Dersu the Trapper. V. K. Arsen’ev, Author, V. K. Arseniev, Author, Malcolm Burr, Translator McPherson $ (p) ISBN Dersu the Trapper has ratings and 71 reviews. Algernon said: Get out your man card and start punching: go on an expedition to the wildest Siberi. Eighty years ago, in , the eminent Russian explorer V. K. Arseniev published a memoir called Dersu the Trapper. It has been beloved of.

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There are all kinds of people in the taiga.

Dersu Uzala

Mar 02, Cersu rated it really liked it Shelves: This area is partially bordered by China, Korea and the Sea of Japan. For other uses, see Dersu Uzala disambiguation. True first edition, preceding the American by 2 years. Become a Fhe Author. Thank you, John Valient for turning me on to this incredible book. Arsenyev will come not only to respect him and to depend on his expertise, but to form a strong friendship with the diminutive guide, offering him the shelter of his home in Khabarovsk when the guide’s eyesight begins to falter.

Shamp of the City – Solo Jaimy Gordon. I was spurred to get the book by references to it in Ian Frazier’s wonderful Travels in Siberia. Science is used in a Um dos melhores livros que tive a oportunidade de ler este ano.

La taiga es una region inhospita de la parte oriental de Rusia, para muchos occidentales es una region desierta. I can’t wait traper watch the Akira Kurosawa movie again.


The jacket is chipped, and has tears that were tape repaired, and are now stained. The Taverner Novels Mary Butts. There’s a wonderful page up by Chad Garcia, titled “Watching Dersu Uzala,” which describes This is an extraordinary book.

Monroe Street Books Published: More by luck than judgement I read this alon I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself. The more you know! Preview — Dersu the Trapper by Vladimir Arsenyev. The liberty of Dersu could not be sustained in most parts of the world today.

He became a valued member of the team, even saving Arseniev’s life at one point. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Apr 19, Molly rated it it was amazing. Britannica Blog Archive by Year.

Shortly afterward, Dersu Uzala was murdered. Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev undertook twelve major scientific expeditions between and in the Siberian Far East, and authored some sixty works from the geographical, geological, botanical, and ethnographic data he amassed.

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An account of surveying expeditions sounds like dry reading but this definitely was not the case with this book. Prin taigaua Extremului Orient 2 books. There were this tree and rrapper tree and that other kind of tree and dentate leaves. This was another Book on Tape for the Pasadena-Pomona commute.

My orders covered the study of the zoology and botany of the district, and of the natives, both aborigines and immigrant. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. In this Russian counterpart to The Journals of Lewis and Clark and the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, Arseniev combines the precise observations of a naturalist with an exciting narrative of real-life adventure.


Kasym Zhakibayev took the role of Uzala. Mar 03, Tom rated it it was amazing. I read this memoir of Siberian exploration because of Akira Kurosawa’s superb film “Dersu Usala” which was based on it. All that is left with them are crows, dogs, and rats. But the bridges across language, race and culture also have limitations, and the incursion of civilization exacts its toll. What makes Biblio different? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Simply one of my favorite books of all time. The real good stuff here is the window into what life was like in this area a hundred years ago. The Russian explorer Arsenyev started his expeditions to the forests of the Far East in the area of Ussuri in Not to be confused with “With Dersu the Hunter” which is an entirely different adaptation. There were also descriptions of the different groups of people contacted on this trip and Dersu knew the helpful way to interact with each group, according to their customs and behaviors.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Consider also that the movie won an Oscar for the best foreign language film. Thus my excitement over discovering Dersu.

He openly discusses the ways that the native way of life is superior to his ‘cultured’ background.