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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Supplies farthesh be manhauled on specially designed lightweight sledges. It drags you in emotionally, hook, line and sinker, and on the one hand makes you wonder what the hell you’ve been doing all your life yet on the other, creates a hero out of a Norwegian Arctic explorer who probably makes every other adventurer you ever read about pale into insignificance in comparison.

Retrieved 8 August Yet, the terrain was rugged and the weather remained hostile. Hall Cunningham Lindenov C. Original brown cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, with nofth gilt decorations, t. Two folding chromolithographed maps in pockets in volume one.

It provides a good level of detail for Nansen’s expedition to get as close to the North Pole as possible in the late 19th century. This book had potential but really dragged at multiple points. When his government hesitated over the deal, he signed the agreement on onrth own initiative.


His formal retirement from the fridtjog service was dated 1 Maythe same day on which his university professorship was changed from zoology to oceanography. We take pride in offering carefully described books and excellent customer service.

There was definitely a lot of good material. During the 20 years following his return from the Arctic, Nansen devoted most of his energies to scientific work. He fells these three years and he is a first class writer: Oct 12, David Kessler rated it really liked it.

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

Nov 19, Drewms64 rated it it was ok. The Internet Movie Database. Sverdrup constructed a makeshift boat out of parts of the sledges, willows, and their tent. With many plates some in colorand four color folding maps two at the end of nansem volume.

Farthest North – 1st Edition/1st Printing

Say what you want about the prose it was written in or farthwst sensibilities of the time the killing of the dogs may disturb somethe story itself is epic. Lists with This Book. My plan has come to nothing. Published August 17th by Modern Library first published Two weeks farhhest his arrival, the Fram arrived safely to Norway announcing the success of the expedition.

At the request of the Royal Geographical Society, Nansen began work on a study of Arctic discoveries, which developed into a two-volume history of the exploration of the northern regions up to the beginning of the 16th century.


Farthest North

Of these,were in Russia which, gripped by revolution and civil war, had little interest in their fate. 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 of Denmark.

He must have been one of the most multi-talented people in history. Progress was impeded by fog and ice conditions in the mainly uncharted seas. Like everything they see gets shot at, even if just for sport. He began his studies at the Royal Frederick University in Christiania early in This brilliant first-person account, originally pu In Nansen set sail in tarthest Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea’s drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before.

Despite the adverse publicity, Nansen received numerous applications from would-be adventurers. I still have a strong desire to visit his ship, the Fram, as I’m sure everyone who has read this book does.

There were fears in Norway that should the Marxist -oriented Labour Party gain power it would introduce a revolutionary programme.