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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.

About the authors

Rip Bulkeley lives in Oxford, UK, and has written studies of the arms race, the space race, and international scientific cooperation. He is a member of British Pugwash, the Hakluyt Society, and the History Expert Group of ICSU's Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. He has published several articles in Polar Record, and contributed to a recent History of the International Polar Years (Barr and Lüdecke, 2010).

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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


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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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
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40217-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-40217-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36326-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 276
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