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New Land
Four Years in the Arctic Regions
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071123

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  • This well-illustrated account of polar exploration was originally published in Norway in 1903, and in this two-volume English translation in 1904. It tells the story of the four years spent by Otto Sverdrup (1854–1930) and his crew in surveying, charting and mapping the seas and coastlines of the Arctic. Sverdrup had qualified as a ship's master when he first met Fridtjof Nansen, and took part in the Greenland expedition of 1888. He advised on the construction of Nansen's wooden ship, the Fram, and became its master in 1895. Both with Nansen and under his own leadership, he undertook many expeditions. In June 1898, he took the Fram and a crew including several scientists to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, where they overwintered for four years, living like the Inuit while exploring as yet undiscovered islands and charting a total of over 250,000 square kilometres.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071123
    • length: 1044 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • weight: 1.52kg
    • contains: 221 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Translator's note
    1. Introduction
    2. In the drift-ice across the coast of Greenland
    3. In Foulke Fjord
    4. Walrus-catching in Rice Strait
    5. Our first meeting with the polar ox
    6. A deserted country
    7. Our life on board
    8. Greely's camping-ground
    9. An unsuccessful shooting-trip
    10. Eskimo visits on board the Fram
    11. Across Ellesmere Land
    12. Constitution Day on board the Fram
    13. Summer journeys
    14. Bears and polar oxen
    15. Dr Svendsen's fate
    16. Summer work
    17. Sledge-journeys ashore and afloat
    18. In summer waters
    19. Walrus-catching
    20. The Fram's second winter harbour
    21. Boating expeditions in Havnefjord
    22. Captivity in Baadsfjord
    23. A sad home-coming
    24. Arduous journeys
    25. An awkward bear-hunt
    26. Stormkap
    27. Happy hunting grounds
    28. Home to the Fram
    29. Carrying meat in the polar night
    30. The polar dog and its ailments
    31. In winter quarters
    32. A merry Christmas and a happy new year
    33. Björneborg
    34. The great expedition
    35. Through Hell Gate
    36. Store and Lille Björnekap
    37. Towards Cape South-West
    38. A toilsome journey
    39. Easter in Heiberg Land
    40. Through drift and scud
    41. Bad-weather camp
    42. Towards the north!
    43. The return journey
    44. A journey of peril
    45. Back to Björneborg
    46. The commandant's hermit life
    47. Fire on board the Fram
    48. Schie's narrative
    49. The returning party's experiences. Volume 2:
    1. Isachsen relates
    2. Summer journeys and fertility
    3. Westward with the ship
    4. To Gaasefjord
    5. Happy hunting grounds
    6. Snowstorm and misfortunes
    7. Before the polar night
    8. A wolf winter
    9. Christmas and new year
    10. New land! 11. Spring journeys, 1901
    12. Troldfjord
    13. A polar idyl
    14. Heureka!
    15. A dying people
    16. Seventeenth of May
    17. Towards the south!
    18. To Skaarefjord
    19. Björnesund and Ulvefjord
    20. A stony land
    21. Fuglefjord
    22. A surveyor's life
    23. Fosheim's account
    24. Isachsen and Hassel's journey, spring, 1901
    25. Spring journeys and summer impressions
    26. North Devon and St Helena
    27. Closed in and shut out
    28. Hunting for winter food
    29. The fourth winter and spring
    30. To Smörgrautberget
    31. Seventeenth of May
    32. Blaamanden and Bay Fjord
    33. Home to the Fram
    34. Our comrades' experiences
    35. The last summer
    36. Homeward!
    Summary of expenses incurred
    Scientific appendices 1-4
    Index.

  • Author

    Otto Neumann Sverdrup

    Translator

    Ethel Harriet Hearn

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