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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On 3 April, Nansen began to doubt whether the pole was attainable. In pursuit of knowledge, they subjected themselves to the relentless elements of the Arctic. Arctic Ocean History Expeditions Research stations.

Ex-library copy, sold as-is with all faults. Slowly friidtjof imperceptibly the heat of the sun declines, and the temperature of the earth sinks by equally slow degrees.

Some interesting parts, but skimmed through quite a bit which was redundant. Otto Sverdrupwho took part in Nansen’s earlier Greenland expedition was appointed as the expedition’s second-in-command. Skis were used for travel over the icepack, but they were called snowshoes. No one believed that such ship can be built but he found an engineer Colin Archer who managed to build it.

Fridtjof Nansen

Rooted deep in the nature of every one of us is the spirit of adventure, the call of the wild—vibrating under all our actions, making life deeper and higher and nobler. Nansen published a report from the trip in Through Siberia.

Some scuffing to leather, corners blunted, some rubbing to crown and foot of spines with some loss of gilt, some fading to front board of vol 2, and leather at front hinge of vol 2 split but still solid.

Only disappointed human hopes, nothing more. In November, Nansen announced his plan: The marriage was resented by the Nansen children, and proved unhappy; an acquaintance writing of them in the s said Nansen appeared unbearably miserable and Sigrun steeped in hate.


He wanted to freeze his ship on the ice and wait until this current takes him across the North Pole. Retrieved 31 July Retrieved 8 August By 19 November, Fram’s latitude was south of that at which she had entered the ice.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Nansen is so good at what he does that nothing is really left up to chance. After reaching the pole, Nansen and Johansen would make for the nearest known land, the recently discovered and sketchily northh Franz Josef Land. Slow Read Long drawn out explanations of northern lights and ice descriptions. The rest of the party, according to Nansen, “hailed the change of plan with acclamation. So strange it is not more known.

Map at rear of vol 1 with tear and several repairs, but still clean and legible. In this book, Nansen tells the tale of this idea not sparing the smal This is the second time I read this book. My plan has come to nothing. For other uses, see Nansen disambiguation. The inland ice had a treacherous surface with many hidden crevasses and the weather was bad.

He left before knowing the outcome of this process. They sighted the Greenland coast a week later, but thick pack ice hindered progress. The union between Norway and Swedenimposed by the Great Powers inhad been under considerable strain through the s, the chief issue in question being Norway’s rights to its own consular service.

The American Journal of International Law. She had not passed over najsen pole, nor exceeded Nansen’s northern mark. Among the initiatives he introduced was the ” Nansen passport ” for stateless persons, a certificate that used to be recognised by more than nanen countries. Quaker Hill Books Published: A stiffened, lifeless mass of ice, this earth rolls on in her path through eternity.

Fridtjof Nansen – Wikipedia

Progress was impeded by fog and ice conditions in the mainly uncharted seas. Humanity is destined to explore the unknown across fleeting moments. Bookplates of the Burndy Library and previous owner. In he accepted a professorship in zoology at the Royal Frederick University[90] which gave him a base from ffridtjof he could tackle the major task of editing the reports of the scientific results of the Fram expedition.


Pages containing links to subscription-only content Webarchive template wayback links CS1: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Apr 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Faced with King Oscar’s refusal to tridtjof anyone from his own House of Bernadotte to accept the crown, the favoured choice was Prince Charles of Denmark.

Used – Very Good. Thought follows thought—you pick the whole to pieces, and it seems so small—but high above all towers one form … Why did you take this voyage? There were fears in Norway that should the Marxist -oriented Labour Party gain power it would introduce a revolutionary programme.

Dark green cloth with beveled edges, each volume with elaborate illustrations in gilt and silver on the cover and spine. Farthset was explore and scientist In between his various duties and responsibilities, Nansen had continued to take skiing holidays when he could. Artefacts found on the coast of Greenland were identified to have come from the Jeannette expedition. Oct 12, David Kessler rated it really liked it. I guess there isn’t too much to variance in your daily life to write about when you’re frozen in an ice floe for a year at a time.

In July Michelsen sent Nansen to Copenhagen on a secret mission to persuade Charles to accept the Norwegian throne. Nov 19, Drewms64 rated it it was ok.

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