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The Arctic

The Arctic Book
Author : Klaus Dodds,Mark Nuttall
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 0190649828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Conversations defining the Arctic region often provoke debate and controversy -- for scientists, this lies in the imprecise and imaginary line known as the Arctic Circle; for countries like Canada, Russia, the United States, and Denmark, such discussions are based in competition for land and resources; for indigenous communities, those discussions are also rooted in issues of rights. These shifting lines are only made murkier by the threat of global climate change. In the Arctic Ocean, the consequences of Earth's warming trend are most immediately observable in the multi-year and perennial ice that has begun to melt, which threatens ice-dependent microorganisms and, eventually, will disrupt all of Arctic life and raise sea levels globally. In The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall offer concise answers to the myriad questions that arise when looking at the circumpolar North. They focus on its peoples, politics, environment, resource development, and conservation to provide critical information about how changes there can, and will, affect our entire globe and all of its inhabitants. Dodds and Nuttall explore how the Arctic's importance has grown over time, the region's role during the Cold War, indigenous communities and their history, and the past and future of the Arctic's governance, among other crucial topics.

Ancient People of the Arctic

Ancient People of the Arctic Book
Author : Robert McGhee
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780774808545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Palaeo-Eskimos have left far more than the hundreds of pieces of art recovered by archaeologists and the evidence of human ingenuity and endurance on the perimeter of the habitable world. Their most valuable legacy lies in the realization that these two things occurred together and were part of the same phenomenon. They provide an example of lives lived richly and joyfully amid dangers and insecurities that are beyond the imagination of the present world.

Over in the Arctic

Over in the Arctic Book
Author : Marianne Berkes
Publisher : Dawn Publications (CA)
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781584691105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Children can learn about the amazingly adaptable animals of the Arctic while they count, clap, and sing to the rhythm of the whimsical children's tune, "Over in the Meadow." Simultaneous.

Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean

Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean Book
Author : Paul Arthur Berkman,Alexander N. Vylegzhanin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-11-29
ISBN : 9400747136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This seminal book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop at the University of Cambridge with Russian co-directorship, enabling the first formal dialogue between NATO and Russia about security issues in the Arctic Ocean. Involving interdisciplinary participation with experts from 17 nations, including all of the Arctic states, this workshop itself reflects progress in Arctic cooperation and collaboration. Interests now are awakening globally to take advantage of extensive energy, shipping, fishing and tourism opportunities in the Arctic Ocean as it is being transformed from a permanent sea-ice cap to a seasonally ice-free sea. This environmental state-change is introducing inherent risks of political, economic and cultural instabilities that are centralized among the Arctic states and indigenous peoples with repercussions globally. Responding with urgency, environmental security is presented as an "integrated approach for assessing and responding to the risks as well as the opportunities generated by an environmental state-change." In this book – diverse perspectives on environmental security in the Arctic Ocean are shared in chapters from high-level diplomats, parliamentarians and government officials of Arctic and non-Arctic states; leaders of Arctic indigenous peoples organizations; international law advisors from Arctic states as well as the United Nations; directors of inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations; managers of multi-national corporations; political scientists, historians and economists; along with Earth system scientists and oceanographers. Building on the “common arctic issues” of “sustainable development and environmental protection” established by the Arctic Council – environmental security offers an holistic approach to assess opportunities and risks as well as develop infrastructure responses with law of the sea as the key “international legal framework” to “promote the peaceful uses” of the Arctic Ocean. With vision for future generations, environmental security is a path to balance national interests and common interests in the Arctic Ocean for the lasting benefit of all.

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions 2 volumes

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle  A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth s Polar Regions  2 volumes  Book
Author : Andrew J. Hund
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 1610693930
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This one-stop reference is a perfect resource for anyone interested in the North and South Poles, whether their interest relates to history, wildlife, or the geography of these regions in the news today. • Introduces natural phenomena and flora and fauna found at the North and South Pole regions • Discusses current concerns related to climate change and its impact on the polar regions • Furnishes students with an understanding of territorial claims and political issues surrounding the North and South Poles • Includes cross-references to enable readers to draw connections between topics • Offers further readings at the end of each entry as well as a Guide to Related Topics to stimulate student research

A Farewell to Ice

A Farewell to Ice Book
Author : P. Wadhams
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0190691158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms

The Arctic Fox

The Arctic Fox Book
Author : Donald Conrad Braun,John C. Warren
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000-07-01
ISBN : 059500329X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The true life story of Canadian Arctic bush pilot Don C. Braun is must reading for aviation fans everywhere. His fireside narrative plus 32 pages of photos capture the spirit and adventures of the first man to land a wheeled aircraft at the North Pole. Born on a farm near St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 1913, Don built and flew a glider as a teenager and then operated an aircraft repair shop at Harlem Airport in Chicago in the 1930's. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and flew the North West Staging Route from Edmonton to Alaska. His first bush flying was in an RCAF Norseman during the war years, and he went on to become one of the best known and most respected Canadian Arctic bush pilots of his time. He joined with Max Ward in getting Wardair off the ground as a small charter operation out of Yellowknife in the 1950's. While Max grew Wardair into one of the world's premier charter airlines, Don preferred the cockpit and the North. His stories of close calls and life in the North always spoke his mind, and this handsome book does no less. The Artic Fox, as he was known in the North, was superbly resourceful, bailing himself out of tight situations almost daily in his days of High Arctic flying. A great pilot and an even better mechanic, Don shares details aviation fans will know and love. This is your book, pilots and all others who love flying.

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic

Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic Book
Author : Joachim Weber
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-25
ISBN : 3030450058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Against the backdrop of climate change and tectonic political shifts in world politics, this handbook provides an overview of the most crucial geopolitical and security related issues in the Arctic. It discusses established shareholder's policies in the Arctic – those of Russia, Canada, the USA, Denmark, and Norway – as well as the politics and interests of other significant or future stakeholders, including China and India. Furthermore, it explains the economic situation and the legal framework that governs the Arctic, and the claims that Arctic states have made in order to expand their territories and exclusive economic zones. While illustrating the collaborative approach, represented by institutions such as the Arctic council, which has often been described as an exceptional institution in this region, the contributing authors examine potential resource and power conflicts between Arctic nations, due to competing interests. The authors also address topics such as changing alliances between Arctic nations, new sea lines of communication, technological shifts, and eventually the return to power politics in the area. Written by experts on international security studies and the Arctic, as well as practitioners from government institutions and international organizations, the book provides an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in geopolitical shifts and security issues in the High North.

A History of the Arctic

A History of the Arctic Book
Author : John McCannon
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN : 1780230761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bitter cold and constant snow. Polar bears, seals, and killer whales. Victor Frankenstein chasing his monstrous creation across icy terrain in a dogsled. The arctic calls to mind a myriad different images. Consisting of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Canada, the United States, Russia, Greenland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the arctic possesses a unique ecosystem—temperatures average negative 29 degrees Fahrenheit in winter and rarely rise above freezing in summer—and the indigenous peoples and cultures that live in the region have had to adapt to the harsh weather conditions. As global temperatures rise, the arctic is facing an environmental crisis, with melting glaciers causing grave concern around the world. But for all the renown of this frozen region, the arctic remains far from perfectly understood. In A History of the Arctic, award-winning polar historian John McCannon provides an engaging overview of the region that spans from the Stone Age to the present. McCannon discusses polar exploration and science, nation-building, diplomacy, environmental issues, and climate change, and the role indigenous populations have played in the arctic’s story. Chronicling the history of each arctic nation, he details the many failed searches for a Northwest Passage and the territorial claims that hamper use of these waterways. He also explores the resources found in the arctic—oil, natural gas, minerals, fresh water, and fish—and describes the importance they hold as these resources are depleted elsewhere, as well as the challenges we face in extracting them. A timely assessment of current diplomatic and environmental realities, as well as the dire risks the region now faces, A History of the Arctic is a thoroughly engrossing book on the past—and future—of the top of the world.

The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean

The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean Book
Author : Edward Lyn Lewis,E. Peter Jones,Peter Lemke,Terry D. Prowse,Peter Wadhams
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2000-05-31
ISBN : 9780792364405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, 27 April-1 May 1998

The Arctic

The Arctic Book
Author : H. G. R. King
Publisher : Abc-Clio Incorporated
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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935 annotated entries covering a wide range of specific subjects under broad headings, e.g. Geography, Flora and Fauna, History, Biographies of Arctic Explorers, and Education. Also entries on major geographical areas, e.g. Svalbard, Greenland. Includes author and title indexes.

Russia and the Arctic

Russia and the Arctic Book
Author : Geir Hønneland
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN : 1838601244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world is currently witnessing an Arctic Scramble as the major powers compete to demarcate and occupy Arctic territory. The region is known to be home to large gas and oil reserves, and its position at the top of the globe holds significant trading and military advantages. Yet the territorial boundaries of the region remain ill-defined and Russia, under the increasingly bold foreign policy of Vladimir Putin, has emerged as a forceful power in the region. Geir Hønneland investigates the political contexts and international tensions surrounding Russia s actions, focusing especially on the disputes which have emerged in the Barents Sea, where European and Russian interests compete directly. Skillfully delineating Russian policy in the region, and analyzing the mineral and environmental consequences of the recent treaty agreements, Russia and the Arctic is a crucial addition to our understanding of contemporary International Relations concerning the Polar North. This new updated edition takes into account Russia's recent moves in the Arctic region, and the development of the Arctic council.

International Governance of the Arctic Marine Environment

International Governance of the Arctic Marine Environment Book
Author : Lilly Weidemann
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-04-09
ISBN : 3319044710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Arctic is particularly affected by climate change; over the past few decades, temperatures in this area have risen twice as fast as the mean global rate. The most prominent effect of global climate change in the region is the melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, which enables a multitude of ocean uses to be initiated and extended, such as shipping, fishing and oil and gas extraction. Unlike in the Antarctic, there is currently no single comprehensive legal regime for governance of the Arctic. Instead, the region is regulated by a patchwork of international treaties, above all the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), various regional and sub-regional agreements, national laws and soft-law agreements. This treatise provides an evaluation of the governance regime that regulates the use of the Arctic marine environment and its readiness to protect these fragile ecosystems in light of the consequences of climate change.

Making the Arctic City

Making the Arctic City Book
Author : Peter Hemmersam
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-06-17
ISBN : 1350235881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making the Arctic City explores the unwritten history of city-building in the Arctic over the last 100 years. Spanning northern regions of North America, through Greenland, Svalbard to Russia, this is the first book to provide a truly circumpolar account of historical and contemporary architecture and urbanism in the Arctic – and it shows how the Arctic city offers valuable lessons for the post-colonial study of architectural and urban planning history elsewhere. Examining architects' and planners' designs for Arctic urban futures, it considers the impact of 20th-century models of urban design and planning in Arctic cities, and reveals how contemporary architectural approaches continue to this day to essentialize 'extreme' climate conditions and disregard the agency of Arctic city-dwellers – a critical perspective that is vital to the formulation of future design and planning practices in the region.

Polar Explorers for Kids

Polar Explorers for Kids Book
Author : Maxine Snowden
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2003-11-01
ISBN : 1556525001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the travels and adventures of Arctic and Antarctic explorers throughout history, from Eric the Red in 981 or 982 to Gretel Ehrlich in 2000.

Diplomacy and the Arctic Council

Diplomacy and the Arctic Council Book
Author : Danita Catherine Burke
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2020-01-16
ISBN : 0773559744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Arctic Council, created in 1996, has facilitated over twenty years of successful democracy and regional cooperation between Russia and the seven other Arctic states – the United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland. What has allowed this unity to continue despite political turmoil between these nations? In Diplomacy and the Arctic Council Danita Burke argues that the Arctic Council is a club: a group of states that mutually benefit from voluntary collaboration and that use the forum as a vessel to help define and guide the parameters of their cooperation. How the club members identify and address challenges reflects power relations among them, which vary depending on the topic under discussion or debate. Providing insight into the daily practices of the Arctic Council and the relative status of its member states, Burke seeks to understand why major international events, such as the 2014 Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the Crimea region, do not deter the Arctic countries from cooperating. The author posits that the Arctic Council's club structure and its strategy of practising and projecting unity have allowed it to weather the storm of international conflicts involving its core membership. Through interviews with representatives from the Arctic states and Indigenous peoples, Diplomacy and the Arctic Council offers a unique look into the diplomatic practices of the council after more than two decades of operation.

Trekking in Greenland The Arctic Circle Trail

Trekking in Greenland   The Arctic Circle Trail Book
Author : Paddy Dillon
Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
Release : 2019-02-15
ISBN : 1783627441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have airport access). The trail traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra, and is mostly gently graded with just a few short, steep and rocky slopes. However, the landscape between the two towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut is extremely remote and those who choose to take on this route must be competely self-sufficient. The book includes plenty of practical information on what to take with you and when to go, as well as on safety, travel and accommodation. Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap.

Living in the Arctic

Living in the Arctic Book
Author : Allan Fowler
Publisher : Childrens Press
Release : 2001-03-01
ISBN : 9780516270845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses people who live in the Arctic regions of the world and how it affects their lives.

Sila

Sila Book
Author : Chantal Bilodeau
Publisher : Talonbooks
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 9780889229563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This play shows how climate change and resource control affects all living creatures and addresses how we deal with it.

The Arctic Basin

The Arctic Basin Book
Author : Arctic Institute of North America,John E. Sater
Publisher : Washington : Arctic Institute of North America
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Arctic Basin book written by Arctic Institute of North America,John E. Sater, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.