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Author Frazier, Ian
Title Travels in Siberia / Ian Frazier
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DK756.2 .F73 2010    AVAILABLE    30610020366357
Edition 1st ed
Descript 529 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-508) and index
Here, travel writer Ian Frazier trains his eye for detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the forty-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind. More than just a historical travelogue, this is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, and a personal reflection on the all-around amazingness of Russia, a country that still somehow manages to be funny.--From publisher description
Subject Siberia (Russia) -- Description and travel
Frazier, Ian -- Travel -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
Siberia (Russia) -- History
Siberia (Russia) -- Social life and customs
Siberia (Russia) -- History, Local
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