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Book review: The Polar regions: an environmental history by Adrian Howkins

Warren, Michael (2016) Book review: The Polar regions: an environmental history by Adrian Howkins. LSE Review of Books (09 May 2016). Website.

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In The Polar Regions: An Environmental History, Adrian Howkins offers a concise but thoughtful history of the changing Polar regions, tracing the similarities, contrasts and contradictions that have shaped the landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica – both at times viewed as wild and untamed, yet ripe for regular exploration; both subjected to devastating environmental degradation, but also protective measures. This digestible work captures the transforming identities and interconnected destinies of the Poles, and uses history to offer a sense of hope pointedly laced with an admission of human vulnerability, writes Michael Warren.

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Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:18

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