Introduction Nansen, Fridtjof
(frĭtˈyôf nänˈsən) [key
], 1861–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, scientist, statesman, and humanitarian. 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
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