Encyclopedia of the Arctic, 3 Volumes. / Edition 3

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With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps.

This Encyclopedia is not only an up-to-date interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.

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'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

Library Journal
This is the most comprehensive reference tool focusing on the Arctic to be published since the 16-volume Encyclopedia Arctica (1950), edited by Arctic explorer and scholar Vihjalmur Stefansson. Nuttall, a well-known Arctic researcher at the University of Alberta, has lived and worked in Greenland, Alaska, and Canada and is the author of a number of books about the Arctic. With the assistance of a board of advisers consisting of 21 internationally known Arctic specialists, he has put together a multidisciplinary work that covers indigenous peoples, explorers, scientists, history, environment, climate, plants and animals, geography, current research concerns, and more. The 1200 alphabetically arranged entries, all written by experts from 20 countries (a number of them native to the Arctic), range in length from 500 to 5000 words. A comprehensive index adds yet another level of access, and a 22-page list of contributors gives the reader some information about the qualifications of each. Bottom Line Many other Arctic and polar reference books are currently available, e.g., David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth's Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia, but this important resource is one of the most thorough. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. [The introductory price of $375 is valid until 12/31/04.-Ed.]-Betty Galbraith, Owen Science & Engineering Lib., Washington State Univ., Pullman Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579584368
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: 3 Volume Set
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 2380
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 5.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Entries A-Z ix
Thematic List of Entries xxiii
Foreword xxxvii
Preface xxxix
Map of Arctic Populations xliii
Map of Arctic Indigenous Peoples xliv
Entries A-Z 1
List of Contributors 2227
Index 2247
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    All about the artic

    Very detailed, over 2,500 pages!
    Describes very detailed info about the wild life, habitat, climate, and a LOT more.

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