Deep Freeze: The United States, the International by Dian Olson Belanger

By Dian Olson Belanger

In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the tale of the pioneers who equipped doable groups, made important clinical discoveries, and confirmed Antarctica as a continent devoted to peace and the pursuit of technology, many years after the 1st explorers planted flags within the ice.

In the annoying Fifties, while the realm was once locked within the chilly warfare, U.S. scientists, maintained via the Navy's Operation Deep Freeze, got here jointly in Antarctica with opposite numbers from 11 different international locations to take part within the foreign Geophysical 12 months (IGY). On July 1, 1957, they begun systematic, simultaneous medical observations of the south-polar ice and surroundings. Their collaborative luck over eighteen months encouraged the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, which formalized their peaceable pursuit of clinical wisdom. nonetheless development at the achievements of the participants and distrustful countries thrown jointly by way of the IGY from at the same time cautious army, clinical, and political cultures, technological know-how thrives at the present time and peace endures.

The 12 months 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the IGY and the graduation of a brand new overseas Polar 12 months - a compelling second to check what a unique firm finished in a bothered time. Belanger attracts from interviews, diaries, memoirs, and legit documents to weave jointly the 1st thorough research of the sunrise of Antarctica's clinical age. Deep Freeze deals soaking up studying if you happen to have ventured onto Antarctic ice and those that dream of it, in addition to historians, scientists, and coverage makers.

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