Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey Through Russia and Siberian Tartary

John Dundas Cochrane (1780-1825) was destined for the sea from an early age, but is best remembered as 'the Pedestrian Traveller'. At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, he set out on a six-year tour of France, Spain and Portugal on foot. When in 1820 the Admiralty turned down his offer to explore the river Niger, he decided instead to walk round the world via Russia, Siberia and North America. On his arrival in St Petersburg, the Russian government gave him money to continue his journey using sledges and canoes where necessary, but he abandoned it in Kamchatka, marrying a local woman and returning with her to England. This account of his travels was published in 1824 and was immediately popular, going into several editions. By no means a scientific survey, it is full of interesting anecdotes and observations about a then unknown and mysterious area of the world.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Motives for undertaking the journey; 2. Angermunde; 3. St Petersburg; 4. The Volga; 5. Brief history of western Siberia; 6. Irkutsk; 7. Nishney Kolymsk; 8. Departure from the Kolyma; 9. Reasons for determining to return to Europe; 10. Departure from St Peter and St Paul's; 11. General observations on the peninsula of Kamchatka; 12. Departure from Kamchatka; 13. Departure from Yakutsk; 14. Verchney Udinsk; 15. Kiakhta; 16. Omsk; Conclusion.

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey Through Russia and Siberian Tartary: From the Frontiers of China to the Frozen Sea and Kamtchatka (Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top