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The Arctic gold rush : the new race for tomorrow's natural resources

Author: Roger Howard
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, 2009. ©2009
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On 2 August 2007, a Russian submarine captured world headlines by making a dangerous journey to the bottom of the Arctic seabed and planting a metal, rust-free national flag more than 14,000 feet beneath the North Pole. The aim was to assert Russia's legal sovereignty over a region whose importance had only recently started to become apparent as its melting ice had made, or was expected to make, vast natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Howard, Roger, 1966-
Arctic gold rush.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2009
(DLC) 2010275315
(OCoLC)310402000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Howard
ISBN: 9781441102164 1441102167
OCLC Number: 676695818
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The setting. A looming resource war? ; The Arctic thaw ; The great explorers --
The issues. Who owns the Arctic? ; Black gold ; the Arctic's other resources ; Sea lanes and strategy ; The environmental challenge --
The contestants. Russia and the Arctic ; America's Arctic destiny? ; The Canadians look north ; Some other Arctic claims --
Conclusion : the future of the Arctic.
Responsibility: Roger Howard.

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The Arctic region has undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves that would be profitable for any country that managed to secure control over them. Gold, platinum, copper and other precious metals  Read more...

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"A journalist and author specializing in defense and energy-related issues, Howard describes conflict over resources at the north pole as improving exploration and extraction technology, and Read more...

 
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