When ships J. Cook, JF La Perouse, WR Broughton and other Western explorers of the XVIII century appeared in the North Pacific, it turned out that Kuril, Commander and Aleutian Islands, and north-west coast of North America have long been the Russian possessions.
Exploits and the fate of Russian explorers first half of the XVIII century, which Russia owes its emergence as a Pacific power, and is dedicated to popular science book IV Glushankova, author of several works on the history of Russian geographical discoveries and research, such as "secret expedition" (Magadan, 1972), "Towards the unknown" (Leningrad, 1980), and others.
For a wide range of readers.
A list of chapters: Preface. To the island of "perelevami." "Chicks Peter´s nest." The mysterious expedition. Between Asia and America. "The thing that had never experienced". In the Arctic seas. The death of the commander. The "American ener- land." By the shores of Japan. Forgotten can not be. Instead of a conclusion. A short glossary of terms.
Full text annotated. Year: 1986.
File format Word. Excerpt: "... What happened to Yudoma? Shpanberg report, which he submitted on the Bering arrived in Okhotsk, paints a grave picture of the disaster. When not stand the test, they fled or were released due to illness a few dozen people, dragging on the raft tumbleweed Yudoma became impossible. By shifting loads in hastily built barns and making light boats, continued to go up the river until the severe frost. Having made 100 sledges, handled them part of equipment and supplies and harnessed in the webbing. But that was over food famine. "Patients every day was a man of 20, and more ..." Many very swollen, frostbitten, some seven people died. People "were eating ... from Nart belts, wallet, pants, shoes, leather bed, and dogs." Throwing in different places 60 sledges with heavy loads on December 17 reached ludoma Cross. Patients are left, including the navigator and surveyor Morison Luzhin, and, taking with him 40 sledges with tools, pharmacy and cash coffers, have gone further. And then help arrived Bering ... "Download Ivan Glushankov. Glorious Russian navigators.
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