University of Alberta Press

Arctic


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    In 1850, Richard Collinson captained the HMS Enterprise on a voyage to the Arctic via the Bering Strait in search of the missing Franklin expedition. Arctic Hell-Ship describes the daily progress of this little-known Arctic expedition, and examines the steadily worsening relations between Collinson and his officers. William Barr has based his research on a wide range of original archival documents, and the book is illustrated with a selection of vivid paintings by the ship's ... [READ MORE]
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    The second in a series of workshops examining global change in the Arctic from a variety of perspectives. Topics include traditional knowledge and climate change, the implications of global change for northern vegetation and wildlife, its impacts on northern agricultural and hydro development, and research and policy development. Introduction by Josef Svoboda and Doris Nabert. Papers by Minnie Aodla Freeman; Peter Ernerk; Elaine Wheaton and Virginina Wittrock; Bhawan Singh an... [READ MORE]
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    Topics range from fossil remnants on Axel Heiberg Island to collaborative tourism planning in the Yukon; from the influence of sea-ice and ocean circulation on arctic climate, to the differences between Inuit healing and western medicine. Yet, there is a common thread that links all of these papers. It is a place. It is the North. The importance of such a perspective is often lost in an academic world that rewards specialization by emphasizing expertise in a narrow field. But... [READ MORE]
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    Results of a study on the terminus portion of the Steele Glacier between August 20 and August 24, 1966, where it was found that the glacier was moving with an average velocity of 37 feet per 24 hrs.
  • Imagine living through an arctic winter in shelter with no plumbing, not even an outhouse. For two months, the sun does not rise above the horizon, and the temperature locks in below minus fifty. This is the story of Jack Grainge, a civil engineer for the federal government, bringing the people of northern Canada the sanitary conveniences we take for granted. Full of anecdotes and colour photographs, this book provides insight into everyday life in the rapidly-changing North ... [READ MORE]
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    A series of colour-coded maps exhibiting numerous facets of the climate of the Canadian Arctic (available data to 1973).
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    Papers of the Symposium on Unexpected Consequences of Economic Change in Circumpolar Regions at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Amsterdam, March 21 to 22, 1975.
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    There are many currents moving through the polar regions. Physical currents are changing the landscape. Cultural and linguistic currents are always changing, ebbing, flowing, adapting. PLC 2008 (Currents of Change: the Future of Polar Information) and the 2008 University of the Arctic Council Meeting (Currents of Change: Advancing Polar Information and Knowledge Transfer) ran simultaneously. For this meeting, the currents of the Colloquy and the UArctic meeting flowed togethe... [READ MORE]
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    Describes the literature on critical/emancipatory and interpretive models for community empowerment, emphasizing information published since 1988, including case studies especially relevant to economic empowerment. Other annotations describe materials dealing with the role of the economy in community empowerment, self-sufficiency, and development. Economic development studies that enhance culture-specific values, traditions, and productive relationships are given special atte... [READ MORE]
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    Fishing often makes an important contribution to food security in northern regions, where agriculture is impossible or marginal at best, as well as providing important occupational and economic diversification in small and often remote communities. This book provides the reader with a current accounting of the generally under-recognized role of women in a variety of northern subsistence and industrial fisheries, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal, rural and urban-based in Ala... [READ MORE]
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    Professionals consider whether orthodox and alternative health care practices (holistic) should be left as they are, coordinated, or integrated into one system under the health insurance umbrella. Papers by: James S. McCormick; Robert Dale Rogers; William A. Ayer an Lois M. Browne; Alice Hanson; John O'Neil; David Gregory; Theodore A. Mala; Hester Elliott; Joel Wilbush; Linda G. Garro; David E. Young, Lise Swartz, Grant Ingram, and Janice M. Morse; Janice M. Morse, Ruth McCon... [READ MORE]
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    Promotes healthy eating habits and information on the benefits of traditional and selected market foods. Topics include past and present food patterns, healthy foods and nutrients, special diet principles for heart disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, and special needs for pregnancy and infant feeding, and elders.
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    1991-92 lectures: Themes in this volume are Traditional Native Nutrition and Spirituality; Health, Housing and Social Problems; Inuit bird skin clothing construction, environmental and social impacts of development on the aboriginal peoples of the Soviet Far East. Papers by: Milton M.R. Freeman; Eleanor E. Wein, Jean H. Sabry, and Frederick T. Evers; David E. Young and Elizabeth Olsen; Jane Ash Poitras; Bryce Larke; Rosemarie Kuptana; Catherine M. Twinn and Dexter B. Dombro; ... [READ MORE]
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    Contributions include Aboriginal people and the education system; health problems and traditional aboriginal healing practices; environmental legislation in the NWT; and the physiology behind the 'Canadian Cold Buster Bar.' Papers by: Olive Patricia Dickason; Denis Wall; Lorraine Sinclair; Ernie Lennie; Debbie Caseburg; Kirsti Pedersen; William O. Pruitt, Jr., Ross W. Wein; Larry A. Reynolds; and Lawrence C.H. Wang
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    Contributions deal with perspectives on wildlife management; northern nutrition and lifestyles; tourism and issues of sustainability; artists' perspectives of northern landscapes; facilitating community issues; Canadian Aboriginal perspectives on museums; and Inuit women's issues. Papers by: Milton M.R. Freeman; John C. Godel; Tom D. Hinch; Anne Smith Bagan, Reiner Loewan, Amy Luke Loewan; Tom Gale; Ron Wigglesworth; Brenda Malkinson; and Carla Costuros; Michael Payne; Lynda ... [READ MORE]
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    Climatic conditions, economic development strategies, health and education concerns, social relationships, and shifting political agendas all contribute to a sense of ongoing change in Arctic societies. This volume presents twenty-two chapters that address various forms and issues of (in)security in the Arctic. The work shows that the outcomes of resource scarcity or abundance are equally important to consider, that disparities in income as much as opportunities deserve our a... [READ MORE]
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    Presents the results of a five-week archaeological investigation. Details events prior to and following the establishment of Fort Enterprise, which are relevant to the historical record. Chapters by: Jenny E. Losey; Timothy C. Losey; Maurice F.V. Doll; Donald J. Pluth; Thelma E. Habgood; and Timothy C. Losey.
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    Cultural and economic benefits of Aboriginal resource management; Effects of contaminants on Aboriginal lifestyles; Aboriginal self-government' Decolonization; Implications of restructuring Aboriginal health and services; and, contemporary perspectives on identity. Papers by: Harold Welch; Susan Cosens; Candace Turcotte and Norm Kenkel; David Punter; Kathi Avery Kinew; Rob Huebert; Derek Muir; Chris Egan; Ann Charter; Paul Chartrand; Phil Fontaine; Pete Hudson; Marian Campbel... [READ MORE]
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    Health and healing; Traditional Aboriginal education; Cross-cultural methods of learning and identity; Self-government and the northern cooperatives; Wildlife management and environmental issues; and, Research policy issues. Papers by: Lyle Longclaws; Donna Martin and David Gregory; Betty Tomlinson, Nellie Erikson and Richard Packo; Eleanor Wein; Patricia McCormack; Jeff Reading; Gary Raven and Betson Prince; Ann Charter; Ida Bear, Gary Merasty, Rudy Okemaw, and Mary Richard;... [READ MORE]
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    Health and healing; Aboriginal education and curriculum development; Economic, environmental, political, and cultural issues; and, Northern fisheries. Papers by: Gail Marchessault; John O'Neil, Brenda Elias, Christopher Fletcher, and Annalee Yassi; Karen Fox and Sean Ryan; Pam Smith; Jennifer Barker and Norm Kenkel; Fjola Hart-Wasekeesikaw; Joseph Kaufert, Lyle Longclaws, Brenda Elias, John McKenzie, James Ross, John Jeffrey, Adrian Fine, and Peter Singer; Charles Shobe; Will... [READ MORE]