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Steller's Island: Adventures of a Pioneer Naturalist in Alaska

Biography / Memoir

By: Dean Littlepage

237 pages, b&w illus

Mountaineers Books

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #168238 | ISBN: 1594850577
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€23 approx

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In 1741, a Russian expedition ship captained by Vitus Bering carried the first scientist to set foot anywhere on the western half of North America. Georg Steller would introduce the world to the staggering wealth and diversity of life of the North Pacific, providing the first European accounts of the sea otter, sea lion, northern fur seal, native Chugach people, and more. Steller's Island is a fascinating tale of the rewards and perils of exploration in this era. It is about the courage of scientific curiosity, even in uncharted waters, alien lands, and desperate circumstances, including storms, scurvy, and shipwreck.


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