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  5. Otto Sverdrup 1854-1930

    Otto Neumann Knoph Sverdrup (31 October 1854 – 26 November 1930) was a Norwegian sailor and Arctic explorer. +

     
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  10. oldbookillustrations:

    Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the victim like a feather.

    From Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas), by Jules Verne, illustrated by Édouard Riou and Alphonse de Neuville, Paris, 1871.

    (Source: archive.org)

    (via mudwerks)

     
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  13. fuckyeahmobydick:

    The Whaling Naturalist via BibliOdyssey

     
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