"A norwegian arctic explorer"
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
7:00 p.m., Bettendorf Public Library
presented by Dudley and Melanie Hanson
Dudley is a past president of the Sons of Norway lodge in Davenport. He is a retired civil engineer, with degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Pittsburgh. Melanie, Dudley's daughter, is a creative writer and researcher, with degrees from the University of Iowa and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Hansons will focus on the historic accomplishments of Fridtjof Nansen, explorer, scientist, humanitarian, and generally awesome dude.
Learn about how Nansen traversed the earth's harshest landscapes, pausing only to get his Ph.D., to help develop ground-breaking scientific theory, and, just for the fun of it, to ski several hundred miles of nearly-impenetrable mountain range.
His exploration accomplishments alone would have assured him a place in history, but, later on, he undertook post-WWI humanitarian work. In this role, he saved literally millions of lives, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Global Gathering Norway is a two-month series of events, displays and programming, designed by Bettendorf Library to promote awareness and understanding of the heritage, culture, history, arts, and literature of Norway.
Click here for the Global Gathering Norway events brochure.
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