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  • Tent Life in Siberiaby George Kennan; Larry McMurtry

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 17.95

    This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works. more...

  • Material Culture and Sacred Landscapeby Peter Jordan

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 36.99

    Aside from from bringing an important and ill-understood contemporary hunter-gatherer-fisher culture to the fore, Jordan's book offers new and exciting insights into how people perceive and give meaning to the natural landscape and their place within it..... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...

  • "Beschreibung der Tschucktschi, von ihren Gebräuchen und Lebensart" sowie weitere Berichte und Materialienby Carl Heinrich Merck; Dittmar Dahlmann; Diana Ordubadi; Helena Pivovar; Sylke Frahnert; Michael Knüppel; Lupold von Lehsten

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 21.60

    Ein einzigartiges Zeugnis der ethnologischen Erforschung der indigenen Bevölkerung der Tschuktschen-Halbinsel aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Auf Geheiß der russischen Zarin Katharina II. begleitete der deutsche Arzt Carl Heinrich Merck als Naturforscher die geheime astronomische und geographische Expedition zur Erkundung Ostsibiriens und Alaskas (1785-1795).... more...

  • Rediscovering Russia in Asia: Siberia and the Russian Far Eastby Stephen Kotkin; David Wolff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This work presents a trans-Siberian expedition to rediscover the peoples, cultures and riches of Russia's eastern frontiers. It addresses such questions as: who are the people of the region?; have they a distinct culture?; and does the area have a future as part of the Pacific Rim? more...

  • Imperial Visionsby Mark Bassin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 64.00

    An intellectual/historiographical examination of the fundamental importance of geographical imagination in the mentalité of imperial Russia, first published in 1999. more...

  • Man Is Wolf to Manby Janusz Bardach

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 12.95

    Chronicles the author's life during his stay at the Kolyma prison camp in Siberia. FROM THE BOOK:"The pit I was ordered to dig had the precise dimensions of a casket. The NKVD officer carefully designed it. He measured my size with a stick, made lines on the forest floor, and told me to dig. He wanted to make sure I'd fit well inside." more...

  • The History of Siberiaby Igor V. Naumov; David Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the Russians, and was for a long period a wild frontier zone,... more...

  • Brothers on the Bashkausby Eugene Buchanan

    Fulcrum Publishing 2007; US$ 15.95

    From rafts made from old germ warfare suits to lifejackets stitched together from soccer balls and wine bladders, river running in the former Soviet Union has evolved much like Australian wildlife—completely free of outside influences. Brothers on the Bashkaus follows the exploits of one of the first groups of Westerners to experience this foreign... more...