The Desert World
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The Desert World
By Arthur Mangin
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Table of Contents
  • THE DESERT WORLD.
    • Preface.
      • Contents.
    • Contents.
  • THE DESERT WORLD.
    • BOOK I. THE DESERTS OF EUROPE AND ASIA: THE LANDES, THE DUNES, AND THE STEPPES.
      • CHAPTER I. THE DESERT IN FRANCE:—THE LANDES OF BRITTANY.
      • CHAPTER II. THE LANDES OF GASCONY.
      • CHAPTER III. THE DUNES, OR SAND-HILLS.
      • CHAPTER IV. WILD SCENES OF ENGLAND:—DARTMOOR AND THE FEN COUNTRY.
      • CHAPTER V. THE STEPPES:—THE DESERT IN RUSSIA, SIBERIA, AND TARTARY.
      • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE STEPPES:—THE WILD HORSE—THE CAMEL.
      • CHAPTER VII. THE ANIMAL LIFE OF THE STEPPES:—WILD RUMINATING ANIMALS—RODENTS—CARNIVORA—BIRDS.
      • CHAPTER VIII. THE INHABITANTS OF THE STEPPES:—TARTARS, COSSACKS, KALMÜKS, KIRGHIZ, MONGOLS.
    • CHAPTER I. THE DESERT IN FRANCE:—THE LANDES OF BRITTANY.
    • CHAPTER II. THE LANDES OF GASCONY.
    • CHAPTER III. THE DUNES, OR SAND-HILLS.
    • CHAPTER IV. WILD SCENES OF ENGLAND:—DARTMOOR AND THE FEN COUNTRY.
    • CHAPTER V. THE STEPPES:—THE DESERT IN RUSSIA, SIBERIA, AND TARTARY.
    • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE STEPPES:—THE WILD HORSE—THE CAMEL.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE ANIMAL LIFE OF THE STEPPES:—WILD RUMINATING ANIMALS—RODENTS—CARNIVORA—BIRDS.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE INHABITANTS OF THE STEPPES:—TARTARS, COSSACKS, KALMÜKS, KIRGHIZ, MONGOLS.
    • BOOK II. THE DESERTS OF SAND:—THE DESERTS OF EUROPE AND AFRICA.
      • CHAPTER I. THE RAINLESS DESERT—THE BED OF A SEA—THE DEAD SEA.
      • CHAPTER II. ARABIA DESERTA AND ARABIA PETRÆA.
      • CHAPTER III. THE NUBIAN DESERT—THE GREAT SAHARA—DESERTS OF AFRICA.
      • CHAPTER IV. PHENOMENA OF THE DESERT.
      • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE DESERT:—THE OASES.
      • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE DESERT.
      • CHAPTER VII. THE MEN OF THE DESERT.
    • CHAPTER I. THE RAINLESS DESERT—THE BED OF A SEA—THE DEAD SEA.
    • CHAPTER II. ARABIA DESERTA AND ARABIA PETRÆA.
    • CHAPTER III. THE NUBIAN DESERT—THE GREAT SAHARA—DESERTS OF AFRICA.
    • CHAPTER IV. PHENOMENA OF THE DESERT.
    • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE DESERT:—THE OASES.
    • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE DESERT.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE MEN OF THE DESERT.
    • BOOK III. PRAIRIES, SAVANNAHS, PAMPAS, AND LLANOS.
      • CHAPTER I. THE WILD PLAINS OF THE OLD WORLD:—THE AFRICAN INTERIOR.
      • CHAPTER II. DESERTS OF THE NEW WORLD:—PRAIRIES, PAMPAS, LLANOS.
      • CHAPTER III. THE AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR.
      • CHAPTER IV. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE AFRICAN PLAINS.
      • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES, PAMPAS, AND LLANOS OF THE NEW WORLD.
      • CHAPTER VI. THE FLORA OF THE AUSTRALIAN PLAINS.
      • CHAPTER VII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD:—HERBIVOROUS ANIMALS.
      • CHAPTER VIII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD, CONTINUED:—THE CARNIVORA.
      • CHAPTER IX. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD:—BIRDS AND REPTILES.
      • CHAPTER X. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE NEW WORLD:—HERBIVORA, INSECTIVORA, AND CARNIVORA.
      • CHAPTER XI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE NEW WORLD:—BIRDS AND REPTILES.
      • CHAPTER XII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE AUSTRALIAN PRAIRIES.
    • CHAPTER I. THE WILD PLAINS OF THE OLD WORLD:—THE AFRICAN INTERIOR.
    • CHAPTER II. DESERTS OF THE NEW WORLD:—PRAIRIES, PAMPAS, LLANOS.
    • CHAPTER III. THE AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR.
    • CHAPTER IV. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE AFRICAN PLAINS.
    • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES, PAMPAS, AND LLANOS OF THE NEW WORLD.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE FLORA OF THE AUSTRALIAN PLAINS.
    • CHAPTER VII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD:—HERBIVOROUS ANIMALS.
    • CHAPTER VIII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD, CONTINUED:—THE CARNIVORA.
    • CHAPTER IX. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE OLD WORLD:—BIRDS AND REPTILES.
    • CHAPTER X. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE NEW WORLD:—HERBIVORA, INSECTIVORA, AND CARNIVORA.
    • CHAPTER XI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE PRAIRIES OF THE NEW WORLD:—BIRDS AND REPTILES.
    • CHAPTER XII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE AUSTRALIAN PRAIRIES.
    • BOOK IV. T H E   F O R E S T S.
      • CHAPTER I. THE VIRGIN FORESTS.
      • CHAPTER II. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE OLD WORLD.
      • CHAPTER III. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE GREAT ISLANDS.
      • CHAPTER IV. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE NEW WORLD.
      • CHAPTER V. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE TROPICAL FORESTS:—THE ELEPHANT—THE RHINOCEROS.
      • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE VIRGIN FORESTS:—THE GREAT APES.
      • CHAPTER VII. THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC APES:—ORANGS, GIBBONS, CHIMPANZEES, AND GORILLAS.
      • CHAPTER VIII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE FORESTS:—THE CEBIDÆ, OR MONKEYS OF AMERICA—THE LEMURS—THE SLOTHS—THE SQUIRRELS.
      • CHAPTER IX. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS.—ANTHROPOPHAGY.
      • CHAPTER X. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS—THE SAVAGE RACES—THE NEGROES.
      • CHAPTER XI. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS:—THE MALAYO-POLYNESIANS—THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.
    • CHAPTER I. THE VIRGIN FORESTS.
    • CHAPTER II. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE OLD WORLD.
    • CHAPTER III. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE GREAT ISLANDS.
    • CHAPTER IV. VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE FORESTS OF THE NEW WORLD.
    • CHAPTER V. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE TROPICAL FORESTS:—THE ELEPHANT—THE RHINOCEROS.
    • CHAPTER VI. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE VIRGIN FORESTS:—THE GREAT APES.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC APES:—ORANGS, GIBBONS, CHIMPANZEES, AND GORILLAS.
    • CHAPTER VIII. ANIMAL LIFE IN THE FORESTS:—THE CEBIDÆ, OR MONKEYS OF AMERICA—THE LEMURS—THE SLOTHS—THE SQUIRRELS.
    • CHAPTER IX. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS.—ANTHROPOPHAGY.
    • CHAPTER X. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS—THE SAVAGE RACES—THE NEGROES.
    • CHAPTER XI. MAN IN THE SAVANNAHS AND THE FORESTS:—THE MALAYO-POLYNESIANS—THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.
    • BOOK V. THE POLAR DESERTS—THE MOUNTAINS.
      • CHAPTER I. T H E   P O L A R   D E S E R T S.
      • CHAPTER II. ANIMAL LIFE AND VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE POLAR DESERTS.
      • CHAPTER III. THE INHABITANTS OF THE ARCTIC WILDERNESSES:—THE LAPLANDERS—SAMOIEDES—OSTIAKS—KAMTSCHATDALES—ESKIMOS, OR ESQUIMAUX.
      • CHAPTER IV. T H E   M O U N T A I N S.
      • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE AND ANIMAL LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS.
      • Index.
      • List of Illustrations.
    • CHAPTER I. T H E   P O L A R   D E S E R T S.
    • CHAPTER II. ANIMAL LIFE AND VEGETABLE LIFE IN THE POLAR DESERTS.
    • CHAPTER III. THE INHABITANTS OF THE ARCTIC WILDERNESSES:—THE LAPLANDERS—SAMOIEDES—OSTIAKS—KAMTSCHATDALES—ESKIMOS, OR ESQUIMAUX.
    • CHAPTER IV. T H E   M O U N T A I N S.
    • CHAPTER V. VEGETABLE LIFE AND ANIMAL LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS.
    • Index.
    • List of Illustrations.
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