The Amur River

The Amur River is a shining masterpiece by the acknowledged laureate of travel writing, an urgent lesson in history and the culmination of an astonishing career. 'Magnificent.

The Amur River

The Amur River

'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' Michael Palin A dramatic and ambitious new journey for our greatest travel writer 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 to form the tense, highly fortified border between Russia and China. In his eightieth year, Colin Thubron takes a dramatic 3,000-mile long journey from the Amur's secret source to its giant mouth. Harassed by injury and by arrest from the local police, he makes his way along both the Russian and Chinese shores on horseback, on foot, by boat and via the Trans-Siberian Railway, talking to everyone he meets. 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. The Amur River is a shining masterpiece by the acknowledged laureate of travel writing, an urgent lesson in history and the culmination of an astonishing career. 'Magnificent... Colin Thubron's observations on the relationship between Russia and China are full of insight, from which the world can benefit as it faces the challenges of the twenty-first century' Jung Chang

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The Amur River
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Colin Thubron
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-16 - Publisher: Random House

'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' Michael Palin A dramatic and ambitious new journey for our greatest travel writer The Amur River is almost unknown. Yet it is the tenth longest river
Black Dragon River
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dominic Ziegler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-10 - Publisher: Penguin

Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia’s great rivers that reveals the region’s essential history and culture. The world’s ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this
Environmental Change and the Social Response in the Amur River Basin
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Shigeko Haruyama, Takayuki Shiraiwa
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-02 - Publisher: Springer

This book features research on historical land use and land cover in the Amur River Basin, which are important not only for residents there but also for those affected by its material and water cycles. Land use and land cover are affected by natural and human interactions over long and
The Natives of the Lower Reaches of the Amur River as Represented in Chinese Records. [With a Map.].
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sei WADA
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1938 - Publisher:

Books about The Natives of the Lower Reaches of the Amur River as Represented in Chinese Records. [With a Map.].
Folktales of the Amur
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Dmitriĭ Nagishkin
Categories: Amur River (Siberia)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

A collection of 31 traditional tales from that far eastern part of Russia that lies along the banks of the Amur River.

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