The Resource At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions, Kieran Mulvaney

At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions, Kieran Mulvaney

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At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions
Title
At the ends of the earth
Title remainder
a history of the polar regions
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Mulvaney
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For thousands of years, the polar regions have been a source of intrigue and fascination; even today-despite having been thoroughly mapped and explored, despite being home to permanent human settlements and scientific stations-they remain places of mystery. Remote, cold, barren, and inhospitable, they nonetheless exert an undeniable hold on the human imagination. At the ends of the earth is a natural and human history of the two polar regions. In vivid and engaging prose, author Kieran Mulvaney presents the fascinating story of human interactions with the Arctic and Antarctic from prehistory through centuries of European exploration to more recent issues involving Cold War politics, oil and gas drilling, tourism, and global warming. Beginning with the earliest myths and legends of undiscovered lands far to the north and south, Mulvaney offers an in-depth look at these two regions that are so similar yet so distinct. His compelling narrative brings to life the Arctic and Antarctic landscapes as well as the people who have explored, lived in, and exploited them. Stories of native Arctic peoples and the changes brought by the arrival of Europeans are contrasted with equally striking stories of Antarctic exploration and high-stakes battles over whether that vast continent should be exploited or protected. Throughout, the author highlights both the direct and indirect impacts of human activity on polar landscapes, considering the ways in which these fragile and pristine environments represent a kind of miner's canary alerting us to the potentially irreparable changes we are wreaking on our global environment. At the ends of the earth offers a unique look at an intriguing facet of world history and provides an important context for understanding both successful and failed polar expeditions, as well as the motivations behind them
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulvaney, Kieran
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G580
LC item number
.M85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polar regions
  • Régions polaires
  • Polar regions
  • Polargebiete
  • Geschichte
Label
At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions, Kieran Mulvaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267) 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
  • 63
  • Chapter 4
  • So Remorseless a Havoc
  • 89
  • Chapter 5
  • The Last Wilderness
  • 117
  • Chapter 6
  • Crude Awakening
  • 161
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • The Ends of the Earth
  • 199
  • Poles Apart
  • 9
  • Chapter 2
  • Hunting ther Bowhead
  • 27
  • Chapter 3
  • Terra Incognita
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781559639088
Lccn
2001001599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46474075
  • (OCoLC)ocm46474075
Label
At the ends of the earth : a history of the polar regions, Kieran Mulvaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267) 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
  • 63
  • Chapter 4
  • So Remorseless a Havoc
  • 89
  • Chapter 5
  • The Last Wilderness
  • 117
  • Chapter 6
  • Crude Awakening
  • 161
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • The Ends of the Earth
  • 199
  • Poles Apart
  • 9
  • Chapter 2
  • Hunting ther Bowhead
  • 27
  • Chapter 3
  • Terra Incognita
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781559639088
Lccn
2001001599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46474075
  • (OCoLC)ocm46474075

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