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Russian exploration, from Siberia to space : a history

Author: Brian Bonhomme
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study provides a narrative survey and critical analysis of a rich but overlooked tradition of geographical exploration by Russians and others in Russian service since 1580. This work introduces Russia into the history of world exploration and connects the Russian experience of exploration to Russian national identity past and present"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bonhomme
ISBN: 9780786466870 0786466871
OCLC Number: 757461962
Description: vii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The "conquest of Siberia": Ermak's expedition of 1581-1585 and its aftermath --
Into the Siberian interior: the crossing and early investigation of terrestrial North Eurasia --
The edges of empire: Russian explorations along coastal North Eurasia from the earliest times to the final conquest of the Northeast passage --
To Alaska --
Warmer climes: Russia heads South --
Russian journeys into Central Asia --
To the ends of the Earth: Russians in the North and South polar regions --
A new frontier: Russians, the USSR, and space.
Responsibility: Brian Bonhomme.

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"This study provides a narrative survey and critical analysis of a rich but overlooked tradition of geographical exploration by Russians and others in Russian service since 1580. This work introduces Russia into the history of world exploration and connects the Russian experience of exploration to Russian national identity past and present"--Provided by publisher.

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