Natural Resources and Environment

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Alternative Titles
Over 4,000 entries ranging from simple definitions of terminology to extended essays on all aspects of environmental change.
Description

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change.  Three-volumes in print, this set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field.  The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change:

Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans

Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms

Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics

Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change

Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change

Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39885
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John James Audubon's Birds of North America and Viviparous Quadrupeds

Alternative Titles
Audubon's Birds and Mammals
Description

John Audubon published many scientific works in his lifetime, but two are world-renowned for their artistic as well as scientific merit: The Birds of America from Original Drawings (often referred as the “double-elephant folio”; published between 1827 and 1838 in London by Robert Havell Jr.; first work purchased for the University of Michigan Library in 1839) and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (often referred to as the “imperial folio”; published between 1845 and 1848 in Philadelphia by J.T. Bowen; purchased jointly by the Special Collections Library and the William L. Clements Library in 2014). These Plate volumes are respectively intaglio and lithographic prints, both exquisitely handcolored.

The images in this collection are in the public domain and may be used without permission. Kindly provide attribution to the University of Michigan Special Collections Library for these images and where the original materials are held.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39716
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MarinLit

Description

MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products research. The
database was established in the 1970s by Professors John Blunt and Murray
Munro at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. It was designed as an
in-house system to fulfill the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine
Group and has evolved to contain unique searchable features and powerful
dereplication tools. The extremely comprehensive range of data contained
along with these powerful features makes MarinLit the database of choice
for marine natural products researchers. Both text and chemical structure
searches are available.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38897
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Green Atlas

Description

Green Atlas: a Multimedia Reference is a compendium of over 100 maps and data sets with multimedia elements illustrating key concepts in green issues and environmentalism.  This is a 'capstone' volume for the 12-volume Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future reference series.  Topics for the maps are selected from over 1800 articles in the Green Society series.  Maps include clickable links to video, articles, audio clips with transcripts and other related information on that topic.

Edited by Dustin R. Multaney, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

Type
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33122
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Local Climatological Data (NOAA)

Description

A monthly summary from major airport weather stations that includes a daily account of temperature extremes, degree days, precipitation and winds. Also included are the hourly precipitation and abbreviated 3-hourly weather observations.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
Data is limited to the United States, D.C, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Islands. "Local Climatological Data publications for 1996 forward are online now, with pre-1996 to come later. In some rare cases, there are gaps in the archives available. Over the years that Local Climatological Data has been produced, there have been changes, improvements, and additions to the monthly publications. Also, the climatic stations available today have not always been available for publication."
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31286
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Great Lakes Digital Library

Description

Bordering as it does on four of the five Great Lakes, the State of Michigan and its universities understand the importance of the Lakes for the future vitality of our state. Accordingly, the University of Michigan has pursued an active research program in this area, and seeks to share some of its findings through this site. The research papers represented on this site were published by the Great Lakes Research Division, a unit of the University of Michigan Institute for Science and Technology, and later reorganized under the Department of Biology.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31058
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Garden and Forest

Alternative Titles
GANDF
Description

The Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888-1897) was the first American journal devoted to horticulture, botany, landscape design and preservation, national and urban park development, scientific forestry, and the conservation of forest resources. The Preservation Reformatting Division at the Library of Congress used LC preservation specifications to produce this digital reproduction of all ten volumes, comprising 8,400 pages and over 1,000 photographs and other illustrations.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31056
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EnergyWire

Alternative Titles
Energy Wire, EW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Updated daily at 8:30am, EnergyWire is designed to bring readers deep, broad and insightful coverage on the business and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding unconventional energy industry in the United States and around the world.

From Capitol Hill to government agencies to the industry and Wall St., EnergyWire covers the key issues, including:

- shale oil and gas development, liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil sands, deepwater and arctic drilling, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and other emerging fossil energy sources
- environmental concerns and the effects on water resources
- the debates over regulatory authority and land and mineral rights
- technology development
- finance, mergers and acquisitions
- pipelines, LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure
- economic consequences
- regulatory and legislative issues
- global energy supply and geopolitical implications

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2012 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30810
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ClimateWire

Alternative Titles
Climate Wire, CW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Designed to bring readers comprehensive coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.  Updated daily at 8:00am, ClimateWire covers in-depth the key issues that surround the debate over climate change, including:

- Federal agency programs, legislation, policies and funding
- State program development and implementation
- Kyoto implementation
- Post-Kyoto negotiations and nation-state positioning
- International agency activities
- Carbon market development
- Alternative energy research and deployment
- Financial community investment decisions
- Corporate/multi-national response to climate concerns
- Positions and lobbying by stakeholder groups
- Consequences and lessons learned from GHG-reduction efforts
- Latest science research and technology developments
- Effects on water resources, species, ecosystems and agriculture
- Trends and effects for traditional and non-traditional fossil fuel resources
- Consequences for electric utilities
- Economic effects
- Costs to consumers

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.
 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2008 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30808
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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

Description

Reference work covering the Earth Sciences, from volcanoes to flood plains, diamonds to meteors, deserts to deep seas. All aspects of geology, including climatology, mineralogy, and oceanography, are covered. In addition, there are many eclectic entries, for example on dinosaur hunters, and fossils and folklore, as well as biographies of the key figures involved.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30507
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