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(1914) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen Translator: Arthur G. Chater - Tema: Russia
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CONTENTS
CHAP. PAGE
XV. THE USSURI REGION, VLADIVOSTOK AND KHABAROVSK 333
The Maritime Province, area and population : Natural features,
climate : Natives : History : Vladivosték : The Ussuri line : Seeing
Vladivostok : The Ussuri country : Cultivation : Khabarovsk :
Bridge over the Amur : Difficulties of the work : The exhibition :
A valuable stag : The museum, native sledges : Golds
XVI. RUSSIA IN THE EAST. THE YELLOW QUESTION 350
Russia’s great task in the East : Altered situation in recent years :
Seriousness and significance of the situation : Position of the
Russian domination in the East : Her long line of communications :
Colonization : Immigration and population : Difficulties : Immigra
tion of the yellow race : Koreans, Chinese (Manses), Japanese :
The yellow peril : Indispensability of the yellow race : Hostile
feeling among the Chinese : Serious Outlook
XVII. THE AMUR DISTRICT AND THE AMUR RAILWAY 375
Extent and natural features : Climate : Gold : Natives : Population :
Access and railway projects : The new line : Labourers : Length and
cost : Sections and engineers : Hygiene and schools : The Central
Amur plain : Drainage and arable land : Difficulties of the work :
Fertility : Good farm land : By trolley and motor-car : The Little
Khingån : A park of oaks : Birå : Forest country and game : Tunnels
and frozen soil : Fertile land :The longest tunnel : Two motor-cars dis
abled: Liquor smugglers and brigandage : Deposits in an ancient lake
XVIII. FROM THE BURÉYA TO TRANSBATKALIA 400
The Buréya-Séya Plain : On the Buréya : Abrupt variations in the
water-level : Naming a station : Fertile soil but unpractical working :
Curious effect of frost : On the Séya : A new town, Alexéyevsk :
Hill country from the Séya to Transbaikalia : Gradual ascent : The
forest : No sign of an lee Age : Wc run over a man : Gondatti
Station : Men’s changing destinies : A dreary country : Storms and
forest fires : Taldan : A spring and frozen soil : Origin of layers of
ice in the soil : Prisons in the forest : A dismal country, but gold
everywhere : The Nuksha : Agriculture and cattle : Storms and
forest fires : A wrecked tram : Across the border to Transbaikalia :
The Amasår : Convict labour and prisons : The highest point of the
Amur Railway : Rich gold-mines : Chinese allowed here : The Black
and the White Uryum
XIX. HOMEWARD THROUGH SIBERIA 427
Along the Shilka : Climatic variations : Chitå : Along the Selengå :
Baikål : Tulun : Krasnoyarsk : The country to the east of Krasnoy
arsk: Rodichev : a politician’s views of Siberia : Novo Nikolåyevsk :
The flat steppes : The Ural and winter : Yekaterinenburg : Back to
Europe : Perm and Viatka : Farewell to Siberia
APPENDIX : THE NAVTGATION OF THE KARA SEA 437
INDEX 465
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