Adventure; Yankee in Kamchatka
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- Yankee in Kamchatka
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987
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Naturalist and author Robert Perkins joins up with a Soviet counterpart, Vasily Peskov, to canoe the entire 350-mile length of the Kamchatka River. Perkins, inspired by reading George Kennan's account of his 1860's trip, "Tent Life in Siberia," was determined to see this remote and beautiful land for himself. This journey marks the first time in 50 years that native residents see outsiders. A mountainous land rich in natural history, volcanic activity, archaeological remains and traditional villages is the backdrop for an ongoing dialogue between these two men about man's relationship to the natural environment.
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- Chicago: “Adventure; Yankee in Kamchatka,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_770D2CD106CB4A72A265D2CD5C5B6324.
- MLA: “Adventure; Yankee in Kamchatka.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_770D2CD106CB4A72A265D2CD5C5B6324>.
- APA: Adventure; Yankee in Kamchatka. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_770D2CD106CB4A72A265D2CD5C5B6324