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Published by University Press of the Pacific .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History of other lands,
  • Polar Regions,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Scandinavia

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsHubert Majendie Gepp (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages468
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8272340M
ISBN 100898753775
ISBN 109780898753776
OCLC/WorldCa48271682

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First published in English in , this book by Norwegian explorer and scientist Fridtjof Nansen () recounts the first crossing of the Greenland interior in , an expedition that took two months. Learning from previous failed attempts, Nansen suggested crossing from the. Nansen’s account about the first crossing of Greenland is an absorbing insight into a lateth/earlyth century renaissance man. This is more than an adventure story about an unprecedented expedition; it is full of insights on nature, the environment, zoology, cultural anthropology, emerging technologies like skis, as well as kayaking and hunting.4/5(9). Read the full-text online edition of The First Crossing of Greenland (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The First Crossing of Greenland. The First Crossing of Greenland. By Fridtjof Nansen, Hubert Majendie Gepp. The First Sight of Land and First Drink of Water ‘Sailing in Moonlight’ from ‘The First Crossing of Greenland’ by Fridtjof Nansen On 26th September they reached the sea at Ameralik fjord. “I shall never forget,” wrote Nansen, “what pleasure and enjoyment it was to get water again and what a comfort it was to have any quantity of fuel, willow, and heather, so that we could make an open fire in the night and cook as much as we liked!”.

Nansen in the Frozen World. Preceded by a Biography of the Great Explorer and Copious Extracts from Nansen's "First Crossing of Greenland," Also an Account by Eivind Astrup, of Life Among People Near the Pole, and His Journey Across Northern Greenland with Lieut. R. E. Peary, U.S.N. The First Crossing of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen. Longmans, - Arctic regions - pages. 1 Review. Preview this book 3/5(1).   The first crossing of Greenland: Nansen, Fridtjof, Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive. The first crossing of Greenland. Item Preview. favorite. :   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK The first crossing of Greenland Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Be the first one to write a review. Views. DOWNLOAD OPTIONS download 1 file. ABBYY Pages: