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The Arctic
Environment, People, Policy

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




Introduction, Mark Nuttall and Terry V. Callaghan

Part I: The Physical Structure and Processes of the Arctic

1. The Geological Development of the Arctic, Maurits Lindström

2. Glaciology, Martin J. Siegert and Julain A. Dowdeswell

3. Permafrost and Hydrology, Ming-Koo Woo

4. Arctic Oceanography, Sea Ice and Climate, Norman Davis

5. Upper Atmosphere Physics and Chemistry, Sheila Kirkwood

6. The Weather and Climate of the Arctic, Gunter Weller

Part II: Life Sciences in the Arctic

7. Marine Biology: Biomass Productivity Distributions and Their Variability in the Barents and Bering Seas, Egil Sakshaug and John Walsh

8. Ecology of Arctic Lakes and Rivers, Warwick F. Vincent and John E. Hobbie

9. Biodiversity of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Nadya Mateyeva and Yuri Chernov

10. Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Ecosystem Function, Sven Jonasson, Terry V. Callaghan, Gaius R. Shaver and Lena A. Nielsen

11. Arctic Medical Science, Bent Harvald and the late Jens Peder Hart Hansen

12. Physical Anthropology of the Arctic, G. Richard Scott, Scott Legge, Robert W. Lane, Susan L. Steen and Steven R. Street

Part III: Social and political Dimensions of the Arctic

13. Indigenous Peopls, Self-Determination and the Arctic Environment, Mark Nuttall

14. The Social Anthropology of the Arctic, Peter P. Schweitzer

15. Arctic Geopolitics Then and Now, Sanjay Chaturvedi

16. The Population of the Circumpolar North, Gunnar Knapp

17. The Political Economy of Renewable Resource Management in the Arctic, Richard A. Caulfield

Part IV: Anthropogenic Impacts on the Arctic Environment: Regional and Global Consequences and Policy Responses

18. Integrated Global Change Impact Assessments, Manfred A. Lange

19. Ozone Depletion and UV-B Radiation, Edward De Fabo and Lars Olof Björn

20. Local and Transboundary Pollution, Lars Otto Reiersen

21. International Co-Operation in the Arctic Environment, Clive Archer and David Scrivener

22. Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations and Arctic Environmental Co-Operation, Mark Nuttall


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