New books, all by INSTAARs and friends

May 15th, 2015

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises
by James White, et al., National Research Council, 2013
  This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on potential abrupt changes to the ocean, atmosphere, ecosystems, and high latitude areas, and identifies key research and monitoring needs. It calls for action to develop an abrupt change early warning system to help anticipate and reduce the impacts of future abrupt changes.

Chasing Ice
by Jeff Orlowski, 2013
  In case you missed it at the theatre or on cable, this documentary follows James Balog as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

The Hand of the Small-Town Builder: Vernacular Summer Architecture in New England, 1870-1935
by W. Tad Pfeffer, 2014
  A richly documented survey of master craftsmen cum builders, developers, and architects whose subtle but marked influence on the northern New England landscape grew hand in hand with the idea of vacations for the middle class.

Aspen Dreams: A Memoir
by Joyce Gellhorn, 2012
  Gellhorn’s narrative, written at the end of her life, about what made her become an ecologist, her research, and her deep relationship with the natural world.

Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
by Michael SanClements, 2014
  The approachable guide helps you embrace the good plastics (phones and medical equipment), avoid the bad (containers and toys that contain toxic chemicals), and use less of the ugly (wasteful single-use plastic).

Arrows and Atl Atls: A Guide to the Archaeology of Beringia
by E. James Dixon, 2013
  Dixon tells the story of Beringian archaeology from a fresh perspective.