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JUST PUBLISHED " By far the Best Work upon that Subject." — Chicago Tribune Asiatic Russia By G. FREDERICK WRIGHT With Ten Maps and Eighty-three Illustrations. In Two Volumes. 8vo. Pp. xxii, 290 and xii, 340. Net, $7.50 ; postpaid, $7.95. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. J902. THE AUTHOR has used the observations made by himself on an extensive trip through Asia as the basis of this work. The book is not one of travels merely, but is a comprehensive treatise on the Russian possessions in Asia. He takes up the Geography, Geology, Natural, ^ Political and Religious History, dividing it into the following five parts : I. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY II. RUSSIAN OCCUPATION III. POLITICAL DIVISIONS IV. SOCIAL. ECONOMIC, and POLITICAL CONDITIONS V. NATURAL HISTORY CONTENTS: VOL. I. General Description; Trans-Caucasia; Aral-Caspian Depression; Arctic-Ocean River Basins ; Arctic Littoral; Pacific Basin; Conquest of Siberia; Arrested Development; Occu- pation of the Amur; of Turkestan; of Caucasia; Pre-Russian Colonization; Russian Colonization. VOL. n. Russian Colonization (continued); Exile System; Trans-Caucasia; The Steppe; Turkestan; Western Siberia; Eastern Siberia; Amur Region; Means of Communication; Capacity for Development; Grounds for Confidence in the Future; Foreign Relations; Geo- logical History; The Climate; Flora and Fauna; Index; Bibliography. ,. , . '."^,^* '^°^^ ^^? whole is a valuable and remarkably comprehensive presentation of Siberian subjects of all kinds. —Record-Herald (Chicago), July 14, 1902. "Altogether these two volumes sum up the impressions of an exceptionally shrewd observer of political and social conditions as affected by physical environment."— TAe American Monthly Review of Reviews. August, 1902, p. 251. • w* *?. *^°"^"' '^ ^^^'■^ 's a man in the world better equipped for the purpose than Professor George Fred- erick Wright. . . . It IS a work of the highest interest— one that ought to be read by all who desire to know about a race which has ever been on terms of friendship with us, and one with which we are destined to come into closer relations in the i-atmt."— Inquirer (Philadelphia), June 22, 1902. "Professor Wright's book is more comprehensive in its scope than any that have heretofore appeared, and has a field of its o^n."— Springfield Republican, June 8, 1902. Tu "^P'" *' J.^^^* ^ °° has been written upon the subject which is satisfying and complete Ihe reading public already knows from the interesting little skits of previous writers that no part of the world holds more picturesque and historic interest than does this. But it can have no idea of how deep and how world-embracing is this interest until it has read what Dr. Wright has written about it It is difficult to see how any library can get along without Wright's Asiatic Russia. Certainly the subject is one of the most vital in the world. And, equally certain, this is by far the best work upon that subject."— Trttun* (Chicago), July S, 1902. o /