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The North West Passage

The North West Passage
Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjøa1903–1907
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071611

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  • From an early age Roald Amundsen (1872–1928) was determined to be an explorer. Having gained valuable experience on the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897–9), he resolved to conquer the North-West Passage. After three years, using a small fishing vessel, the Gjøa, and only six crew, Amundsen succeeded in reaching Nome, Alaska. First published in Norwegian in 1907, and reissued here in its 1908 English translation, this two-volume account is copiously illustrated with photographs. Volume 1 describes how the ship was chosen and its departure from Norway in June 1903. The men spent two winters on King William Island, learning much about survival from the local Inuit. Volume 2 describes Inuit practices, including the building of snow houses, fishing, and the making of clothes. The navigation to Herschel Island, where the men spent a third winter, is then described. Volume 2 also contains a supplement on sledging and mapping activities, and an index to both volumes.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071611
    • length: 772 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 137 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Making for the polar sea
    3. In virgin water
    4. The first winter
    5. Towards the pole
    6. Summer
    7. The second winter
    8. The inhabitants at the magnetic north pole. Volume 2:
    8. The inhabitants at the magnetic north pole (cont.)
    9. Farewell to Gjöahavn
    10. The north west passage
    11. The third winter
    12. With the Eskimo and the Indians
    13. Conclusion
    Supplement
    Contributors to the expedition fund
    Index.

  • Authors

    Roald Amundsen

    Godfred Hansen

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