Russian Settlement in the North available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book was originally published in 1965. At the time of publication no nation had greater knowledge of, or interest in, the development and exploitation of the Arctic lands than the Soviet Union. The skills acquired through living in remote and cold regions were being put to use in the Antarctic with considerable success. Dr Armstrong, who also made a long study of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, here follows the Russian advance into the north (beyond the Arctic circle in Europe and latitude 60oN. in Asia) from their first appearance there until 1959. He examines the causes and effects of their settlement and compares the solutions to some of the problems with those made in North America. Dr Armstrong's study was intended not merely for geographers and historians, but also for courses on settlement problems.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Background and Beginnings: 1. The environment; 2. The coming of the Russians; Part II. Settlement Under the Tsars: 3. Consolidation: the numbers of settlers; 4. Consolidation: the character of the settlement; 5. Government policy; 6. Relations with the natives; Part III. Settlement Since 1917: 7. The numbers of settlers; 8. The character of the settlement; 9. Government policy; 10. Relations with the natives; Conclusion; Appendices; Glossary of Russian terms used in the text; References; Index.