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The Resource The Amur River : between Russia and China, Colin Thubron

The Amur River : between Russia and China, Colin Thubron

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The Amur River : between Russia and China
Title
The Amur River
Title remainder
between Russia and China
Statement of responsibility
Colin Thubron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Amur River is almost unknown. Yet it is the tenth longest river in the world, rising in the Mongolian mountains and flowing through Siberia to the Pacific. For 1,100 miles it forms the tense border between Russia and China. Simmering with the memory of land-grabs and unequal treaties, this is the most densely fortified frontier on earth. In his eightieth year, Colin Thubron takes a dramatic journey from the Amur's secret source to its giant mouth, covering almost 3,000 miles. Harassed by injury and by arrest from the local police, he makes his way along both the Russian and Chinese shores, starting out by Mongolian horse, then hitchhiking, sailing on poacher's sloops or travelling the Trans-Siberian Express. Having revived his Russian and Mandarin, he talks to everyone he meets, from Chinese traders to Russian fishermen, from monks to indigenous peoples. By the time he reaches the river's desolate end, where Russia's nineteenth-century imperial dream petered out, a whole, pivotal world has come alive. "--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JBL
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1939-
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Thubron, Colin
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Thubron, Colin
  • Thubron, Colin
  • Thubron, Colin
  • Amur River (China and Russia)
  • Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
  • Amur River Valley (China and Russia)
  • Travel
  • Amur River
  • Amur River Valley
Target audience
general
Label
The Amur River : between Russia and China, Colin Thubron
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Chatto & Windus, 2021
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The source -- Steppelands -- The treaty -- The shilka -- The lost fortress -- The city of annunciation -- Black dragon river -- Khabarovsk -- City of the dawn -- The promise
Control code
1268332321
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780063099685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1268332321
Label
The Amur River : between Russia and China, Colin Thubron
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Chatto & Windus, 2021
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The source -- Steppelands -- The treaty -- The shilka -- The lost fortress -- The city of annunciation -- Black dragon river -- Khabarovsk -- City of the dawn -- The promise
Control code
1268332321
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780063099685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 520
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1268332321

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