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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 : with adventures among the mountain Kirghis ; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks: the hunting and pastoral tribes

Author: Thomas Witlam Atkinson; Hurst & Blackett,; Spottiswoode & Co.,
Publisher: London : Hurst and Blackett, 1860.
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Atkinson had received approval from Nicholas I to travel through and describe the Asiatic domains of the Russian Empire. The first account of his journey was published in 1858 in "Oriental and Western Siberia: A narrative of seven years exploration ." The present work is a continuation of his observations while travelling in the eastern portions of the Russian Empire, focusing on the natural history and ethnography  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reisebericht
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atkinson, Thomas Witlam, 1799-1861.
Travels in the regions of the upper and lower Amoor, and the Russian acquisitions on the confines of India and China .
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1860
(OCoLC)656644426
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Witlam Atkinson; Hurst & Blackett,; Spottiswoode & Co.,
OCLC Number: 1725072
Notes: "Printed by Spottiswoode and Co."--Page 570.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 570 pages : illustrations, folded map ; 25 cm
Contents: Flight of Circassian prisoners --
Russian posts among the Kirghis --
How to cross the deserts of Asia --
Silver mines in the Steppe --
Russia's first advance into the great horde --
The Kora and traditions --
Incidents in Kopal --
Departure from Kopal --
A mountain lake drained by an earthquake --
Kirghis emigration to their summer pastures --
Caravan and Cossack routes --
Sultan Timour and Djan-Ghir Khan --
A Kirghis elopement --
Caravan route and Mai-Ma-Tchin --
Transbaikal and the sources of the Amoor --
The Keroulun, the principal source of the Amoor --
The Upper Amoor --
The Middle Amoor --
The Lower Amoor --
Mammalia in the Valley of the Amoor --
Birds in the Valley of the Amoor --
Trees, shrubs, and flowers in the Valley of the Amoor --
Mammalia of the Kirghis Steppe, Kara-Tau, Ala-Tau, and Tarbagatai --
Birds of the Kirghis Steppe, Ala-Tau, Kara-Tau, and Tarbagatai --
Trees, shrubs, and flowers found on the Kirghis Steppe, Ala-Tau, Kara-Tau, and Tarbagatai --
Mammalia of the Trans-Baikal and Siberia --
Trees, shrubs, and flowers found in Siberia and Mongolia.
Responsibility: by Thomas Witlam Atkinson.

Abstract:

Atkinson had received approval from Nicholas I to travel through and describe the Asiatic domains of the Russian Empire. The first account of his journey was published in 1858 in "Oriental and Western Siberia: A narrative of seven years exploration ." The present work is a continuation of his observations while travelling in the eastern portions of the Russian Empire, focusing on the natural history and ethnography of the region.

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