November is Manatee Awareness Month; but no matter what time of year it is, manatees deserve to be celebrated. These amazing creatures fulfill a unique niche by serving as indicator species for ecosystems across the United States. Because of their reliance on the health of their habitat, manatees often act as a signal of their environment’s well-being. NOAA photo by Michael Buchanan.
Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
This list represents materials cataloged by the Library from August 1 through August 31, 2012. It is arranged in call number order and includes call number, title and author. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
BL65 .H78 P47 1998 Perry, Michael J. The idea of human rights: four inquiries / Michael J. Perry
BL580 .S233 2012 Pungetti, Gloria Sacred species and sites: advances in biocultural conservation / edited by Gloria Pungetti, Gonzalo Oviedo, Della Hooke
E77 .H586 2012 Hirschfelder, Arlene B. The extraordinary book of Native American lists / Arlene Hirschfelder, Paulette F. Molin
E98 .E2 M55 2012 Miller, Robert J. Reservation "capitalism": economic development in Indian country / Robert J. Miller
E159 .M525 2011 Halser, Margaret E. Memorializing and preserving the nation: policy and diversity / editor, Margaret E. Halser.
E184 .S75 T63 2005 Tobar, Héctor, 1963- Translation nation: defining a new American identity in the Spanish-speaking United States / Héctor Tobar
E457.2 .N6 N53 2012 Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939- Lincoln and the indians: Civil War policy and politics / David A. Nichols
E767.3 .M55 2010 Miller, Kristie, 1944- Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson's first ladies / Kristie Miller
E847.2 .K67 2005 Kotz, Nick Judgment days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America / Nick Kotz
F672 .S17 O94 2012 Owen, David A., 1936- Like no other place: the Sandhills of Nebraska / David A. Owen
F788 .C55 2012 Fowler, Don D., 1936- Cleaving an unknown world: the Powell Expeditions and the scientific exploration of the Colorado Plateau / edited by Don D. Fowler ; foreword by Roy Webb
F1413 .S55 2005 Skidmore, Thomas E. Modern Latin America / Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith
GB1215 .M34 2012 McCool, Daniel, 1950- River republic: the fall and rise of America's rivers / Daniel McCool
GB1227 .E58 C73 2011 Crane, Jeff Finding the river: an environmental history of the Elwha / Jeff Crane
GE170 .C33 2012 Cable, Sherry Sustainable failures: environmental policy and democracy in a petro-dependent world / Sherry Cable
GN360 .W53 2012 Wilson, Edward O. The social conquest of earth / Edward O. Wilson
HV8079 .W58 H84 2012 Huffman, Jane E. Wildlife forensics: methods and applications / edited by Jane E. Huffman, John R. Wallace
JA74.5 .R48 2004 Robin, Corey, 1967- Fear: the history of a political idea / Corey Robin
KF26 .E5558 2012d United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on National Parks National parks bills: hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, on S. 29, S. 1150, S. 1191, S. 1198, S. 1215, S. 1589, S. 1708, S. 2131, S. 2133, H.R. 1141, H.R. 2606, March 7, 2012
KF26 .I45 2012d United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- ) Strengthening self-sufficiency: overcoming barriers to economic development in native communities: field hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, August 17, 2011
PS3535 .U26 Z78 2011 Roberts, David, 1943- Finding Everett Ruess: the life and unsolved disappearance of a legendary wilderness explorer / David Roberts
Q1 .S36 no.2011-5198 Sanford, Ward E. Quantifying components of the hydrologic cycle in Virginia using chemical hydrograph separation and multiple regression analysis / by Ward E. Sanford ... [et al.]
Q1 .S36 no.2012-5006 Lee, Michael T. Regression model development and computational procedures to support estimation of real-time concentrations and loads of selected constituents in two tributaries to Lake Houston near Houston, Texas, 2005-9 / by Michael T. Lee, Wiiliam H. Asquith, and Timothy D. Oden ; prepared in cooperation with the City of Houston
Q1 .S36 no.2012-5026 Rendon, Samuel H. Dam-breach analysis and flood-inundation mapping for Lakes Ellsworth and Lawtonka near Lawton, Oklahoma / by Samuel H. Rendon, Chad E. Ashworth, and S. Jerrod Smith ; prepared in cooperation with the City of Lawton
Q1 .S36 no.2012-5051 Bumgarner, Johnathan R. Simulation of streamflow and the effects of brush management on water yields in the upper Guadalupe River Watershed, south-central Texas, 1995-2010 / by Johnathan R. Bumgarner and Florence E. Thompson ; prepared in cooperation with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Upper Guadalupe River Authority
Q1 .S36 no.2012-5117 Clark, Melanie L. Water-quality characteristics and trend analyses for the Tongue, Powder, Cheyenne, and Belle Fourche River drainage basins, Wyoming and Montana, for selected periods, water years 1991 through 2010 / by Melanie L. Clark ; prepared in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Q172 .O88 2011 Otto, Shawn Fool me twice: fighting the assault on science in America / Shawn Lawrence Otto
QE75 .O65 no.2012-1056 Swarzenski, Christopher M., 1958- Water-quality, bed-sediment, and discharge data for the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet and adjacent waterways, southeastern Louisiana, August 2008 through December 2009 / by Christopher M. Swarzenski, Scott V. Mize, and John K. Lovelace ; prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Program
QH76 .C655 1997 United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Community-based environmental protection: a resource book for protecting ecosystems and communities / United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
QH76 .R64 2011 Roman, Joe, 1963- Listed: dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act / Joe Roman
QH90.57.B5 R425 2001 Real-time monitoring for toxicity caused by harmful algal blooms and other water quality perturbations
QH541.15.R57 I58 2003 National Center for Environmental Assessment (Washington, D.C.) Integrating ecological risk assessment and economic analysis in watersheds: a conceptual approach and three case studies / National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
QH541.15.R57 S86 1991 Eastern Research Group, Inc. Summary report on issues in ecological risk assessment / assembled by Eastern Research Group, Inc. for the Risk Assessment Forum
QH545.T44 A56 2003 United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development National Center for Environmental Assessment (Washington, D.C.) Analyses of laboratory and field studies of reproductive toxicity in birds exposed to dioxin-like compounds for use in ecological risk assessment
QK495 .O64 Z48 2011 Ziegler, Christian Deceptive beauties: the world of wild orchids / Christian Ziegler ; foreword by Natalie Angier ; introduction by Michael Pollan
QL444 .M315 P74 2005 United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. Predicting toxicity to amphipods from sediment chemistry / National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
QL698 .B57 2012 Birkhead, T. R. Bird sense: what it's like to be a bird / by Tim Birkhead
SB484 .C2 C45 2011 Campbell, Claire Elizabeth, 1974- A century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011 / edited by Claire Elizabeth Campbell
SD11 .A456131 no.568 Alexander, Susan, 1956- Estimating sawmill processing capacity for Tongass timber: 2009 and 2010 update / Susan J. Alexander and Daniel J. Parrent
SD11 .A45617 no.865 Kline, J. D. Evaluating tradeoffs among ecosystem services in the management of public lands / Jeffrey D. Kline and Marisa J. Mazzotta
TC556.5 .N67 M33 2012 McCormmach, Russell Power lines: giant hydroelectric power in the Pacific Northwest, an era and a career / Russell McCormmach
TD223 .C47 2012 Christian-Smith, Juliet A twenty-first century US water policy / Juliet Christian-Smith and Peter H. Gleick ; with Heather Cooley ... [et al.]
TD487 .C26 1994 Greeley-Polhemus Group Case studies assessing low-cost, in-place technologies at small water systems / prepared by the Greeley-Polhemus Group, Inc. and Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
TD796.5 .A7 1998 United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response An analysis of composting as an environmental remediation technology
TJ809.96.A165 U524 2012 United States. Bureau of Land Management Final programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states: executive summary / [Bureau of Land Management ; U.S. Department of Energy]