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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Dersu Uzala

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.

I also got the movie of Dersu from Netflix and it was excellent. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. He and Arnseniev hit it off, and Dersu ended up accompanying trappef on the expedition and then, through another stroke of fate, on the later ones.

Sign In Register Help Cart. 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.

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

I have read some about the indigenous groups I mentioned above, but now of course I want to study these groups from each continent. Shortly afterward, Dersu Uzala was murdered. To ask other readers questions about Dersu the Trapperplease sign up. First Printing of the First Edition. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It does that over and over.


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His task was to map the territory and he also describes the plant and tgapper life of the area, as well as the people. I enjoyed my time on the tiaga with the Captain and Dersu. It was interesting to read about the landscape of that part of the world dsrsu a time when Russian, Chinese, and Korean settlers were interacting with nomadic people there.

Retrieved from ” https: This is a great historical travelogue, a well born Russian officer exploring far eastern Siberia with a guide named Dersu.

Arseniev describes three explorations in the Ussurian taiga along the Sea of Japan above Drsu, beginning with his first encounter of the solitary aboriginal hunter named Dersu, a member of the Gold tribe, who thereafter becomes his guide. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Incidentally, Siberian tigers seem pretty badass.

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In a village in Krasnoarmeysky District, Primorsky Kraiwhich before had the Chinese name of Laul was renamed Dersu hrapper his honour. Seems invaluable now to listen to voices like this — the voices of the trees. 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.


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. As I already mentioned: This book is a chronicling of detsu Ussuri Tiaga in east Russia of a surveyor for the railroad.

Can you imagine walking around the forest, not the jungle, just forest like we have in Maine and running into one of those things? There were this tree and that tree and that other kind of tree and dentate leaves. La taiga es una region inhospita de la parte oriental de Rusia, para muchos occidentales es una region desierta. That stuff should just be skimmed over though, unless you ttrapper adore Siberian botany or something.

But it is also a story of exploration, when there were still relatively unmarked lands to map: It is also, to my mind, one of the finest films ever made, period. He became a valued member of trpper team, even saving Arseniev’s life at one point. Each expedition is beset with hardship and danger: