"North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska's Changing Social-Ecological Systems"

October 12, 2011


North by 2020 book coverOrders can be placed now for “North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska’s Changing Social-Ecological Systems,” a 736-page book edited by Associate Professor of Political Science Amy Lauren Lovecraft and Geophysical Institute Professor Hajo Eicken and available through the University of Alaska Press. 


“North by 2020” originated from a series of workshops held at the Alaska Forum of the Fourth International Polar Year and is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses a host of current concerns regarding the ecology and rapid transformation of the Arctic. Concentrating on the most important linked social-ecological systems, including fresh water, marine resources and oil and gas development, this volume explores opportunities for sustainable development from a variety of perspectives, such as social sciences, natural and applied sciences and the arts. Individual chapters highlight expressions of climate change in dance, music and film, as well as from an indigenous knowledge-based perspective.


The book will be available in November. Both the hard copy and the e-book are $70 each. Orders of “North by 2020” can be placed through the University of Alaska Press at http://www.uapress.alaska.edu or by calling 1-888-252-6657.


Eicken, a sea ice expert at the GI, was also the editor of “Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research,” published through UA Press.