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The Resource Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait, Bathsheba Demuth

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

Label
Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait
Title
Floating coast
Title remainder
an environmental history of the Bering Strait
Statement of responsibility
Bathsheba Demuth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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Demuth, Bathsheba
Dewey number
508.311/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE160.A68
LC item number
D46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human ecology
  • Natural resources
  • Capitalism
  • Communism
  • Arctic regions
  • Bering Strait
Target audience
adult
Label
Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait, Bathsheba Demuth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780393635164
Lccn
2019007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029360840
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
wwnorton.com9780393635171
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1091237096
  • (OCoLC)1091237096
Label
Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait, Bathsheba Demuth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages
Isbn
9780393635164
Lccn
2019007096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029360840
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
wwnorton.com9780393635171
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1091237096
  • (OCoLC)1091237096

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