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The Journal of Midshipman Chaplin : a Record of Bering's First Kamchatka Expedition.

Author: Peter Ulf Møller
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Aarhus University Press, 2010.
Series: Beringiana.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1725 the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, signed orders for Vitus Bering to set out on the First Kamchatka Expedition in order to establish if Asia and North America were connected, and to define the north-eastern borders of the Russian Empire. A classic among the voyages of discovery, the expedition took more than five years to complete. It moved across an immense landscape, building two vessels enroute, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Vitus Jonassen Bering; Vitus Jonassen Bering
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ulf Møller
ISBN: 9788779343054 8779343058
OCLC Number: 818118081
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages).
Series Title: Beringiana.

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In 1725 the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, signed orders for Vitus Bering to set out on the First Kamchatka Expedition in order to establish if Asia and North America were connected, and to define the north-eastern borders of the Russian Empire. A classic among the voyages of discovery, the expedition took more than five years to complete. It moved across an immense landscape, building two vessels enroute, and claiming the lives of many men, before it set sail to reveal a passage between the two continents - the present day Bering Strait. The only surviving document to preserve the day-to-day d.

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