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The Resource Bering : the Russian discovery of America, Orcutt Frost

Bering : the Russian discovery of America, Orcutt Frost

Label
Bering : the Russian discovery of America
Title
Bering
Title remainder
the Russian discovery of America
Statement of responsibility
Orcutt Frost
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first biography of Bering written in more than a century, Orcutt Frost chronicles the life of this extraordinary explorer. Drawing on a wide range of new evidence - including personal letters and archaeological evidence derived from the recent discovery of Bering's grave site - the author reconstructs Bering's personality, his perilous voyages and his uneasy relationship with the naturalist Georg Steller."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 917.9804/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G296.B4
LC item number
F76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bering : the Russian discovery of America, Orcutt Frost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-315) and index
Contents
Crossing Siberia: Vitus Bering signs on with Russia -- Never on land had so many gone so far -- Into the icy sea -- Dream of empire -- Set up to fail -- Letters home: Anna Bering in command -- Voyage to America: Steller Signs On with Bering -- Kamchatka to North America -- First landing: Kayak Island -- Scurvy -- Native Americans -- Cruel Waves -- Shipwreck and Survival: Decision to land: Bering Island -- Death camp -- Bering's death -- How Bering's Men Got Off the Island
Control code
ocm52208393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780300100594
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003009889
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52208393
Label
Bering : the Russian discovery of America, Orcutt Frost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-315) and index
Contents
Crossing Siberia: Vitus Bering signs on with Russia -- Never on land had so many gone so far -- Into the icy sea -- Dream of empire -- Set up to fail -- Letters home: Anna Bering in command -- Voyage to America: Steller Signs On with Bering -- Kamchatka to North America -- First landing: Kayak Island -- Scurvy -- Native Americans -- Cruel Waves -- Shipwreck and Survival: Decision to land: Bering Island -- Death camp -- Bering's death -- How Bering's Men Got Off the Island
Control code
ocm52208393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780300100594
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003009889
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52208393

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