Nansen the explorer as hero by Roland Huntford

Cover of: Nansen | Roland Huntford

Published by Duckworth in London .

Written in English

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  • Arctic regions,
  • Norway


  • Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930.,
  • Explorers -- Norway -- Biography.,
  • Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Norwegian.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRoland Huntford.
LC ClassificationsG635.N3 H86 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 610 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages610
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL283789M
ISBN 100715627406
LC Control Number97186435

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