• 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

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