The Canadian North: Issues and Challenges

The Canadian North: Issues and Challenges

by Robert M. Bone

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The Canadian North: Issues and Challenges by Robert M. Bone


Now in its fifth edition, The Canadian North continues to balance in-depth coverage of the history and geography of the North with current debates on the issues and challenges shaping the region today. Using a straightforward, accessible approach, Robert Bone traces the profound social, cultural, environmental, economic, and political changes occurring in northern Canada--including the effects of resource extraction, the impacts of climate change, and the advancements being made by the Aboriginal peoples who call this region home. Updated throughout to reflect recent developments, this insightful exploration of the Canadian North will help students fully appreciate the many challenges--as well as the potential opportunities--facing this fascinating region and its peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199019410
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Bone, Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Vignettes
Preface
1. Northern Perceptions
2. The Physical Base
3. The Historical Background
4. Population Size and Its Geographical Expression
5. Resource Development, Megaprojects, and Northern Benefits
6. Environmental Impact of Resource Projects
7. Aboriginal Economy and Society
8. Geopolitics, Climate Warming, and the Arctic Ocean
9. Looking to the Future
Appendix I: The Method of Calculating Nordicity
Appendix II: Population by Northern Census Divisions
Appendix III: Demographic Tables (NEW)
Appendix IV: Aboriginal Population by Census Divisions (NEW)
Glossary
Index

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