In Siberia by Colin Thubron

In Siberia by Colin Thubron

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Siberia covers one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. This is the author's account of his 15,000 mile journey, by train, river and truck among the people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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A few years ago it bacame possible for a foreigner to travel Siberia almost at will. This is the account of the author's 15,000-mile journey through this astonishing country, one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, travelling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-called Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes. This is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.

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SKU GOR007111298
Title In Siberia
Author By (author) Colin Thubron
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1856197980
ISBN 13 9781856197984
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 2000.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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A few years ago it bacame possible for a foreigner to travel Siberia almost at will. This is the account of the author's 15,000-mile journey through this astonishing country, one twelfth of the land surface of the whole earth. He journeyed by train, river and truck among people most damaged by the breakup of the Soviet Union, travelling among Buddhists and animists, radical Christian sects, reactionary Communists and the remnants of a so-called Jewish state; from the site of the last Czar's murder and Rasputin's village, to the ice-bound graves of ancient Sythians, to Baikal, deepest and oldest of the world's lakes. This is the story of a people moving through the ruins of Communism into more private, diverse and often stranger worlds.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007111298
Title In Siberia
Author By (author) Colin Thubron
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1856197980
ISBN 13 9781856197984
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 2000.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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