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Trans-Siberian: Ulaan Baatar to Moscow

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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

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

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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Moscow

RUS164
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465426442
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide covers Moscow's culture, history and attractions with maps, site plans and hundreds of color photographs.
$25.00

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

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

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

Horse Song, The Naadam of Mongolia

MGL61
Ted Lewin, Betsy Lewin
Aa Balkema
2008
32
1584302771
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Midnight in Siberia, A Journey into the Heart of Russia

RUS518
David Greene
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
336
0393351874
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this eye-opening travelogue, the former NPR Moscow bureau chief takes a 6,000-mile ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, capturing the soul of contemporary Russia.
$15.95

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

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 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

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.
$22.00

Doctor Zhivago

RUS222
Boris Pasternak, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
Pantheon Books
2011
544
0307390950
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Nights at the Circus

RUS189
Angela Carter
Viking
1984
294
0140077030
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Shadow Walker

MGL63
Michael Walters
Berkley Books
2008
352
0425222330
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

Wolf Totem

CHN471
Jiang Rong
Penguin Putnam
2009
544
0143115146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

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

Birds of Mongolia

MGL62
Sundev Gombobaatar
Princeton University Press
2013
224
0691138826
PAPER
Field Guide
4/1/2018
0
0
0
0
This first modern field guide to the diverse birds of Mongolia features 83 color plates, species descriptions, and maps.
$35.00

More Books

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

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

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

RUS26
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
New American Library
2009
181
0451228146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An overnight classic, Solzhenitsyn's powerful story of an inmate struggling to maintain his dignity in a Siberian labor camp was only authorized to be published after Stalin's death. Solzhenitsyn served as a Russian artillery captain but was sentenced to eight years in a Siberian labor camp.
$14.00

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 Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Vol. II

RUS74
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Thomas Whitney (Translator)
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
712
0061253723
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second (and by some considered the best) in "The Gulag Archipelago" trilogy, this novel documents the horrors of Russia's prison system under communism, based on the author's first-hand experiences.
$21.99

Wild East, The New Mongolia

MGL27
Jill Lawless
Perseus
2000
230
1550224344
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Lawless captures the startling contrasts of emerging technologies, MTV culture and crumbling Soviet heritage on the wide, open plains in this entertaining tale of life in modern Mongolia.
$16.95

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

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

Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway

SIB26
Simon Richmond
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
432
1742207405
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the railway and, especially, stops en route from Vladivostok to Moscow in hallmark Lonely Planet style. With 35 sketch maps covering routes and major cities, a section of color-photos and a brief language guide.
$24.99

Bradt Guide Mongolia

MGL44
Jane Blunden
Bradt Publications
2014
448
1841624160
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Once the student of explorer and historian Owen Lattimore, Blunden draws on her long association with Mongolia (and many friends) for this comprehensive, up-to-date guide.
$29.99

Hearing Birds Fly

MGL45
Louisa Waugh
Little Brown and Company
2004
270
034911580X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A transporting account of the people, landscapes and challenges of life in westernmost Mongolia. The author is attuned to the diverse ethnic mix of the region with its dominant population of Muslim Kazakhs, Mongol Halkhs and Altai Tuvans.
$17.95

Modern Mongolia, From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

MGL46
Morris Rossabi
University of California Press
2005
397
0520244192
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rossabi documents the dramatic changes in Mongolia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in this detailed analysis of Mongolia's political economy, recent economic changes and prospects. A detailed, comprehensive portrait.
$38.95

Through Siberia by Accident

SIB50
Dervla Murphy
Trafalgar Square
2006
302
0719566649
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After wrenching her knee on the Trans-Siberian, the indomitable Murphy changes her plans: in lieu of a trip across Russia on her bicycle Pushkin, she explores the area around Lake Baikal, where, naturally, the plucky grandmother takes a swim.
$16.95

The People's Act of Love

SIB52
James Meek
Canongate
2007
391
1841958778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Meek draws on his experiences as a journalist in Russia to evoke the isolation and changing fate of Siberia in this novel set in an isolated village during the last days of the revolution.
$14.95

Genghis, Birth of an Empire

CAS145
Conn Iggulden
Random House
2007
528
038534421X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The author of the best-selling series of novels on Julius Caesar takes on the legendary warrior in this gripping and historically accurate novel.
$16.00

Silverland, A Winter Journey Beyond the Urals

SIB55
Dervla Murphy
Trafalgar Square
2008
288
0719568293
PAPER
Travel Narrative
7/7/2011
0
0
0
0
Our favorite gallivanting Irish grandmother packs her woolies and heads off on a midwinter jaunt across Siberia on a typically adventurous outing, this time by train -- and with a suitcase.
$17.95

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

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

MGL71
Jack Weatherford
Crown
2011
336
0307407160
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weatherford (Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World) turns to the wives and daughters of the great medieval leader in this bold history of the women of the Silk Road.
$15.00

Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada

CAS184
James P. Delgado
University of California Press
2010
240
0520265858
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on evidence from his underwater expeditions, marine archaeologist Delgado reveals the fate of Khan’s 13th-century navy, for 700 years considered little more than legend, in this popular account.
$23.95

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

On the Trail of Genghis Khan, An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads

CAS239
Tim Cope
Bloomsbury USA
2015
528
1608194469
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the nomadic tradition, award-winning adventurer Tim Cope travels by horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Crimea and Ukraine, to the Danube in Hungary, documenting the unbounded hospitality of the people of the steppe.
$22.00

Genghis Khan, His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy

CAS242
Frank McLynn
Da Capo Press
2016
704
0306825171
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this astute biography, McLynn measures the deeds of Genghis Khan against the conclusions of history. Although Khan and his Mongol hordes have the historic ill repute of being a bunch of criminals and thugs, McLynn captures Khan’s genius as an empire-builder and innovator.
$19.99

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

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain, An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

MGL69
Sy Montgomery
Harcourt Books
2009
74
0618916458
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Montgomery brings you into the world of wildlife biologist Tom McCarthy in this as-it-happens tale of discovery in Mongolia.
$18.00