I wrote the foreword to this translation by Margritt Engel and Karen Willmore of Steller’s journals through Russia from Irkutsk to Kamchatka, right before he joined Bering on their world-changing expedition to Alaska. Due June 2020 from Indiana University Press.
This classic Russian monograph, published here in English for the first time, contains results of the most extensive snow-tracking of Amur (or Siberian) tigers ever conducted. Russian biologists Anatolii Yudakov and Igor Nikolaev tracked Amur tigers for hundreds and hundreds of kilometers through the snow in the southern Russian Far East from 1970-1973, collecting information on movements and behavior. This updated edition features a Foreword by preeminent Amur tiger biologist Dr. Dale Miquelle, explaining why this is one of the most important publications on Amur tigers written in the 20th century. All Proceeds (100%) from the sale of this book go directly towards the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to save Amur tigers in the wild in Russia. Translated by Misha Jones and Jonathan C. Slaght.
I contributed two chapters to this 2018 volume: “Global Distribution and Population Estimates of Blakiston’s Fish Owl” and “Ecology and Conservation of Blakiston’s Fish Owl in Russia.” The books are not cheap ($169!!), but if interested can be purchased directly from Springer.