Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin - download pdf or read online

By Vladimir K. Arsenyev,Ivan Yegorchev,Jonathan C. Slaght

In Russia’s a ways East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a quarter recognized for its distant highlands and rugged mountain passes the place tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. during this choice of trip writing by means of famed Russian explorer and naturalist Vladimir ok. Arsenyev (1872-1930), readers are shuttled again to the flip of the twentieth century while the Russian Empire was once reeling from its defeat within the Russo-Japanese conflict (1904-1905) and at risk of its a long way japanese acquaintances. What begun as an excursion to survey the region’s infrastructure for the Russian army became an event via a territory wealthy in ethnic and ecological variety. Encountering the disappearing indigenous cultures of the Nanai and Udege, enticing the aid of Korean farmers and chinese language hunters, and witnessing the start of indomitable Russian payment, Arsenyev records the lives and customs of the region’s population and their atmosphere. initially written as "a well known medical description of the Kray," this unabridged variation comprises photos mostly unseen for almost a century and is annotated by means of Jonathan C. Slaght, a biologist operating within the similar forests Arsenyev explored. around the Ussuri Kray is a vintage of northeast Asian cultural and ordinary history.

Show description

Read or Download Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains PDF

Similar nature writing books

Download e-book for kindle: The Eye in the Thicket by Seán Virgo

The essays during this inaugural quantity have been commissioned from a couple of impressive writers (many of them nationwide prize winners). a few are specialist naturalists, others are poets, filmmakers, dancers, philosophers, activists. All write with ardour, originality and humour in regards to the flora and fauna, our position inside of it, and our impression upon it.

Read e-book online Mountains and Marshes: Exploring the Bay Area's Natural PDF

Defined as “a author within the culture of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and different self-educated seers” through the San Francisco Chronicle, David Rains Wallace turns his cognizance to at least one of the main distinct corners of California: the San Francisco Bay region. Weaving a fancy and interesting tale of the Bay sector from own, ancient, and environmental threads, Wallace’s exploration of the flora and fauna takes readers on a desirable journey during the quarter: from aspect Reyes nationwide Park, the place an deserted campfire and an invasion of Douglas fir bushes combusted right into a harmful wildfire, to Oakland’s Lake Merritt, a stunning website amid skyscrapers for the superior neighborhood bird-watching; from the majestic Diablo variety close to San Jose, the place conservationists struggle opposed to land builders to maintain species like mountain lions and golden eagles, to the Golden Gate itself, the enduring bridge that—geologically speaking—leads to not gold yet to serpentine.

Teaching About Place: Learning From The Land by Laird Christensen,Hal Crimmel-Eds PDF

The 16 essays during this anthology describe the perform of educating approximately position, with the aim of inspiring educators in addition to different readers to find the worth of shut research in their personal areas. The individuals talk about locations from the barren region river canyons of the yank West, to the bayous of Texas, to natural world refuges at the Atlantic Coast, to New England’s forests and river, and again to the wildland-urban interface in suburban Southern California.

Get One Last Cast: Reflections of an Outdoor Life PDF

One final forged is a set of soul-touching and evocative tales approximately writer and outdoors fanatic Bruce Masterman's reviews in wild locations and with wild critters. Award-winning Alberta author, journalist and storyteller Bruce Masterman has been a passionate outdoor fanatic for greater than 5 a long time and has explored Alberta's wildlife whereas fishing, mountain climbing, looking, snowshoeing, tenting or simply sitting on an outdated weathered stump staring at the river movement.

Extra resources for Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains

Example text

Download PDF sample

Across the Ussuri Kray: Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains by Vladimir K. Arsenyev,Ivan Yegorchev,Jonathan C. Slaght


by Jason
4.3

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 47 votes