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11th September 2014

Exonian publishes Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition

Exeter Old Member Dr Rip Bulkeley (1961, PPP) has published Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21.

The book examines the little studied story of Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published.

By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the 19th century, Dr Bulkeley brings to life voyage conditions aboard HIMS Vostok, one of the most celebrated ships in the history of the Russian Navy. The largely unknown history of the Bellingshausen voyage is comprehensively explored, with thoughtful discussion of the achievements and limitations of the expedition.

You can read more and order a copy here.

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