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The Resource North Pole, Michael Bravo

North Pole, Michael Bravo

Label
North Pole
Title
North Pole
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bravo
Title variation
North Pole
Title variation remainder
nature and culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In North Pole, Michael Bravo explains how visions of the North Pole have been supremely important to the world's cultures and political leaders, from Alexander the Great to neo-Hindu nationalists. Tracing poles and polarity back to sacred ancient civilizations, this book explores how the idea of a North Pole has given rise to utopias, satires, fantasies, paradoxes and nationalist ideologies, from the Renaissance to the Third Reich.0The Victorian conceit of the polar regions as a vast empty wilderness, and the preserve of white males battling against the elements, was far from the only polar vision. Michael Bravo shows an alternative set of pictures, of a habitable Arctic criss-crossed by densely connected networks of Inuit routes, rich and dense in cultural meanings. In Western and Eastern cultures, theories of a sacred North Pole abound. Visions of paradise and a lost Eden have mingled freely with the imperial visions of Europe and the United States. Forebodings of failure and catastrophe have been companions to tales of conquest and redemption. Michael Bravo shows that visions of a sacred or living pole can help humanity understand its twenty-first-century predicament, but only by understanding the pole's deeper history
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Bravo, Michael,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth series
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  • North Pole
  • North Pole
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Kultur
  • Natur
  • Nordpol
  • 15.65 history of the oceans
  • North Pole
Label
North Pole, Michael Bravo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1022506044
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781789140088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022506044
Label
North Pole, Michael Bravo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1022506044
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781789140088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022506044

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