Journal of a Voyage with Bering 1741 1742

New translation based completely on a surviving copy of Steller's 1743 manuscript that details the exploration of Alaska.

Author: Georg Wilhelm Steller

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804721815

Category: History

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New translation based completely on a surviving copy of Steller's 1743 manuscript that details the exploration of Alaska.
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Analogia

Georg Wilhelm Steller, Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 17411742, ed. O. W. Frost, trans. Margritt A. Engel and O. W. Frost (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1988), 93. 4. Thomas Consett, An Account of the Rise of Naval ...

Author: George Dyson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374710071

Category: Social Science

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Named one of WIRED’s "The Best Pop Culture That Got Us Through 2020" In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution—and an unsettling vision of what comes next. In 1716, the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz spent eight days taking the cure with Peter the Great at Bad Pyrmont in Saxony, trying to persuade the tsar to launch a voyage of discovery from Russia to America and to adopt digital computing as the foundation for a remaking of life on earth. In two classic books, Darwin Among the Machines and Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson chronicled the realization of the second of Leibniz’s visions. In Analogia, his pathbreaking new book, he brings the story full circle, starting with the Russian American expedition of 1741 and ending with the beyond-digital revolution that will complete the transformation of the world. Dyson enlists a startling cast of characters, from the time of Catherine the Great to the age of machine intelligence, and draws heavily on his own experiences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and onward to the rain forest of the Northwest Coast. We are, Dyson reveals, entering a new epoch in human history, one driven by a generation of machines whose powers are no longer under programmable control. Includes black-and-white illustrations
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Enlightenment and Exploration in the North Pacific 1741 1805

Alaska and the North Pacific 19 many European voyages of exploration that sought the great uncharted coastline and established the first fledgling colonies on its distant shores. ... Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 17411742, ed.

Author: Stephen W. Haycox

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806853

Category: History

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Saluting an era of adventure and knowledge seeking, fifteen original essays consider the motivations of European explorers of the Pacific, the science and technology of 18th-century exploration, and the significance of Spanish, French, and British voyages. Among the topics discussed are the quest by enlightenment scientists for new species of plant and animal life, and their fascination with Native cultures; advances in shipbuilding, navigation, medicine, and diet that made extended voyages possible; and the lasting significance of the explorers� collections, artworks, and journals.
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Bering

Journal of a Voyage with Bering , 17411742 . Ed . O. Frost . Trans . M. A. Engel and O. Frost . Stanford , 1988. This translation is made from Steller's Journal : The Manuscript Text ( Anchorage , 1984 ) .

Author: Orcutt William Frost

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300100590

Category: History

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Om den danske opdagelsesrejsende Vitus Bering (1681-1741) og om hans rejser fra Sibirien til Nordamerika og Alaska
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Forest Science Research and Scientific Communities in Alaska

Georg Wilhelm Steller , Journal of a Voyage with Bering , 1741-1742 , edited by O.W. Frost , translated by Margritt A. Engel and O.W. Frost ( Stanford , CA : Stanford University Press ...

Author: Max G. Geier

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ISBN: UCR:31210022664237

Category: Forests and forestry

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American scientists from the traditions , knowledge , and Georg Wilhelm Steller : Journal of a methods of Native people , for whom the parts of nature Voyage with Bering , 1741-1742 , Stanford ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924085752164

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Eastbound through Siberia

Georg Wilhelm Steller: Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 17411742. Edited by O. W. Frost. Translated by Margritt A. Engel and O. W. Frost. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988. This is a retranslation by Engel based on her ...

Author: Georg Wilhelm Steller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253047847

Category: History

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In the winter of 1739, Georg Steller received word from Empress Anna of Russia that he was to embark on a secret expedition to the far reaches of Siberia as a member of the Great Northern Expedition. While searching for economic possibilities and strategic advantages, Steller was to send back descriptions of everything he saw. The Empress's instructions were detailed, from requests for a preserved whale brain to observing the child-rearing customs of local peoples, and Steller met the task with dedication, bravery, and a good measure of humor. In the name of science, Steller and his comrades confronted horse-swallowing bogs, leaped across ice floes, and survived countless close calls in their exploration of an unforgiving environment. Not stopping at lists of fishes, birds, and mammals, Steller also details the villages and the lives of those living there, from vice-governors to prostitutes. His writings rail against government corruption and the misuse of power while describing with empathy the lives of the poor and forgotten, with special attention toward Native peoples. What emerges is a remarkable window into life—both human and animal—in 18th century Siberia. Due to the secret nature of the expedition, Steller's findings were hidden in Russian archives for centuries, but the near-daily entries he recorded on journeys from the town of Irkutsk to Kamchatka are presented here in English for the first time.
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