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The Resource The conquest of the Russian Arctic, Paul R. Josephson

The conquest of the Russian Arctic, Paul R. Josephson

Label
The conquest of the Russian Arctic
Title
The conquest of the Russian Arctic
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Josephson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Main Description:Spanning nine time zones from Norway to the Bering Strait, the immense Russian Arctic was mostly unexplored before the twentieth century. This changed rapidly in the 1920s, when the Soviet Union implemented plans for its conquest. The Conquest of the Russian Arctic, a definitive political and environmental history of one of the world's remotest regions, details the ambitious attempts, from Soviet times to the present, to control and reshape the Arctic, and the terrible costs paid along the way. Paul Josephson describes the effort under Stalin to assimilate the Arctic into the Soviet empire. Extraction of natural resources, construction of settlements, indoctrination of nomadic populations, collectivization of reindeer herding--all was to be accomplished so that the Arctic operated according to socialist principles. The project was in many ways an extension of the Bolshevik revolution, as planners and engineers assumed that policies and plans that worked elsewhere in the empire would apply here. But as they pushed ahead with methods hastily adopted from other climates, the results were political repression, destruction of traditional cultures, and environmental degradation. The effects are still being felt today. At the same time, scientists and explorers led the world in understanding Arctic climes and regularities. Vladimir Putin has redoubled Russia's efforts to secure the Arctic, seen as key to the nation's economic development and military status. This history brings into focus a little-understood part of the world that remains a locus of military and economic pressures, ongoing environmental damage, and grand ambitions imperfectly realized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Josephson, Paul R
Dewey number
947/.1084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
G615
LC item number
.J67 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental degradation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Political persecution
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Natural resources
  • Political persecution
  • Politics and government
  • International relations
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • Territorial expansion
  • Arctic Regions
  • Soviet Union
Label
The conquest of the Russian Arctic, Paul R. Josephson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charting the Arctic landscape -- Neither cod nor coal -- The role of the Gulag in Arctic conquest -- The best-laid plans of commissars and Komsomolki : the Arctic sciences of places and people -- The nickel that broke the reindeer's back -- Transformation of taiga and tundra -- Rediscovering the Arctic
Control code
880877907
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674419827
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674419827
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6npdmj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880877907
Label
The conquest of the Russian Arctic, Paul R. Josephson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charting the Arctic landscape -- Neither cod nor coal -- The role of the Gulag in Arctic conquest -- The best-laid plans of commissars and Komsomolki : the Arctic sciences of places and people -- The nickel that broke the reindeer's back -- Transformation of taiga and tundra -- Rediscovering the Arctic
Control code
880877907
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674419827
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674419827
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6npdmj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880877907

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