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Greenland's icy fury, Wallace Hansen

Label
Greenland's icy fury
Title
Greenland's icy fury
Statement of responsibility
Wallace Hansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Stationed at a lonely wind-pounded outpost in an isolated backwater of World War II, the nineteen men of the Greenland Ice Cap Detachment were charged with erecting a weather/rescue station on the ten-thousand-foot-high Ice Cap to serve the Polar aircraft-ferrying route to Europe and to provide vital weather data for the expanding war effort. Greenland's Icy Fury is a lighthearted accounting of one of the least accessible and least known but most stunning parts of the globe - southeast Greenland - and its natural history, geography, geology, glaciers, and foremost, its savage weather and awesome climate. The Polar route to Europe afforded stepping stones for then-short-range aircraft, even though the landing fields were mere pinpoints in the wilderness, but hazardous flying conditions took a heavy toll of planes and airmen
  • Hitler's Nazis as well as the Allies knew that Greenland's white expanse was a virtual weather factory that played a key role in the day-to-day weather of the North Atlantic shipping lanes and the battlefields of western Europe. Ironically, few people today even realize that American troops were stationed in Greenland during World War II or what obscure role these troops played
  • . A member of the all-volunteer Ice Cap Detachment, and a graduate geologist before the war, Wallace Hansen found time to look at the rocks, fjords, glaciers, and wildlife of southeast Greenland and to set down the framework for this book. Greenland's Icy Fury is aimed at inquisitive readers who appreciate the outdoors, are curious about their world, and would enjoy decidedly offbeat bits of WWII nostalgia
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Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1920-
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Hansen, Wallace R.
Dewey number
940.53/982
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M University military history series
Series volume
32
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  • Hansen, Wallace R
  • United States
  • Hansen, Wallace R
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military meteorology
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Geologists
  • Meteorologists
Label
Greenland's icy fury, Wallace Hansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44953900
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585174402
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44953900
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Greenland's icy fury, Wallace Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44953900
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585174402
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44953900
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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