64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60) and index.
Treasure trove at the top of the world -- Shortcuts through the ice -- Staking claims -- High hopes and harsh realities -- "Ours is the challenge" -- Spotlight on Greenland -- Exploring alternatives.
Describes how global warming has made the Arctic's oil, gas, natural resources, and minerals more accessible and how competition between nations and corporate interests for control of the resources is endangering the Arctic's fragile ecosystems. --Publisher's description.