Field Notes From A World On The Edge
On Sale: January 7, 2015
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Non-Fiction Political | Non-Fiction
In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look
dramatically different than it does today. As polar ice
retreats and animals and plants migrate northward, the
arctic landscape is morphing into something new and very
different from what it once was. While these changes may
seem remote, they will have a profound impact on a host
of global issues, from international politics to animal
migrations. In Future Arctic, journalist and explorer
Edward Struzik offers a clear-eyed look at the rapidly
shifting dynamics in the Arctic region, a harbinger of
changes that will reverberate throughout our entire
Future Arctic reveals the inside story of how politics
and climate change are altering the polar world in a way
that will have profound effects on economics, culture,
and the environment as we know it. Struzik takes readers
up mountains and cliffs, and along for the ride on
snowmobiles and helicopters, sailboats and icebreakers.
His travel companions, from wildlife scientists to
military strategists to indigenous peoples, share diverse
insights into the science, culture and geopolitical
tensions of this captivating place. With their help,
Struzik begins piecing together an environmental puzzle:
How might the land’s most iconic species—caribou, polar
bears, narwhal—survive? Where will migrating birds flock
to? How will ocean currents shift? And what fundamental
changes will oil and gas exploration have on economies
and ecosystems? How will vast unclaimed regions of the
Arctic be divided?
A unique combination of extensive on-the-ground research,
compelling storytelling, and policy analysis, Future
Arctic offers a new look at the changes occurring in this
remote, mysterious region and their far-reaching effects.
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