Arctic: Environment, People, Policy

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CRC Press, 21. dets 2000 - 686 pages
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By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions. In response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic it is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers and those developing multidisciplinary projects. Representing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.
 

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Contents

The geological development of the Arctic
3
Claciology
27
Permafrost and hydrology
57
Arctic oceanography sea ice and climate
97
Upper atmosphere physics and chemistry
117
The weather and climate of the Arctic
143
Biomass productivity distributions
163
Ecology of Arctic lakes and rivers
197
Indigenous peoples selfdetermination and the Arctic
377
The social anthropology of the Russian Far North
411
Arctic geopolitics then and now
441
The population of the circumpolar north
459
Ozone depletion and UVB radiation
555
Local and transboundary pollution
575
International cooperation in the Arctic environment
601
Indigenous peoples organisations and Arctic environmental
621

Arctic terrestrial ecosystems and ecosystem function
275
Arctic medical science
315
Physical anthropology of the Arctic
339

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Page 619 - Emphasizing our responsibility to protect and preserve the Arctic environment and recognizing the special relationship of the indigenous peoples and local populations to the Arctic and their unique contribution to the protection of the Arctic Environment; Hereby adopt the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and commit ourselves to take steps towards its implementation and consider its further elaboration. We commit ourselves to a joint Action Plan of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy...

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