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by Bathsheba Demuth

  • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Release date: 03-31-20
  • Language: English

The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape. 

The unforgiving territory along the Bering Strait had long been home to humans – the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia – before Americans and Europeans arrived with revolutionary ideas for progress. Rapidly, these frigid lands and waters became the site of an ongoing experiment: How, under conditions of extreme scarcity, would the great modern ideologies of capitalism and communism control and manage the resources they craved?

Drawing on her own experience living with and interviewing indigenous people in the region, as well as from archival sources, Demuth shows how the social, the political, and the environmental clashed in this liminal space. Through the lens of the natural world, she views human life and economics as fundamentally about cycles of energy, bringing a fresh and visionary spin to the writing of human history.

Floating Coast is a profoundly resonant tale of the dynamic changes and unforeseen consequences that immense human needs and ambitions have brought, and will continue to bring, to a finite planet.

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Author

Bathsheba Demuth

Language

English

Length

12 hrs and 30 mins

Narrated by

Christa Lewis

Release date

03-31-20

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