Download Across Mongolian Plains - A Naturalist's Account Of China's by Roy Chapman Andrews PDF

By Roy Chapman Andrews

Throughout Mongolian Plains - A Naturalist's Account of China's 'Great Northwest' is gifted the following in a top quality paperback version. This renowned vintage paintings through Roy Chapman Andrews is within the English language, and will now not contain pictures or pictures from the unique version. if you happen to benefit from the works of Roy Chapman Andrews then we hugely suggest this book on your ebook assortment.

Show description

Read or Download Across Mongolian Plains - A Naturalist's Account Of China's 'Great Northwest' PDF

Best classics books

Manchu Grammar

A entire grammar of Manchu, the legit language in China through the Qing dynasty. It deals entry to over 250 years of chinese language historical past instantly previous the Republic. Taking additionally into consideration the scholarship at the topic from either China and Russia, the quantity covers the Manchu writing approach, morphology and phrenology.

Venusberg

Written from a vantage element either excessive and intentionally slim, the early novels of the overdue British grasp Anthony Powell however deal within the common subject matters that will turn into a considerable a part of his oeuvre: satisfaction, greed, and the unusual drivers of human habit. extra explorations of relationships and self-esteem than plot-driven narratives, Powell’s early works display the stirrings of the unequaled sort, ear for discussion, and eye for irony that might achieve their caustic height in his epic, A Dance to the track of Time.

Die Liebe in den Zeiten der Cholera

Die schönste Liebesgeschichte der Welt: fifty one Jahre, nine Monate und four Tage wartet Florentino Ariza auf Fermina Daza. Schon als Achtzehnjährigerhat er sich unsterblich in sie verliebt, in ihren stolzen Gang und den schweren Zopf auf ihrem Rücken. In poetischen Briefen hat er um sie geworben, für kurze Zeit ihre Aufmerksamkeit gewonnen, und sie dann doch an Doktor Juvenal Urbino verloren.

Additional resources for Across Mongolian Plains - A Naturalist's Account Of China's 'Great Northwest'

Sample text

On the road beside me a train of laden mules and bullock-carts rested for a moment--the drivers half asleep. Over all the plain there lay the peace of a perfect autumn evening. Suddenly, from behind a little rise, I heard the whir of a motor engine and the raucous voice of a Klaxon horn. Before I realized what it meant, I was in the midst of a mass of plunging, snorting animals, shouting carters, and kicking mules. In a moment the caravan scattered wildly across the plain and the road was clear save for the author of the turmoil--a black automobile.

The front of operations had moved in a single night almost two thousand miles away to the Omsk district, and it was certain that Mongolia would be left in peace. Mr. Price's work also was done, for the telegraph from Urga to Irkutsk was again in operation and thus communication was established with Peking. The morning after my arrival Mr. Guptil and I rode out to see the town. Never have I visited such a city of contrasts, or one to which I was so eager to return. As we did come back, I shall tell, in a future chapter, of what we found there.

We stopped for water at a well a few hundred yards away, and in five minutes the cars were surrounded by a picturesque group of lamas who streamed across the plain on foot and on horseback, their yellow and red robes flaming in the sun. They were amiable enough--in fact, too friendly--and their curiosity was hardly welcome, for we found one of them testing his knife on the tires and another about to punch a hole in one of the gasoline cans; he hoped it held something to drink that was better than water.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 38 votes