Ice And Snow In The Cold War
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|Author||: Julia Herzberg,Christian Kehrt,Franziska Torma|
|Publsiher||: Berghahn Books|
|Total Pages||: 330|
Download Ice and Snow in the Cold War Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The history of the Cold War has focused overwhelmingly on statecraft and military power, an approach that has naturally placed Moscow and Washington center stage. Meanwhile, regions such as Alaska, the polar landscapes, and the cold areas of the Soviet periphery have received little attention. However, such environments were of no small importance during the Cold War: in addition to their symbolic significance, they also had direct implications for everything from military strategy to natural resource management. Through histories of these extremely cold environments, this volume makes a novel intervention in Cold War historiography, one whose global and transnational approach undermines the simple opposition of “East” and “West.”
|Author||: Ronald E. Doel,Kristine C. Harper,Matthias Heymann|
|Total Pages||: 311|
Download Exploring Greenland Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Using newly declassified documents, this book explores why U.S. military leaders after World War II sought to monitor the far north and understand the physical environment of Greenland, a crucial territory of Denmark. It reveals a fascinating yet little-known realm of Cold War intrigue and a delicate diplomatic duet between a smaller state and a superpower amid a time of intense global pressures. Written by scholars in Denmark and the United States, this book explores many compelling topics. What led to the creation of the U.S. Thule Air Base in Greenland, one of the world’s largest, and why did the U.S. build a nuclear-powered city under Greenland’s ice cap? How did Danish concern about sovereignty shape scientific research programs in Greenland? Also explored here: why did Denmark’s most famous scientist, Inge Lehmann, became involved in research in Greenland, and what international reverberations resulted from the crash of a U.S. B-52 bomber carrying four nuclear weapons near Thule in January 1968?
|Author||: Julia Herzberg,Andreas Renner,Ingrid Schierle|
|Publsiher||: Berghahn Books|
|Total Pages||: 348|
Download The Russian Cold Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Cold has long been a fixture of Russian identity both within and beyond the borders of Russia and the Soviet Union, even as the ongoing effects of climate change complicate its meaning and cultural salience. The Russian Cold assembles fascinating new contributions from a variety of scholarly traditions, offering new perspectives on how to understand this mainstay of Russian culture and history. In chapters encompassing such diverse topics as polar exploration, the Eastern Front in World War II, and the iconography of hockey, it explores the multiplicity and ambiguity of “cold” in the Russian context and demonstrates the value of environmental-historical research for enriching national and imperial histories.
|Author||: MacKenzie Scott MacKenzie|
|Publsiher||: Edinburgh University Press|
|Total Pages||: 520|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
Download Films on Ice Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The first book to address the vast diversity of Northern circumpolar cinemas from a transnational perspective, Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic presents the region as one of great and previously overlooked cinematic diversity.
|Author||: Klaus Dodds,Mark Nuttall|
|Publsiher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Total Pages||: 240|
Download The Scramble for the Poles Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In August 2007 a Russian flag was planted under the North Pole during a scientific expedition triggering speculation about a new scramble for resources beneath the thawing ice. But is there really a global grab for Polar territory and resources? Or are these activities vastly exaggerated? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall look behind the headlines and hyperbole to reveal a complex picture of the so-called scramble for the poles. Whilst anxieties over the potential for conflict and the destruction of what is often perceived as the world's last wildernesses have come to dominate Polar debates and are, to some extent, justified, their study also highlights longer historical and geographical patterns and processes of human activity in these remote territories. Over the past century, Polar landscapes have been probed, drilled, fished, tested on and dug up, as their indigenous populations have struggled to protect their rights and interests. No longer remote places, or themselves 'poles apart' from one another, the contemporary geopolitics of the Polar regions has lessons for us all as we confront a warming world where access to resources is a concern for states, big and small.
|Author||: David Armitage,Alison Bashford,Sujit Sivasundaram|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 339|
Download Oceanic Histories Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Freshly presents world history through its oceans and seas in uniquely wide-ranging, original chapters by leading experts in their fields.