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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Longer read than I expected given length of book. Fridtjof Nansen — “. Nansen studied zoology at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania and later worked as a curator at the University Museum of Bergen where his research on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish neuron doctrine. Life was disrupted when, in the summer ofAdelaide Nansen died suddenly.

Get a feel for the geography, what’s what and where’s where. We all have a Land of Beyond to seek in our life—what more can we ask?

Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing by Nansen, Fridtjof

In anticipation of this, Michelsen’s government had been considering the suitability of various princes as candidates for the Norwegian throne. Do not be discouraged about the few first pages of the book dealing with Myths.

The union between Farthesh 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. Published August 17th by Modern Library first published It is the chance to accompany one of the worlds’ greatest explorers, on one of history’s most daring expeditions, to one of Earth’s final frontiers.


Throughout the journey, they maintained meteorological and geographical and other records relating to the previously unexplored interior. From then on were uncertain of their true position.

Farthest North, Vol. I by Fridtjof Nansen

He fdidtjof his idea public in Februaryat a meeting of the newly-formed Norwegian Geographical Society. Once he felt the ship had reached its northern most drift he would set off towards the pole on skis with dog sleds another innovation that no other expedition had used before.

Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. The engagement surprised many; since Nansen had previously expressed himself forcefully against the institution of marriage, Otto Sverdrup assumed he had read the message wrongly. Jeg leste en foto-kopiert utgave av denne.

Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing

At the same time, the ships in Europe were idle, for there were no cargoes. Travel conditions were difficult on the return trip.

It was the first trace of a living creature other than their dogs since they left Fram. I read this somewhere on the American west coast in Fridtojf edgewear to boards; corners moderately bumped.

In paying tribute to his work, the responsible committee recorded that the story of his efforts fwrthest contain tales of heroic endeavour worthy of those in the accounts of the crossing of Morth and the great Arctic voyage. On 7 June the Storting unilaterally announced that the union with Sweden was dissolved. Nansen acquired a plot of land in the Lysaker district and built, substantially to his own design, a large and imposing house which combined some of the characteristics of an English manor house with features from the Italian renaissance.

Slow Read Long drawn out explanations of northern lights and ice descriptions. As they moved southwards, Nansen tentatively identified a headland as Cape Felder on the western edge of Franz Josef Land.


But was still interesting.

Fridtjof Nansen – Wikipedia

Fram left Christiania on 24 Junecheered on by thousands of well-wishers. Inthe year in which it was superseded by a wider-ranging body, the Nansen Fatrhest was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The contents are fine with occasional spotting. During that period, the crew took all kind of scientific observations. In the summer ofNansen travelled to the Kara Sea, by the invitation of Jonas Liedas part of a delegation investigating a possible trade route between Western Europe and garthest Siberian interior.

Contents fine with occasional spotting. Elaborate silver and gilt pictorial cloth binding. Johansen Classic Reprint Fridtjof Nansen Hundreds of menlo perished and dozens of ships were crushed and lost in the icy water. His formal retirement from the diplomatic service was dated 1 Maythe same day on which his university professorship was changed from zoology to oceanography.

He wanted to freeze his ship on the ice and wait until this current takes him across the North Pole. He was to spend the next six years of his life there—apart from a six-month sabbatical tour of Europe—working and studying with leading figures such as Gerhard Armauer Hansenthe discoverer of the leprosy bacillus, [14] and Daniel Cornelius Danielssenthe museum’s director who had turned it from a backwater collection into najsen centre of scientific research and education.