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By Alun Anderson

An eye-opening examine the winners and losers within the high-stakes tale of Arctic transformation, from international locations to natives to animals to the very panorama itself

The Arctic--like the canary within the coal mine--has reacted extra speedy and dramatically to worldwide warming than many had expected. 1000's of scientists are urgently attempting to are expecting simply how the Arctic will swap and the way these adjustments will in flip have an effect on the remainder of the planet. yet lots of folks, pushed through revenue instead of information, have an interest to boot. The riches of the world's final virgin territory have spurred the reawakening of previous geopolitical rivalries. the USA, Canada, Russia, Norway, and the Danish territory of Greenland all keep an eye on components round the Arctic Ocean. we are facing a brand new period of oil rigs and drill ships, of tankers taking shortcuts from Yokohama to Rotterdam, in addition to a possible struggle over the Arctic's treasures.

Alongside the winners from an open Arctic sea are the various losers, from the nomadic reindeer herders of Siberia and Scandinavia to the Inuit hunters of Alaska, Greenland, and Canada. different creatures that depend upon the monstrous expanses of sea ice, together with seals, birds, and whales--and the ecosystems during which they live--may disappear to get replaced by means of diversified creatures.

Combining technological know-how, enterprise, politics, and adven-ture, Alun Anderson takes the reader to the ends of the earth for what could be the final narrative portrait of this speedily altering land of unheard of international importance.

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Vgl. Phănomenologie der Wahrnehmung, der Gruyter, Berlin 1966, § 19, S. 166. MerieauPonty's Text lautet: "La conscience se projette dans un monde physique et a un corps, comme elle se projette dans un monde culturel et a des habitus, parce qu'elle ne peut etre conscience qu 'en jouant sur les significations donnees dans le passe absolu de la nature ou dans son passe personnel" PP, S. 160. 28 PP, S. 447. 29 "Notre probleme est de montrer que pensee au sens restrictif (signification pure, pensee de voir et de sentir) ne se comprend que comme accomplissement par d'autres moyens du voeu du 'il y a' par sublimation du 'il y a' et realisation d'un invisible qui est exactement l'envers du visible, la puissance du visible".

Ist die von der Wissenschaft durchgeruhrte Forschung objektivistischer Art, so charakterisiert und bezieht sie alle Wissenschaften ein. Der Versuch, eine Gruppe zu retten, geht liber den Zweck der methodischen Differenzierung eines Verfahrens hinaus und zieht die Giiltigkeit des phănomenologischen Vorschlages selbst in Mitleidenschaft. Hier tut sich die wichtige Frage auf, was man unter 'Grundlegung' der Wissenschaften durch die Phănomenologie zu verstehen hat. Wenn diese nămlich Fundament der Wissenschaften nicht in dem Sinne sein soll, dass sich auf sie ein wissenschaftliches Verfahren griinden SOll,10 sondern vielmehr, so meine ich, in dem Sinne, dass sie erlaubt, die gnoseologischen Mechanismen aufzudecken, die an deren Basis stehen, so muss sich ihre Methode radikal von der Methode der konstituierten Wissenschaften unterscheiden, und das ist ja tatsăchlich auch der FalI.

Jahrhunderts kennt, wird zugeben mlissen, dasz Husserl in vielfacher Hinsicht einen entscheidenden Durchbruch erzielt hat. Vor allem hebt er die alte cartesiansiche Unterscheidung zwischen der "res cogitans" und der "res extensa" auf. h. ich bin nichts als ein transzendentaler Bewusztseinsstrom. In diesem meinem Bewusztsein konstituiert sich allererst" alles, was irgendwie als "res", als Substanz, als Ich-einheit aufgefaszt werden kann. Andererseits ist mein Leib keine "res extensa", die sich in der geometrischen "extensio" befindet.

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