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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The long winter months were devoted mainly to skiing, which Nansen began to practice at the age of two, on improvised skis. The Book Chaser Published: After getting to about nortu degrees, their progress was slow enough that they felt the pole gridtjof not attainable, so they headed south to return to land.

Nansen’s Own Sketches, Portrait and Maps. In Aprilat the League’s request, Nansen began organising the repatriation of around half a million prisoners of war, stranded in various parts of the world.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

So, he built a ship specifically for this purpose, The Fram. A major problem impeding Nansen’s work on behalf of refugees was that most of them lacked documentary proof of identity or nationality.

Schubert ‘s Death and the Maidenwhich Eva used to sing. Johansen was picked up and the pair were taken to Cape Flora where, during the following weeks, they recuperated from their ordeal. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of years pass away, glacial epochs come and go, but the heat still grows ever less; little by little these drifting masses of ice extend far and wide, ever toward more southern shores, and no one notices it; but at last all the seas of the earth become one unbroken mass of ice.


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Two volumes complete, in the original striking pictorial cloth. Millions of years roll on, and the ice reaches the bottom. This type of thinker who mixes the science with the psychology and shows that thatcombination is more likely to be a winner fridtjfo the end then a solution which does not consider both.

Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen takes you there. Preceded by the Danish edition in I’ve just been skipping through the book again whilst writing this review and it makes me mansen to read it once more. Dec 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: He could not reach farther than 86 degrees N because of the rough ice.

Feb 07, Daniel rated it really liked it. Some very light wear to spine.

Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored nanaen, special gold leaf printing etc. Nansen’s League of Nations commitments through the s meant that he was mostly absent from Norway, and was able to devote little time to scientific work.

Farthest North

The homeward voyage to Christiania was a series of triumphant receptions at every port. Taking the weekly mail steamer south, Nansen and Johansen reached Hammerfest on 18 August, where they learned that Fram had been sighted. Through his work on behalf of the League of Nations, Nansen helped to establish the principle of international responsibility for refugees. Given up for dead, he traveled miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years. With many plates some in colorand four color folding maps two at the end of each volume.

Nansen published a report from the trip in Through Siberia. This brilliant first-person account, originally pu In Nansen set sail in the 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. 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.


Nansen largely avoided involvement in domestic Norwegian politics, but in he was persuaded by the long-retired former Prime Minister Christian Michelsen to take part in a new anti-communist political grouping, the Fatherland League.

The new prime minister wanted Nansen in the cabinet, but Nansen had no political ambitions. A handsome set of this first-hand account of the expedition led by Nansen to the North Pole from to Johannsen Fridtjof Nansen The rewards are plenty, especially in the chapter ‘The Journey Southward’ when he reunites with friends who may have long I read this somewhere on the American west coast in Nansen International Office for Refugees Nansen passport. This he did remarkably quickly, producingwords of Norwegian text by November ; the English translation, titled Farthest Northwas ready in January Nansen selected a party of twelve from thousands of applicants.

All four folded maps present. The plan was a bit ludicrous at the time, building a ship to intentionally get stuck in the ice and slowly over the course of a few years drift, stuck in the ice. The Fram was to be built in such a way that can withstand the ice pressure and be lifted by the pressure instead being crushed.

Nov 19, Drewms64 rated it it was ok.

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