Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some new books in the Water Library

Climate change : the science, impacts and solutions. London : Earthscan, 2009.
The author 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.

Hormones and pharmaceuticals generated by concentrated animal feeding operations : transport in water and soil. New York : Springer Verlag, 2009
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.

Fractals and multifractals in ecology and aquatic science. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2010.
This book 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.

Sea soup : phytoplankton. Gardiner, Me. : Tilbury House, 1999.
Sea Soup 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?" For grades 5-8.

Dane waters: a reflection of us all [videorecording]. Worthwhile Films, 2007.
A look at how storm water from urban areas negatively impacts lakes, rivers and streams in Wisconsin in the Madison area and provides information on what each of us can do to prevent pollution from reaching these water resources.From the Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership. 26 minutes. DVD format.