Carl Koldewey - The Gernan Arctic Expedition 1869/1870

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Carl Koldewey

The Gernan Arctic Expedition 1869/1870

Narrative of the wreck of the Hansa in the ice

Sprache: Englisch

Umschlag: Broschur

Erscheinungsjahr: 2015

668 Seiten

with many illustrations

Format: 220 mm x 155 mm

ISBN/EAN: 9783954274611

Preis (inkl. 7% USt.): 49.90 € (D, A, CH)

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On the 24th of October, 1868, a number of gentlemen were assembled at Bremen, to celebrate the happy return of the members of the First German Arctic Expedition, including their commander Captain Carl Koldewey, and its scienti?c originator, Dr. A. Petermann. The rough sketch of a plan for the German Arctic Expedition of 1869, with maps, from Dr. Petermann, was not long wanting. According to his suggestion, the expedition was to consist of two parts, so as to endeavour to solve two problems at the same time. A steamer was to land on East Greenland, and taking it as the basis of the winter operations, should try to penetrate into the heart of the Polar region; a second steamer should, at any point between Greenland and Nova Zembla, strive to reach the highest latitude possible. For the carrying out of this plan two steamers were considered necessary. But the preparations soon reached a critical point.