Three gorges of the Yangtze River: Chongqing to Wuhan

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Odyssey, Jan 25, 2007 - History - 248 pages
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The famed 'long river's' gorges has heldallure for travelers for centuries and any person whom now ventures tothis ancient area, home to China's most revered poets and archeologicaltreasures, will be expertly assisted by this handy guide. The 3,965 mile-long (6,380 kilometre-long) Yangtze river, which flowsfrom the barren snowfields of Tibet to the fertile delta near Shanghai,has been a main trade artery for 2,000 years. The most spectacularsection of the remarkable Yangtze river is the famous Three Gorges,which extends downstream for a distance of 120 miles (192 kilometres)through the Wushan Mountains from Baidicheng to the Nanjin Pass nearYichang. Surrounded by towering peaks and enclosed by precipitouscliffs, each gorge has its own distinctive and dramatic scenery. Inaddition to describing the landscape, economy and social history of theriver between Chongqing and Wuhan, this richly illustrated guide alsocontains practical information for the traveler including informativemaps, descriptions of the main sites, accommodation and tips oncruising China's legendary gorges.

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Contents

Introduction
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The River from a Geological
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Chongqing
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About the author (2007)

Englishman Raynor Shaw studied geography and geology at London and Edinburgh universities, specializing in geomorphology. After lecturing in geomorphology at McMaster University in Canada, and prospecting for alluvial diamonds in West Africa and Venezuela, he has been working as a geologist in Hong Kong.

Paul Mooney has 28 years' experience studying and working as a journalist in Asia. He moved to Beijing in 1994, beginning a career of reporting from around the country for leading publications such as Newsweek, Asiaweek and the South China Morning Post. He lives in Beijing.

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