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On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...1741-42, scurvy - already a problem on board the ship - became even more serious, killing off a number of men. Georg Steller, the ship's doctor and naturalist for the expedition, tried to persuade the officers that eating greens would help...
The Sea Otter Wars of Southeast

...Kamchatka in 1742, the sailors had sea otter pelts with them. One of the expedition's survivors was naturalist Georg Steller, who wrote of the otter, "Although it is a beautiful and pleasing animal, cunning and amusing in its habits, and...
Photo: Toll from another time

...Commander Islands on the voyage home, Bering and many crewmen died. Others, following the direction of scientist Georg Steller, survived by eating indigenous plants and animals. They rebuilt their ship and sailed home the following spring.
Russian doctor presents bust of Bering

...physician with him. Through the physician's writings, and those of others such as German scientist and explorer Georg Steller on the ill-fated voyage that claimed Bering's life, Zviagin determined that Bering died from a heart condition...
New nonfiction to whet young readers' appetites for adventure, not because it is easy, but because it is our nature. "Sea Cows, Shamans, and Scurvy," by Ann Arnold. Georg Steller, a young German naturalist with a taste for adventure, became part of Vitus Bering's second expedition to Kamchatka...
Sea lions and the $1 billion fishery

...and to the fisheries and the communities they support - may be irreversible. In the early 1740s, Vitus Bering and Georg Steller explored Alaska's western coastline and the Bering Sea, site of today's fishing disputes. From Russia's Bering...


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