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Author Lord, Nancy

Title Early warming : crisis and response in the climate-changed north / Nancy Lord

Publ Info Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, [2011]
Distributed by Publishers Group West
 RWU Main Library  GF504.A4 L67 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 233 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents My salmon home : Kenai Peninsula -- Boreal Forest : at the Arctic Circle -- Sea ice and ice bears : Barter Island -- When a village has to move : Shishmaref -- The oceanic realm : Bering Sea
Note "In Shishmaref, Alaska, new seawalls are constructed while residents navigate the many practical and bureaucratic obstacles to moving their entire island village to higher ground. Farther south, inland hunters and fishermen set out to grow more of their own food - and to support the reintroduction of wood bison, an ancient species well suited to expected habitat changes. First Nations people in Canada team with conservationists to protect land for both local use and environmental resilience
In Early Warming, Alaskan Writer Laureate, Nancy Lord, takes a cutting-edge look at how communities in the North - where global warming is amplified and climate-change effects are most immediate - are responding with desperation and creativity. This beautifully written and measured narrative takes us deep into regions where the indigenous people who face life-threatening change also demonstrate impressive conservation ethics and adaptive capacities. Underpinned by a long acquaintance with the North and backed with scientific and political sophistication, Lord's vivid account brings the challenges ahead for us all into ice-water clarity."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Alaska
Climatic changes -- Alaska
Global warming -- Alaska
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Alaska
Alaska -- Environmental conditions
ISBN 9781582434490