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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He made sure there was a huge library aboard the Fram and that there were plenty of other outletsfor the men to e I have read, several times, the original friddtjof of this story translated from Swedish, I believe and published in two volumes. At one moment all resolution, at the next all doubt I have always wished I could have lived back in the early days of exploration.

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In the short summers the main activities were swimming nansfn fishing, while in the autumn the chief pastime was hunting for game in the forests. A very sound copy borth. Jul 18, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: They were greeted by Hans Mohn, the originator of the polar drift theory, who was in the town by chance. The arctic ice was just a blank on the map, and where others have failed, Nansen will push on.

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Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing

The United Nations Refugee Agency. Early in Nansen took ” Libreria Malavasi sas Published: It was a monotonous life with no actions. Archibald Constable and Co. Feb 26, Fred K. Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen In pursuit of knowledge, they subjected rfidtjof to the relentless elements of the Arctic.

Find Rare Books Book Value. Some have burnt out, but new ones usurp their place; and round them revolve new spheres, teeming with new life, new sufferings, without any aim. It transpired that the ice drift got him no further north than 84 degrees. Fridtjof Nansen takes you there. An amazing accomplishment to say the least.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen – Free Ebook

Dec 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: They also realised they were marching against a southerly drift, frivtjof that distances travelled did not necessarily equate to distance progressed. On the outbreak of war inNorway declared its neutrality, alongside Sweden and Denmark.

One day the ship drifts toward the north and the next day fridtiof the south. Nansen was a pioneer and innovator in many fields.

Fridtjof Nansen

Retrieved 8 May Throughout the journey, they maintained meteorological and geographical and other records relating to the previously unexplored interior. Bookplates of the Burndy Library and previous owner. It is the chance to accompany one of the worlds’ greatest explorers, on one of history’s most daring expeditions, to one of Fxrthest final frontiers. From then on the downward slope made travelling easier. First edition in English.

From onwards, Nansen devoted much time trying to help Armenian refugees, victims of Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War and further ill-treatment thereafter.


At one point in the narrative, frietjof referred to them as skis but in general he differentiated between his snowshoes and “Canadian snowshoes’. To ask other readers fritdjof about Farthest Northplease sign up.

Between and he served as the Norwegian representative in London, where he helped negotiate the Integrity Treaty that guaranteed Norway’s independent status.

He marched to the north until he reached 86 degrees N without seeing any land. The ship was built for use as a winter refuge, having much insulation around the living quarters. Once he left the ship to attempt to reach the North Pole, the story felt a little repetitive. The book chronicles the polar expedition of Nansen and his crew aboard the schooner Fram.

Each part consists of iv, 48, v-viii pages with adverts to front and rear, black and white photos, diagrams and maps, pages numbers are continuous throughout the publications, part 1 has a coloured plate towards rear entitled “Evening Among the Drift-Ice.

Despite the adverse publicity, Nansen fridtjfo numerous applications from would-be adventurers. The interest and enthusiasm norrth by the expedition’s achievement led directly to the formation that year of the Norwegian Geographical Society. He became an accomplished skier and a highly proficient skater.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Still, they were able to send letters back to Norway via a boat leaving Ivigtut at the end of October.