The Water Kingdom
Random House, 04.08.2016 - 352 Seiten
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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The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of ChinaNutzerbericht - Publishers Weekly
Science writer Ball (Patterns in Nature), whose Life’s Matrix is a biography of water, detours into history to examine the place of water in Chinese culture, as both real substance and metaphorical ... Vollständige Rezension lesen