• 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 Book: Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate by Michael Allaby, illustrated by Richard Garratt, Facts-On-File, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 551.5 AL5 v.1 & v.2 Allaby, author or editor of over 90 books on environmental science, has revised, updated, and reorganized this two volume set to reflect the latest science, with over 1400 entries, 350 illustrations, and 10 appendices. Looking for maps of ocean currents? Wonder why ice storms occur, when thermometers were invented, how wine harvest records help climatologists, or what in the world a cloud street is? Look no further. HELPFUL FOR: Terrestrial Ecology, Topics in Global Events, Limnology and Marine Biology,…

  • Library News

    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part II

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Because this year’s Concord Reads book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, focuses on eating locally, our first post on Ohrstrom library’s “Inspirations for Sustainable Living” display featured resources helpful for learning about the ethical, environmental, and health impact of food choices. The display also includes a diverse selection of books on global warming, from Bill McKibben’s activist handbook Fight Global Warming Now to Eric F. Lambin’s The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe and Bjorn Lomborg’s Cool It: the Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Are you concerned about the social justice impact of environmental issues?  Check out Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest: How the Largest…

  • Library News

    Sustainability at SPS: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Concord Reads, a One Book One Community program, has partnered with area high schools and NHTI to hold discussions of the 2008 book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  Anne Stephenson of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a NH nonprofit focused on global warming, will be on campus tomorrow, October 9th, speaking at chapel and meeting with students.  Anne will review the projected changes to the New Hampshire climate, and discuss the significance of institutional greenhouse gas reductions – like those undertaken by St. Paul’s.  Students have a key role in those reductions, and Anne will discuss the ways in which independent school and college students across…