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By Jake Page, Charles Officer

Inconstant and forbidding, the arctic has lured inaccurate voyagers into the chilly for centuries--pushing them past the boundaries in their wisdom, know-how, and patience. A excellent Kingdom charts those quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that might finally throw gentle in this "magical realm" of sunless winters. They keep on with the explorers from the early trips of Viking Ottar to the bold exploits of Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Frederick cook dinner, Robert Peary, and Richard poultry. the second one variation incorporates a part entitled "The New Arctic" that illuminates present medical and environmental matters that threaten the area. Officer and web page talk about such issues because the technological know-how in the back of the melting of the polar ice; the endangered species that now rely on the ice, together with polar bears, narwhals, walruses, and ringed seals; trade in mining and ordinary assets, particularly petroleum and average gasoline; and predictions for the commercial and environmental way forward for the sector. Library Journal known as the 1st variation a "winning fusion of experience, suspense, and history."

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The ARPS remained the voice of colonized Africans until its demise in the 1930s. The idea of forming the society had been incubated as early as 1895, but was shelved until May 17, 1897, when a meeting organized by the African intelligentsia in Cape Coast to protest the proposed Lands Bill of 1894 to 1897 culminated in the formation of the society. Thus, the main catalyst for the formation of the ARPS was the African intelligentsia’s protest against the Lands Bill. Had the Lands Bill been passed, it would have allowed the colonial government to take over so-called waste or public lands.

The delegation was successful because the Colonial Office later asked the colonial government to abandon the Lands Bill and the hut tax. In 1906 another delegation led by Reverend K. Egyir-Assam was sent to England under the auspices of the ARPS to demand the repeal of the Town Councils Ordinance, though this time the Colonial Office did not grant the wishes of the ARPS. The activities of the ARPS were not always an all-male affair. Although colonial society was dominated by men, throughout the period of colonial rule several women’s groups teamed up with men or supported men in anticolonial protest politics.

Additionally, the ARPS, through the instrumentality of a few Africans serving on the Gold Coast Legislative Council, was able to address the council directly. For example, on June 4 and 5, 1897, J. H. Cheetham, an African unofficial member of the council (unofficial members had no voting rights), arranged for John Mensah Sarbah and P. Awooner Renner, members of the African intelligentsia, to address the council. The ARPS also held public meetings, not only in Cape Coast but in various places where it had branch offices.

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