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Ancient China’s environment – Himalayas and Gobi Desert

By |2019-04-17T08:22:55-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Environment|

Himalaya Mountains: part of the Chinese environment China's like a staircase Sometimes people describe China's landscape as being like a staircase with three steps. The top step of this Chinese environment staircase is in the west, where the Himalaya mountains are (India is on the other side of these mountains). Himalaya Mountains India's [...]

Environment of Central Asia

By |2019-03-10T06:51:26-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Environment|

Central Asian steppe What is the steppe? By the time the first Neanderthals reached Central Asia, maybe about 100,000 BC, most of Central Asia was covered by hundreds of miles of tall grass, like the prairies of South Dakota or Nebraska in North America. There were hardly any trees, and not much water. [...]