The Scramble for the Arctic

The Scramble for the Arctic

Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North

Book - 2010 | First Frances Lincoln edition
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In August 2007, the world reacted with consternation as Russia planted a flag beneath the ice of the North Pole, symbolizing the Kremlin's claim to the Arctic with its vast mineral resources, and firing the starting gun on the world's last colonial scramble. The Scramble for the Arctic, which includes color and black-and-white photographs, examines the history of the region and its exploration, the current state of ownership, the likely outcomes of today's power plays, and what is at stake both politically and ecologically. With the map literally being redrawn by global warming, the ownership of the Arctic will be one of the defining issues of the next decade. Amid much propaganda and obfuscation, this informed and clear-sighted account of the competing interests of nations, corporations, and indeed species will prove an invaluable resource.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2010
Edition: First Frances Lincoln edition
ISBN: 9780711230408
Branch Call Number: 919.8 S16s
Characteristics: 223 pages, viii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Potapov, E. (Evgeniĭ)


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Feb 24, 2018

Slogged through the first chapter, read the second and skimmed the rest. Lots of interesting facts, buried in vast quantities of verbiage. Some maps would have helped.

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