The Resource The magnetic north : notes from the Arctic circle, Sara Wheeler

The magnetic north : notes from the Arctic circle, Sara Wheeler

Label
The magnetic north : notes from the Arctic circle
Title
The magnetic north
Title remainder
notes from the Arctic circle
Statement of responsibility
Sara Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the best investigative travel writers do, Wheeler explores the past (most passionately the life of Norwegian explorer and Nobel laureate Fridtjof Nansen) and the present in a riveting, many-faceted chronicle. Wheeler describes her challenging Lapland sojourn (with her baby son) among endangered reindeer herders and reports grim facts about the Russian Arctic's radioactive contamination. In Arctic Alaska, she rides with a woman trucker on the only highway to the Arctic Ocean and explains the damage done to an Arctic Serengeti teeming with wildlife by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Wheeler visits scientists in Greenland, takes an Arctic cruise with her older son, and documents with verve and ire tragically miscarried cultural assimilation and racial marginalization, reckless development, and catastrophic pollution, which will all grow worse as the "big melt" accelerates and the Arctic becomes a hotly contested energy frontier
Title
The magnetic north
Creator
Summary
Ten years after her bestselling book on the Antarctic, "Terra Incognita," Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to take the measure of what is at once the most pristine place on Earth and the locus of global warming
Subject
Genre
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381069
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.911/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
G635.W47
LC item number
A32 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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notes from the Arctic circle
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notes from the Arctic circle
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Sara Wheeler
Label
The magnetic north : notes from the Arctic circle, Sara Wheeler
Publication
Note
"Originally published, in slightly different form, in 2009 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-302) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tips about icebergs -- No cows: the Arctic in Asian Russia -- Five hundred Alaskan whores: the American Arctic -- Rock talk: the Canadian Arctic -- Beautiful routes to knowledge: Greenland -- Watchdogs and whales: Svalbard -- Four legs good: Lapland -- Ship of fools: the Arctic Ocean and its passages -- The spirit lives: the Arctic in European Russia
Control code
18869429
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 315 pages
Isbn
9780374200138
Lccn
2010014576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs
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18869429
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn606405526
  • (OCoLC)606405526

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