Home

FURTHER READINGS:
Books
Videos
Books for
K-12 Teachers

Children's Books
and Videos

Web Sites


C
H
A
N
G
E

B
E
G
I
N
S

W
I
T
H

L
E
A
R
N
I
N
G

. . .

L
E
A
R
N
I
N
G

B
E
G
I
N
S

A
T

Y
O
U
R

L
I
B
R
A
R
Y

    UCSB Libraries         UCSB Reads for Earth Day

2007 Theme: GLOBAL WARMING, Science & Society




FURTHER READINGS

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.

Books

  • 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. UCSB only! 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


Videos

  • 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.
    On order.
          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."


Books for K-12 Teachers

**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, [2002].
    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


Children's Books and Videos

    Books:

  • 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.
    On order.

  • 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

    Videos:

  • 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.
    Grades 4-9.

  • Global warming. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlesinger Video Productions, 1993.
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media QC981.8 .G56 G58 1993
    Grades 5-12.

  • 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.


Web Sites



Page maintained by: "UCSB Reads for Earth Day" Library Committee.
Last modified: 02/26/07