Cataloger’s Shelf: New Environmental Science Books

Sustainable forestry, the looming water crisis, our unrelenting obsession with plastic: these are just a few of the topics addressed in the new environmental studies books that crossed my desk last week. Interweaving science, history, engineering, public policy, land management, and more, this sampling truly demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Look for them in the New Books section in the Library Lounge early next week:

  1. Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation: Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2012)
  2. Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource / Environmental Science Booksby Peter Rogers and Susan Leal (2010)
  3. Rising Waters: The Causes and Consequences of Flooding in the United States / by Samuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, and Jung Eun Kang (2011)
  4. Positive Impact Forestry: A Sustainable Approach to Managing Woodlands / by Thom J. McEvoy (2004)
  5. Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open / by Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen (2012)
  6. A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States / by Chad Montrie (2011)
  7. The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live / by Brian Stone, Jr. (2012)
  8. Plastic: A Toxic Love Story / by Susan Freinkel (2011)
  9. Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System / by Richard K. Lester and David M. Hart (2012)

Find more environmental books and DVDs in the collection here.

And for lists of relevant online databases and authoritative websites, check out the Library’s Environmental Science Research Guide.


On a lighter note, ever hear of upcycling? Well, for all you crafty, environmentally-conscious bibliophiles out there, Playing with Bookshere are two books I just cataloged that are filled with creative ways to recycle your old books:

1. The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects that Give Old Books New Life / by Lisa Occhipinti (2011)
2. Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book / by Jason Thompson (2010)

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