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Deep freeze : the United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the origins of Antarctica's age of science

Author: Dian Olson Belanger
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to the peaceful pursuit of science.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dian Olson Belanger
ISBN: 0870818309 9780870818301 9780870818301 9789780870812 9780870814
OCLC Number: 69594000
Description: xxix, 494 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: the call of the ice --
The international geophysical year: idea to reality --
All hands on deck: logistics for the high latitudes --
Gaining a foothold: operations base at McMurdo Sound --
Little America V: science flagship on the ice shelf --
Marie Byrd Land: Crevasse Junction, privation stations --
South Pole: dropped from the sky --
The gap stations: Hallett, Wilkes, m and Ellsworth --
On the eve: people, preparations, policies --
Comprehending the cold: Antarctic weather quest --
Looking up: the physics of the atmosphere --
Under foot: ice by the mile --
Life on the ice: the experience --
Science and peace, continuity and change.
Responsibility: Dian Olson Belanger.
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Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to the peaceful pursuit of science.

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