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Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the development of Arctic terrestrial science

Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the development of Arctic terrestrial science

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Published by University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arctic regions,
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962 -- Congresses.,
    • Explorers -- Canada -- Biography -- Congresses.,
    • Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementG. Edgar Folk, Jr., and Mary A. Folk, eds.
      ContributionsFolk, G. Edgar 1914-, Folk, Mary A., Vilhjalmur Stefansson Centennial Symposium (1979 : University of Iowa)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG635.S7 V52 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 239 p. :
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2871321M
      LC Control Number84052479

      THE HUMAN ARCTIC: VILHJÁLMUR STEFÁNSSON, HANS AHLMANN, AND THE QUEST FOR AN but in fact Vilhjalmur Stefansson and his ideas had intrigued me for a very long time. And I thought it a perfect fit for this occasion to talk the book only sold a few hundred copies there. Canada’s love affair with the North came : Sverker Sörlin. From Romanticism to Modernism: Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the Arctic Imagination. This article examines the work of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and his relationships to the Canadian and American governments during the s and s. Stefansson was the single-most influential (and controversial) Arctic authority at mid-century.

      ARCTIC VOL. 51, NO. 1 (MARCH ) P. 58–60 The Radical “Second Life” of Vilhjalmur Stefansson The American Communist movement included numerous “front” organizations which championed the political views and advanced the goals of the Soviet Union. Among them were movements whose main aim was to provide support for. Stefansson’s story is based on his experiences during the Canadian Arctic Expedition, which traversed and mapped stretches of ocean and land in the Canadian Arctic in the years – The methodological and theoretical approach of the study is largely based on Mikhail Bakthin’s concept of the chronotope, which is combined with Author: Silje Gaupseth.

      The Wrangel Island scheme of the early s was Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s personal project. He promoted it and remained the central figure in it until its disastrous end.¹ To Stefansson it was just one aspect, although a very important one, of his many-faceted plans for northern exploration and northern development generally.   The particular winter in which Stefansson found himself fully dependent on his Eskimo family was unusual as all terrestrial game had been exterminated by whaling fleets. At this point, the whalers were gone, rapidly abandoning the area when the market for whale bones dried up, but the Mackenzie remained, depending on fish as their only means of.


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Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the development of Arctic terrestrial science Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the development of Arctic terrestrial science. [G Edgar Folk; Mary A Folk;] -- Proceedings of the Vilhjalmur Stefansson Centennial Symposium sponsored by his fellow alumni and friends of the arctic at the University of.

Stefansson was determined to return to the Arctic for a second expedition, this time as the commander of an expedition of his own.

His main ambition was to locate and observe the mysterious blond Eskimo he had heard about during the first expedition and he felt confident that he would be able to face the difficulties involved.

The Friendly Arctic, a real great story of how tha artic has been explored in the and how living of the ice has been possible in these times.

A story which many southern explorers should have read. Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.5/5(1). Discovery: The Autobiography of Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Stefansson, Vilhjalmur] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Discovery: The Autobiography of Vilhjalmur Stefansson4/4(1).

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, (born November 3,Arnes, Manitoba, Canada—died AugHanover, New Hampshire, U.S.), Canadian-born American explorer and ethnologist who spent five consecutive record-making years exploring vast areas of the Canadian Arctic after adapting himself to the Inuit (Eskimo) way of life.

Of Icelandic descent, Stefansson lived for a year among the Inuit in. Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The Canadian-American Arctic explorer, scientist, and author Vilhjalmur Stefansson () discovered new lands and became an authority on Eskimo life and language.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson was born near Arnes, Manitoba, on Nov. 3,of Icelandic parents recently settled in Canada. “The last third of the book details the battles by Stefansson, who comes across as little more then a tireless self-promoter, to protect his belief in the Friendly Arctic.

Stefansson’s detractors – including the man who led the relief expedition – were determined to discredit him. Vilhjalmur Stefansson and The Development of Arctic Terrestrial Science edited by G Edgar Folk, Jr., and Mary Arp Folk. University of Iowa Department of Publications, Iowa City, IA.

Paperback, 2nd printing of the Rating: % positive. Vilhjalmur Stefansson was an Arctic explorer, promoter, and teacher who made expeditions above the Arctic Circle between and Documentation from these explorations including diaries, notes, scientific experiments, letters, and photographs [see finding aid for the Stefansson Papers].

The Stefansson collection of photographs consists of. It is more. So extensive is Stefansson's experience and range of interests, the result is an absorbing Arctic history, with tales of adventure, changing attitudes, heroism, exploration, nature, science, human interest, and the practical details of geography, climate.

Most important for the development of the Arctic is the right approach. Next in importance is to know what it is we are approaching. This requires an understanding of the location of the Arctic with relation to countries which are already developed and powerful, and then a grasp of its nature.

Page - The hunting and exploring trip into the interior of Banks Island was an interesting and delightful one for Storkerson and me. Here was a beautiful country of valleys everywhere gold and white with flowers or green with grass or mingled greens and brown with grass and lichens, except some of the hill tops which were rocky and barren.

Between andanthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson ( ) went on three expeditions into the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic, each of which lasted between sixteen months and five years.

He published some 24 books and more. Books for Libraries Press, - Science - pages. 1 Review. Vilhjalmur Stefansson Snippet view - Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic Vilhjalmur Stefansson Snippet view - Unsolved mysteries of the Arctic Vilhjálmur Stefánsson, Explorers Club Snippet view - References to this book.

The Arctic: A History Richard Vaughan 5/5(1). THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC, SIGNED BY STEFANSSON. STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur. The Friendly Arctic. New York: Macmillan, Thick octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth. Early edition of this account of one of the last great North American expeditions, signed and dated by expedition leader Stefansson in the year of publication.

Trevor H. Levere, 'Vilhjalmur Stefansson, the Continental Ice Shelf and a New Arctic Continent,' British Journal for the History of Science, 21 (), [23] Walter W.

Nassichuk, 'Stefansson's Arctic Islands--Oil, Gas and Other Minerals,' Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the Development of Arctic Terrestrial Science, edited by G.

Edgar Folk, Jr. The dust jacket has chipping at the spine ends. Very good condition in good + dust jacket. Vilhjalmur Stefansson ( - ) was a distinguished explorer and anthropologist. During his lifetime, he was considered the greatest authority on the Arctic and the folkways. Exploration of the fascinating life of the controversial arctic athropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, this documentary includes the fresh perspective of Stefansson's six forgotten Inuit ed by White Pine pictures in assoc.

with History Television and APTN. Director Peter RaymontProducers Peter Raymond and Lindalee Tracey. The book, itself, is very well designed for easy reading, and the text accompanied by a number of period photographs. Highly Recommended. Alexander Gregor is a retired professor of educational history and author of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and the Arctic (Book Society of Canada, ).

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC Item Preview remove-circle THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC by VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON.

Publication date Publisher THE MACMILLAN COMPANY Collection universallibrary Contributor. Arctic Manual by Vilhjalmur Stefansson as free download. This is a must have book for those interested in native life in the polar north.

Thanks to Alan Halcon and his fantastic blog (if you're not reading it you're missing out) for the links. Arctic Manual. Free E .Arctic Manual by Vilhjalmur Stefansson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1).