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Green Week: Go Green 2015. Thursday

Green Week Beate's letteringTrinity College Library supports College’s Green Week 2015, 16-20 February.

Recent additions to the Library’s collections.

All titles are available from the Library.

Alaska’s changing arctic : ecological consequences for tundra, streams, and lakes / edited by John E. Hobbie and George W. Kling. Oxford University Press, 2014

scan0004Location: Berkeley Basement

Shelfmark: HL-360-200

Toolik lake is the site of the Arctic Long Term Ecological (LTER) Project. The project’s aim is to describe the communities of organisms and their ecology, to measure changes, and to make predictions for the area. This book documents the research at Toolik, tracing its research history back to the 1970s, analysing its current condition and making predictions for its future. Leading ecologists, environmental scientists and biologists contribute to this multi-disciplinary text on Alaska’s changing arctic ecosystem, highlighting the potential consequences for arctic Alaska in the light of global warming and climate change.

The Steppe to Europe : an environmental history of Hungary in the traditional age / Lajos Rácz ; translated by Alan Campbell. White Horse Press, 2013.

scan0009Location: Berkeley Basement

Shelfmark: HL-366-589

This climate and environmental history of Hungary, written by Rácz and translated into English by Campbell, provides an environmental and historical study of the Carpathian Basin, a geographical unit, with occasional territorial alterations, of the multi-national Kingdom of Hungary. The analysis begins around the turn of the ninth and tenth centuries and ends at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when Hungary was beginning the Industrial Age as a country with symptoms of over-population and environmental exploitation. Chapters include conquest and settlement, the late Middle Ages, the Ottoman Age and the century of rebuilding. The text is illustrated with detailed maps and figures and includes an epilogue with notes for further study, as well as an extensive bibliography.