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Fridtjof Nansen's Farthest north: Farthest north: being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen

Creator/Contributor:
Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930, creator
Sverdrup, Otto Neumann, 1854-1930
Description:
"Nansen, one of the most significant figures in the history of Arctic exploration was originally a naturalist. He decided in 1888 to attempt the crossing of Greenland, and with five companions, including Otto Sverdrup, set off in June of that year. The crossing, by small boat, ski and sledge, achieved many important scientific objectives, including meteorological observations, as well as illustrating the ideal methods of Arctic travel. His most important achievements were on the Fram Expedition of 1893-96. He established the nature and drift of the Arctic Ice-pack, having deliberately allowed the ship, built to his own design, to be frozen into the ice. During the expedition, Nansen, with one companion and 3 dog sledges, achieved the highest latitude yet attained (86o14')."--Abebooks website.
Place Of Origin:
England
Westminster [England]
Publisher:
Archibald Constable and Co.
Creation Date:
1897
Extent:
2 v. : ill. (some col.), folded col. maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
v. 1. Introduction ; Preparations and equipment ; The start ; Farewell to Norway ; Voyage through the Kara Sea ; The winter night ; The spring and summer of 1894 ; Second autumn in the ice -- v. 2. We prepare for the sledge expedition ; The new year, 1895 ; We make a start ; We say good-by to the "Fram" ; A hard struggle ; By sledge and kayak ; Land at last ; The new year, 1896 ; The journey southwards -- Report of Captain Otto Sverdrup. March 15th to June 22nd, 1895 ; June 22nd to August 15th, 1895 ; August 15th, 1895, to January 1st, 1896 ; January 1st to May 17th, 1896 ; The third summer -- Conclusion by Fridtjof Nansen.
Subjects:
Nansen, Fridtjof
Fram (Ship)
"Fram" Expedition (1st : 1893-1896)
Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration--Norwegian
1893--1896
Notes:
"Sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait ... and maps."
Three maps on 3 folded leaves in pockets.
Includes index.
Attribution:
with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup.
Series:
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Classification:
G700 1893 .N33
Repository:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Widener Library, Harvard University
Record ID:
990061180030203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990061180030203941/catalog