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Travels from St Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date July 31, 2014
Pages 388
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781108071529
ISBN-10 110807152X
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Bell (1691-1780) trained as a physician, but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy. He entered the service of Tsar Peter the Great of Russia, and had already taken part (as the expedition's doctor) in a government mission to Persia in 1715-18 when he was asked to join a further embassy to China. This two-volume work, published in 1763, describes both these journeys. The first part of Volume 1 contains an account of the Persian expedition, and the second a narrative of the journey across Siberia to the walls of Beijing. It includes fascinating anecdotes of the peoples encountered, and their environment, beliefs and customs, including a female Siberian shaman, the pet musk deer of an exiled Swedish general, and the interdependence of marmots and rhubarb (at this time a valuable medicinal drug). This is a delightful account of an area then hardly known in the west.

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from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 31, 2014)
9781108071086 | details & prices | 436 pages | List price $44.99
About: John Bell (1691-1780) trained as a physician, but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy.
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 31, 2014)
9781108071529 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $39.99
About: John Bell (1691-1780) trained as a physician, but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy.
Reissue edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (July 31, 2014)
9781108071093 | details & prices | 824 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.64 lbs | List price $84.99
About: John Bell (1691-1780) trained as a physician, but preferred a life of travel and diplomacy.

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