Cover of: After the Ice | Alun M. Anderson

After the Ice

Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic

1st ed.

Published by Smithsonian Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

An eye-opening look at the winners and losers in the high-stakes story of Arctic transformation, from nations to natives to animals to the very landscape itselfThe Arctic—like the canary in the coal mine—has reacted more quickly and dramatically to global warming than many had anticipated. Hundreds of scientists are urgently trying to predict just how the Arctic will change and how those changes will in turn affect the rest of the planet. But plenty of other people, driven by profit rather than data, are interested as well. The riches of the world's last virgin territory have spurred the reawakening of old geopolitical rivalries. The United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, and the Danish territory of Greenland all control areas around the Arctic Ocean. We face a new era of oil rigs and drill ships, of tankers taking shortcuts from Yokohama to Rotterdam, as well as a potential fight over the Arctic's treasures.Alongside the winners from an open Arctic sea are the many losers, from the nomadic reindeer herders of Siberia and Scandinavia to the Inuit hunters of Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. Other creatures that rely on the vast expanses of sea ice, including seals, birds, and whales—and the ecosystems within which they live—may disappear to be replaced by different creatures.Combining science, business, politics, and adven-ture, Alun Anderson takes the reader to the ends of the earth for what may be the last narrative portrait of this rapidly changing land of unparalleled global significance.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
909/.0913083
Library of Congress
GE160.A694 A53 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Hardback
Pagination
298 p. ;
Number of pages
298

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24094295M
Internet Archive
aftericelifedeat00ande_0
ISBN 13
9780061579073
LC Control Number
2009025823
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