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The Wandering Lake : Into the Heart of Asia: Hedin, Sven/ Hare, John (FRW): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
The Wandering Lake : Into the Heart of Asia
The Wandering Lake : Into the Heart of Asia
出版日期 : 2010/02
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848850224

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语言 : English
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Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A19242000
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Translation
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Table of Contents
        List of Illustrations                      vii
        List of Sketches and Maps                  ix
Foreword                                           xi
          John Hare
    The Start for Lop-nor                          1  (11)
    Our First Day on the River                     12 (10)
    The Whole Expedition at Sai-cheke              22 (9)
    The Last Day on the Konche-daria               31 (10)
    The First Days on the Kum-daria                41 (15)
    Towards the Mysterious Desert                  56 (14)
    To an Unknown Princess's Grave                 70 (14)
    In the Mazes of the Delta                      84 (15)
    The Journey to Lop-nor                         99 (24)
    Our Last Days by Lop-nor and Lou-lan           123(14)
    Back to the Base Camp                          137(12)
    Wild Life on the Kum-daria                     149(5)
    Bergman's Desert Journey                       154(5)
    Chen's Work on the Kum-daria                   159(6)
    To Tun-hwang and the Grottoes of the           165(15)
    Thousand buddhas
    To the Mountain Maze of the Pei-shan           180(14)
    The Sand Dunes of the Ghashun-gobi             194(10)
    Through the Wild Camels' Homeland              204(13)
    To the End of the Road                         217(14)
    The Wandering Lake                             231(24)
    The Last Pulse-beat                            255(28)
Index                                              283

The lake of Lop-nor, the 'heart of the heart of Asia', is one of the world's strangest phenomena. Situated in the wild Chinese province of Xinjiang, Lop-nor - 'the wandering lake'- has for millennia been in a perpetual state of flux, drifting north to south, often tens of kilometres in as many years. It was once the lifeblood of the great Silk Road kingdom of Lou-lan, which flourished in this otherwise barren region 2,000 years ago and its peculiar movements confused even Ptolemy, who marked the lake twice on his map of Asia. Following 'the pulse-beats of Lop-nor as a doctor examines a patient's heart', Sven Hedin became captivated by its peripatetic movements and for forty years his destiny was inextricably linked with that of this mysterious lake and the region surrounding it. His last journey to Lop-nor was in 1934, just days after he was released as a prisoner of General Ma Chung-yin (the rebel leader of Xinjiang). Travelling the length of the Konche-daria and Kum-daria rivers by canoe, Hedin embarked on his last Central Asian expedition and proved what he had always suspected - that Lop-nor did indeed shift position - and why.When he camped on its vast banks at night, Lop-nor was deep and full. Today, this once great lake - a mighty reservoir in the desert - is nothing but windblown sand and salty marsh. The third in Sven Hedin's "Central Asia" trilogy, "The Wandering Lake" is arguably his most famous work. It is, typically, a gripping story of adventure and discovery but it is also a rare account of a now-vanished world; a masterpiece by one of history's last great explorers.