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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

  • Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Energy, Transportation & the Environment

    Energy, Transportation & the Environment: A Statistical Sourcebook and Guide to Government Data: Information Publications, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 In3E Largely focusing on three main areas: 1.    Energy 2.    Transportation 3.    Environment This guide contains the most pertinent statistics from the vast information resource gathered by the federal government. Each section is broken down into additional subsections.  For example, read about: •    Energy production and consumption by source, 1949-2007 •    Fossil fuel production on federally-run land, 1980-2007 •    Alternative-fueled vehicles on the road, 1995-2006 •    Alternative fueling stations by state and type, 2008 •    Projected world oil supply and use, 2006-2030 Helpful for: Eco-Action, Global Issues,…

  • Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Books: A Dictionary of Biology, A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

    Two new updates by famed reference publisher, Oxford University Press are now available in Ohrstrom: A Dictionary of Biology edited by Robert S. Hine, Oxford, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 574 Ox2M A Dictionary of Biology, now in its 6th edition is, in fact, a straight-forward dictionary of biology.  Flip through the alphabetical listings to find brief definitions of: •    Abductor •    Corolla •    Factor VIII •    Palaeozoic A Dictionary of Earth Sciences edited by Michael Allaby, Oxford, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 550 AL5D A Dictionary of Earth Science, now in its 3rd edition is also a straight-forward dictionary, this time about earth sciences.  Flip…

  • History,  Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Landmarks and Pioneers in American Science

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Research and Discovery: Landmarks and Pioneers in American Science edited by Russell Lawson, M.E. Sharpe, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 509 L44R This three volumes set presents scientific biographies, topics and inventions from fourteen different branches of science.  A handful of primary source documents conclude each section. Read about Weather in Early America, John Josselyn’s Description of Seventeenth-Century Fauna, Psychoanalysis in America, Count Rumford and/or browse the entry on New Hampshire’s own Mary Baker Eddy and her connection to Medicine & Health. Helpful for: Science, Humanities IV, Ecology Photo credit: Count von Rumford, Benjamin Thompson. Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical. 2 vols. Boston:…