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for Earth Day
2007 Theme: GLOBAL WARMING, Science & Society
The following is a list of selected resources on global warming that can be found in the UCSB Libraries by
the call number listed. Multiple copies of most titles can also be found in the
Santa Barbara Public Library System.
- Arons, Nicholas Gabriel. Waiting for Rain: the Politics and Poetry of Drought in Northeast Brazil.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2004.
HN290.N6 A76 2004
Bowen, Mark. Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains.
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
Sci-Eng Lib QC879.59 .B69 2005
Cox, John D. Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means For Our Future.
Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2005.
Sci-Eng Lib QC884 .C69 2005
Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means For Life on Earth.
Young Adult edition: We are the Weather Makers.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .C5 F438 2005
Gelbspan, Ross. Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists
Are Fueling the Climate Crisis--and What We Can Do To Avert Disaster.
New York: Basic Books, 2005.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 G44 2005
Gelbspan, Ross. The Heat Is On: the High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate.
Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1997.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8.G56 G45 1997
Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It.
Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 2006.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 G67
Houghton, John. Global Warming: the Complete Briefing. 3rd Edition
Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 H68 2004
UCSB Reads for Earth Day selection:
Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field Notes From a Catastrophe.
New York: Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8.G56 K655 2006
Linden, Eugene. The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .C5 L567 2006
Lynas, Mark. High Tide: News From a Warming World.
London: Flamingo, 2004.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 L978 2004
Mitchell, Alanna. Dancing at the Dead Sea: Tracking the World's Environmental Hotspots.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
GF75 .M58 2005
Motavalli, Jim. Feeling the Heat: Dispatches From the Frontlines of Climate Change.
New York: Routledge, 2004.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 F42 2004
Norris, Stefan, Lynn Rosentrater, and Pal Martin Eid.
Polar Bears at Risk.
Oslo, Norway: WWF International Arctic Programme, May 2002. [via Columbia Earthscape.]
- Stutz, Bruce. Chasing Spring: an American Journey Through a Changing Season.
New York: Scribner, 2006.
Sci-Eng Lib QB637.5 .S78 2006
Weart, Spencer R., The Discovery of Global Warming. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Sci-Eng Lib QC981.8 .G56 W43 2003
- Greenhouse Earth: an uncontrolled experiment. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003.
Media Collection QC912.3 .G687 2003
"To what extent has industrialization impacted Earth's climate? How are researchers studying global warming?
And what is being done to forestall the planet-wide ecological crisis looming over the horizon?
This timely program makes generous use of computer models, 3-D animations, and high-tech imaging to explore
these crucial questions. Analysis of ocean sediment, prehistoric trees and pollen, and air trapped in polar ice;
the influence of forests, volcanic aerosols, and microbe activity on the greenhouse effect; increases in
desertification, hurricane activity, and incidences of drought, flooding, forest fires, and mudslides; and
sustainable and efficient energy sources are discussed."
- An inconvenient truth. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount, 2006.
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global
warming have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global
warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes
from his experiences.
- Rising waters: global warming and the fate of the Pacific Islands. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2000.
Media Collection QC993.O3 R57 2000
Through interviews and personal stories of Pacific Islanders living in Kiribati, the Samoas, the atolls of
Micronesia, including the Marshall Islands and Hawaii, this program illustrates how the Pacific Islands are
the first to feel the effects of rising sea levels caused by global warming.
- State of the planet: biosphere in the balance. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001.
Media Collection QH75 .S6655 2001
"Deforestation, global warming, depletion of aquifers, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions--how much
longer can Earth compensate for these damaging forces? In this timely three-part series, David Attenborough
and some of the world's leading experts on environmental matters consider probably the most important issue
of the 21st century: the future of life on this planet."
**NOTE:** California K-12 public school teachers are eligible for a free library card.
Bring a memo from your principal and a photo ID.
Global warming wheel card classroom activity kit: a lesson plan for teaching about global warming
and how to calculate greenhouse gas emissions in everyday human activities for students grades 6-8.
[Washington, D.C.?]: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, .
Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media QC981.8.G56 .G5837 2002
Global warming & the greenhouse effect: [teacher's guide].
Berkeley, Calif.: Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS), Lawrence Hall of Science,
University of California, 1997.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8.G56 G58165 1997
Renewables are ready: a guide to teaching renewable energy in junior and senior high school classrooms
Cambridge, Mass.: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1991.
Curriculum Lab TJ808 .R426 1991
- 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1990.
Curriculum Lab TD171.7 .A16 1990
- Bilger, Burkhard. Global warming. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1992.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8.G56 B46 1992
Davies, Nicola. Ice Bear: In the Steps of the Polar Bear.
Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2005.
Curriculum Lab PZ10.3 .D2865 Ice 2005
Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming.
Viking Juvenile, to be published in February 2007.
Pringle, Laurence. Global Warming: The Threat of Earth's Changing Climate.
New York: SeaStar Books, 2001.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8.G56 P75 2001
Revkin, Andrew. The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World.
Boston: Kingfisher Books, 2006.
Curriculum Lab G614 .R48 2006
Rockwell, Anne. Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?: The Dangers of Global Warming.
New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8 .G56 R63 2006
Silverstein, Alvin. Global Warming. Brookfield, Conn.: Twenty-First Century Books, 2003.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8.G56 S577 2003
Tesar, Jenny E. Global warming. New York: Facts on File, 1991.
Curriculum Lab QC981.8.G56 T47 1991
- 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Los Angeles, CA: Churchill Media, 1992.
Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media TD171.7 .A162 1992
Based on the book by the same title, gives examples of what kids around the country are doing to save the
earth. Each activity is not only good for the earth, it also provides a wide range of educational and personal skills.
- Global warming. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlesinger Video Productions, 1993.
Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media QC981.8 .G56 G58 1993
- Global warming & the greenhouse effect. Huntsville, Tex.: Educational Video Network, 2001.
Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media QC981.8 .G56 G58163 2001
This video discusses what the greenhouse effect and global warming are, what nations are doing to
prevent further damage, and provides guidance as to how we can help.
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