Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, 1961-67

Awards:   Winner of Silver Medal, Pubwest Design Awards: Historical or Biographical Book 2017
Author:   Jack D. Ives
Publisher:   University of Calgary Press
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9781552388297


Pages:   248
Publication Date:   03 March 2016
Format:   Paperback
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  • Winner of Silver Medal, Pubwest Design Awards: Historical or Biographical Book 2017

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Author:   Jack D. Ives
Publisher:   University of Calgary Press
Imprint:   University of Calgary Press
Weight:   0.933kg
ISBN:  

9781552388297


ISBN 10:   1552388298
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   03 March 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Ives has a great knack for recounting his experiences and motivations in an entertaining and engaging manner, and the text is generously illustrated with many fabulous photographs that he took. These serve to bring the wonder and adventure of it all to life. And it really was a great arctic adventure. - Raymond S. Bradley, University of Massachusetts, Artic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 48(4):770-770. 2016 This book tells the story of expeditions to central Baffin in the years from 1961 to 1967 - and what a great story it is. The events of each year are laid out in an entertaining and informative manner. We learn about the difficult negotiations over financial support back in Ottawa, the exciting (and hair-raising) trips into the field by float plane and helicopter, and the remote field camps with all their charms and challenges... Ives has a great knack for recounting his experiences and motivations in an entertaining and engaging manner, and the text is generously illustrated with many fabulous photographs that he took. These serve to bring the wonder and adventure of it all to life. And it really was a great adventure. - Raymond S. Bradley, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research


Ives has a great knack for recounting his experiences and motivations in an entertaining and engaging manner, and the text is generously illustrated with many fabulous photographs that he took. These serve to bring the wonder and adventure of it all to life. And it really was a great arctic adventure. - Raymond S. Bradley, University of Massachusetts, Artic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 48(4):770-770. 2016


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Jack D. Ives is a Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University and a Senior Advisor of Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development at United Nations University. He was Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (1967-79) and Professor of Geography (1967-89) at the University of Colorado. He was a Professor of Mountain Geoecology, department chair (1989-93), and Professor of Environmental Studies (1993-97) at the University of California, Davis. From 1978 to 2000, he served as the Research Coordinator for the United Nations University Project on Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development. He founded and edited the journals Arctic and Alpine Research and Mountain Research and Development. He has received a number of honours from countries around the world in recognition of his contribution to research and the environment.

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