Does Anyone Read Lake Hazen?
C. Ian Jackson was one of four graduate students who embarked upon Operation Hazen, part of Canada's contribution to the 1957-58 International Geophysical Year. Their work at the weather and research station at Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island exposed them to unusual cold — 121 days with temperatures below -40o — as well as isolation. The failure of their radio shortly after their arrival deprived them of contact with the world beyond. Based on lengthy letters written to his fiancée during their twelve month separation, this account of the physical challenges, intellectual excitement, and quiet rewards of Operation Hazen is an engrossing and often humorous narrative in the tradition of some of the classic accounts of polar exploration.
About the Author
C. Ian Jackson has had a most varied career. He was one of four graduate students who spent a year on northern Ellesmere Island, manning a weather station for Operation Hazen — Canada's contribution to the International Geophysical Year (IGY) 1957-58. By the time he had completed his thesis on the meteorology of Lake Hazen, N.W.T., he was a staff member in the geography department at the London School of Economics. From there he returned to a series of environmental positions with the Government of Canada, and then in the United Nations Secretariat. He divides his time between Connecticut and Yorkshire.
Other Titles from Occasional Publications Series (Inactive)
edited by Igor Krupnik, Ian Allison, Robin Bell, Paul Cutler, David Hik, Jerónimo López-Martínez, Volker Rachold, Eduard Sarukhanian, Colin Summerhayes
Jan 2011 - CCI Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$250.00 USD - Hardback