Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast [NOOK Book]

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Maine to Greenland is a testament to one of the world's great geographic regions: the Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast’s Atlantic corridor and its fascinating history, habitat, and culture. The authors’ powerful personal essays and Richard’s stunning photography transport readers to this vibrant region, joining Smithsonian archaeological expeditions and trekking in vast and amazing terrain. Following Fitzhugh and Richard’s ...
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Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast

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Overview

Maine to Greenland is a testament to one of the world's great geographic regions: the Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast’s Atlantic corridor and its fascinating history, habitat, and culture. The authors’ powerful personal essays and Richard’s stunning photography transport readers to this vibrant region, joining Smithsonian archaeological expeditions and trekking in vast and amazing terrain. Following Fitzhugh and Richard’s travels north—from Maine to the Canadian Maritimes, Newfoundland and northern Quebec, then to Labrador, Baffin and Ellesmere islands, and Greenland—we view incredible landscapes, uncover human history, and meet luminous personalities along the way.
 
Fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs, Maine to Greenland is the first in-depth treatment of the Northeast Atlantic corridor and essential for armchair travelers, locals, tourists, or anyone who has journeyed there. Today green technology, climate change, and the opening of the Arctic Ocean have transformed the Maritime Far Northeast from an icy frontier into a global resource zone and an increasingly integrated international crossroads. In our rapidly converging world, we have much to learn from the Maritime Far Northeast and how its variety of cultures have adapted to rather than changed their environments during the past ten thousand years. Maine to Greenland is not only a complete account of the region’s unique culture and environment, but also a timely reminder that amidst the very real consequences of climate change, the inhabitants of the Maritime Far Northeast can show us grounded and sustainable ways of living.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588343796
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 214 MB
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Meet the Author

WILLIAM W. FITZHUGH is the director of the Arctic Studies Center and curator in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Fitzhugh has conducted archaeology from Maine to Greenland and is currently excavating Basque and Inuit sites in Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. WILFRED E. RICHARD is a geographer with a concentration in environmental studies, photographer, and Registered Maine Guide. Richard is a research collaborator with the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center, a research fellow at the Uummannaq Polar Institute in Greenland, and serves on the board of the Maine chapter of the International Appalachian Trail.

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Table of Contents

Preface by William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard
CHAPTER 1. EXPLORING THE MARITIME FAR NORTHEAST
Polar Explorers: Peary and MacMillan by Susan A. Kaplan
CHAPTER 2. CLIMATE CHALLENGE AND HUMAN ADAPTATION
Transit of the Petermann Ice Island by Wilfred E. Richard
Coastal Ecological Dynamics of the Northwest Atlantic by Walter Adey
CHAPTER 3. MAINE –THE SOUTHERN ANCHOR
CHAPTER 4. THE CANADIAN MARITIME PROVINCES
The International Appalachian Trail by Wilfred E. Richard
Seal Hunting Controversy
L’Anse aux Meadows Norse Site
CHAPTER 5. QUEBEC’S LOWER NORTH SHORE – GATEWAY TO NORTH AMERICA
Rev. Robert Bryan: The Quebec-Labrador Foundation
Voyaging to Quebec by Wilfred E. Richard
CHAPTER 6. LABRADOR – SETTLERS, MORAVIANS, AND INUIT
Exploring the Torngat Coast by Wilfred E. Richard
CHAPTER 7. NUNAVUT – INUIT, WHALERS, AND EXPLORERS
Adventures on the Floe Edge Around Bylot Island by Wilfred E. Richard
Auyuittuq National Park by Wilfred E. Richard
Quttiniroaaq National Park by Wilfred E. Richard
CHAPTER 8. GREENLAND – SOUTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
CHAPTER 9. GREENLAND – NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
From Ilulissat (Jakobshaun), Greenland to Owl’s Head, Maine by Wilfred E. Richard
JOURNEY’S END
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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