Resources

New books in the INSTAAR Library

September 9th, 2014

The meaning of ice: People and sea ice in three Arctic communities
edited by Shari Fox Gearheard et al., 2013
The Meaning of Ice celebrates Arctic sea ice as it is seen and experienced by the Inuit, Iñupiat, and Inughuit, who for generations have lived with it and thrived on what it offers. With extensive details offered through their own drawings and writings, this book describes the great depth of Inuit, Iñupiat, and Inughuit knowledge of sea ice and the critical and complex role it plays in their relationships with their environment and with one another. Over forty Inuit, Iñupiat, and Inughuit from three different Arctic communities contributed stories, original artwork, hand-drawn illustrations, maps, family photos, and even recipes to this book. Winner of the Polar Libraries Colloquy William Mills Prize for best book on the Arctic in the past two years.

Statistics in a nutshell, 2nd edition
by Sarah Boslaugh, 2013
A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to stats. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this edition helps you gain a solid understanding of statistics without the numbing complexity of many college texts.

Land use and the carbon cycle: Advances in integrated science, management, and policy
edited by Daniel G. Brown et al., 2013
As governments and institutions work to ameliorate the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on global climate, there is an increasing need to understand how land-use and land-cover change is coupled to the carbon cycle, and how land management can be used to mitigate their effects. This book brings an interdisciplinary team of 58 international researchers to share their novel approaches, concepts, theories, and knowledge on land use and the carbon cycle. The central theme is that it is necessary to study these processes as a single natural-human system.

Visualizing climate change: A guide to visual communication of climate change and developing local solutions
by Stephen R. J. Sheppard, 2012
Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future landscapes, community mapping, and iconic photographs, this book demonstrates new ways to make carbon and climate change visible where we care the most, in our own backyards and local communities. Extensive color imagery explains how climate change works where we live, and reveals how we often conceal, misinterpret, or overlook the evidence of climate change impacts and our carbon usage that causes them.