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e-Book In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times download

by Fridtjof Nansen

ISBN: 0837142954
ISBN13: 978-0837142951
Language: English
Publisher: Greenwood Press,London; New ed of 1911 ed edition (1970)
Category: World
Subategory: History

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Arctic exploration in early times. Lysaker, August 1911. By fridtjof nansen . professor of oceanography in the university of christiania, etc. Translated by arthur g. chater. This book owes its existence in the first instance to a rash promise made some years ago to my friend Dr. J. Scott Keltie, of London, that I would try, when time permitted, to contribute a volume on the history of arctic voyages to his series of books on geographical exploration.

In Northern Mists book. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

In Northern Mists; Arctic. has been added to your Cart. His analysis about theories and alleged sightings of polar lands from the time of Homer to the Viking era is detailed and perceptive. He tends to distrust much of the lore concerning the pre-Viking discoveries but nonetheless presents a valuable compendium of this material.

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Library of Alexandria, 1911. When our thoughts go back through the ages in a waking dream, an endless procession passes before us-like a single mighty epic of the human mind’s power of devotion to an idea, right or wrong-a procession of struggling, frost-covered figures in heavy clothes, some erect and powerful, others weak and bent so that they can scarcely drag themselves along.

It is scarcely likely that seafaring Greenlanders about 380 years earlier had any better idea of the vine than this saga-writer, and we hear nothing in Eric’s Saga about Leif or his companions having ever been in southern Europe

carousel previous carousel next. Farthest North Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-1896 Vol. II. Fridtjof Nansen. Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer. In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2) Arctic Exploration in Early Times. It is scarcely likely that seafaring Greenlanders about 380 years earlier had any better idea of the vine than this saga-writer, and we hear nothing in Eric’s Saga about Leif or his companions having ever been in southern Europe. No doubt it is for this very reason that the Grönlendinga-þáttr makes a southman, Tyrker, find the grapes.

This book owes its existence in the first instance to a rash promise made some years ago to my friend Dr.

It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print.

Comments:
GAZANIK
Nansen's credentials as both an arctic explorer and a prolific writer on the
history of pre-Columbian lore about the lands bordering the arctic circle make for a fascinating, if somewhat dated, read. His analysis about theories and alleged sightings of polar lands from the time of Homer to the Viking era is detailed and perceptive. He tends to distrust much of the lore concerning the pre-Viking discoveries but nonetheless presents a valuable compendium of this material.

Nten
This almost century-old book by the famous explorer and statesman Fridtjof Nansen has not got the attention it deserves. It was probably forgotten due to the outbreak of war in 1914. Therefore it is highly welcomed that a translation appears into the English language. In fact, the book is still very relevant, due to Mr Nansen's very detailed research and his profound knowledge of the Northern Waters. There are, of course, some details that have later been proved to be inaccurate, but some of his arguments seem convincing even today. For instance, I find it interesting to note that Mr Nansen argues that Pytheas of Massalia's voyage to Thule c. 300 BC actually went to Norway. Although some professionals dispute that today, there is still plenty of evidence in support of Mr Nansen's view.

Erik Dahl

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