Spirit and Strength of China
 
 
Author
Aldo Pavan.
Publisher Thames & Hudson  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 10.75 x 10 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780500513767
Pages/Publication Date 272/2007
Daedalus Item Code 11136
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The Yellow River—the Huang He—flows 3,300 miles from its headwaters in the Kunlun Mountains to the Bohai Sea. It is the cradle of Chinese civilization, along which Han culture developed, and for its changeable nature and occasionally devastating floods it has been nicknamed both "China's Pride" and "China's Sorrow." Aldo Pavan traveled the length of the Huang He to produce this stunning photographic portrait of the river and the widely varied country that surrounds it—220 images, up to 19 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, that explore the rich and ancient culture that has grown up there, from a temple floor worn with the impression of praying feet to a family on the beach flying a string of 24 kites.
 
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