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The Gobi desert

Author: Mildred Cable; Francesca French
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company, 1944.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mildred Cable and Francesca French wrote this remarkable travel book about their experiences of many years (1923-1936) in the Gobi Desert. They were the first English women to cross the Gobi Desert after twenty years of working as missionaries in the Shansi province of China. This is the kind of travel book which is the result of 13 years of continous travel and thorough knowledge of the region. They describe the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel literature
Travel writing
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cable, Mildred.
Gobi desert.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1944
(OCoLC)584019713
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mildred Cable; Francesca French
OCLC Number: 411792
Notes: "First [American] printing."
Description: 303 pages, [50] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, folded map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
On the threshold of the desert --
The lure of the Gobi --
Where men and deserts meet --
The place called desert --
The people of the Wayside --
The king of the Gobi --
The intercourse of the Gobi --
The great Turfan depression --
Revolt in the Gobi --
Highways and by-ways --
Within the Great Wall --
In the Chapel of Meditation --
Epilogue --
Key to Oasis names --
Author's note.
Responsibility: Mildred Cable with Francesca French.

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Mildred Cable and Francesca French wrote this remarkable travel book about their experiences of many years (1923-1936) in the Gobi Desert. They were the first English women to cross the Gobi Desert after twenty years of working as missionaries in the Shansi province of China. This is the kind of travel book which is the result of 13 years of continous travel and thorough knowledge of the region. They describe the Chinese inns, the monasteries, the archaeological sites, the abandoned cities and the life in the oasis towns. This book brings alive the Gobi Desert and shows how relevant it is still nowadays for those wanting to discover this fascinating part of the world. - Trotamundas Press.

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