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Floating Coast - An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Hardcover) Loot Price: R434
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Floating Coast - An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Hardcover): Bathsheba Demuth

Floating Coast - An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Hardcover)

Bathsheba Demuth

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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.

General

Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Bathsheba Demuth
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-63516-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Earth & environment > Geography
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Historical geography
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
LSN: 0-393-63516-3
Barcode: 9780393635164

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