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(1914) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen Translator: Arthur G. Chater - Tema: Russia
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VII
CONTENTS
CHAP.
I. FROM NORWAY TO THE KARA SEA 1
Departure : Object of the Voyage : Shipmates : At Tromso : Captain
Ritscher and the unfortunate expedition to Spitsbergen : Captain
Samuelsen and the Correct : Johansen, the ice-pilot : Leaving
Norway : The Barents Sea, a sunken continent : Our prospects :
The wireless : no connexion : Through the Kara Strait in fog, ugly
shoals and rapid current : The Kara Sea open : In and along the
ice : Yamal
11. VISITS FROM SAMOYEDES 26
A Samoyede boat arrives : Samoyedes on board : Life of the Yamal-
Samoyedes : Northward through the ice : Packed ice : Another
Samoyede boat comes : Eating raw fish : The mate sculling : Yet
another Samoyede boat
111. THROUGH THE ICE NORTHWARD ALONG YAMAL 40
Ice and lifeless waters : Our life on board : Big floes of thin ice :
Ground-ice : A dangerous block : Fog and ice : Unbroken ice : The
dirty ice of the Arctic : Walrus : Ice closing in : The wind breaks
up the ice : A land channel : Out of the ice
IV. OPEN SEA, EASTWARD TO THE YENISEI 59
Open sea north of the Gulf of Obi : Stopped by ice west of Sibiriakov
Island : Aground : Landing on Dickson Island : Brusilov’s and
Rusanov’s expeditions : Unsuccessful reindeer-stalking : The coastal
platform : Southward to the mouth of the Yenisei : The Yenisei and
its course : Movement of the river towards the right : Political
exiles ; a hermit : Difficult navigation, we run aground : Meeting
with the tug and lighters from the south : Prospects of delay
V. NOSONOVSKI PESOK AND THE SAMOYEDES 87
Native tribes along the Yenisei : The Samoyedes and their history :
Visit to Yenisei-Samoyedes : Position of women : Christianity and
idol-worship : How to clean a tent : Appearance of natives : A
dranken prince : Honesty : A " convent " with monks and nuns :
Yenisei fisheries : Fish, their migrations and growth : Fishing tackle
and the condition of the fishermen

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