The Canadian North: Issues and Challenges

Paperback | January 7, 2016

byRobert M. Bone

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Now in its fifth edition, The Canadian North continues to balance in-depth coverage of the history and geography of the North with current debates on the issues and challenges shaping the region today. Using a straightforward, accessible approach, Robert Bone traces the profound social,cultural, environmental, economic, and political changes occurring in northern Canada--including the effects of resource extraction, the impacts of climate change, and the advancements being made by the Aboriginal peoples who call this region home. Updated throughout to reflect recent developments,this insightful exploration of the Canadian North will help students fully appreciate the many challenges-as well as the potential opportunities-facing this fascinating region and its peoples.

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Now in its fifth edition, The Canadian North continues to balance in-depth coverage of the history and geography of the North with current debates on the issues and challenges shaping the region today. Using a straightforward, accessible approach, Robert Bone traces the profound social,cultural, environmental, economic, and political c...

Robert M. Bone is a professor emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Saskatchewan. An expert on the Arctic and the Canadian North, Bone has published two successful books with OUP Canada: The Canadian North: Issues and Challenges and Regional Geography of Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019901941X

ISBN - 13:9780199019410

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List of FiguresList of TablesList of VignettesPreface1. Northern Perceptions2. The Physical Base3. The Historical Background4. Population Size and Its Geographical Expression5. Resource Development, Megaprojects, and Northern Benefits6. Environmental Impact of Resource Projects7. Aboriginal Economy and Society8. Geopolitics, Climate Warming, and the Arctic Ocean9. Looking to the FutureAppendix I: The Method of Calculating NordicityAppendix II: Population by Northern Census DivisionsAppendix III: Demographic Tables (NEW)Appendix IV: Aboriginal Population by Census Divisions (NEW)GlossaryIndex

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"The Canadian North provides an excellent and current overview of the major challenges facing northern communities." --Andrew S. Medeiros, Wilfrid Laurier University