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The Arctic: A Very Short Introduction

Klaus Dodds and Jamie Woodward

November 2021

ISBN: 9780198819288

192 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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The Arctic is a complex space. This book considers the competing elements surrounding the region, from geopolitical claims on its rich resources to environmental concerns over the effects of climate change and shrinking sea ice. It examines the impact of ongoing cultural, physical, and economic changes, and considers the future of the Arctic.

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The Arctic is a complex space. This book considers the competing elements surrounding the region, from geopolitical claims on its rich resources to environmental concerns over the effects of climate change and shrinking sea ice. It examines the impact of ongoing cultural, physical, and economic changes, and considers the future of the Arctic.

  • Offers a contemporary geopolitical and cultural commentary of the Arctic
  • Discusses the physical geography of the region, and current and future environmental concerns
  • Brings together the various competing elements surrounding the Arctic to offer a rich discussion of the current issues for the region
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway University of London, and Jamie Woodward, Professor of Physical Geography, The University of Manchester

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway University of London and Fellow of the Academic of Social Sciences. He is a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society and a UK representative of the International Arctic Science Committee's Social and Human Working Group. He has travelled extensively around the Arctic and co-authored The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know, (with Mark Nuttall, OUP, 2019), as well as authoring The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction, (OUP, 2012), and Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction, (OUP, 2019, third edition). Between 2017-2020, he held a Major Research Fellowship (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) on the 'Global Arctic'.

Jamie Woodward is Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the British Society for Geomorphology. His research explores how landscapes and people are impacted by environmental change from the Pleistocene ice age to the present day. He is the author of The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction, (OUP, 2014) and was a trustee of the Royal Geographical Society (2017-2020).

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: The Arctic world
    Chapter 2: The physical environment
    Chapter 3: Arctic ecosystems
    Chapter 4: Peoples of the Arctic
    Chapter 5: Exploration and exploitation
    Chapter 6: Arctic governance
    Chapter 7: The Arctic carbon vault
    Chapter 8: Arctic futures