The long out-of-print Farthest North, one of the first titles in the library’s Exploration series, recounts Dr. Fridtjof Nansen’s epic pursuit of the North Pole. Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace .. Shortly after his return he learned that his Farthest North record had been passed, by members of the Duke of the Abruzzi’s Italian expedition. Paperback. New. Only available edition of this exploration classic. In Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen. Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen. In Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea’s drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before.
Experts said such a ship couldn’t be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person account, originally pu In Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea’s drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before.
This brilliant first-person account, originally published inmarks the beginning of the modern age of exploration.
Nansen vividly describes the dangerous voyage and his month-long dash to the North Pole by sledge. An unforgettable tale and a must-read for any armchair explorer. Paperbackpages. Published August 17th by Modern Library first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Farthest Northplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. I just finished reading Farthest North: The book chronicles the polar expedition of Nansen and his crew aboard the schooner Fram. I continue to be fascinated by the exploits of men like Nansen and his crew. In pursuit of knowledge, they subjected themselves to the relentless elements of the Arctic.
With a crew of only 12, they took turns at the roles of sailor, scientist, cook, mechanic — or whatever the situation demanded. And somehow remained in good spirits while stuck fast in the ice during the endless polar night. He captured the valiant efforts of his men, the new information they brought back about the Arctic, and his reflections while separated from his loved ones. I was spellbound by his writing. Definitely a book to consider while staying warm and cozy in your house fridyjof winter.
There was definitely a lot of good material. I turned out that Nansen himself wrote the book! This book is a hidden pearl. So strange it is not more known. The very fine ratings presently 4. Fridtjof Nansen does a great job conveying his thoughts, both scientific reasoning and more poetics views. He must have been one of the most multi-talented people in history.
He was explore and scientist And then through in some watercolor paintings for illustrations, and some photos of Fram in the ice and moonlight remember in the ‘is you did not just press the button — he mentions hour long exposure, likely taking one photo per day, and spending half an hour developing it.
These men must have been some of the most isolated people in human history.
Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
Away from civilization for 3 years. No connection to the outside world, not even one way commutation telling where they were. And even if they could, nobody could reach them. This book can easily be read like a good fiction novel. It is just so much better. A good author who want to write fiction in a polar setting may spend a few weeks somewhere collecting impressions.
That is absolutely nothing to compared with Nansen spending three years there! He fells these three years and he is a first class writer: He can condense those feelings into fridtjot. Like the subtle way the idea about leaving Fram slowly develops. Do not be discouraged about the few first pages of the book dealing with Myths.
He is just explaining how little was know about the polar area. I read an ebook version of the original Norwegian edition. Nansen’s Norwegian is fairly easy to read for a Dane. Feb 02, Sean rated it it was amazing. This book is a gem. It provides a good level of detail for Nansen’s expedition to get as close to the North Pole as possible in the late 19th century. The adventurers of the era were of a different class than what we would expect today.
Varthest plan was a bit ludicrous at the time, building a ship to intentionally get stuck in the ice and slowly over the course of a few years drift, stuck in the ice.
Nansen does a great job conveying his thoughts. They range from his meticulous planning, to concerns This book is a gem. They range from his meticulous planning, to concerns about the ship, to the scientific approach he took to most everything, and the incredibly real nature of danger in their trip. A different era, where they were exploring the world without communication with the outside world for years.
Jul 25, Troy rated it really liked it. Hard to believe that a book devoted to this much time spent in essentially one spot in the polar ice cap can move along as well as it did. Interesting in the context of the science of the time, and typical 19th-century rah-rah trivialization of the EXTREME risks these guys took in the name of adventure.
Inspirational from a standpoint of innovation and self-reliance in a land with limited resources. Nov 02, Ellen rated it liked it. Feb 25, Marco Tamborrino rated it liked it. Nansen sembra rincarare la dose raccontandoci le scene strazianti delle madri di trichechi e orsi polari che non si capacitano della morte dei loro cuccioli. Ho trovato la descrizione di questi ripetuti episodi decisamente evitabile dopo il primo o il secondo caso. Un appunto sarebbe stato sufficiente.
May 15, Mark Mitten rated it norh liked it. tridtjof
Fridtjof Nansen takes you there. The arctic ice was just a blank on the map, and where others have failed, Nansen will push on. This is a first-person account, based on handwritten journals, day in, day out.
Farthest North, Vol. I by Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen must turn a deaf ear to those critical colleagues who say it can’t be done. He sees what others have done wrong, and learns from it. He figures out a key to the arctic puzzle: The ice that covers the Fridtjof Nansen takes you there. The ice that covers the north, moves. Farthewt east to west, and what would happen if someone were to deliberately get their ship frozen in the ice?
Would the ice carry you across the polar sea? Will it take you right across the North Pole itself? Get a feel for the geography, what’s what and where’s where. Then follow along nqnsen Nansen points his ship, the Fram, north, and heads straight for the ice. This book was originally published in Reading it is connecting firsthand with history in the making. Feb 20, AudreySpo rated it it was amazing.
I have read, several times, the original edition of this story translated from Swedish, I believe and published in two volumes. My favorite part is the early section of the book, which describes the massive preparation for this voyage before they even left the port.
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The planning is fascinating. Nasen was an amazing strategist and leader, but he also understood the human experience. He made sure there was a huge library aboard the Fram and that there were plenty of other outletsfor the men to e I have read, several times, the original edition of this story translated from Swedish, I believe and published in two volumes. He made fridtuof there was a huge library aboard the Fram and that there were plenty of other outletsfor the men to explore, including new hobbies, during the long and cold voyage.
I love this kind of mind. This type of thinker who mixes the science with the psychology and shows that thatcombination is more likely to be a winner in the end then a solution which does not consider both. Nov 19, Drewms64 nrth it it was ok. This book had potential but really dragged at multiple points. I guess there isn’t too much to variance in your daily life to write about when you’re frozen in an ice floe for a year at a time.