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The land beyond : a memoir /
by Jack D. Ives.
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Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2010.
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xxvi, 186 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781602230774 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2010.
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9781602230774 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Prologue -- My first summer at the lab -- History of Labrador-Ungava -- Founding of the lab -- Knob Lake and the lab : summer 1955 -- Astray Lake : our first canoe trip -- Summing up : first summer -- The Torngat Mountains : 1956/57 -- Into the wilderness -- Results: Summer 1956 -- Winter 1956/57 : Ottawa -- Torngat Mountains, 1957 -- The McGill Sub-Arctic Research Lab : operations, 1957-1960 -- Indian House Lake, 1958 -- Helluva Lake, 1958 -- Fall 1958 : an appraisal -- The lab in 1958/59 -- The lab in 1959/60 -- Death on the Koroksoak -- Transition : 1960-66 -- The quest for knowledge -- Staffing -- Research results: 1954-64 -- Wider impacts -- Short biographies -- Appendices.
catalogue key
7081014
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and soon after he played an instrumental role in the establishment of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory in central Labrador-Ungava. This account of his 50-plus years living and working in the Arctic is simultaneously a light-hearted memoir.
Main Description
Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and soon after he played an instrumental role in the establishment of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory in central Labrador-Ungava. This fascinating account of his fifty-plus years living and working in the arctic is simultaneously a light-hearted, winning memoir and a call to action on the issues of environmental awareness and conservation that are inextricably intertwined with life in the north. Mixing personal impressions of key figures of the postwar scientific boom with the intellectual drama of field research, The Land Beyond is a memorable depiction of a life in science.
Main Description
Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and soon after he played an instrumental role in the establishment of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory in central Labrador-Ungava. This fascinating account of his fifty-plus years living and working in the arctic is simultaneously a light-hearted, winning memoir and a call to action on the issues of environmental awareness and conservation that are inextricably intertwined with life in the north. Mixing personal impressions of key figures of the postwar scientific boom with the intellectual drama of field research,The Land Beyondis a memorable depiction of a life in science.
Table of Contents
Color Platesp. 70
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologuep. xv
My First Summer at the Labp. xxiv
History of Labrador-Ungava: an Introductionp. 1
Founding of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory, 1954p. 9
Knob Lake and the Lab: Summer 1955p. 13
Astray Lake, 1955: Our First Canoe Tripp. 16
Summing Up: First Summerp. 24
The Torngat Mountains: 1956-1957p. 29
Into the Wildernessp. 35
Results: Summer 1956p. 50
Winter 1956-1957: Ottawap. 52
Torngat Mountains, 1957p. 56
The Mcgill Sub-Arctic Research Lab: Operations, 1957-1960p. 65
Indian House Lake (Lac de la Hutte Sauvage), 1958p. 79
Helluva Lake, 1958p. 90
Fall 1958: An Appraisalp. 92
The Lab in 1958-1959p. 97
The Lab in 1959-1960p. 107
Death on the Koroksoak: Northeast Nouveau Québec, 1960p. 112
Transition: 1960-1966p. 123
The Quest for Northern Knowledgep. 125
A Permanent Expedition in the Subarcticp. 125
Staffingp. 127
Research Results: 1954-1964p. 129
Wider Impactsp. 135
Geographical Branch: Ottawa and Baffin Islandp. 136
Trent University and Peter Adamsp. 138
Université de Montréal and Jim Grayp. 138
Epilogue: Short Biographiesp. 141
Appendicesp. 161
Endnotesp. 165
Referencesp. 173
Indexp. 179
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