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Trans Siberian Handbook

Trans Siberian Handbook Author Bryn Thomas
ISBN-10 1873756941
Release 2007
Pages 480
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Featuring 75 route maps and town plans, this 7th edition is a guide to the world's longest rail journey.



Trans Siberian Handbook

Trans Siberian Handbook Author Bryn Thomas
ISBN-10 1873756704
Release 2004-02-01
Pages 448
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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



Russia Off Track

Russia Off Track Author Jarret Schecter
ISBN-10 1907112219
Release 2010
Pages 194
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Jarret Schecter here takes on his second epic train adventure, this time through the vast interior of Russia - taking pictures through the window of the Trans-Siberian railroad in the final months of 2009. What happens between Moscow and Vladivostok is not only predictive of what will happen in the worlds largest country both in terms of space and natural resources, but it also has some prophetic value with respect to the world in general. In many respects, this heartland or the body of Russia is an unpredictable and precarious place and, no less troubling, a Muscovite head on top that may be ambitious, arrogant or even vengeful. The images presented here, hint at a subtle yet a tense negotiation between Moscow and an almost 5,778 mile heartland.



Lonely Planet Trans Siberian Railway

Lonely Planet Trans Siberian Railway Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781787019577
Release 2018-04-01
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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



The Conquest of a Continent

The Conquest of a Continent Author W. Bruce Lincoln
ISBN-10 0801489229
Release 2007
Pages 500
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This epic of adventure, heroism, discovery, exploitation, and almost unimaginable cruelty is perhaps unrivaled in human history. It is a sweeping account of the conquest of a formidable landmass millions of square miles bigger than the United States, a story of tremendous human adventure, military exploits, economic power, and geographic discovery.



Travels in Siberia

Travels in Siberia Author Ian Frazier
ISBN-10 1429964316
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 544
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A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye on Siberia, the storied expanse of Asiatic Russia whose grim renown is but one explanation among hundreds for the region's fascinating, enduring appeal. In Travels in Siberia, Frazier reveals Siberia's role in history—its science, economics, and politics—with great passion and enthusiasm, ensuring that we'll never think about it in the same way again. With great empathy and epic sweep, Frazier tells the stories of Siberia's most famous exiles, from the well-known—Dostoyevsky, Lenin (twice), Stalin (numerous times)—to the lesser known (like Natalie Lopukhin, banished by the empress for copying her dresses) to those who experienced unimaginable suffering in Siberian camps under the Soviet regime, forever immortalized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago. Travels in Siberia is also a unique chronicle of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, a personal account of adventures among Russian friends and acquaintances, and, above all, a unique, captivating, totally Frazierian take on what he calls the "amazingness" of Russia—a country that, for all its tragic history, somehow still manages to be funny. Travels in Siberia will undoubtedly take its place as one of the twenty-first century's indispensable contributions to the travel-writing genre.



To the Edge of the World

To the Edge of the World Author Christian Wolmar
ISBN-10 9781610394536
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 320
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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.



The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar Author Paul Theroux
ISBN-10 9780547525150
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 352
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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.



Frontier Encounters

Frontier Encounters Author Franck Billé
ISBN-10 9781906924874
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 292
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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties: China's search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia's fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.



Trans Siberian Railway

Trans Siberian Railway Author Simon Richmond
ISBN-10 9781741041354
Release 2009
Pages 392
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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



Midnight in Siberia

Midnight in Siberia Author David Greene
ISBN-10 9781922182043
Release 2014-10-22
Pages 304
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After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk, and activists battling for environmental regulation in the pollution-choked town of Baikalsk. Through their stories and those of other travellers along the line, Greene explores the challenges facing the new Russia—a superpower that boasts of open elections and newfound prosperity, yet continues to endure oppression, corruption and stark inequality. Set against the wintry landscape of Siberia, this enthralling travel narrative offers a window on the real Russia, revealing what its people believe about their history and their future.



The Belt Road Initiative in the Global Arena

The Belt   Road Initiative in the Global Arena Author Yu Cheng
ISBN-10 9789811059216
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 266
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This book is among the first to systematically analyze and discuss the Chinese government's“One Belt, One Road” initiative to promote infrastructure investment and economic development, bringing together a diverse range of scholars from China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. The book assembles a package of next generation ideas for the patterns of regional trade, investment, infrastructure development, or next steps for the promotion of enhanced policy coordination across the Eurasian continent and strategic implications for EU, Russia and other major powers, introducing innovative ideas about what these countries across belt and road can do together in the eyes of the young generation. This book will be of interest to scholars, economists, and interested observers of the international impact of Chinese development.



China

China Author John King Fairbank
ISBN-10 9780674036659
Release 2006
Pages 560
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.



Mapping Chengde

Mapping Chengde Author Philippe Forêt
ISBN-10 0824822935
Release 2000-01
Pages 209
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The imperial residence of Chengde was built by two powerful and ambitious Manchu emperors between 1703 and 1780 in the mountains of Jehol. The site, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, combines the largest classical gardens in China with a unique series of grand monasteries in the Sino-Tibetan style. Mapping Chengde, the first scholarly publication in English on the Manchu summer capital, reveals how this unlikely architectural and landscape enterprise came to help forge a dynasty's multicultural identity and concretize its claims of political legitimacy. Using both visual and textual materials, the author explores the hidden dimensions of landscape, showing how geographical imagination shaped the aesthetics of Qing court culture while proposing a new interpretation of the mental universe that conceived one of the world's most remarkable examples of imperial architecture.



A History of Inner Asia

A History of Inner Asia Author Svat Soucek
ISBN-10 0521657040
Release 2000-02-17
Pages 369
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The history of Inner Asia from the arrival of Islam to the present day.



Asian Highway Handbook

Asian Highway Handbook Author United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ISBN-10 9211201705
Release 2003
Pages 129
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The Asian Highway project is part of an ESCAP initiative to promote international transport in the region



On Their Own Terms

On Their Own Terms Author Benjamin A. ELMAN
ISBN-10 9780674036475
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 605
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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.