2,380 pages | 305 B/W Illus.
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.
This Encyclopedia is not only an up-to-date interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.
'This is the most comprehensive reference tool focusing on the Arctic to be published since the 16-volume Encyclopedia Arctica… This important resource is one of the most thorough… Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.' - Library Journal
'To say this three-volume set is one of a kind would be an understatement… Everything you ever wanted to know about the Arctic… I commend the contributors, editor, and the publisher for publishing a massive product that will have many years of application…a perfect source for virtually all libraries… Arctic historians and scholars will find this book an absolute necessity.' - The Polar Times
'Offers unique coverage of an important area of the world… The treatment is thorough and topics are explored from a variety of perspectives… The articles are scholarly and academic but will engage the interested lay reader… Students and researchers will be hard pressed to find a more thorough and comprehensive reference work on this region… There is nothing else quite like it… A definite purchase for both academic and larger public libraries.' - Against the Grain