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The Resource Northscapes : history, technology, and the making of northern environments, edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Sverker Sörlin

Northscapes : history, technology, and the making of northern environments, edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Sverker Sörlin

Label
Northscapes : history, technology, and the making of northern environments
Title
Northscapes
Title remainder
history, technology, and the making of northern environments
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Sverker Sörlin
Contributor
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The idea of North is a multivalent concept. It is geographical, but more than just Arctic; it is both an imagined space and a place of harsh challenges. These challenges resonate with each other across the northern world, shaping different areas of the North in many similar ways. Distinctive northern environments are created as humans adapt to climatic and geographic conditions while simultaneously adapting the landscapes to their own needs with technologies, trade, and social organization
  • This collection of essays argues that the unique environments of the North have been borne of the relationship between humans and nature. Approaching the topic through the lens of environmental history, the contributors examine a broad range of geographies, including those of Iceland and other islands in the Northern Atlantic, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada, over a time span ranging from CE 800 to 2000. Northscapes is bound together by the intellectual project of investigating the North both as an imagined and mythologized space and as an environment shaped by human technology
  • The North offers a valuable analytical framework that surpasses nation-states and transgresses political and historical borders. This volume develops rich explorations of the entanglements of environmental and technological history in the northern regions of the globe."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
CELBN
Dewey number
909/.09113
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G606
LC item number
.N67 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sörlin, Sverker
  • Jørgensen, Dolly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Technology
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • HISTORY
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Ecology
  • Historiography
  • Human ecology
  • Technology
  • Arctic Regions
Label
Northscapes : history, technology, and the making of northern environments, edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Sverker Sörlin
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A cruel climate without any kind of art": European natural history and the northern nature of the other Pacific, 1740-1840 / Ryan Tucker Jones -- How fossils gave the first hints of climate change: the explorer A.E. Nordenskiöld's passion for fossils and northern environmental history / Seija A. Niemi -- Technological heroes: images of the arctic in the age of polar aviation / Marionne Cronin -- Mounds, middens, and social landscapes: Viking-Norse settlement of the North Atlantic, c. AD 850-1250 / Jane Harrison -- In search of instructive models: the Russian state at a crossroads to conquering the north / Julia Lajus -- Traversal technology transfer: the transfer of agricultural knowledge between peripheries in the north / Jan Kunnas -- The sheep, the market, and the soil: environmental destruction in the Icelandic Highlands, 1880-1910 / Anna Gudrún Thórhallsdóttir, Árni Daniel Júlíusson, and Helga Ögmundardóttir -- More things on heaven and earth: modernism and reindeer in Chukotka and Alaska / Bathsheba Demuth -- A touch of frost: gender, class, technology, and the urban environment in an industrializing Nordic City / Simo Laakkonen -- North takes place in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada / Lisa Cooke -- Iceland and the north: an idea of belonging and being apart / Unnur Birna Karlsdóttir -- The networked north: thinking about the past, present, and future of environmental histories of the north / Finn Arne Jorgensen
Control code
865475259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774825740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865475259
Label
Northscapes : history, technology, and the making of northern environments, edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Sverker Sörlin
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A cruel climate without any kind of art": European natural history and the northern nature of the other Pacific, 1740-1840 / Ryan Tucker Jones -- How fossils gave the first hints of climate change: the explorer A.E. Nordenskiöld's passion for fossils and northern environmental history / Seija A. Niemi -- Technological heroes: images of the arctic in the age of polar aviation / Marionne Cronin -- Mounds, middens, and social landscapes: Viking-Norse settlement of the North Atlantic, c. AD 850-1250 / Jane Harrison -- In search of instructive models: the Russian state at a crossroads to conquering the north / Julia Lajus -- Traversal technology transfer: the transfer of agricultural knowledge between peripheries in the north / Jan Kunnas -- The sheep, the market, and the soil: environmental destruction in the Icelandic Highlands, 1880-1910 / Anna Gudrún Thórhallsdóttir, Árni Daniel Júlíusson, and Helga Ögmundardóttir -- More things on heaven and earth: modernism and reindeer in Chukotka and Alaska / Bathsheba Demuth -- A touch of frost: gender, class, technology, and the urban environment in an industrializing Nordic City / Simo Laakkonen -- North takes place in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada / Lisa Cooke -- Iceland and the north: an idea of belonging and being apart / Unnur Birna Karlsdóttir -- The networked north: thinking about the past, present, and future of environmental histories of the north / Finn Arne Jorgensen
Control code
865475259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774825740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865475259

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