Across Mongolian Plains: A Naturalist's Account of China's Great Northwest (Classic Reprint)

Across Mongolian Plains: A Naturalist's Account of China's Great Northwest (Classic Reprint)

by Roy Chapman Andrews
     
 

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During 1916-1917 the First Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History carried on zoological explorations along the frontiers of Tibet and Burma in the little known province of Yün-nan, China. The narrative of that ex edition has already been given to

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Excerpt from Across Mongolian Plains: A Naturalist's Account of China's Great Northwest

During 1916-1917 the First Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History carried on zoological explorations along the frontiers of Tibet and Burma in the little known province of Yün-nan, China. The narrative of that ex edition has already been given to the public in the first book of this series "Camps and Trails in China." It was always the intention of the American Museum to continue the Asiatic investigations, and my presence in China on other work in 1918 gave the desired opportunity at the conclusion of the war.

Having made extensive collections along the southeastern edge of the great central Asian plateau, it was especially desirable to obtain a representation of the fauna from the northeastern part in preparation for the great expedition which, I am glad to say, is now in course of preparation, and which will conduct work in various other branches of science. Consequently, my wife and I spent one of the most delightful years of our lives in Mongolia and North China on the Second Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History.

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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ISBN-13:
9781332430529
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/08/2015
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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