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Encyclopedia of the Arctic


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Alutiit Roald Amundsen Anchorage Animals in the world-views of indigenous peoples Arctic: definitions and boundaries Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy Arkhangel'sk Aurora Bear ceremonialism Vitus Bering Beringia Bioconcentration Bowhead (Greenland right) whale Bureau of Indian Affairs Caribou hunting Chukchi Sea Chukotskiy Autonomous Area Climate change Cod Wars Committee for Original Peoples' Entitlement (COPE) Denbigh Flint Culture Eirik the Red Eskimo-Aleut languages Food use of wild species Food Webs, Marine Fur trade Geological history of the Arctic Geopolitics of the Arctic Glacial geomorphology Grand Council of the Cree Gwich'in Settlement Area Hudson's Bay Company Ice caps Ice jams Ice shelves Iceland Indigenous knowledge Inuit Inuvialuit Kola Peninsula Local and transboundary pollution Masks Militarization of the Arctic in Russia Fridtjof Nansen Narwhal National Parks and protected areas: Canada Nunavut Final Agreement Oil exploration Pancake ice Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) Puffin Ribbon seal Saami Self-government Sustainable development Taiga Whaling, subsistence


'This is the most comprehensive reference tool focusing on the Arctic to be published since the 16-volume Encyclopedia Arctica... This important resource is one of the most thorough... Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.' - Library Journal
'To say this three-volume set is one of a kind would be an understatement... Everything you ever wanted to know about the Arctic... I commend the contributors, editor, and the publisher for publishing a massive product that will have many years of application...a perfect source for virtually all libraries... Arctic historians and scholars will find this book an absolute necessity.' - The Polar Times

'Offers unique coverage of an important area of the world... The treatment is thorough and topics are explored from a variety of perspectives... The articles are scholarly and academic but will engage the interested lay reader... Students and researchers will be hard pressed to find a more thorough and comprehensive reference work on this region... There is nothing else quite like it... A definite purchase for both academic and larger public libraries.' - Against the Grain

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