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Through Siberia

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IT is obvious that much scientific information cannot be expected from a traveller who was, to use his own expression, “flying across Europe and Asia,” and who crossed Siberia from Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains, to Tobolsk in the North, Barnaoul in the Altai, and Nikolaevsk on the Pacific, a distance of 6600 miles, in seventy-eight days, and whose aim was, during this very short time, to investigate the situation of Russian prisons. The author has, however, supplemented his own somewhat superficial observations by information obtained from good sources. The book is provided with many illustrations, partly taken from other works (without quoting the source from which they are taken), and partly from new photographs. These are sometimes very good, but sometimes they convey quite false ideas, as, for instance, the photograph of a “Buriat girl,” who obviously is a metis, having very little in common with true Buriats.

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