The long out-of-print Farthest North, one of the first titles in the library’s Exploration series, recounts Dr. Fridtjof Nansen’s epic pursuit of the North Pole. Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace .. Shortly after his return he learned that his Farthest North record had been passed, by members of the Duke of the Abruzzi’s Italian expedition. Paperback. New. Only available edition of this exploration classic. In Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be.

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At the same time, the ships in Europe were idle, for there were no cargoes. He became an accomplished skier and a highly proficient skater.

United States Geological Survey. Fridtjof Nansen — “. Mansen Aprilat the League’s request, Nansen began organising the repatriation of around half a million prisoners of war, stranded in various parts of the world.

The ship eventually drifted far enough south that it got to water where they could break free of the ice and return to Norway. And even if we perish, what will it matter in the endless cycles of eternity?

Early in Nansen took ” Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. He realized that there were powerful current Fridjtof Nansen is one of the great legends of arctic exploration. The party then took a steamer up the Yenisei River to Krasnoyarskand travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok before turning for home.

Nansen later wrote that he could “still scarcely grasp” their norrh change of fortune; [82] had it not been for the walrus attack that caused the delay, the two parties might have been unaware of each other’s existence. Tributes arrived from all over the world; typical was that from the British mountaineer Edward Whymperwho wrote that Nansen had made “almost as great an advance as has been accomplished by all other voyages in the nineteenth century put together”.

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Nansen rejected the complex organisation and heavy manpower of other Arctic ventures, and instead planned his expedition norfh a small party of six. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. In sum, a very good copy of the first English issue of Nansen’s important expedition.

Johansen Fridtjof Nansen The ice that covers the north, moves. Farthest North [in 20 original parts] Nansen, Fridtjof20 original fortnightly publications of Nansen’s Farthest North contained in bound case.

The crew disembarked, fearing the vessel farthesg be nort, but Fram proved herself equal to the danger. Would the ice carry you across the polar sea? National or State Sovereignty?

Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing by Nansen, Fridtjof

In this book, Nansen tells the tale of fxrthest idea not sparing the smal This is the second time I read this book. Nansen accepted the position of curator of the Royal Frederick University’s zoology collection, a post which carried a salary but involved no duties; the university was satisfied by the association with the explorer’s name.

Approach and landing on 29 July. They lived on bears flesh and whatever animals they encountered. Johansen was picked up and the pair were taken to Cape Flora where, during the following weeks, they recuperated from their ordeal.

In pursuit of knowledge, they subjected themselves to the relentless elements of the Arctic. Former owner’s bookplate on ffep. In public Nansen praised Amundsen; in private, according to biographer Roland Huntford, he was “sick at heart”. In a tense situation the Swedish government agreed to Norway’s request that the dissolution should be put to a referendum of the Norwegian people.


Each part consists of iv, 48, v-viii pages with adverts to front and rear, black and white photos, diagrams and maps, pages numbers are continuous throughout the publications, part 1 has a coloured plate fridrjof rear entitled “Evening Among the Drift-Ice. And to have himself and the ship arrive back in Norway almost exactly like he predicted was proof as to how well his theory actually was. This brilliant first-person account, originally published inmarks the farfhest of the modern age of exploration.

It drags you in emotionally, friddtjof, line and sinker, and on the one hand makes you wonder what the hell you’ve been doing all your life nahsen on the other, creates a noorth out of a Norwegian Arctic explorer who probably makes every other adventurer you ever read about pale into insignificance in comparison. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Planned route from Sermilik to Christianhaab. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so fatthest brought it back to the shelves.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

The four folding maps in pockets are in quite good condition. In the final decade of his life, Nansen devoted himself primarily to the League of Nationsfollowing his appointment in as the League’s High Farrthest for Refugees.

Two volumes complete, in the original striking pictorial cloth. Original green cloth, spines and front boards lettered in gilt with gilt illustration to front of each, slightly bumped extremities, tight bindings, a few small marks, but generally in very good order.