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Main Title Frigid embrace : politics, economics, and environment in Alaska /
Author Haycox, Stephen W.
Publisher Oregon State University Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48013757
ISBN 0870715364; 9780870715365
Subjects Alaska--Civilization ; Alaska--Environmental conditions ; Alaska--Economic conditions ; Human ecology--Alaska--History ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--Alaska ; Frontier and pioneer life--Alaska ; Pioneers--Alaska--Attitudes--History ; Indians of North America--Alaska--History ; Umwelt ; Humanèokologie ; USA ; Geschichte--(DE-588)4020517-4 ; Umweltpolitik--(DE-588)4078523-3 ; Umweltveränderung--(DE-588)4304982-5 ; Wirtschaftsentwicklung--(DE-588)4066438-7 ; Alaska--(DE-588)4001016-8
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ESAM  F904.H26 2002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/09/2002
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xii, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: Alaska history and opposition: Good American town -- Pioneer Alaskans, their environment, and Alaska natives -- A any cost: Pioneer Alaska and economic development -- Bonanza: Prudhoe Ban and ANSCSA -- "Big oil" AMSCA, and the transformation -- Debacle: Exxon Valdez, Tongass forest, and the ELF -- Dividend Alaska -- Note on sources. Haycox (history, U. of Alaska, Anchorage) presents historical commentary on human culture in Alaska and how it has affected the natural environment there. He contends that most non-Native Alaskans (now 85% of the population) went there for the money, not because they loved the wilderness. The focus is on tensions between Native and non- Native people and between settlers and environmental protection.