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Farthest North

The Incredible Three-Year Voyage to the Frozen Latitudes of the North

Farthest North( )
Introduction by: Huntford, Roland
Editor: Krakauer, Jon
Author: Nansen, Fridjtof
Series title:Modern Library Exploration Ser.
ISBN:978-0-375-75472-2
Publication Date:Aug 1999
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Modern Library
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

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....
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: History / Polar Regions
History / Expeditions & Discoveries
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.346 x 1.209 Inches
Book Weight:1.43 Pounds
Author Biography
Nansen, Fridjtof (Introduction by)
Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 12, 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter, fisherman, and writer. He articles on mountain climbing appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.

He is the author of several books including Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster; Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith; Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman; Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way; and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. His book, Into the Wild, was made into a movie in 2007. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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