[Ebook] Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram By Charles W. Johnson – Pcusati.info

[Ebook] Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram By Charles W. Johnson – Pcusati.info In The Golden Age Of Polar Exploration From The Mid S To The Early S , Many An Expedition Set Out To Answer The Big Question Was The Arctic A Continent, An Open Ocean Beyond A Barrier Of Ice, Or An Ocean Covered With Ice No One Knew, For The Ice Had Kept Its Secret Well Ships Trying To Penetrate It All Failed, Often Catastrophically Norway S Charismatic Scientist Explorer Fridtjof Nansen, Convinced That It Was A Frozen Ocean, Intended To Prove It In A Novel If Risky Way By Building A Ship Capable Of Withstanding The Ice, Joining Others On An Expedition, Then Drifting Wherever It Took Them, On A Relentless One Way Journey Into Discovery And Fame Or Oblivion Ice Ship Is The Story Of That Extraordinary Ship, The Fram, From Conception To Construction, Through Twenty Years Of Three Epic Expeditions, To Its Final Resting Place As A Museum It Is Also The Story Of The Extraordinary Men Who Steered The Fram Over The Course Of , Miles On A Three Year, Ice Bound Drift, Finding Out What The Arctic Really Was In A Remarkable Four Year Exploration Of Unmapped Lands In The Vast Canadian Arctic And On A Two Year Voyage To Antarctica, Where Another Famous Norwegian Explorer, Roald Amundsen, Claimed The South Pole Ice Ship Will Appeal To All Those Fascinated With Polar Exploration, Maritime Adventure, And Wooden Ships, And Will Captivate Readers Of Such Books As The Endurance, In The Heart Of The Sea, And The Last Place On Earth With Than Original Photographs, The Book Brings The Fram To Life And Light

10 thoughts on “Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

  1. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    a 4.5 rounded up.Of all possible fields of history from which to choose, polar exploration in its heyday is my favorite subject When I was a kid I was fascinated with explorers and would spend hours upon hours reading about them In the realm of polar expeditions, I got my start reading Roland Huntford s The Last Place on Earth, a true account of about the rush to the South Pol

  2. Brandi Brandi says:

    Charles W Johnson s Ice Ship The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram is an attractive, well constructed book that just found its new home on my coffee table It is fully illustrated with photos chronicling the ship s adventures and crews The Fram was designed and built by Colin Archer for Fridtjof Nansen s Arctic expedition around 1892 It was also used for Otto Sverdrup s explorat

  3. Amerynth Amerynth says:

    In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free copy of Charles W Johnson s Ice Ship The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram from LT s Early Reviewers program.First off, this is a pretty nice coffee table style book with loads of great pictures of the Fram mired in the polar ice Johnson had a good idea for this book too uniting all of voyages of the Fram, a boat that was used to lau

  4. George K. Ilsley George K. Ilsley says:

    A fascinating tale of the Fram and all who sailed on her A little overly detailed at times, and my biggest complaint was the format Usually coffee table sized books are full of photos, usuallyphotos than text This one was mostly text I wantedphotos, or else a book that was easier to hold while trying to read all the text I struggled with the weight of this book It would have been better normal sized.In

  5. Yarb Yarb says:

    Ice Ship uses the story of the ship Fram to retell the various epic voyages of exploration and survival in which it was involved If you ve read accounts of those voyages already, especially Nansen s Farthest North then you probably won t learn much from this book It is well written though and well produced with sufficient maps and a firm grasp of the chronology And you do come away knowing the Fram not just as a

  6. Dolly Dolly says:

    I won this on GoodReads Ice Ship by Charles W Johnson tells of the epic artic voyages of the Fram a ship specially designed for polar expedition starting just before the turn of the century I was awed and inspired by the bravery of the crews on these voyages The book was very readable and the pictures wonderful This book was on my coffee table over Thanksgiving and I almost lost it several times I absolutely loved this b

  7. Ján Ján says:

    A fascinating read that focuses on the ship, Fram, itself, rather than just Nansen or Amundsen It s very thorough and very engaging, as one rarely realizes the role of the ship when reading just through separate biographies of the men involved It gets rather long towards the end, but manages to remain engaging.

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