Northscapes: History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments

Northscapes: History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments

By: Sverker Sorlin (editor), Dolly Jorgensen (editor)Paperback

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Northscapes will be of interest to scholars and students interested in environmental history, northern studies, and the history of technology.

About Author

Dolly Jorgensen is an environmental historian in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umea University in Sweden. Sverker Soerlin is a professor of environmental history at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. Contributors: Lisa Cooke, Marionne Cronin, Bathsheba Demuth, Jane Harrison, Ryan Tucker Jones, Finn Arne Jorgensen, Arni Daniel Juliusson, Unnur Birna Karlsdottir, Jan Kunnas, Simo Laakkonen, Julia Lajus, Seija A. Niemi, Helga OEgmundardottir, and Anna Gudrun Thorhallsdottir


Introduction Making the Action Visible, Making Environments in Northern Landscapes / Dolly Jorgensen and Sverker Soerlin Part 1: Exploring the North 1 "A Cruel Climate without Any Kind of Art": European Natural History and the Northern Nature of the Other Pacific, 1740-1840 / Ryan Tucker Jones 2 How Fossils Gave the First Hints of Climate Change: The Explorer A.E. Nordenskioeld's Passion for Fossils and Northern Environmental History / Seija A. Niemi 3 Technological Heroes: Images of the Arctic in the Age of Polar Aviation / Marionne Cronin Part 2: Colonizing the North 4 Mounds, Middens, and Social Landscapes: Viking-Norse Settlement of the North Atlantic, c. AD 850-1250 / Jane Harrison 5 In Search of Instructive Models: The Russian State at a Crossroads to Conquering the North / Julia Lajus Part 3: Working the North 6 Traversal Technology Transfer: The Transfer of Agricultural Knowledge between Peripheries in the North / Jan Kunnas 7 The Sheep, the Market, and the Soil: Environmental Destruction in the Icelandic Highlands, 1880-1910 / Anna Gudrun Thorhallsdottir, Arni Daniel Juliusson, and Helga OEgmundardottir 8 More Things on Heaven and Earth: Modernism and Reindeer in Chukotka and Alaska / Bathsheba Demuth 9 A Touch of Frost: Gender, Class, Technology, and the Urban Environment in an Industrializing Nordic City / Simo Laakkonen Part 4: Imagining the North 10 North Takes Place in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada / Lisa Cooke 11 Iceland and the North: An Idea of Belonging and Being Apart / Unnur Birna Karlsdottir Epilogue The Networked North: Thinking about the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Histories of the North / Finn Arne Jorgensen Selected Bibliography List of Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774825726
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780774825726
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 0774825723

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