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The Head of Vitus Bering (Printed Head Series)

Konrad Bayer

The Head of Vitus Bering (Printed Head Series)

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Published by Serpent"s Tail .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8473282M
    ISBN 10094775783X
    ISBN 109780947757830
    OCLC/WorldCa33935725

    The sterilized academic tone of much of the book adds to this genericizing of time. He became an extraordinary professor inand a year later was promoted to full professor. In any case, the party left Yeniseysk on 12 August, desperately needing to make up lost time. Elias, the name it still bears today. Three stars. Convinced of the existence of a large landmass to the east, the Russian government decided to form a second expedition that would explore this territory.

    The ship's log records a variety of landmarks spotted including St. Young, mostly German-speaking scholars formed the core of the Academy in its first decades. Bering delayed, promising a partial report from Spangberg and a fuller report later. Both were to sail northwards, and over the coming years to chart the Arctic coastline and to test whether it was navigable. On 19 December Vitus Bering died on the uninhabited island near the Kamchatka Peninsulawhich was later given the name Bering Island in his honour.

    How am I to know? Foreshadowing is not fore -candle-watt-shining, Ramsey. One of the immediate effects, however, was that commercial expeditions were sent to Eastern Siberia, North America and the islands in between, in a rush to hunt for more precious furs. In he was promoted to professor and was sent on a three-year exploration survey of Arkhangelsk and the Kola peninsulagiving him some experience in exploration expeditions. With the information that Bering and Chirikov attained, the mystery of the uncharted lands unfolded, demonstrating to the whole world how vast Russia's riches were. Chirikov himself arrived in Okhotsk soon after, bringing further supplies of food.


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The Head of Vitus Bering book

The participants in the academic portion of the expedition were answerable not to its leader Bering, but to the St. To the sailor's amazement, these pelts turned out to be immensely valuable to the Chinese - a single pelt could be worth three times the yearly pay of a sailor!

The final papers from Peter before his death on 28 January made it clear to Bering that he should proceed to the Kamchatka peninsulabuild one or two ships there, and, keeping the land on his left, sail northwards until the land turned westwards, making it clear that there existed sea between Asia and North America.

It included When the rivers froze, the cargo was transferred to sleds and the expedition continued, enduring blizzards and waist-high snow. Petersburg on 5 February This led to the chartering of the Russian American Company in under the management of Aleksandr Baranov, an administrator previously hired by Shelikhov.

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Transportation across Siberia had to go along different rivers and, in many cases, by rowing and pulling the barges upstream. Two stars. Four stars.

In spring ofthey built a 40 foot boat from the wreckage of the St. Petersburg academy. Petersburg to live with Anna's family in Vyborg. Frostbite and scurvy decimated the crew.

Pavlovsk is now the town of Kodiak. The Steller's Jay actually served as the first piece of evidence that where they landed was actually part of the Americas. In any case, the party left Yeniseysk on 12 August, desperately needing to make up lost time. First up we will start with one of the first great voyages to Alaska; the Bering Expedition.

Just meh. The expedition's initial progress was rapid and by the end of March they reached the Siberian town of Tobolsk.

The journey ahead to the next major stopping point Yakutskwas well-worn, but rarely by groups as large as Bering's, who had the additional difficulty of needing to take on more men as the journey progressed. All his narratives are punctuated with images--murky photographs, architectural plans, engravings, paintings, newspaper clippings--inserted into the prose without captions and often without obvious connection to the words that surround them.

Both were to sail northwards, and over the coming years to chart the Arctic coastline and to test whether it was navigable.

Petersburg and the journey itself the first time "so many [had] gone so far" had taken some three years. The directors of the company retired Baranov in Eerie, unspoiled by infodumps and credibility-straining coincidence.

The St. But that would be putting the Lovecraftian cart before the horse and might spoil the eerie enjoyment that does infuse many of the pieces. The second Kamchatka Expedition, The second Kamchatka Expedition, the so-called Great Nordic Expedition, was the largest expedition the world ever saw.

Elegant onion domes and colorful, stylized icons bear witness to the influence of some of Alaska's earliest settlers.

Peter was dashed to pieces by high winds. Drawing by Sven Waxellthe mate of Bering's ship St. Piotr, only 46 survived the hardships of the expedition, which claimed its last victim just one day before coming into home port. He had had a relatively easy trip, losing none of his men and only 17 of the horses he had set out with.His most important works are the novels Der Kopf des Vitus Bering (The Head of Vitus Bering) and Der sechste Sinn (The Sixth Sense), published posthumously in andrespectively.

Bayer committed suicide in October at the age of (Source: Wikipedia)/5. View cart “THE HEAD OF VITUS BERING” has been added to your cart. This is a complete listing of our books currently for sale, for a listing of all our titles, see the CHRONOLOGICAL LIST.

For a description of the search categories click here. THE BOOK OF MASKS. Vitus Jonassen Bering, also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering, was a Danish cartographer and explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known as a leader of two Russian expeditions, namely the First Kamchatka Expedition and the Great Northern Expedition, exploring the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American.

by multiple authors includes books The dice cup: Selected prose poems, The Skewed Tales, 4 Stories, and several more. See the complete The Printed Head series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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Jan 01,  · Vitus Bering, in full Vitus Jonassen Bering, (bornHorsens, Denmark—died December 19,Bering Island, near the Kamchatka Peninsula), navigator whose exploration of the Bering Strait and Alaska prepared the way for a Russian foothold on the North American continent.

After a voyage to the East Indies, Bering joined the fleet of Tsar Peter I the Great as a sublieutenant.