The polar regions : an environmental history.
Malden, US : Polity,
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Lands of Darkness and Light. 1. Myth and History: The Polar Regions up to 1800. 2. Scarcity and Abundance: Marine Exploitation. 3. Nature Conquered, Nature Unconquered: Polar Exploration. 4. Dreams and Realities: Economic Development. 5. War and Peace: The Cold War. 6. Exploitation and Preservation: Environmental Conflict. Conclusion: Geographies of Despair and Hope.
"Adrian Howkins argues that the environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica share much in common and have often been closely connected. This book also argues that the Polar Regions are strongly linked to the rest of the world, both through physical processes and through intellectual and political themes"--.