Island of the Blue Foxes by Stephen Bown

Island of the Blue Foxes Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition Hardcover Nov 7 2017

By Stephen Bown
Hardcover
$23.80 USD

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."

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Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication date
Nov 7 2017
Language
English
Pages
336
ISBN-13
9780306825194
ISBN-10
0306825198
Weight
552g
Dimensions
167.0mm by 238.0mm