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The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, 1858 1879 Alexander Leslie

The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, 1858 1879

Alexander Leslie

Published December 22nd 2011
ISBN : 9781108041485
Paperback
478 pages
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The explorer and geologist Adolf Erik Nordenskiold (1832 1901) led the expedition that first successfully navigated the North-East Passage and circumnavigated the Eurasian continent. This famous expedition took place in 1878 80, on the steamshipMoreThe explorer and geologist Adolf Erik Nordenskiold (1832 1901) led the expedition that first successfully navigated the North-East Passage and circumnavigated the Eurasian continent. This famous expedition took place in 1878 80, on the steamship Vega. However, prior to this expedition, Nordenskiold had been on a number of voyages to the Arctic, where comprehensive scientific surveys were carried out. This book, first published in 1879, describes his previous voyages, including those to Spitzbergen and Greenland. It was compiled by Alexander Leslie using Nordenskiolds own reports, and contains a great deal of historically valuable information. It details encounters with natives met during the voyages and contains the official report of the Medical Officer, Dr Envall, on the health, hygiene and care of the sick during the Swedish Polar Expedition 1872 3. It also includes a list of books and memoirs relating to the Swedish Arctic expeditions and biographical information about Nordenskiold.