Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (10 October 1861 - 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86 13' during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Nansen studied zoology at the University of Christiania, and later worked as a curator at the Bergen Museum where his work on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish modern theories of neurology. After 1896 his main scientific interest switched to oceanography; in the course of his researches he made many scientific cruises,show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135949314
  • 9786135949315