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The Scramble for the Arctic: Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North

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In August 2007, the world reacted with consternation as Russia planted a flag beneath the ice of the North Pole, symbolizing the Kremlin's claim to the Arctic with its vast mineral resources, and firing the starting gun on the world's last colonial scramble. The Scramble for the Arctic, which includes color and black-and-white photographs, examines the history of the region and its exploration, the current state of ownership, the likely outcomes of today's power plays, and what is at stake both politically and ecologically. With the map literally being redrawn by global warming, the ownership of the Arctic will be one of the defining issues of the next decade. Amid much propaganda and obfuscation, this informed and clear-sighted account of the competing interests of nations, corporations, and indeed species will prove an invaluable resource.

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ISBN:
9780711230408
Author:
Sale, Richard
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Author:
Potapov, Eugene
Subject:
North American
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Subject:
Arctic and Antarctic-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos, BandW photos
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 16.5 lb

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History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » General
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In August 2007, the world reacted with consternation as Russia planted a flag beneath the ice of the North Pole, symbolizing the Kremlin's claim to the Arctic with its vast mineral resources, and firing the starting gun on the world's last colonial scramble. The Scramble for the Arctic, which includes color and black-and-white photographs, examines the history of the region and its exploration, the current state of ownership, the likely outcomes of today's power plays, and what is at stake both politically and ecologically. With the map literally being redrawn by global warming, the ownership of the Arctic will be one of the defining issues of the next decade. Amid much propaganda and obfuscation, this informed and clear-sighted account of the competing interests of nations, corporations, and indeed species will prove an invaluable resource.
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