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The Peoples of the Arctic

The Peoples of the Arctic

by Kevin Osborn, Daniel P. Moynihan (Other)

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School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-- A book that will entertain and spark readers' imaginations. Osborn shows the historical changes of Arctic peoples and their life, and also gives sufficient detail about the many peoples who have settled the rim of the Arctic Ocean and the nearby cold-weather territories. He includes the landscape, climate, and resources, interspersing these topics with information about the language variants and the names of Arctic objects and phenomena with peoples' adjustments and attitudes in the varying locations from Alaska through Canada, Greenland, and the Siberian Arctic Rim. He deals especially well with the Spirit Culture, and gives a fairly detailed comparison of the modern technological invasion and the traditional way of life. The questions of competition and land-holding are brought up to the present with some information on both Alaskan and Canadian land settlements. The problem of oil exploration and production is not dealt with in detail but is suggested. The impact of technology on the environment, animal life, and resources is also touched on lightly, and the shifts in social life with the advent of new schools and health care are merely suggested. However, the book reads well, and will serve report writers as well as recreational readers. The black-and-white photographs and reproductions are of good quality, and there is a section of full-color photos. --Elizabeth Morrissett, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Peoples of North America Series
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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