• Natural Sciences,  New Books

    Botanical Reads for Spring

    The last traces of winter are finally behind us, and SPS is in full bloom! This month, you can grow your garden of knowledge through these plant-centered reads.   A comprehensive and visually appealing botanical compendium:   Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Phaidon Press Editors Phaidon Press 2016 704.9 C55P (shelved with the dictionaries on the main floor)   “Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected…

  • Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    Nature Subject Sets

    The journal Nature (the library purchases a site license to this seminal science publication) recently launched subject sets. These subject sets collect past and contemporary scholarly articles, editorials, commentary and research highlights on given subjects as published on Nature.com.    

  • Geography,  History,  Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Nature and the Environment in 20th-Century American Life

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Nature and the Environment in 20th-Century American Life by Brian Black, Westport: Greenwood, 2006. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 304.2 B56N20 Did recent Earth Day activities generate an interest in topics related to the environment?  This new reference book is a great way to continue fueling the inspiration.  Read about oil and the automobile, the evolution of the National Park Service and/or the Donora Smog of 1948.  Dozens of additional topics are covered and discussed in this new source.  Photos and primary texts are scattered throughout the volume. Helpful for: Humanities IV, U.S. History Research, Environmental Research