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Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-1896 Vol. I   By: (1861-1930)

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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 by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen

By

Dr. FRIDTJOF NANSEN

With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

About 120 Full page and Numerous Text Illustrations 16 Colored Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Nansen's Own Sketches, Etched Portrait, and Photogravures

In two volumes

Vol. I.

New York and London Harper & Brothers Publishers

Copyright, 1897, by Harper & Brothers.

All rights reserved.

TO HER WHO CHRISTENED THE SHIP AND HAD THE COURAGE TO REMAIN BEHIND

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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I. Introduction 1 II. Preparations and Equipment 54 III. The Start 81 IV. Farewell To Norway 104 V. Voyage Through the Kara Sea 146 VI. The Winter Night 237 VII. The Spring and Summer of 1894 442 VIII. Second Autumn in the Ice 525

ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOL. I.

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Fridtjof Nansen Etched Frontispiece Colin Archer 58 Design of the "Fram" 61 Sigurd Scott Hansen 85 Adolf Juell 89 The "Fram" leaving Bergen 93 Otto Sverdrup 99 First drift ice (July 28, 1893) 107 The new church and the old church at Khabarova 116 Peter Henriksen 119 Our trial trip with the dogs 127 Evening scene at Khabarova 131 O. Christofersen and A. Trontheim 135 Landing on Yalmal 148 The plain of Yalmal 150 In the Kara Sea 152 The "Fram" in the Kara Sea 155 Ostrova Kamenni (Rocky Island), off the coast of Siberia 158 Theodor C. Jacobsen, mate of the "Fram" 161 Henrik Blessing 167 A dead bear on Reindeer Island (August 21, 1893) 172 "We first tried to drag the bears" 173 Bernard Nordahl 177 Ivar Mogstad 185 Bernt Bentzen 193 Lars Pettersen 205 Anton Amundsen 213 Cape Chelyuskin, the Northernmost point of the Old World 218 On land East of Cape Chelyuskin (September 10, 1893) 219 A warm corner among the walruses, off East Taimur 223 The ice into which the "Fram" was frozen (September 25, 1893) 234 The smithy on the "Fram" 239 The thermometer house 244 Magnetic observations 247 A smoke in the galley of the "Fram" 250 "The saloon was converted into a reading room" 252 Scott Hansen and Johansen inspecting the barometers Facing p... Continue reading book >>


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