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Where the Sea Breaks its Back: The Epic Story of Early Naturalist Georg Steller and the Russian Exploration of Alaska

by Corey Ford

Where the Sea Breaks its Back: The Epic Story of Early Naturalist Georg Steller and the Russian Exploration of Alaska
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The remarkable life story of Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709 - 1742) the first naturalist to document the unique wildlife of the Alaskan coast. It is also the account of Vitus Bering's tragic last voyage across the uncharted North Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Ocean " where the sea breaks its back" according to old Aleutian folklore. Steller was on the ill-fated brig St Peter with Bering and his crew and suffered with them on that tragic voyage.

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