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A Fabulous Kingdom [electronic resource]: The Exploration of the Arctic

Charles Officer, Jake Page
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780199837809 (pbk.), 0199837805 (pbk.)
Summary
"The second edition of A Fabulous Kingdom will explain the history of the arctic and describe the current scientific and environmental issues that threaten this fascinating region"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction : The nature of the place
  • pt. 1. Ultima Thule. Sea lungs, godly commerce, and projections ; Frizadores for Cathay, and polar bears ; Fool's gold, hooch, and mutiny
  • pt. 2. The myth of the open Polar Sea. Connubial fidelity and The vicar of Wakefield ; Open seas and closed minds ; Anything is good that don't poison you
  • pt. 3. Racing for the Pole. Three faces of ambition ; Amateurs, pros, and cons ; From polar larks to canary watching
  • pt. 4. Climate change and a whole new Arctic. The deicing of the North ; Animals : changing the guard ; Who owns the Arctic? ; The Greenland example.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-208) and index.
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