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The Resource An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, Martin Sauer, (electronic resource)

An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, Martin Sauer, (electronic resource)

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An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia
Title
An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia
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Martin Sauer
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An Account of a Geographical & Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia
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eng
Summary
Impressed by the discoveries of Captain Cook, and conscious that Russia was lagging behind other countries in terms of navigation and exploration, Catherine the Great commissioned an expedition in 1785 to chart the coastline in the far north-east of her empire. Born in Middlesex, Joseph Billings (1758–1806) had sailed under Cook but entered Russian service in 1783. He was chosen to lead the expedition, which would last for nine years. Written up by Martin Sauer, secretary and translator to the expedition, this illustrated account was first published in English in 1802, documenting the sheer scale of the task and the range of scientific activities carried out. Notable for producing the first accurate maps of the shoreline and islands of east Siberia, the expedition also contributed to the ethnographic and zoological knowledge of this most inhospitable of environments.--
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Sauer, Martin
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Cambridge library collection. Polar exploration
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Sauer, Martin
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Alaska
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska)
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An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, Martin Sauer, (electronic resource)
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CR9781107338739
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1 online resource (xxviii, 390 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107338739
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1020555444
Label
An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, Martin Sauer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107338739
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107338739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107338739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020555444

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