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  Gobi Desert
Several readings call the Gobi the "Sun Land" and indicate that sun worship dominated (2067-4; 2091-1.) In March 1935 Cayce referred to a city buried under the sands of the Gobi (873-1),and in 1936 he called this city the "City of Gold." He also stated that this city would probably be discovered in the future.
One characteristic of the Gobi civilization was the implementation of a social structure apparently much like the Mississippian Era mound builders had (2067-4; 1505-1).
A group from the Gobi was identified as having DNA bearing the "X" Haplotype in 2001.
www.edgarcayce.org /am/gobidesert.html   (1120 words)

  Gobi - MSN Encarta
The largest desert in Asia, it is also known as Shamo, the Chinese word for “sand desert.” The Gobi, which is about 1,600 km (about 1,000 mi) in extent from east to west and about 1,000 km (about 600 mi) from north to south, has a total area of 1,300,000 sq km (500,000 sq mi).
The borders of the Gobi to the north and northwest are fertile, and grassy steppes or prairies lie at the southeastern edge of the desert area.
The first Europeans to traverse the Gobi were Venetian traveler Marco Polo and his father and uncle, who crossed the region about 1275.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570073/Gobi.html   (622 words)

  Gobi - LoveToKnow 1911
The desert of Gobi as a whole is only very imperfectly known, information being confined to the observations which individual travellers have made from their respective itineraries across the desert.
Geographically the Gobi (a Mongol word meaning " desert ") is the deeper part of the gigantic depression which fills the interior of the lower terrace of the vast Mongolian plateau, and measures over 1000 m.
In these central parts of the Gobi, as indeed in all other parts except the desert of Lop and Ordos, the prevailing winds blow from the W. and N.W. These winds are warm in summer, and it is they which in the desert of Hami bring the fierce sandstorms or burans.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Gobi   (3835 words)

  Gobi Desert - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southwest.
It is bounded by the Mongolian-Manchurian grassland to the north, the Yellow River Plain to the southeast, and the Alashan Plateau semi-desert to the southeast and east.
It consists of the desert basins and low mountains lying between the Gobi Altai range on the north, the Helan Mountains to the southeast, and the Qilian Mountains and northeastern portion of the Tibetan Plateau on the southwest.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Gobi   (3111 words)

 Gobi Desert Summary
The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altay Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southeast.
It consists of the desert basins and low mountains lying between the Gobi Altay range on the north, the Helan Mountains to the southeast, and the Qilian Mountains and northeastern portion of the Tibetan Plateau on the southwest.
The Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe ecoregion lies north of Alashan Plateau semi-desert, between the Gobi Altay range to the south and the Khangay mountains to the north.
www.bookrags.com /Gobi_Desert   (3735 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Gobi Desert
Gobi (戈壁 pinyin ge1 bi4) is a desert in China north of the Himalayas.
The Gobi is the source of some of the greatest fossil finds in history, including the first dinosaur eggs.
The area is vulnerable to trampling by livestock and off-road vehicles (human impacts are greater in the eastern Gobi Desert, where rainfall is heavier and may sustain livestock).
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/go/Gobi_Desert   (268 words)

 The Gobi desert - Amazing Mongolian Journeys   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Gobi stretches across vast areas of Mongolia representing a third of the total surface area of the country.
Contrary to that is generally thought, the Gobi is not a desert in the usual sense, that is, a sandy area completely devoid of vegetation.
However, the Gobi is differentiated between 33 types according to soil composition and color, the sandy dunes account for only 3% of the entire Gobi Desert.
www.narantours.mn /destgobi.htm   (1458 words)

 Gobi Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gobi Desert lies in the territory of the People's Republic of China and the State of Mongolia.
The Nemegt Basin in the northwestern part of the Gobi Desert (in Mongolia) is famous for its dinosaur fossil treasures.
It consists of the desert basins and low mountains lying between the Gobi Altay range on the north, the Helan Mountains to the southeast, and the Qilian Mountains and northeastern portion of the Tibetan Plateau on the southwest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gobi_Desert   (3411 words)

 GOBI Racks
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GOBI offers the never before seen, impossible to find accessories of the highest quality for those owners who demand excellence.
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 The Gobi Desert Story
The Gobi is often imagined to be place of unbearable heat and lifeless sand dunes, similar to the inhospitable and uninhabitable Sahara desert.
To put it another way, the Mongolian Gobi has the vast plains of Europe, the majestic peaks and mountain ranges of Asia, the sand dunes and sandy valleys of Africa, and thus could be called the land of the three continents.
The Gobi is situated in the southern part of the country and it covers the provinces of East Gobi, Middle Gobi, South Gobi, and Gobi Altai, all sharing the name of Gobi.
khubilai.tripod.com /gobi/id1.html   (813 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gobi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the northeast the Kuznetsk Alatau and the Salair Ridge adjoin the Altai...
The Dunes of the Badain Jaran: located in the heart of the otherwise sandless Gobi Desert, the Badain Jaran is home to the world's tallest sand dunes.
Counting camels, consulting stones: last year, explorer and conservationist John Hare travelled to the Mongolean Gobi desert to survey the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel, His survey, team made use of the latest in 21st-century technology...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Gobi   (952 words)

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This part of the Gobi Desert is a well -known tourist destination, covering an area of 63,845 square miles where the Eagle Valley, the Flaming Cliffs and wildlife are the major sights.
The Gobi base camp is on the foothills of the Eagle Valley.
This part of the Gobi Desert is famous for its ancient rock statues, fossils of huge dinosaurs and the magic hot springs of Shargaljuut.
lycos.com /info/gobi-desert.html   (360 words)

 Great Gobi Protected Areas
As one moves south, the climate becomes increasingly arid, and lowelevation, southern regions of the Southern Altai Gobi are characterized by a special zone of stone-covered super-arid desert where higher plants are largely absent except in dry washes and depressions.
Herds of khulan, the wild ancestor of the domestic ass, are common in the desert and desert steppe along Mongolia's southern border with China, particularly in the Dzungarian Gobi and areas east of the protected area.
The Gobi's wild ass population is the largest of four sub-populations of the Asiatic wild ass in the world, the others being in Turkmenistan and India.
library.thinkquest.org /C0114235/geography_PROTECTED_GOBI.htm   (992 words)

 Mercy Corps > Countries > Mongolia > Oasis in the Gobi Desert
Mongolia's southern region, the Gobi, is the country's least densely populated, and characterized by rugged, semi-desert terrain and a harsh, dry climate.
Registered as an NGO, Gobi Wave's status as financially and editorially independent of the state is remarkable given seven-decades of communist control and censorship.
The Gobi Initiative is a five-year rural economic development project funded by USAID and managed by Mercy Corps in partnership with Land O'Lakes and Pact.
www.mercycorps.org /countries/mongolia/45/?source=9600   (842 words)

 Mongliahunts.mn >> Hunting regions >> Gobi
The Gobi is often imagined to be a place of unbearable heat and lifeless sand dunes, similar to inhospitable Sahara desert.
The Gobi is the habitat of numerous animal species that include argali sheep, ibex, snow leopard, lynx, wild ass, gazelles, saiga, wild bactrian camel and Gobi bear, just to name a few.
The Gobi desert is warmer than the other parts of the country, therefore very hot dry weather is common during the mid summer.
www.mongoliahunts.mn /gobi.htm   (261 words)

 The Story of the Weeping Camel--National Geographic World Films--Photos, Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Gobi region is harsh—yet it supports wildlife and an enduring nomadic lifestyle.
Mountains rise in the west and north, eventually giving way to the pastoral rolling grasslands of the steppe, a vast, largely treeless tract that undulates across the eastern part of the country.
Gobi habitats include rugged semidesert grasslands and the arid Gobi Altay Mountains as well as the inhospitable realm of the desert proper.
www.nationalgeographic.com /weepingcamel/landofsteppeandsky.html   (696 words)

 Gobi. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Gobi, located on a plateau from 3,000 to 5,000 ft (910–1,520 m) high, consists of a series of shallow alkaline basins; the western portion of the desert is entirely sandy.
The Gobi’s grassy fringe supports a small population of nomadic Mongolian tribes engaged in sheepherding and goatherding.
The Gobi is crossed by a highway and by the Trans-Mongolian RR, which links Ulaanbaatar with Jining, China.
www.bartleby.com /65/go/Gobi.html   (297 words)

 Gobi Desert - Mongolia
This small oasis on the northern edge of the Gobi desert provides food and drinking water for herders and their livestock.
The saxaul "forest" in the background is characteristic of the Gobi.
Ekhiingol is a small, isolated oasis in the Southern Gobi, surrounded by barren desert.
www.bluepeak.net /mongolia/gobi.html   (262 words)

Feel free to give Gobi a try in the test area, or add your thoughts, ideas or comments to the brainstorming zone.
In the process I also moved the site to another server with a more up-to-date Helma (some dependencies are stopping me from updating helma.org Helma service).
There may be some rough edges, but we're getting closer to 1.0 Gobi release.
gobi.helma.org   (114 words)

 The Gobi Flag
This flag is a symbol of both a specific expedition -- to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in the 1920s -- and of all the expeditions the American Museum of Natural History has taken and continues to take.
The 1920s Gobi expedition, called the Central Asiatic Expedition, did not accomplish what it had originally set as its mission, to discover evidence of the origins of humankind.
The Gobi Flag thus stands not simply for the achievements of a single expedition, but for the quest for knowledge, insight, and understanding that is the impetus for all expeditions, and informs all of the Museum's activities, both in the public eye and behind the scenes.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Gobi_Flag/gobi.html   (385 words)

The Gobi bags made of a coloured shock-resistant artificial material is extremely robust, water-proof and it absorbs any shock without any consequences for your journey.
The "Gobi" really is a "top-loader" with solid metal locks and a handle made of metal.
As sidebag or topcase, the Gobi combines the advantages of aluminium-made bags and bags made of artificial material.
www.hepco-becker.de /_eng/gobi.html   (301 words)

 StartupJournal | Venture Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gobi's move was considered ultrarisky: It wasn't even clear that China would permit widespread Internet use, much less let people build businesses around it.
Gobi co-founder Thomas G. Tsao says the crush of competition has proved his company's strategy right -- but it also undermines the ability to profit from it.
When Gobi called Beijing Lingtu, the digital-mapping company (it makes maps for the Internet, cellphones and in-car navigation systems, among other things) with a possible investment plan in June 2003, its chairman, Li Zhongliang, was so desperate for money that he drove 14 hours to be at Gobi's office the next morning.
www.startupjournal.com /financing/capital/20060317-areddy.html   (1055 words)

 Gobi aims for 1 million "free" PCs | CNET News.com
Gobi seems to differ in the sense that the promo is the point.
Gobi is up front about stating that users must sign up for a 36 month term.
The Gobi PC comes with a 300-MHz Intel Celeron processor, 32MB of memory, 3.2GB hard drive, Microsoft Windows 98, CD-ROM drive, a graphics chip from ATI Technologies, speakers, a 56-kbps modem, and a 15-inch monitor.
news.com.com /Gobi+aims+for+1+million+free+PCs/2100-1040_3-223759.html   (844 words)

 Gobi Wildlife
The desert holds such animals as the gobi bear, ibex and the fl-tailed gazelle.
The Gobi's wild ass herds comprise the largest Asiatic wild ass population in the world.
There is one species of wolf, the gray wolf, sometimes found in the Gobi.
www.oneearthadventures.com /gobi/wildlife/wildlife.htm   (159 words)

 Przewalski Horse Recovery: The Great Gobi Ecosystem
The Gobi A is largely untouched by people, due to the remoteness of the area and the scarcity of water, and is probably best known for two highly threatened wildlife species: the bactrian wild camel and the gobi bear.
The Gobi B is and always has been an important grazing area for nomadic herders—about 103 families with more than 70,000 heads of livestock use the park mostly in winter and during the spring and fall migration.
Concerning wildlife, the Gobi B is best known for its two equid species: the Przewalski horse and the Asiatic wild ass.
www.fieldtripearth.org /article.xml?id=922   (316 words)

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