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A fabulous kingdom : the exploration of the Arctic / Charles Officer, Jake Page.

By: Officer, Charles B.
Contributor(s): Page, Jake.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012Edition: 2nd ed.Description: x, 220 p. : ill., facsim., maps, plan, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199837809 (pbk.); 0199837805 (pbk.).Subject(s): Scientific expeditions -- Arctic regions -- History | Explorers -- Arctic regions -- History | Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- HistoryDDC classification: Other classification: NAT010000 | HIS051000
Contents:
Introduction : The nature of the place -- pt. 1. Ultima Thule. Sea lungs, godly commerce, and projections ; Frizadores for Cathay, and polar bears ; Fool's gold, hooch, and mutiny -- pt. 2. The myth of the open Polar Sea. Connubial fidelity and The vicar of Wakefield ; Open seas and closed minds ; Anything is good that don't poison you -- pt. 3. Racing for the Pole. Three faces of ambition ; Amateurs, pros, and cons ; From polar larks to canary watching -- pt. 4. Climate change and a whole new Arctic. The deicing of the North ; Animals : changing the guard ; Who owns the Arctic? ; The Greenland example.
Summary: "The second edition of A Fabulous Kingdom will explain the history of the arctic and describe the current scientific and environmental issues that threaten this fascinating region"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-208) and index.

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