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Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story of Early Naturalist Georg Steller and the Russian Exploration of Alaskaby Corey Ford
Synopses & Reviews
Author Corey Ford writes the classic and moving story of naturalist Georg Whlhelm Steller, who served on the 1741-42 Russian Alaska expedition with explorer Vitus Bering. Steller was one of Europe's foremost naturalists and the first to document the unique wildlife of the Alaskan coast. In the course of the voyage, Steller made his valuable discoveries and suffered, along with Bering and the cred of the ill-fated brig St. Peter, some of the most grueling experiences in the history of Arctic exploration. First published in 1966, Where the Sea Breaks Its Back was hailed as "among this country's greatest outdoor writing" by Field & Stream magazine, and today continues to enchant and enlighten the new generations of readers about this amazing and yet tragic expedition, and Georg Steller's significant discoveries as an early naturalist.
Book News Annotation:
A splendid account of the final voyage of explorer Vitus Bering and of the life of naturalist Georg Stellar (1709-1746), who accompanied Bering on his 1741 crossing into the uncharted North Pacific. Originally published in 1966 by Little, Brown.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Author Corey Ford documents the moving story of naturalist Georg Steller, who served on the 1741-42 Russian Alaska expedition with explorer Vitus Bering.
About the Author
Corey Ford (April 29, 1902 – July 27, 1969) was an American humorist, author, outdoorsman, and screenwriter. Ford was an exceptionally talented and versatile writer. He published thirty books and more than five hundred magazine articles, with a gregarious sense of humor, a love of dogs as well as the "underdogs." He was a member of the Algonquin Circle which included James Thurber, Robert Benchley, and Dorothy Parker. During Ford’s many trips to Alaska he met with Clarence Rhodes, Governor Gruening and Frank Dufresne, the first game commissioner of the Alaska Territory.
Table of Contents
Introduction - by Frank Dufresne; Part One: Volcanoes, Mummies, Sea Otters; Part Two: Steller; Part Three The Plunderers.
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