Behind the great polar explorers of the early twentieth century - Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott in the South and Peary in the North - looms the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), the mentor of them all. He was the father of modern polar exploration, the last act of territorial discovery before the leap into space began.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mockers - LibraryThing
The original Norwegian polar hero. Inspiration and mentor to Amundsen, ignored by Scott, outlived both of them. Great early career, questionable later career. Fram! Read full review
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Roland Huntford writes so well, and is so thorough, that these brick-like books are a joy to read. Nansen was consulted by all the young upstarts keen to freeze off digits in polar regions. Read full review