UW-Madison Libraries Wisconsin's Water Library
Recent Acquisitions March 2010
The Water Library is continuing to develop its collection each month. Below are some of the titles placed in our collection in January and February 2010.

UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff may use their valid university ID to borrow materials online or in person. UW System faculty, staff and students can request UW-Madison materials through your home institution's online catalog. You may also check out UW-Madison materials in person using your university ID card.You may also call the Water Library at (608) 262-3069 to request help.


Call No. 010162 Kids
Water, water everywhere / By Mark J. Rauzon and Cynthia Overbeck Bix. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books for Children1994.
Describes the forms water takes, how it has shaped Earth, and its importance to life. Gr. K - 2

Call No. 030851
Climate change : the science, impacts and solutions / By A. Barrie Pittock. London : Earthscan ; Collingwood, VIC2009.
Pittock examines the latest analyses of climate change, such as new and alarming observations regarding Arctic sea ice, the recently published IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, and the policies of the new Australian Government and how they affect the implementation of climate change initiatives. 2nd ed.

Call No. 030853
Informing decisions in a changing climate Washington, DC : National Academies Press2009.
The volume examines the growing need for climate-related decision support--that is, organized efforts to produce, disseminate, and facilitate the use of data and information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of climate-related decisions. Drawing on evidence from past efforts to organize science for improved decision making, it develops guidance for government agencies and other institutions that will provide or use information for coping with climate change. This volume provides critical analysis of interest to agencies at every level, as well as private organizations that will have to cope with the world's changing climate.

Call No. 030854
Restructuring federal climate research to meet the challenges of climate change Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press2009.
Also available online
Climate change is one of the most important global environmental problems facing the world today. Policy decisions are already being made to limit or adapt to climate change and its impacts, but there is a need for greater integration between science and decision making. This book proposes six priorities for restructuring the United States' climate change research program to develop a more robust knowledge base and support informed responses.

Call No. 030856
Global warming : looking beyond Kyoto New Haven, Conn. : Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press2008.
The volume gathers essays by leading experts, ranging from climate scientists to economic modelers to lawyers, prepared after a conference at Yale University in late 2005. The authors provide a diverse range of views on the hardness of the scientific evidence for climate change; on the prospects for building an international cooperative arrangement on the basis of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012; and on alternatives to the Kyoto Protocol. Ernesto Zedillo, editor.

Call No. 030857
Storms of my grandchildren : the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity / By James Hansen. New York : Bloomsbury USA2009.
An urgent and provocative call to action from the world's leading climate scientist--speaking out here for the first time with the full story of what we need to know about humanity's last chance to get off the path to a catastrophic global meltdown, and why we don't know the half of it. Illustrations by Makiko Sato.

Call No. 030858
Break through : from the death of environmentalism to the politics of possibility / By Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger. Boston : Houghton Mifflin2007.
BREAK THROUGH argues that instead of tearing down the old energy economy, the future demands that we invent a new clean-energy economy. Overcoming global warming requires not just pollution control but a new kind of economic development: we need to build far-reaching private/public investment partnerships. To confront today’s ecological crises, we must unleash human creativity and sound economic development, not constrain them.

Call No. 030859
Consumer guide to home energy savings / By Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson, and Katie Ackerly. Washington, D.C. : American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy2007.
From refrigerators to furnaces, air conditioners to washing machines, this guide can help you find energy-saving products in order to maximize energy and dollar savings in your home. 9th ed.

Call No. 030860
The great warming : climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations / By Brian M. Fagan. New York : Bloomsbury Press2008.
Anthropologist and historian Brian Fagan reveals how subtle changes in the environment had far-reaching effects on human life, in a narrative that sweeps from the Arctic ice cap to the Sahara to the Indian Ocean.

Call No. 030861 Kids
We are the weather makers : the history of climate change / By Tim Flannery. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press2009.
THE WEATHER MAKERS offering a look at the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. It includes interviews with people whose livelihoods have been directly affected by climate change, as well as individuals who make new technology and renewable resources a part of daily life. Newly featured are twenty-five practical tips that give readers the tools for living a greener lifestyle.

Call No. 040499
Mighty Miss : a Mississippi River experience / By Gary Hoffman. Chanhassen, Minn. : Mighty Miss Press2009.
Story of a canoe expedition on the mighty Mississippi River.

Call No. 071203 Fiction
Watermarks: poems from the coast of Keweenaw / By Barbara Simila. Calumet, Mich. : Manitou Books1996.
In Watermarks: Poems from the Coast of Keweenaw, Simila provides a collection of thirty-one poems about life in Michigan's Copper Country.

Call No. 080436 Kids
Sea soup : phytoplankton / By Mary M. Cerullo. Gardiner, Me. : Tilbury House1999.
Sea Soup: Phytoplankton introduces children to the world of phytoplankton, plants so tiny that a million can fit in a teaspoon of sea water and so numerous that they produce half the world's oxygen. Each section of the book answers a question, such as "Are they plants or are they animals?" "How did tiny phytoplankton help build the largest structures on earth?" and "How do we know so much about things most of us have never seen?" Grade 5-8.

Call No. 090565
Hormones and pharmaceuticals generated by concentrated animal feeding operations : transport in water and soil New York : Springer Verlag2009.
This book examines how hormones, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals generated from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) of cattle, poultry, swine and aquaculture are transported in water and soil. Edited by Laurence S. Shore and Amy Pruden.

Call No. 110262 Kids
Voyage : Ocean...a full-speed-ahead tour of the oceans / By John Woodward. London ; New York : Dk Publishing2009.
Voyage: Ocean brings the reader into the abyss of the deep, blue sea. Spectacular images explore the incredible ocean and the animals and plants that live there. Special spreads focus on the exploration of the ocean and informative text interacts with the imagery throughout this circular tome. Ages 8-11.

Call No. 130585
Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization / By Steven Solomon. New York, NY : Harper2010.
Journalist Steven Solomon describes a terrifying—and all too real—world in which access to fresh water has replaced oil as the primary cause of global conflicts that increasingly emanate from drought-ridden, overpopulated areas of the world. Meticulously researched and undeniably prescient, Water is a stunningly clear-eyed action statement on what Robert F Kennedy, Jr. calls “the biggest environmental and political challenge of our time.”

Call No. 152326
The national parks : America’s best idea : an illustrated history / By Dayton Duncan. New York : Alfred A. Knopf2009.
The companion volume to the new Ken Burns PBS series, this is a beautifully illustrated history of the American National Park System. Burns and collaborator Dayton Duncan look at how each new park was brought into the system—from the adventures of explorers and naturalists to the intense political battles in Washington—and capture the particular splendors, significance, and ideals embodied in these unique places. 1st ed.

Call No. 152328
Community planning: an introduction to the comprehensive plan / By Eric D. Kelly. Washington, DC : Island Press2010.
This book introduces community planning as practiced in the United States, focusing on the comprehensive plan. Sometimes known by other names—especially master plan or general plan—the type of plan described here is the predominant form of general governmental planning in the United States. Although many government agencies make plans for their own programs or facilities, the comprehensive plan is the only planning document that considers multiple programs and that accounts for activities on all land located within the planning area, including both public and private property.

Call No. 181639
Fractals and multifractals in ecology and aquatic science / By Laurent Seuront. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis2010.
"Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science" provides scientists with a basic understanding of fractals and multifractals and the techniques that utilize them in analyzing ecological phenomenon. These techniques are especially valuable for analyzing spatial data sets and physical-biological couplings at different spatial and/or temporal scales.

Call No. 191146 Kids
Shipwrecks : exploring sunken cities beneath the sea / By Mary M. Cerullo. New York : Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin2009.
Stunning images of undersea life including sunken ships, tropical fish, and marine exploration highlight this diverse work packed with information ranging from the discovery of the sunken slave ship Henrietta Marie to discussions of the wondrous array of sea life that makes its home within such wreckage. Grade 3–6.

Call No. 191147 Kids
Spotlight shipwreck explorer : [discover lost treasures as you light up sunken relics of the deep] / By Saviour Pirotta. San Diego, CA : Silver Dolphin2008.
This one-of-a-kind novelty book includes an amazing spotlight effect that illuminates the cover and four of the spreads. With each turn of the wheel, kids can find a myriad of treasures and guess what type of ship or explorers they came from. Each page includes detailed information on what items were used for, the history behind each ship, and the battles that were won or lost. Kids also learn the importance of analyzing clues and what it takes to be a true shipwreck explorer!

Call No. 201079 2010
State of the world 2010: transforming cultures from consumerism to sustainability New York : Norton2010.
In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

Call No. 201696 Kids
The star maiden: an Ojibway tale / By Barbara Juster Esbensen. Boston : Little, Brown1988.
In this American Ojibway Indian legend about the origin of the water lilies, simple, relatively short sentences suffice to describe the events of how some magical sky maidens came to earth to find rest and relaxation on the peaceful ponds as white water lilies. Grade 2-4.

Call No. 201701
Food rules : an eater’s manual / By Michael Pollan. New York : Penguin Books2009.
Michael Pollan offers this guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions.

Call No. 232392
Connected : the surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives / By Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler. New York : Little, Brown and Co./Hachette Book Group2009.
Scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.

Call No. 232398
Regional and urban GIS : a decision support approach / By Timothy L. Nyerges and Piotr Jankowski. New York : Guilford Press2010.
This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems.

Call No. 232399
Library mashups : exploring new ways to deliver library data / By Nicole C. Engard. Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc.2009.
Nicole C. Engard and 25 contributors from all over the world share definitions, tools, techniques, and real life applications. Examples range from ways to allow those without programming skills to make simple website updates, to modifying the library OPAC, to using popular sites like Flickr, Yahoo!, LibraryThing, Google Maps, and Delicious to share and combine digital content.

Call No. 271400
Smart by nature : schooling for sustainability / By Michael K. Stone. Healdsburg, Calif. : Watershed Media ; Berkelely, Calif. : Distributed by University of California Press2009.
Throughout the United States, a movement of educators, parents, and students is remaking K-12 education to prepare students for the future environmental challenges. What would a green school or an eco-schooling curriculum look like? Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability offers firsthand accounts and strategies for greening campuses, rethinking school food, and transforming schools into model sustainable communities.

Call No. 271401 cur
Reading the environment : children’s literature in the science classroom / By Mary M. Cerullo. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann1997.
Reading the Environment demonstrates how you can bring together the best of the language arts and the science curriculums to instill in students a curiosity about the world around them. The book focuses on four broad subjects that are traditionally covered in elementary science: reading the landscape, the weather and season cycles, water from the mountains to the sea, and the ocean.

Call No. 271403
Explaining research : how to reach key audiences to advance your work / By Dennis Meredith. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press2010.
This book is the first comprehensive communications guidebook for scientists, engineers, and physicians. Drawing on knowledge gleaned from a forty-year career in research communications, the author maps out how scientists can utilize sophisticated tools and techniques to disseminate their discoveries to important audiences.

Call No. 281546 Kids
Seabird / By Holling Clancy Holling. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.1948.
An ivory gull carved by Ezra Brown in 1832 brings luck to four generations of his family as they travel on the seas and in the air. Gr. 2 - 6

Call No. 281548
Frogs, toads, and treefrogs : everything about selection, care, nutrition, breeding, and behavior Hauppauge, NY : Barron’s2007.
Terrarium keepers will find advice from two of the country’s leading experts on amphibians, their housing, care, and breeding in this helpful title. This book is a title in Barron’s extensive line of Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal’s traits—and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding.

Call No. 281550
Frogs and toads / By Steve Grenard. Hoboken, N.J. : Howell Book House2008.
The authoritative information and advice you need to have frogs and toads as pets. Include easy-to-care for breeds and intriguing, exotic varieties. 2nd edition.

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