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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The charge I feel, reading the descriptions, the sentences; the feeling that courses through me, knowing that I am learning something new, yet something so connected to so much of what I have thought before.

Dersu could read the terrain and the weather like others could read a book and had a respect for nature that is seldom seen in today’s world. Dersu describes the fortunes of an expedition, organized by Arseniev into map the cold, then-uncharted and even today little-known region where Manchuria and Korea meet southeastern Siberia.

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In this Russian counterpart to The Journals o Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev undertook twelve major scientific expeditions between and in the Siberian Far East, and authored some sixty works from trappfr geographical, tue, botanical, and ethnographic data he amassed. A mountain lion might kill someone once in a while, if it was starving, but these tigers will eat you soon as look at you.

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. This area is partially bordered by China, Korea and the Sea of Japan. But the bridges across language, tarpper and culture also have limitations, and the incursion of civilization exacts its toll. I also got the movie of Dersu from Netflix and it was excellent.


We sat toasty by the fire. Durick Oct 15, When Arsenyev traper the trapper Uzala he hired him as a guide for his journeys. Dersu could read the terrain and the weather like others could r An account of surveying expeditions sounds like dry reading but this definitely was not the case with this book. Nov 03, John rated it really liked it.

Archived from the original on Published June 1st by McPherson first published There’s a wonderful page up by Chad Garcia, titled “Watching Dersu Uzala,” which describes This is an extraordinary book. The second film was filmed in by Akira Kurosawa.

Dersu Uzala is a Nanai, called by the Russians Goldis, the indigenous people This book has been described as the Russian counterpart to [The Journals of Lewis and Clark], presumptuous, yet a helpful quick analogy for Americans.

Dersu the Trapper V. Its screenwriter, Yuri Nagibinwas renowned in Russia for his lyrical short stories, only a few of tthe have been translated into English. I want to revisit my anthropology classes and learn it all again. Prin taigaua Extremului Orient 2 books.

Dersu the Trapper by Arseniev, V K

Oct 02, Merrikay rated it it was amazing. Some of the first two expeditions drag a bit because Arseniev has this need to mention every tree and bird that he sees, and what the flowers looked like and what European flowers they resemble and what birds were in which tree and wether they were scared of him or didn’t seem to care.

Vladimir Arsenyev was a military officer, an explorer of the Far East, a scientist, a traveler, and a writer who organized several prospecting expeditions in the Ussurian taiga between and Shortly afterward, Dersu Uzala was murdered.


The reports into the landscapes and many numerous native and migrated peoples of the Ussurian Taiga are truly spectacular crossing many languages, races and cultures. This is an important book. Amazon Kindle 0 editions.

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Other books in the series. The book is a classic and deserves to be rediscovered and Dersu is a true hero I love this book and this film about the Russian Far East.

So much about reading is that spark, that sense that one has made an acquaintance of a book at a time and detsu where the connection one has with one’s reading Britannica Blog Archive by Year. More significantly, it also has the character of Dersu, a native of the area who grew up fending for himself in the wilds.

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During the survey Arseniev would see signs that some animal populations were being depleted because of over-hunting and trapping. It’s as if he is leaving a trail for us to follow. Siberia is fascinating, a huge, empty land spoiled by the forces of population and thuggery, and there are fascinating books about it.

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