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Coda: The Hug of the Polar Bear

Ursula K. Heise

in Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Coda analyzes the polar bear as a symbol of global, rather than culturally specific, crisis. Its endangerment has emerged as the most important icon of climate change as global warming begins to ... More


Animals: Changing the Guard

Charles Officer and Jake Page

in A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837809
eISBN:
9780190267872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents various case studies on how the deicing of the Arctic and other man-made factors have endangered the polar bears. Scientists believe that the changes in the Arctic today may be ... More


Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations of Sirenians and other Marine Mammals

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of sirenians (manatees and dugongs) and their extinct relatives are reviewed in this chapter, in addition to sea and marine otters, polar bears, and evolutionary ... More


Arthur and Jennifer Smith (on Ice Bears of the Beaufort)

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Smiths live on the north coast of Alaska, in a mostly Iñupiat village called Kaktovik, where they photograph and film polar bears. Their high-tech (they use the RED camera), low-budget filmmaking ... More


The Big Heat

Sharon Levy

in Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter illustrates the various effects of shifting location and thickness of sea ice in Alaska. It discusses how these changes affect the Inupiat's means of living, polar bears, whales, and ... More


Disturbance, pollution, conservation, and the future

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses disturbance and pollution in the Arctic. The nature of arctic landscapes makes periodic disturbances inevitable through avalanches, rock falls, and mud slips. Northern soils ... More


Frizadores for Cathay, and Polar Bears

Charles Officer and Jake Page

in A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837809
eISBN:
9780190267872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the mysterious death of several merchants and geographers on their way to Cathay in search of new lands. Sixty-three men of the Merchant Adventurers were found frozen to death ... More


Spitzbergen

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls how her father, who was working for Arktikugl (Arctic Coal), was appointed in 1932 by Otto Yulyevich Shmidt to be general consul to Spitzbergen in Norway and ... More


Zoological Perspectives on the Late Glacial

D. W. Yalden

in Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199299171
eISBN:
9780191917714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199299171.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Enough mammal specimens of Late Glacial date from the British Isles have been subjected to radiocarbon dating to provide a reliable outline of the likely large mammal ... More


Violence, Naturally

Oren Falk

in Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198866046
eISBN:
9780191898280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866046.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In medieval Iceland, to be human was to be violent, but the converse was equally true: to be violent was to be human. The preceding chapters explore hostilities within communities and between them; ... More


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