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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

  • Natural Sciences,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy edited by J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman, Gale, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 C13E A 2-volume set focused on concepts, subjects and people related to environmental ethics and philosophy.  Examples include: Caves Economic Discounting Evolutionary Psychology Habitat Loss Tragedy of the Commons Wilderness Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Humanities

  • Library News,  Natural Sciences

    Earth Day Banners at Ohrstrom Library

    Kevin Barry – Library Director Earth Day activities moved indoors due to rainy conditions, but that didn’t interfere with plans to make banners for Ohrstrom Library.  Students who signed up for the “Great Books” project were given the challenge of choosing environmentally themed books from Ohrstrom’s collection and then designing a large-scale painted canvas banner to express that book’s message.  The results of this combined effort are the four magnificent 10’ x 3’ Earth Day bookmark/banners now hanging proudly  from the second floor balcony down into the Baker Reading Room in Ohrstrom Library.   These works are nothing short of dazzling. On your next walk across school grounds stop by Ohrstrom…

  • Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Books: Earth Day Edition

    Here are two new reference books in Ohrstrom Library’s collection with special significance for Earth Day: Human Development Report 2007/2008 Fighting Climate Change: Human Solidarity in a Divided World published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), director and lead author Kevin Watkins, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 303.44 Un3 2007/2008 UNDP’s annual report measures the health, welfare, economic and physical security and well being of people in 175 UN member nations plus Hong Kong and the Palestinian Territories, as well as the status of international treaties on human rights, the environment, and labor. Each year, the report opens with an extensive analysis of a key international development…

  • Natural Sciences,  Periodicals,  Social Sciences

    Periodical Picks: Earth Day 2009

    Patti Lynn – Library Assistant, Periodicals In honor of the upcoming Earth Day Celebration Ohrstrom Library would like to highlight two environmental magazines in the periodicals collection.  First up is The Ecologist, a magazine that proclaims itself to be “The world’s leading environmental magazine”.   The Ecologist is published in London, but it features articles that are universally relevant.  In the April issue, “Sick as a pig” focuses on the rise in antibiotic resistance that is being transferred from farm animals to humans.  Another article, “Possum or polar bear” cautions that polar bears are not the only species facing threats from global warming.  In fact, there are many tropical species suffering…