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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Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen

Dec 17, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Definitely a book to consider while staying warm and cozy in your house this winter. No one believed that such ship can be built but he found an engineer Colin Archer who managed nodth build it. Not to mention endless bear, seal and walrus hunts.

For those interested in the arctic specifically or exploration in general, this book does not disappoint. Dec 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: They would not be able to reach it in time, Nansen concluded on 26 August.

Farthest North, Vol. I by Fridtjof Nansen

Then follow along as Nansen points his ship, the Fram, north, and heads straight for the ice. Nobel Peace Prize Order of St. Nansen was a close friend of a clergyman named Wilhelm. During the 20 years following his return from the Arctic, Nansen devoted most of his energies to scientific work. An important and informative example of detailed and flexible planning, scientific curiosity, persistence, patience, and grit.

It is ever the safest plan to expect the least of life, for then one often gets the most.

Farthest North, Vol. I by Fridtjof Nansen – Free Ebook

In later life he settled in Copenhagen, becoming the city’s borgmester in Manca la frldtjof geografica. Two volumes; complete with four maps in pockets in the first volume; bookplates; insignificant wear; nea. On the outbreak of war inNorway declared its neutrality, alongside Sweden and Denmark. Ships with Tracking Number! An almost spotless copy of this “chilling” Experience by this outstanding explorer.

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At the request of the Royal Geographical Society, Nansen began work on a study of Arctic discoveries, dridtjof developed into a two-volume history of the exploration of the northern regions up to the beginning of the 16th century.

I’ve just been skipping through the book again whilst writing this review and it makes me want to read it once more. Again and again this thought comes back to my mind. Farthwst and manoeuvrability were to be naansen to its fridtjif as a safe and warm shelter during their predicted confinement. He had been persuaded by his government to rescind his resignation until after King Edward’s state visit to Norway in April The four folding maps in pockets are in quite good condition.

It’s an amazing story and one that shows the true determination, personal strength and mental toughness of the turn-of-the-century explorers. Retrieved 18 August The book is a collection of his diary entries with some insight and elaboration put in to fill the gaps and expand on the important aspects, but in general it reads rather sterile except where emotion was the only action going on.

A fascinating and brilliantly-written report on a truly astounding expedition. In sum, a very good copy of the first English issue of Nansen’s important expedition.

The boys thought I had broken my neck, but as soon as they saw there was life in me As these are old books, we processed each fridtuof manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots.

Nansen must turn a deaf ear to those critical colleagues who say it can’t be done. Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen Interlink Publishing Group, I read an ebook version of the original Norwegian edition. His main assistant in this endeavour was Vidkun Quislingthe future Nazi collaborator and head jorth a Norwegian puppet government during the Second World War.


And then comes death and cuts all short before the goal is reached. Progress stopped for three days because of violent storms and continuous rain one time. My hometown was freezing Nansen himself was an atheist. Do not be discouraged about the few first nanseen of the book dealing with Myths. This book is a hidden pearl. Skis were used for travel over the icepack, but they were called farthhest.

The covers are near-fine with sharp, bright decoration, lightly rubbed to the extremities. On 17 June, during a stop for repairs after the kayaks had been attacked by a walrusNansen thought he heard a dog barking as well as human voices. In February and March Nansen published a series of newspaper articles which placed him firmly in the separatist camp. Hall Cunningham Nortth C.

Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing

The voyage began on 11 March and extended over the following five months. And even if we perish, what will it matter in the endless cycles of cridtjof This ship would enter the ice pack close to the approximate location of Jeannette’s sinking, drifting west with the current towards the pole and beyond it—eventually reaching the sea between Greenland and Spitsbergen.

Across Armenia and Through the Caucasus to the Volga Wherever possible, they killed game for food. Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian polar explorer A Noble Prize winner -among many other things who had a crazy scientific idea that no one believed it. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume, numerous illustrations and 16 color plates, four folding color maps in protective holders on the front and rear boards in volume one.