After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic

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Harper Collins, Dec 1, 2009 - Political Science - 304 pages
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New from Smithsonian Books, After the Ice is an eye-opening look at the winners and losers in the high-stakes story of Arctic transformation, from nations to native peoples to animals and the very landscape itself. Author Alun Anderson explores the effects of global warming amid new geopolitical rivalries, combining science, business, politics, and adventure to provide a fascinating narrative portrait of this rapidly changing land of unparalleled global significance.
 

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AFTER THE ICE: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic

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New Scientist senior consultant Anderson debuts with a dazzling account of the rapidly changing Arctic environment.Although the author lands a few punches on the near-sighted noses of those who deny ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction The Bear on the Beach
1
One Turn the World on Its side
11
Two In an Inuit land
19
Seven Who owns the Arctic?
103
Nine Trouble at the Top
135
Eleven Invaders from the south
165
Twelve The Battle for Arctic oil
181
Thirteen How Far Can oil Go?
196
Fourteen Too Many ships Too soon?
209
Fifteen The Arctics revenge
227
Sixteen Black and White
245
Seventeen The Future of the Arctic
255
Sources
264
Notes
270
Index
289
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Alun Anderson began his career as a research biologist and has been the editor, editor-in-chief, and publishing director of New Scientist from 1992 to 2005, during which time he successfully launched the magazine in the United States. Previously he was the Washington DC bureau chief for the science journal Nature. Anderson lives in London but spends considerable time in the United States, where he is on the board of Xconomy in Boston.

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