Fridtjof Nansen's Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer PDF

By Fridtjof Nansen

"If outdoors journal were round throughout the first flip of the century, Fridtjof Nansen may were its No. 1 conceal boy."—The Chicago Sun-Times In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and team manned the schooner Fram, aspiring to go with the flow, frozen within the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. while it grew to become transparent that they'd omit the pole, Nansen and significant other Hjalmar Johansen struck off by means of themselves. Racing the shrinking pack-ice, they tried, by way of dog-sled, to head "farthest north." They survived a iciness in a moss hut consuming walruses and polar bears, and the general public assumed they have been lifeless. within the spring of 1896, after 3 years of hiking, and having made it to inside of 4 levels of the pole, they back to security. Nansen's narrative stands with the easiest writing on polar exploration. 20 b/w photographs.

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