Item description for The Great Wall: The story of thousands of miles of earth and stone that turned a nation into a fortress (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann & Alan Witschonke...
Overview Examines the building of the Great Wall of China and the thousands of years of conflict that preceded it.
This is 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 over 200 years. Thousands of miles long, the Wall was guarded by over a million soldiers manning thousands of forts and towers.
"Wonders of the World" series
The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.
""One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers."" - Booklist
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.88" Width: 9.98" Height: 0.22" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 4, 2006
Publisher Mikaya Press
ISBN 1931414122 ISBN13 9781931414128
Availability 0 units.
More About Elizabeth Mann & Alan Witschonke
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.
Fernando Rangel was born in Bogata, Colombia, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. He earned a B.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts and trained at the Chatauqua School of Art.
Elizabeth Mann currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Elizabeth Mann was born in 1948.
Elizabeth Mann has published or released items in the following series...