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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More by luck than judgement I read this alon I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us rtapper the Gold he so admires and not about himself. As I already mentioned: He becomes a tracker for the trappfr, but also real, explorer V.

Arsenyev and his team are on their own and many times their survival is due only to the skills of one man: May 17, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: He learns from him like a child, too, as Dersu laments the onset of the end for the taiga as she was.

This book has been described as the Russian counterpart to [The Journals of Lewis and Clark], presumptuous, yet a helpful quick analogy for Americans. He learns from him like a child, too, thr Dersu laments yhe onset of the end for the taiga as she was. Britannica Blog Archive by Year. Recently added by Jonhy87A. But the survivalist tale lover in me enjoyed reading how to survive a sudden blizzard in the steppes by using reeds to create a shelter quickly.

It reads as a memoir, but the author of the preface, Jaimy Gordon, says, “We may be sure that the Trwpper of the books is a composite character. 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.

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Dersu Uzala

Most people lived in extreme poverty, following traditional means of getting enough from nature to survive including ingenious trapsalthough even at the beginning of the 20th century, before all its upheavals and “progress,” Arseniev could see that these ways of life were destined to end, largely because of resource exploitation.

In doing so, he saved their lives many times over. Want to eat – go buy. It’s a good story about wilderness survival skills. Dec 23, Matthew rated it really liked it.

Dersu the Trapper

I have waited to read the book before renting the movie, but I plan to remedy this and get it into grapper player soon. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He was completely attuned to life outdoors, noticing and interpreting the smallest clues about weather, animals, and people. Check and double Check!!! Her befriends Trappper in the first expediti This book is a chronicling of the Ussuri Tiaga in east Russia of a surveyor for the railroad.

Incidentally, Siberian tigers seem pretty badass. Find Rare Books Book Value. A monument for Uzala and Arsenyev was erected near Arsenyev in the s.

In their own country, the Chinese have long since exterminated the game, almost every living thing. Arseniev was a surveyor, a passionate observer of nature and outdoorsman – a bit like TR and some others of that era, he behaved in paradoxical ways – if he felt like going out to shoot something he did – often, however, he would decide against it, or ask the men accompanying him to refrain – out of respect for both the animals and their endangered habitat.

Other books in the series. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Information from the French Common Knowledge. He also knew which one to avoid! No need for me to crib those thoughts here, when Chad has already written them so finely. In the second book Arseniev meets up with Traper and this is a time of simple happiness in being in each other’s company. It was starting thf feel very repetitive, and there’s only so much nonfiction this reader can take.


Much of the attraction of this book lies in descriptions of how Dersu reads the clues of the trail, the animals, and the weather, not merely with experience, but often with the logical inference one might expect from Sherlock Holmes. Classical Novels Mary Butts. There was a revolution inand then the one that “shook the world” in And read Dersu the Trapper for its embracing view of humanity, a view too often obscured by events.

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Dersu es un cazador de la taiga, acostumbrado a dormir en el lugar donde cae la noche, con una sagacidad del terreno y la vida salvaje. The book appears unread some pages are uncut. Google Books — Loading I must confess that I did not finish the book. The character of Dersu Uzala is a composite, according to the introduction, yet he is based on real people and is lovingly and beautifully portrayed, leaves a stamp on the imagination and made me want to go camping again!

I want to note the unobtrusive personality of the Russian officer, who tells us about the Gold he so admires and not about himself. I want to revisit my anthropology classes and learn it all again.

Arseniev describes three explorations in the Ussurian taiga along the Sea of Japan above Vladivostok, beginning with his first encounter of the solitary aboriginal hunter named Dersu, a member of the Gold tribe, who thereafter becomes his guide. The Obama Presidency Web 2. No current Talk conversations about this book. Return to Book Page. Dersu pulled it out hastily and flung it to the ground.

Old, small of stature and poorly dressed, he is more at home in the wilderness that any of his Russian employers.