With Nansen in the North

With Nansen in the North : A Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96

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Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen (1867-1913) was a Norwegian Polar explorer. He accompanied Nansen on the Fram Expedition of 1893-6 and took part in a number of explorations of the Svalbard archipelago. He later participated in Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12, although he was written out of the official history following a bitter dispute with Amundsen. Johansen's account of Nansen's Fram Expedition appeared in Norwegian in 1898, and this English translation was published the following year. It describes Nansen's attempt to drift north in a deliberately ice-bound ship and then ski to the North Pole, and reveals the dangers and challenges faced by the crew during their three-year journey. Although they did not reach the Pole, they set a new furthest-north record that stood for several years. Nansen's own account of the expedition, Farthest North, is also available as part of the Cambridge Library Collection.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139151614
  • 9781139151610

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1. The equipment of the expedition; 2. The first ice; 3. A heavy sea; 4. Death among the dogs; 5. Open water; 6. First day of rest; 7. More bears; 8. Foot-races on the ice; 9. Deep soundings; 10. Changes in the ice; 11. Summer excursion on the ice; 12. Snow-blindness; 13. Nansen's lecture; 14. Beating the world's record; 15. The departure; 16. Off at last; 17. The Norwegian flag in the farthest north; 18. More lanes; 19. More ridges and lanes; 20. 'Longing Camp'; 21. Farewell to the drift-ice; 22. Obliged to winter; 23. An uninvited guest in our hut; 24. Life in the hut; 25. The New Year; 26. Farewell to the hut; 27. Hunting young walruses; 28. English hospitality; 29. The Windward arrives.show more

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