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New Books July 2012
The Water Library continues to develop its collection each month. Below are some of the titles placed in our collection in May and June 2012. If you wish to borrow any item, please use the Request Form to request books by call number and title. Or you can send an email to askwater. You may also call the Water Library at (608) 262-3069 to request help.
Call No. 030943
Climate and culture change in North America AD 900-1600 / By William C. Foster. Austin : University of Texas Press2012.
Centuries-long cycles of heating and cooling are well documented for Europe and the North Atlantic. These variations in climate had a substantial impact on the cultural history of Europe. William C. Foster marshals extensive evidence that the heating and cooling also occurred in North America and significantly affected the cultural history of Native peoples of the American Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast.

Call No. 040504
The beach book: science of the shore / By Carl H. Hobbs. New York : Columbia University Press2012.
Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work.

Call No. 040505
Waterfall : Nature and Culture / By Brian J. Hudson. Reaktion Books2012.
While waterfalls have often been considered in terms of their picturesque qualities, their rich cultural background has been neglected. This author portrays the marvels of waterfalls in a new light. He explores the many myths and legends waterfalls have inspired in cultures ranging from Native American to Celtic and Indian, and how they have been depicted in art, literature, film, and music. He also examines their influence on architecture and landscape design, as manmade waterfalls begin to be a staple of parks, gardens, and backyard landscaping.

Call No. 071224 Fiction
The river wife : a novel / By Jonis Agee. New York : Random House2007.
From acclaimed novelist Jonis Agee comes a sweeping, panoramic story of five generations of women who experience love and heartbreak, passion and deceit against the backdrop of the nineteenth-century South.

Call No. 071225 Kids
Pond circle / By Betsy Franco. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books2009.
In the pond by Anna’s house, a food chain begins with algae, which is eaten by a mayfly nymph, which is eaten by a beetle, which is eaten by a bullfrog.... Illustrated by Stefano Vitale. For children ages four through eight.

Call No. 110245 cur 2011
Project earth science: physical oceanography / By Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta, Gregg R. Brooks, and Nancy W. West. Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press2011.
Revised 2nd edition of popular teaching aid. Lists hands-on activities to 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. 110278 Fiction
The hungry tide / By Amitav Ghosh. Boston : Houghton Mifflin2005.
Off the easternmost corner of India, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans, where settlers live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Piya Roy, a young American marine biologist of Indian descent, arrives in this lush, treacherous landscape in search of a rare species of river dolphin and enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator. Together the three of them launch into the elaborate backwaters, drawn unawares into the powerful political undercurrents of this isolated corner of the world that exact a personal toll as fierce as the tides.

Call No. 140868 Kids
Scarecrow / By Cynthia Rylant. San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace1998.
Although made of straw and borrowed clothes, a scarecrow appreciates his peaceful, gentle life and the privilege of watching nature at work. For children ages six through nine. Illustrated by Lauren Stringer.

Call No. 140869 Kids
The curious garden / By Peter Brown. New York : Little, Brown2009.
Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city. For children ages three through eight.

Call No. 162712
Water quality concepts, sampling, and analyses Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press2011.
This book supplies practical information for planning, conducting, or evaluating water quality monitoring programs. It presents the latest information and methodologies for water quality policy, regulation, monitoring, field measurement, laboratory analysis, and data analysis. Edited by Yuncong Li and Kati Migliaccio. Includes 2 videodiscs (DVD ; 4 3/4 in.)

Call No. 162713
A hole at the bottom of the sea : the race to kill the BP oil gusher / By Joel Achenbach. New York : Simon & Schuster2011.
A groundbreaking account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and what came after. The tragic explosion on the huge drilling rig in April 2010 killed 11 men and triggered an environmental disaster as a gusher of crude surged into the gulf’s waters. BP engineers and government scientists—awkwardly teamed in Houston—raced to devise ways to plug the Macondo well and avoid a second, and even more catastrophic, underground blowout.

Call No. 201745 curr
In the three sisters garden / By JoAnne Dennee, Jack Peduzzi, and Julia Hand. Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.1996.
Sister Corn, Sister Squash, and Sister Bean introduce children to gardening in two distinct year-long adventures that explore the ancient wisdoms of the land. Each is a unique journey through the four seasons, rich with earth-friendly gardening methods, history, hands-on activities, stories, and provocative ideas. Illustrated by Carolyn Peduzzi.

Call No. 201746
Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout / By Lauren Redniss. New York : !t Books, am imprint of Harper Collins2011.
Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science, and the issue of radiation in the modern world. 2012-2013 UW Madison Go Big Read choice.

Call No. 201747
From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science / By Martin Rees. New York : W.W. Norton2012.
Science is often portrayed as an obscure, difficult discipline, governed by elite researchers and inaccessible to the general public. In this new book, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging improved communication between researchers and laypeople.

Call No. 201748
Citizen science : public participation in environmental research Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates2012.
Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards, watching for the first budding leaf in spring, or measuring local snowfall. Experts from a variety of disciplines share their experiences of creating and implementing successful citizen science projects. Edited by Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney.

Call No. 201750
The social conquest of earth / By Edward O. Wilson. New York : Liveright Pub. Corp.2012.
From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson’s legendary career.

Call No. 201751
The good food revolution : growing healthy food, people, and communities / By Will Allen. New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books2012.
Describes the author’s early experiences as a sharecropper’s son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.

Call No. 220328 Kids
Into the outdoors / By Susan Gal. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Random House2011.
A child describes the wonders observed during a family camping trip to the mountains in a story that introduces the reader to prepositions. For children ages 5 and up.

Call No. 232420
Build your own underwater robot and other wet projects / By Harry Bohm and Vickie Jensen. Vancouver : Westcoast Words1987.
This book introduces the excitement and the technology of underwater exploration. It presents clear, well-illustrated projects—from various underwater robots (ROVs) and gliders to diving bells and model habitats. You can build them all using inexpensive materials available at local hardware, hobby and electronics stores or via the internet.

Call No. 271424 Kids
Green / By Laura Vaccaro Seeger. New York : Roaring Brook Press2012.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green. For children ages two and up.

Call No. 271425
Environmental literacy in science and society : from knowledge to decisions / By Roland W. Scholz and Claudia R. Binder. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press2011.
This unique book provides a comprehensive review and analysis of environmental literacy within the context of environmental science and sustainable development. Approaching the topic from multiple perspectives, it explores the development of human understanding of the environment and human-environment interactions in the fields of biology, psychology, sociology, economics and industrial ecology.

Call No. 290272 Kids
Eating the alphabet : fruits and vegetables from A to Z / By Lois Ehlert. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich1989.
An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini. For children ages 4 and up.

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