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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)

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

by Jack Weatherford

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Weatherford, who has lived and studied in Mongolia, interweaves his own travels and field work on the Central Asian steppes, much of it on horseback, with a lively portrait of Genghis Khan and the world of the medieval Mongols. The Mongols introduced not only mayhem, but also paper, printing, gunpowder, the compass and trousers to their far-flung empire. (CAS106, $15.00)

Trans-Siberian Handbook

Trans-Siberian Handbook

by Bryn Thomas

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

This guide features maps, history and practical details for cities and sights from Moscow to Irkutsk and Vladivostok. (RUS73, $21.95)

Russia Map

Russia Map

by International Travel Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

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

 
Mongolia Map

Mongolia Map


by Gizi Map

  • 2011
  • MAP

This attractive map (1:2,500,000) includes a small street plan of Ulaanbaatar. (MGL03, $14.95)

Bradt Guide Lake Baikal

Bradt Guide Lake Baikal


by Marc Di Duca

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

Di Duca brings pluck and wit to this first-ever guide to Baikal and surroundings, which includes an overview of the five national parks in the immediate vicinity along with chapters on Irkutsk and both the Trans-Siberian and Tran-Mongolian railways. (SIB63, $25.99)

Eyewitness Guide Moscow

Eyewitness Guide Moscow


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

This outstanding guide covers Moscow's culture, history and attractions with maps, site plans and hundreds of color photographs. (RUS164, $25.00)

Lonely Planet Mongolia

Lonely Planet Mongolia


by Michael Kohn

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring 46 maps, background detail on the country and culture and practical information for the traveler. (MGL04, $29.99)

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook


by J. Bat-Ireediu

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 212 PAGES

A handy pocket guide to Khalkh Mongolian, the language spoken in Mongolia and surrounding parts of Russia and China. (MGL19, $9.99)

Gulag, A History

Gulag, A History


by Anne Applebaum

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 677 PAGES

A massive, fascinating and thoroughly unsettling history of Russia's infamous Gulag. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's noteworthy for its expansive view, effortless prose and prodigious research. (SIB34, $18.95)

Horse Song, The Naadam of Mongolia

Horse Song, The Naadam of Mongolia


by Ted Lewin | Betsy Lewin

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 32 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Caldecott winners Ted and Betsy Lewin depict the splendor of the Naadam festival and the intricacies of Mongolian culture in this terrific, gorgeously illustrated account of their travels. Geared for children, enjoyable for the whole family. (MGL61, $19.95)

Modern Mongolia, Reclaiming Genghis Khan

Modern Mongolia, Reclaiming Genghis Khan


by Paula Sabloff

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 148 PAGES

This slim primer, richly illustrated with 120 color photographs, covers the sweep and excitement of 20th-century Mongolian history, the country's nomadic heritage and the legacy of Genghis Khan. (MGL37, $24.95)

Siberia, A History of the People

Siberia, A History of the People


by Janet M. Hartley

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 312 PAGES
  • COMING IN AUGUST

Through personal narratives and case studies, Hartley humanizes the Siberian wilderness. She tells the tales of the refugees, prisoners and pioneers who have lived in the inhospitable place over the last four centuries. (SIB75, $38.00)

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 Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia

The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia


by Rene Grousset

  • HISTORY
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 687 PAGES

The classic history of the region, originally published in 1939 and translated from the French. (CAS43, $34.95)

To the Edge of the World, The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express

To the Edge of the World, The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express


by Christian Wolmar

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

Weaving together fascinating personality sketches, vivid travelogue and socio-economics, Christian Wolmar examines the success of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the vital artery that stretches 6,000 miles across the impressive landscape of the expansive nation. (SIB76, $27.99)

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)

In the Empire of Genghis Khan, A Journey Among Nomads

In the Empire of Genghis Khan, A Journey Among Nomads


by Stanley Stewart

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 266 PAGES

Mixing anecdote and history, Stewart captures the warmth and spirit of people he encountered in this spirited tale of an epic journey across Eurasia, much of it on horseback, to Mongolia. (MGL40, $14.95)

Midnight in Siberia, A Journey into the Heart of Russia

Midnight in Siberia, A Journey into the Heart of Russia


by David Greene

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

In this eye-opening travelogue, NPR Moscow bureau chief David Greene takes a 6,000-mile ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, capturing the soul of contemporary Russia. (RUS518, $26.95)

Sacred Sea, A Journey to Lake Baikal

Sacred Sea, A Journey to Lake Baikal


by Peter Thomson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Senior editor of National Public Radio's Living on Earth, Thomson blends personal tales with journalism, natural history and cultural insights in this lyrical account of a six-month journey. (SIB56, $29.95)

The Bloody White Baron

The Bloody White Baron


by James Palmer

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

Palmer turns his biography of the rabidly anti-Semitic madman Baron Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg -- and his improbable reign as the last Khan of Mongolia -- into a fascinating tale of politics run amok in Mongolia and the Russian Far East. (MGL66, $15.99)

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar


by Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and China, returning home via the Trans-Siberian Express. (ASA40, $15.95)

The Long Walk, The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

The Long Walk, The True Story of a Trek to Freedom


by Slavomir Rawicz

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

This remarkable tale follows the odyssey of cavalry officer Rawicz and six fellow prisoners from their capture in Moscow under Stalin to a prison camp in Yakutsk and escape across Siberia and the Gobi to Tibet and over the Himalayas to India. Originally published in 1956. (SIB13, $16.95)

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)

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago


by Boris Pasternak | Richard Pevear | Larissa Volokhonsky

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace (RUS391), Anna Karenina (RUS81) and The Death of Ivan Illyich (RUS391) comes a stunning new translation of Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece, last translated in 1958. (RUS222, $16.95)

Mongolian Folktales

Mongolian Folktales


by Hilary Roe Metternich

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 131 PAGES

A well-chosen collection of stories with dramatic paper-cut illustrations by Norovsambuugiin Baatartsog. (MGL06, $19.95)

Nights at the Circus

Nights at the Circus


by Angela Carter

  • LITERATURE
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

This wildly inventive, bawdy tale follows an enchanted circus and its six-foot-two winged star from turn-of-the-century London to St. Petersburg and Siberia. Ever since reading this novel, we've wanted to take the Trans-Siberian. (RUS189, $16.00)

The Shadow Walker

The Shadow Walker


by Michael Walters

  • MYSTERY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Walter's cunning tale of multiple murder (so unusual in modern Mongolia that a British detective is called in to help him on the case) is set against vivid descriptions of Mongolia, its people and culture. (MGL63, $19.00)

Wolf Totem

Wolf Totem


by Jiang Rong

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

Defiant, unyielding, feared, hunted and revered, the great Mongolian wolf is the heart and center of Rong's epic tale of a young man from Beijing and his surprising encounters on the Mongolian steppe. A stirring epic, allegory and elegy for a vanished way of life, the novel won the first Man Asia Prize. (CHN471, $16.00)

Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan: Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings

Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan: Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings


by Norman Arlott

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

This Princeton Illustrated Checklist, spanning all of the Russian Arctic, Europe, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and the Middle East, features 80 color plates with range maps and succinct descriptions. (EUR276, $29.95)

Birds of Mongolia


by Sundev Gombobaatar

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • COMING IN JULY

This first modern field guide to the diverse birds of Mongolia features 83 color plates, species descriptions, and maps. (MGL62, $35.00)

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