Across Mongolian Plains, A Naturalist’s Account of China’s “Great Northwest”

Across Mongolian Plains, A Naturalist’s Account of China’s “Great Northwest”

by Roy Chapman Andrews
     
 

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CONTENTS (abridged list)
PREFACE
Early conquests of the Mongols — Why their power was lost — Independence of Outer Mongolia — China’s opportunity to obtain her former power in Mongolia — General Hsu Shu-tseng — Memorial to President of China…  See more details below

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents

CONTENTS (abridged list)
PREFACE
Early conquests of the Mongols — Why their power was lost — Independence of Outer Mongolia — China’s opportunity to obtain her former power in Mongolia — General Hsu Shu-tseng — Memorial to President of China — Cancellation of Outer Mongolia’s autonomy
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I
ENTERING THE LAND OF MYSTERY
Arrival in Kalgan — The Hutukhtu’s motor car — Start for the great plateau — Camel caravans — The pass — A motor car on the Mongolian plains — Start from Hei-ma-hou — Chinese cultivation — The Mongol not a farmer — The grass-lands of Inner Mongolia — The first Mongol village — Construction of a yurt — Bird life — The telegraph line
CHAPTER II
SPEED MARVELS OF THE GOBI DESERT
Wells in the desert — Panj-kiang — A lama monastery — A great herd of antelope — A wild chase — Long range shooting — Amazing speed — An exhibition of high-class running — Difficulties in traveling — Description of the northern Mongols — Love of sport — Ude — Bustards — Great monastery at Turin — The rolling plains of Outer Mongolia — Urga during the World War
CHAPTER III
A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS
Return trip — The “agony box” — The first accident — My Czech and Cossack passengers — The “agony box” breaks a wheel — A dry camp — More motor trouble — Meeting with Langdon Warner — Our game of hide-and-seek in the Orient — An accident near Panj-kiang — We use mutton fat for oil — Arrival at Hei-ma-hou — A wet ride to Kalgan — Trouble at the gate
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CHAPTER XVII
WAPITI, ROEBUCK AND GORAL
Our camp in a new village — Game at our door — Concentration of animal life — Chinese roebuck — A splendid hunt — Goral — Difficult climbing — “Hide and seek” with a goral — The second wapiti — A happy ending to a cold day
CHAPTER XVIII
WILD PIGS — ANIMAL AND HUMAN
Shansi Province famous for wild boar — Flesh delicious — When to hunt — Where to go — Inns and coal gas — Kao-chia-chuang — A long shot — Our camp at Tziloa — Native hunters — A young pig — A hard chase — Pheasants — Another pig — Smith runs down a big sow — Chinese steal our game — A wounded boar
CHAPTER XIX
THE HUNTING PARK OF THE EASTERN TOMBS
A visit to Duke Tsai Tse — A “personality” — The Tung Ling — The road to the tombs — A country inn — The front view of the Tung Ling — The tombs of the 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

About the Author
ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF MAMMALS IN THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, AND LEADER OF THE MUSEUM’S SECOND ASIATIC EXPEDITION.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014717014
Publisher:
VolumesOfValue
Publication date:
06/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,114,489
File size:
176 KB

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