• "As reviving as a blast of polar air, bringing the Arctic into wonderfully clear focus; one of the most impressive accounts of the contemporary Arctic I've read"

    Joanna Kavenna, Spectator
  • "An excellent primer to the economic issues of a region so recently and rudely thrust into the geopolitical limelight"

    Sara Wheeler, Financial Times
  • "It's rare to find books that treat [the Arctic] as something other than a chilly adventure playground or an excuse for reams of purple prose. Thank goodness, then, for Charles Emmerson... Ruthlessly efficient"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "A fascinating, personal and visionary book. Splendid"

    Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, author of A Blueprint for a Safter Planet
  • "An expert on geopolitics, he writes with insight and authority"

    Independent on Sunday