In Siberia

Description

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on foot, Colin Thubron traversed this vast territory, talking to everyone he encountered about the state of the beauty, whose natural resources have been savagely exploited for decades; a terrain tainted by nuclear waste but filled with citizens who both welcomed him and fed him--despite their own tragic poverty. From Mongoloia to the Artic Circle, from Rasputin's village in the west through tundra, taiga, mountains, lakes, rivers, and finally to a derelict Jewish community in the country's far eastern reaches, Colin Thubron penetrates a little-understood part of the world in a way that no writer ever has.

Details

Author(s)
Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
134 x 202 x 22mm | 258.55g
Publication date
01 Jan 2001
Publisher
HARPER PERENNIAL
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Perennial
ISBN10
006095373X
ISBN13
9780060953737
Bestsellers rank
862,900