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Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893 96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)

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Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was deliberately driven into pack-ice off Siberia in order to drift north, Nansen and his companions later resorted to sleds and kayaks. Volume 1 includes descriptions of the expedition's preparation and equipment, the farewell to Norway and voyage through the Kara Sea, ending with the party's second autumn on the ice. Volume 2 describes the trek across pack-ice after abandoning the Fram - with 28 dogs, 3 sledges and 2 kayaks - and ending with an account of the return journey. Nansen later became Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations, directing humanitarian projects, and is famous for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 as well as for his polar achievements.

Synopsis:

First published in 1897, this two-volume travel account chronicles Fridtjof Nansen's unsuccessful expedition to the North Pole.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Preparations and equipment; 3. The start; 4. Farewell to Norway; 5. Voyage through the Kara Sea; 6. The winter night; 7. The spring and summer of 1894; 8. Second autumn in the ice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108030922
Author:
Nansen, Fridtjof
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration Farthest North 2 Volume Set
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 2 maps
Pages:
1516
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.51 in

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History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » General
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