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1 Nansen is fiery and emotional.
2 After the death of Eva, Nansen squired an impressive succession of international beauties while pursuing a career as a humanitarian.
3 There were Nan-sen sardines, Nansen songs, even a Nansen brand of aquavit.
4 When Nansen and Johansen returned to Norway in the summer of 1896, they might as well have been returning from the dark side of the moon.
5 Fridtjof Nansen was the first High Commissioner for Refugees on behalf of the League.
6 To keep the explorers warm, Nansen insulated his vessel with thick felt, reindeer hair, cork shavings, and tar.
7 Nansen became a celebrity the world over, the obsession of swooning ladies, and the toast of dignitaries as varied as Jules Verne and U.S. President William McKinley.
8 At Oslo's Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Nansen is depicted as a twin-planked deity in furs, a founding father of Norway's national sport.
9 Over time Nansen came to "laugh at the ice; we are living as it were in an impregnable castle."
10 Nansen died of a heart attack in 1930 on the balcony of his castle-like house in Lysaker, on Oslo's outskirts, where his ashes are now buried beneath a simple gravestone on the south lawn. He was 69.
11 The great polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen and others had learned how to dress and travel and eat from Norway's northern Sami people.
12 Reading about the Jeannette artifacts, Nansen wondered if the strong east-to-west current over the Arctic could be ridden to the North Pole—or at least close. And so an idea was hatched.
13 His desk chair is turned toward the window, facing the only direction Dr. Fridtjof Nansen ever knew—forward.
14 Still, the odds were against their encounter on this desolate island, and if Jackson had not appeared when he did, Nansen and Johansen in all likelihood would have died.
15 The men ate well in the bright, warm saloon—where an automatic organ played through the long Arctic nights and the electric lamps, Nansen wrote,(www.Sentencedict.com) "acted on our spirits like a draught of good wine."
16 The trick, of course, was to build a boat far tougher than the Jeannette, and in 1891 Nansen hired a brilliant Norwegian naval architect of Scottish descent named Colin Archer to do just that.
17 The pressure was intense, and the constant churning and scraping of the ice made ghastly sounds. "A deafening noise began, and the whole ship shook, " Nansen wrote.
18 There in the distance, sure enough, was another human being. Nansen approached the figure, and soon the two men enjoyed a remarkable Stanley-Livingstone moment.
19 With a crew of 13 and provisions for five years, Nansen left Oslo in the summer of 1893, bound for the New Siberian Islands.
20 The white dog with the smiling face, the dog we know as the Samoyed , came to the attention of Western civilization through the noted Norwegian explorer Dr. Fridtjof Nansen.
21 Students can choose to work together on extracurricular activities, thanks to the help of international groups like the Norwegian nongovernmental organization Nansen Dialogue Centre.
22 Administrators were even more surprised that the students selected one editor to oversee everyone's work, said Vernes Voloder, project coordinator at the Nansen Dialogue Centre.
23 Nansen's rescuer was an accomplished British explorer named Frederick George Jackson who, as it happened, had met Nansen four years earlier in London.
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