New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2013

Ecosystem Management and Sustainability edited by Robin Kundis Craig, et. al., Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S v5

Volume 5 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on ecosystem management.

Some examples:

  • Best Management Practices
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Ocean Acidification – Management
  • Species Reintroduction
  • Viewshed Protection

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

New Reference Book: Natural Resources and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 5th, 2013

Natural Resources and Sustainability edited by Daniel E. Vasey and Sarah E. Fredericks, Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S

Volume 4 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on natural resources.

Some examples:

  • Aquifers
  • Ecotourism
  • Medicinal plants
  • Root Crops
  • Wise Use Movement

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

National Geographic Digital Archives

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 29th, 2012

The Library is very pleased to present its recent purchase of the National Geographic Digital Archives.

All issues of the National Geographic from 1888-1994 are browsable, searchable and include original images & photography.

National Geographic is particularly well-known for its coverage of global cultures, human geography, history, nature and science.

 

New Reference Book: The Book of Fungi

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 15th, 2012

The Book of Fungi: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World by Peter Roberts and Shelley Evans, University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 579.5 R54b

600 fungi are pictured and given a full page of treatment.  Includes family, distribution and spore color among other fungi facts.

Examples:

  • Copper Spike
  • The Deceiver
  • Hairy Hexagon
  • Lea’s Orange Bonnet
  • Rhubarb Bolete

Helpful for: Ecology, Biology, Eco-Action, Botany

New Reference Book: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 17th, 2012

The Law and Politics of Sustainability edited by Klaus Bosselmann, et al.  Berkshire, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S

Volume 3 of a larger, projected, 10 volume set titled Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. This volume, numbered 3 in the set,  focuses on concepts, subjects and people related to environmental law.  Entries fall within one of the following seven categories:

  • Case Studies (Article examples: Chernobyl, Exxon Valdez, Silent Spring)
  • Concepts and Theories (Article examples: Civil Disobedience, Environmental; Eco-Terrorism, Precautionary Principle)
  • Conventions, Conferences, Reports and Protocols (Article examples: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Convention on Wetlands, Law of the Sea)
  • Environmental Law by Nation/Region (Article examples: Environmental Law-Africa, Saharan; Environmental Law-Pacific Island Region; Environmental Law-Southeast Asia)
  • Legal Instruments and Regulatory Law (Article examples: Biotechnology Legislation, Enforcement, Green Taxes)
  • Social Issues (Article examples: Dark Sky Initiatives, Intergenerational Equity, Refugees-Environmental)
  • Water/Maritime Issues (Article examples: Cod Wars (United Kingdom vs. Iceland), Fishing & Whaling Legislation, Ocean Zoning)

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

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