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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, Vol. 1

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Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861–1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was deliberately driven into pack-ice off Siberia in order to drift north, Nansen and his companions later resorted to sleds and kaya

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Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published March 24th 2011 by FQ Books (first published 1897)
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Joe Kelleher
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The downside of this book is that it can be as boring as being stuck on the arctic ice for three years. The upside of this book is that it can be as thrilling as being stuck on the arctic ice for three years. Fridtjof Nansen was a logistical genius, a great optimist, and an all around bad ass. One minute he is describing the hypnotic Northern Lights. The next minute he is describing a puppy getting mangled in the gears of a windmill. I guess that's the universe for you. I appreciated how immersi ...more
Clara Mazzi
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scorrere i pensieri e le immagini del diario di Nansen è come salpare con lui, a bordo della sua amatissima Fram, per la spedizione al Polo Nord. Per quest’uomo poco più che trentenne e sposato da qualche anno è stata frutto di tanto studio: nell’introduzione spiega di come lui abbia letto tutte le relazioni disponibili delle precedenti esplorazioni e di come ne abbia rilevato le difficoltà (dallo scorbuto allo scafo, dall’irascibilità alla noia, dal freddo alla condensa, dall’irascibilità deriv ...more
João
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are the personal memoirs of Fridtjof Nansen's famous "Fram" Polar Expedition of 1893-1896. This Norwegian (later distinguished with the Nobel for he's efforts to protect refugees around the world) embarked in a risky and perilous trip through the frozen Arctic Ocean. All contemporary experts declared that he was doomed to failure. Some believed he would be crashed by the ice; some said they would die of scurvy, others believed there was an open water ocean around the North Pole while other ...more
Maddie
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book. I highly recommend it to anyone who fancies themselves as an explorer, armchair explorer, adventurer, or is looking to be inspired by the courage and toughness of great nordic men. Fridjtof Nansen is the Greatest Explorer that you've never heard of and likely one of you're future heroes. I first learned about Nansen and his Fram expedition earlier this year, when an author referenced him as a great explorer and told of how he had deliberately froze his boat into the ice ...more
Noah
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, adventure
Fridtjof Nansen was not only an explorer and scientist, he was also a philosopher. This book is not only the account of the first half of the Fram expedition through the Arctic sea, it is also an account of Nansen`s musings and the inner struggles that the dealt with along the voyage. While reading this book, I have not only been interested by the scientific data, I have also been drawn in emotionally. ...more
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Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Best known for the Fram expedition: An attempt to reach the North Pole by using the natural drift of the polar ice in the ship Fram, carrying fuel and provisions for twelve men for five years.

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