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Book review: ice bear: the cultural history of an arctic icon by Michael Engelhard

Chalmin-Pui, Lauriane Suyin (2017) Book review: ice bear: the cultural history of an arctic icon by Michael Engelhard. LSE Review of Books (31 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, Michael Engelhard takes readers on an encyclopaedic journey through time and space to explore the iconic positioning of the polar bear as food, enemy, spirit guide, monster, trade good and symbol of environmental crisis, amongst others. This is a beautifully illustrated and carefully curated book, offering comprehensive and fascinating insight into this quintessential animal ‘Other’, writes Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 10:46
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75603

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