The Birds of Siberia

The Birds of Siberia : A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei

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Henry Seebohm (1832-95) was a Yorkshire steel manufacturer and passionate amateur ornithologist. He travelled widely in Greece, Scandinavia, Turkey and South Africa studying birds in their native habitats. He served as secretary of the Royal Geological Society, was a fellow of the Linnean Society, and member of the British Ornithologists' Union and of the Zoological Society. This volume, published in 1901, contains two books recounting his travels in Siberia. Siberia in Europe (1880) was the result of an expedition to the lower Pechora River valley in 1875 with zoologist J. A. Harvie-Brown, and also his study of bird migrations in Heligoland with ornithologist Heinrich Gatke. He located the breeding grounds of several visitors to Britain, including the grey plover and Bewick's swan. Siberia in Asia (1882) was published after his 1877 journey with Arctic explorer Joseph Wiggins along the Yenisey River. There are numerous woodcuts illustrating birds and Siberian landscapes.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139103741
  • 9781139103749

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Preface; Part I. To the Petchora Valley: 1. Early explorers; 2. London to Archangel; 3. Archangel; 4. Sledging to Ust-Zylma; 5. Ust-Zylma; 6. The Zylma and its neighbourhood; 7. The Samoyedes; 8. Life in Ust-Zylma; 9. The advent of summer; 10. The break-up of the ice; 11. Peasant life in Ust-Zylma; 12. The Petchora in flood; 13. A trip to Habariki; 14. Our voyage to the delta; 15. Alexievka; 16. Stanavialachta; 17. After grey plovers at Wasilkova; 18. Stanavialachta revisited; 19. The Golievski Islands; 20. The migration of birds; 21. In camp at Dvoinik; 22. Homeward bound; 23. Results of the journey; Part II. The Yenesei: 24. Siberia and sea-trade; 25. From London to Omsk; 26. Down river to the Kamin Pass; 27. Turukansk and the way thither; 28. Our journey's end; 29. In winter quarters; 30. Waiting for spring; 31. The changing seasons; 32. The break-up of the ice; 33. The march-past of the migrants; 34. A busy week on the Kureika; 35. Full summer at last; 36. Last days on the Kureika; 37. The loss of the Thames; 38. Down river to Dudinka; 39. From Dudinka to Golchika; 40. Golchika; 41. Migration; 42. Return to Kureika; 43. By steamer to Yeneseisk; 44. From Yeneseisk to Tomsk; 45. From Tomsk to Perm; 46. Homeward bound; 47. Russian corruption; 48. Results and conclusions; Index.
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