♥ Book Title : The Ice at the End of the World
☯ Full Synopsis : "Greenland: a remote, mysterious, ice-covered rock with a population of just 56,000, has evolved from one of earth’s last physical frontiers to its largest scientific laboratory. Locked within that vast ‘white desert’ are some of our planet’s most profound secrets. As the Arctic climate warms, and Greenland’s ice melts at an accelerating rate, the island is evolving into an economic and climatological hub, on which the future of the world turns. Journalist and historian Jon Gertner reconstructs in vivid, thrilling detail the heroic efforts of the scientists and explorers who have visited Greenland over the past 150 years – on skis, sleds, and now with planes and satellites, utilising every tool available to uncover the pressing secrets revealed by the ice before, thanks to climate change, it’s too late. This is a story of epic adventures, populated by a colourful cast of scientists racing to get a handle on what will become of Greenland’s ice and, ultimately, the world."Article| Jon Gertner| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Greenland - The End of the World
☯ Full Synopsis : "Do tupilaks really harbor supernatural powers? Is there more than one way to spell 'Ittoqqoortoormiit'? And just why is sleeping in a tent in this icy, rainy land better than a beachfront hotel in Waikiki? These questions are only the tip of the iceberg of mysteries and surprises Damjan Koncnik uncovers over three expeditions to this island 'way up there.' Chock full of history, humor and hardship, these tales of an everyday man's adventures in the Far North will stoke the imaginative fires of avid travelers and armchair explorers alike."Article| Damjan Koncnik| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Maine to Greenland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Two Smithsonian archaeological researchers draw on decades of regional exploration to present a sumptuous tribute to the Maritime Far Northeast, combining personal essays on its history, habitat and culture with striking photography."Article| William W. Fitzhugh| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greenland & the Arctic
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lonely Planet country guides offer down to earth accurate information for every budget.- The complete, practical country guide for independent travellers- Detailed Getting Started and Itineraries chapters for effortless planning- Inspirational full-colour Highlights sections showcase the country's must-see sights- Easy-to-use grid-referenced maps with cross references to the text- Insightful new History, Culture, Food and Environment chapters by specialist contributorsGreenland & The Arctic- The only guidebook that covers the Arctic as a travel destination- Full range of travel routes from gateway cities in Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska and Canada, pluscomprehensive coverage of increasingly popular Greenland- New title combines information previously contained in Iceland, Greenland & the Faroe Islands and The Arctic"Article| Etain O'Carroll| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : This Cold Heaven
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a tribute to the far latitudes, Gretel Ehrlich travels across Greenland, the largest island on earth. All but five per cent of the island is covered by a vast ice sheet, an enduring remnant of the last ice age. Despite a uniquely hostile environment, it has been inhabited continuously for thousands of years. Greenlanders retain many of their traditional practices: some still hunt on sleds made from whale and caribou with packs of dogs; others fashion harpoons from Narwhal tusks; and entranced shamans make soul fights under the ice. Ehrlich mixes stories of European anthropologists who have recorded the ways of the Inuit, with artists who have lived briefly on Greenland's fringe in order to try to capture its extraordinary pure light. She travels across this unearthly landscape in the company of men and women who have a deep bond with it, and with them she discovers the realm of the Great Dark, ice pavilions, polar bears and Eskimo nomads."Article| Gretel Ehrlich| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greenland's Icy Fury
☯ Full Synopsis : "Hitler's Nazis as well as the Allies knew that Greenland's white expanse was a virtual weather factory that played a key role in the day-to-day weather of the North Atlantic shipping lanes and the battlefields of western Europe. Ironically, few people today even realize that American troops were stationed in Greenland during World War II or what obscure role these troops played"Article| Wallace R. Hansen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Once imagined as a place on the very edge of the world, Greenland is now viewed as being at the epicentre of climate change. At the same time, international attention is focused on opportunities for oil and mineral development, seemingly made possible as the inland ice melts and sea ice disappears, revealing geological riches and making access to remote areas easier. In this book, Mark Nuttall takes the reader on a journey through landscapes, seascapes and icescapes of memory, movement and anticipation. Unravelling the entanglements of climate change, indigenous sovereignty and the politics surrounding non-renewable resource extraction, he describes how the country is on the verge of major environmental, political and social transformations as it aspires to greater autonomy and possible independence from Denmark. At the heart of this is discussion about how resources and the environment are given meaning and how they have become subject to intense political and ideological struggle. Climate, Society and Subsurface Politics in Greenland: Under the Great Ice is a key resource for academics, practitioners and students of anthropology, geography, development studies, political ecology and polar studies."Article| Mark Nuttall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Farewell to Ice
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms"Article| P. Wadhams| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The First Crossing of Greenland
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this 1890 publication Fridtjof Nansen recounts the first successful crossing of the interior of Greenland."Article| Fridtjof Nansen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Greenland History and Culture, Tourism and Travel Guide
☯ Full Synopsis : "History of Greenland, this country is not familiar with too many people, although Greenland is a country that serves lots of interest, this book on Greenland provides you the information on the countries environment, government system, Politics, tourism and the people's culture and tradition.Overview:Greenland was probably originally settled by descendants of the present Inuit culture, who identify the island as Kalaalit Nunaat-meaning "land of the people"-in their native language. It received the name Greenland from Norse explorer Eiríkur Rauðe Þorvaldsson (known today as Erik the Red). He sailed from Iceland to the island in 982 C.E. and spent the next three years farming a plot of land along the southern coastline."Article| Leo Abbott| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : An African in Greenland
☯ Full Synopsis : "A native of Africa, the author recounts how a picture book about Greenland inspired him to embark on a life-changing journey that would last for ten years, leading him to the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania, Paris, Copenhagen, and, ultimately, to Greenland. Translated from French. Photos."Article| Tété-Michel Kpomassie| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Wilder Time
☯ Full Synopsis : "A scientist experiences primordial wonders and the wisdom of solitude in one of Earth's wildest and most endangered places"Article| William E. Glassley| Statement ..."