Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21

Authors: Bulkeley, R.

  • Winner of The Society for Nautical Research’s 2014 Anderson Medal.

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This book examines the little studied story of Bellinghausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published, and with thoughtful discussion of the achievements and limitations of the expedition and suggestions for further research.

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'An extensive compilation of annotated correspondence and reports ... which sheds new light on the first Russian expedition to Antarctica. ... Bulkeley adds his profound background knowledge, which allows the reader to dip into everyday life, scientific knowledge and the political circumstances in Russia 200 years ago.' - Cornelia Lüdecke, Convenor, SCAR History Experts Group

'An invaluable sourcebook and an exceptional contribution that substantially readjusts the historical record. ... We are given a brief informative overview hitherto unparalleled in scope and depth of the man's life and times. ... It is a pleasure to follow the author in this exciting piece of intellectual detective work.' - Aant Elzinga, Professor emeritus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

'An amazing achievement.' - Ian R. Stone, Editor, Polar Record


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36326-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 276
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