The expedition of Naval Lieutenant Lavrentiy Alekseyevich Zagoskin constitutes one of the most remarkable pages in the history of Russian exploration during the first half of the nineteenth.This translation makes available an outstanding ...
Author: Henry N. Michael
The expedition of Naval Lieutenant Lavrentiy Alekseyevich Zagoskin constitutes one of the most remarkable pages in the history of Russian exploration during the first half of the nineteenth.This translation makes available an outstanding source in the history of early scientific investigations in the North.
" The library highlights an image of the rare book "Lieutenant Zagoskin's Travels in Russian America" and a biographical sketch of Russian explorer Lavrenty Alekseyevich Zagoskin (1807-1890), who made expeditions along the Yukon and ...
The National Library of Canada prepared an exhibition from its Rare Book Collection entitled "Passages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration." The library highlights an image of the rare book "Lieutenant Zagoskin's Travels in Russian America" and a biographical sketch of Russian explorer Lavrenty Alekseyevich Zagoskin (1807-1890), who made expeditions along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.
Lawrentii A. Zagoskin, Lieutenant Zagoskin's Travels in Russian America 1842–1844. The First Ethnographic and Geographic Investigations in the Yukon and Kuskokwim Valleys of Alaska. Edited by H. N. Michael. Introduction by James W.
Author: Alexey Postnikov
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Russia first encountered Alaska in 1741 as part of the most ambitious and expensive expedition of the entire 18th century. During the next 126 years the struggle to develop and refine geographic knowledge of the vast region comprising northeastern Asia, the North Pacific, and Alaska met with many obstacles, including inclement weather, the chain of supply over great distances, the need to train expert navigators and cartographers, and false leads due to spurious voyage accounts. For much of this era, critical geographic knowledge was kept as a state secret in Russia and not shared, even with the very navigators and cartographers who were developing much needed maps and navigational aids. Despite this, a rich cartographic heritage developed to be carried forward into the American era. The traditional Russian cartographic methods were applied to new discoveries in Siberia and beyond. Early fur traders and explorers utilized this system which for a time co-existed with the new cartographic methodology utilized in Europe and adopted for use by the Russia of Peter the Great. It became an age of scientific exploration. Great Britain, France, Spain, but especially Russia, sent expeditions. An increasingly complete knowledge of the coasts of North America, with forays into the interior, emerged. Postnikov describes the explorations and richly illustrates how the resulting maps evolved and contributed to the world's knowledge of one of the last great regions of the world to be explored.
In December 1842, Zagoskin's expedition left St Michael's redoubt and went along the coast of Norton Sound to the entry ... Gotovickaia translated Zagoskin's book Lieutenant Zagoskin's Travel in Russian America, 1842–1844 into English.
Author: Mark Nuttall
With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.