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Maine To Greenland

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Maine to Greenland is a testament to one of the world's great geographic regions: the Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast's Atlantic corridor and its fascinating history, habitat, and culture. The authors' powerful personal essays and Richard's stunning photography transport readers to this vibrant region, joining Smithsonian archaeological expeditions and trekking in vast and amazing terrain. Following Fitzhugh and Richard's travels north--from Maine to the Canadian Maritimes, Newfoundland and northern Quebec, then to Labrador, Baffin and Ellesmere islands, and Greenland--we view incredible landscapes, uncover human history, and meet luminous personalities along the way. Fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs, Maine to Greenland is the first in-depth treatment of the Northeast Atlantic corridor and essential for armchair travelers, locals, tourists, or anyone who has journeyed there. Today green technology, climate change, and the opening of the Arctic Ocean have transformed the Maritime Far Northeast from an icy frontier into a global resource zone and an increasingly integrated international crossroads. In our rapidly converging world, we have much to learn from the Maritime Far Northeast and how its variety of cultures have adapted to rather than changed their environments during the past ten thousand years. Maine to Greenland is not only a complete account of the region's unique culture and environment, but also a timely reminder that amidst the very real consequences of climate change, the inhabitants of the Maritime Far Northeast can show us grounded and sustainable ways of living.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 236.22 x 281.94 x 30.48mm | 1,428.81g
  • Smithsonian Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 361 COLOR PHOTOS
  • 1588343774
  • 9781588343772
  • 1,402,371

About Wilfred E. Richard

WILLIAM W. FITZHUGH is the director of the Arctic Studies Center and curator in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Fitzhugh has conducted archaeology from Maine to Greenland and is currently excavating Basque and Inuit sites in Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. WILFRED E. RICHARD is a geographer with a concentration in environmental studies, photographer, and Registered Maine Guide. Richard is a research collaborator with the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center, a research fellow at the Uummannaq Polar Institute in Greenland, and serves on the board of the Maine chapter of the International Appalachian Trail.show more

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"The book is a must for anyone who loves this part of the world or, for that matter, who cares about climate change, sustainability and the future of the planet." - Chicago Tribune "Richard's magnificent photographs especially make it a handsome addition to the coffee table, a subtitle of which might have been, 'Everything you wanted to know about the region, but didn't know you wanted to know.' ... The Smithsonian has done its researchers proud with a book that is beautifully produced and designed. Anyone with any interest in the Maritime Far Northeast will find Maine to Greenland as rich a treasure trove as the lands it explores so attentively." - Portland Press Heraldshow more

Table of contents

Preface by William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard CHAPTER 1. EXPLORING THE MARITIME FAR NORTHEAST Polar Explorers: Peary and MacMillan by Susan A. Kaplan CHAPTER 2. CLIMATE CHALLENGE AND HUMAN ADAPTATION Transit of the Petermann Ice Island by Wilfred E. Richard Coastal Ecological Dynamics of the Northwest Atlantic by Walter Adey CHAPTER 3. MAINE –THE SOUTHERN ANCHOR CHAPTER 4. THE CANADIAN MARITIME PROVINCES The International Appalachian Trail by Wilfred E. Richard Seal Hunting Controversy L’Anse aux Meadows Norse Site CHAPTER 5. QUEBEC’S LOWER NORTH SHORE – GATEWAY TO NORTH AMERICA Rev. Robert Bryan: The Quebec-Labrador Foundation Voyaging to Quebec by Wilfred E. Richard CHAPTER 6. LABRADOR – SETTLERS, MORAVIANS, AND INUIT Exploring the Torngat Coast by Wilfred E. Richard CHAPTER 7. NUNAVUT – INUIT, WHALERS, AND EXPLORERS Adventures on the Floe Edge Around Bylot Island by Wilfred E. Richard Auyuittuq National Park by Wilfred E. Richard Quttiniroaaq National Park by Wilfred E. Richard CHAPTER 8. GREENLAND – SOUTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE CHAPTER 9. GREENLAND – NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE From Ilulissat (Jakobshaun), Greenland to Owl’s Head, Maine by Wilfred E. Richard JOURNEY’S END Acknowledgments Bibliography Indexshow more

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