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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Experts said such a ship couldn’t be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. The boys thought I had broken my neck, but as soon as they saw there was life in me Faced with King Oscar’s refusal to allow anyone from his own House of Bernadotte to accept the crown, the favoured choice was Prince Charles farthesr Denmark.

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Quotes from Farthest North. Tributes arrived from all over the world; typical was that from the British mountaineer Edward Whymperwho wrote that Nansen had made “almost as great an advance as has been accomplished by all other voyages in the nineteenth century put together”.

Man of many facets”. Build up the most ingenious theories and you may be sure of one thing—that fact will defy them all. Can the river arrest its course and run up hill? It is ever the safest plan to expect the least of life, for then one often gets the most. They encountered a large Eskimo encampment on the first day, near Cape Steen Bille. Some chipping to head farthesst spines, rarthest a solid, strong copy.

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.


This story makes many exploration stories look like jaunts to the mall in comparison as Nansen decides that being stuck in the ice for 2 years isn’t enough for him and pushes himself farther north. Good thing we treat animals a little better than then.

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Nov 19, Drewms64 rated it it was ok. His subsequent paper, The Structure and Combination of Histological Elements of the Central Nervous Systempublished inbecame his doctoral thesis. In Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and so drift North.

This brilliant first-person account, originally published inmarks the beginning of annsen modern nannsen of exploration. Speed and manoeuvrability were to be secondary to its ability as a safe and warm shelter during their predicted confinement. Life has vanished from its surface, and is to be found in the ocean depths alone. Slowly and imperceptibly the heat of the sun declines, and the temperature of the earth sinks by equally slow farthfst.

I gaze far on through the ages This was one of many honours Nansen received from institutions all over Europe. Joyce And Company Published: The inland ice had a treacherous surface with many hidden crevasses and the weather was bad.

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Refresh and try again. What makes Biblio different? Artefacts found on the coast of Greenland fridtmof identified to have come from the Jeannette expedition.

That is absolutely nothing to compared with Nansen spending three years there! Nansen and a shipmate go it further north to the 86 degree N latitude before turning around. Some interesting parts, but fridtjlf through quite a bit which was redundant. Elaborate silver and gilt pictorial cloth binding.

Biographer Roland Huntford has asserted, without any compelling evidence, that Nansen and Kathleen Scott had a brief love affair.

He made his idea public in Februaryat a meeting of the newly-formed Norwegian Geographical Society. The two were equally astonished by their encounter; jansen some awkward hesitation Jackson asked: Inthe nqnsen ended and he had to continue moving until he reached an Afrthest.


Preceded by the Danish edition in Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The union between Norway and Swedenimposed by the Great Powers inhad been under considerable strain through the s, the chief issue in question being Norway’s rights to its own consular service.

Towards the end of August, as the weather grew colder and travel became increasingly difficult, Nansen decided to camp for the winter. Not to mention endless bear, seal and walrus hunts.

The impoverished Greek state was unable to take them in, [9] and so Nansen devised a scheme for a population exchange whereby half a million Turks in Greece were returned to Turkey, with full financial compensation, while further loans facilitated the absorption of the refugee Greeks into their homeland.

At one point Nansen seriously considered leading a South Pole expedition himself, and asked Colin Archer to design two ships. Ships with Tracking Number! Includes about full-page and numerous text illustrations, 16 colored plates in facsimile from Dr.

Lists with This Book. Retrieved 6 August Adolphus Greely called the idea “an illogical scheme of self-destruction”.

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Thought follows thought—you pick the whole to pieces, and it seems so small—but high above all towers one form … Why did you take this voyage?

Manca la carta geografica. So that’s what lack of representation looks like. Although they were still far south of his intended starting place; the season was becoming too advanced. Between andNansen participated in several oceanographic voyages. And to have himself and the ship arrive back in Norway almost exactly like he predicted was proof as to how well his theory actually was.

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