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The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe

The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe
With a Historical Review of Previous Journeys along the North Coast of the Old World
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108049856

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About the Authors
  • The Finnish geologist and Arctic explorer A. E. Nordenskiöld (1832–1901) spent much of his life in exile in Sweden, where he was made a baron. He served as Superintendent of the Mineralogical Department of the Swedish Royal Museum, and later became a Member of the Swedish Academy. Following a number of expeditions during the 1860s, he concluded that the North Pole could not be reached by ship, and in 1872 he tried unsuccessfully to reach it overland. A great historian of cartography, he amassed a huge collection of maps, now included in UNESCO's 'Memory of the World' Register. This two-volume work, published in Swedish in 1881, describes his most famous voyage, the first crossing of the North-East Passage. Volume 1 describes the journey from Tromso to the Bering Strait, along with a review of previous exploration in the region. Volume 2 covers the journey to Japan, and the return home.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108049856
    • length: 1056 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 61 mm
    • weight: 1.45kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Author's preface
    Translator's preface
    1. Departure
    2. Departure from Maosoe
    3. From the animal world of Novaya Zemlya
    4. The origin of the names Yugor Schar and Kara Sea
    5. The history of the North-East Passage
    6. The north-east voyages of the Russians and Norwegians
    7. Departure from Port Dickson
    8. The voyage of the Fraser and the Express up the Yenisej
    9. The new Siberian islands
    10. Wintering becomes necessary. Volume 2:
    11. Hope of release at the New Year
    12. The history of the Chukches
    13. The development of our knowledge of the north coast of Asia
    14. Passage through Behring's Straits
    15. The position of Behring Island
    16. Arrival at Yokohama
    17. Excursion to Asamayama
    18. Farewell dinner at Yokohama
    19. Hong Kong and Canton
    20. The journey home

  • Author

    Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld


    Alexander Leslie

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