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Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

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Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize

Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize

Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize

Nominated for the Lela Common Book Prize for Canadian History

Based on Shelagh Grant's years of groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over the polar regions of North America. It examines the unfolding implications of major climate changes, the impact of resource exploitation on the indigenous peoples, and the current state of play in a high-stakes game for control over the adjacent waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland. Engaging, thoroughly researched and timely, this book will redefine North Americans' understanding of the Arctic in terms of sovereign rights and responsibilities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553658061
Author:
Grant, Shelagh D.
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize

Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize

Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize

Nominated for the Lela Common Book Prize for Canadian History

Based on Shelagh Grant's years of groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over the polar regions of North America. It examines the unfolding implications of major climate changes, the impact of resource exploitation on the indigenous peoples, and the current state of play in a high-stakes game for control over the adjacent waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland. Engaging, thoroughly researched and timely, this book will redefine North Americans' understanding of the Arctic in terms of sovereign rights and responsibilities.

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