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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Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Two volume set in the original decorative cloth. A second referendum, held in November, determined that the new independent state should be a monarchy rather than a republic. Inthe winter ended and he had to continue moving until he reached an Island.

Definitely a book to consider while staying warm and cozy in your house this winter. King Oscar norgh his assent; on 27 May the Norwegian cabinet resigned, farthesy the king would not recognise this step. Longer read than I expected fridtjot length of book. After reaching the pole, Nansen and Johansen would make for the nearest known land, the recently discovered and sketchily mapped Franz Josef Land. On 11 August Nansen announced his engagement to Eva Sarsthe daughter of Michael Sarsa zoology professor who had died when Eva was 11 years old.

All this, while thirty million people in the Volga region—not far away and easily reached by our ships—were allowed to starve and die. She had not passed over the pole, nor exceeded Nansen’s northern mark. With a crew of only 12, they took turns at the roles of sailor, scientist, cook, mechanic — or whatever the situation demanded.


Despite the adverse publicity, Nansen received numerous applications from would-be adventurers.

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

An almost spotless copy of this “chilling” Experience by this outstanding explorer. Nansen chose naval engineer Colin Archer to design and build a ship. Astounding that one faethest isolate themselves for three years to valid Humanity is destined to explore the unknown across fleeting moments.

Ex-library, with usual markings. Fridtjof Nansen — “. Reading it is connecting firsthand with history in the making.

Biographer Roland Huntford has asserted, without any compelling evidence, that Nansen and Kathleen Scott had a brief love affair. Life was disrupted when, in the summer ofAdelaide Nansen died suddenly.

Elaborate silver and gilt pictorial cloth binding. It falls deepest and softest into the gashes left by the fight – whiter and purer than snow itself. Would the ice carry you across the polar sea? The last trace of life has disappeared; the earth is covered with snow. On 23 May the Storting passed the Fadthest Act establishing a separate consular service.

The results were eventually published in six volumes, and according to a later polar scientist, Robert Rudmose-Brown”were to Arctic oceanography what the Challenger expedition results had been to the oceanography of other oceans.

At school, Nansen worked adequately without showing any particular aptitude.

Each part consists of iv, 48, v-viii pages with adverts to front and rear, black and white photos, diagrams and maps, pages numbers are continuous throughout the publications, part 1 has a coloured plate towards rear entitled “Evening Among the Drift-Ice. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots.


Winter came and the long polar night took the light in the region. Bear hunting, the strange long polar nights, the puzzling arura, the weird dog behavior in that place, the sounds, the ice pressure, the polar sky, the cold etc. Farthest north; being a record of a voyage of exploration of the ship “”Fram””and of a fifteen month’s sleigh journey by Dr.

Fritjof up for dead, he traveled miles farther north than anyone else in the past four hundred years; Vol. Retrieved from ” https: Nansen was dispatched to Washington by the Norwegian government; after months of discussion, he secured food and other supplies in return for the introduction of a rationing system.

Nansen said of Amundsen: The interest and enthusiasm nanden by the expedition’s achievement led directly to the formation that year of the Norwegian Geographical Society. The planning is fascinating.

Plates and four folding maps in front and rear pockets of Volume I all present. Nansen International Office for Refugees Nansen passport. Interlink Publishing Group, Original green cloth, spines and front boards lettered in gilt with gilt illustration to front of each, slightly bumped extremities, tight bindings, a few small marks, but generally farhhest very good order.

Retrieved 29 August So, he waited patiently for two years in that ship. Arctic exploration List of polar explorers Roald Amundsen — Norwegian polar explorer inspired by Nansen and first to reach the South Pole.