By (author) Fridtjof Nansen
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Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
Book Description"If Outside magazine had been around during the first turn of the century, Fridtjof Nansen would have been its No. 1 cover boy."The Chicago Sun-Times In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and crew manned the schooner Fram, intending to drift, frozen in the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. When it became clear that they would miss the pole, Nansen and companion Hjalmar Johansen struck off by themselves. Racing the shrinking pack-ice, they attempted, by dog-sled, to go "farthest north." They survived a winter in a moss hut eating walruses and polar bears, and the public assumed they were dead. In the spring of 1896, after three years of trekking, and having made it to within four degrees of the pole, they returned to safety. Nansen's narrative stands with the best writing on polar exploration. 20 b/w photographs. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781602392373
(229mm x 152mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fridtjof Nansen
Farthest North, Paperback (January 2017)
Only available edition of this exploration classic. In 1893 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 drift to the North Pole as a scientific experiment to prove that the polar cap was a sheet of ice floating on the oceans.
First Crossing of Greenland, Paperback (January 2017)
This new paperback edition is a compact abridgement of the comprehensive two volumes of journals written by Fridtjof Nansen during his daring crossing of Greenland. At the time, no one had ever succeeded in or even seriously thought about penetrating the icy depths of Greenland or any polar region.
Northern Waters, Paperback (January 2014)
Nansen's 1906 work supplies technical details, diagrams and maps based on Roald Amundsen's oceanographic data from the Arctic seas.
In Northern Mists, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Fridtjof Nansen
Translated from Norwegian and published in 1911, this two-volume work traces Arctic exploration from antiquity to the sixteenth century.
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Author Biography - Fridtjof Nansen
Fridtjof Nansen made early contributions to neuron doctrine and was the discoverer of "dead water." He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a high commissioner of the League of Nations.
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