The Arctic: what everyone needs to know

By: Dodds, Klaus
Contributor(s): Nuttall, Mark [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextSeries: What everyone needs to knowPublisher: New York Oxford University Press 2019Description: xiii, 252 p.: ill. Including references and indexISBN: 9780190649807Subject(s): Arctic peoples | Conservation of natural resources | Environmental degradation | Arctic regions | EcologyDDC classification: 998 Summary: 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 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-arctic-9780190649807?q=9780190649807&cc=us&lang=en#
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: One Arctic, Many Arctics
Chapter 1: Locating True North
Chapter 2: Land, Sea and Ice
Chapter 3: Arctic Homelands
Chapter 4: From Colonialism to Collaboration
Chapter 5: Warming Arctic
Chapter 6: Resourceful Arctic
Chapter 7: Global Arctic
Further Reading
Index

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

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-arctic-9780190649807?q=9780190649807&cc=us&lang=en#

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