Riddles of the Gobi DesertRiddles of the Gobi Desert

RIDDLES OF THE GOBI DESERT VAST INTRODUCTION AST , immeasurable , inmost Asia stretched west- ward in front of us when , in the summer of 1927 , we started on the expedition through the Gobi Desert , the home of howling storms and ...

Author: Sven Hedin

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120616146


Page: 438

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Translated From The Swedish By Elizabeth Sprigge And Claude Napier

Life in the Gobi DesertLife in the Gobi Desert

What Is the Gobi Desert? The country of Mongolia is in the center of Asia, between Russia and China. The Gobi Desert is located in the southern part of Mongolia and the far northern part of China. The Gobi is the largest desert in Asia ...

Author: Ginjer L. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524784928


Page: 48

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Discover the desert in this fact-packed leveled reader! Welcome to the Gobi Desert, where you can find camels, scorpions, and even snow leopards! Explore this huge habitat and meet the many creatures that call it home. But keep an eye out for the ones that are no longer alive, too--the Gobi may have more dinosaur fossils than any other place on Earth! Learn more about this amazing place as well as how you can help protect and preserve it for future generations.

What s Up in the Gobi DesertWhat s Up in the Gobi Desert

o o - o o - wo o - - - Deserts Cover about 5 percent of the Earth's surface. A desert is an area that receives less than ten inches of rain per year. The Gobi gets only about two inches of rain in the west and eight inches of rain in ...

Author: Ginjer L. Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451534231


Page: 144

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Explore the Gobi Desert with the second book in this nonfiction geography series, packed with full-color photographs and a fold-out map! Gobi means "waterless place" - the perfect name for a desert! The Gobi covers parts of northern China and southern Mongolia. But contrary to the typical desert image, only 5% of the Gobi has sand dunes! It is also very cold, with an average temperature of only 37 degrees Fahrenheit for the entire year. Explore the expanse of the Gobi Desert with this fascinating addition to the What's Up series, and discover the wild plants, animals, and people that call this habitat home.

Encyclopedia of DesertsEncyclopedia of Deserts

DESERTS OF from 1,900 to 2,500 meters, and grassy steppes supporting Picea, Pinus, and Juniperus are found from 2,500 to 3,000 meters. Gobi Desert The term "gobi" in the Mongolian and Manchu languages is defined as vast, flat areas of ...

Author: Michael A. Mares

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131467


Page: 708

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Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world’s arid and semiarid regions. The Encyclopedia opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed. More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world’s arid land.

Walking Home From MongoliaWalking Home From Mongolia

Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China.

Author: Rob Lilwall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444745290


Page: 304

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Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China. Along the way he and his cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China's longest road tunnel, explore desolate stretches of the Great Wall and endure interrogation by the Chinese police. As they walk on through the heart of China, the exuberant hospitality of cave dwellers, coal miners and desert nomads keeps them going, despite sub-zero blizzards and the treacherous terrain. Rob writes with humour and honesty about the hardships of the walk, reflecting on the nature of pilgrimage and the uncertainties of an adventuring career. He also gives a unique insight into life on the road amid the epic landscapes and rapidly industrialising cities of backwater China.

Out of the GobiOut of the Gobi

Foreword by Janet Yellen Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese ...

Author: Weijian Shan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781394172580


Page: 517

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Foreword by Janet Yellen Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America. Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds. Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao's policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China's history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan's improbable journey, from the Gobi to the "People's Republic of Berkeley" and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story – told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail. This powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans' view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream. Says former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: "Shan's life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance. It is not only Shan's personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries."

Desert BiologyDesert Biology

I. EAST CENTRAL ASIA—GOBI The Gobi Desert is one of the most publicized deserts of the world, partly because of its harsh climate, its remoteness, and its historic isolation which give it an aura of mystery. Only recently, since World ...

Author: G. W. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483216638


Page: 620

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Desert Biology: Special Topics on the Physical and Biological Aspects of Arid Regions, Volume II records the conditions and life in the arid regions of the world. This book discusses the hydrogeology of arid regions, desert soil surfaces and classes, and physical and vegetational aspects of the Sahara Desert. The Piman Indians of the Sonoran Desert, approach to the water relations of desert plants, desert arthropods, and aquatic environments of deserts are also considered. Other topics include the artificial changes in the hydrogeology of deserts, soils of individual world deserts, rainfall and water supply of desert plants, and ecological plant types in arid regions. The hydrature in true xerophytes, chloride accumulation in halophytes, and biological response to desert water conditions are likewise covered in this publication. This volume is recommended for researchers and specialists interested in the hot, dry regions of the planet.

Energy from the DesertEnergy from the Desert

CHAPTER EIGHT Case studies on the Gobi Desert from a life-cycle viewpoint As shown in Chapter 7, the introduction ofVLS-PV systems in desert areas seems to be attractive from an economic point of view when the module price drops to less ...

Author: Kosuke Kurokawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134276660


Page: 236

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The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. This Energy from the Desert volume examines and evaluates the potential of very large scale photovoltaic power generation (VLS-PV) systems. Following from the success of the first book on the subject, the authors present practical case studies of both virtual and real projects based on selected regions (including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Gobi Desert and Western Australia) and their specific socio-economic dynamics, and argue that VLS-PV systems in desert areas will be readily available in the near future. As the essential companion to the previous International Energy Agency (IEA) volume it reiterates and develops key concepts introduced by the original study and provides firm practical recommendations to achieve long-term targets for policy-makers and investors.