Farthest North

Farthest North

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Random House, Inc.
In 1893, Fridjtof 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 published in 1897, marks the beginning of the modern age of exploration. Nansen vividly describes the dangerous voyage and his 15-month-long dash to the North Pole by sledge. Farthest North is an unforgettable tale and a must-read for any armchair explorer.

Baker & Taylor
Provides an account of the three-year Arctic voyage to the North Pole and the team's struggle against snowdrifts, ice floes, polar bears, scurvy, and hunger, and their accomplishment of travelling farther north than any other Western expedition.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1999
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
Description: xx, 508 p. : ill
ISBN: 9780375754722
Branch Call Number: 919.804 Nan


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Sep 12, 2014

Good book, the description of the artic conditions really puts you in the place of the writer and the hardships that they faced. The book can get a little slow in places when the journal is gone through but is easy to speed read through that part. If you like true life adventures, this is a good book to check out.

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