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1st Edition

The Arctic
Environment, People, Policy

Edited By

J. Ives


Roger G. Barry

ISBN 9780367355890
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
708 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 2000, The Arctic provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions, and demonstrates the importance of communication between natural scientists, social scientists, and local stakeholders in response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic. It is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers, particularly those developing multidisciplinary projects. It provides an overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, and each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  List of Colour Illustrations  List of Tables  Contributors  Foreword  Map  Introduction  Part I: The Physical Structure and Processes of the Arctic  1. The Geological Development of the Arctic  2. Glaciology  3. Permafrost and Hydrology  4. Arctic Oceanography, Sea Ice and Climate  5. Upper Atmosphere Physics and Chemistry  6. The Weather and Climate of the Arctic  Part II: Life Sciences in the Arctic  7. Marine Biology: Biomass Productivity Distributions and Their Variability in the Barents and Bering Seas  8. Ecology of Arctic Lakes and Rivers  9. Biodiversity of Terrestrial Ecosystems  10. Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Ecosystem Function  11. Arctic Medical Sciencem  12. Physical Anthropology of the Arctic  Part III: Social and political Dimensions of the Arctic  13. Indigenous Peopls, Self-Determination and the Arctic Environment  14. The Social Anthropology of the Arctic  15. Arctic Geopolitics Then and Now  16. The Population of the Circumpolar North  17. The Political Economy of Renewable Resource Management in the Arctic  Part IV: Anthropogenic Impacts on the Arctic Environment: Regional and Global Consequences and Policy Responses  18. Integrated Global Change Impact Assessments  19. Ozone Depletion and UV-B Radiation  20. Local and Transboundary Pollution  21. International Co-Operation in the Arctic Environment  22. Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations and Arctic Environmental Co-Operation  Index

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Mark Nuttall, University of Alberta, Canada, Terry V. Callaghan University of Sheffield, England, UK.