Beyond Petsora Eastward: Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Dec 29, 2011 - History - 538 pages
0 Reviews
In 1895, naturalists Henry J. Pearson (1859-1913) and Colonel H. W. Feilden (1838-1921) set out to Norway for the first time, aiming to study Arctic bird life, geology and botany. This book, first published in 1899, is a collection of their diary entries and papers. Full of humour and written almost novelistically, Pearson's diary describes his ornithological findings and the other noteworthy features of their voyages - he includes an anecdotal account of the process of catching a whale, and describes their own less than ideal ship, and the many difficulties of travelling in the often inhospitable and little-explored North. In the second half of the book, Feilden focuses on geology and botany in three technical papers accompanied by his own photographs. A remarkable account of an ambitious project, this book forms part of the nineteenth-century genre of scientific travel literature, and contains still-relevant information about the Arctic environment.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

RUSSIAN Larnmn 1895
1
PLATE
3
HERB GuEvEEs Housm SKAARO facing page
16
CHAPTER II
19
CHAPTER III
39
CHAPTER IV
56
CHAPTER V
60
WHALEOIL FACTORY SxAAno
62
HABAR0vA I00 41 OLD Cmmcn HABARQVA
102
SAMQYED CHooM HABARQVA
104
43 SAMOYEDS FISHING HABAROVA 44 RECENT SAcRIF1cIAL PILE
106
DRIFT W001 NEAR CAPE MAT1NsELA 196
108
SAMQYED GRAVE DOLGOI Ismmn no 48 SAMOYED CHILDs GRAVE Dower ISLAND
112
SAMOYED Rrsmos
114
5o LITTLE STmTs NEsT
116
CHAPTER VIII
118

FETns OF RoRQuA1 WHALE
66
2o MARSH MARIGOLDS AT SKAARO
68
PTARM1GANs NEsT 7o 22 PEREGEINE FALO0Ns N EST
74
DOLGAJA BAY Waieamcn
75
SHQRELARKs NEsT
76
STINT LAKE WAIGATGH
78
REDNECKED P11ALAEoPEs NEST 8o 26 S S LAURA IN DOLGAJA BAY
82
LITTLE STINT on NEsT
84
LAURA ISLAND DQLGAJA BAY
86
DoTTERELs NEsT
88
REDTHROATED P1P1Ts NEsT
90
ROUGHLEGGED BUZZA RDS NEST 9o 33 Youne ROUGHLEGGED BUZZARDS
92
CAPE GREBEN WA1GArcH
94
CHAPTER VII
96
SAMOYEDS on BQAED
98
1 SAMOYED AND B0Y
98
CHAPTER IX
134
CHAPTER X
142
I
159
PAGE
171
APPENDIX
175
APPENDIX C
187
142
211
APPENDIX D
226
LII
229
A acr1c Nonwn Russmu LAPLAND Noun ZEMLYA
240
Domor Ismm Wfieucn N ouu ZEMLYA
264
REINDEER ANTLERS
275
APPENDIX
311
INDEX
325
272
333
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information