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Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China

 
Thomas Witlam Atkinson (Author)
Synopsis The substance of the author travel and exploration in the 1850’s on the frontiers of Russia and China that included Siberia, the river Amur, and the Lakes Balkash and baikal: then known as the Krighis steppes. This was the time when Russia was extending its borders and trade and became a looming presence in Central Asia. In this journey of discovery, and wandering the author, a very astute and capable observer notes all that he saw and heard. He was also looking to open up this area to the English wares. The habits of the people, their religious beliefs, their occupation, their raids, method of rearing cattle, the geographical features, all find copious mention in the book. The book ends with an exhaustive list on the flora and fauna that he saw and recorded.
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Title Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2002
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8186505121
length xiv+570p., 83 Illustrations; 1 Map; 23cm.
Subjects History

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