Beyond Petsora Eastward

Beyond Petsora Eastward : Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea

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In 1895, naturalists Henry J. Pearson (1859-1913) and Colonel H. W. Feilden (1838-1921) set out to Norway for the first time, aiming to study Arctic bird life, geology and botany. This book, first published in 1899, is a collection of their diary entries and papers. Full of humour and written almost novelistically, Pearson's diary describes his ornithological findings and the other noteworthy features of their voyages - he includes an anecdotal account of the process of catching a whale, and describes their own less than ideal ship, and the many difficulties of travelling in the often inhospitable and little-explored North. In the second half of the book, Feilden focuses on geology and botany in three technical papers accompanied by his own photographs. A remarkable account of an ambitious project, this book forms part of the nineteenth-century genre of scientific travel literature, and contains still-relevant information about the Arctic more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 88 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 8 maps
  • 1139151657
  • 9781139151658

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Russian Lapland, 1895; 2. Kolguev; 3. Novaya Zemlya; 4. Arrangements for 1897; 5. Voyage to Waigatch; 6. Dolgaja Bay, Waigatch; 7. Waigatch, Habarova, and Dolgoi; 8. Novaya Zemlya and Lutke Land; 9. Russian exploration; 10. Lutke Land and Novaya Zemlya; Appendix; more