Floating coast : an environmental history of the Bering Strait
- Bathsheba Demuth.
- First edition.
- New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xiv, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Demuth, Bathsheba, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Prologue: The migration north
- Whale country
- Whale fall
- The floating coast
- The waking ice
- The moving tundra
- The climate of change
- The unquiet earth
- Elements of redemption
- Caloric values
- Species of enlightenment
- Epilogue: The transformation of matter.
Along the Bering Strait, through the territories of the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia, Bathsheba Demuth explores an ecosystem that has long sustained human beings. Yet when Americans and Europeans arrived, the area became the site of an experiment and the modern ideologies of production and consumption, capitalism and communism were subject to the pressures of arctic scarcity. Demuth draws a vivid portrait of the sweeping effects of turning ecological wealth into economic growth and state power over the past century and a half. More urgent in a warming climate and as we seek new economic ideas for a post-industrial age, Floating Coast delivers warnings and poses provocative questions about human desires and needs in relation to environmental sustainability.
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- Arctic regions > Environmental conditions > History.
- Bering Strait > Environmental conditions > History.
- Human ecology > Arctic regions > History.
- Natural resources > Arctic regions > History.
- Capitalism > Environmental aspects > Arctic regions > History.
- Communism > Environmental aspects > Arctic regions > History.
- Capitalism > Environmental aspects.
- Human ecology.
- Natural resources.
- Arctic Regions.
- Publication date
- Copyright date
- 9780393635164 hardcover
- 0393635163 hardcover
- 9780393635171 (electronic bk.)
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