The Man Who Loved Siberia

The Man Who Loved Siberia

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Publisher's Synopsis

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. 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.

Through his twenty-two years in Siberia, Dörries collected a wealth of essential material for scientific institutions, fundamental to our understanding of fauna and flora. This account of his adventures, set down for his daughters in his ninetieth year, and adapted for publication by Roy Jacobsen and Anneliese Pitz, is his second great legacy.

Translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella

Book information

ISBN: 9781529413052
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.70481
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 41g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm