Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK

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Graphic Arts Books, Jun 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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Author Corey Ford writes the classic and moving story of naturalist Georg Whilhelm 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.
 

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Contents

VOLCANOES MUMMIES SEA OTTERS
STELLER
Avacha
The Captain Commander
Voyage to the Unknown
Ten Years for Ten Hours
A Sound of Gunfire
By the Will of God
Bering Island
The Long Winter
Stellers Sea
Return of the St Peter
Journeys
THE PLUNDERERS Bibliography
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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.

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