Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Arctic and Antarctic- General
1 Remote Warehouse Arctic and Antarctic- General

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

by

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

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711230408
Subtitle:
Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North
Author:
Sale, Richard
Author:
Potapov, Eugene
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
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:
20091201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos, BandW photos
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 16.5 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
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
Travel » Travel Writing » Arctic and Antarctic

The Scramble for the Arctic: Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 232 pages Frances Lincoln - English 9780711230408 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.