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Polar Imperative A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America von Grant, Shelagh D. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.03.2011
  • Verlag: D & M Publishers
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Polar Imperative

Based on Shelagh Grants 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 this continents polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines:the unfolding implications of major climate changesthe impact of resource exploitation on the indigenous peoplesthe current high-stakes game for control over the adjacent waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenlandthe events, issues and strategies that have influenced claims to authority over the lands and waters of the North American Arctic, from the arrival of the first inhabitants around 3,000 BCE to the presentsovereignty from a comparative point of view within North America and parallel situations in the European and Asian ArcticThis book will become a standard reference on Arctic history and will redefine North Americans understanding of the sovereign rights and responsibilities of Canadas northernmost region.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 11.03.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781553656180
    Verlag: D & M Publishers
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