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Farthest North

Farthest North
Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893–96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108030946

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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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108030946
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 85 mm
    • weight: 2kg
    • contains: 202 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • 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

  • Author

    Fridtjof Nansen

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