Encyclopedia of the Arctic
Routledge, 2004 - Reference - 2278 pages
With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps.
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This is the most comprehensive reference tool focusing on the Arctic to be published since the 16-volume Encyclopedia Arctica (1950), edited by Arctic explorer and scholar Vihjalmur Stefansson. Nuttall, a well-known Arctic researcher at the University of Alberta, has lived and worked in Greenland, Alaska, and Canada and is the author of a number of books about the Arctic. With the assistance of a board of advisers consisting of 21 internationally known Arctic specialists, he has put together a multidisciplinary work that covers indigenous peoples, explorers, scientists, history, environment, climate, plants and animals, geography, current research concerns, and more. The 1200 alphabetically arranged entries, all written by experts from 20 countries (a number of them native to the Arctic), range in length from 500 to 5000 words. A comprehensive index adds yet another level of access, and a 22-page list of contributors gives the reader some information about the qualifications of each. Bottom Line Many other Arctic and polar reference books are currently available, e.g., David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth's Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia , but this important resource is one of the most thorough. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. [The introductory price of $375 is valid until 12/31/04.--Ed.]--Betty Galbraith, Owen Science & Engineering Lib., Washington State Univ., Pullman