• 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

  • Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Global Perspectives on the United States

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Global Perspectives on the United States: A Nation by Nation Survey edited by David Levinson and Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 327.73 L579 v.1 Volumes one and two of this set explore current and historical global opinions towards the U.S. with “A Nation by Nation Survey” of 140 countries. The third volume, “Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations,” contains 95 articles about world views on U.S. policy, perspectives, values, business and commerce, organizations, culture, trends, and issues, as well as a “Reader’s Guide” grouping related entries. HELPFUL FOR: American Foreign Policy, Topics in Global Events FUN FOR:…