Water Kingdom, The: A Secret History Of China

by Ball, Philip

Water Kingdom, The: A Secret History Of China

Price:  US$15.44   (SGD21.45*)
Format:  Paper Back, 344 pages
Published:  2017, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781784701543
SB#:  060226 (171)

About This Book

Selected as a Book of the Year by The Times and The Economist. China's history is an epic tapestry of courtly philosophies, warring factions and imperial intrigue. Yet, over five thousand years, one ancient element has so dramatically shaped the country's fate that it remains the key to unlocking China's story. That element is water. In The Water Kingdom Philip Ball takes us on a grand tour of China's defining element, from the rice terraces and towering karts of its battle-worn waterways, to the vast engineering projects that have struggled to contain water's wrath. What surfaces is the secret history of a people and a nation, drawn from its deep reverence for nature's most dynamic force.

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