Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
This list represents a selection of recently published books on climate change, available at the Interior Library. Within each section, books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. 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.
Science: The Fundamentals
QC981.8 .C5 B715 2007 Earth under fire: how global warming is changing the world Braasch, Gary
QC981.8 .C5 F438 2005 The weather makers: how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956-
QC981.8 .G56 H68 2004 Global warming: the complete briefing Houghton, John Theodore
QC981.8 .C5 M378 2009 Climate change: the science of global warming and our energy future Mathez, Edmond A.
QC903.2 .U6 U22 2009 Global climate change impacts in the United States: a state of knowledge report U.S. Global Change Research Program
Further Explorations in Science
QC981.8 .G56 A723 2009 The long thaw: how humans are changing the next 100,000 years of Earth's climate Archer, David, 1960-
QC879.59 .B69 2005 Thin ice: unlocking the secrets of climate in the world's highest mountains Bowen, Mark (Mark Stander)
QC903.2 .U6 C65 2012 The melting edge: Alaska at the frontier of climate change Collier, Michael, 1950-
QC884 .C69 2002 Climate crash: abrupt climate change and what it means for our future Cox, John D.
QC981.8 .C5 F62 2006 We are the weather makers: the story of global warming Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956-
QC994.8 .H3 2004 Impacts of a warming Arctic: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Hassol, Susan
QL737 .C27 K39 2008 The last polar bear: facing the truth of a warming world Kazlowski, Steven
TJ163.4 .U6 K78 2008 Earth, the sequel: the race to reinvent energy and stop global warming Krupp, Fred
QC981.8 .G56 H35 2004 Heat advisory: how global warming causes more bad air days Lashof, Daniel A.
QC981.8 .C5 A26 2002 Abrupt climate change: inevitable surprises National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Abrupt Climate Change
QC869 .N38 2012 A national strategy for advancing climate modeling National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling
QC981.8 .C5 C55 2001 Climate change science: an analysis of some key questions National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Science of Climate Change
QC981.8 .C5 P415 2007 With speed and violence: why scientists fear tipping points in climate change Pearce, Fred
QC981 .R763 2005 Plows, plagues, and petroleum: how humans took control of climate Ruddiman, W. F. (William F.), 1943-
QC981.8 .G56 S553 2007 Unstoppable global warming: every 1,500 years Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-
QC994.8 .O27 2008 Observing the Arctic: report of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Initiating Group Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks Initiating Group
QC981.8 .G56 W43 2003 The discovery of global warming Weart, Spencer R., 1942-
E99 .E7 W777 2004 The whale and the supercomputer: on the northern front of climate change Wohlforth, Charles P.
Scientific Uncertainty and Alternative Views on Global Warming
QC902.8 .B45 2011 Climate of corruption: politics and power behind the global warming hoax Bell, Larry, 1938-
QC981.8 .G56 B69 2008 Censoring science: inside the political attack on Dr. James Hansen and the truth of global warming Bowen, Mark (Mark Stander)
QC981.8 .G56 B7 2011 Global warming and political intimidation: how politicians cracked down on scientists as the earth heated up Bradley, Raymond S., 1948-
Q125 .A227 2007 Atmosphere of pressure: political interference in federal climate science Donaghy, Timothy
QC903 .H2185 2010 Requiem for a species: why we resist the truth about climate change Hamilton, Clive
QC903 .H64 2009 Climate cover-up: the crusade to deny global warming Hoggan, James, 1946-
QC883.2 .S6 H69 1997 The role of the sun in climate change Hoyt, Douglas V.
QC981.8 .C5 H825 2009 Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity Hulme, M. (Michael)
QC981.8 .G56 L657 2007 Cool it: the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming Lomborg, Bjørn, 1965-
QC981.8 .C5 S5 2005 Shattered consensus: the true state of global warming Michaels, Patrick J.
QC981.8 .G56 M65 2010 The hockey stick illusion: Climategate and the corruption of science Montford, A. W.
QC912.3 .S33 2010 Science as a contact sport: inside the battle to save Earth's climate Schneider, Stephen Henry
QC981.8 .G56 S65 2008 The deniers: the world renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud and those who are too fearful to do so Solomon, Lawrence
QC981.8 .G56 S645 2008 Climate confusion: how global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians, and misguided policies that hurt the poor Spencer, Roy W.
QC981.8 .G56 S87 2010 Climategate: a veteran meteorologist exposes the global warming scam Sussman, Brian
QC981.8 .C5 S939 2007 The chilling stars: a new theory of climate change Svensmark, Henrik
Conservation of Natural Resources in an Era of Climate Changes
QC981.8 .C5 C5113823 2006 Climate change and managed ecosystems Bhatti, J. S. (Jagtar S.)
QE75 .C5 no.1331 Climate change and water resources management: a federal perspective Brekke, Levi D.
SD11 .A45617 NO.706 Bringing climate change into natural resource management Bringing Climate Change into Natural Resource Management (2005: Portland, Or.)
QC981.8 .C5 C626 2008 A climate for life: meeting the global challenge / CEMEX ; foreword by Harrison Ford and Edward O. Wilson Cemex, S.A. de C.V.
QK754.5 .C73 2008 Plants at the margin: ecological limits and climate change Crawford, R. M. M.
QC903.2 .U6 D43 2011 A great aridness: climate change and the future of the American southwest DeBuys, William Eno
TD223 .G58 2000 Water: the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the water resources of the United States Gleick, Peter H.
S936 .H36 2011 Climate savvy: adapting conservation and resource management to a changing world Hansen, Lara J.
QC903 .H365 2010 Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems: impacts, adaptation, and mitigation Hillel, Daniel
QH75 .C56 2012 Climate and conservation: landscape and seascape science, planning, and action Hilty, Jodi A.
QC981.8 .C5 H645 2007 Unnatural disaster: global warming and our national parks Hoffman, Jennie
QC981.8 .C5 K44 2008 Climate change and globalization in the arctic: an integrated approach to vulnerability assessment Keskitalo, E. C. H. (Eva Carina Helena), 1974-
QC985.5 .N67 E37 2002 The earth is faster now: indigenous observations of arctic environmental change Krupnik, Igor
QH541.15 .B56 C62 2005 Climate change and biodiversity Lovejoy, Thomas E.
QC981.8 .C5 H84 1995 Human ecology and climate change: people and resources in the Far North Peterson, David L. (David Lawrence), 1954-
SD11 .A45617 NO.855 Responding to climate change in national forests: a guidebook for developing adaptation options Peterson, David L. (David Lawrence), 1954-
SD11 .A45644 no.250 Climate change, aquatic ecosystems, and fishes in the Rocky Mountain west: implications and alternatives for management / Bruce E. Rieman and Daniel J. Isaak Rieman, Bruce E.
QC981.8 .C5 R415 2006 Regional climate change and variability: impacts and responses Ruth, Matthias
QC981.8 .C5 S245 2006 Losing ground: western national parks endangered by climate disruption Saunders, Stephen
QC982.8 .W56 2002 Wildlife responses to climate change: North American case studies Schneider, Stephen Henry
QC981.8 .G56 E344 2008 The effects of climate change on agriculture, land resources, water resources, and biodiversity in the United States Walsh, Margaret
GC89 .W37 2010 The flooded earth: our future in a world without ice caps Ward, Peter Douglas, 1949-
QC981.8 .C5 E34 2008 Effects of climate change on energy production and use in the United States Wilbanks, Thomas J.
SB611 .Z57 2011 Weed biology and climate change Ziska, Lewis H.
Social Impacts of Climate Change
QC981.8 .G56 F34 2008 The great warming: climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations Fagan, Brian M.
QC981.8 .C5 F34 2005 The long summer: how climate changed civilization Fagan, Brian M.
QC981.8 .C5 F348 2009 Forecast: the surprising and immediate consequenses [sic] of climate change Faris, Stephan
HB849.415 .F57 2002 The crowded greenhouse: population, climate change, and creating a sustainable world Firor, John
GE197 .F76 2008 Hot, flat, and crowded: why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America Friedman, Thomas L.
QC981.8 .C5 G378 2008 The ethics of climate change: right and wrong in a warming world Garvey, James, 1967-
GC296.8 .E4 G53 2001 Currents of change: impacts of El Niño and La Nina on climate and society Glantz, Michael H.
QC981.8 .C5 L567 2006 The winds of change: climate, weather, and the destruction of civilizations Linden, Eugene
QH343.4 .L694 2007 The revenge of Gaia: earth's climate in crisis and the fate of humanity Lovelock, James, 1919-
QC981.8 .G56 L98 2004 High tide: the truth about our climate crisis Lynas, Mark, 1973-
QC981.8 .G56 L983 2008 Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet Lynas, Mark, 1973-
QC981.8 .C5 M3895 2011 Earth: making a life on a tough new planet McKibben, Bill
QC903.2 .U6 S43 2009 Potential impacts of climate change in the United States Shackleton, Robert, 1956-
QC981.8 .C5 T53 2006 The ravaging tide: strange weather, future Katrinas, and the coming death of America's coastal cities Tidwell, Mike
Climate Change Law, Policy and Economics
KF3783 .U53 2010 Understanding recent climate change developments: an immediate look at new environmental litigation and legislation regarding climate change Aspatore, Inc.
KF3783 .W67 2009 Working with government agencies in climate change law: leading lawyers on communicating with government officials, understanding legal challenges, and navigating recent and upcoming climate change regulations Aspatore, Inc.
QC903.2 .U6 B456 2010 Clean energy common sense: an American call to action on global climate change Beinecke, Frances
TD885 .B79 2012 Integrating climate, energy, and air pollution policies Bryner, Gary C., 1951-
GE170 .F5 2003 Firms, governments, and climate policy: incentive-based policies for long-term climate change Carraro, Carlo
KF3775 .G58 2007 Global climate change and U.S. law Gerrard, Michael
GE195 .G54 2012 Climate management issues: economics, sociology, and politics Gines, Julie K.
TD885.5 .G73 G64 2000 Applying the precautionary principle to global warming Goklany, Indur M.
QC981.8 .G56 G6735 2009 Our choice: a plan to solve the climate crisis Gore, Albert, 1948-
QC981.8 .G56 G73 1999 Climate change policy options and impacts: perspectives on risk reduction, emissions trading, and carbon taxes Green, Kenneth Philip, 1961-
QC981.8 .C5 I338 2007 Ignition: what you can do to fight global warming and spark a movement Isham, Jonathan
GE300 .C48 2001 Changing the atmosphere: expert knowledge and environmental governance Miller, Clark A.
KF3783 .N65 2011 Climate change and sustainable development law in a nutshell Nolon, John R.
QC981.8 .G56 N667 2008 A question of balance: weighing the options on global warming policies Nordhaus, William D.
QC981.8 .C5 A28 2004 Adapt or die: the science, politics and economics of climate change Okonski, Kendra
QC981.8 .G56 P535 2010 The climate fix: what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming Pielke, Roger A., 1968-
QC903 .P766 2010 The climate war: true believers, power brokers, and the fight to save the Earth Pooley, Eric
GE180 .G7537 2010 Greenhouse governance: addressing climate change in America Rabe, Barry George, 1957-
QC981.8 .C5 R33 2004 Statehouse and greenhouse: the emerging politics of American climate change policy Rabe, Barry George, 1957-
GE300 .R42 2005 Climate change begins at home: life on the two-way street of global warming Reay, Dave, 1972-
QC981.8 .C5 R59 2007 A climate of injustice: global inequality, North-South politics, and climate policy Roberts, J. Timmons
S589.7 .S337 2009 Mitigating climate change through food and land use Scherr, Sara J.
QC903.2 .U6 N39 2011 Navigating climate change policy: the opportunities of federalism Schlager, Edella, 1960-
QC981.8 .C5 C511416 2002 Climate change policy: a survey Schneider, Stephen Henry
QC981.8 .G56 S62 2008 Seven wonders for a cool planet: everyday things to help solve global warming Sorensen, Eric, 1957-
HC260 .E5 E355 2007 The economics of climate change: the Stern review Stern, N. H. (Nicholas Herbert)
HM1101 .S864 2007 Worst-case scenarios Sunstein, Cass R.