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
Title
Island of the blue foxes
Title remainder
disaster and triumph on the world's greatest scientific expedition
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Bown
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told. The immense 18th-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. Until now recorded only in academic works, this 10-year venture, led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering and including scientists, artists, mariners, soldiers, and laborers, discovered Alaska, opened the Pacific fur trade, and led to fame, shipwreck, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history."
Dewey number
910.916451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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, Stephen R. Bown
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • 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
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24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780306825194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
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SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
  • (SKY)sky290280302
  • 1328876

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