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    New Reference Book: The Business of Sustainability

    The Business of Sustainability edited by Chris Laszlo, et al.  Berkshire, 2010. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S Volume 2 of a larger, projected, 10 volume set titled Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. This volume, numbered 2 in the set,  focuses on concepts, subjects and people related to the “interface between industry and society” (intro, xxii).  Examples include: Cradle to Cradle Energy Industries – Geothermal Greenwashing Health Care Industry Transparency Zero Waste Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

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    New Reference Book: The NYT Guide to Essential Knowledge

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind, St. Martin’s Press, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 031 N42 With over 1300 pages of information on dozens of subjects, the newspaper whose motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” attempts to offer all the facts your curiosity desires. Dip into overviews of everything from the “History of Computing” to “African Literature” or a “Dictionary of Food” – and don’t miss puzzle editor Will Shortz’s tips on solving the NYT crosswords and sudoku. HELPFUL FOR: Life, the Universe, and Everything FUN FOR: puzzlers, foodies, trivia…