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Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait / Bathsheba Demuth.

Demuth, Bathsheba, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 508.3113 DEM (Text) 36626104073010 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 508.3113 DEM (Text) 78551000542980 Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 508.311 DEMUTH (Text) 30403002373801 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393635164
  • ISBN: 0393635163
  • Physical Description: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The migration north -- Whale country -- Whale fall -- The floating coast -- The waking ice -- The moving tundra -- The climate of change -- The unquiet earth -- Elements of redemption -- Caloric values -- Species of enlightenment -- Epilogue : The transformation of matter.
Summary, etc.:
"A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between humans and the natural world where two great economic ideologies converge. Along the Bering Strait, through the territories of the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia, Bathsheba Demuth explores an ecosystem that has long sustained human beings. Yet when Americans and Europeans arrived with self-serving ideas of human progress, the Chukchi and Seward Peninsulas and surrounding waters became the site of an historical experiment. Here, the great modern ideologies of production and consumption, capitalism and communism, were subject to the pressures of arctic scarcity. Whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil: through these resources Demuth draws a vivid portrait of the sweeping effects of turning ecological wealth into economic growth and state power over the past century and a half. More urgent in a warming climate, and as we seek new economic ideas for a postindustrial age, Floating Coast delivers necessary warnings and poses provocative questions about human desires and needs in relation to environmental sustainability"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Human ecology > Arctic regions > History.
Natural resources > Arctic regions > History.
Capitalism > Environmental aspects > Arctic regions > History.
Communism > Environmental aspects > Arctic regions > History.
Arctic regions > Environmental conditions > History.
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