[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]. Z. V. Rikhter.
[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]
[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]
[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]
[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]

[WRANGEL ISLAND] Na "Litke" k ostrovu Vrangelya. Zapiski uchastnika spasatel'noi ekspiditsii [i.e. On 'Litke' to Wrangel Island. Memoirs of the member of the rescue team]

Moscow: OGIZ, 1931. Item #153

86 [2] pp.: ill.17,5x12,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of the wrappers and spine, damp stain on the lower margin of several pages. Otherwise good.

With 13 photographs in the text.
In 1926 expedition leaded by G.A. Ushakov came to Wrangel island. They were the first people to live in newly founded settlement Ushakovskoye. There were 59 people on the island, mostly eskimos who lived previously in other villages (on the mainland). Polar station was set up here.
In 1928 The icebreaker Fyodor Litke (in honour of the Arctic explorer Fyodor Petrovich Litke) came to the island with an expedition. During the expedition ice was blocking the way to the island and the ship was often on shallow but the ship was able to come to the island from the north west. They were the first ever to do it. The discovered way from the north was very important for future expedition and navigation. Expedition and discoveries regarding the ship and island are described in this book.
Two other books on this subject were published the same year (one of them by the same author), all were the first books on that expedition.

Price: $800.00

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