New books for summer

July 17th, 2014

New books in the INSTAAR Library:

Princeton Primers in Climate
We now have the rest of Princeton Univ Press’ new series of short, authoritative volumes on the state of the art in climate research: Climate and Ecosystems, by David Schimel; Planetary Climates, by Andrew Ingersoll; and Paleoclimate, by Michael Bender.

The Atmospheric Chemist’s Companion: Numerical Data for use in the Atmospheric Sciences
by Peter Warneck and Jonathan Williams, 2012
This collection of frequently needed numerical data covers essentially all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. The data are presented primarily in the form of annotated tables; explanatory text is kept to a minimum.

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
by Manual Lima, 2011
This groundbreaking book combines a history of information visualization with a detailed look at one hundred of today’s most innovative examples.

Novel Ecosystems: Intervening in the New Ecological World Order
edited by Richard Hobbs, Eric Higgs, and Carol Hall, 2013
The widespread emergence of novel ecosystems demands a shift in how we approach conservation, restoration and environmental management. In this comprehensive look at the ecological, social, cultural, ethical and policy dimensions of novel ecosystems, the authors argue these altered systems are overdue for careful analysis and that we need to figure out how to intervene responsibly.