Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780300076097
  • ISBN10: 0300076096

Gobi Tracking the Desert

by John Man

  • List Price: $32.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1999
used Add to Cart $1.57
You save: 95%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $73.48
Marketplace Item
Description: The Gobi desert in Mongolia has long been considered a wasteland of searing heat, polar cold, and brutal sandstorms. For seventy years, it was all but barred to outsiders by Mongolia's position as a Soviet-dominated buffer state between Russia and China. The collapse of communism gave John Man a long-awaited chance to travel through the Gobi. Retracing the steps of early explorers, living with herdsmen, and drawing on the most recent scientific work, he has now created the first accessible portrait of this little-known wilderness.

Man describes the Gobi's national parks (one of which is the second largest in the world), its snowcapped mountains, sandstone canyons, towering dunes, and "singing sands." He tells us about its ephemeral snow leopards, its desert bears (only some of which survive), and the world's only species of wild horse. He relates exciting stories of earlier expeditions, many of them American-led. In the 1920s, American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first known dinosaur eggs in the legendary Flaming Cliffs. And in the 1990s Michael Novacek, of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, led teams that discovered a treasure-trove of dinosaur fossils far exceeding Andrews' finds. In concluding chapters Man captures the ancient land of the Gobi on the brink of change, as research intensifies, the population increases, the herdsmen become owners of motorbikes -- and the pressure on wildlife grows.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
DA Book Mine
Location: Imperial, MO
Good
Shipping Icon
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and
[...]
$1.57
Better World Books West
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
$2.22
HPB-Sapphire
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$4.50
AwesomeBooksUSA
Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Very Good
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
[...]
$7.67
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$8.47
Lot O'Books VA
Location: Norfolk, VA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
***VERY GOOD CONDITION***CLEAN PAGES***EX-LIBRARY stamps stickers/marked out
[...]
$11.26
Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Very Good
$13.56
One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$22.11
Tony Ryan - Bookseller
Location: Oakland, CA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Book Currently in print for $30.00. NO marks or underlining. This item is IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.
$22.50
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$73.48
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).