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Geography & Nature
Written by: iMinds
Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
Length: 5 mins

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This survey of China's culture, history, and geography presents young listeners with diverse landscapes and a vibrant civilization, stretching from antiquity to modernity. Children are treated to a taste of China's vast and varied character as they follow the Silk Road from the sparse sands of the Gobi Desert to the dizzying skyscrapers of Hong Kong. Sprightly Australian actress Leah Vandenberg oversees the proceedings with fluidity and carefully paced diction, sure to capture the imaginations and intellects of young audiences.

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the history and geography of China with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds.

China is a fascinating country where mountains tower over vast plains, deserts collide with lush farmlands, and ancient cultures mix with modern cities.

So, if you went to China, where would you start? Well, you might want to pack a big bag because China is actually the 3rd largest country in the world! Most of western China is mountainous, including the Himalayan range. These mountains are the tallest on Earth. They are so big that they help control the world’s weather. Significantly for China, they also define its border which it shares with 15 countries. In the ancient days, Europeans tried to avoid the Himalayas while travelling on the famous Silk Road—a series of trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea to inner China. Many chose to go north instead and to pass through the Gobi Desert, the 5th biggest desert on Earth.

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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  • Ryan
  • 01-03-10

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This short introduction to China covers a very little bit of geography, some info about the language and a little history. This might have been all the real info I had about China before going there. I was completely ill-equipped. You will be too if you think this audiobook's info will get you anywhere.

I love Audible but I wish programs like this had big warning labels over them, "Written for your third-grader!" Yes, it's cheap. You get what you pay for. To get the geographical info and lots more context check out "China Road" and "Lost on Planet China" on Audible. Pray that Peter Hessler's books get read aloud soon too!

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