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The Resource After the ice : life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic, Alun Anderson

After the ice : life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic, Alun Anderson

Label
After the ice : life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic
Title
After the ice
Title remainder
life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic
Statement of responsibility
Alun Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Arctic has reacted more quickly and dramatically to global warming than many had anticipated. Scientists are urgently trying to predict just how the Arctic will change and how those changes will in turn affect the rest of the planet. But plenty of other people, driven by profit rather than data, are interested as well. The riches of the world's last virgin territory have spurred the reawakening of old geopolitical rivalries. The United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, and Denmark all control areas around the Arctic Ocean. We face a new era of oil rigs and drill ships, of shipping shortcuts, and fights over the Arctic's treasures. Alongside the winners are the many losers, from nomadic reindeer herders to Inuit hunters. Other creatures that rely on the vast expanses of sea ice, including seals, birds, and whales, may disappear or be replaced. Combining science, business, politics, and adventure, Alun Anderson takes the reader to the ends of the earth in a narrative portrait of this rapidly changing land of unparalleled global significance.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Alun M
Dewey number
909/.0913083
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE160.A694
LC item number
A53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arctic regions
  • Climate changes
  • Arctic regions
  • Sea ice
  • Arctic regions
  • Geopolitics
Label
After the ice : life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic, Alun Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The bear on the beach -- Turn the world on its side -- People: In an Inuit land -- Nomads of the Yamal -- Ice: Adrift on the ice -- The view from below -- The lethal mix -- Borders: Who owns the arctic? -- The strange case of Svalbard -- Animals: Trouble at the top -- The bottom of the web -- Invaders from the South -- Oil and ships: The battle for Arctic oil -- How far can oil go? -- Too many ships, too soon? -- Finale: The Arctic's revenge -- Black and white -- The future of the Arctic
Control code
ocn310398938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9780061579073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025823
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)310398938
Label
After the ice : life, death, and geopolitics in the new Arctic, Alun Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The bear on the beach -- Turn the world on its side -- People: In an Inuit land -- Nomads of the Yamal -- Ice: Adrift on the ice -- The view from below -- The lethal mix -- Borders: Who owns the arctic? -- The strange case of Svalbard -- Animals: Trouble at the top -- The bottom of the web -- Invaders from the South -- Oil and ships: The battle for Arctic oil -- How far can oil go? -- Too many ships, too soon? -- Finale: The Arctic's revenge -- Black and white -- The future of the Arctic
Control code
ocn310398938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
298 p.
Isbn
9780061579073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025823
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)310398938

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