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Adventure/Ecological/Learning Vacations - Science Reference Guide

Earth Day - Science Reference Guide

Earth Decade Reading List

Earth's Water Cycle and Climate Change: Reading List - Science Reference Guide

Environment - Selected Internet Resources

Environmental Science Projects - Science Tracer Bullet

Human Impacts on the Biosphere - A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide

The Natural History of Lewis and Clark -- Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide

Nature Study, Nature Writing: Past and Present - Science Reference Guide

Rachel Carson: Selected Reading List - Science Reference Guide



Photo: large white stucco building with a red tile roof.
The Old Letterman Hospital at the Presidio in San Francisco, now the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, combines green building techniques with historic preservation. From the National Park Service Web site.

Living and working sustainably

Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Combustion Processes - Science Tracer Bullet, (March, 2007)

Desalination - Science Tracer Bullet

Electric Power - A Tracer Bit (Brief Tracer Bullet)

Electric Vehicles - Science Tracer Bullet

Geothermal Energy - Science Tracer Bullet

Green Roofs - Science Tracer Bullet

High Speed Rail Transportation - Science Tracer Bullet

Integrated Pest Management - Science Tracer Bullet

Pesticides and Foods - Science Tracer Bullet

Solar Energy - Science tracer Bullet

Solar Ovens and Solar Cooking - Science Reference Guide

Sustainable Agriculture - Science Tracer Bullet

Urban Transportation - Science Tracer Bullet

Wind Power - Science Tracer Bullet


Ecosystems: climatology and weather

Cold Regions Bibliography

Climate and Weather - Selected Internet Resources

Global Warming & Climate Change - Science Tracer Bullet

Is the old adage "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor's warning" true, or is it just an old wives’ tale? - Everyday Mysteries

"Weather Forecasting" - Webcast -- Bob Ryan, Chief Meteorologist at NBC4.

Why is it hot in the summer and cold in the winter?


Ecosystems: flora and fauna

Bees, Pollination and Climate Change: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide

Biodiversity - Science Tracer Bullet

Bioethics - Science Reference Guide

Botany - Selected Internet Resources

Edible Wild Plants - Science Tracer Bullet

Edible Wild Plants - Science Reference Guide

Ethnobotany of the Americas - Science Tracer Bullet

Horticulture and Gardening - Science Reference Guide

Invasive Species - Science Tracer Bullet

James A. Duke: A Select List of Librarians' Favorite Reference Tools (plants) - Science Reference Guide

Medicinal Plants - Science Tracer Bullet

The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly - Science Reference Guide

Poisonous Plants - Science Tracer Bullet

Space Based Ornithology: Remote Sensing & Bird Migration - Science Reference Guide


Geography and geology

Dinosaurs - Science Tracer Bullet

Earthquake and Earthquake Engineering - Science Tracer Bullet

Geology - Selected Internet Resources

Natural Disasters - Science Reference Guide

Oceanography - Selected Internet Resources

"Seashell on the Mountaintop" - Webcast -- Author Alan Cutler on his book about the inventor of modern geology.

What are the seven seas? - Everyday Mysteries

Why is the ocean blue? - Everyday Mysteries


From American Memory

Conservation Movement ~ Multiformat ~ 1850-1920 - The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920.

Environment, Natural ~ Photographs ~ 1891-1936 - American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: Images from the University of Chicago Library.

Florida Everglades Environmental History ~ Multiformat ~ 1884-1934 - Reclaiming the Everglades: South Florida's Natural History, 1884-1934.



Avoiding the Fate of the Mayans - After flourishing for a thousand years, the Mayan civilizatioin abruptly disappeared. Thanks to Landsat satellite data and climate models, NASA archaeologist Tom Sever has gained insights into the event known as the Maya Collapse.

Bob Ryan, the Chief Meteorologist at NBC4 since 1980, spoke about weather forecasting.

"Color in the Herb Garden" - A webcast with Jim Adams, curator of the National Herb Garden at the National Arboretum.

"Herbs in the Garden" - A webcast with Holly Shimizu, the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden.

"Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology" - A Webcast with Dr. Eric Grissell.

"Preserving Africa's Threatened Wildlife: Forest Peoples and Indigenous Knowledge". - Alden Almquist, anthropologist, 2003-2004 Kluge Staff Fellow, and Albert Lokasola, President, Vie Sauvage, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"Seashell on the Mountaintop" - Dr. Alan Cutler discusses his book on Nicholaus Steno, the founder of modern geology.

"A Tale of Two Gardens" - Dr. James A. Duke. A Webcast with the noted ethnobotanist, expert on medicinal plants, and author.

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