This book argues that the unique environments of the North have been born of the relationship between humans and nature. Approaching the topic through the lens of environmental history, the contributors examine a broad range of geographies, including those of Iceland and other islands in the Northern Atlantic, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada, over a time span ranging from CE 800 to 2000. Northscapes is bound together by the intellectual project of investigating the North both as an imagined and mythologized space and as an environment shaped by human technology.
About the authors
Dolly Jørgensen is an environmental historian in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in Sweden. Sverker Sörlin is a professor of environmental history at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.
Contributors: Lisa Cooke, Marionne Cronin, Bathsheba Demuth, Jane Harrison, Ryan Tucker Jones, Finn Arne Jørgensen, Arní Daníel Júlíusson, Unnur Birna Karlsdóttir, Jan Kunnas, Simo Laakkonen, Julia Lajus, Seija A. Niemi, Helga Ögmundardóttir, and Anna Gudrún Thórhallsdóttir