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Teach Yourself Weather

by Peter Inness

Teach Yourself Weather shows you how to interpret the nightly weather report and even make your own predictions. It examines climate change and its effect on the weather.

Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment

by Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment

U.S. Arctic waters north of the Bering Strait and west of the Canadian border encompass a vast area that is usually ice covered for much of the year, but is increasingly experiencing longer periods and larger areas of open water due to climate change. Sparsely inhabited with a wide variety of ecosystems found nowhere else, this region is vulnerable to damage from human activities. As oil and gas, shipping, and tourism activities increase, the possibilities of an oil spill also increase.

Wind Is to Feel

by Shirley Cook Hatch

WIND IS TO FEEL has many observations about the wind, and suggestions for activities that boys and girls an do on their own or with a parent or teacher.

Farm Prices: Myth and Reality

by Willard W. Cochrane

This book deals with the price-income problems of commercial agriculture in the United States. The purpose of this book is to bring the best in modern analysis--information, economic logic, and social theory--to bear on the price-income problems of commercial agriculture.


by Thomas Henry Huxley

A Critical Examination of the Position of Mr. Darwin's Work, "On the Origin of Species," in Relation to the Complete Theory of the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature Lecture VI. (of VI.), "Lectures to Working Men", at the Museum of Practical Geology, 1863, on Darwin's Work: "Origin of Species"

Reading About - Rain or Shine

by Jim Pipe

The Reading About series introduces early readers to non-fiction. Each book is designed to increase reading fluency and combines a narrative text, accessible language and an easy-to-follow format.

Roots of the Farm Problem

by Luther G. Tweeten

This book represents an attempt to extend our knowledge of the fundamentals of the farm problem and the coming shape of the agricultural industry. Its emphasis is on the demand for inputs. It examines the forces which have increased the use of such capital items as fertilizer and chemicals, farm machinery and operating inputs; it appraises those forces which are causing rapid changes in technology and output. The data used here also indicate the response expected in output and in use of capital or labor inputs as prices of these farm resources and farm products change by given amounts.

The End of the Wild

by Stephen M. Meyer

Today the guiding hand of natural selection is unmistakably human. With these words Stephen M. Meyer begins a stunningly clear-eyed view of the extinction crisis. Marshaling evidence from the last ten years of research, he argues that nothing-not national or international laws, global bioreserves, local sustainability schemes, or "wildlands"-will change the course we have set: the loss of half of the earth's species by the end of the century. We will come to share the planet only with species that thrive in human-dominated environments.

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

by James R. Holton

This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. Formulas have been removed.

The Day It Rained Forever: The Story of the Johnstown Flood

by Virginia T. Gross

When a cheaply constructed dam above Johnstown bursts under the onslaught of torrential rains, Christina and her family struggle to escape the floodwater which bears down upon their town.

The Last Landscape

by William H. Whyte

This book is about the way our metropolitan areas look and the way they might look. Its thesis is that they are going to look much better, that they are going to be much better places to live in, and that one of the reasons they are is that a lot more people are going to be living in them. Many thoughtful observers believe the opposite is true. They hold that not only is the landscape of our cities and suburbs a hideous mess, as indeed much of it is, but that it is bound to become much worse. The saturation point has been reached, they say, and unless growth and population trends are redirected, our metropolitan areas will become fouler yet. Some think they are beyond redemption already and that the only real hope is to start afresh, somewhere else, with new towns and cities.


by Herbert S. Zim

This book talks about anything you ever wanted to know about waves, from how they are formed, explaining simple vocabulary about waves, how they travel across the oceans, how they can be destructive, and how they can be useful too. Although this book was published in 1967 I found it had some excellent information on a topic not often talked about, Ocean waves. Good read in my opinion.

The Sea Otter (Endangered in America)

by Alvin Silverstein Virginia Silverstein Robert Silverstein

These graceful creatures never leave the water, not even to give birth. Their warm fur, helps to keep them warm and also to float, and they have almost human like paws. Come and learn more about the "teddy bear of the sea" the sea otter. Find out what these marvelous creatures eat, how they groom themselves, how they mate and what efforts have been made to protect these valuable creatures from extinction. includes an index and further reading suggestions. Grades 3 and up. Other books in this series are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Climate Change in 2017: Implications for Business

by Rebecca Henderson Amram Migdal Sophus A Reinert Polina Dekhtyar

Professors Rebecca M. Henderson and Sophus A. Reinert, Polina Dekhtyar (MBA 2016), and Case Researcher Amram Migdal (Case Research & Writing Group) prepared this note as the basis for class discussion.

About The Ocean (We Both Read)

by Sindy Mckay

The First Books Designed for Shared Reading" Introducing the easiest and most enjoyable way to help and encourage children to read! We Both Read is designed to invite parents and children to share the reading of a book by taking turns reading aloud. Parents read the more sophisticated text on the left-hand pages and children read the right-hand pages, which have been written at one of the three early reading levels. Developed with reading education specialists, this delightful new series brings parents and children together for a wonderful new reading experience and faster reading development! "We Both Read is the series we have all been waiting for: books that enable parents to help their children learn to read while having fun together. This is the most appealing and effective innovation for young readers that I have seen in many years!" - Thelma Reese, Ed.D., Reading Education Specialist and Chairperson of the Children's Literacy Initiative About the Ocean The oceans come alive in this new non-fiction title in the We Both Read series. Filled with beautiful photographs, this book explores many aspects of the ocean environment that will excite readers, both young and old! Journey from coral reefs to deep seas to sandy shores. Learn interesting facts about life in the ocean, including dolphins, sharks, whales, starfish and much more!

Earth Systems, an Earth Science Course

by Curriki

The Open Source Earth Science course has been organized to meet the CA Science Standards for Earth Sciences in grades 9 - 10, as adopted by the California State Board of Education. This course is part of a set of collections that contain additional Earth Science resources on Curriki that can be accessed at

Terrestrial Ecosystems (Second edition)

by Jerry M. Melillo John D. Aber

Earth requires an understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems, the basic units of the landscape, function.

Floods (Dangerous Weather)

by Michael Allaby

From the Book jacket: Floods have caused more damage and killed more people than any other form of dangerous weather. From the life and travels of a single molecule of water to the destructive power of a flash flood, author Michael Allaby reveals the wonder and occasional terror unleashed by water in motion. Floods describes every type of flood condition, how humankind has learned to limit some of the damage floods can cause, great floods of the past, how some floods are good, and how readers can protect themselves and others from danger during floods. The Dangerous Weather series imparts fundamental weather science to readers through author Michael Allaby's vivid descriptions of extreme weather systems. The series focuses on the five most dangerous kinds of weather activity; diagrams related meteorological, climatological, and environmental basics in clear, compelling language; chronicles the history of each form of dangerous weather; and offers safety precautions for extreme weather conditions. Fully illustrated and indexed, the Dangerous Weather series is an invaluable tool for student research. Other volumes include: hurricanes tornadoes blizzards droughts A chronology of weather Michael Allaby is the author of more than 40 books, mainly on science, natural history, and environmental topics. A few of his previous works include Basics of Environmental Science, How It Works: The Environment, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, among other professional affiliations.

Can We Solve the Farm Problem: An Analysis of Federal Aid to Agriculture

by Murray R. Benedict

CAN WE SOLVE THE FARM PROBLEM? An Analysis of Federal Aid to Agriculture

Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-friendly Employment

by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn James P. Hendrix K. C. Golden

The first green employment guide from America's #1 career publisher features profiles of hundreds of lucrative positions. With this comprehensive guide, readers can find the job of their dreams--and know they're making a difference.

Environment - Competitive exam

by Shankar Ias

The best book on environment, recommended by civil service exam experts. The book includes the previous year question and point by point description and analysis.

Understanding God’s World

by Dawn Mereness

The Author describes GOD's creation in his books, about Science, Insects, Plants, Birds, Water, Air, Weather, Sound and Hearing. Geology, Planet Earth, Oceanography, Wonders of the Sea and Astronomy.


by Hilma Wolitzer

Paulie and Howard Flax have been married almost twenty-five years when she decides to leave him-before the mockery of a silver-anniversary party, "before Hallmark unfurled the tinfoil in a roll of thunder." Their circumstances have never been ideal. Paulie was pregnant when they married, Howard has been unfaithful, and they both had to defer their dreams for the sake of domesticity. Paulie, who writes a household-hints column, had once intended to be a poet, and Howard reluctantly gave up the high life of a jazz musician to run a recording studio. Middle age has softened their bodies and muted their passion. On the eve of Paulie's defection, Howard suffers a significant heart attack and the belated discovery that he truly loves her. He decides to end his affair with sexy, tenacious Janine and devote himself to restoring his marriage. But soon after his recovery, Paulie moves out of their Long Island home into Manhattan, where she encounters surprising new adventures of the mind and heart. Howard remains in the suburbs, inventing strategies to win her back, alternately aided and impeded by their grown son and daughter. At the same time, he tries to come to terms with his newly evident mortality. Told in both Paulie's and Howard's voices, Silver is the deeply affecting story of their struggle to find the best way to live-together, or apart.

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