New books in the INSTAAR Library

June 18th, 2015

The Archaean: Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth
by Andrew Glikson, 2014
Archaean terrains contain a wealth of structural, stratigraphic, textural, mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic features allowing insights into the nature of the early Earth. This book is based on studies of Archaean terrains in Australia, South Africa and India and petrological and geochemical studies of rock suites from a range of terrains.

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World
by by Susanne Moser and Maxwell Boykoff, 2013
What does successful adaptation look like? While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world.

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
by Scott Murray, 2013
Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the Web with this practical, hands-on introduction to D3, a JavaScript library that lets you express data visually in a web browser.

Diplomacy on Ice: Energy & the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic
edited by Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali, 2015
As the race for resources gathers momentum, the Arctic and Antarctic have taken on a more prominent role in international relations. Discussion has mostly centered on the potential for conflict, environmental destruction, and upheaval from climate change. This important book shifts the conversation from conflict to cooperation, bringing to light various underappreciated facets of diplomacy. Expert contributors discuss the complexities of governing polar regions, addressing such issues as energy development, indigenous peoples’ rights, tourism, invasive species, ship traffic, commercial fishing, military patrols, and mineral exploration.