Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

On the Rocks

Graeme Hunter

Summer 2021 - On the Rocks

 

Landmannalaugar isn’t an easy place to get to: the gravel access road fords swift-flowing rivers and clings to mountainsides. But the hair-raising drive is worth it. Hills striped in yellows, reds, pinks, and blues rise from a lava field dotted with steaming hot springs. This uncanny landscape is surrounded by a black-sand desert, dominated by Mount Hekla, a volcano that early Icelanders believed to be the gateway to hell …


Bio:

Graeme Hunter is the author of Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life (Academic Press) and Light Is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg (Oxford University Press).