Author Results for Richard L. Bland

Book Review-‘Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779–91’ by R. Morriss

By Richard L. Bland

Roger Morriss provides a glimpse into the life of a bright young man who, in the late eighteenth century, travelled and worked in Russia. The book is divided into three parts (science, utility and maritime power) with each of the parts subdivided into three chapters. These are followed by conclusions, seven appendices, a bibliography and […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Miscellaneous | Science & Exploration

Book RBellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819–21′ by R. Bulkeley Palgraveeview-‘

By Richard L. Bland

In 1819 Junior Captain Faddei Faddeyevich Bellingshausen left the Russian port of Kronstadt with a squadron of two ships to explore the Antarctic. Bellingshausen, a Baltic Prussian, was a Russian citizen, his squadron flying the Russian flag. This book contains several contemporary accounts of that voyage… Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Antarctic
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Book Review – ‘Discovering the North-West Passage: The four-year Arctic odyssey of H.M.S. ‘Investigator’ and the McClure Expedition’ by Richard L. Bland

By Richard L. Bland

In 1845 Sir John Franklin set out in command of the ships Erebus and Terror to discover the Northwest Passage. As the years passed without word from Franklin, increasing anxiety rose about the fate of the expedition. Rescue missions were sent out to find the missing ships. One of those missions, departing England in 1850, consisted of the ships Enterprise and Investigator, […] Read More

Filed under: Arctic
Subjects include: Navies | Science & Exploration