Radio Program–July 3, 2006: Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (available from Warren, New Books, 363.738)

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountains by Mark Bowen (available at Warren, New Books, 551.51)

The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run out of Energy by Peter W. Huber & Mark P. Mills (available at Warren, stacks 333.79)

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore (available at Warren, stacks 363.7)

Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment: A Citizen’s Agenda for Action by James Gustave Speth (Warren, stacks, 363.7)

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond (Warren, stacks 304.2)

Snowball Earth: The Story of the Great Global Catastrophe that Spawned Life as We Know It. by Gabrielle Walker (Warren, stacks 551.6)

Guide to Weather: A Practical Guide to Observing, Measuring and Understanding the Weather by Ross Reynolds. (Warren, New Books 551.5) 

The Arctic by Joseph Wallace (Warren, stacks 508.98) 

Vermont Online Library 

(call 496-3913 for the password, or ask at the library)

Found 37 items in the online reference books section of the VOL. This is a neat selection of electronic books. Here is an example. You can download it as an article in two formats, print it, e-mail it or “bookmark” it.

Global Climate Change. Dana Desonie. 

Biology. Ed. Richard Robinson. Vol. 2. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. p145-148. 4 vols. 
From Gale Virtual Reference Library.

It is possible to search in particular magazines (ask me how) and I decided to see what I could find in the magazines we have in the library. Here is one interesting example and don’t forget that our magazines circulate:

Owning the weather: the ugly politics of the pathetic fallacy.(MISCELLANY). Ando Arike. 
        Harper’s Magazine 312.1868 (Jan 2006): p67(7). 

A search limited to Consumer Reports and using the search terms “energy savers” turned up two articles:

The real energy savers: washing machines.(Test)(Buyers Guide)(Evaluation). 
        Consumer Reports 66.8 (August 2001): p26(4).

The easy energy-savers: electronic thermostats can make cutting energy bills a no-brainer.(Buyers Guide). 
        Consumer Reports 66.1 (Jan 2001): p36(3).

For serious folks, VOL does list articles from academic journals, but rarely does it offer full-text on these articles. Do not despair, I can order such articles through the Department of Libraries. Warren Public Library may be small, but we are powerful.

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