• Research

    New Research Guide: Physics First – Space Sustainability

    Now on the Ohrstrom Library site is a new research guide in support of the Physics Firsts students investigating the sustainability of humans living in space. Spotlight on: The  4-volume Reference set,  2012 ed. of Space Sciences living within the Library’s digital reference collection. Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.  

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized

    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,…

  • 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…