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- DescriptionThe Arctic: land of ice and the six-month day; irresistible goal for explorers and adventurers; enduring source of romance and mystery - and w also a poignant and unavoidable indicator of the impact of climate change. As the ice cap shrinks, the geography of the entire Arctic region changes: clear shipping channels replace immovable ice and inaccessible oil resources become available. What will be the long-term consequences of these cataclysmic changes - t only environmental but also social and political? How will the lives of the many individuals who depend upon the natural resources of the Arctic be changed? And how will the global powers who wish to exploit the region's many assets respond? Cold Front is t just ather attempt to predict the outcome of global warming. Instead it offers a clear-sighted and penetrating investigation of the Arctic's pivotal role in international relations, placing the polar region in its historical, political and legal context. The thawing of the ice-cap creates huge opportunities for trade and transport - and therefore also for conflict between the Arctic nations. This important and timely addition to the literature on the region will be essential reading for anyone interested in humanity's effect on the Arctic - or the Arctic's effect on humanity.
- Author BiographyDavid Fairhall was the Guardian's Defence Correspondent throughout much of the 'Cold War' and has written extensively on maritime subjects. His previous books include 'Russia Looks to the Sea' (1971), 'Black Tide Rising: the Wreck of the Amoco Cadiz' (with Philip Jordan, 1980) and 'Common Ground: the Story of Greenham' (I.B.Tauris, 2006).
- Author(s)David Fairhall
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Date of Publication30/10/2010
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note16 bw integrated
- Width134 mm
- Height216 mm
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