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Bering's Voyages. Vol II: Steller's Journal of the Sea Voyage from Kamchatka to America and Return on the Second Expedition 1741-1742

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Title:Bering's Voyages. Vol II: Steller's Journal of the Sea Voyage from Kamchatka to America and Return on the Second Expedition 1741-1742
Author:
Golder, Frank A.   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
Bering's Voyages. Vol. I: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the Relation of Asia and America
Editor:
Joerg, W. L. G.   
Translator:
Stejneger, Leonhard   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
Bering's Voyages. Vol. I: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the Relation of Asia and America
Published:   1925
Publisher:The American Geographical Society of New York
Tags:Alaska, exploration, nature, non-fiction, Russia
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Vol II: Steller's Journal of the Sea Voyage from Kamchatka to America and Return on the Second Expedition 1741-1742.

This is a story of exploration, scientific discovery and fortitude in the face of adversity.

Steller, a German naturalist, accompanied Bering’s second expedition. His journal provides a candid account of the events of the voyage, his interactions with, and opinions of, the ship’s officers, and his scientific discoveries. He gave the first written account of Steller’s seacow, a now-extinct manatee of the north Pacific. His scientific knowledge and force of character assisted several crew members shipwrecked on Bering Island to survive scurvy and the winter. [Suggest a different description.]

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