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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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They sighted the Greenland coast fridtjjof week later, but thick pack ice hindered progress. Nansen chose naval engineer Colin Archer to design and build a ship.

National Library of Fridtjkf. Fram left Christiania on 24 Junecheered on by thousands of well-wishers. So, I decided to read it again to refresh my mind. But the temperature continues to fall, the ice grows thicker and ever thicker; life’s domain vanishes.

A nice copy of this deluxe farthesh in red leather and cloth covers, all edges marbled, marbled feps and pastedowns, and five raised bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorative elements.

Some edgewear to boards; corners moderately bumped. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Webarchive fartnest wayback links CS1: A most handsome and collectible documentation of historical significance.

The first English issue Newnes was the following year of Nansen’s great polar exploration. Frontispieces, contains about full-page plates, numerous illustrations, 16 colored plates in facsimile from Dr. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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On 3 April, Nansen began to doubt whether the pole was attainable. An amazing account of survival in the pursuit of an idea, all to be first and to push further the boundaries of humanity. Includes about full-page and numerous text illustrations, 16 colored plates in facsimile from Dr. Although they were still far south of his intended starting place; the season was becoming too advanced.

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Farthest North, Vol. I by Fridtjof Nansen

We all have a Land of Beyond to seek in our life—what more nansem we ask? Jul 25, Troy rated it really liked it. Nansen’s ship, the Fram, was constructed with a rounded bottom and extra strengthening so that ice pressure would push the ship up rather than crushing it. But to Nansen that was not enough, he wanted to go farther north- farther than any human being in the history.

Planned route from Sermilik to Christianhaab. During that period, the crew took all kind of scientific observations.

Best known for the Fram expedition: The two were equally astonished by their encounter; after some awkward hesitation Jackson asked: II back cover; bookplate of John S.

He sees what others have done wrong, and learns from it. He worked on behalf of refugees until his sudden death inafter which the League established fridfjof Nansen International Office for Refugees to ensure that his work continued.


One day the ship drifts toward the north and the next day toward the south. Manca la carta geografica.

At one moment all resolution, at the next all doubt Nansen’s Norwegian is fairly easy to read for a Dane. They would not be able to reach it in time, Nansen concluded on 26 August.

Build up the most ingenious theories and you may be sure of one thing—that fact will defy them all. Fantastic account of Nansen’ s polar exploration. Powell’s Bookstores Chicago Condition: Great journey and pretty darn good book.

The ice that covers the north, moves. Bookplates of the Burndy Library and previous owner.

Nansen in three years penetrated miles beyond the farthest point then reached. Otto Sverdrupwho took part in Nansen’s earlier Greenland expedition was appointed as the expedition’s second-in-command. All four folded maps present.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. Hinges are starting, but holding well. Title-pages lettered in red and black, nearly pages in all, mostly very clean with only occasional light spotting, many pages still uncut.