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*This Website   *The eBook

Living in and reading about China

Feet on soil chapters.    Nose in books chapters.

A dual duality: webbook - ebook, plus two types of chapter, alternating.

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The complete ebook is available -- Click here -- for less than

the price of a plate of General Tso's Chicken

while this website, which contains portions of the ebook, grows periodically (slowly) through sequential postings.

A paperback * is also available.   Image.  Another.

See Additional postings/Notifications for further details about the website.

If the postings here are not sufficient to whet your China appetite, see the
Extended Table of Contents in the Addendum

for a summary of what the entire book contains.

ebook note for beginners:
Download a free app for your Android, iOS, Mac, PC, or other web device. This will enable you to read any Kindle ebook on literally any device. No need to transfer or convert files. Everything is automatically reconfigured to the size of your screen, something this website also does, as you see if you are viewing on your mobile phone or tablet.
Here is the link to these apps: Free. Further guidance: Guide.

* To minimize cost, imagepages in paperback are not in color. However, all of these are available in color on this website.

Not your usual website, is this?

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Table of Contents

* includes author profile
** includes link to books by author's friends

Representative page -- Feet on Ground


Representative page -- Nose in Books


One last thing:
Hardy has just published a new book, this one about birds,

30birds framed tiny

30 Birds

The Pursuit, The Bird, The Place -- for 30 different birds in North America.

Just as with the book here, there's a companion website for the book: