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The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal Hardcover – 10 Sep 2010

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (10 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846683688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846683688
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 951,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fascinating story of an extraordinary animal (Desmond Morris 2010-07-26)

Henry Nicholls expertly charts the panda's decades of fame and binds together many intriguing facets of 150 years of Sino-Western interaction (Daily Mail 2010-09-17)

Thoroughly readable ... sheds valuable light on a mysterious and often misunderstood creature (BBC Wildlife)

Insightful and meticulously researched ... provides fascinating insights into the panda's rise to its current popularity ... [Nicholls] has the skill, rare among scientists, of explaining science in a clear and appealing manner. His writing is easygoing yet informative, and will be accessible to any reader with an interest in nature (Fintan Enright Irish Examiner 2010-09-25)

An engaging popular science narrative ... absorbing and illuminating (Morning Star)

The story is indeed fascinating, and Nicholls tells it with tremendous verve ... this is narrative nonfiction at its best (Ian Critchley Sunday Times 2010-10-10)

Splendid (Kate Kellaway Observer)

A fascinating story (History Today)

Curious but engaging (Times Literary Supplement)

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The extraordinary impact of the panda - from obscurity to fame - a story of China's transition from shy beginnings to centre stage

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Anne Belov Fine Art
5.0 out of 5 starsBring on the Pandas!
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James Xue
3.0 out of 5 starsInteresting stories, but way from 'Way of' anything
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Nicholas Opielski
4.0 out of 5 starsThe panda is china
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4.0 out of 5 starsPart history, part conservation, surprisingly optimistic about the panda's future.
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5.0 out of 5 starsA Winsome Read
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