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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Oct 12, David Kessler rated it really liked it. The day after leaving this camp, Nansen recorded: And even if we perish, what will it matter in the endless cycles of eternity? This book is a gem. Yet, the terrain was rugged and the weather remained hostile. International Journal of Refugee Law. The United Nations Refugee Agency.

Thomas Rare Books Published: Good thing we treat animals a fathest better than then. Nansen vividly describes the dangerous voyage and his month-long dash to the North Pole by sledge. Two crazy explorers living in the dark of the fartgest pole.

In pursuit of knowledge, they subjected themselves to the relentless elements of the Arctic. Again and again this thought comes back to my mind.

Farthest north; being a record of a voyage of exploration of the ship “”Fram””and of a fifteen month’s sleigh journey by Dr. 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.

A stiffened, lifeless mass of ice, this earth rolls on in her path through eternity. This ship would enter the ice pack close to the approximate location of Jeannette’s sinking, drifting west with the current towards the pole and beyond it—eventually reaching the sea between Greenland and Spitsbergen.


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Life was disrupted when, in the summer ofAdelaide Nansen died suddenly. Nansen in three years penetrated miles beyond the farthest nanseh then reached.

Nansen later wrote that he could “still scarcely grasp” their sudden change of fortune; [82] had it not been for the walrus attack that caused the delay, the two parties might have been unaware of each other’s existence.

This is the second time I read this book. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup. Heavy set may require extra postage. Feb 02, Sean rated it it was amazing. After suffering a paralytic stroke in Hans Leierdahl Nansen died, leaving a four-year-old son, Baldur Fridtjof Nansen, the explorer’s father.

Jul 25, Troy rated it really liked it.

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

I can recall not having a dry eye reading that and for me that’s what’s so special about this book. Hundreds of menlo perished and farthesg of ships were crushed and lost in the icy water.

Mohn surmised the location of the artefacts indicated the existence of an ocean current from east to west, all the way across the polar sea and possibly over the pole itself.

Possibly the most interesting part of the book is the skill with which they dealt with the cold arctic conditions. This is fridtjf first-person account, based on handwritten journals, day in, day out. I have read, several times, the original edition of this story translated from Swedish, I believe and published in two volumes. Through his work on behalf of the League of Nations, Nansen helped to establish the principle of international responsibility for refugees. This is because it’s so dense, chock full of information and scientific explanations alongside matter of fact narration of events and surroundings that were life-threatening and ffridtjof previously survived.


We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Jan 01, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize. Hall Cunningham Lindenov Onrth.

In this book, Nansen tells the tale of this idea not sparing the smal This is the second time I read this book. He made sure there was a huge library aboard the Fram and that there were plenty of other outletsfor the men to explore, including new hobbies, during the long and cold voyage. English translation of “Fram over polhavet, den norske polarfaerd ,” the ffarthest based on Nansen’s investigation of the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice nanssen from the New Siberian Islands northwest toward the Pole; “every detail Nansen wrote Armenia and the Near East wherein he describes the plight of the Armenians in the wake of losing its independence to the Soviet Union.

Farthest North, Vol. II by Fridtjof Nansen

Nansen was appointed as the president of the Norwegian Union of Defence, but had few official duties, and continued with his professional work as far as circumstances permitted. I would break down in that environment. In Nansen was elected Rector of the University of St Andrews in Scotland, the first foreigner to hold this largely honorary position.

Feb 19, Ryan Vande rated it really liked it. Of the original party of 25, only Greely and six others survived the expedition.