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Canyons And Gorges Of China

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Published May 26th 2010
ISBN : 9781156991664
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32 pages
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Chapters: Three Gorges, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Qutang Gorge, Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes aMoreChapters: Three Gorges, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Qutang Gorge, Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Wu Gorge. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (simplified Chinese: pinyin: Ylzangbu Daxiag) or simply the Tsangpo Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet, China, is regarded by some as the deepest canyon in the world, and is slightly longer than the Grand Canyon, making it one of the worlds largest. The Yarlung Tsangpo River, usually just called Zangbo (also spelled Tsangpo, meaning purifier), originates from Mount Kailash and running east for about 1700 km drains a northern section of the Himalayas before its enters the gorge near Pe, Tibet. The canyon has a length of about 150 miles as the gorge bends around Mount Namcha Barwa (7756 m) and cuts its way through the eastern Himalayan range. Its waters drop from 3,000 m near Pe to about 300 m at the end of the gorge. After this passage the river enters Arunachal Pradesh, India, and eventually becomes the Brahmaputra. The gorge has a unique ecosystem with species of animals and plants barely explored and affected by human influence. Its climate ranges from subtropical to Arctic. The highest temperature in Tibet is 43.6 and is recorded near the border of India at a elevation of est 600 m.a.s.l. The rare takin is one of the animals hunted by the local tribes. Yarlung River in TibetSince the 1990s the Yarlung Tsangpo River has been the destination of a number of teams that engage in exploration and whitewater kayaking. The river has been called the Everest of Rivers because of the extreme conditions of the river. The first attempt to run was made in 1993 by a Japanese group who lost one ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1287224