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Vilhjalmur Stefansson, young Arctic explorer

by Hortense Myers

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBurnett, Ruth, joint author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG635.S7 M9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination200 p.
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26690846M
    LC Control Number66018418

    Vilhjalmur Stefansson ( – ) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Stefansson's splendid volume is a mine of interesting observation for different branches of science. It is a fascinating book of description and adventure that has been written by the famous traveler and explorer, who has passed years of his life within the /5(60). Library Catalog Find books, audio and video, Founded as the private research collection of the Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (), the Stefansson Collection on Polar Exploration is an exceptionally rich body of material for research on the history of both the Antarctic and the Arctic. For the Antarctic regions, the bulk of.

    The Canadian Arctic Expedition – was a scientific expedition in the Arctic Circle organized and led by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The expedition was originally to be sponsored by the (US) National Geographic Society and the American Museum of Natural took over the sponsorship because of the potential for discovery of new land and Stefansson, who . by Arctic Explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson. initially published by Harper's Monthly Magazine, November In I went to the Arctic with the food tastes and beliefs of the average American. By , after eleven years living as an Eskimo among Eskimos, I had learned things which caused me to shed most of those beliefs.

    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 family soon moved to North Dakota, where Stefansson grew up. Famed Nordic-American Arctic explorer, Stefansson was born on November 3, in Ames, Manitoba to two Icelandic immigrants. He was expelled from preparatory school for “inciting a riot” among students, graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA, and, after a year at Harvard Divinity School, became a self-educated anthropologist and adventurer.


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Vilhjalmur Stefansson Young Arctic Explorer Library Binding – June 1, by Hortense Myers (Author), Ruth Burnett (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from 5/5(1). Vilhjalmur Stefansson ( – ), of North Dakota, was an arctic explorer and ethnologist. Because of his studies of the Eskimos, his discoveries of land, the application of new ideas and new methods of exploration, Stefansson was considered the foremost polar explorer of his day, and one of the few great explorers of all time/5(14).

Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson () became one of Canada’s most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of Author: Tom Henighan.

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[Hortense Myers; Ruth Burnett; Robert Doremus] -- Working to earn money for his education. Vilhjalmur succeeds and graduates from the University of Iowa. His graduate work at Harvard leads to a scientific grant and eventual expedition to explore the. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, Aug ), an anthropologist, explorer, book collector, and writer, was Vilhjalmur Stefansson authority on polar regions.

At one time a student for the Unitarian ministry, he spent his life as an evangelist for the North. 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 over 1, black and white images primarily from the Canadian Arctic Expedition.

Stefansson was an ambitious and successful explorer and he soon became a public figure in North America and Europe, well-known for his description of the "Blond Eskimo" (Copper Inuit), his discovery of new lands in the Arctic, his approach to travel and exploration, and his theories of health and diet.

In Stefansson planned to join a British Museum expedition destined for Central East Africa. In the end, however, he chose the Arctic. During the summers of and he voyaged to Iceland to study the relationship between health and diet. This disaster clouded his reputation for years.

After a serious illness inStefansson left the Arctic forever. However, Vilhjalmur Stefansson had a rich, full life after the Arctic. As a famous explorer, he gave lectures, wrote 24 books, including his autobiography, and more than articles on his travels and observations.

The Friendly Arctic Vilhjalmur Stefansson No preview available - The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions (Classic Reprint) I said good-bye to a confident young friend of mine who was starting then for home in order to begin one of our latest polar quests. I met him here today for the first time since then.

Explorer of the last unknown lands in North America prophet of the transpolar air and Arctic submarine routes, Vilhjalmur Stefansson was the inspiration of northern explorers for 40 years. In this book, completed just before his death in Augusthe recalls his whole adventurous and exciting life, and the great achievements that made him a top authority on the /5.

Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, - Aug ) was a Canadian explorer (born of Icelandic parents) who explored the Canadian Arctic and lived among the Inuit (Eskimos) for many years. Stefansson's exploration of the Canadian Arctic led him to realize that the area was important economically, and he promoted polar development.

Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson () became one of Canada’s most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of /5(3).

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Ah yes, Vilhjálmur Stefansson—easily one of the least capable Arctic explorers and well known for stretching the truth. One of Stefansson’s early claims to fame was his supposed sightings of “Blond Eskimos” in Western Nunavut—a claim that was later debunked by DNA testing.

Stefansson was a famed explorer and proponent of Inuit foodways. Library of Congress/ InVilhjalmur Stefansson was already world-famous.

A Canadian anthropologist and consummate Author: Anne Ewbank. Books by Vilhjálmur Stefánsson. Discovery: The Autobiography of Vilhjalmur Stefansson by.

Vilhjálmur Stefánsson. avg rating — 8 ratings — published Want to The Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum by. Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 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.

How uninformed I was, and what a pleasant surprise to be introduced in this way to one of the most notable Arctic explorers of the 20th century. Stefansson, born in Gimli, Manitoba in to Icelandic immigrant parents, was given an American name, William Stephenson. He later changed it back to the Icelandic Vilhjalmur Stefansson, which is Author: Richard Purinton.

Artic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson discusses eating nothing but meat for 6 years. Rare footage of Vilhjalmur Stefansson the Arctic explorer () - Duration:   The study of this group transformed Stefansson’s livelihood into more of an academic pursuit as he published his findings from this unique group of Inuit in Scientific American and the Literary culmination of this study was the book My Life With the Eskimo.

Stefansson then narrowed the range of his studies to the Arctic Ocean, even living Author: Emily Mace.Adventures in Diet by Arctic Explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson from Harper's Monthly Magazine, November 9. Not by Bread Alone by Vilhjalmur Stefansson a Free Online Book View.

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