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Though Fridtiof Nansen is still a young man, his life from the first has been full of activity and adventure. His countrymen, Nordahl Rohlfsen and Professor W. Brögger, have written and edited a popular account of his family (which is noted in Scandinavian history), his training, his domestic life, and his scientific and sporting enterprises. They have applied to specialists for chap: ters on his work as a biologist, on the scientific significance of his famous crossing of Greenland, and on the history and conditions of Arctic exploration. A full account is given of ihe. Fram," and of the preparations for the recent expedition.
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. Under the title of The Engineer in Naval Warfare,” THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW for December presents an effective and well-considered symposium in reply to the articles published under the same title in its issue for May last. The contributors to this reply are Rear-Admiral John G. Walker, U. S. N. ; Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. N. ; Captain R. D. Evans, U. S. N., and Lieutenant S. A. Staunton, U. S. N.
Rear-Admiral Walker entered the Navy from the State of Iowa in 1850. He graduated with honors at Annapolis, served with brilliancy throughout the War of the Rebellion—the greater part of the time on the Mississippi under Farragut and Porter—and at its close was rewarded with special promotion. In 1869 and 1870 he commanded the “ Sabine” on a special cruise. He served as Secretary of the Light House Board, commanded the “ Powhatan,” was Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, and while still a commodore, was appointed to the command of the Squadron of Evolution, the first squadron of our modern vessels, with the rank of Rear-Admiral. He commanded during four years' service afloat as flag officer every station except the Asiatic.
Captain Mahan entered the navy from New York in 1856, and served with credit during the war. He became a captain in 1885. He became President of the Naval War College in 1886. He is the author of “ The Influence of Sea Power Upon History," and “ The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire," hooks which are standard authorities throughout the world upon naval history and strategy. He commanded the flagship “ Chicago” during a recent cruise in Europe, and received while in England the degree of D.C.L. from Oxford and that of LL. D. from Cambridge. Within the past month, at his own request, he has been placed on the retired list.
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