By Susan Jeffers

The Earth doesn't belong to us. We belong to the Earth. the good American Indian leader Seattle spoke those phrases over 100 years in the past. His remarkably suitable message of recognize for the Earth and each creature on it has continued the try of time and is imbued with ardour born of affection of the land and the surroundings. Illustrated by means of award-winning artist Susan Jeffers, the stirring pen-and-color drawings carry a wide range of local american citizens to lifestyles whereas shooting the elegance of nature and the land. childrens and oldsters alike will benefit from the undying, poignant message offered during this fantastically illustrated photo book.

"Together, Seattle's phrases and Jeffers's pictures create a robust message; this considerate publication merits to be meditated and adored through all." (Publishers Weekly )

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The population of Beijing, the capital city, is 14 million. Shanghai business center 28 At least 50 cities in China have populations of one million or more. As more people move to the cities, the cities grow upward and outward. In some cities, too many people have moved in too quickly, and there are not enough homes and jobs for everyone. Chongqing More than 30 million people live in the city of Chongqing [chong-ching], and the surrounding area. This very large city is in central China. 29 Rush hour in Beijing Ting-a-ling!

China was once closed off from the rest of the world. Now, it is a proud nation taking its place on the global stage. Goodbye zàijiàn [zi-jyen] 47 Glossary Ancestors Family members of past generations. Ancient Very old, having existed for many hundreds or thousands of years. Bamboo A type of woody grass that grows in tropical places. Calligraphy The art of elegant handwriting. In China, calligraphy involves writing characters. Characters Symbols that represent words, as used in Chinese writing.

To mark the occasion, they have built high-tech sports arenas, new parks, and better public transportation systems. An effort has also been made to reduce pollution in the capital and other cities through the Green Olympics program. China’s Olympic Stadium is nicknamed the Bird’s Nest. 46 Introduction of the five official 2008 Olympic mascots, whose combined names mean “Welcome to Beijing” The theme for the Beijing Olympics is “one world, one dream,” a sign of how far the country has come. China was once closed off from the rest of the world.

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