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Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story - Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK (Paperback)

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Author Corey Ford writes the classic and moving story of naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, who served on the 1741-42 Russian Alaska expedition with explorer Vitus Bering.

Steller was one of Europe's foremost naturalists and the first to document the unique wildlife of the Alaskan coast. In the course of the voyage, Steller made his valuable discoveries and suffered, along with Bering and the crew of the ill-fated ship St. Peter, some of the most grueling experiences in the history of Arctic exploration. First published in 1966, Where the Sea Breaks Its Back was hailed as among this country's greatest outdoor writing by Field & Stream magazine, and today continues to enchant and enlighten the new generations of readers about this amazing and yet tragic expedition, and Georg Steller's significant discoveries as an early naturalist.

About the Author

Corey Ford (April 29, 1902 - July 27, 1969) was an American humorist, author, outdoorsman, and screenwriter. Ford was an exceptionally talented and versatile writer. He published thirty books and more than five hundred magazine articles, with a gregarious sense of humor, a love of dogs as well as the "underdogs." He was a member of the Algonquin Circle which included James Thurber, Robert Benchley, and Dorothy Parker. During Ford's many trips to Alaska he met with Clarence Rhodes, Governor Gruening and Frank Dufresne, the first game commissioner of the Alaska Territory.

Praise For…

"I consider this an extremely good book. My own copy is practically worn out." 

                 ---Farley Mowat, author of Never Cry Wolf  and renowned Canadian conservationist

"Basing his story on Steller's journals and other relevant material, Ford writes with authority and clarity, grace and truth."

                                                                                                                                                  --- The New York Times

"Adventure of a truly epic scale...."    --- The Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780882403946
ISBN-10: 088240394X
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2003
Pages: 220
Language: English

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