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From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People   By: (1865-1952)

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FROM POLE TO POLE

A Book for Young People

by

SVEN HEDIN

[Illustration: DR. SVEN HEDIN IN TIBETAN DRESS. Frontispiece. ]

The MacMillan Co. of Canada, Ltd. Toronto

MacMillan and Co., Limited St. Martin's Street, London 1914

Copyright First Edition 1912 Reprinted 1914

PUBLISHERS' NOTE

This translation of Dr. Sven Hedin's Från Pol till Pol has, with the author's permission, been abridged and edited for the use of English speaking young people.

CONTENTS

PART I

I. ACROSS EUROPE PAGE

STOCKHOLM TO BERLIN 1 BERLIN 4 BERLIN TO CONSTANTINOPLE 8 CONSTANTINOPLE 13 THE CHURCH OF THE DIVINE WISDOM 15 THE BAZAARS OF STAMBUL 20

II. CONSTANTINOPLE TO TEHERAN (1905)

THE BLACK SEA 26 TREBIZOND TO TEHERAN 29

III. THROUGH THE CAUCASUS, PERSIA, AND MESOPOTAMIA (1885 6)

ST. PETERSBURG TO BAKU 34 ACROSS PERSIA 37 ARABIA 40 BAGHDAD TO TEHERAN 42

IV. THE PERSIAN DESERT (1906)

ACROSS THE KEVIR 46 THE OASIS OF TEBBES 51

V. ON THE KIRGHIZ STEPPE (1893 5)

INTO ASIA FROM ORENBURG 55 SAMARCAND AND BUKHARA 59 THE PAMIR 62 "THE FATHER OF ICE MOUNTAINS" 66 A KIRGHIZ GYMKHANA 69

VI. FROM PERSIA TO INDIA (1906)

TEBBES TO SEISTAN 72 A BALUCHI RAID 75 SCORPIONS 80 THE INDUS 82 KASHMIR AND LADAK 87

VII. EASTERN TURKESTAN (1895)

THE TAKLA MAKAN DESERT 89 ACROSS A SEA OF SAND 90 THE END OF THE CARAVAN 93 WATER AT LAST 97

VIII. THE DESERT WATERWAY (1899)

DOWN THE YARKAND RIVER 102 THE TARIM 105 THE WANDERING LAKE 107 WILD CAMELS 109

IX. IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND (1901 2, 1906 8)

THE PLATEAU OF TIBET 111 ATTEMPT TO REACH LHASA 115 THE TASHI LAMA 124 WILD ASSES AND YAKS 126

X. INDIA

FROM TIBET TO SIMLA 130 DELHI AND AGRA 131 BENARES AND BRAHMINISM 134 THE LIGHT OF ASIA 137 BOMBAY 141 THE USEFUL PLANTS OF INDIA 142 WILD ELEPHANTS 145 THE COBRA 148

XI. FROM INDIA TO CHINA (1908)

THE INDIAN OCEAN 152 THE SUNDA ISLANDS 153 PENANG AND SINGAPORE 156 UP THE CHINA SEA 157

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