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SIKU: Knowing Our Ice

Documenting Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use

Editors: Krupnik, I., Aporta, C., Gearheard, S., Laidler, G.J., Kielsen Holm, L. (Eds.)

  • First-ever overview of indigenous knowledge of ice on a broad pan-Arctic scale Ice is changing rapidly and so is indigenous knowledge and use of sea ice Science of modern climate change is strengthened by use of local knowledge Comparative stories of ice use and knowledge across four Arctic nations Unique resource for anyone interested in indigenous visions of Arctic life

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By exploring indigenous people’s knowledge and use of sea ice, the SIKU project has demonstrated the power of multiple perspectives and introduced a new field of interdisciplinary research, the study of social (socio-cultural) aspects of the natural world, or what we call the social life of sea ice. It incorporates local terminologies and classifications, place names, personal stories, teachings, safety rules, historic narratives, and explanations of the empirical and spiritual connections that people create with the natural world. In opening the social life of sea ice and the value of indigenous perspectives we make a novel contribution to IPY, to science, and to the public

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • SIKU: International Polar Year Project #166 (An Overview)

    Krupnik, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Weather Variability and Changing Sea Ice Use in Qeqertaq, West Greenland, 1987–2008

    Taverniers, Pierre

    Pages 31-44

  • Mapping Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge, Use, and Change in Nunavut, Canada (Cape Dorset, Igloolik, Pangnirtung)

    Laidler, Gita J. (et al.)

    Pages 45-80

  • “It’s Cold, but Not Cold Enough”: Observing Ice and Climate Change in Gambell, Alaska, in IPY 2007–2008 and Beyond

    Krupnik, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 81-114

  • Sea Ice Distribution and Ice Use by Indigenous Walrus Hunters on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska

    Kapsch, Marie-Luise (et al.)

    Pages 115-144

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eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8587-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8586-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8648-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SIKU: Knowing Our Ice
Book Subtitle
Documenting Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use
Editors
  • Igor Krupnik
  • Claudio Aporta
  • Shari Gearheard
  • Gita J. Laidler
  • Lene Kielsen Holm
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8587-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8587-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8586-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8648-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 501
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