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A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to by Elizabeth Endicott

By Elizabeth Endicott

An illustrated historical past of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia, this e-book examines the various demanding situations that Mongolian herders proceed to stand within the fight over ordinary assets within the post-socialist loose industry period.

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8 His daughter, Nataliia Simukova, has estimated that Simukov’s travels extended to practically all areas of Mongolia, and that his itineraries traversed some 70,000 kilometers. Simukov set out on his first Gobi expedition in July 1927, and the expedition was in the field for five months. Within the next ten years Mongolia’s Regions 27 Simukov led four more Gobi expeditions (1930, 1931, 1932, and a winter expedition in 1937). In addition to making invaluable contributions to the fields of natural science, geography, and cartography, Simukov increasingly directed his research toward economic geography starting in the early 1930s.

Herders in summertime will typically look for pasture that is near water—rivers and lakes—but, of course, a variety of insects such as mosquitoes also camp out near water, making life virtually unbearable for animal and human alike. In many areas of Mongolia, a typical strategy is to move the herds higher up in the mountains where stronger winds may deflect some biting insects; in late summer or early autumn when the insect population has been reduced by the first frosts, the herders will then relocate at water sources.

8 His daughter, Nataliia Simukova, has estimated that Simukov’s travels extended to practically all areas of Mongolia, and that his itineraries traversed some 70,000 kilometers. Simukov set out on his first Gobi expedition in July 1927, and the expedition was in the field for five months. Within the next ten years Mongolia’s Regions 27 Simukov led four more Gobi expeditions (1930, 1931, 1932, and a winter expedition in 1937). In addition to making invaluable contributions to the fields of natural science, geography, and cartography, Simukov increasingly directed his research toward economic geography starting in the early 1930s.

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