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Realms of the Russian Bear By John Sparks

Realms of the Russian Bear

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Accompanying a six-part BBC2 series, this book focuses on the grandeur of CIS landscapes (which cover almost one-sixth of the Earth's land area) and their distinctive wildlife. It takes the reader on a safari from the Russian Arctic south to the Karakum Desert of Central Asia.
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Realms of the Russian Bear: Natural History of Russia and the Central Asian Republics by John Sparks

The former USSR - now the Commonwealth of Independent States - covers almost one-sixth of the Earth's total land area - an area equivalent to twice that of North America and 70 times that of the British Isles, and embracing 11 time-zones. Straddling Europe and Asia, this mighty country boasts a wealth of natural landscapes and wildlife worthy of its vast dimensions. Accompanying a six-part BBC2 series, this book focuses on the grandeur of CIS landscapes and their distinctive wildlife. It takes the reader on a safari from the Russian Arctic with its great white polar bears, shaggy musk oxen, dainty pink Ross's gulls and dapper red-breasted geese, south to the Karakum Desert of Central Asia, where wild asses roam amidst pistachio savannahs, and where real-life dragons, in the shape of desert monito lizards, stalk their prey. The author was the producer of the award-winning "Life On Earth" series. His other books include "Parrots: a Natural History".

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The bear's domain; the inland seas and the Volga delta; the celestial mountains; the great Central Asian deserts and steppes; the Arctic frontier; Siberia - the frozen forest; the far east of Russia - born of fire.

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GOR001387775
Realms of the Russian Bear: Natural History of Russia and the Central Asian Republics by John Sparks
John Sparks
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
1992-10-22
288
0563362065
9780563362067
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