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Yamashita, Michael S.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 154 publications in 8 languages and 2,323 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Guidebooks  History  Biography  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: F849.L35, 951
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The Great Wall : from beginning to end by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth's largest single cultural relic: begun during the Qin Dynasty (around 208 BC) and completed nearly 1,800 years later during the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China spans more than 4,000 miles. At the dawn of the Beijing Olympics, the eyes of all the world are upon it. Two men who navigated every inch of the Wall have collaborated on a lavishly-illustrated tribute to this amazing structure. Michael Yamashita, an award-winning "National Geographic" photographer, spent a year shooting the Wall, its environs, and the people who live in its shadow, for the magazine. One hundred and sixty of his magnificent photos grace this volume, which features text by William Lindesay, who not only conducts tours of the Wall and spearheads the movement to preserve it, but has actually run its entire length. Broken into three sections, "The Great Wall" provides an overview that debunks myths and dishes up rare facts and figures, a comprehensive history that proceeds dynasty by dynasty through its construction, and an account of Lindesay's personal experiences of the Wall
San Francisco and the Bay Area by Barry Parr( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Japanese garden by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zheng He : tracing the epic voyages of China's greatest explorer by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas by Deke Castleman( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan by Gil Reavill( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mekong : a journey on the mother of waters by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York from above by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco Polo : a photographer's journey by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita recreates Marco Polo's fabled journey, documenting his own adventures in 500 photographs. Beginning at Venice's Grand Canal, he travels through Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and along the legendary Silk Road to China, returning via coastal Sumatra, Sri Lanka, and India. This trimmer edition of the 2002 bestseller retains the historical introduction and fascinating Polo-era maps and artwork.--From publisher description
Marco Polo : eine wundersame Reise by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immer wieder sieht sich der auf Asien spezialisierte Fotojournalist Yamashita mit dem Namen und dem Werk Marco Polos bkonfrontiert, einschließlich den Zweifeln an der Echtheit von dessen berühmter Reisebeschreibung "Il milione" (F. Wood: "Marco Polo kam nicht bis China", ID 18/97). Er fasst deshalb den Entschluss, sich selber ein Bild zu machen, und begibt sich mit seiner Kamera auf die Spuren des legendären Reisenden und folgt genau der von Polos Bericht vorgegebenen Route nach Persien, China und Indien. Seine Begegnungen mit den Menschen, Kulturen und Landschaften von heute haben ein großartiges Buch entstehen lassen, in dem er seine eindrucksvollen Fotos und Zitate aus Polos Reisebericht einander gegenüber stellt. Sein auf diese Weise geführter Vergleich bringt ihn zu der "Überzeugung, dass Polo, worüber er schrieb, tatsächlich selbst gesehen hatte". Ein toller, schwergewichtiger Bildband, der allerdings einen festeren Gewebeeinband mit Schutzumschlag verdient hätte. (2)
Japan : the soul of a nation by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient traditions, breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture of Japan continue to fascinate the world. In this beautiful volume, renowned National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita and long-time Japan resident, John Carroll, capture the rich variety that can only be found in ""The Land of the Rising Sun."" This celebration of Japan brings you exquisite images and never-before-seen insights that are an absolute joy to experience
Een leven lang reizen by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met het werk van de Amerikaanse reisfotograaf Michael Yamashita (1949-) die vooral veel in Azië gefotografeerd heeft
Die Drachenflotte des Admirals Zheng He : [ein Fotograf auf den Spuren des größten Seefahrers aller Zeiten] by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platenboek over de ontdekkingsreizen van de Chinese admiraal (1371-1435)
Marco Polo : een reis in foto's by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's van fotograaf Yamashita, die de tocht van Marco Polo (1254-1324) naar China en terug nareisde
United States Merchant Marine Academy by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York : luchtfoto's by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la route de Marco Polo : voyage de Venise à Pékin by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Chinesische Mauer : Geschichte und Gegenwart eines Weltwunders( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shangri-la : [along the tea road to Lhasa] by Michael S Yamashita( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Chamagudao, the Tea-Horse Road, winds through dizzying mountain passes, across famed rivers like the Mekong and the Yangtze and past monasteries and meadows in a circuitous route from Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in western China to the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. Actually a network of roads, trails and highways, rather than one distinct route, the Chamagudao once stretched for almost 2350 km - a conduit along which the historic trade between the mighty Chinese empire and the nomadic Tibetans linked remote villages and ethnic groups. The Chinese military needed strong horses for their wars against Mongol invaders from the north, and the fiercely religious Tibetans desired tea both for sacred rituals and sustenance. Once tea was introduced into Tibet around the 10th century, demand for it grew. Tea soon became a staple for Tibetans, especially when combined with their other staple, yak butter. But with Tibet's extreme temperatures and altitudes, tea cultivation on a large scale was impossible. This set the stage for the tea-horse trade, which, by the 11th century, flourished along the Chamagudao, continuing until the 1950s
 
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The Great Wall : from beginning to end
Alternative Names
Michael Yamashita American photographer

Michael Yamashita Amerikaans fotograaf

Shanxia, Maike

Yamashita, Michael.

Yamashita, Michael ca. 20. Jh.

Yamashita, Michael (Michael S.)

야마시타, 마이클 1949-

ヤマシタ, マイケル

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San Francisco and the Bay AreaIn the Japanese gardenZheng He : tracing the epic voyages of China's greatest explorerLas VegasManhattanNew YorkNew York from aboveMarco Polo : a photographer's journey