Travels in Siberia

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great PlainsIn Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the forty-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind—from Natalie Lopukhin, banished by the czarina for copying her dresses; to the noble Decembrist revolutionaries of the 1820s; to the young men and women of the People’s Will movement whose fondest hope was to blow up the czar; to those who met still-ungraspable suffering and death in the Siberian camps during Soviet times.More than just a historical travelogue, Travels in Siberia is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union and a personal reflection on the all-around amazingness of Russia, a country that still somehow manages to be funny. Siberian travel books have been popular since the thirteenth century, when monks sent by the pope went east to find the Great Khan and wrote about their journeys. Travels in Siberia will take its place as the twenty-first century’s indispensable contribution to the genre.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 88b6e089-533b-4ad2-7b95-03b4223d52d7
full_title travels in siberia
author frazier ian
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-03-25 06:04:10AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1563194309788827648
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Frazier, Ian.
author-letter Frazier, Ian.
author2 Macmillan Audio (Firm)
author2-role Macmillan Audio (Firm)
author_additional Ian Frazier.
author_display Frazier, Ian
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a DK756.2
callnumber-first D - World History
callnumber-subject DK - Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, Poland
callnumber_sort_arlington CD 957 FRAZI
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction, Audiovisual
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2254
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction, Central Audiovisual, Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction
display_description Traveling the vast expanses of Asiatic Russia, Ian Frazier explores the beauty, culture, and history of Siberia. With a never-ending cast of colorful characters, Frazier reveals how Siberia and the rest of Russia have fared since the fall of the Soviet Union.
edition 1st ed., Unabridged.
format_arlington Audiobook on CD, Book
format_boost 18
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books
grouping_category book
id 88b6e089-533b-4ad2-7b95-03b4223d52d7
isbn 9780374278724, 9781427210531
item_details ils:.b13135788|.i14985123|Central Adult Nonfiction|957 FRAZI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 04, 2016|can||, ils:.b13135788|.i14985147|Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction|957 FRAZI|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 14, 2017|Jan 26, 2016|han||, ils:.b13135788|.i14985159|Central Adult Nonfiction|957 FRAZI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 07, 2016|can||, ils:.b13511956|.i16329685|Central Audiovisual|CD 957 FRAZI|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 13, 2017|Feb 11, 2017|canab||
itype_arlington Audiobook on CD, Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 957 FRAZI, CD 957 FRAZI
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 957 FRAZI, CD 957 FRAZI
local_callnumber_left_arlington 957 FRAZI, CD 957 FRAZI
local_days_since_added_arlington 2254
num_holdings 4
oclc (OCoLC)535494956, (OCoLC)540643976
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Cherrydale
physical 16 sound discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., 529 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
popularity 23
primary_isbn 9780374278724
publishDate 2010
publishDateSort 2010
publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, Macmillan Audio,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13135788|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2010.|529 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm., ils:.b13511956|Audiobook on CD|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Macmillan Audio,|p2010.|16 sound discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13135788|.i14985123|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b13135788|.i14985147|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b13135788|.i14985159|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, ils:.b13511956|.i16329685|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999||
subject_facet Siberia (Russia) -- Description and travel, Siberia (Russia) -- History, Siberia (Russia) -- History, Local, Siberia (Russia) -- Social life and customs
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Travels in Siberia
title_display Travels in Siberia
title_full Travels in Siberia / Ian Frazier, Travels in Siberia [sound recording] / Ian Frazier
title_short Travels in Siberia
title_sort travels in siberia