The River at the Center of the World, Revised: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese Time by Simon WinchesterThe River at the Center of the World, Revised: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese Time by Simon Winchester

The River at the Center of the World, Revised: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese Time

bySimon Winchester

Paperback | March 16, 2004

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Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, Shanghai, it has also historically connected China to the outside world through its nearly one thousand miles of navigable waters. To travel those waters is to travel back in history, to sense the soul of China, and Simon Winchester takes us along with him as he encounters the essence of China--its history and politics, its geography and climate as well as engage in its culture, and its people in remote and almost inaccessible places. This is travel writing at its best: lively, informative, and thoroughly enchanting.

Simon Winchester is the author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa, among many other titles. He lives in Massachusetts, New York City, and the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Title:The River at the Center of the World, Revised: A Journey Up The Yangtze, And Back In Chinese TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.2 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:March 16, 2004Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312423373

ISBN - 13:9780312423377

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Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur.