Trails to Inmost Asia: Five Years of Exploration with the Roerich Central Asian Expedition

George N. Roerich with a Preface By Louis Marin

Verlag: Book Faith India, 1996
ISBN 10: 8173030324 / ISBN 13: 9788173030321
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Inner Asia, with its towering mountain ranges and seemingly unending deserts and steppes, has always been an endless lure to the explorer and traveller. This work compiles invaluable records and a mine of information collected by the remarkable expedition conducted for five years through the various countries of Central Asia. It opens for the scientific world new knowledge of the history and contemporary life of that region of the Roof of the world which is of deep interest geographically and sociologically. "From Tibet, Roerich brings back a scientific picture of the life and civilizations of the high plateau. The exclusive feature of Roerich's study is the strong arguments in justification of the theory concerning ancient civilization of the nomads whose territory extended from the Gobi desert and the border of Korea to the lower Danube and the Carpathian mountains. On the uplands of Tibet and in the country of the trans-Himalayas, the expedition carefully studied and photographed many hitherto unknown monuments. "Following in the footsteps of his famous mystic father, Nicholas, George Roerich has faithfully recorded his visits to the Buddhist monasteries which constitute an inestimable treasure for the study of the region. The pictorial record of land and peoples of the inner Asia and an extensive collection of ethnographical and linguistic material represents a fascinating contribution of the first order in the understanding of these lost civilizations. Printed Pages: 524 with maps, figures and plates. Size: 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016127

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Titel: Trails to Inmost Asia: Five Years of ...
Verlag: Book Faith India
Erscheinungsdatum: 1996
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Buchbeschreibung New Haven 1931, Yale. Green cloth, very good, 151p., foldoutmap, 504p., index, ex-library copy, spine call number "x'd"out, other markings, as is, contents clean, page 20-31 issupplied in facsimile [3 photos], balance clean. S C A R C EAn important primary source covering the author's journey tothe Tibetan mountains & wilds. Surveying the grandest mount-ain systems of the world, journey through the waterless des-erts, upland plains, to study the vestiges of a past culturethat once linked ancient China with the countries of the Me-diterranean basin. The chief object of the expedition was tocreate a pictorial record of lands and peoples of inner Asiaand the second was to survey the possibilities for new arch-aeological explorations. Thirdly was to secure an extensivecollection of ethnographic & linguistic material illustrat-ing the cultures of the region. The treck began in Kashmir,to Ladak, Leh to Khotan, Karakorum Route, Kashgar, Northernhighway to Urumchi, Jungaria, in to Mongolia. On to Urga,YumBeise Kuren, across the Southwestern Gobi, Ja Lama, amongthe Tsaidam Mongols, across Tsaidam, great Tibetan Upland,the Gate of Tibet, Kho-pas, Nag-chu-ka, Great Lakes &c.Book description text protected by Copyright. Artikel-Nr. 88104902

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