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Guide to Arctic Security and American Military Implications of Climate Change - Reemergence of the Arctic as a Strategic Location, Taking Command, Managing the Arctic Thaw, Future Naval Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Eight military reports and documents provide unique insights into Arctic security issues and American military implications of climate change.
Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska: Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic - Oil and Gas, Mining, Shipping and Fisheries, Global Warming and Climate Change
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
This report, which focuses on the portions of the Arctic that are within U.S. jurisdiction, seeks to build upon those efforts by exploring common management approaches to address this rapidly changing region.
Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations - Mitigation, Containment, Countermeasures, Cleanup and Recovery, Environmental Effects
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
This "white paper" is a compilation of research on oil spills in ice-covered Arctic waters and recommendations for future work. We identify research entities in governmental, nongovernmental, industrial, and private organizations, and provide an inventory of research projects.
Arctic Scientific Research: Global Warming, Climate Change, Sea Ice Loss, Environmental Change, Human Health, Natural Resources, Civil Infrastructure, Indigenous Languages, Alaska, UNCLOS
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Four reports from the federal government provide unique information about Arctic scientific research, including goals and objectives for five priority research goals.
U.S. Arctic Marine Transportation System: Overview and Priorities for Action 2013 - Climate Change Sea Ice Loss, Ecology, Ports, Hydrographic Surveys, Mapping, Navigation, Icebreaking, SAR
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Growth in human use of the Arctic illustrates the need, in both the short and longer term, for a more robust MTS infrastructure, whether for energy development, spill response, search and rescue, indigenous and environmental protections, or maritime law enforcement.
Breaking the Ice: Potential U.S. - Russian Maritime Conflict in the Arctic - Disputed Areas, Lomonosov Ridge, Bering Strait, Beaufort Sea, Northwest Passage, Hans Island, NATO Perspective, UNCLOS
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,480. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
While war in the Arctic appears unlikely at present, this thesis analyzes why an escalation of territorial and resource disputes in the Arctic up to and including the use of force cannot and should not be ruled out.
American Arctic Policy and Plans: Obama National Strategy, Defense, DoD, NOAA, Coast Guard, Marine Corps Arctic Strategy, Assessing the Resource Gap in a Changing Arctic, Climate Change Impact
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,200. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Eight official U.S. government and military documents provide insights into the American strategy for dealing with the increasingly ice-free Arctic.
U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap 2014 - 2030: American National Interests, Evolving Arctic Region Security Environment, Navy Roles and Missions, Alaska, Climate Change and Loss of Arctic Sea Ice
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 140,380. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
The U.S. Navy recognizes that the opening of the Arctic Ocean has important national security implications as well as significant impacts on the U.S. Navy's required future capabilities. The national security interests of the United States, an Arctic nation through the state of Alaska, extend into the entire Arctic Region.
Changes in the Arctic - Climate Change and Loss of Arctic Sea Ice, Claims and Sovereignty, Sea Transport, Oil, Gas, Mineral Exploration, Polar Icebreaking, Protected Species and Indigenous People
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 131,830. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region's future. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region.
The Evolving Arctic: Current State of U.S. Arctic Policy - Strategies of Other Arctic Nations, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Icebreakers, UNCLOS, SAR Assets
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,140. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Once barren and desolate, the Arctic is slowly coming to life with industry and commerce brought about by receding ice conditions. Along with that comes the need for a comprehensive and actionable Arctic policy.
2014 American Arctic Strategy: Russia and China, Minerals and Resources, Recoverable Oil in the Arctic Circle, Arctic Militarization, Freedom of Navigation, Sea Lines of Communication
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,050. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Without adequate defensive posturing, competition over Arctic resources could become the first direct existential threat to U.S. sovereignty. This paper will provide a strategic assessment of the Arctic, from the Department of Defense perspective, and provide recommendations for the combatant commander to prepare defensive lines of effort, should they be needed in 10-15 years or beyond.
Ordeal: Lost And Facing Death In A Remote Frozen Forest
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
In 1920 U.S. Navy free balloon A-5598 smashed down in a remote winter forest in northern Ontario, Canada. The three crewmen, ill-equipped to be lost in a snow-covered woodland, faced a life and death struggle against cold, hunger and exhaustion. But luck was with them. A dog and a Cree Indian each played a role in saving the balloonists. Still, the story had a distressing ending.
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
When Shackleton’s ship was caught in the ice and crushed, 2nd officer Tom Crean faced each setback as though he did this sort of thing every day. When 28 men were forced to take to sea in three small boats, he took the helm of one of them. To save those men, he crossed the southern ocean in an open boat, to land on a barren shore and cross an unknown territory. Hold Fast follows on that journey.
Antarctic Diaries of the Heroic Era
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Extracts from the Heroic Era Antarctic expedition diaries exemplify the immediacy and continuity of such records, qualities that are not consistently present in the other forms of recording. The diaries emerge as the most truthful, dependable and encompassing record of the Heroic Era polar experience.
Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Tom Crean’s courage in the face of deadly odds his fellow Antarctic explorers. Had he weakened and failed their lives would have remained stories untold. This is the story of a common man in uncommon circumstances who met every challenge as it came with steadfast purpose. If he knew fear, he never showed it.