Russia Against India; The Struggle For Asia

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byArchibald Ross Colquhoun

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Central Asia Country And People In order to acquire a comprehensive and clear idea of the part now being played in the world's history by the peoples of Central Asia, and to estimate with some degree of accuracy the possibilities attendant on the ever-progressing incursion into her territories of Western nations, it is necessary to consider, at some length, the various characteristics of climate, races, customs, and other important factors in the problem. The climate of Central Asia varies considerably from the north to the south, and may be roughly divided into three zones. The northern zone extends as far south as latitude 45, and includes the lower course of the Syr Daria to Fort No. 2, and the lower course of the Hi. The climate in this zone is what is known as "continental," with very hot summers and very cold winters. Snow remains on the ground for about three months, while the summer is extremely hot, and lasts from four to five months. The central zone includes the towns of Perovsky, Turkistan, Aulieata, and Vierny, with the middle course of the Syr Daria and a large portion of the Kyzyl Kum sands. Here the winter may be compared to that of Central Germany, while at Vierny grapes ripen, though not so well as further south. The southern zone is tropical, and includes Kuldja, besides those towns which lie either in the same latitude or south of Tashkent. Kuldja owes its comparatively high temperature to its sheltered position, being surrounded by high mountains, which protect it from the north-easterly winds so prevalent in the rest of the central zone. Fruits of a delicate nature flourish--peaches, apricots, pomegranates, and grapes. The winter though cold is short, snow seldom remaining on the ground for longer than a month. There is, ho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Central Asia Country And People In order to acquire a comprehensive and clear idea of the part now being played in t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217547982

ISBN - 13:9780217547987

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