Trans-Siberian Handbook

Author: Bryn Thomas

Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications

ISBN: 9781873756706

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 2960

A trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. For the first time in Russia's history visitors can now travel almost anywhere they want in Siberia; find out how to arrange a trip, where to buy tickets, and where to go. *Kilometer-by-kilometer route guide--covering the entire routes of the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Manchurian, and Trans-Mongolian railways, with 25 strip maps in English, Russian, and Chinese *Siberia and the railway--the detailed history of Siberia, the construction of the railway and the running of the Trans-Siberian today will be of great interest not only to visitors but also to armchair travelers. *City guides with maps--includes the best sights, hotels and restaurants for all budgets. Features Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ulan Bator, Beijing, and 21 towns in Siberia; nutshell information on Minsk, Berlin, Baltic Republics, Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Tokyo *Plus--Russian and Chinese phrases, rail fares, and timetables
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Trans-Siberian Handbook

Author: Bryn Thomas,James Pitkin

Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications

ISBN: 9781873756942

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 1084

Featuring 75 route maps and town plans, this 7th edition is a guide to the world's longest rail journey.
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Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway

Author: Lonely Planet,Simon Richmond,Mark Baker,Stuart Butler,Trent Holden,Adam Karlin,Michael Kohn,Tom Masters,Leonid Ragozin,Regis St Louis

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787019578

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 973

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze through the window at the unfurling landscape as you pass, glimpse Lake Baikal, Russia’s sacred sea, or gawk at Moscow’s Kremlin at one end of your journey and Beijing’s Forbidden City at the other end; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – the history of the railway, history of Siberian travel, Russian culture & cuisine, Mongolian culture & cuisine, Chinese culture & cuisine, landscapes & wildlife Covers Moscow, St Petersburg, Beijing, the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Baikal-Amur Mainline routes and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway, our most comprehensive guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Russia or China? Check out Lonely Planet’s Russia or China for a comprehensive look at all that these countries have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
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The Trans-Siberian Railway

A Traveller's Anthology

Author: Deborah Manley

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908493313

Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 2729

No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostock. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world. From the birth aboard of Rudolf Nureyev to the childhood obsession with the railway of Lesley Blanch, to the weariness that eventually overcame Paul Theroux, to the excitement of the author’s own journey, this revised and updated collection of travellers’ accounts brings together emotions, descriptions and humour from a century of travel. This new edition of a classic anthology takes us through the tremendous achievement of the railway’s construction across harsh, unsettled lands through the earliest journeys of Western travellers and the trains on which they travelled, and their descriptions of fellow travellers, food, scenery, domestic arrangements, adventures on and off the train, convicts, revolution and war as the train carried them through a lonely, lovely landscape. The barrier of Lake Baikal was crossed by a British-built ice-breaker, put together on the lakeside until the link around the deep water and through the first tunnels of the route was completed. The railway played – and still plays – a huge part in holding this vast country together.
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Siberian Bam Guide

Rail, Rivers & Road

Author: Athol Yates,Nicholas Zvegintzov

Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications

ISBN: 9781873756188

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 9375

Expanded from the first edition (Siberian BAM Railway Guide) this book now also includes other forms of transport in this fascinating but rarely-visited north-eastern corner of Russia, the Siberian BAM region. Note: this book covers a different area from the Trans-Siberian Handbook (also from Trailblazer). * Practical information - full details of how to get to the region, where to stay, what to see and how to get around; plus 30 maps * City guides and maps - Taishet, Bratsk, Zheleznogorsk-Ilimski, Ust-Kut, Lena, Severobaikalsk, Nizhneangarsk, Taksimo, Kuanda, Novaya Chara, Tynda, Novy Urgal, Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Amursk, Vanino, Sovetskaya Gavan, Khabarovsk, Kirensk, Magadan, Aldan & Yakutsk * BAM Railway route guide - covering the 3400km of mountain railway, closed until 1991, from north of Lake Baikal to the Pacific, with detailed information on how to take the train and what to see * Lena River route guide - the entire river from source to Arctic Ocean, including the 1988km served by steam-driven passenger boats * Kolyma Highway route guide - the rugged land route from Yakutsk to Magadan, built by Stalin's political prisoners
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Trans-Siberian Railway

Author: Anthony Haywood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741795653

Category: Travel

Page: 438

View: 2517

Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
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An American Engineer in China

Author: William Barclay Parsons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 321

View: 5425

Posted in China

On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036476

Category: History

Page: 605

View: 9901

Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.
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Worms and Human Disease

Author: Ralph Muller,Derek Wakelin

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851995160

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 1676

This second edition of the popular advanced student textbook (previously published as Worms and Disease: A Manual of Medical Helminthology) has been thoroughly updated and revised since it was first published in 1975. It is an authoritative handbook covering all human helminth infections with particular emphasis on diagnosis, treatment, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, epidemiology and control. Practical guidelines are given for estimating the clinical and public significance of helminthiases, vital in areas where the majority of inhabitants are infected with many helminths but only a few are sick.
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Joro's Youth

The first part of the Mongolian epic of Geser Khan

Author: Igor de Rachewiltz,Li Narangoa

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760460834

Category: Fiction

Page: 97

View: 6154

The epic of King Gesar of Ling is the national oral epic of Tibet, sung by itinerant bards in their land for many centuries but not recorded in print until recent times. Spreading widely beyond Tibet, there are extant versions in other languages of Central Asia. The first printed version is from Mongolia, produced on the orders of the Kangxi emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty in the early 18th century. In the process of transmission, the original saga lost much of its Tibetan flavour, and this Qing edition can be regarded as a genuine Mongolian work. Its hero, Geser Khan in Mongolian, became a folk-hero, later deified both in China and Mongolia. Geser’s mission is to save the world from endemic evil and strife, bringing peace to all. Although he himself is the son of a god, Geser as a human is unpredictable, romantic and funny, and many of his adventures belong to the picaresque. This translation of the first, and one of the longest, chapters of the epic covers his miraculous birth, his turbulent youth, and his marriage to the beautiful Rogmo Goa. It celebrates and commemorates the 300th anniversary of the printing of the epic in Peking in early 1716.
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The River of Golden Sand

The Narrative of a Journey Through China and Eastern Tibet to Burmah ...

Author: William John Gill,Sir Henry Yule

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 453

View: 8211

Posted in China

The Handbook of Linguistics

Author: Mark Aronoff,Janie Rees-Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470756349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 840

View: 1291

Presupposing no prior knowledge of linguistics,The Handbook of Linguistics is the ideal resource for people who want to learn about the subject and its subdisciplines.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Spymaster

My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

Author: Oleg Kalugin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465014453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 6285

Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligence agencyÕs shadowy methods. Revised and updated in the light of the KGBÕs enduring presence in Russian politics, Spymaster is KaluginÕs impressively illuminating memoir of the final years of the Soviet Union.
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To the Edge of the World

The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610394534

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 3928

To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok. The world's longest train route took a decade to build—in the face of punishing climates, rampant disease, scarcity of funds and materials, and widespread corruption. The line sprawls over a treacherous landmass that was previously populated only by disparate tribes and convicts serving out their terms in labor camps—where men were regularly starved, tortured, or mutilated for minor offenses. Once built, it led to the establishment of new cities and transformed the region's history. Exceeding all expectations, it became, according to Wolmar, “the best thing that ever happened to Siberia.” It was not all good news, however. The railroad was the cause of the 1904–1905 Russo-Japanese War, and played a vital—and at times bloody—role in the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. More positively, the Russians were able to resist the Nazi invasion during the Second World War as new routes enabled whole industries to be sent east. Siberia, previously a lost and distant region, became an inextricable part of Russia's cultural identity. And what began as one meandering, single-track line is now, arguably, the world's most important railroad.
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Grasses and Grassland Ecology

Author: David J. Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019852918X

Category: Science

Page: 305

View: 8552

Grasses and Grassland Ecology provides an ecologically orientated introduction to this influential group of plants, summarizing the most recent scientific research in ecology and agriculture in the context of the older, classic literature. Ten chapters cover the morphology, anatomy, physiology and systematics of grasses, their population, community and ecosystem ecology, their global distribution, and the effects of disturbanceand grassland management.
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Handbook of Japanese Mythology

Author: Michael Ashkenazi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074676

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 4438

An introductory guide to the mythology of Japan—one of the most pervasive yet least understood facets of Japanese culture.
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Trans-Siberian Railway

Author: Simon Richmond

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 174104135X

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 6408

Lonely Planet knows the Trans-Siberian Railway. Our 3rd edition helps you build the perfect itinerary, perhaps taking in Moscow's sumptuous art scene, racing on horseback across the vast Mongolian steppes, sipping green tea in the shade of Beijing's Forbidden City, or sharing experiences with fellow passengers. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Essential tips on route planning, when to go and visas Locals and experts name their journey highlights in a full color section Insider advice on the best dining carriages, stopovers and vodka endurance
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Letters from Vladivostock, 1894-1930

Author: Eleanor L. Pray

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804807

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 1188

In 1894, Eleanor L. Pray left her New England home to move with her merchant husband to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Over the next thirty-six years � from the time of Tsar Alexander III to the early years of Stalin�s rule � she wrote more than 2,000 letters chronicling her family life and the tumultuous social and political events she witnessed. Vladivostok, 5,600 miles east of Moscow, was shaped by a rich intersection of Asian cultures, and Pray�s witty and observant writing paints a vivid picture of the city and its denizens during a period of momentous social change. The book offers highlights from Pray�s letters along with illuminating historical and biographical information.
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