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Travels in Siberia

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ISBN-10: 0374278725

ISBN-13: 9780374278724

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ian Frazier

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A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author ofGreat Plains InTravels in Siberia, Ian Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the forty-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kindfrom Natalie Lopukhin,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films.