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Across the Ussuri Kray

Across the Ussuri Kray

Travels in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains

  • Author: Vladimir K. Arsenyev
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253022193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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In Russia’s Far East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a region known for its remote highlands and rugged mountain passes where tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. In this collection of travel writing by famed Russian explorer and naturalist Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872-1930), readers are shuttled back to the turn of the 20th century when the Russian Empire was reeling from its defeat in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and vulnerable to its Far Eastern neighbors. What began as an expedition to survey the region’s infrastructure for the Russian military turned into an adventure through a territory rich in ethnic and ecological diversity. Encountering the disappearing indigenous cultures of the Nanai and Udege, engaging the help of Korean farmers and Chinese hunters, and witnessing the beginning of indomitable Russian settlement, Arsenyev documents the lives and customs of the region’s inhabitants and their surroundings. Originally written as "a popular scientific description of the Kray," this unabridged edition includes photographs largely unseen for nearly a century and is annotated by Jonathan C. Slaght, a biologist working in the same forests Arsenyev explored. Across the Ussuri Kray is a classic of northeast Asian cultural and natural history.

Poached

Poached

Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

  • Author: Rachel Love Nuwer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0306825511
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 384
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An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking--the poachers, the traders, and the customers--and of those fighting against it Journalist Rachel Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground of global wildlife trafficking, a topic she has been investigating for nearly a decade. Our insatiable demand for animals--for jewelry, pets, medicine, meat, trophies, and fur--is driving a worldwide poaching epidemic, threatening the continued existence of countless species. Illegal wildlife trade now ranks among the largest contraband industries in the world, yet compared to drug, arms, or human trafficking, the wildlife crisis has received scant attention and support, leaving it up to passionate individuals fighting on the ground to try to ensure that elephants, tigers, rhinos, and more are still around for future generations. As Reefer Madness (Schlosser) took us into the drug market, or Susan Orlean descended into the swampy obsessions of The Orchid Thief, Nuwer--an award-winning science journalist with a background in ecology--takes readers on a narrative journey to the front lines of the trade: to killing fields in Africa, traditional medicine black markets in China, and wild meat restaurants in Vietnam. Through exhaustive first-hand reporting that took her to ten countries, Nuwer explores the forces currently driving demand for animals and their parts; the toll that demand is extracting on species across the planet; and the conservationists, rangers, and activists who believe it is not too late to stop the impending extinctions. More than a depressing list of statistics, Poached is the story of the people who believe this is a battle that can be won, that our animals are not beyond salvation.

Russian Investment, Economic, Ecological and Business Risk Atlas

Russian Investment, Economic, Ecological and Business Risk Atlas

  • Author: International Business Publications, USA.
  • Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
  • ISBN: 0739706551
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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Investment, Economic, Ecological and Business Risk for 89 Russian regions

World Survey of Climatology: Climates of the Soviet Union

World Survey of Climatology: Climates of the Soviet Union

  • Author: Helmut Erich Landsberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Climatology
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The Mandarin Duck

The Mandarin Duck

  • Author: Christopher Lever
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408189887
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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The Mandarin Duck is a small and (in the case of the males) spectacularly colourful species of waterfowl. Widely kept in aviaries around the world, populations often escaped to form wild colonies. One of the largest and best-studied is in southern England. Although declining and nowadays surprisingly hard to find, Britain's wild Mandarin population is probably more numerous than that of the duck's true home, China and the Russian Far East, where it is now endangered. This Poyser monograph is a detailed account of this beautiful duck's lifestyle and biology, with particular emphasis on invasive populations in Britain and overseas. It is a superb addition to the long-running and acclaimed Poyser series.

The Soviet Far East in Antiquity

The Soviet Far East in Antiquity

An Archaeological and Historical Study of the Maritime Region of the U.S.S.R.

  • Author: Alekseĭ Pavlovich Okladnikov,Arctic Institute of North America
  • Publisher: Toronto: Published for the Arctic Institute of North America by University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Page: 280
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Geography of the U.S.S.R.

Geography of the U.S.S.R.

  • Author: Paul E. Lydolph
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471557241
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 495
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Regional analysis based on Soviet economic planning regions.

The Asia-Pacific Magazine

The Asia-Pacific Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
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The Soviet Far East

The Soviet Far East

growing participation in the Pacific

  • Author: Stephen Uhalley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Russian Far East (Russia)
  • Page: 13
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