Download e-book for kindle: Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History by Stephen Bocking,Brad Martin,Tina Adcock,Emelie Cameron,Hans

By Stephen Bocking,Brad Martin,Tina Adcock,Emelie Cameron,Hans M. Carlson,Marionne Cronin,Matthew Farish,Arn Keeling,P. Whitney Lackenbauer,Tina Loo,Paul Nadasdy,Jonathan Peyton,Liza Piper,John Sandlos,Andrew Stuhl

Northern Canada’s specific landscapes, its advanced social kinfolk and the contested position of the North in modern political, army, medical and financial affairs have fueled contemporary scholarly dialogue. whilst, either the media and the broader public have proven expanding curiosity within the sector. This well timed quantity extends our knowing of the environmental heritage of northern Canada - clarifying either its perform and promise, and offering severe views on present public debates.

Ice Blink presents possibilities to think about severe concerns in different disciplines and geographic contexts. individuals additionally study no matter if designated methods to environmental heritage are required while learning the Canadian North, and think about quite a number broader questions. What, if something, units the research of environmental heritage particularly areas except its learn somewhere else? Do environmental historians require regionally-specific study practices? How can learn tools borrowed from disciplines within the sciences and social sciences improve the sector of environmental background? How can the historical past of areas be positioned so much successfully inside transnational and circumpolar contexts? How proper are historic techniques to modern environmental issues?

Scholars from universities in Canada, the USA and Britain, in addition to govt researchers and northern citizens, give a contribution to this exam of the relevance of ancient learn for modern arctic and sub-arctic matters, specially environmental demanding situations, protection and sovereignty, indigenous politics and where of technological know-how in northern affairs. by means of asking such questions, the amount bargains classes in regards to the common perform of environmental historical past and engages a global physique of scholarship that addresses the worth of local and interdisciplinary methods. Crucially, despite the fact that, it makes a particular contribution to the sector of Canadian environmental background through deciding on new parts of study and exploring how foreign scholarly advancements may possibly play out within the Canadian context.

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