The book tells about the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, about his discovery and development, living conditions and way of life of its population. Much attention is paid to the description of the nature of the archipelago, its flora and fauna. Materials used scientific expeditions, personal observations of the author.
File format Word. Excerpt: "... A lot of attention was paid to nutrition. Some provisions Pomors brought from the mainland. An important role was played by trophies - reindeer, polar bear meat, poultry, and eggs. Pomors tried to deal with the terrible scourge of polar countries - scurvy: brought with them cloudberries, cranberries and pine cones, drinking the blood of freshly killed animals ate lozhechnuyu grass (it was called "salad"), have antiscorbutic properties ... "Download: Leonid Pechurov, Svalbard.
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