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Kamchatka, A Journal & Guide

Kamchatka, A Journal & Guide

by Diana Gleadhill

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

This handsomely illustrated handbook introduces the nature, wildlife, history and people of Kamchatka in essays, a travel diary, maps and hundreds of color photographs. (ARC201, $24.95)

Marine Mammals of Alaska

Marine Mammals of Alaska

by Kate Wynne

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 75 PAGES

Designed for use in the field, this indispensable guide features large color photographs, key information and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska and Russia. Third edition. (ALA08, $25.00)

Kamchatka Map

Kamchatka Map

by ITMB

  • 2010
  • MAP

This double-sided map includes insets of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Geyser Valley and the Commander Islands. (RUS322, $10.95)

 
Russia Map

Russia Map


by International Travel Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided map covering the full route of the Trans-Siberian railway. (RUS264, $11.95)

Antler on the Sea, the Yup'ik and Chukchi of the Russian Far East

Antler on the Sea, the Yup'ik and Chukchi of the Russian Far East


by Anna Kerttula

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A portrait of the daily life, culture and economy of a typical village along the Chukotka Peninsula, written by an anthropologist who lived there for 18 months. (RUS100, $25.95)

Russian History, A Very Short Introduction

Russian History, A Very Short Introduction


by Geoffrey Hosking

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 154 PAGES

The noted scholar and historian Hosking ("Russia and the Russians" RUS208) covers the transformation of Russia from its pagan roots into a multi-ethnic empire in this remarkably concise shirt-pocket history. (RUS480, $11.95)

Siberia, A Cultural History

Siberia, A Cultural History


by Anthony Haywood

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Haywood traces the history of the region from early indigenous cultures through Stalin's reign to the present with aplomb. (SIB65, $16.95)

The Conquest of a Continent

The Conquest of a Continent


by W. Bruce Lincoln

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

The marvelous Lincoln captures the ambition and avarice of fur trappers, Cossacks, military adventurers and the Soviets in this well-told, sweeping history. (SIB37, $29.95)

The Reindeer People, Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia

The Reindeer People, Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia


by Piers Vitebsky

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

Vitebsky captures the hardships, challenges and routines of the nomadic Eveny people who live on the Siberian taiga. A portrait and tribute to a culture in symbiosis with reindeer. (SIB48, $26.95)

Art of Siberia


by Valentina Gorbatcheva

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

An illustrated account of the art produced by the wide-ranging, diverse peoples of Siberia. (SIB60, $39.95)

North to the Orient

North to the Orient


by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1966
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A classic account of pioneering aviation, this wonderfully written memoir includes adventures in Petropavlovsk and the Russian Far East, Japan and the Yangtze. (ARC36, $12.95)

Tent Life in Siberia

Tent Life in Siberia


by George Kennan | Larry McMurtry

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 425 PAGES

Kennan's spirited account of his adventures among the people, little-known cultures and snow-capped volcanoes of Kamchatka and the Russian Far East, originally published in 1871. (RUS142, $17.95)

Bering, The Russian Discovery of America

Bering, The Russian Discovery of America


by Orcutt Frost

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 330 PAGES

The first modern biography of the great explorer and an excellent account of still little-known regions of Kamchatka and the Russian Far East. The author draws on new evidence to reinvigorate the life and adventures of the seafaring Dane. (SIB33, $35.00)

Dersu the Trapper

Dersu the Trapper


by V.K. Arseniev | Malcolm Burr

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 358 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Captain Arseniev's mesmerizing account of adventure, exploration and friendship in the Russian Far East, source for the Kurosowa film. (SIB24, $16.00)

In Siberia

In Siberia


by Colin Thubron

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Thubron captures the beauty, personality, contradictions and harsh nature of this huge land in this classic account of a 15,000-mile, cross-continental odyssey from the Yenisei to Baikal, Khabarovsk and Magadan. (SIB14, $14.99)

Reeling in Russia, An Angler's Paradise

Reeling in Russia, An Angler's Paradise


by Fen Montaigne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A wonderfully written, entertaining and insightful portrait of modern Russia with a special focus on fishing in places like Baikal, Kamchatka and Kolyma. (RUS61, $18.95)

Steller's Island: Adventures of a Pioneer Naturalist in Alaska

Steller's Island: Adventures of a Pioneer Naturalist in Alaska


by Dean Littlepage

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The riveting tale of Vitus Bering's great six-year expedition from Kamchatka to Alaska -- and of naturalist Geog Steller's celebrated discoveries in Russia and the New World. (ALA242, $17.95)

The Other Side of Russia

The Other Side of Russia


by Sharon Hudgins

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 319 PAGES

A warm, insightful account of contemporary cultural and social life in Vladivostok, Irkutsk and other places in the Russian Far East, where the author lived in the 1990s. (SIB30, $22.95)

Travels in Siberia

Travels in Siberia


by Ian Frazier

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 529 PAGES

Practically bursting with affection for Russia, steeped in its literature -- and fresh from language lessons in Brighton Beach, Frazier journeys from Nome to Chukotka, Moscow to Novosibirsk, pays homage to Arseniev in Kamchatka and camps along the shores of Lake Baikal in this wide-eyed tale of the people, land and history of Siberia. He keeps his wit and humor intact through the bureaucracy, mangled arrangements and other challenges of modern Russia. (SIB64, $20.00)

A Dream in Polar Fog

A Dream in Polar Fog


by Yuri Rytkheu | Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 337 PAGES

A lyrical tale of life in the Arctic, traditional ways and cultural encounters, this absorbing novel follows the fate of a young Canadian explorer stranded among the Chukchi people on the edge of the Bering Sea. (SIB44, $15.00)

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific


by Sea Grant Alaska | Pieter Folkens

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PLASTIC CARD

This multi-panel waterproof card illustrates the region's 50 species of whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals. Includes full-color panels with typical behaviors, whalewatching guidelines and identification tips. (ALA143, $10.00)

Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change

Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change


by Richard Fisher

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

A complete primer for the volcano lover, this heavily illustrated book covers types of volcanoes and eruptions, worldwide distribution and the physics of their formation. (GEO02, $30.95)

Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia

Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia


by Mark Brazil

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 520 PAGES

Featuring 234 superb color plates, Brazil's comprehensive guide includes birds found in Japan, Korea and Taiwan along with adjacent areas of Asia and Kamchatka. (JPN332, $39.95)

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