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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   (1136 words)

  
  The Woofen-Poof of the Gobi Desert
The monograph explained that the data about the woofen-poof had been gathered during a four-year expedition to the Gobi Desert, the only known habitat of the creature.
Human awareness of the woofen-poof dates back to the Cro-Magnon period, as evidenced by depictions of the bird that were found in the caves of the Dordogne in France (its habitat evidently extended far beyond the Gobi Desert back then).
The woofen-poof feeds exclusively on two foods: the sand-flea of the Gobi Desert, and the fruit of the Gingko Biloba tree.
www.museumofhoaxes.com /tall-tales/gobi-desert.html   (763 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.
These deserts and the surrounding regions sustain many animals, including fl-tailed gazelles[?], marbled polecats[?], and greater plovers, and are occasionally visited by snow leopards, brown bears, and wolves.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/go/Gobi_Desert   (268 words)

  
 Gobi Desert - Mongolia
The Gobi desert, one of the world's great deserts, covers much of the southern part of 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.
www.bluepeak.net /mongolia/gobi.html   (262 words)

  
 MongolTravel.mn - Journeys to Mongolia and Northeast Asia
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.
www.mongoliantravel.com /gobi.asp   (568 words)

  
 Samar Magic Tours-2008 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition, Adventure Tours, Discovery Expeditions, Private Expeditions, ...
Mongolian Exclusive tour is a collection of tours focused in the Nomadic culture, Gobi desert active adventures and historical aspects of ancient Mongolia...
This 13 day tour gets well off the beaten track and into the southern regions of the Gobi desert where your only companions will be the natural habitat and the few nomadic people who still forage the plains as their forefathers have done for thousands of years.
Tour Highlights: 8 days from Grasslands to Gobi desert-it is the Mongolia's southernmost province of semi-arid desert, in the heart of Asia's most remote region.
www.samarmagictours.com   (2111 words)

  
 Rotary International: Newsroom: Korean Rotarians turning Gobi desert green with forest project
Korean Rotarians are planting thousands of saplings in Mongolia's Gobi desert as part of the ongoing project.
Since May, Rotarians and Rotaractors from as many as 16 Korean districts have twice traveled to the Gobi to build the windbreak, which covers 80 hectares (196 acres) of desert.
"For the local residents in South Gobi, [the forest windbreak] could mean the survival of their motherland," says Yun.
www.rotary.org /newsroom/programs/060418_mongolia.html   (575 words)

  
  fUSION Anomaly. Gobi Desert
A desert of southeast Mongolia and northern China.
Gobi, extensive desert area in central Asia, principally in Mongolia.
The Gobi is essentially a plateau set between higher mountains.
www.fusionanomaly.net /gobidesert.html   (283 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.
To the south of the Kuruk-tagh lie the desert of Lop (= desert of Lop Nur), the desert of Kum-tagh, and the valley of the Bulunzir-gol.
www.bookrags.com /Gobi_Desert   (3735 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 desert is crossed from north to south by traditional trade routes and, alongside of them, a railroad from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (extending north to the main Trans-Siberian Railroad), to Jining on China’s main east-west line in the north.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570073/Gobi.html   (599 words)

  
 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.
These deserts and the surrounding regions sustain many animals, including fl-tailed gazelles[?], marbled polecats[?], and greater plovers, and are occasionally visited by snow leopards, brown bears, and wolves.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/go/Gobi.html   (243 words)

  
 Desert Biome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Australian desert is one example of a hot desert, and the Gobi desert in Mongolia is an example of a cold desert.
Deserts can be found along coastlines, such as the Atacama desert, or in the interior of continents, such as the Great Basin desert of North America.
Coastal deserts are located on west coasts of continents.The winds blow in an easterly direction and prevent the moisture from moving onto the land.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/biomedesert.htm   (275 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Alashan Plateau semi-desert (PA1302)
It is bounded on the north by the Altai Mountains that separate the desert from grassland and forest ecosystems that are transitional to the Siberian taiga.
In the drier areas of the Gobi Desert in southern Mongolia, several years may pass with no measurable precipitation, or enough rain may fall in one summer to create a green flush of vegetation and fill hundreds of ephemeral ponds with fresh water.
This corresponds to the Transaltai-Gobi and Alashan Gobi in Barthel (1983) and Haase (1983).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa1302_full.html   (1441 words)

  
 Great Gobi Protected Areas
The larger Southern Altai Gobi exhibits flora and fauna typical of the deserts of Central Asia.
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)

  
 Earth Floor: Biomes
The defining characteristic of a desert is that it is dry.
Deserts can be either hot such as the Australian Desert or cold such as the Gobi Desert.
Deserts may occur along the coast such as the Atacama and Namib deserts or in the interior of continents such as the Great Basin and Australian deserts, which are far from any source of water.
www.cotf.edu /ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/desert.html   (342 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 Desert is a half-million square miles of arid wilderness and high mountains -- five times the size of Wyoming -- that is a Mecca for paleontologists.
This part of the Gobi Desert is famous for its ancient rock statues, fossils of huge dinosaurs and the magic hot springs of Shargaljuut.
www.lycos.com /info/gobi-desert.html   (360 words)

  
 Habitat Awareness Desert Page
Deserts are among the most fragile ecosystems on our planet because of the harsh extremes of heat and lack of moisture.
Desert oases occur where the water table is near the surface of the desert.
The Gobi desert is the fifth largest desert area in the world and one of the most hostile with temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.
www.inchinapinch.com /hab_pgs/terres/desert/desert.htm   (2239 words)

  
 Midlatitude Desert Climate
The midlatitude desert shares many of the same climatic characteristics as the tropical deserts, and for many of the same reasons.
The midlatitude desert climate is controlled by the same factors as the tropical desert climates, the influence of high pressure, interior position, and rain shadow location.
The southwest desert of the United States serves as a source region for cT air only during the summer because it is too cold to produce such an air mass during the winter.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/climate_systems/midlatitude_desert.html   (462 words)

  
 Desert
Deserts by bodies of water are usually caused by winds.
The Desert plants are of great importance to the animals of the desert.
If you are ever stuck in the desert without water, some cactuses, like the barrel or compass (a cactus that always leans to the south west) have water inside of them.
ths.sps.lane.edu /biomes/desert4/desert4.html   (911 words)

  
 BBC - Norfolk Features - Gobi desert adventure
The Gobi desert is the source of some of the greatest fossil finds in history including dinosaur eggs.
Unlike the sandy Sahara, the Gobi is comprised mainly of barren expanses of gravel plains and rocky outcrops
The desert and the surrounding regions sustain many animals, including fl-tailed gazelles, marbled polecats, and greater plovers and are occasionally visited by snow leopards, brown bears, and wolves.
www.bbc.co.uk /norfolk/features/gobi_desert/gobi_desert.shtml   (908 words)

  
 Gobi Desert: 01/98
While it is not possible to identify the Gobi Desert track-makers with absolute certainty, the only large fossils found in the area are dinosaurs, a strong indication that the footprints were made by such creatures as Protoceratops and ankylosaurs.
Such "sand slides" in the Gobi Desert could have trapped the dinosaurs and other animals that were in the path of the debris, entombing them until they were uncovered by the paleontologists.
In addition to support from the American Museum of Natural History, the Gobi Expedition is supported by Mercedes-Benz, which is the principal sponsor of the Museum's 1997, 1998, and 1999 expeditions to Mongolia, providing both financial support and vehicles for use by the expedition team.
www.infoquest.org /pressroom/pr19980101.htm   (1108 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)

  
 Mongolia & Gobi Desert Tour, Travcoa Orient & India Luxury Tours
The “Gobi” is a vast zone of desert and desert steppe covering almost 30 percent of the Mongolian territory.
Many people imagined the Gobi to be a place of unbearable heat and lifeless sand dunes, and although known to be one of the harshest environments on earth, the Gobi has temperatures that run the extremes with the seasons.
The gers of the Gobi are similar to Karakorum, but are especially known for their beautifully carved and decorated doors.
www.luxurytour.com /travcoa/orientchinaindia/mongolia&gobidesert.html   (3404 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gobi
Gobi (Sha-moh) Desert area in central Asia, extending over much of s Mongolia and n China.
Go·bi Des·ert / ˈgōbē / a barren plateau in southern Mongolia and northern China.
In the northeast the Kuznetsk Alatau and the Salair Ridge adjoin the Altai...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Gobi   (853 words)

  
 Gurvansaikhan: The Gobi Desert's Preserve
The desert is the eastern terminus of the world’s greatest steppes, vast flatlands that begin at the Volga River in Russia and run 3,000 miles east into the heart of Asia.
One of its first moves was the vast expansion of the Gobi preserve in 1994 with the creation of Gurvansaikhan National Park.
Gurvansaikhan, which means “Three Beauties of the Gobi,” takes it name from a trio of mountains that rise between 7,200 and 8,500 feet (2,000 to 2,600 meters) in the eastern Altai Mountains.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Parks/Archives/Gobi.htm   (642 words)

  
 I reached Airag after two and a half days crossing the desert
The bloom of wild flowers, an explosion of bright colors mingling with the dusty hues of desert grasses and shifting sands, creates a magic carpet, an Oriental tapestry which seems to drift with the puffy clouds under Mongolia's vast blue sky.
For the past two days, the desert, an undulating sea of sand and scrub grass, has been expanding forever toward an unchanging horizon, rolling on and on and on… in every direction.
All the vehicles crossing the desert carry large 20 litre jugs of water, to quench their vehicle’s thirst as much as their own.
www.new-millennium-ride.org /gobistory.htm   (6681 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   (842 words)

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