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Into wild Mongolia

Schaller, George B.2020
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Mongolia became a satellite of the Soviet Union in the mid-1920s, and for nearly seven decades effectively closed its doors to the outside world. Biologist George Schaller initially visited the country in 1989, and was one of the first Western scientists allowed to study and assess the conservation status of Mongolia's many unique, native wildlife species. Schaller made a number of trips from 1989 to 2018 in collaboration with Mongolian and American scientists, witnessing Mongolia's recovery and transition to a market economy after the collapse of the Soviet Union. This informative and fascinating new book provides a firsthand account of Schaller's time in this little-known and remote country, where he studied and helped develop conservation initiatives for the snow leopard, Gobi bear, wild camel, and Mongolian gazelle, among other species. Featuring magnificent photographs from his travels, the book offers a critical, at times inspiring contribution for those who treasure wildlife, as well as a fresh perspective on the natural beauty of the region, which encompasses steppes, mountains, and the Gobi Desert.
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Into wild Mongolia / by George B. Schaller.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020.©2020.
ix, 210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index.
A note on weights and measures -- Introduction -- 1. Wild camels of the Gobi -- 2. Tracking the golden bear -- 3. Spirit cats -- 4. Foreign relations -- 5. Slaughter on the steppe -- 6. Nomrog -- 7. Among Mongolian gazelles -- 8. A return to Great Father Sky -- Appendix: Scientific names of species referenced.
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