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The Resource Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier

Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier

Label
Travels in Siberia
Title
Travels in Siberia
Statement of responsibility
Ian Frazier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did you know that Siberia doesn't officially exist? Or that there's a city that was once known as the "Paris of Siberia"? Or that...well, we could go on and on. And you'll be able to, too, if you read author and humorist Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia. Frazier's taken five trips to the region, and he describes his various travels across the vast, remote area (including long road trips in both winter and summer) and discusses Siberian geography, people, culture, and history."--Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
360921
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
957
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
general
Label
Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-508) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
529 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374278724
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005784
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a627175
  • (OCoLC)540643976
Label
Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-508) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
529 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374278724
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010005784
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a627175
  • (OCoLC)540643976

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