We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 29, 2015

    Roger Hobbs: IMG Soundtrack of Macau: Roger Hobbs's Playlist for Vanishing Games



    My new novel, Vanishing Games, is a heist thriller set in the gambling city of Macau, China. I lived there briefly while researching the book and... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Vanishing Games

      Roger Hobbs 9780385352642

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$72.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Arctic and Antarctic- General

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration series:

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)

by

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) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

Volume 1: 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. Volume 2: 1. We prepare for the sledge expedition; 2. The New Year, 1895; 3. We make a start; 4. We say good-bye to the Fram; 5. A hard struggle; 6. By sledge and kayak; 7. Land at last; 8. The New Year, 1896; 9. The journey southwards; Report of Captain Otto Sverdrup: 1. March 15th to June 22nd, 1895; 2. June 22nd to August 15th, 1895; 3. August 15th, 1895, to January 1st, 1896; 4. January 1st to May 17th, 1896; 5. The third summer; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781108030939
Author:
Nansen, Fridtjof
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
202 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 5 maps
Pages:
1516
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.51 in

Related Subjects

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

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) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$72.50 In Stock
Product details 1516 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9781108030939 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1897, this two-volume travel account chronicles Fridtjof Nansen's unsuccessful expedition to the North Pole.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.