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The Resource The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball

The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball

Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China
Title
The water kingdom
Title remainder
a secret history of China
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
China's history is an epic tapestry of courtly philosophies, warring factions and imperial intrigue. Yet, over 5000 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. Here, 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Dewey number
  • 333.9'1'00951
  • 333.9'1'00951
  • 333.9100951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • China
  • Environment and Ecology
Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784701543
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781784701543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
The water kingdom : a secret history of China, Philip Ball
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784701543
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781784701543
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

Library Locations

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