The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
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Tolmachev, Inokkentiy Pavlovich (1872–1950)

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Tolmachev, Inokkentiy Pavlovich (1872–1950) – was a geologist and geographer and an explorer of Altai, the north of East Siberia, and the Far East. In 1896 T. graduated from the physico-mathematical faculty of the Siberian University. T. worked in Leipzig and in Munich, as an assistant in the University of Tartu. In 1898 T. was invited by St. Petersburg Academy of Science as a curator of its geological museum. In 1898–1899 and 1902 T. worked in Altai and Kuznetsk Alatau. In 1905 T. was commissioned by the Russian Geographical Society to head the Khatanga expedition, in which topographer M. Kozhevnikov took part. T. surveyed the Verkhniy Kotuy Basin, while Kozhevnikov explored Lake Yessey. After that they followed all along the course of the Moyero, the main tributary of the Kotuy River (825 km). Then they rafted along the Kotuy and reached the Khatanga, discovering the Anabar Plateau. They went down the Khatanga, reached its mouth, and traveled along the eastern coast of Khatanga Bay...

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