The Inmost Shrine A Photographic Odyssey of China by John Thomson 2009

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Description

 the Scottish explorer John Thomson who took his bulky camera equipment into China in the late 1860s, was traversing uncharted territory. Few Chinese had ever encountered either a Westerner or a camera and were suspicious of both: cameras stole the soul.

And yet Thomson was able to photograph a China unseen by the rest of the world before then, and one that even modern, well-traveled explorers cannot easily penetrate. For all that today’s digital cameras bring to the moment, Thomson’s soul-rattling machine captured a part of history that who might otherwise have been lost. 

The Inmost Shrine is an excellent addition to your vintage history of China collection or home library.

Condition

The book The Inmost Shrine is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. 

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The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear as is typical for vintage pieces. 

Book dimensions:14x11x1

Collections: Vintage History Books


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When your shopping for a new novel, most readers don't imagine that you can do it in a eco-friendly way. In every area of your life you can live a sustainable lifestyle even while shopping for new to you vintage books!   Sustainable living is accomplished by making choices that reduce our environmental impact by making fundamental changes to counteract climate change and decrease ecological destruction.
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Approximately 640,000 tons of books are deposited in the landfill annually at an average weight of 4 pounds each. This averages out to about 320 million books discarded each year that are not recycled. Wow!

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