The Journal of Midshipman Chaplin
A Record of Bering's First Kamchatka ExpeditioneBook - 2010
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.
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Aarhus University Press, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (322 pages)