Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, by Jack D. Ives PDF

By Jack D. Ives

A geographer with broad study event within the Canadian North, Jack D. Ives has written a full of life and informative account of a number of expeditions to Baffin Island through the “golden age” of federal learn. within the Nineteen Sixties, scientists from the Geographical department of Canada’s division of power, Mines, and assets travelled to Baffin to review glacial geomorphology and glaciology. Their fieldwork ended in significantly elevated wisdom of the a long way North-from its ice caps and glaciers to its lichens and microfossils. Drawing from the reminiscences of his Baffin colleagues in addition to from his personal stories, Ives takes readers on a impressive experience, describing the daily stories of the sphere groups within the context of either modern Arctic learn and bureaucratic selection making. alongside the way in which, his narrative illustrates the function performed via the chilly War-era far away Early caution Line and different northern infrastructure, the an important significance of his pioneering aerial images, the unpredictable nature of planes, helicopters, and radios in Arctic areas, and naturally, the titanic and breathtaking surroundings of the North.

Baffin Island encompasses either box examine and excessive Arctic experience. The study journeys to Baffin among 1961 and 1967 additionally served as a necessary education floor in polar stories for collage scholars; extra, they represented a leap forward in gender equality in government-sponsored technological know-how, because of the author’s endurance in having girls authorised at the groups. The booklet incorporates a particular part detailing the next expert achievements of the various researchers concerned (in addition to the later occupation strikes of Ives himself) and a bankruptcy that delves deeper into the technology at the back of their fieldwork within the North. Readers don't need to be versed in glaciology, despite the fact that. Ives has produced a hugely readable publication that seamlessly combines learn and adventure.

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