Local Knowledge: Living Resources and Natural Assets in Greenland

Local Knowledge: Living Resources and Natural Assets in Greenland

by H. C. Petersen

Hardcover(Bilingual Kalatdlisut-English ed.)

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Available for the first time in English, this collection is of particular significance in a world where global climate change and its impact on communities, flora, and fauna is changing the way we govern our lives. Presented in both contemporary and historical perspectives, Petersen's interviews of residents shed further light on what is referred to as tradi-tional knowledge and regarded by Greenlanders as most pertinent to their own lives. Included here are illustrations and photographs from Petersen's extensive collection. Reliable first hand accounts of these subjects in the arctic, over an extended time span, are rare. Local Knowledge is an invaluable research tool into the causes and effects of 20th century industrialization, and its effects of the land.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982170328
Publisher: International Polar Institute
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Edition description: Bilingual Kalatdlisut-English ed.
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

H.C. PETERSEN is a distinguished researcher and educator currently living in Denmark. His works have been published in over 30 volumes.

Table of Contents

Kalaallit ilisimasaat
Atuarnissaanut ilitsersuut
Piniarnermi ileqqulersuutit
Kalaallit Nunaanni saarullitt
Kalaallli Nunaannituttut
Kalaallit Nunaanni arferit
Kalaallit Nunaanni puisit
Kalaallit Nunaat ataatsimut
Titartakkat * Figures
Local Knowledge
Instructions for the Reader
Customs During the Hunt
Cod in Greenland
Reindeer in Greenland
Whales in Greenland
Seals in Greenland
All of Greenland

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