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by Vladimir Obruchev

  • ISBN: 1589635612
  • Author: Vladimir Obruchev
  • ePub ver: 1925 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1925 kb
  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL) (October 1, 2001)
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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Academician Vladimir Obruchev was an outstanding Soviet geologist and geographer, a famous explorer and investigator of Central Asia and Siberia, an indefatigable popularizer of scientific knowledge, who wrote thousands of scientific articles and a total of three science fiction novels, including this one.

Vladimir Afanasyevich Obruchev (Russian: Влади́мир Афана́сьевич О́бручев; October 10 1863, Klepenino near Rzhev, Tver Oblast, Russian Empire – June 19, 1956, Moscow, USSR).

Vladimir Afanasyevich Obruchev (Russian: Влади́мир Афана́сьевич О́бручев; October 10 1863, Klepenino near Rzhev, Tver Oblast, Russian Empire – June 19, 1956, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian and Soviet geologist who specialized in the study of Siberia and Central Asia. He was also one of the first Russian science fiction authors. Vladimir Obruchev graduated from the Petersburg Mining Institute in 1886.

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Год выпуска: 2012 г. Фамилия автора: Обручев Имя автора: Владимир Исполнитель: Прудовский Илья Жанр: Научная фантастика Издательство: Нигде не купишь Прочитано по изданию: . Лениздат, 1977 г. Оцифровано: VanHelsing Очищено: VanHelsing Обложка: lialia Тип аудиокниги: аудиокнига Аудио кодек: MP3 Битрейт аудио: 128 Кбит/с, 4. кГц, моно Время звучания: 25:16:49. Описание: Владимир Афанасьевич Обручев – русский, советский писатель, ученый-географ с мировым именем, исследователь Сибири и Средней Азии, академик АН СССР.

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Read Plutonia, by Vladimir Obruchev online on Bookmate – Welcome to the Russian Jurassic Park!A good science-fiction novel must be plausible; its reader must be convinced that all the events descri. Welcome to the Russian Jurassic Park! A good science-fiction novel must be plausible; its reader must be convinced that all the events described could take place in certain circumstances, that there is nothing supernatural in them. If the novel is full of miracles of one sort and another then it is not a novel but a children’s fairy-tale. The title Plutonia refers to the novel's setting in a lost land.

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Originally published in 1924, "Plutonia" is a hollow-earth-type of science fiction novel set in an underground world of rivers, lakes, volcanoes, and strange vegetation, a world which has its own sun –Pluto– and inhabited by monstrous animals and primitive people. The author uses the plot for the purpose of introducing the reader to the animal and plant life of ancient geological periods in their natural surroundings.

Academician Vladimir Obruchev was an outstanding Soviet geologist and geographer, a famous explorer and investigator of Central Asia and Siberia, an indefatigable popularizer of scientific knowledge, who wrote thousands of scientific articles and a total of three science fiction novels, including this one.

Comments (7)

NiceOne
This book is kind of an oddity, a sort of journey to the center of the earth story from a Russian standpoint. I as amazed to find a copy of it since I thought it was kind of obscure, but I remember as a child checking it out from the library several times because I liked it so much. The physical descriptions of the descent to the underworld were very imaginative and strange. The twist at the ending in regard to what the scientists thought was such an important discovery really pulled at my heartstrings since I was a nerdy student (being a girl interested in science as a pre-teen made me an oddball) and here were actual scientists speaking in their scientific terminology, which I found fascinating in itself, and then they found that once back in the 'real' world above ground they too were 'ignored'. I think that might be part of why I was so attracted to it at that age. Also I know a lot of young readers in that 12-13 age group are fascinated by the idea that there are things more mysterious that might still exist on this earth maybe still to be discovered (could Russian scientists really have found an opening into an underworld full of prehistoric animals,, and then that opening closed up later so no one in modern times knows it's there? Just like the questions of 'Does Sasquatch exist? Are there really Ghosts? Which are a combination of science and rebellion and mystery. I think it's not for everyone but for an adolescent interested in science it might be an unusual 'read' and for any reader interested in popular Russian literature of that era (it has a little of the Soviet feel to it though it's subtle).
Wrathmaster
This was an interesting read. I should say this book ought to be a must read for any fan of the "lost world' or "lost continent" genre. They is a very nice mix of practical science (from the time the book was written) and the elements of prehistoric sci-fi. Considering the book was written from behind the Iron Curtain there is almost no political content. It reads a little like Journey to the Center of the Earth or The Lost World, kind of.
Authis
An excellent book once again in print. A 1914 Russian expedition to the Arctic finds that prehistory still lives. I read this book as a teen in the later 1960s (how it ended up in a public library in a tiny Southern town would probably be a good tale). Dr. Vladimir A. Obruchev must have been one heck of a writer considering how well his prose survived translation. This is one of the books that got me involved with the Earth sciences.
Quttaro
The greatest book about dinosaur adventure you can ever read! Trilling and educational, rare combination.
Alianyau
V. A. Obruchevs "Plutonia" is a pretty good read! He was inspired by "Journey to the Center of the Earth", and you can tell...but the book has an otherwise original story.
Here is an overview of it:
A Russian scientist seems to think there is a possibility of an underground world, where possibly there are now extinct (above ground) species of animals and plants still alive. Yep, you guessed it, he is right. Anyway, the team that goes there has many adventures dealing with a wide range of animals, from giant ants to wooly mammoths. And theyre not scared to shoot them for meat, either ;-)
This is an entertaining story, although I would imagine animal rights groups would really have a field day with some of the subject matter. Give it a try....it is a little dated, but a truly good book!
Malann
I wasn't a big fan of Russian authors. During my visits to a bookstore in India, I found the title "Plutonia" appealing and bought the book because it was very cheap: 3 US cents.
You may have heard of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". "Plutonia" is similar but updated; a story of Russian scientists who travel into the northern Arctic thinking they will discover some unknown land and it will be a part of Russia. However, they experience some inexplicable events during their travels: an extremely continental deep depression into the earth's surface near the Arctic, and warm, fertile lands near the "North Pole", and the strange position of the Sun. Plus, the strange behavior of the barometer, the compass and the altimeter. They also find primitive animals long extinct from Earth.
The explorers realize that they have traveled to the earth's inner surface. After that, the more they go into the inner surface, which they now call "Plutonia", the more they travel back in time and experience the flora and fauna of the different stages of Earth's history. The author, V. A. Obruchev, takes the reader through a journey that is so realistic.
The book is not only about dinosaurs; the scientists have some fun too. The explorers get robbed by ants, yes ants, and they have a hard time figuring out who robbed them in that unmanned land. Later, they have an encounter with the primitive people. The best part about the scientists is the decisions they make; they are very knowledgeable and find the most effective and quick solutions or explanations to any problems, plus, they have a good sense of humor. After all, they are scientists. V. A. Obruchev, himself a geologist, is a very good author and "Plutonia" is the best si-fi book I've ever read.
Ese
Great product, Thank you.
I read this book in 1964 when I was 14 years old and have always associated it with the song "just like Romeo and Juliet, by The Reflections, which was popular at the time. This story enthralled me at the time and simply owning this classic now is the fulfillment of a lifetime goal.

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