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

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

New Reference Book: The Business of Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 31st, 2011

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

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 18th, 2011

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