The Man Who Loved Siberia

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Siberia, to me, is a fairy-tale land.

Fritz Dörries set out on his first trip to Eastern Siberia in 1877, when there were still blank spaces on maps of the world. Twenty-two years later, he left the region for the final time. Travelling alone or with his brothers, he climbed mountains, traversed great rivers, explored remote islands and crossed treacherous lakes of ice, always with one purpose: to augment man's knowledge of the natural world.

Bears, tigers, vipers, bandits, stormy seas, frostbite, ice chasms fathoms deep - every danger was faced head on and overcome. And yet he remained defenceless against the charms of the landscape, and the animals, birds and butterflies he found there.

Over the years, Dörries collected essential material for scientific institutions, fundamental to our understanding of fauna and flora, but this account of his adventures, set down for his daughters in 1942, his ninetieth year, may prove his greatest legacy.

Translated from the Norwegian by Sean Kinsella

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Price
£25.00  £23.75
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
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Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781529413038

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