New for Sustainability Studies

University Libraries has recently acquired a number of new  books, eBooks and DVDs for researchers and students in the Programs of Sustainability Studies.

Books

American Earth: Environmental writing since Thoreau
Editor: McKibben, Bill
Subjects: Environmentalism.
Environmental literature.
Ecology in literature.
Nature conservation.
Ecocriticism.
Holdings: Main Library Stacks
PS169 .E25 A44 2008

The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the approach and the experience
Author: Maathai, Wangari
Subjects: Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Tree planting > Kenya.
Holdings: Science Engineering Library
SB435.6 .K4 M33 2004

Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States : building environmentally just, sustainable, and livable communities
Author: Bullard, Robert D.
Subjects: Environmental Health > United States.
Poverty Areas > United States.
Residence Characteristics > United States.
Social Justice > United States.
Vulnerable Populations > United States.
Holdings: SBU Health Sciences Library – Book Stacks
WA 30.5 B935e 2011

eBooks

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 1 – 10
Subjects: Spirit of sustainability
Business of sustainability
Law and politics of sustainability
Natural resources and sustainability
Ecosystems management and sustainability
Measurements, indicators, and research methods for sustainability
China and India : assessing sustainability
Americas & Oceania : assessing sustainability
Afro-Eurasia : assessing sustainability
Overviews, future views, and review essays
Holdings: In Process

DVD

Design e2: the economies of being environmentally conscious
Six [26]-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
Subjects: Sustainable architecture.
Architecture, Modern > 20th century.
Architecture and energy conservation.
Environmental policy.
Holdings: Third Floor Stacks – Videotape Collection DVD 2954
Episode 1 : The Druke White Lotus School***Episode 2 : Greening the ffederal government***Episode 3 : Bogota : building a sustainable city***Episode 4 : Affordable green housing***Episode 5 : Adaptive reuse in the Netherlands***Episode 6 : Architecture 2030

Cities on Speed: series
Four modern urban tales from Cairo, Bogota, Shanghai and Mumbai take a closer look at one of mankind’s great challenges: planning for the future citizens in “exploding” cities. In 2030 80% of the world’s population will live in cities. Megacities have traditionally been economic and political power centres but today the fastest growing cities are in developing nations. There is an acute need for new models of city planning to prevent collapses under such huge social, economic and environmental pressure. The new challenge is that cities today are made by citizens rather than city planners. Cities on Speed shows how four different megacities are dealing with this new modernity.
Subjects: Cities and towns > Growth.
Shanghai (China)
Bombay (India)
Cairo (Egypt)
Bogotá (Colombia)
Holdings: Third Floor Stacks – Permanent Reserve DVD 3053
Disc 1 : Shanghai : space***Disc 2 : Cairo : garbage***Disc 3 : Mumbai : traffic***Disc 4 : Bogota : improving civic behavior

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy working with time
Follows Andy Goldsworthy’s bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy’s painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature – who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometimes before it is even finished.
Subjects: Goldsworthy, Andy, > 1956-,
Nature (Aesthetics)
Found objects (Art)
Outdoor sculpture.
Sculpture materials.
Holdings: Third Floor Stacks – Videotape Collection DVD 3048

For more resources and research help, see the University Libraries Research and Subject Guide for Sustainability and Environmental Studies

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