By Dian Olson Belanger
In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the tale of the pioneers who equipped practicable groups, made very important clinical discoveries, and tested Antarctica as a continent devoted to peace and the pursuit of technology, a long time after the 1st explorers planted flags within the ice.
In the stressful Fifties, at the same time the realm was once locked within the chilly battle, U.S. scientists, maintained by way of 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 all started 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 construction at the achievements of the members and distrustful international locations thrown jointly through the IGY from jointly cautious army, medical, and political cultures, technology thrives this day and peace endures.
The yr 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of the IGY and the graduation of a brand new overseas Polar Year—a compelling second to study what a unique company finished in a bothered time. Belanger attracts from interviews, diaries, memoirs, and reliable files to weave jointly the 1st thorough learn of the sunrise of Antarctica’s clinical age. Deep Freeze deals soaking up examining in case you have ventured onto Antarctic ice and people who dream of it, in addition to historians, scientists, and coverage makers.