Empire of Extinction

Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867
Author(s): 
Jones, Ryan Tucker
ISBN: 
9780199343416
Date published: 
July 2014
e-book
Price: 
£35.99

Empire of Extinction examines the environmental catastrophe resulting from Russia's expansion into the North Pacific., causing Russians and other Europeans to recognize the threat of species extinction for the first time. This book demonstrates the importance of the North Pacific both for the Russian empire and for global environmental history.