Hsiu-Huei Wang's Taiwan: Art and Civilisation (Temporis Collection) PDF

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By Hsiu-Huei Wang

ISBN-10: 1859951384

ISBN-13: 9781859951385

Taiwan's particular scenario in Asia is the resource of its thorn earlier. positioned within the South East of China, Taiwan used to be on the crossroads of many maritime routes and squeezed among its pals, China and Japan. Aftercenturies of international career, Taiwan has a special heritage. Taiwan, artwork and Civilization sheds mild on Taiwan's appealing surroundings in addition to its colourful historical past within the kind of a real initiatory journey. via tremendous illustrations, Taiwan unearths its mystery good looks, its fauna andflora intertwined with its particular structure. domestic of the normal and the trendy, the beautiful island is additionally the house of a really dynamic inventive scene. One therefore absolutely grasps why the Portuguese named her Ilha Formosa, appealing island.

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50 Next page: The oak forest zone (1 500 to 2 500 meters) has a temperate climate. 51 Nuphar shimadai, an aquatic plant endemic to Taiwan, is found in ponds and lakes in lowland and low-elevation areas. 52 The rare water plant Brasenia schreberi is found only in a few mountain lakes in eastern Taiwan. Moltrecht’s Green Tree Frog is 4-5 cm in length. This endemic tree frog is a Class 2 protected species; it is found in mid-low elevation mountain areas. Acorus gramineus macrospadiceus, a variety endemic to Taiwan, grows between riverside rocks in mid-low elevation mountain areas.

In this land of miracles formed by compressed space, the people of Taiwan can experience drastically different environments within very short stretches. Starting from the coast and hiking up the mountains, passionate hikers, following the vertically occurring ecological distribution, experience a drastically changing environment like few other places on earth. All within a day, they can take in the sights of tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-temperate, sub-frigid, and frigid-zones, and witness the wonderful species offered by this diverse ecosystem.

46 47 Taiwan Art and Civilisation The towering Syueshan Range is not far from the Taipei basin. 48 Nature A snowy scene in the Syueshan Range. This range once even had glaciers. 49 Taiwan Art and Civilisation The high mountain forest community (above 3 600 meters) is adapted to a subarctic climate. Next page: Jialuo Lake in Tatung Township, Ilan County (2 250 meters). 50 Next page: The oak forest zone (1 500 to 2 500 meters) has a temperate climate. 51 Nuphar shimadai, an aquatic plant endemic to Taiwan, is found in ponds and lakes in lowland and low-elevation areas.

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