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Whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil: through the stories of these animals and resources, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how people have turned ecological wealth in a remote region into economic growth and state power for more than 150 years.

The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company
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As a short review, everyone should read this book. As a friend of mine once said it's "an absolute blinder!"

I'll be writing a full review in Issue 3 of The Pilgrim magazine, out in September 2019.
January Gray
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An incredible book and an amazing author! This is a MUST READ, especially given how so many species of animals are dying off, and our planet is in trouble. I highly recommend. It is informative without being heavy or preachy.
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Bathsheba Demuth is an environmental historian at Brown University, specializing in the United States and Russia, and in the history of energy and past climates. She has lived in and studied Arctic communities across Eurasia and North America.