The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, 1858-1879

The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, 1858-1879

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The explorer and geologist Adolf Erik Nordenskiold (1832-1901) led the expedition that first successfully navigated the North-East Passage and circumnavigated the Eurasian continent. This famous expedition took place in 1878-80, on the steamship Vega. However, prior to this expedition, Nordenskiold had been on a number of voyages to the Arctic, where comprehensive scientific surveys were carried out. This book, first published in 1879, describes his previous voyages, including those to Spitzbergen and Greenland. It was compiled by Alexander Leslie using Nordenskiold's own reports, and contains a great deal of historically valuable information. It details encounters with natives met during the voyages and contains the official report of the Medical Officer, Dr Envall, on the health, hygiene and care of the sick during the Swedish Polar Expedition 1872-3. It also includes a list of books and memoirs relating to the Swedish Arctic expeditions and biographical information about Nordenskiold.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 41 b/w illus. 4 maps
  • 1139151592
  • 9781139151597

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The Nordenskiold family: autobiographical sketch; 2. The Swedish Arctic expeditions of 1858 and 1861; 3. The Swedish Arctic Expedition of 1864; 4. The Swedish Polar expedition of 1868; 5. Expedition to Greenland; 6. The Swedish Polar Expedition of 1872-3; 7. Voyage to the Yenissej in 1875 and ascent of the river; 8. Second voyage to the Yenissej in 1876; 9. The North-East Passage Expedition, 1878-9; Appendix 1. Official report to the (Swedish) Royal Board of Health on the hygiene and care of the sick during the Swedish Polar Expedition, 1872-3 Dr Envall; Appendix 2. List of books and memoirs relating to the Swedish Arctic expeditions; Index.show more