MCMLTER PI Adrian Howkins released a new book on the Environmental History of the Poles. Here is an excerpt of its description: The environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica are characterised by contrast and contradiction. These are places that have witnessed some of the worst environmental degradation in recent history. But they are also the locations of some of the most farsighted measures of environmental protection. They are places where people have sought to conquer nature through exploration and economic development, but in many ways they remain wild and untamed. They are the coldest places on Earth, yet have come to occupy an important role in the science and politics of global warming.
You can buy it at Wiley, or pre-order it at Amazon.