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Russian Far East & Kamchatka

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RUSSIAN FAR EAST & KAMCHATKA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $67 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Kamchatka, A Journal & Guide

ARC201
Diana Gleadhill
Odyssey Publications
2007
312
9622177808
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsomely illustrated handbook introduces the nature, wildlife, history and people of Kamchatka in essays, a travel diary, maps and hundreds of color photographs.
$24.95

Russia from Lake Baikal to Vladivostok

RUS576
Reise Know How
Reise & Verkehrsverlag
2016
1
3831773807
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:2,000,000, this double-sided map presents the far Eastern side of Russia in color.
$14.95

Russia Map

RUS264
International Travel Maps
ITMB
2011
2
1553413865
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map covering the full route of the Trans-Siberian railway at a scale of 1:6,000,000.
$12.95

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

Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North

ARC22
Yuri Sleskine
Cornell University Press
1996
456
0801481783
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating overview of the 26 ethnic groups found in the Russian North, including Lapps, Eskimos, Aleuts, Uralic and Turkic nomads.
$28.95

Gulag, A History

SIB34
Anne Applebaum
Doubleday
2004
677
1400034094
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Restless Empire, A Historical Atlas of Russia

RUS549
Ian Barnes
Harvard University Press
2015
256
0674504674
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
British historian Barnes presents the epic sweep of Russian history, from the first Slavic migrations to the age of Putin, in this beautifully illustrated, full-color atlas.
$35.00

Siberia, A Cultural History

SIB65
Anthony Haywood
Oxford University Press
2010
288
0199754187
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Haywood traces the history of the region from early indigenous cultures through Stalin's reign to the present with aplomb.
$16.95

The Conquest of a Continent

SIB37
W. Bruce Lincoln
Cornell University Press
2007
528
0801489229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The marvelous Lincoln captures the ambition and avarice of fur trappers, Cossacks, military adventurers and the Soviets in this well-told, sweeping history.
$29.95

The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

SIB80
Daniel Beer
Alfred Knopf
2017
496
0307958906
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beer explores how Siberia, the "vast prison without a roof," became a breeding ground for radical thinkers who later instigated the Russian Revolution and ruled the country. A brutal history that covers the years between 1801 and 1917.
$35.00

The Museum at the End of the World, Encounters in the Russian Far East

SIB39
Alexia Bloch, Laurel Kendall
University of Pennsylvania Press
2004
231
0812218787
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this astute book, two anthropologists recount their 1998 journey in the footsteps of Franz Boas and the ambitious Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902), interweaving their own travels with history and ethnography. With chapters on travels in Chukotka, Magadan, Anadyr, Khabarovsk, Petropavlovsk and Esso in Kamchatka's central volcanic range.
$29.95

The Reindeer People, Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia

SIB48
Piers Vitebsky
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
496
0618773576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.95

The Russian Revolution, A New History

RUS589
Sean McMeekin
Hachette
2017
384
0465039901
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With recent scholarship, this history shines new light on the Bolshevik Revolution, a momentous event that is fundamental to understanding modern-day Russia.
$32.00

Art of Siberia

SIB60
Valentina Gorbatcheva
Parkstone
2008
256
1844845621
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated account of the art produced by the wide-ranging, diverse peoples of Siberia.
$39.95

North to the Orient

ARC36
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Lightning Source
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

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

The Raven's Gift, A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness

SIB62
Jonathan Turk
St. Martin's Press
2011
336
0312611773
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Scientist adventurer Turk's illuminating account of a physical and spiritual journey to Siberia -- and his encounters with Moolynaut, a Koryak shaman.
$18.99

Bering, The Russian Discovery of America

SIB33
Orcutt Frost
Yale University Press
2014
354
0300100590
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.00

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

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

ALA242
Dean Littlepage
Mountaineers
2006
256
1594850577
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

The Bloody White Baron

MGL66
James Palmer
Hachette
2011
274
0465022073
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

The Great Railway Bazaar

ASA40
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658947
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

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

A Dream in Polar Fog

SIB44
Yuri Rytkheu, Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse (Translator)
Archipelago Books
2006
337
0977857611
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Snow in May, Stories

RUS516
Kseniya Melnik
Macmillan
2014
288
1627790071
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These nine slice-of-life stories follow the interrelated lives of a diverse cast of characters. Each tale is set in a different time, but the place remains the same: Magadan, a small Siberian port town in Russia's far east.
$25.00

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

Genesis

PHT46
Sebastiao Salgado (Photographer)
Taschen
2013
3836538725
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Organized geographically, Salgado's love letter to the planet and its wild places shows the people, nature and landscapes of Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia, and the Pantanal in sumptuous black-and-white photographs.
$69.99

Steller's History of Kamchatka

SIB36
Georg Wilhelm Steller
University of Alaska Press
2003
1889963496
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Steller's handwritten notes on Kamchatka and the Kamchadals, written in 1743-1744 after Bering's Second Kamchatka Expedition, are here translated into English for the first time.
$34.95

The Tiger, A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

SIB66
John Vaillant
Vintage Books
2012
320
0307268934
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The chilling true story of Yuri Trush’s hunt for a man-eating tiger set against the backdrop of Russia’s most remote frontier, where the native people worship tigers but poachers threaten their survival.
$16.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia

JPN264
Shimba Tadao
Yale University Press
2008
512
0300135564
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide, featuring 800 color photo-graphs, up-to-date range maps and identification, covers the birds of not only Japan but also neighboring mainland Korea, Northeast China and Eastern Siberia.
$44.00

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

JPN332
Mark Brazil
Princeton University Press
2009
520
0691139261
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

For Kids

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

The Littlest Matryoshka

RUS534
Kathryn Brown (Illustrator), Corinne Demas Bliss
1999
32
0786801530
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Nina, the smallest of six Russian nesting dolls, is separated from her sisters and must find her way home in this warm picture book for readers ages 4 to 8.
$16.99

Anastasia and Her Sisters

RUS541
Carolyn Meyer
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
320
1481403265
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Favorite YA author Meyer returns with this novel about the Romanovs told from the perspective of the youngest daughter, Anastasia, who reveals that while her life may seem like a fairy tale it is anything but.
$17.99

Anastasia, The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

RUS540
Carolyn Meyer
Scholastic Inc.
2013
210
0545535786
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Writing in her diary, Anastasia narrates the course of her life, from her glamorous upbringing in the royal palace to her capture and imprisonment by the Bolsheviks during WWI.
$6.99

Favorite Russian Fairy Tales

RUS538
Simon Galkin (Illustrator), Arthur Ransome
Dover Publications
1995
96
0486286320
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six classic tales from Russian folklore that feature witches and wizards, glamorous princesses and the famous Firebird.
$4.00

Russian Picture Word Book

RUS537
Barbara Steadman (Illustrator), Svetlana Rogers
Dover Publications
2003
32
0486426718
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated word book with more than 500 objects labeled in Russian in 15 different scenes -- including home, school and farm. Great for children of all ages.
$3.99

Peter the Great

RUS536
Diane Stanley
HarperCollins
1999
32
068816708X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A full-color biography of Peter the Great, whose curiosity and determination transformed Russia into a major European power. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

Angel on the Square

RUS535
Gloria Whelan
HarperCollins
2003
293
0064408795
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A lady-in-waiting for the household of Tsar Nicholas II, 12-year-old Katya is torn between patriotism and political awareness during the Russian Revolution in this coming-of-age tale.
$9.99

Gina from Siberia, 5,681 Miles from Home

SIB79
Chance Bone (Illustrator), Jane Bernstein, Charlotte Glynn
Consortium
2017
32
0997431563
HARD COVER
Literature
11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Based on a true story, this children's book features Gina, a terrier, who moves to the USA at the conclusion of the Cold War. Not happy with her new digs, she talks with her new friends about Siberia. A heartwarming story, written for ages 4 to 7.
$17.95

More Books

A History of the Peoples of Siberia, Russia's North Asian Colony 1581-1990

SIB03
James Forsyth
Cambridge University Press
1992
455
0521477719
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An ethnohistory of the people of Siberia from Russian conquest to the 1980s. Forsyth looks at 30 indigenous groups, comparing their experience with Eskimos and Indians in North America.
$62.00

Siberia, A History of the People

SIB75
Janet M. Hartley
Yale University Press
2014
312
0300167946
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$38.00

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

SIB76
Christian Wolmar
Hachette
2016
320
1610396367
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.99

In Manchuria, A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

CHN780
Michael Meyer
Bloomsbury USA
2015
384
1620402882
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Meyer blends narrative nonfiction, memoir and reportage for an honest look at rural China (Dongbei, formerly known as Manchuria). He gives voice to a phenomenon that is sweeping China as villages shift from communes to company towns while also traveling the region, searching for traces of its banished history.
$19.00

Putin Mystique

RUS555
Anna Arutunyan
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
330
1566569907
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this exploration of the love-hate relationship between the Russians and their notorious leader, journalist Arutunyan hypothesizes that Putin’s power stems from the people he rules.
$20.00

The New Tsar, The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

RUS567
Steven Lee Myers
Vintage Books
2016
592
0345802799
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Complicated world leader, former KGB agent and man of enormous ambition, Myers' Putin has few scruples and quickly silences dissenters. A keen and insightful biography by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.
$19.00

Kamchatka & Eastern Siberia Map

RUS322
ITMB
ITMB
2017
2
1771294086
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
ITMB's full-color, double-sided map of Russia's Far East depicts the Kamchatka peninsular (1:2,000,000) on one side and the larger area of Eastern Siberia at 1:3,600,000.
$12.95