Geomorphology

1997 Edition

Arctic regions

  • John E. Sater
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-31060-6_14
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The Arctic Regions are usually thought of as remote and forbidding by those who have not encountered them, as well as by some who have. Actually, this idea stems from the thinking and experience of those who were brought up in temperate regions and who had neither reason nor need to delve into the circumstances or conditions of the Arctic. Today, with a better understanding of nature and our environment, plus an appreciable mastery of a material technology, the Arctic is being fathomed and its processes are being acknowledged and understood. Generally, the region is no different now than it has been throughout the period of man's experience with it. It is still formidable and challenging to temperate man who is still no better equipped physiologically to cope with its demands, but the proficiency of man's undertakings is greater than in the past and his needs are more pressing. As a consequence, some members of today's society are modifying their temperate-oriented patterns and are...
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Cross-references

  1.  Permafrost; Pingos;  Solifluction.

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© Reinhold Book Corporation 1968

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