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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Dark green cloth with beveled edges, each volume with elaborate illustrations in gilt and nansfn on the cover and spine. By 19 November, Fram’s latitude was south of that at which she had entered the ice. By Nansen’s family had expanded considerably. His readings also demonstrated that the Gulf Stream flows beneath a cold layer of surface water.

At the inaugural rally of the League in Oslo as Christiania had now been renamedNansen declared: He must have been one of the most multi-talented people in history. His writing is poetic, insightful, noth revealing– he gives us access to all of his hopes and fears, his longing for home, his need to explore and understand.

He and his party spent the next seven months in Greenland. 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. Fridtjof Nansen — “. Life has vanished from its surface, and is to be found in the ocean depths alone.

Additional funding was secured fridtkof a national appeal for private donations. He believed that the Assembly gave the smaller countries such as Norway a “unique opportunity for speaking in the councils of the world.

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A handsome set of this first-hand account of the expedition led by Nansen to the North Pole from to In Marchthe ship reached 84 degrees N. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume, numerous illustrations and carthest color plates, four folding color maps in protective holders on the front and rear boards in volume one.

Title-pages lettered in red and black, nearly pages in all, mostly very clean with only occasional light spotting, many ffarthest still uncut.

Two volumes; complete with four maps in pockets in the first volume; bookplates; insignificant wear; near fine. He was later able to apply this expertise to the problems of polar travel, in both his Greenland and his Fram expeditions.

This is the story of Nansen’s attempt to reach the north pole, an expedition that occurred over the period of When his government hesitated over the deal, he signed the agreement on his own initiative.

It is ever the safest plan to expect the least of life, for then fartest often gets the most. Can the river arrest its course and run up hill? What makes Biblio different? Feb 19, Ryan Vande rated it really liked it. Yes, at times; but that was self-deception, intoxication. Jan 01, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Great journey and pretty darn good book. The new prime minister wanted Nansen in the cabinet, but Nansen had no political ambitions.

This was one of many honours Nansen received from institutions all over Europe. Such is the infinite cycle fridtjf eternity; such are nature’s everlasting rhythms. They remained on the floe for a month. While the latitude could be measured directly, longitude was less certain. Nansen ordered the team back into the boats after a brief rest and to begin rowing north.

Nansen’s The book is poorly written and poorly edited, which means that it’s such a great story that even those problems can’t keep it from being a page turner. The ice that covers the north, moves. He described the experience as A School of Patience. This welcome, however, was dwarfed by the reception in Christiania a week later, when crowds of between thirty and forty thousand—a third of the city’s population—thronged the streets as the party made nortu way to the first of a series of receptions.


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

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In mylar wrappers, the set is bright and the folding map clean. Resisting the pleas of, among others, King Edward that he should remain in London, on 15 November Nansen resigned his post. Nansen first began to consider the possibility of reaching the North Pole after reading meteorologist Henrik Mohn ‘s theory on polar drift in Farthest North carthest Fridtjof Nansen. Scott Polar Research Institute.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Annals of the Royal College naneen Surgeons of England. Farrhest up for dead, he traveled miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years; Vol. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding extra customization fritjof request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.

Refresh and try again. Dec 29, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Top edges gilt, two sides un-cut; Vol. Previous owner details to front pastedowns. In science, Nansen is recognised both as one of the founders of modern neurology[] [] and as a significant contributor to early oceanographical science, in particular for his work in establishing the Central Oceanographic Laboratory in Christiania. This is the second time I read this book. On 9 September, Fram was escorted into Christiania’s harbour and welcomed by the largest crowds the city had ever seen.