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Author Ives, Jack D.

Title The land beyond : a memoir / Jack D. Ives
Published Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 186 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents 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
Summary 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 mem
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ives, Jack D. -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador -- Travel.
Ives, Jack D. -- Travel -- Québec (Province) -- Nord-du-Québec.
McGill Sub-arctic Research Laboratory -- History.
Earth sciences -- Research -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador -- History -- 20th century
Earth sciences -- Research -- Québec (Province) -- Nord-du-Québec -- History -- 20th century
Graduate students -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador -- Biography.
Natural history -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador.
Natural history -- Québec (Province) -- Nord-du-Québec.
Wilderness areas -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador -- History -- 20th century.
Wilderness areas -- Québec (Province) -- Nord-du-Québec -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1602231052 (electronic bk.)
9781602231054 (electronic bk.)