The Wandering Lake: Into the Heart of Asia

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The lake of Lop Nur, the *Heart of the heart of Asia, * is one of the world's strangest phenomena. Situated in the wild Chinese province of Xinjiang, Lop Nur - *The wandering lake*- has for millennia been in a perpetual state of flux, drifting north to south, often tens of kilometres in as many years. It was once the lifeblood of the great Silk Road kingdom of Loulan, which flourished in this otherwise barren region 2,000 years ago and its peculiar movements confused even Ptolemy, who marked the lake twice on his map of ...

The Wandering Lake: Into the Heart of Asia 2010, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781848850224

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