UW-Madison Libraries Wisconsin's Water Library
Recent Acquisitions - November 2008
The Water Library is continuing to develop its collection each month. Below are some of the titles placed in our collection in September and October 2008.

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. 030827
Potential climate change effects on Great Lakes hydrodynamics and water quality Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers1999.
The problem of climate change has become increasingly recognized as a major environmental concern. This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the climate change effects on lake hydrodynamics and water quality. Edited by David C.L. Lam and William M. Schertzer.

Call No. 030829 Kids
Climate change / By Cheryl Jakab. North Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media2008.
Global Issues focuses on new environmental science exploring the increasing problems associated with climate change, and does this within the context of both its social and scientific ramifications. Climate change is explained within the present tense and is supplemented by case studies.

Call No. 030833
To follow the water : exploring the sea to discover climate : from the Gulf Stream to the blue beyond / By Dallas Murphy. New York : Basic Books2007.
In To Follow the Water, critically acclaimed author Dallas Murphy artfully recasts the story of human expansion and cultural development with the ocean playing the central role. Applying a novelist’s eye for detail and a historian’s drive for perspective, he connects the great ages of ocean exploration from Columbus, Magellan, and Cook to the development of modern oceanography. Taking the reader aboard the research vessels Oceanus and Ronald H. Brown, Murphy observes and participates in the practice of ocean science.

Call No. 071193 Kids
Lakes / By Catherine Chambers and Nicholas Lapthorn. Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann2008.
Lakes is part of 'The Mapping Earthforms' series and explains how the physical features that make up our natural environment were/are formed and shaped, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to living in these sometimes very challenging environments. Lakes includes examples from around the world and case studies the Great Lakes of North America and Lake Victoria in east Africa. It also includes a table of the largest lakes in the world. For ages 9 through 12. Revised and updated edition.

Call No. 110239 Kids
Robinson Crusoe / By Daniel Defoe. New York : Modern Library2001.
First published in April 1719, this is the fictional autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer)— a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.

Call No. 110241
Practical handbook of marine science Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press2001.
The volume provides a comprehensive reference of critical information necessary to meet the multidisciplinary research needs of all marine scientists, researchers, and anyone involved in managing marine resources. Edited by Michael J. Kennish. 3rd ed.

Call No. 110242 Curr
Ocean circulation Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann2001.
Includes sections addressing the topic of numerical modelling, and natural oscillations in the ocean-atmosphere system. This book covers the North Atlantic Oscillation and the Great Salinity Anomaly. It includes high quality full colour diagrams, substantial chapter summaries ideal for revision, answers, hints and notes for questions. Prepared by Angela Colling for the course team. 2nd ed.

Call No. 110243 Curr
Biological oceanography : an introduction / By Carol M. Lalli and Timothy R. Parsons. Oxford [England] : Butterworth Heinemann1997.
This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. As well as a clear and accessible text, learning is enhanced with numerous illustrations including a colour section, thorough chapter summaries, and questions with answers and comments at the back of the book. 2nd edition.

Call No. 110244 Curr
Laboratory exercises in oceanography / By Bernard W. Pipkin. New York : W.H. Freeman2001.
A stand alone laboratory manual for any introductory oceanography lab course. 3rd ed.

Call No. 110245 Curr
Project earth science. Physical oceanography / By Brent A. Ford and P. Sean Smith. Arlington, VA : National Science Teachers Association1995.
Hands-on activities explore the structure of water molecules, salt and freshwater mixing, tidal forces, oil spill cleanup methods, and more. Complete materials list, annotated bibliography and directions for your own wave tank. For ages 11 - 15.

Call No. 110246
Ecology of coastal waters: with implications for management / By K.H. Mann. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science2000.
International concern about the state of the world's coastal marine ecosystems is increasing and this volumes is a useful text for undergraduate and graduate life science students as well as for practicing professionals. 2nd ed.

Call No. 110247 Curr
Seawater : its composition, properties, and behaviour Oxford, UK ; Boston, MA : Butterworth Heinemann ; Milton Keynes, England : In Association with the Open University2002.
This volume forms part of an Open University course on Oceanography. Contents: water and ice; temperature in the oceans; salinity in the oceans; light and sound in seawater; the seawater solution; seawater and the global cycle. Prepared by an Open University Course Team. 2nd ed., reprinted with corrections.

Call No. 110248 Curr
The ocean basins: their structure and evolution Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann2004.
This textbook is part of a series of text designed for use with Open University's third level course on oceanography. Included are chapters on the processes that shape ocean basins, "hot springs", and sediment distributions, among other topics. Prepared by John Wright and David A. Rothery for the course team. 2nd. ed., reprinted with corrections.

Call No. 162689 Kids
Dead water zone / By Kenneth Oppel. New York : Eos2007.
Muscular sixteen-year-old Paul tries to find his genetically stunted younger brother Sam in the polluted ruins of Watertown, where Sam is trying to cure himself with toxic "dead water" that alters the metabolism of those who drink it. 1st Eos paperback ed.

Call No. 191135
Meditations of a Great Lakes sailor : a novel / By Stanley B. Graham. Medina, Ohio : Belding Pub.1999.

Call No. 201670
Water consciousness : how we all have to change to protect our most critical resource San Francisco, CA : AlterNet Books ; Healdsburg, CA : Watershed Media2008.
The book was inspired by the Water: H2O = Life exhibit, a ten year traveling exhibition on the global water crisis that was launched at the American Museum of Natural History in New York last year. It is a comprehensive, solution-focused guide to the world's greatest environmental crisis. Edited by Tara Lohan.

Call No. 281498
A Field guide to fish invaders of the Great Lakes region / By Jesse Anderson, Jeff Gunderson, Douglas A. Jensen, et al. Duluth, MN : University of Minnesota, Duluth, Sea Grant Program2007.
This 20-page, waterproof, pocket-sized guide highlights harmful aquatic invasive fish found in the Great Lakes Region. Similar-looking native fish are included for comparison. The guide's purpose is to assist private and public fisheries personnel in identifying and reporting potentially invasive fish species. It is also designed to accompany Aquatic Invasive Species-Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (AIS-HACCP) training workshops and materials. By Minnesota Sea Grant.

Call No. 281501
Aliens in the backyard : plant and animal imports into America / By John Leland. Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press2005.
In Aliens in the Backyard, John Leland explores the introduction of plants and animals to America, their intended function, how they were understood once integrated into the environment, their process of "naturalization," and how their use changed over time as different choices were required to create a world that was more suitable to American habitation. Leland shows us that newcomers are a part of not only the historical landscape, but also the cultural experience of America. He argues that diverse, complex, conflicted "aliens" ultimately melded, intermingled, and acculturated into a broader context of transition, change, and transformation to produce something "natural."

Call No. 281503
Biological invasions : economic and environmental costs of alien plant, animal, and microbe species Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press2002.
This volume reconfirms the diverse and unpredictable roles that non-native species assume as they invade new ecosystems: destruction of vital crops and forests, major damages to ecosystems leading to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and water loss. In addition, it covers the impact of disease organisms on human health and livestock. Information is provided on how the non-native species invade new ecosystems and the subsequent environmental effects of these invading species. Wherever possible, estimates on the economic impacts of the invading species are included. Edited by David Pimentel.

Call No. 281504
Biological invaders in inland waters : profiles, distribution and threats Dordrecht ; London : Springer2007.
Biological invaders in inland waters examines the identity, distribution, and impact of freshwater non-indigenous species and the dynamics of their invasion. The book focuses on old and new invaders and also raises questions and opens perspectives that provide a starting point for further research. The ultimate purpose of this book is to help define a more general framework for our knowledge of invasions in fresh waters. Edited by Francesca Gherardi.

Call No. 281505
Black carp : biological synopsis and risk assessment of an introduced fish / By Leo G. Nico, James D. Williams, and Howard L. Jelks. Bethesda, Md. : American Fisheries Society2005.
This book is a detailed risk assessment and biological synopsis of the black carp, a large mollusk-eating cyprinid fish native to eastern Asia. A great deal of controversy surrounds the presence of this foreign fish in the United States. Most of those associated with the aquaculture industry view black carp as an important tool in controlling.

Call No. 281506
Bigheaded carps : a biological synopsis and environmental risk assessment / By Cindy S. Kolar. Bethesda, Md. : American Fisheries Society2007.
The book is a detailed risk assessment and biological synopsis of the bigheaded carps of the genus Hypophthalmichthys, which includes the bighead, silver, and large-scale silver carps. It summarizes the scientific literature describing their biology, ecology, uses, ecological effects, and risks to the environment. Summarizes United States federal and state regulations, and assesses the risk posed by these species in the United States.

Call No. 281507 Kids
Invasive microbes / By Suellen May. New York : Chelsea House2006.
Today's world of travel helps even the tiniest of organisms--microbes--find their way to new environments. Influenzavirus A, or Avian influenza (also known as bird flu), which originated in Asia, is steadily making its way to new countries as a result of commerce, and experts anticipate a pandemic. This well-timed resource goes beyond the headlines in explaining the potentially devastating impact of invasive viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi. The author evaluates scenarios for success in the escalating battle for containment.

Call No. 281514
Aquaculture engineering / By Odd-Ivar Lekang. Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub.2007.
As aquaculture continues to grow at a rapid pace, understanding the engineering behind aquatic production facilities is of increasing importance for all those working in the industry. This book requires knowledge of the many general aspects of engineering such as material technology, building design and construction, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering. In this comprehensive book, Odd-Ivar Lekang introduces these principles and demonstrates how such technical knowledge can be applied to aquaculture systems.

Call No. 281515
Great Lakes shipping, trade, and aquatic invasive species Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press2008.
This book reviews existing research and efforts to date to reduce aquatic invasive species introductions into the Great Lakes and identifies ways that these efforts could be strengthened toward an effective solution. Written by the Committee on the St. Lawrence Seaway: Options to Eliminate Introduction of Nonindigenous Species into the Great Lakes, Phase 2, et al.

Call No. 290256
Assessment and management of plant invasions New York : Springer1997.
Biological invasion of native plant communities is a high-priority problem in the field of environmental management. Resource managers, biologists, and all those involved in plant communities must consider ecological interactions when assessing both the effects of plant invasion and the long-term effects of management. Sections of the book cover human perceptions of invading plants, assessment of ecological interactions, direct management, and regulation and advocacy. It also includes an appendix with descriptive data for many of the worst weeds. Edited by James O. Luken and John W. Thieret.

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