People's Republic of China

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Children's Press, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of the People's Republic of China, home of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.

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Gr 5-10-An attractive, insightful book with a broad scope. Chapters cover China's global importance, geography, plants and wildlife, history, government, food and transportation, people and language ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dramer is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University in the Department of Art History and Archaeology.

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