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xxi Translator’s Acknowledgments ThankstoreviewersIrinaGoodrichandAmirKhisamutdinov,whoprovided invaluable advice, comments, and critique of this translation and its annotations. Dr. Khisamutdinov also contributed significantly to the biographical notes section. Rada Surmach and Violetta Avello provided insight on Chinese transliterations. Carol Kennedy carefully edited the text. Janice Frisch, Nancy Lightfoot, Robert Sloan, and Raina Polivka of Indiana University Press provided technical assistance and advice during the revision process. I consulted with numerous experts to better understand Arsenyev’s observations. These people, and their areas of expertise, were Viktor Bogatov(mollusks),VladimirBurkanov(sealions),OlegBurkovsky(rodents ), Galina Dekoluk (trees), Dale Miquelle (tigers), Yelena Pimenova (plants),AnatolySemenchenko(salmonids),IvanSerёdkin(bears),Sergey Surmach (birds), and Sergey Zolotukhin (salmon). The quality of my annotations was vastly improved by their respective professional insights. Special thanks to Ivan Yegorchev for sharing his knowledge of Arsenyevandprovidingaforewordtothistranslation.Afinalexpression of sincere gratitude to my wife, Karen, who shared the burden of this task in the form of countless evenings devoted to this work rather than to her company. This page intentionally left blank ...


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  • Ussuri River Valley (Russia and China) -- Description and travel.
  • Natural history -- Ussuri River Valley (Russia and China).
  • Dersu Uzala.
  • Arsenʹev, V. K. (Vladimir Klavdievich), 1872-1930 -- Travel -- Ussuri River Valley (Russia and China).
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