Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21

Author(s): 
Bulkeley, Rip
ISBN: 
9780230363267
Date published: 
March 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This book examines the little studied story of Bellinghausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. With translations of original eye-witness documents from Bellinghausen's voyage - the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth century, conducted 47 years after James Cook's pioneering venture in the 1770s - Bulkeley transports the reader onto HIMS Vostok, one of the most celebrated ships in the history of the Russian Navy.