Nansen and the Airships (Innbundet)


Lars Frode Larsen

Norwegian title: Nansen og luftskipene
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2021
Pages: 424
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202623753
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Nansen og luftskipene

Airships were a potentially liberating project for Fridtjof Nansen. At the same time, they combined the fields of endeavour in which he had been active throughout his life to date. They appealed to the adventurer in him as well as to the humanist and scientist.

For the first time, this book tells the tale of Fridtjof Nansen and Aeroarctic. In this pioneering work, Lars Frode Larsen gets to grips with Nansen’s commitment to leading a scientific expedition to the Polar region with airships – a journey that never came to fruition. It is a dramatic story, a tale rife with complications and tensions at the personal, scientific, financial and political level.

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Author Lars Frode Larsen

Lars Frode Larsen (born 1948) is a non-fiction writer and Norway’s foremost Hamsun expert. He earned his PhD in 1998 with a thesis on the young Knut Hamsun. Three years later, he published Radikaleren (The Radical), which deals with Hamsun’s life between 1888 and 1891, and in 2002 came Tilværelsens udlænding (A Foreigner of Existence), about the 1891-1893 period. Larsen is also the editor of Hamsun’s collected works, Samlede verker (2007-).

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