The Great Plateau: Being an Account of Exploration in Central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905

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E. Arnold, 1905 - 324 páginas
 

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Página 249 - We struck the channel a mile below the outlet, a small stream only partly frozen over ; this we followed up, and found that it did not flow from the lake, but from a hot spring, at which we found and shot some mallard. "We then followed up the dry nullah to the lake, and proved that Strachey was, as was to be expected, quite correct. No water was flowing at this time of...
Página 249 - ... proved that Strachey was, as was to be expected, quite correct. No water was flowing at this time of year, but the local Tibetans all agreed that for some months in each year there was a flow during the rainy season and the melting of the snows, ie about from June to September. As a rise of about 2 feet in the level of the lake would cause water to flow down the channel, this appears quite worthy of belief.
Página 248 - to a large stream 100 feet wide and 3 feet deep, running rapidly " from east to west through a well-defined channel : this was the outlet of Manasaro
Página 249 - Skirting the lake, we rode across the low hills, which close in on the western side, to look for the outlet, which Moorcroft had not been able to find, which Strachey had found, and which Mr. Savage Landor had claimed to have proved did not exist. We struck the channel a mile below the outlet, a small stream only partly frozen over ; this we followed up, and found that it did not flow from the lake, but from a hot spring, at which we found and shot some mallard. "We then followed up the dry nullah...
Página 66 - Tess had accomplished this feat she found herself to be standing on a carpeted level, which stretched to the east and west as far as the eye could reach.
Página 295 - Leh from Lhasa, whilst at many other places the people merely said that they did not know where the stones came from, that they had had theirs for years, and that none were to be found in their district or anywhere near. Despite these unsatisfactory answers, the consensus of opinion leads one to believe that they exist in the greatest numbers in the country situated between Lhasa and the western border of China.
Página 312 - The swallow lays from four to six white eggs, dotted with red specks; and brings out her first brood about the last week in June, or the first week in July. The progressive method by which the young...
Página 249 - Rakastal and Mansarowar lakes is continuous, and no communication between the two lakes exists. With the exception of a small depression about half-way across, the ridge has an average height of 1000 feet all along, a fact which ought in itself to dispose of the theory that the two lakes are one.
Página 184 - The turquoises appear to be all picked stones, arranged in patterns, and in such profusion as to cover every available spot, including the polished concrete of the floor. Along the ridges at the side of the tomb stand exquisite old china vases and ancient cloissonne...

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