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"One of the great strengths of "Arctic Voices" is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where "voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder." May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The climate changes that are coming have hit soon and hard in the Arctic, and their consequences may be starkest there."--Ian Frazier, "The New York Review
A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested land in recent US history.
World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. From Gwich'in activist Sarah James's impassioned appeal, "We Are the Ones Who Have Everything to Lose," during the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 to an original piece by acclaimed historian Dan O'Neill about his recent trips to the Yukon Flats fish camps, "Arctic Voices" is a window into a remarkable region.
Other contributors include Seth Kantner, Velma Wallis, Nick Jans, Debbie Miller, Andri Snaer Magnason, George Schaller, George Archibald, Cindy Shogan, and Peter Matthiessen.
Title: Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point
Publisher: N Y, Seven Stories Press: 2012
ISBN Number: 160980385X
ISBN Number 13: 9781609803858
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 140251
Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 550 pages. Edge wear to dust jacket.