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Lake Baikal to Mongolia

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Odyssey Guide Mongolia

MGL31
Carl Robinson
Odyssey Publications
2010
536
9622178081
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
For this comprehensive illustrated guide, Robinson incorporates contributions from friends and colleagues, including American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Mark Norrell and Smithsonian ethnographer William Fitzhugh.
$29.95

Modern Mongolia, Reclaiming Genghis Khan

MGL37
Paula Sabloff (Editor)
University of Pennsylvania Press
2002
148
092417191X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

In Siberia

SIB14
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins
2001
304
006095373X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
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.
$14.99

Mongolia Map

MGL03
Gizi Map
2012
1
9638680881
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This attractive map (1:2,500,000) includes a small street plan of Ulaanbaatar.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Lake Baikal

SIB63
Marc Di Duca
Bradt Publications
2010
208
184162294X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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 Trans-Mongolian railways.
$25.99

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook

MGL19
J. Bat-Ireediu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
212
1743211848
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to Khalkh Mongolian, the language spoken in Mongolia and surrounding parts of Russia and China.
$9.99

Genghis Khan, His Life and Legacy

MGL24
Paul Ratchnevsky, Thomas Nivison Haining (Translator)
Blackwell Publishers
1993
336
0631189491
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly biography of the 12th-century conqueror, ably translated from the German, offers great insight into life on the steppes of Central Asia and expansion of the Mongol empire. With illustrations, maps, chronology and dynastic tables and a new introduction.
$44.95

Moving With The Seasons

MGL80
Liza Carter
Liza Carter Art
2013
189
0989018709
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Writer and photographer Carter collaborated with a Mongolian family in making this book, an intimate season-by-season account of nomadic Mongolian life on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the people’s daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity.
$48.00

Siberia on Fire: Stories and Essays

SIB04
Valentin Rasputin
Northern Illinois University Press
1990
252
0875805477
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Born in Irkutsk, where he still lives, Rasputin combines great insight and supple prose with passion for his homeland in this collection of six stories and six essays.
$20.00

Women of Mongolia

MGL07
Martha Avery
University of Washington Press
1996
187
0937321052
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An astoundingly diverse sample of contemporary Mongolian women from every segment of the country. Each woman is profiled with a photograph and a brief first-person description of her life.
$19.95

Lake Baikal

SIB72
Jim Denevan
Distributed Art Publishers
2011
176
1934435430
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In 2010 artist Jim Denevan traveled to Siberia's Lake Baikal to create a stunning, ephemeral artwork: he and his team inscribed the ice with a series of circles based on the Fibonacci sequence (where each number is the sum of the previous two). This gorgeous, oversize book (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches) documents the project in 90 full-color photographs by Jake Burghart and Peter Hinson and includes a documentary DVD. It's a splendid introduction to the region's harshness and beauty.
$65.00

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

CAS106
Jack Weatherford
Crown
2005
352
0609809644
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weatherford interweaves his own travels and field work on the Central Asian steppe, much of it on horseback, with a lively portrait of Genghis Khan and the world of the medieval Mongols
$16.00

In the Empire of Genghis Khan, A Journey Among Nomads

MGL40
Stanley Stewart
Lyons Press
2004
266
1592281060
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Mixing anecdote and history, this spirited tale is an epic journey across Eurasia to Mongolia, much of it on horseback. Stewart captures the warmth and spirit of people he encountered.
$14.95

Sacred Sea, A Journey to Lake Baikal

SIB56
Peter Thomson
Oxford University Press
2009
336
0195387333
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Travels in Siberia

SIB64
Ian Frazier
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
529
0312610602
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing account, Frazier (Great Plains) turns his practiced eye and famous wit on contemporary Siberia’s land, people, mind-boggling conservation issues and other challenges.
$20.00

Walking the Gobi

MGL56
Helen Thayer
Mountaineers
2008
272
1594851123
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Thayer weaves her experiences on a camel trek with a portrait of the region's nomadic cultures and natural history.
$17.95

Mongolian Folktales

MGL06
Hilary Roe Metternich
University of Washington Press
1996
131
0937321060
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A well-chosen collection of stories with dramatic paper-cut illustrations by Norovsambuugiin Baatartsog.
$19.95

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

EUR276
Norman Arlott
Princeton University Press
2007
240
0691133727
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Bradt Guide Lake Baikal

SIB63
Marc Di Duca
Bradt Publications
2010
208
184162294X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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 Trans-Mongolian railways.
$25.99

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook

MGL19
J. Bat-Ireediu
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
212
1743211848
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to Khalkh Mongolian, the language spoken in Mongolia and surrounding parts of Russia and China.
$9.99

Genghis Khan, His Life and Legacy

MGL24
Paul Ratchnevsky, Thomas Nivison Haining (Translator)
Blackwell Publishers
1993
336
0631189491
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly biography of the 12th-century conqueror, ably translated from the German, offers great insight into life on the steppes of Central Asia and expansion of the Mongol empire. With illustrations, maps, chronology and dynastic tables and a new introduction.
$44.95

Moving With The Seasons

MGL80
Liza Carter
Liza Carter Art
2013
189
0989018709
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Writer and photographer Carter collaborated with a Mongolian family in making this book, an intimate season-by-season account of nomadic Mongolian life on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the people’s daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity.
$48.00

Siberia on Fire: Stories and Essays

SIB04
Valentin Rasputin
Northern Illinois University Press
1990
252
0875805477
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Born in Irkutsk, where he still lives, Rasputin combines great insight and supple prose with passion for his homeland in this collection of six stories and six essays.
$20.00

Women of Mongolia

MGL07
Martha Avery
University of Washington Press
1996
187
0937321052
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An astoundingly diverse sample of contemporary Mongolian women from every segment of the country. Each woman is profiled with a photograph and a brief first-person description of her life.
$19.95

Lake Baikal

SIB72
Jim Denevan
Distributed Art Publishers
2011
176
1934435430
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In 2010 artist Jim Denevan traveled to Siberia's Lake Baikal to create a stunning, ephemeral artwork: he and his team inscribed the ice with a series of circles based on the Fibonacci sequence (where each number is the sum of the previous two). This gorgeous, oversize book (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches) documents the project in 90 full-color photographs by Jake Burghart and Peter Hinson and includes a documentary DVD. It's a splendid introduction to the region's harshness and beauty.
$65.00

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

CAS106
Jack Weatherford
Crown
2005
352
0609809644
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weatherford interweaves his own travels and field work on the Central Asian steppe, much of it on horseback, with a lively portrait of Genghis Khan and the world of the medieval Mongols
$16.00

In the Empire of Genghis Khan, A Journey Among Nomads

MGL40
Stanley Stewart
Lyons Press
2004
266
1592281060
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Mixing anecdote and history, this spirited tale is an epic journey across Eurasia to Mongolia, much of it on horseback. Stewart captures the warmth and spirit of people he encountered.
$14.95

Sacred Sea, A Journey to Lake Baikal

SIB56
Peter Thomson
Oxford University Press
2009
336
0195387333
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Travels in Siberia

SIB64
Ian Frazier
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
529
0312610602
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this absorbing account, Frazier (Great Plains) turns his practiced eye and famous wit on contemporary Siberia’s land, people, mind-boggling conservation issues and other challenges.
$20.00

Walking the Gobi

MGL56
Helen Thayer
Mountaineers
2008
272
1594851123
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Thayer weaves her experiences on a camel trek with a portrait of the region's nomadic cultures and natural history.
$17.95

Mongolian Folktales

MGL06
Hilary Roe Metternich
University of Washington Press
1996
131
0937321060
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A well-chosen collection of stories with dramatic paper-cut illustrations by Norovsambuugiin Baatartsog.
$19.95

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

EUR276
Norman Arlott
Princeton University Press
2007
240
0691133727
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

More Books

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

RUS100
Anna Kerttula
Cornell University Press
2000
240
0801486858
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.95

Bones of the Master, A Journey to Secret Mongolia

CHN96
George Crane
Bantam Doubleday
2001
304
0553379089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An odd, captivating biography of a 75-year-old Zen monk who escaped Inner Mongolia in the wake of China's Great Leap Forward in 1959, and the tale of his unlikely journey back to China with the author.
$17.00

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.
$18.00

Commonwealth of Independent States Map

RUS133
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2
3828300952
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map of the entire CIS, divided into Western Russia (at a scale of 1:2,000,000) and eastern Russia (1:8,000,000).
$14.95

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

RUS98
Peter Dimock (Editor), Richard Pipes
Vintage Books
1996
431
0679745440
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A serious but readable analysis of the Russian Revolution.
$17.95

Dersu the Trapper

SIB24
V.K. Arseniev, Malcolm Burr (Editor)
1996
358
0929701496
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Captain Arseniev's mesmerizing account of adventure, exploration and friendship in the Russian Far East, source for the Kurosowa film.
$16.00

Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs

MGL17
Michael Novacek
Doubleday
1997
352
0385477759
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Novacek pens an amazing tale of discovery in the Gobi Desert that captures the thrill of exploration and the challenges of field work as well as the story of paleontology and travel in the footsteps of the legendary Roy Chapman Andrews.
$18.95

The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia

CAS43
Rene Grousset
Rutgers
1989
687
0813513049
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of the region, originally published in 1939 and translated from the French.
$48.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites.
$14.99

A History of Inner Asia

CAS51
Svat Soucek
Cambridge University Press
2000
384
0521657040
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible introduction to the history of Eurasia from the arrival of Islam to Russian conquest, covering the present-day countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. With 13 maps and dynastic charts.
$45.99

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire

CAS35
David Christian
Blackwell Publishers
1998
472
0631208143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of the region from the Stone Age to the 13th-century Mongol Empire. This book will appeal to the traveler with a serious interest in the cultural origins of the region.
$75.95

In Secret Mongolia

MGL13
Henning Haslund
S.C.B.
1995
366
0932813275
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
First published in 1934 as "Tents in Mongolia," Haslund's account of Sven Hedlin's 1927-30 Central Asiatic Expedition combines his tales of adventure and misadventure with notes on gods, myths and Shamans.
$16.95

In the Land of White Death, An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

SIB16
Valerian Albanov, David Roberts (Introduction), Jon Krakauer (Editor)
Modern Library
2001
243
067978361X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A spare account of Albanov's 90-day trek over the open pack to Cape Flora. After drifting helplessly north for over a year, Albanov and ten colleagues abandon ship, and set out on foot for Franz Josef Land with a sledge, makeshift boat -- and only the map from the endpaper of Nansen's Farthest North.
$17.00

Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 1741-1742

RUS63
Georg Wilhelm Steller, O. W. Frost (Editor)
Stanford University Press
1994
252
0804721815
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The original account of the European discovery of Alaska, including a vivid description of the harrowing return voyage.
$30.75

Lonely Planet Mongolia

MGL04
Michael Kohn
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
304
1742202993
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring 46 maps, background detail on the country and culture and practical information for the traveler.
$29.99

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

SIB13
Slavomir Rawicz
Lyons Press
2016
288
149302261X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Mongolia in the 20th Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan

MGL28
Stephen Kotkin (Editor), Bruce Elleman (Editor)
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2000
336
0765605368
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, scholarly survey of Mongolia's history over the past hundred years, including Mongol communities in Russia and China.
$52.95

The Mongols

MGL38
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
1986
48
0850453720
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Short, yet informative, this military history of the Mongol Empire in the Men-at-Arms series features full-color depictions of the medieval Mongols, archival illustrations and an overview of Mongol history, warfare and sieges.
$17.95

News from Tartary

CAS46
Peter Fleming
Northwestern University Press
1999
384
0810160714
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fleming's rousing account of a 3,500-mile jaunt from Peking to Sinkiang and on to India, a classic of imperial British wit and style.
$18.95

North to the Orient

ARC36
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Harcourt Books
1966
168
0156671409
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic account of pioneering aviation, this wonderfully written memoir includes adventures in Petropavlovsk and the Russian Far East, Japan and the Yangtze.
$12.95

The Other Side of Russia

SIB30
Sharon Hudgins
Texas A&M University Press
2004
319
1585444049
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

The Portable Chekhov

RUS99
Avrahm Yarmolinsky (Translator), Anton Chekhov
Viking
1987
634
0140150358
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov.
$20.00

Przewalski's Horse, The History and Biology of an Endangered Species

MGL12
Lee Boyd (Editor), Katharine Houpt (Editor)
SUNY
1994
313
0791418901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The story of the only truly wild horse, mostly focused on what has been learned from captive rearing programs.
$22.95

Reeling in Russia, An Angler's Paradise

RUS61
Fen Montaigne
St. Martin's Press
1998
275
031220809X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, entertaining and insightful portrait of modern Russia with a special focus on fishing in places like Baikal, Kamchatka and Kolyma.
$18.95

Russia and the Russians, A History

RUS208
Geoffrey Hosking
Harvard University Press
2011
752
0674061950
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping history by a leading scholar tackles with clarity the scope and breadth of the Russian empire from its Kievan beginnings through Imperial expansion, revolution and the Soviet period all the way to the 21st century.
$29.00

Shamans Through Time: 500 Year on the Path to Knowledge

GEN202
Jeremy Narby (Editor), Francis Huxley (Editor)
St. Martin's Press
2004
354
1585423629
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of interviews and observations on Shamanism.
$16.95

Siberia, Siberia

SIB01
Valentin Rasputin
Northwestern
1997
438
0810115751
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
1
0
A sweeping account of the exploration, conquest and colonization of Russia's "West," beginning with the crossing of the Ural Mountains by the Cossacks in 1580.
$22.95

The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, Siberian Folk Tales

SIB12
James Riordan
Interlink Publishing Group
1991
205
0940793652
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of tales from throughout Siberia, divided thematically, and with an excellent introduction by James Riordan. Many of the stories feature the harsh setting of the tundra and importance of the spirit.
$11.95

Tent Life in Siberia

RUS142
George Kennan, Larry McMurtry (Introduction)
Skyhorse
2011
425
1602390452
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Trans-Siberian Handbook

RUS73
Bryn Thomas
Trailblazer
2014
528
1905864566
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features maps, history and practical details for cities and sights from Moscow to Irkutsk and Vladivostok.
$22.95

The Travels of Marco Polo

CAS05
Marco Polo, Cliff Nagel (Translator)
Penguin
2016
480
0241253055
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The memories of a 13th-century journey to China along the Silk Road, among the most famous travel accounts ever. Describing exotic plants, birds, precious gems, silks and spices with a merchant's eye, this superb geographer recounts his 20 years of travel.
$16.00

White Sky, Black Ice

ALA164
Stan Jones
Soho Press
2003
264
1569473331
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this first rate murder mystery state trooper Nathan Active returns to Chukchi from Anchorage to confront a memorable cast of characters -- and figure out why two young men have killed themselves.
$9.99

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman's Last Journey

SIB20
Ralph Leighton
W. W. Norton & Company
2000
260
0393320693
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A humorous account of eccentric Noble Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman and his good friend -- and their obsessive quest for Tuva.
$17.95

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

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

RUS100
Anna Kerttula
Cornell University Press
2000
240
0801486858
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.95

Bones of the Master, A Journey to Secret Mongolia

CHN96
George Crane
Bantam Doubleday
2001
304
0553379089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An odd, captivating biography of a 75-year-old Zen monk who escaped Inner Mongolia in the wake of China's Great Leap Forward in 1959, and the tale of his unlikely journey back to China with the author.
$17.00

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.
$18.00

Commonwealth of Independent States Map

RUS133
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2
3828300952
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map of the entire CIS, divided into Western Russia (at a scale of 1:2,000,000) and eastern Russia (1:8,000,000).
$14.95

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

RUS98
Peter Dimock (Editor), Richard Pipes
Vintage Books
1996
431
0679745440
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A serious but readable analysis of the Russian Revolution.
$17.95

Dersu the Trapper

SIB24
V.K. Arseniev, Malcolm Burr (Editor)
1996
358
0929701496
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Captain Arseniev's mesmerizing account of adventure, exploration and friendship in the Russian Far East, source for the Kurosowa film.
$16.00

Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs

MGL17
Michael Novacek
Doubleday
1997
352
0385477759
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Novacek pens an amazing tale of discovery in the Gobi Desert that captures the thrill of exploration and the challenges of field work as well as the story of paleontology and travel in the footsteps of the legendary Roy Chapman Andrews.
$18.95

The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia

CAS43
Rene Grousset
Rutgers
1989
687
0813513049
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of the region, originally published in 1939 and translated from the French.
$48.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites.
$14.99

A History of Inner Asia

CAS51
Svat Soucek
Cambridge University Press
2000
384
0521657040
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible introduction to the history of Eurasia from the arrival of Islam to Russian conquest, covering the present-day countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. With 13 maps and dynastic charts.
$45.99

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire

CAS35
David Christian
Blackwell Publishers
1998
472
0631208143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of the region from the Stone Age to the 13th-century Mongol Empire. This book will appeal to the traveler with a serious interest in the cultural origins of the region.
$75.95

In Secret Mongolia

MGL13
Henning Haslund
S.C.B.
1995
366
0932813275
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
First published in 1934 as "Tents in Mongolia," Haslund's account of Sven Hedlin's 1927-30 Central Asiatic Expedition combines his tales of adventure and misadventure with notes on gods, myths and Shamans.
$16.95

In the Land of White Death, An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

SIB16
Valerian Albanov, David Roberts (Introduction), Jon Krakauer (Editor)
Modern Library
2001
243
067978361X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A spare account of Albanov's 90-day trek over the open pack to Cape Flora. After drifting helplessly north for over a year, Albanov and ten colleagues abandon ship, and set out on foot for Franz Josef Land with a sledge, makeshift boat -- and only the map from the endpaper of Nansen's Farthest North.
$17.00

Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 1741-1742

RUS63
Georg Wilhelm Steller, O. W. Frost (Editor)
Stanford University Press
1994
252
0804721815
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The original account of the European discovery of Alaska, including a vivid description of the harrowing return voyage.
$30.75

Lonely Planet Mongolia

MGL04
Michael Kohn
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
304
1742202993
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the Lonely Planet style featuring 46 maps, background detail on the country and culture and practical information for the traveler.
$29.99

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

SIB13
Slavomir Rawicz
Lyons Press
2016
288
149302261X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Mongolia in the 20th Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan

MGL28
Stephen Kotkin (Editor), Bruce Elleman (Editor)
M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
2000
336
0765605368
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, scholarly survey of Mongolia's history over the past hundred years, including Mongol communities in Russia and China.
$52.95

The Mongols

MGL38
Stephen Turnbull
Osprey Publishing
1986
48
0850453720
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Short, yet informative, this military history of the Mongol Empire in the Men-at-Arms series features full-color depictions of the medieval Mongols, archival illustrations and an overview of Mongol history, warfare and sieges.
$17.95

News from Tartary

CAS46
Peter Fleming
Northwestern University Press
1999
384
0810160714
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fleming's rousing account of a 3,500-mile jaunt from Peking to Sinkiang and on to India, a classic of imperial British wit and style.
$18.95

North to the Orient

ARC36
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Harcourt Books
1966
168
0156671409
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic account of pioneering aviation, this wonderfully written memoir includes adventures in Petropavlovsk and the Russian Far East, Japan and the Yangtze.
$12.95

The Other Side of Russia

SIB30
Sharon Hudgins
Texas A&M University Press
2004
319
1585444049
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.95

The Portable Chekhov

RUS99
Avrahm Yarmolinsky (Translator), Anton Chekhov
Viking
1987
634
0140150358
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov.
$20.00

Przewalski's Horse, The History and Biology of an Endangered Species

MGL12
Lee Boyd (Editor), Katharine Houpt (Editor)
SUNY
1994
313
0791418901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The story of the only truly wild horse, mostly focused on what has been learned from captive rearing programs.
$22.95

Reeling in Russia, An Angler's Paradise

RUS61
Fen Montaigne
St. Martin's Press
1998
275
031220809X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written, entertaining and insightful portrait of modern Russia with a special focus on fishing in places like Baikal, Kamchatka and Kolyma.
$18.95

Russia and the Russians, A History

RUS208
Geoffrey Hosking
Harvard University Press
2011
752
0674061950
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This sweeping history by a leading scholar tackles with clarity the scope and breadth of the Russian empire from its Kievan beginnings through Imperial expansion, revolution and the Soviet period all the way to the 21st century.
$29.00

Shamans Through Time: 500 Year on the Path to Knowledge

GEN202
Jeremy Narby (Editor), Francis Huxley (Editor)
St. Martin's Press
2004
354
1585423629
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of interviews and observations on Shamanism.
$16.95

Siberia, Siberia

SIB01
Valentin Rasputin
Northwestern
1997
438
0810115751
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
1
0
A sweeping account of the exploration, conquest and colonization of Russia's "West," beginning with the crossing of the Ural Mountains by the Cossacks in 1580.
$22.95

The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, Siberian Folk Tales

SIB12
James Riordan
Interlink Publishing Group
1991
205
0940793652
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of tales from throughout Siberia, divided thematically, and with an excellent introduction by James Riordan. Many of the stories feature the harsh setting of the tundra and importance of the spirit.
$11.95

Tent Life in Siberia

RUS142
George Kennan, Larry McMurtry (Introduction)
Skyhorse
2011
425
1602390452
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

Trans-Siberian Handbook

RUS73
Bryn Thomas
Trailblazer
2014
528
1905864566
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features maps, history and practical details for cities and sights from Moscow to Irkutsk and Vladivostok.
$22.95

The Travels of Marco Polo

CAS05
Marco Polo, Cliff Nagel (Translator)
Penguin
2016
480
0241253055
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The memories of a 13th-century journey to China along the Silk Road, among the most famous travel accounts ever. Describing exotic plants, birds, precious gems, silks and spices with a merchant's eye, this superb geographer recounts his 20 years of travel.
$16.00

White Sky, Black Ice

ALA164
Stan Jones
Soho Press
2003
264
1569473331
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this first rate murder mystery state trooper Nathan Active returns to Chukchi from Anchorage to confront a memorable cast of characters -- and figure out why two young men have killed themselves.
$9.99

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman's Last Journey

SIB20
Ralph Leighton
W. W. Norton & Company
2000
260
0393320693
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A humorous account of eccentric Noble Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman and his good friend -- and their obsessive quest for Tuva.
$17.95

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

CHN85
John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2000
586
0198549407
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to the birds of China, featuring 128 color plates illustrating 1,300 species of birds. Contains introductory chapters on the history of ornithology in China, biogeography, and conservation.
$124.00

For Kids

Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs, A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

MGL26
Ann Bausum
2000
64
0792271238
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Bausum's absorbing biography of Chapman Andrews, one of the greatest fossil hunters, features archival photographs of daring camel-and-car Central Asiatic Expedition to the Gobi, which made big news in the 1920s (bringing back the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered).
$17.95

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$7.99

For Kids

Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs, A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

MGL26
Ann Bausum
2000
64
0792271238
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Bausum's absorbing biography of Chapman Andrews, one of the greatest fossil hunters, features archival photographs of daring camel-and-car Central Asiatic Expedition to the Gobi, which made big news in the 1920s (bringing back the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered).
$17.95

The Endless Steppe, Growing Up in Siberia

SIB07
Esther Hautzig, Jean-Francois Podevin (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1995
243
006447027X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of a girl, mother and grandmother shipped to a forced labor camp in Siberia.
$7.99