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Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 189396 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen (Complete)

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Unseen and untrodden under their spotless mantle of ice the rigid polar regions slept the profound sleep of death from the earliest dawn of time. Wrapped in his white shroud, the mighty giant stretched his clammy ice-limbs abroad, and dreamed his

Fridtjof Nansen: A Book for the Young

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Nansen's Birthplace and Childhood Home-Burgomaster Nansen, his Ancestor-His Boyhood and Education-Early Love of Sport and Independent Research. In West Aker, a short distance from Christiania, there is an old manor-house called Store Fröen. It is

Nansen

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Behind the great polar explorers of the early twentieth century - Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott in the South and Peary in the North - looms the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), the mentor of them all. He was the father of modern polar explorat

Nansen

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Visionary, explorer, researcher, diplomat, humanist―Fridtjof Nansen was no ordinary man. Nansen was a dedicated scientist who made an outstanding contribution to marine zoology and oceanography, an audacious adventurer who pushed our knowledge of

Eskimo Life

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Greenland is in a peculiar manner associated with Norway and with the Norwegians. Our forefathers were the first Europeans who found their way to its shores. In their open vessels the old Vikings made their daring voyages, through tempests and drift

Eskimo Life

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Before placing his 'Eskimoliv' in my hands for translation, Dr. Nansen very carefully revised the text, and made numerous excisions and additions. Thus the following pages will be found to differ in several particulars from the Norwegian original. I also requested and received Dr. Nansen's permission to suppress one or two especially nauseous details of Eskimo manners, which seemed to have no particular ethnological significance. The excisions made on this score, however, probably do not amount to half a page in all.

Freiluftleben

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Eine klassische Geschichte von Spannung und Wachstum.

Russia and Peace

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This book, first published in 1923, endeavoured to provide a brief account of the social and economic conditions in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Russia and Peace discusses the interest in Russia shown by other countri

Eskimo Life

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For one whole winter we were cut off from the world and immured among the Greenlanders. I dwelt in their huts, took part in their hunting, and tried, as well as I could, to live their life and learn their language. But one winter, unfortunately, is far too short a time in which to attain a thorough knowledge of so peculiar a people, its civilisation, and its ways of thought-that would require years of patient study. Nevertheless, I have tried in this book to record the impressions made upon me by the Eskimo and his polity, and have sought, as far as possible, to support them by quotations from former authors. There may even be things which a newcomer sees more clearly than an observer of many years' standing, who lives in their midst.

Eskimoliv (Illustrated)

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Eskimoliv (Illustrated)

Fram over polhavet (Illustrated)

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Fram over polhavet (Illustrated)

Vers le pôle

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BnF collection ebooks - "Le 24 juin 1893, en Norvège, le jour de la fête de l'été. Pour nous, il arrive plein de tristesse. C'est le moment du départ. Je quitte ma maison, et seul je descends à travers le jardin vers la grève où m'at

Eskimo Life

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For one whole winter we were cut off from the world and immured among the Greenlanders. I dwelt in their huts, took part in their hunting, and tried, as well as I could, to live their life and learn their language. But one winter, unfortunately, i

In Nacht und Eis

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Der Zoologe Fridtjof Nansen durchquerte als Polarforscher 1888 als erster Mensch Grönland über das Inlandeis und stellte während seiner Nordpolarexpedition (1893 - 1896) gemeinsam mit Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen am 8. April 1895 mit einer geografisch

Jurnalul expedi iei spre Polul Nord. Vol. 1

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Jurnalul de fa a este relatarea captivanta a expedi iei lui Fridtjof Nansen catre Polul Nord. Autorul alterneaza observa iile tiin ifice i notele de jurnal cu fotografii i desene, dar i cu înregistrarea celor mai profunde trairi care l-au bânt

First Crossing of Greenland

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After the successful publication of his biography (1998) and his brilliant polar journal Farthest North (2000), Fridtjof Nansen has in the past years recaptured his reputation as a modern Viking' (Daily Mail) which he enjoyed a century ago. This book is an abridgement of the two volumes of journals he edited of his daring crossing of the icy, treacherous snow plains of Greenland. At the time, before his famous arctic journey, no one had ever succeeded in penetrating the depths of Greenland. His ideas for crossing, upwards with dogs which would be eaten on the way, and downwards by skiing, were received with scathing contempt as contemporary thinking favoured large expeditions with numerous servants for survival.

Farthest North

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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.

Paa ski over Gr0nland

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Nansens skitur over innlandsisen på Gr0nland i 1888 var en dristig og banebrytende ekspedisjon, som både står som innledningen på Norges rolle i polarforskningen og som en viktig ansporing for den gryende internasjonale skisport. Her er den opprinnelige, uavkortede beretningen, gjengitt med samtlige illustrasjoner.

Through The Caucasus To The Volga

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Originally published in 1931, this early work on exploration is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains Nansen's account of his expedition through the Caucasus and is a fascinating work thoroughly recommended for anyone w

Unter Robben und Eisbären. Meine ersten Erlebnisse im Eismeer

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Neu gesetzte Leseausgabe in moderner Schrift mit einem Nachwort von Tobias Wimbauer "Dieser Bericht über 'meine ersten Erlebnisse im Eismeer' ist zum groBen Teil eine Wiedergabe des Tagebuchs, das der damals - 1882 - noch sehr junge Verfasser
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