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Science, geopolitics and culture in the Polar Region : Norden beyond borders

Author: Sverker Sörlin
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013.
Series: Nordic experience (Ashgate (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists in Norway and Sweden, as well as Danish geoscientists and ice core scientists in Greenland, made important contributions to polar field science. It is in the polar regions, especially in the Arctic, where Norden has a strong presence and a geopolitical significance that punches far above its weight in terms of population, geographical size, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Science, geopolitics and culture in the Polar Region.
Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013
(DLC) 2012049677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sverker Sörlin
ISBN: 9781472409706 1472409701 1472409698 9781472409690 147240971X 9781472409713
OCLC Number: 855504804
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 443 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Contributors; Series Preface; Series Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Polar Extensions --
Nordic States and their Polar Strategies; Part I Bipolar Extensions: The Geopolitics of Nordic Presence in the Arctic and Antarctica; 2 Ice Diplomacy and Climate Change: Hans Ahlmann and the Quest for a Nordic Region beyond Borders; 3 Nordic or National? Post-war Visions of Polar Conflict and Cooperation; 4 'But Why Do You Go There?' Norway and South Africa in the Antarctic during the 1950s; Part II Eastward Extensions: Russia and the Nordic Nations. 5 Field Stations on the Coast of the Arctic Ocean in the European Part of Russia from the First to Second IPY6 Science In-between: Norway, the European Arctic and the Soviet Union; 7 Linking People through Fish: Science and Barents Sea Fish Resources in the Context of Russian-Scandinavian Relations; 8 Science and Industry in Northern Russia from a Nordic Perspective; Part III Westward Extensions: Greenland and the Ambiguities of Sovereignty; 9 Discourses of Indigeneity: Branding Greenland in the Age of Self-Government and Climate Change. 10 The Arctic Gaze: Redefining the Boundaries of the Nordic RegionPart IV Cultural Extensions: Ideas and Institutions; 11 Displaying the Polar Nation: Nordic Museum Exhibits and Polar Ambitions; 12 Heritage in Action: Historical Remains in Polar Conflicts; 13 The Nordic Nations in Polar Science: Expeditions, International Polar Years and their Geopolitical Dimensions; 14 The Nordic Arctic Periphery: Fragments from Fieldwork; Index.
Series Title: Nordic experience (Ashgate (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Sverker Sörlin.

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