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Eastem extensions of this range include the magnificent snow-clad gNyan-po-g-yu-rtse, a sacred peak rising 16,490 feet (4947 meters) and flanked by five little lakes. A-MNYES-RMA-CHEN The A-mnyes-rma-chen range also runs in a northwest-southeast direction, extending into the knee-shaped bend of the rMa-chu river known as the khug-pa. The highest elevations, over 17,000 feet (5100 meters), are in the northwest, while in the east elevations drop to 14,000 feet (4200 meters). Three peaks rise together to form the pinnacle of the range in the northwest.

It drains into the South China Sea south of Vietnam after a 2600 mile long course. DNGUL-CHU/NAG-CHU The dNgul-chu (Nu Jiang) is also known as the Nag-chu in its western course and gives its name to the Nag-chu-kha region. From its source in the lDang-la range, it flows across southeastern Tibet through Southeast Asia, where it is called the Salween. It empties into the Gulf of Martaban south of Burma after a 1730 mile long course. RGYAL-MO-DNGUL-CHU The rGyal-mo-dngul-chu (Dajin Jiang) arises in the mountains around gSer-khog south of 'Gu-lag, and flows through rGyal-morong.

The high steppeland that today we call Tibet developed during the last Ice Age some three million years ago. According to the evolutionary description of the earth's history, new life forms have emerged in succeeding ages: Marine algae and fungi were followed by simple land plants and these in tum by complex forests. Primitive marine animals with shells were succeeded by fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. The theory of evolution, first proposed in the mid-nineteenth century by Charles Darwin, is now well supported by evidence from ongoing research in all the biological sciences.

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