Nan shan Sentence Examples
The whole province is traversed in a south-westerly and north-easterly direction by the Nan-shan ranges.
The Kuen-lun, Nan-shan and the mountain ranges of southern China are, perhaps, of earlier date, but nevertheless they lie in the same belt.
The southern half of the province, that portion south of the Yangtsze Kiang, forms part of the Nan-shan, or hilly belt of the south-eastern provinces, and produces, besides cotton, coal and iron ore, large quantities of green tea.
This border-range, which continues on to the 97th meridian, separates the Nan-shan range from the Pe-shan range.
Thus, one of them is named indiscriminately Nan-shan, Richthofen Range and Momoshan.
Generally speaking, the Nan-shan highlands are a region raised 12,000 to 14,000 ft.
The glaciers also attain a greater development in the western portion of the Nan-shan, but the valleys are dry, and the slopes of both the mountains and the valleys, furrowed by deep ravines, are devoid of vegetation.
In the northeastern Nan-shan, on the contrary, a stream runs through each gorge, and both the mountain slopes and the bottoms of the valleys are covered with vegetation.
In the central Nan-shan it is only the north-eastern slopes that bear forests.
The Turkestan Platycercomys (or Pygeretmus) has a lancet-shaped tail and no premolars; while Cardiocranus of the Nan-shan district of Central Asia has a similar type of tail, but short ears and a peculiarly triangular skull.Advertisement
These five provinces, however, do not include the elevated steppes of Tsaidam (extending between the Kuen-lun and the Altyn Tagh or Nan Shan ranges), inhabited by a mixed race of marauding people, Tunguts and Mongols.
With the exception of a small portion of the great delta plain, which extends across the frontier from the province of Kiang-su, and in which are situated the famous cities of Hu Chow, Ka-hing, Hang-chow, Shao-Sing and Ning-po, the province forms a portion of the Nan-shan of south-eastern China, and is hilly throughout.
The Nan-shan ranges run through the centre of the province from south-west to northeast, and divide it into a northern portion, the greater part of which is drained by the Tsien-tang-kiang, and a southern portion which is chiefly occupied by the Ta-chi basin.
It may be described as a hilly region, forming part as it does of the Nan Shan ranges.
In the south, where the Nan-shan enters Kan-suh province, extensive accumulations of loess make their appearance, and it is only the northern slopes of the hills that are clothed with trees.Advertisement