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The Resource Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Bown

Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Bown

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Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
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Island of the blue foxes
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disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
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Stephen R. Bown
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Island of the blue foxes
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disaster and triumph on the worlds greatest scientific expedition
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eng
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"The immense eighteenth-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, from St. Petersburg across Siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3,000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. Led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering, the ten-year voyage, which included scientists, artists, mariners, soldiers, and laborers, discovered Alaska, opened the Pacific fur trade, and, thanks to the brilliant naturalist Georg Steller, discovered dozens of New World plants and animals. The story of the expedition is a tale not only of adventure and historic achievement, but also of shipwreck, endurance, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history.""--Dust jacket
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Discusses the Great Northern Expedition which was a scientific expedition envisaged by Peter the Great in the 1730s and led by Danish mariner Vitus Bering.
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Bown, Stephen R
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910/.916451
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Kamchatskai͡ìa ėkspedit͡ìsii͡ìa
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Arctic regions
  • Alaska
  • Northwest Coast of North America
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adult
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disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
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Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Bown
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-305) and index
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Prologue: The edge of the world -- Part one. Europe. The great embassy ; The First Kamchatka Expedition ; The best-laid plans -- Part two. Asia. St. Petersburg to Siberia ; Quarreling factions ; Phantom islands -- Part three. America. Bolshaya Zemlya, the Great Land ; Curious encounters ; The scourge of the sea -- Part four. Nowhere. Island of the blue foxes ; Death and playing cards ; A new St. Peter -- Epilogue: Russian America
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24 cm
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xi, 320 pages
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9780306825194
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(hb)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)975484931
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Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Bown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The edge of the world -- Part one. Europe. The great embassy ; The First Kamchatka Expedition ; The best-laid plans -- Part two. Asia. St. Petersburg to Siberia ; Quarreling factions ; Phantom islands -- Part three. America. Bolshaya Zemlya, the Great Land ; Curious encounters ; The scourge of the sea -- Part four. Nowhere. Island of the blue foxes ; Death and playing cards ; A new St. Peter -- Epilogue: Russian America
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages
Isbn
9780306825194
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975484931

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