Polar Imperative

Polar Imperative

A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

Book - 2011
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Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize, the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, the CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History, and shortlisted for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Now available in paperback, Polar Imperative is based on Shelagh Grant 's groundbreaking archival research and draws on her reputation as a leading historian in the field. It is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over this continent's polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines:

the unfolding implications of major climate changes the impact of resource exploitation on the indigenous peoples the current high-stakes game for control over the adjacent waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland the 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 present sovereignty from a comparative point of view within North America and parallel situations in the European and Asian Arctic

Told from a Canadian perspective, this book will become a standard reference on Arctic history and will redefine North Americans' understanding of the sovereign rights and responsibilities of Canada's northernmost region.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & Mcintyre, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781553658061
155365806X
Branch Call Number: 909.0913 G767p 2011
Characteristics: xiv, 540 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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Financial_Gearhead
May 15, 2015

An excellent work on the arctic history with a view to the future

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Jul 23, 2011

Good background/reference book, will be interesting to see what global warming does to the politics of this region

debwalker Jan 11, 2011

"Our navy is going to have to learn to sail in ice-filled waters."

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