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Arctic : culture and climate / edited by Amber Lincoln, Jago Cooper and Jan Peter Laurens Loovers.

Lincoln, Amber, (editor.). Cooper, Jago, (editor.). Laurens Loovers, Jan Peter, (editor.). British Museum, (host institution.).


"The Arctic, often imagined as one of the most inhospitable places on earth, has been inhabited for nearly 30,000 years. The various communities that call the region home have found ingenious ways to harness and celebrate their environment, and to coexist with its wildlife. Today, man-made climate change is transforming the region at an unprecedented rate, bringing with it a new set of challenges. Arctic : culture and climate explores the history of the Circumpolar North and its peoples through the lens of climate change and weather, drawing on a wealth of objects, artworks, and voices - from past and present - to show how Arctic Peoples and their cultural traditions have continued to thrive amid social and environmental change."--taken from back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780500480663
  • ISBN: 0500480664
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson ; 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This publication accompanies the Citi Exhibition 'Arctic : culture and climate' at the British Museum."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sponsor's foreword -- Director's foreword -- Preface -- Maps -- Chapter 1. Climate change in the Arctic. The Arctic experience of climate change -- Atigiit, Silapaat -- Alaskan Inuit food sovereignty : from the perspective of a hunting culture -- Chapter 2. Seasonal lives. Relations with animals in the Circumpolar North -- Sakha summer festival -- Reindeer herders and mobility -- Chapter 3. Living with weather. Harnessing weather in hunting livelihoods -- Making my amautis -- Working with nalua : the most delicate of sealskin -- Chapter 4. Arctic ancestors. The earliest Arctic settlers -- 9,000 years ago in the Siberian Arctic -- Zhokhov Island -- Earliest-known people in the North American Arctic -- Focusing on the coast -- The first Arctic culture in North America -- The north of western Siberia in the Iron Age : trade, imports, new ideas -- The Punuk / Birnirk interregnum of the 9th to 11th centuries -- Chapter 5. A resilient north. Rapid change -- Russian colonialism -- Southern ambitions -- Trade in the Bering Strait -- Changing state and exploration of the Russian Arctic : expanding horizons of ethnographic knowledge -- The 'shaman's mask' -- Governing the Arctic -- The art of resilience -- Living with ice in a changing world -- Collecting histories -- Notes -- Further reading -- List of contributors -- List of lenders and acknowledgements -- Picture credits -- Index.
Subject: Human ecology > Arctic regions > Exhibitions.
Arctic peoples > Social life and customs > Exhibitions.
Climatic changes > Arctic regions > Exhibitions.
Arctic regions > Climate > Exhibitions.
Arctic regions > Civilization > Exhibitions.
Arctic regions > Environmental conditions > Exhibitions.
Peuples de l'Arctique > Mœurs et coutumes > Expositions.
Climat > Changements > Arctique > Expositions.
Arctique > Climat > Expositions.
Arctique > Civilisation > Expositions.
Arctique > Conditions environnementales > Expositions.
Écologie humaine > Arctique > Expositions.
Arctic peoples > Social life and customs.
Climatic changes.
Human ecology.
Arctic Regions.
Genre: exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Catalogues d'exposition.

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