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  Fridtjof Nansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nansen made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship 1882, and in 1888 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from east to west with Otto Sverdrup, Olaf Dietrichson, Kristian Kristiansen Trana, Samuel Balto and Ole Nielsen Ravna.
Nansen was a professor of zoology and later oceanography at the Royal Frederick University in Oslo and contributed with groundbreaking works in the fields of neurology and fluid dynamics.
Nansen was one of the founders of the neuron theory stating that the neural network consists of individual cells communicating with each other.
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 Fridtjof Nansen - A Short Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nansen's novel idea was to sail a ship as far east as possible, off the coast of Siberia, and allow the vessel to be frozen in, in the hope that it would be carried across the Pole or a point close to it.
Nansen was despatched to Washington as the head of a delegation charged with the task of negotiating with the American authorities for a relaxation of the embargoes on certain goods.
That Nansen accomplished such great things as an explorer and scientist, as a diplomat, politician, and humanitarian, is attributable to the fact that he was both a thinker and a man of action, that his mind could visualize the whole, the broad outline, and also cope with the many practical details.
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 Fridtjof Nansen Biography
Nansen's lifelong passion for the far north was kindled during student days, when at a tutor's suggestion, in 1882, he took passage aboard a sealing vessel to the Arctic Ocean.
Nansen was intrigued at the presence of the driftwood and was puzzled as to which direction it could have come from.
Nansen's standing among the Norwegians was such that in 1905 he was asked to act as Norway's prime minister.
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 Nansen passport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nansen passports are internationally recognized identity cards first issued by the League of Nations to stateless refugees.
Approximately 450,000 Nansen passports were issued, helping hundreds of thousands of stateless people to immigrate to a country that would have them.
The Nansen passport was developed after the Russian revolution, when 1.4 million Russians escaped Russia in fear of communist government.
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 Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen decided to sail as close as possible to the desert east coast of Greenland, then leave the ship on the edge of the ice fields and advance to the west through ice caps and mountains.
In his Nobel lecture [3] Nansen described desperate conditions that were a result of the World War and spoke of the League of Nations as a sole power having ability to prevent future tragedies.
Nansen worked in close cooperation with the Soviet committee for the improvement of the land, which was situated in Yerevan.
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 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nansen adopted an expedition philosophy in direct opposition to the conventional wisdom of his time: he started from the unpopulated, hostile east coast of Greenland where retreat was impossible, rather than from the milder, inhabited west coast as earlier explorers had attempted.
As a scientist, Nansen was much aware of the need for precise and exact measurements, and during his later oceanographic investigations he found that some of the oceanographic measurements on the FRAM drift were not of sufficient precision.
Nansen was a strong supporter of international cooperation in oceanography and was one of the founding fathers of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in 1902.
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 Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nansen accordingly believed that by studying the relatively simple nervous system of the hagfish, he could arrive at some of the principles underlying the working of the human central nervous system and brain.
Nansen was aiming for a doctorate in zoology and used a travel grant to visit Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where he met recognised scholars in his field.
Nansen argued that an economic boycott of the Soviet Union, in addition to increasing the suffering of the starving people, would also be an obstacle to trade between Russia and the rest of Europe and that without such trade, European postwar reconstruction would be impeded.
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 The Northern Lights Route - Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen readily grasped the idea of an appropriate ship being able to drift with the currents from the New Siberian Islands, and perhaps even crossing the North Pole, before ending with its release from the ice somewhere between Greenland and Svalbard.
Nansen, though, was not able to put up with the monotony that he sustained.
Nansen and Johansen were celebrated like heroes when they were reunited with the remaining Fram crew, in the city of Tromsø, on 21 August 1896.
www.ub.uit.no /northernlights/eng/nansen.htm   (494 words)

  
 Fridtjof Nansen + Henry Cavendish
Nansen loved the outdoors and his parents instilled in him the virtues of integrity, independence and courage.
Nansen made a total of three Arctic and two oceanographic expeditions, including a famous voyage on the Fram, and added to his résumé Curator of the Museum of Comparative Anatomy at Christiania University, professor of geology and professor of oceanography there, as well as Norwegian Minister in London (1906-1908).
Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922, the proceeds of which he redirected to famine relief.
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 The Great Famine, 1932-1933
The High Commissioner F. Nansen is watching unloading of the train with grain for the students of Saratov University.
Nansen was a stranger to failure, at least in most of his quests, and the adamant refusal of the League of Nations was a blow to his vision of its potential.
Parallel to the famine project Nansen also organized and led another major one; that of aiding the 2 million hapless Russians who had fled both revolution, and counter-revolution and were being shuttled from country to country like cattle.
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 Odin - Fridtjof Nansen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fridtjof Nansen's interests and talents were so diverse that it was no easy task to select a course of study when he entered the University of Christiania.
The six years Nansen spent in Bergen were devoted to hard study, not outdoors as he had hoped, but in the laboratory.
Nevertheless, Nansen saw in the League a new hope for mankind and he persuaded not only Norway, but also the other Scandinavian countries to apply for membership as soon as this was permitted; and Norway duly joined.
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 Fridtjof Nansen -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nansen also did extensive research into the behavior and origin of (The steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction) ocean currents, following his experiences from the Fram-expedition.
Nansen campaigned for this result, certain it was the right thing for Norway, although the general view was that he would be elected President in an alternative republic.
In the period between the wars there was an unsuccessful effort on Nansen's behalf to make him the Prime Minister in a broad government based on all the non-socialist parties to counter the growth of (Click link for more info and facts about Arbeiderpartiet) Arbeiderpartiet, the Norwegian labour party.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fr/fridtjof_nansen.htm   (419 words)

  
 The Nansen Project -- Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nansen was renowned in his day as an explorer, author, athlete, oceanographer, statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Nansen was born in 1861, in what was then a rural community just outside Oslo, Norway.
In 1986, the country of Canada was awarded the Nansen Medal in recognition of "the major and sustained contribution made by the People of Canada to the cause of refugees".
collections.ic.gc.ca /teach/nansenproject/intro.htm   (616 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Fridtjof Nansen
From 1893 to 1896, Nansen and his crew of The Fram sailed, rowed, and tramped the ice and snow of the North.
Nansen, a longtime lover of the outdoors, had studied zoology in school and worked for many years as a curator at the Zoological Museum in Bergen.
Nansen kept a journal in word and image which would later be published as a book.
www.myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=fridtjof   (1125 words)

  
 Bold Endeavors - Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen remarked in his diary that, to his surprise, most of the problems confronting him had already been addressed and, in many instances, solved by previous explorers: wear appropriate clothing, pay special attention to nutrition, select crew members who can get along, then keep them busy and entertained.
Nansen developed special high-calorie rations and systematically tested every item of food; he developed and evaluated sledges, harnesses, protective clothing, and other equipment; and he invented solutions to equipment problems, such as the Nansen cooker, that were used by generations of polar travelers.
The genius of Nansen's plan was to build a special ship for the expedition, rather than to convert an existing vessel; the ship would be designed to rise up out of the ice as the floes pressed against her hull, rather than to resist the full force of the pressure.
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 Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project | History | Nansen and the Drift of the Fram (1893-1896)
Nansen and the Drift of the Fram (1893-1896)
Nansen departed Bergen, Norway with the Fram in 1893, headed eastward along the Northeast Passage, and turned into the ice pack north of the Lena River in eastern Russia.
Nansen confirmed the existence of the Transpolar Drift and discovered that the Polar Basin was deep.
www.whoi.edu /beaufortgyre/history/history_fram.html   (500 words)

  
 Nansen, Fridtjof. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The diversity of Nansen’s interests is shown in his writings, which include Eskimo Life (1893), Closing-Nets for Vertical Hauls and for Vertical Towing (1915), Russia & Peace (1923), and Armenia and the Near East (1928).
Nansen’s arrival in Norway was followed eight days later by that of the Fram, under Otto Sverdrup.
Nansen’s career as a statesman began in 1905, when he worked for the peaceful separation of Norway from Sweden; his efforts were rewarded by his appointment as Norway’s first minister to Great Britain (1906–8).
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 Fridtjof Nansen - man of many parts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fridtjof Nansen's interests and talents were so diverse that he was hard put to select a course of study when he entered the University of Oslo.
Nansen and his 12 man-team made a triumphal progress down the coast of Norway, reaching Oslo on September 9th.
Despite his keen interest in national defence - Nansen became the president of the defence association of Norway in 1915 -disarmament was an issue of burning importance to him.
www.reisenett.no /norway/facts/history/nansen.html   (4491 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen proved by his actions his many heroic qualities, beginning with his exploration of Greenland and also with the Fram.
Nansen is a hero to me because he stands like a light telling me that if you dare to do what you want and try new things you can accomplish them.
Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.
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 FRIDTJOF NANSEN
The six years Nansen spent in Bergen were devoted to intense study, not outdoors as he had hoped, but in the laboratory.
Finding the ship again would be impossible, so Nansen planned to make for Spitsbergen, or Franz Josef Land after reaching the Pole, leaving the «Fram»; in the capable hands of Otto Sverdrup.
Nansen and his 12 man-team made a triumphal progress down the coast of Norway, reaching Christiania on September 9th.
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 Fridtjof Nansen - Biography
Nansen interrupted his research in 1905 to urge the independence of Norway from Sweden and, after the dissolution of the Union, served as his country's minister to Great Britain until May of 1908.
Nansen arranged an exchange of about 1,250,000 Greeks living on Turkish soil for about 500,000 Turks living in Greece, with appropriate indemnification and provisions for giving them the opportunity for a new start in life.
Nansen's fifth great humanitarian effort, at the invitation of the League in 1925, was to save the remnants of the Armenian people from extinction.
nobelprize.org /peace/laureates/1922/nansen-bio.html   (1501 words)

  
 Nansen
Nansen and his crew set off in 1893 and neither he nor the crew got back until 1896.
I say he and the crew because although the idea was clever the ice was not quite so predictable as he thought and it became apparent that "the Fram" would travel north but not all the way to the north pole.
Thereafter Nansen became alternately a campaigner for Norwegian independence from Sweden, Norway's first ambassador to London, supporter of the League of Nations and Nobel prizewinner for his work with Russian refugees.
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 Fridtjof Nansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and international statesman.
Nansen was professor of zoology and oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08.
After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees.
www.peacelink.de /keyword/Fridtjof_Nansen.php   (259 words)

  
 Nansen, Fridtjof on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The diversity of Nansen's interests is shown in his writings, which include Eskimo Life (1893), Closing-Nets for Vertical Hauls and for Vertical Towing (1915), Russia and Peace (1923), and Armenia and the Near East (1928).
Lockheed Martin Delivers First MK 41 Launcher to Royal Norwegian Navy; Launchers to Be Installed Aboard Norway's Fridtjof Nansen Class Frigates.
Nansen Refugee Award 2003 goes to Italian humanitarian.
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 Nansen
From a Norwegian point of view, he was very much the right man at the right time: boosting the self-confidence of the nation by his successes as an explorer, playing a key role in establishing its independence from Sweden, and finally putting it on the map of international politics.
There is a very good short biography of Nansen readily available on the Internet.
Nansen and Johansen reach 86ยบ14'N, the closest to the Pole a human being had ever been.
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 Encyclopedia article on Fridtjof Nansen [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fridtjof Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Oslo - died May 13, 1930 in Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and international statesman.
Nansen made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship 1882, and in 1888 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from East to West together with Otto Sverdrup, Olaf Dietrichson, Kristian Kristiansen Trana, Samuel Balto and Ole Nielsen Ravna.
Nansen was a professor of zoology and later oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and contributed with ground breaking works in the fields of neurology and fluid dynamics.
encyclozine.com /Fridtjof_Nansen   (735 words)

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