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Magnetic North Notes from the Arctic Circle

ISBN-10: 0374200130
ISBN-13: 9780374200138
Edition: 2011
Authors: Sara Wheeler
List price: $26.00
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Description: Ten years after her bestselling book on the Antarctic,Terra Incognita, Sara Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to take the measure of what is at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming. Traveling counterclockwise  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Ten years after her bestselling book on the Antarctic,Terra Incognita, Sara Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to take the measure of what is at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming. Traveling counterclockwise through the territories belonging to Russia, Finland, Denmark, Canada, and America, she marks the changes in what once seemed an unchangeable landscape, as mounting pollution concentrated on the poles reveals the illness of the whole organism of the earth. Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, shadowing the endless trans-Alaskan pipeline with a band of rowdy truckers, herding reindeer with the Lapps, and visiting the deceptive lands of the Gulag, Wheeler brings the Arctic's many contradictions to life.The Magnetic North's stunning descriptions and revelatory insights create a masterful portrait of a region growing daily in global importance.

List of Illustrations
Tips About Icebergs
No Cows: The Arctic in Asian Russia
Five Hundred Alaskan Whores: The American Arctic
Rock Talk: The Canadian Arctic
Beautiful Routes to Knowledge: Greenland
Watchdogs and Whales: Svalbard
Four Legs Good: Lapland
Ship of Fools: The Arctic Ocean and its Passages
The Spirit Lives: The Arctic in European Russia
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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