Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey

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Cambridge University Press, May 15, 2011 - History - 840 pages
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Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was deliberately driven into pack-ice off Siberia in order to drift north, Nansen and his companions later resorted to sleds and kayaks. Volume 2 describes the journey over the ice - setting out with 28 dogs, 3 sledges and 2 kayaks - and ends with an account of the return journey. (It also includes Captain Otto Sverdrup's report of the expedition.) The Fram served as a laboratory during its time in the Arctic, and Nansen eventually published six volumes of scientific observations. He later became Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations, directing humanitarian projects, and is famous for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 as well as for his polar achievements.
 

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Contents

Addressed the Ships Company By J lvordhage71
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Musical Entertainment From a Photograph
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THE NEW YEAR 1895
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By H Egidius
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The Fram in Moonlight Photogravure From a Photograph
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The Fram after Icepressure From a PllOtograpll
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A Whist Party in the Saloon From a Photograph
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Lower End of Supper Table From a Photograplt
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Iceberg North Side of Franz Josef Land
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From a Photograph
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Walruses From a Photograph
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Fight Against the Storm to Reach the Land August 29 1895
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At our Winter Quarters From a Photograplt
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A Page from my Diary From a PllOtograph
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CHAPTER VIII
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Our Winter Hut By Lars Jorde
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CHAPTER
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The Crew after Second Winter February 1895
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The Fram in the Ice From a Photograph
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CHAPTER IV
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A HARD STRUGGLE
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Northwards through the Drift Snow By H Egidius
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Nothing but Ice April 7th 1895 By E Werenskiold
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From a Photograph
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of Driftwood
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A Crack in the Ice From a Photograph
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CHAPTER VI
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A Coign of Vantage From a Photograph
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Crossing a Crack in the Ice BI H Egidius
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From a Photograph
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CHAPTER VII
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This Incessant Toil By A Eiebakke
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Johansen Sitting in the Sleepingbag From Cl Photograph
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THE JOURNEY SOUTHWARDS
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Glacier Franz Josef Land From a Photogra ph
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A Sail with Sledges By A Eiebakke
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Meeting of Jackson and Nansen From a Photograph
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Jackson at Cape Flora Johansen in Jacksons Saloon The Windward leaving Trornso
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MARCH 15TH TO JUNE 22ND 1895
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JUNE 22ND TO AUGUT 15TH 1895
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Walruses From a Photograph 132
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CHAPTER
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Cleaning the Accumulators
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AUGTJST 15TH 1895 TO JANUARY 1ST 1896 CHAPTER
582
THE THIRD SUMMER
598
Members of the Expedition after their Return
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