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The Resource The polar regions : an environmental history, Adrian Howkins

The polar regions : an environmental history, Adrian Howkins

Label
The polar regions : an environmental history
Title
The polar regions
Title remainder
an environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Howkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica are characterised by contrast and contradiction. These are places that have witnessed some of the worst environmental degradation in recent history. But they are also the locations of some of the most farsighted measures of environmental protection. They are places where people have sought to conquer nature through exploration and economic development, but in many ways they remain wild and untamed. They are the coldest places on Earth, yet have come to occupy an important role in the science and politics of global warming. Despite being located at opposite ends of the planet and being significantly different in many ways, Adrian Howkins argues that the environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica share much in common and have often been closely connected. This book also argues that the Polar Regions are strongly linked to the rest of the world, both through physical processes and through intellectual and political themes. As places of inherent contradiction, the Polar Regions have much to contribute to the way we think about environmental history and the environment more generally"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Howkins, Adrian
Dewey number
333.70911
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G587
LC item number
.H69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Polar regions
  • Polar regions
  • HISTORY
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Polar regions
  • Umwelt
  • Klimaänderung
  • Polargebiete
  • Arktis
  • Antarktis
Label
The polar regions : an environmental history, Adrian Howkins
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780745670805.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction: Lands of darkness and light -- Myth and history: the polar regions up to 1800 -- Scarcity and abundance: marine exploitation -- Nature conquered, nature unconquered: polar exploration -- Dreams and realities: economic development -- War and peace: the Cold War -- Exploitation and preservation: environmental conflict -- Conclusion: Geographies of despair and hope
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lands of Darkness and Light -- Myth and History: The Polar Regions Up to 1800 -- Scarcity and Abundance: Marine Exploitation -- Nature Conquered, Nature Unconquered: Polar Exploration -- Dreams and Realities: Economic Development -- War and Peace: The Cold War -- Exploitation and Preservation: Environmental Conflict -- Conclusion: Geographies of Despair and Hope
Control code
ocn913469715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9780745670805
Lccn
2015013026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025521461
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745670805
  • (OCoLC)913469715
Label
The polar regions : an environmental history, Adrian Howkins
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780745670805.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction: Lands of darkness and light -- Myth and history: the polar regions up to 1800 -- Scarcity and abundance: marine exploitation -- Nature conquered, nature unconquered: polar exploration -- Dreams and realities: economic development -- War and peace: the Cold War -- Exploitation and preservation: environmental conflict -- Conclusion: Geographies of despair and hope
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lands of Darkness and Light -- Myth and History: The Polar Regions Up to 1800 -- Scarcity and Abundance: Marine Exploitation -- Nature Conquered, Nature Unconquered: Polar Exploration -- Dreams and Realities: Economic Development -- War and Peace: The Cold War -- Exploitation and Preservation: Environmental Conflict -- Conclusion: Geographies of Despair and Hope
Control code
ocn913469715
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages
Isbn
9780745670805
Lccn
2015013026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025521461
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745670805
  • (OCoLC)913469715

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