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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (June 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602392374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602392373
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Fridtjof Nansen made early contributions to neuron doctrine and was the discoverer of "dead water." He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a high commissioner of the League of Nations.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Don Henschel on February 9, 2009
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Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer
For someone like me who loves tales of early polar exploration and adventure, it's a 'must read.' It's about 700 pages of Nansen's day-by-day diary of three years drifing near the North Pole. Many probably would find it incredibly boring. If survival among the polar bears, walrus' and -40F ice turn you on. . .it's a wonderful fireside read for you!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By iRead on May 22, 2012
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This is a long and hard read, with almost day by day coverage of nearly five years out on the Arctic ice.

But the fact that this is a true story of Nansen's incredible Arctic expedition keeps you going. No one could dream up this adventure.

Also, the realistic portrayal of life on the Arctic ice let's you experience an environment few will ever get to visit in real life.

A very long and arduous read, only for seasoned adventure readers. But if you take on the challenge, you will be well rewarded.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. shepard on August 22, 2009
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This epic story about drifting in the ice pack is a good book and well written, but gets a little tedious after hundreds of pages about cold, ice and snow.
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Amazing story for adventure/exploration junkies. A total juxtaposition of Shackleton's misadventure to the South Pole. Life and death are often in the strength of the leader. A fascinating study of what can happen when people give up hope.
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By Amazon Customer on December 16, 2014
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A tribute to those brave souls who adventures into the unknown. Exceeding detail in the account of their adventure. Highly recommend.
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By Kirk Jensen on January 6, 2015
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I own the first edition hardback but it is nice to have this highly-portable version as well. Nansen is a genuine hero in Norway and paved the way for many others to follow in his path.
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By C. Barber on January 14, 2015
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Amazing journey and experience. Extremely tedious narrative. Prepare to skim, but worth the effort.
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