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Author Frazier, Ian.

Title Travels in Siberia / Ian Frazier.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  957 F869t 2010    ---  Lib Use Only
 Parsons Non-Fiction  957 F848    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 529 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-508) and index.
Summary 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.
Frazier, Ian. (OCoLC)fst00160184
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Russia (Federation) -- Siberia. (OCoLC)fst01243666
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Local history. (OCoLC)fst01411631
ISBN 9780374278724 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374278725 (hardcover : alk. paper)

 
    
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