Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2012.
Book — vii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
The "conquest of Siberia": Ermak's expedition of 1581-1585 and its aftermath
Into the Siberian interior: the crossing and early investigation of terrestrial North Eurasia
The edges of empire: Russian explorations along coastal North Eurasia from the earliest times to the final conquest of the Northeast passage
Warmer climes: Russia heads South
Russian journeys into Central Asia
To the ends of the Earth: Russians in the North and South polar regions
A new frontier: Russians, the USSR, and space.
In the history of geographical discovery and exploration, a well-known cast of European characters and events takes center stage. While the importance of achievements by Columbus, Cortes, Magellan, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and Neil Armstrong remains unassailable, the participation of Russia in the European era of exploration, conquest, expansion, and colonization deserves equal attention. This study provides a narrative survey and critical analysis of a rich but overlooked tradition of geographical exploration by Russians and others in Russian service since 1580. Following Russian pioneers across Siberia, Alaska, Brazil, Hawaii and the Pacific, Central Asia, Australasia, the Arctic and Antarctic, and into space, this work establishes Russia in the history of world exploration and connects the Russian experience of exploration to Russian national identity past and present. (source: Nielsen Book Data)