Bering Edward John Crockett

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Bering  by  Edward John Crockett

Bering by Edward John Crockett
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A TRULY EPIC TALE OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERYRussian Empress Anna Ivanovna assigns Danish-born captain-commander Vitus Bering to spearhead Russias ambitious Imperial Great Northern Expedition. His mission: to map the coastal waters off Siberia,MoreA TRULY EPIC TALE OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERYRussian Empress Anna Ivanovna assigns Danish-born captain-commander Vitus Bering to spearhead Russias ambitious Imperial Great Northern Expedition.

His mission: to map the coastal waters off Siberia, chart a northern sea route to Japan and Cathay, and prove or disprove once and for all the existence of a ‘new’ continent believed to lie between Russia and the Americas.The hazardous overland trek from St. Petersburg to Siberia is a harsh prelude to months and years of hardship. For Bering himself, this pioneering voyage of discovery will represent the fulfilment of a lifelong ambition.

For Bering’s wife Osa, it is to prove a dramatic and life-changing experience. For Bering’s dedicated lieutenants – charismatic Martin Spanberg and loyal first officer Sven Waxell – it will be a singular test of their seafaring skills and their instinct for survival. And for German naturalist George Wilhelm Steller, the expedition will be in every sense a rite of passage.Meanwhile, back in St.

Petersburg, treacherous new political alliances are being forged and old scores settled …



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