USA
Sunday, 28 April 2013 16:01

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Among the researchers, the North of the 20th century stands out is Vilyamura Stefansson. Why? Because that's what this man bowed before the more experienced travelers and investigators, he had all the data in order to successfully engage in the study of the North, as well as the sincere love of nature and boundless desire to know it. We sell tickets to Canada.

Research activities Stefansson consists of two major expeditions to the shores of Iceland, which has become a very long and complex (1904-1912), as well as the islands of Prince Patrick and the Bank (1913-1918).

However, the life of a traveler did not promise him a career: from childhood Vilyamur farmers used to live and work on the ground, at the age of 13, he became the head of his own family and was forced to do the hardest work as a mercenary in order to feed his mother and brothers after the death of father. However, the talent, hard work, and paradoxical performance, which has always distinguished Vilyamura allowed him to get an education. He studied even in the most difficult times in their lives.

Over a lifetime, Stefansson studied at three universities, as a result of which he received a very high quality, as well as a prestigious education. Among other sciences young Stefansson singled out exactly anthropology, which is why he wrote magazine articles on anthropological topics. One of these articles noticed renowned geologist Ernest de Koven Lefinguel that just preparing for the expedition. It was he who invited Stefansson in the first expedition, which was the beginning of research Vilyamura.

Stefansson traveled with diverse transport, in addition, that this researcher used every opportunity to obtain valuable data, such as communicating with the locals. Once the expedition chipped from the squad, as well as not having any supplies and equipment, the traveler is not turned back, and had decided to explore the North of living among the Eskimos. Stefansson did it, and he spent a year among the Inuit, who told him about the way of life and way of life is more north than all the books.

After Vilyamur Stefansson made several successful and very interesting expeditions, he decided to create a large-scale and very interesting scientific work, which combines data from several sciences simultaneously. However, this idea was not implemented due to lack of state funding for science during the Cold War. Thus, an interesting experience unique researcher and has not been implemented in the form of a single scientific work that could be very valuable to science.


Source: http://www.turinfo.ru/articles/putyeshyestvyenniki/vilyalmur-stefanson---kanadskiy-polyarniy-issledovatel,-etnograf-i-pisatel/

Read 2209 times
Login to post comments