P. S. PALLAS (1741–1811)


ON September 22 occurs the bicentenary of the birth of Peter Simon Pallas, one of the greatest naturalists and scientific explorers of the eighteenth century. Though German by birth, he passed forty–two years in the service of the Russian Government, and the most fruitful part of his life was the six arduous years, 1768–1774, which he spent exploring the eastern parts of European Russia and the plains and mountains of Siberia.

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SMITH, E. P. S. PALLAS (1741–1811). Nature 148, 334–335 (1941) doi:10.1038/148334a0

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