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Sven Hedin's “Trans-Himalaya”

Nature volume 82, pages 367369 (27 January 1910) | Download Citation



THE special quest of Dr. Sven Hedin in his last and greatest journey of geographical exploration in Tibet was that hitherto unexplored range of mountains, which was believed to rise within the unsurveyed white patch of desert on the “Roof of the World” to the further side of the Tsangpo or Brahmaputra, behind the Himalayas. Although this immense chain, stretching for about 600 miles, is one of the mighty mountain ranges of the earth, and forms the northern watershed of the great Brahmaputra, as well as of the Upper Indus, yet its very existence, even, was largely the subject of conjecture.


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    "Trans-Himalaya, Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet". By . With 388 illustrations from photographs, watercolour sketches and drawings by the author and 10 maps. In 2 volumes. Vol. i., pp. xxiii + 436; Vol. ii., pp. xvii + 441. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1909.) 30s. net.

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