Arctic

Environment, People, Policy

Author: Mark Nuttall,Terry Callaghan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058230874

Category: Science

Page: 686

View: 5177

DOWNLOAD NOW »

By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions. In response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic it is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers and those developing multidisciplinary projects. Representing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.
Release

The Arctic

Environment, People, Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367355876

Category:

Page: 708

View: 3943

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Originally published in 2000, The Arctic provides a comprehensive overview of the regions rapidly changing physical and human dimensions and demonstrates the importance of communication between natural scientists, social scientists, and local stakeholders in response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic. It is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers, particularly those developing multidisciplinary projects. It provides an overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialist. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical party of the globe.
Release

Climate Governance in the Arctic

Author: Timo Koivurova,E. Carina H. Keskitalo,Nigel Bankes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402095429

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 8694

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Climate change is affecting the Arctic environment and ecosystems at an accelerating speed, twice the rate of the global average. This is opening the Arctic to transportation and resource development and creating serious challenges for local communities and indigenous peoples. Climate Governance in the Arctic considers two aspects of climate change from an institutional perspective. It focuses on how relevant regimes, institutions and governance systems support mitigation of climate change. It also examines the extent to which the varying governance arrangements in the Arctic support adaptation and the development of adaptation processes for the region. The book’s focus on Arctic governance offers unique insights within climate change mitigation and adaptation research.
Release

Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment

Author: Jon Børre Ørbaek,Roland Kallenborn,Ingunn Tombre,Else N. Hegseth,Stig Falk-Petersen,Alf H. Hoel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540485147

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 1977

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This uniquely multidisciplinary book presents the various aspects of contemporary environmental changes in Arctic and Alpine Regions.
Release

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment - Scientific Report

Author: ACIA - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521865093

Category: Science

Page: 1042

View: 7710

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was prepared by an international team of over 300 scientists, experts, and knowledgeable members of indigenous communities, and is the most comprehensive volume on Arctic climate change available. Illustrated in full color throughout.
Release

Autonomy

Beyond Kant and Hermeneutics

Author: Paula Banerjee,Samir Kumar Das

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313304

Category: Autonomy (Philosophy)

Page: 296

View: 8204

DOWNLOAD NOW »

In the first decade of the twenty-first century autonomy has become one of the major concerns of our social and political existence. The right to autonomous life is now a political, cultural and social call of both the individual and group. The present volume is a critical attempt to understand autonomy from both historical and analytical perspectives. Autonomy, in this collective reading, emerges as deeply rooted in social practices and contentious politics.
Release

Changing climates in North American politics

institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance

Author: Henrik Selin,Stacy D. VanDeveer

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262012997

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 4014

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Analysis of climate change policy innovations across North America at transnational, federal, state, and local levels, involving public, private, and civic actors.
Release

Cows, kin, and globalization

an ethnography of sustainability

Author: Susan Alexandra Crate

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780759107403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 771

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Crate presents the first cultural ecological study of a Siberian people the Viliui Sakha, describing the local and global forces of modernization that continue to challenge their survival, and will be of interest to environmental and economic anthropologists, as well as to practitioners interested in sustainable rural development, globalization, indigenous rights in Eurasia, and post-Soviet Russia.
Release

Polar Lakes and Rivers

Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Author: Warwick F. Vincent,Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199213887

Category: Nature

Page: 327

View: 8417

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book provides an overview of the ecology of high latitude lakes, rivers and glacial environments in both the North and South polar regions. It describes each ecosystem type, the remarkable aquatic life that thrives in these extreme habitats, and the similarities and differences between Arctic and Antarctic waters.
Release