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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, with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the "Fram". Illustrated with about 120 full-page and numerous t.

NANSEN, Fridtjof

Editore: Harper, NY, 1897
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8vo, pp. 587, 729 + iv. Bound in publisher's stamped cloth, untrimmed, hinges little tender, contemporary name on end papers, small stain to foredge of end paper. Contains over 129 full page illustrations, numerous illustrations within the text, 16 color plates, etched portrait, photogrocures and 4 maps within pockets in first volume, "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.". Codice inventario libreria 38918

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Titolo: FARTHEST NORTH,; being the record of a ...

Casa editrice: Harper, NY

Data di pubblicazione: 1897

Edizione: First American edn.

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