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The Greenland Dilemma

Author : Martin Breum
ISBN : 9788771470994
Genre : Political Science
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This book is about Greenland’s rapidly changing role in the world and about it’s complex connections to Denmark, its former colonizer. It is about Greenland’s possible secession from the Kingdom of Denmark, oil, uranium and the difficulties that Greenlanders and Danes often have when they try to talk about their common past and Greenland’s place in the new, global future. The first part of this book builds on my travels and encounters with Greenland’s politicians, fishermen, schoolteachers and intellectuals – including my old classmate from Maniitsoq, who became a very wise vicar in her hometown and now appears in chapter 3. Through all these conversations I learned just how dramatic the present wave of changes in Greenland are. Never before did I understand just how complex the desire for increased independence is, or how dramatic the clashes between old and new are, or how volcanic the debate over which path to choose for the future can be. An insight into these local discussions is surely a prerequisite if one wants to understand the broader discussion about Greenland’s future relations to Denmark and its changing role in the world. The second part deals with hard-core politics – about mining and oil, and about the rest of the world’s – including China’s - interest in Greenland’s oil, gas, uranium, rare earths, gold and other riches. This part of the book grapples with the political in-fights in Greenland and with the power struggles between Denmark and Greenland over resources, foreign policy and identity. Legally, for half a century, Greenland has been part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but also increasingly a very self-conscious one of the sort. My observations flow from my work as a journalist in Greenland and Denmark over the past years, where I worked for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and other media outlets. I am Danish, I lived only two years in Greenland as a teenager, but I have come there often in later years. My errand is not to forward any opinion on Greenland’s position as a part of the Danish realm, nor do I pass judgment on the popular vision of future secession. If anything, I hope to throw light on the complexities involved and to encourage more people to take part in this important debate by providing detail, real human beings, facts and observations from places that would, for most people outside Greenland, be somewhat cumbersome to reach.
Category: Political Science

North American Exploration

Author : John Logan Allen
ISBN : 0803210159
Genre : North America
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The three volumes that will encompass North American Exploration appraise the full scope of the exploration of the North American continent and its oceanic margins from prior to the arrival of Columbus until the end of the nineteenth century. More than an assessment of historical events, these volumes portray the process of exploration. Without forgetting the romance of exploration, the authors recognize that exploration is a great deal more than the adventures themselves. All explorers are conditioned by the time, place, and circumstances of their efforts; these determine objectives, the behavior of explorers, and the consequences of their discoveries. In this first volume we follow the expansion of knowledge from the world of the pre-Columbian explorers through the end of the sixteenth century, with each topic addressed by an expert, and all fitting into a coherent whole. The volume is enhanced by a discussion of the geographical knowledge and beliefs of the native peoples of the North American continent, and how this knowledge influenced the efforts and understanding of the Europeans.
Category: North America

Ethnic Minority Media

Author : Stephen Harold Riggins
ISBN : 9781452245713
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book focuses on the challenge of ethnic survival and empowerment and discusses the positive role that ethnic minority media play in the process. Examining print and broadcast media, as well as linguistic and cultural diversity, the contributors provide a broad international sampling of case studies spanning a variety of ethnic minorities and countries, each representing a different set of cultural, political and economic conditions. Cases studied include the United States (Hispanic and Native), Great Britain (Welsh), Ireland (Irish), Canada (Native), Australia (Aboriginal), Israel (Romanian), France (Occitan and Basque), Greenland (Inuit), Chile (Native) and Algeria (Berber). The book also contains valuable introductory and concluding
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Soul Of The North

Author : Neil Kent
ISBN : 1861890672
Genre : Education
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This text makes use of the unique and extant cultural forms of architecture and the visual arts, as well as statistics and other forms of documentary evidence.
Category: Education


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924070789916
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Verrazano The Explorer

Author : Benjamin Franklin DeCosta
ISBN : IND:32000002375857
Genre : America
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Category: America

A Time To Kill

Author : David Mack
ISBN : 9781471106675
Genre : Fiction
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During the Dominion War, the Federation set a trap for its enemies and secretly armed the neutral planet Tezwa with high-tech weapons -- violating its non-aggression pact with the Klingon Empire in the process. Now Tezwa's ruthless prime minister is flexing his world's military muscle and threatening both Federation and Klingon border worlds -- and Captain Picard and the Starship Enterprise crew are caught in the middle of what could be their last battlefield.
Category: Fiction

Kon Tiki

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : 9781451685923
Genre : Travel
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka. Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage -- a magnificent saga of men against the sea. Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Kon-Tiki has been prepared by an editorial committee headed by Harry Shefter, professor of English at New York University. It includes a foreword by the author, a selection of critical excerpts, notes, an index, and a unique visual essay of the voyage.
Category: Travel


Author : Jon Skeie
ISBN : UOM:39015062364784
Genre : Denmark
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Category: Denmark


Author : Emilie U. Lepthien
ISBN : 0516027107
Genre : History
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An introduction to the largest island in the world.
Category: History


Author : Kenneth E. Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001726269
Genre : Reference
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Contains 375 entries (books, articles, chapters in books, etc.) in English, on Greenland, covering a wide range of topics including: art, archaeology, explorations, the Inuit, geography, history, flora and fauna, literature, music, government, and society.
Category: Reference

Changing Greenland

Author : Geoffrey Williamson
ISBN : UOM:39015069917162
Genre : Greenland
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Popular account of modern Greenland.
Category: Greenland