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      Bathsheba Demuth

Floating Coast

An Environmental History of the Bering Strait

«<em>Floating Coast</em> is rich, well researched and illuminating. It keeps under readers’ feet the vastness of Demuth’s expertise, as solid as a land bridge.»

Across Russia's easternmost shores and through the territories of the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how, over 150 years, people turned ecological wealth in a remote region into economic growth and state power. Les mer
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Across Russia's easternmost shores and through the territories of the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how, over 150 years, people turned ecological wealth in a remote region into economic growth and state power.

Beginning in the 1840s, capitalism and then communism, with their ideas of progress, transformed the area around the Bering Strait into a historical experiment in remaking ecosystems. Rendered even more urgent in a warming climate, Floating Coast is a profoundly resonant tale of the impact that human needs and ambitions have brought (and will continue to bring) to a finite planet.

* Shortlisted for the The Pushkin House Book Prize 2020.
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Forlag: WW Norton & Co
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780393358322
Format: 21 x 14 cm
Winner of William Mills Prize 2020 and Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics 2020 and Western History Association Hal K. Rothman Book Prize 2020 and Julia Ward Howe Prize 2019 and George Perkins Marsh Prize 2020 and Western History Association W. Turrentine Jackson Award 2020. Commended for Rachel Carson Environment Book Award 2020. Short-listed for Pushkin House Book Prize 2020. Long-listed for Cundill History Prize 2020.
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«<em>Floating Coast</em> is rich, well researched and illuminating. It keeps under readers’ feet the vastness of Demuth’s expertise, as solid as a land bridge.»

«In <em>Floating Coast</em>, Bathsheba Demouth has written a brilliant hybrid book about one of the most fragile and forgotten of Anthropocene front-line territories, the Bering Strait. Uniting ecology, anthropology, reportage and more, this is a superb work of environmental history, often reminiscent to me of Barry Lopez's <em>Arctic Dreams</em> in its combination of rigorous research, intense looking and listening, and its clear ethical vision.»

«Demuth, an environmental historian at Brown University, has reaped rich and fascinating material from the oral history of the indigenous Beringians recorded by ethnographers.»

«<em>Floating Coast</em> is an extraordinary piece of history writing, seamlessly weaving together disparate elements. It is astonishingly rich in ethnographic detail, ecological precision, economic circumstance and historical texture.»

«... Demuth has now herself written the history she calls for. <em>Floating Coast</em> is a historian’s Moby Dick, a great white whale of a book that spans centuries and links landscapes, living beings, and the flux of time, into a marvelously readable narrative.»

Bathsheba Demuth is an environmental historian at Brown University, specializing in the United States and Russia, and in the history of energy and past climates. She has lived in and studied Arctic communities across Eurasia and North America.