Fauna of China Volume
2 (2001): 169-170
BOOK REVIEW: WILD LIFE IN XINJIANG
Wild Life in Xinjiang China Edited by Du Li. Xinjiang Juvenile
Publishing House, Ürümqi, China. 2000. 268pp. ISBN 7-5371-3750-1
(pbk) [in Chinese].
Located in northwest China, the vast area of Xinjiang covers 1660000
km2 and accounts for about one-sixth of China’s total area. Some 640 species
of vertebrates and over 20000 species of invertebrates are known to be
present there. Wild Life in Xinjiang China provides a general pictorial
guide to the natural history of wild life in this region.
This book begins with a brief introduction to Xinjiang and the organization
of the book, followed by six major sections, each devoted to a major group
of animals in Xinjiang: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and