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Turbulence

著者: Giles Foden
出版商: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
版本/格式:   图书 : 小说 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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The D-day landings--the fate of 2.5 million men, three thousand landing craft and the entire future of Europe depend on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this--but  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Fiction
Historical fiction
材料类型: 小说, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Giles Foden
ISBN: 0307592774 9780307592774
OCLC号码: 471792412
注意: Originally published in Great Britain by Faber & Faber, London, in 2009.
描述: 315 pages ; 25 cm
责任: Giles Foden.
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The D-day landings--the fate of 2.5 million men, three thousand landing craft and the entire future of Europe depend on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this--but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Henry Meadows, a young math prodigy, is sent to Scotland to uncover Ryman's system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined. When Henry meets Gill, Ryman's beautiful wife, events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.--From publisher description.

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