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History / Polar Regions
A History of Arctic Sovereignty In North America
“This book is a ‘must read’ for every Canadian who is interested in the history of the Arctic.” —Policy Options
“Grant’s Polar Imperative is the first really detailed study of 200 years of North American sovereignty in the Arctic, written from a Canadian vantage point but with excellent documentation of American, Danish, British and Norwegian histories.” —Globe and Mail
“Grant knows this stuff better than anyone and has always told her complex tales well.” —Toronto Star
Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize
Based on Shelagh Grant ’s groundbreaking archival research and drawing on her reputation as a leading historian in the field, Polar Imperative is a compelling overview of the historical claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar regions. This engaging, timely history examines:
The unfolding implications of major climate changes
Told from a Canadian perspective, this book will become a standard reference on Arctic history and will redefine North Americans’ understanding of the sovereign rights and responsibilities of Canada’s northernmost region.
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