National Geographic : 1993 Aug
Tibeti "No spectacle could be more sublime," explorer SveHedin wrote of a trek through the northern Chang Tang at the turn of the century. "Every day's march, every league brings discoveries of unimagined beauty." Satellite images offered Western scientists their only glimpses of Tibet's remote outback between Hedin's visit and 1988 when China allowed author GeorgeB. Schal ler into the Chang Tang's desolate northern sector. He and his Chinese and reserve-Arizona would fit inside its boundaries -was established by China this year. The park promises a wealth of new biological data, and more. A wilder ness on the roof of the world has been set aside for posterity.