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

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

By: Henry Seebohm

512 pages, 113 b/w illustrations, 2 b/w maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2011 | #194718 | ISBN-13: 9781108037952
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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.



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


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