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1Title:  Scientists and scholars in the field: studies in the history of fieldwork and expeditions   
 Creator:  Nielsen, Kristian H. | Harbsmeier, Michael. | Ries, Christopher J. 
 Publication:  Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, 2012. 
 Notes:  For centuries the practice of undertaking fieldwork and expeditions has been adopted as an essential part of research by scientists and scholars from diverse disciplines. As a method of collecting on-site data through observation, the practice is shared by disciplines ranging from biology and botany, through geology, geography, and archaeology to anthropology, linguistics, and folklore studies. Presenting 17 essays by 17 scholars from almost as many disciplines of knowledge, this volume contains a rich tapestry of stories from -- and about -- 'the field', from early modern times until the present day. Taking us around the globe, from Europe to Asia, from the Arctic to Africa and America, this book investigates the entanglement of scientific, political, social, cultural, and personal interests and agendas that have shaped, and still shape, our effort to explore, explain, and exploit the world. 
 Extent:  476 s 
 Subjects:  Feltarbejde | Dataindsamling | Feltstudier | Videnskabshistorie | ekspeditioner

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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2Title:  Exploring Greenland: Cold War science and technology on ice   
 Creator:  Doel, Ronald Edmund | Harper, Kristine | Heymann, Matthias 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. "Using newly declassified documents, this book explores why U.S. military leaders after World War II sought to monitor the far north and understand the physical environment of Greenland, a crucial territory of Denmark. It reveals a fascinating yet little-known realm of Cold War intrigue and a delicate diplomatic duet between a smaller state and a superpower amid a time of intense global pressures. Written by scholars in Denmark and the United States, this book explores many compelling topics. What led to the creation of the U.S. Thule Air Base in Greenland, one of the world's largest, and why did the U.S. build a nuclear-powered city under Greenland's ice cap? How did Danish concern about sovereignty shape scientific research programs in Greenland? Also explored here: why did Denmark's most famous scientist, Inge Lehmann, became involved in research in Greenland, and what international reverberations resulted from the crash of a U.S. B-52 bomber carrying four nuclear weapons near Thule in January 1968?"--Publisher description. 
 Extent:  xiii, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Greenland -- Strategic aspects | Greenland -- Environmental conditions | Greenland -- Research | Greenland -- History -- 20th century | Cold War | United States -- Foreign relations -- Denmark | Denmark -- Foreign relations -- United States

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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3Title:  Scientists and scholars in the field: studies in the history of fieldwork and expeditions   
 Creator:  Nielsen, Kristian Hvidtfelt, 1968- | Harbsmeier, Michael, 1951- | Ries, Christopher Jacob, 1963- 
 Publication:  Aarhus University Press, ISD [distributor], Aarhus, Bristol, CT, c2012. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. For centuries the practice of undertaking fieldwork and expeditions has been adopted as an essential part of research by scientists and scholars from diverse disciplines. As a method of collecting on-site data through observation, the practice is shared by disciplines ranging from biology and botany, through geology, geography, and archaeology to anthropology, linguistics, and folklore studies. Presenting 17 essays by 17 scholars from almost as many disciplines of knowledge, this volume contains a rich tapestry of stories from - and about - 'the field', from early modern times until the present day. Taking us around the globe, from Europe to Asia, from the Arctic to Africa and America, this book investigates the entanglement of scientific, political, social, cultural, and personal interests and agendas that have shaped, and still shape, our effort to explore, explain, and exploit the world. 
 Extent:  476 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 26 cm. 
 Subjects:  Scientific expeditions | Scientific expeditions -- History | Research -- Fieldwork | Research -- Fieldwork -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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