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0018 Explorations in Turkestan 1903 : vol.1
Explorations in Turkestan 1903 : vol.1 / Page 18 (Color Image)

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VIII   CONTENTS.

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The Tertiary history of the basin of Eastern Persia

Persia as a typical example of an arid country   
The cycle of erosion and deposition in Persia

Youth    

Maturity    

Old age

Persia as an example of the influence of changes of climate   

Theories of terrace formation   

Examples of terraces   

The northern slope of Kopet Dagh   

The Murg-ab River   

The Hen Rud   

The lake of Kogneh Nemeksar   

The Salt lake of Pul-i-Khatun   

Nemeksar, or the playa of Khaf   

Kulberenj    

-Terraces among the mountains from Meshed ito Birjand

The terraces on the borders of the Dasht-i-Lut   

Terraces in Turkey   

Terraces in North America   

Sistan    

The Helmund River   

Description of Sistan   

The delta of the Helmund   

The Shila and the God-i-Zirrah   

The Quaternary era in Sistan   

The deposits of the lake of Sistan   

Lake deposits versus playa deposits   

The cause of the alternations of the Sistan strata   

Outlet theory   

Diversion theory   

Rhythmic warping theory   

Fluvial or lacustral theory   

The gravels of Sistan   

The terraces of Sistan   

Northwest side of the lake   

Southeast side of the lake   

Modern shorelines   

Younger abandoned shorelines   

Older abandoned shorelines   

Climate and history   

The ancient climate of Iran   

Alexander's march   

The desiccation of ancient ruins   

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The Merv oasis   

Bal Kuwi and Anau   

The northern border of the Dasht-i-Lut   

The cause of the depopulation of Iran   

The legendary history of Sistan   

Agreement of legend, history, and physiography

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