ICE SHIP — THE EPIC VOYAGES OF THE POLAR ADVENTURER FRAM
|Author(s)||Charles W. Johnson|
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Some centuries back, in the golden times of polar exploration, i.e. between mid-1800s and early 1900s), many, there was a special expedition set out with the ultimate goal to answer the one of the biggest questions of those times - was the Arctic itself a separate continent, an open ocean hidden beyond a huge ice barrier, or maybe an ice-covered ocean? No one knew the correct answer to this question...
Norway’s famous scientist explorer Fridtjof Nansen did convince that it actually was a frozen ocean, and he was intending to prove his suggestion it in a novel and risky way, namely by constructing a vessel that would be capable of withstanding the thick polar ice, then joining others on this expedition, and drifting wherever it took the members of the expedition, on the one-way trip into discovery and fame.
This book tells readers a story of that extraordinary vessel, the Fram, from the stage of conception to construction, through about twenty years of three charismatic expeditions, to the final place of rest as a museum. It shall also be looked at as the story of the people who steered the ship over the course of more than eighty thousand nautical miles: on a three-year completely ice-bound drift, exploring the Arctic..
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