Nord-fahrt, entlang der Norwegischen kuste, nach dem Nordkap, den Inseln Jan Mayen und Island, auf dem Schooner Joachim Hinrich

Nord-fahrt, entlang der Norwegischen kuste, nach dem Nordkap, den Inseln Jan Mayen und Island, auf dem Schooner Joachim Hinrich : Unternommen wahrend der monate Mai bis Oktober 1861 von Dr Georg Berna, in begleitung von C. Vogt, H. Hasselhorst, A. Gressly und A. Herzen

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In the summer of 1861 the German-born geologist, zoologist and politician Carl Vogt (1817-95), Professor at Geneva, accompanied the wealthy landowner Georg Berna on a privately financed voyage to the Norwegian coast, the North Cape and Iceland. His role was to explain the natural history of the places they visited; also in the party was the artist Heinrich Hasselhorst, whose drawings illustrate this account of their journey. Vogt's book, published in 1863, is a travel narrative rather than a scientific report. It describes life on board the Joachim Hinrich, and his impressions of places including Bergen, Tromso and Reykjavik, which he compares to a 'white desert' without trees or bushes. Vogt praises the hospitality, athletic physique and good looks of the Icelandic people, but expresses surprise that the natural resources of the island remain largely unexploited. The book includes appendices on Norwegian geology and Icelandic volcanoes.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • German
  • 36 b/w illus. 9 colour illus. 2 maps
  • 1139152025
  • 9781139152020

Table of contents

Einleitung; Vorwort; Erstes Buch. Norwegen: 1. Von Hamburg uber Stavanger nach Bergen; 2. Bergen; 3. Von Bergen uber Molde nach Nas; 4. Ueberlandreise Romsdalen Dovrefield Sneehattan. Drontheim; 5. Drontheim. Lofoden. Boro; 6. Tromso; 7. Pippertind. Havnas. Sjkaervo; 8. Loppen. Hammerfest; 9. Von Hammerfest zum Nordkap; 10. Gjesvar. Hammerfest; Zweites Buch. Jan Mayen: 11. Besuch und Landung; 12. Aeltere und neuere Nachrichten; Drittes Buch. Island: 13. Reikjavik; 14. Thingvalla. Laugarvatn. Geysir; 15. Geysir. Hruni. Laugardaelir. Reykir. Reikjavik. Greenock; Wissenschaftlicher Anhang: 1. Geologisches aus Norwegen; 2. Die vulkanischen Formationen.show more