Siberia: A Selective Bibliography

Aldrich, Herbert L. Eight Months in Arctic Alaska and Siberia with the Arctic Whalemen. New Bedford, MA: Reynolds Printing, 1937. [Chapter 2: “Among the Siberian Eskimos.”]

 Armstrong, Terrence. The Russians in the Arctic: Aspects of Soviet Exploration and Exploitation of the Far North, 1937-57. Fair Lawn, NJ: Essential Books, 1958.

Baldwin, Rev. A.C.; Alexander Hyde; and Rev. W. L. Gage. The Frozen Zone and its Explorers. Hartford and Chicago: Columbian Book Comp., 1874. [Chapter39: “Arctic Siberia and its Explorers.”]

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. 33. History of Alasak 1730-1885. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft and Co., 1886. [Chapters 2-10: Siberian historical overview.]

Beatty, Jerome, Jr. From New Bedford to Siberia, A Yankee Whaleman in the Frozen North. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977.

Beechey, Capt. F.W., R.N. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s Strait…. 2 Vols. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831.

Berton, Pierre. The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole. 1818-1909. New York: Viking/Penguin, 1988.

Bockstoce, John R. Eskimos of Northwest Alaska in the Early Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Pitt Rivers Museum, 1977.

Bockstoce, John R. Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic. New Bedford: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1977.

Bockstoce, John R. Whales, Ice and Men: The History of whaling in the Western Arctic. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1986

Boeri, David. People of the Ice Whale. New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1983.

Clarke, Joseph, I. C. “The Jeannette and Her Crew,” Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, (12) 3, March, 1882, pp. 257-70.

Cook, John A. Pursuing the Whale. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1926.

Coxe, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the Conquest of Siberia, and, the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China. London: J. Nichols, 1780.

D’Wolf, John. A Voyage to the North Pacific and a Journey through Siberia more then Half a Century Ago. Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1968.

Dementiev, G. P. “The Protection of Fauna in the U.S.S.R.,” Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1959. Washington, D.C.: U.S.G.P.O., 1960; pp 483-93.

Dodge, Ernest S. Northwest by Sea. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Gibson, James R. Feeding the Russian Fur Trade: Provisionment of the Okhotsk Seaboard and the Kamchatka Peninsula. Madison, Milwaukee and London: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.

Gibson, James R. Imperial Russia in Frontier America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976; pp 55-70.

Golder, F. A. Russian Expansion on the Pacific, 1641-1850. New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1971. [Chapter I and bibliography.]

Golder, F. A. Bering’s Voyages: An Account of the Russians to Determine the Relationship of Asia and America. 2 Vols. New York: American Geographic Society, 1922. [Extensive bibliography of books relating to Siberia and environs by Russian authors.]

James, Bushrod Washington. Alaska: Its Neglected Past, Its Brilliant Future. Philadelphia: Sunshine Publishing Company, 1897.

Krashninnikov, S. P. The History of Kamtschatka and the Karilski Islands with the Countries Adjacent. Translated by James Grieve, M.D. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, Inc., 1962. [First edition published St. Petersburg, 1754. Second, revised English edition published Gloucester, 1764.]

Lawrence, Mary Chipman. The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence. Edited by Stanton Garner. Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1966.

McCracken, Harold. Hunters of the Stormy Sea. London: Oldbourne Press, 1957. [Account of a fur-trader shipwrecked on the Alaska Peninsula, 1916-17.]

Mirsky, Jeannette. To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970 (1934).

Mitchell, Mairin. The Maritime History of Russia. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1949.

Nelson, Edward William. The Eskimo about Bering Strait. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. [Ethnology.]

Sanderson, Ivan T. Follow the Whale. Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Co., 1956. [Passing references to Siberia and its inhabitants.]

Sauer, Martin. An Account of Geographical, Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia. London: A. Strahan, 1802.

Simpson, Ensign Edward, U.S.N. Report of Ice and Ice Movements in Bering Sea and the Arctic Basin. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Hydrographic Office, 1890.

Tikmenev, P. A. A History of the Russian American Corp. Translated and edited by Richard A. Pierce and Alton S. Donnolly. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1978; pp. 247-269.

Palmer, Aaron H. Memoir: Geographical, Political and Commercial on the Present State, Productive Resources and Capabilities for Commerce of Siberia, Manchuria and the Asiatic Islands of the Northern Pacific Ocean. U. S. Congress [Senate} 30.I.

Perkins, John. To the Ends of the Earth. New York: Pantheon Books, 1981. [Photo-journalism of four expeditions to the Arctic, the Congo, the Gobi, and Siberia.]

Veer, Gerrit de. The Three voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595 and 1596. London: The Hakluyt Society, 1876. [Reprint edition.]

Veer, Gerrit de. The True and Perfect Description of Three Voyages. A facsimile reproduction with an introduction by Stuart M. Frank. Delmar, NY: Published for the John Carter Brown Library by Scholars Facsimiles and Reprints, 1993. [Originally published: London: T. Pauier, 1609.]

Victor, Paul Emile. Man and the Conquest of the Poles. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963.