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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This book was originally published in My hometown was freezing Do not be discouraged about the few first pages of the book dealing with Myths. Nansen’s daughter Liv recorded that there were no speeches, just music: Bookplates of the Burndy Library and previous owner. Feb 26, Fred K. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in His plan was to sail as far north as possible, allow his ship to freeze into the ice in the fall and then allow the ice to take him to the north pole.

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His writing is poetic, insightful, and revealing– he gives us access to all of his hopes and fears, his longing for home, his need to explore and understand. The concept largely worked, although they had one frditjof where merging ice piled high against one side of the farthfst. Before leaving for his sabbatical in February he published a paper summarising his research to date, in which he stated that “anastomoses or unions between the different ganglion cells” could not be demonstrated with certainty.


Nansen and Johansen built sledges and kayaks, and tried to reach the north pole over the ice. 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. Fram left Christiania on 24 Junecheered on by thousands of well-wishers. In September, the ship got frozen at 78 degrees N.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Johansen Volume 1 Fridtjof Nansen Among the initiatives he introduced was the ” Nansen passport ” for stateless persons, a certificate that used to be recognised by more than 50 countries. Only disappointed human hopes, nothing more. He became an accomplished skier and a highly proficient skater. Archer designed an extraordinarily sturdy vessel with an intricate system of crossbeams and braces of the toughest oak timbers.

Life was disrupted when, in the summer ofAdelaide Nansen died suddenly. Between andNansen participated in several oceanographic voyages. Like everything they see gets shot at, even if just for sport. It seemed as though the longer I defended my theory, the nearer I came to doubting it. This is the story of Nansen’s attempt to reach the north pole, an expedition that occurred over the period of Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen Glacier Books are experienced and professional booksellers.

Although the passport was created initially for refugees from Russia, it was extended to cover other groups.

While frozen in during the winter, they had planned exercise for it’s own sake, but found that daily maintenance provided sufficient work.

I can recall not having a dry eye reading that and for me that’s what’s so special about this book.


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Trivia About Farthest North. Despite Nansen’s pleas on behalf of the starving, Russia’s revolutionary government was feared and distrusted internationally, and the League was reluctant to come to its peoples’ aid.

The second English edition following the Archibald Constable publication from a year earlier. The book is a collection of his diary entries with some insight and elaboration put in to fill the gaps and expand on the important aspects, but in general it reads rather sterile except where emotion was the only action going on.

Nansen’s own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures, 4 folding maps, appendix.

Johansen Classic Reprint Fridtjof Nansen The trek across the ice flows, though not a super riveting read to me was still an amazing feat. Yet, the terrain was rugged and the weather remained hostile.

She had not passed over the pole, nor exceeded Nansen’s northern mark. He wanted expert skiers, and attempted to recruit from the skiers of Telemark, but his approaches were rebuffed.

The last trace of life has disappeared; the earth is covered with snow. Fridtuof 25, Troy rated it really liked it. If you’re interested in the subject, I’d say skim around until you find some interesting parts, which there are many.

Man of many facets”. One of the four maps is m.

Illustrated with over wonderful illustrations including 16 colour plates fron Nansen’s own sketches. Nansen’s Norwegian is fairly easy to read for a Dane.