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The New Arctic

Editors: Evengård, Birgitta, Nymand Larsen, Joan, Paasche, Øyvind (Eds.)

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  • Presents the latest facts about climate change and its effects in different fields
  • Benefits an interested general public though written by experts in the field
  • Gives an insight into one of the most important threats humanities are facing in a way that did not exist before
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In the late 18th century explorers and scientists started venturing into the Arctic in a heroic and sometimes deadly effort to understand and unveil the secrets of the unforgiving and mysterious polar region of the high north. Despite that the Arctic was already populated mattered less for the first wave of polar researchers and explorations who nevertheless, brought back valuable knowledge. Today the focus in Arctic science and discourse has changed to one which includes the peoples and societies, and their interaction with the world beyond.

The image of a static Arctic - heralded first by explorers - prevailed for a long time, but today the eyes of the World see the Arctic very differently. Few, if any, other places on Earth are currently experiencing the kind of dramatic change witnessed in the Arctic. According to model forecasts, these changes are likely to have profound implications on biophysical and human systems, and will accelerate in the decades to come.

“The New Arctic” highlights how, and in what parts, the natural and political system is being transformed. We’re talking about a region where demography, culture, and political and economic systems are increasingly diverse, although many common interests and aspects remain; and with the new Arctic now firmly placed in a global context. Settlements range from small, predominantly indigenous communities, to large industrial cities, and all have a link to the surrounding environment, be it glaciers or vegetation or the ocean itself.

“The New Arctic” contributes to our further understanding of the changing Arctic. It offers a range of perspectives, which reflect the deep insight of a variety of scientific scholars across many disciplines bringing a wide range of expertise. The book speaks to a broad audience, including policy-makers, students and scientific colleagues.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17602-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17601-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38102-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Arctic
Editors
  • Birgitta Evengård
  • Joan Nymand Larsen
  • Øyvind Paasche
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17602-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17602-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17601-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38102-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 352
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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