Across Mongolian Plains

A Naturalist's Account of China's 'Great Northwest'

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,141 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Category: DS
Downloads: 3,450
Added to site: 2009.06.04
mnybks.net#: 24352
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature

The present book is the narrative of our work and travels. As in "Camps and Trails" I have written it entirely from the sportsman's standpoint and have purposely avoided scientific details which would prove uninteresting or wearisome to the general public. Full reports of the expedition's results will appear in due course in the Museum's scientific publications and to them I would refer those readers who wish further details of the Mongolian fauna.

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Empress Dowager and Ch'ien Lung--The "hinterland"--An area of desolation--Our camp in the forest--Reeves's pheasant--The most beautiful Chinese deer--"Blood horns" as medicine--Goral--Animals and birds of the Tung Ling--A new method of catching trout--A forest fire--Native stupidity--Wanton destruction--China's great opportunity

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ILLUSTRATIONS

A Nomad of the Mongolian Plains (Frontispiece)

Roy Chapman Andrews on "Kublai Khan"

Yvette Borup Andrews, Photographer of the Expedition

At the End of the Long Trail from Outer Mongolia

Women of Southern Mongolia

The Middle Ages and the Twentieth Century

A Mongolian Antelope Killed from Our Motor Car

Watering Camels at a Well in the Gobi Desert

The Water Carrier for a Caravan

A Thirty-five Pound Bustard

Young Mongolia

Mongol Horsemen on the Streets of Urga

The Prison at Urga

A Criminal in a Coffin with Hands Manacled

The Great Temple at U

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