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Eastbound Through Siberia

Author : Georg Wilhelm Steller
ISBN : 9780253047830
Genre : History
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“Traveling with Steller as he botanizes his way across Siberia is part wilderness adventure, part open air museum visit, and a valuable historical window.” —Erika Monahan, author of The Merchants of Siberia In the winter of 1739, Georg Steller received word from Empress Anna of Russia that he was to embark on a secret expedition to the far reaches of Siberia as a member of the Great Northern Expedition. While searching for economic possibilities and strategic advantages, Steller was to send back descriptions of everything he saw. The Empress’s instructions were detailed, from requests for a preserved whale brain to observing the child-rearing customs of local peoples, and Steller met the task with dedication, bravery, and a good measure of humor. In the name of science, Steller and his comrades confronted horse-swallowing bogs, leaped across ice floes, and survived countless close calls in their exploration of an unforgiving environment. Not stopping at lists of fishes, birds, and mammals, Steller also details the villages and the lives of those living there, from vice-governors to prostitutes. His writings rail against government corruption and the misuse of power while describing with empathy the lives of the poor and forgotten, with special attention toward Native peoples. “Not only showcases Steller the botanist but also reveals him as an admirable human being with a great sense of humor who managed to keep an upbeat attitude in the most trying circumstances.” —Eckehart J. Jäger “What emerges is a remarkable window into life—both human and animal—in 18th century Siberia.” —The Birdbooker Report “Adds fascinating details to the life of Steller and his travels and discoveries just before joining Bering in Kamchatka to set sail.” —Anchorage Daily News
Category: History

Through Siberia

Author : Richardson Little Wright
ISBN : PRNC:32101027166246
Genre : Manchuria (China)
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Category: Manchuria (China)

Father Son Co

Author : Thomas J. Watson
ISBN : 9780804150903
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this eloquent first-person account of a family drama that changed the face of American business, the man who transformed IBM into the world's largest computer company reflects on his lifelong partnership with his father--and how their management style and shared dedication to excellence united to create a unique corporate culture that became the blueprint for the entire technology boom. In the course of sixty years Thomas J. Watson Sr. and his son, Thomas J. Watson Jr., together built the international colossus that is IBM. This is their story: a riveting and revealing account of two men who loved each other--and fought each other--with a terrible fierceness. But along with the story of a father and son, this is IBM's story too. It chronicles the management insights that shaped its course and its unique corporate culture, the style that made Thomas Watson Sr. one of America's most charismatic bosses, and the daring decisions by Thomas Watson Jr. that transformed IBM into the world's largest computing company. One of the greatest business-success stories of all time, Father, Son & Co. is a moving lesson for fathers who dream for their children, as well as a testament to American ingenuity and values, told in a disarmingly frank and eloquent voice. Promising to remain an important business reference as we move into the next century, FATHER, SON & CO. takes a look at the management insight that helped to shape IBM's course and unique corporate culture. It looks at Watson, Sr., one of America's most charismatic bosses, and Watson, Jr., who spurred IBM into the computer age. Ten years after its original publication, FATHER, SON & CO. remains a uniquely honest book. Watson's willingness to write about the loving but ferociously combative relationship he had with his father and the turbulent battles behind some of IBM's most far-reaching decisions gives readers rare insights into the realities of leadership. -->
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ISBN : UOM:39015083070758
Genre : China
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The Panama Canal Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015039721652
Genre : Panama Canal (Panama)
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Category: Panama Canal (Panama)

Intervention In Russia 1918 1920

Author : Miles Hudson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114326114
Genre : History
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The end of the Great War did not bring peace to Russia. A civil war developed between the Bolsheviks and the 'White Russians' who represented the old Czarist order. A 'coalition' of 16 nations including Britain, America and France became involved on numerous fronts in support of the White Russians. The result was defeat and failure for the coalition forces. This little known and ill-fated enterprise was surprisingly costly in political and military terms. Indeed the intervention lead to precisely the opposite result to that intended.
Category: History

Trans Siberian Railway

Author : Simon Richmond
ISBN : 1864503351
Genre : Travel
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From Moscow, past the unique Lake Baikal and on to Beijing or Vladivostok, follow in the tracks of Victorian-era adventurers. Whether you plan to take one week or 10, this invaluable new guide will see you from one end of the world's longest train route to the other. 35 maps covering routes as well as major cities; Russian, Mandarin and Mongolian language guide for that essential 'train talk'; includes the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian branches of the line; advice on planning, from organising visas and permits to stocking up on essentials along the way in-depth features on history, literature and nature.
Category: Travel

The Last Great Victory

Author : Director the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Stanley Weintraub
ISBN : UOM:39015031717146
Genre : World War, 1939-1945.
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Recounts the final thirty days of the war, focusing on the momentous meeting of President Truman, Churchill, and Stalin at Potsdam to end the war, the last-minute diplomacy with the Japanese, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb. 25,000 first printing. BOMC. History Bk Club.
Category: World War, 1939-1945.

Soviet Geography

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105117062351
Genre : Geography
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Category: Geography

Fodor S Soviet Union

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011774994
Genre : Soviet Union
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Category: Soviet Union

Forty Years With Russians

Author : Ethan Theodore Colton
ISBN : UOM:39015024455571
Genre : Young Men's Christian associations
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Traffic World

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ISBN : UOM:39015024344361
Genre : Physical distribution of goods
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Europe Asia Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X002595220
Genre : Eurasia
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Category: Eurasia