Het Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland strekt zich uit van Zandvoort tot IJmuiden.Het steeds verrassende duingebied tussen de landgoederen langs de buitenrand en het Noordzeestrand is het leefgebied van talloze bijzondere dieren en planten. Beleef de natuur van Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland vanuit je luie stoel.Caring for hundreds of goats, sheep, yaks, and horses, the family moves four times a year, in concert with the seasons.But the beauty and balance of the magnificent Mongolian steppe belies a looming, harsh reality: the , extreme Mongolian winters that can devastate millions of animals and drive herders off the plains and into the city and poverty. Stephanie Dalley, in Myths from Mesopotamia, writes that "the Epic of Anzu is principally known in two versions: an Old Babylonian version of the early second millennium [BC], giving the hero as Ningursu; and 'The Standard Babylonian' version, dating to the first millennium BC, which appears to be the most quoted version, with the hero as Ninurta". Anzû was depicted as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately depicted as a lion-headed eagle.But deserts, like imaginations, are invariably fertile, even this one.The Gobi is not just sand and gravel and dead animals.
In the winter of 2009-10 Mongolia suffered its worst zud for nobody knows how long – "for decades", some say; or "in living memory". This demon—half man and half bird—stole the "Tablet of Destinies" from Enlil and hid them on a mountaintop. However, the Anzu character does appear more briefly in some other writings, as noted below. According to one text, Marduk killed the bird; in another, it died through the arrows of the god Ninurta. Anu ordered the other gods to retrieve the tablet, even though they all feared the demon.