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Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
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.
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight military reports and documents provide unique insights into Arctic security issues and American military implications of climate change.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,200. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Eight official U.S. government and military documents provide insights into the American strategy for dealing with the increasingly ice-free Arctic.
Arctic Scientific Research: Global Warming, Climate Change, Sea Ice Loss, Environmental Change, Human Health, Natural Resources, Civil Infrastructure, Indigenous Languages, Alaska, UNCLOS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Four reports from the federal government provide unique information about Arctic scientific research, including goals and objectives for five priority research goals.
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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 140,380. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: 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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
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.
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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 131,830. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,140. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: 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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,480. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Oil Spills in Arctic Waters: An Introduction and Inventory of Research Activities and USARC Recommendations - Mitigation, Containment, Countermeasures, Cleanup and Recovery, Environmental Effects
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
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.
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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,050. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: 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.
The Elephant Voyage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
In the icy sub-Antarctic, six marooned seamen survive against unbelievable odds. Their rescue from remote, inhospitable, uninhabited Campbell Island is a sensation that rocks the world. But no one could have expected that the court hearings that follow would lead not just to the founding of modern search-and-rescue operations, but to the fall of a colonial government.