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

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

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Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
Title
Island of the blue foxes
Title remainder
disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
910/.916451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G700 1733
LC item number
.B69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
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
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 -- Russian America
Control code
ocn975484931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780306825194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306825194
  • (OCoLC)975484931
Label
Island of the blue foxes : disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition, Stephen R. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
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
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 -- Russian America
Control code
ocn975484931
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780306825194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306825194
  • (OCoLC)975484931

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