The Great Wall of ChinaBook - 2001
An engineering feat rarely matched in the history of the world, the 1500-mile-long Great Wall of China stretches from the shores of the Pacific to the Gobi Desert. It is such a prominent structure on earth that astronauts say they can see it with the naked eye from space. The 2000-year-old Great Wall was originally constructed to shield the ancient empire from invaders, but today it is regarded as a national symbol and attracts hordes of tourists from around the world.
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, c2001
Edition: 1st ed., English ed
Characteristics: 270 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 31 cm