This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...some there is a fountain in the centre and beds of flowers surrounding it. These railway-station gardens are to be found in all the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...some there is a fountain in the centre and beds of flowers surrounding it. These railway-station gardens are to be found in all the principal lines through Russia, and the fountains and rich grass and flowers under the shade of the trees have a cool and refreshing effect when one looks out of the windows of a hot and dusty railway carriage. There are seats and summer-houses in many of them. Those that are being planted in Siberia will answer the purpose of a park or recreation ground, for one of the principal events of the day to the inhabitants is the passing of the express train. A curious lot of people are to be seen assembled at these stations--wild-looking Buriats, Moguls of various types on Mongolian ponies come down to stare at the express and its passengers, as if it were a travelling menagerie. On the afternoon of the second day Harbin is reached, and to the passengers going through there is a couple of hours' wait, but it is well worth stopping at, if one has the time to spare and is interested in seeing what Russian energy and enterprise can accomplish in a short time. Approaching Harbin there are increasing signs of luxuriant husbandry and a denser population. At the railway cuttings one can see that the black soil is from six feet to eight feet thick, so that one is not surprised at seeing the swathes of rich harvest that cover its surface. When the train drew up at the station there was a scene of bustle and activity that one was quite unprepared for. The scene around the station surpassed anything even in Port Arthur. The waiting-rooms were thronged with people, evidently encamped there in the usual way the Russians have of waiting for their trains: a crowd of droski men clamoured for custom outside; there was tumult in the crowded refreshmen...Read Less
New. 292 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1903 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: London: Duckworth & Co. )
New. pp. 292. Pages 292 It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back(1903). Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.
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