An Environmental History of the Bering Strait
Explore the rich history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, in this captivating read. Bathsheba Demuth delves into how the region's ecological wealth has driven economic growth and state power for over 150 years through the stories of animals like whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil. This first-ever comprehensive history breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape. By examining the intersection of social, political, and environmental forces in the region, Demuth provides an innovative spin on human history and the impact of our ambitions on the finite planet.