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    • READINGS: A USERS GUIDE In writing this book we have used and looked at thousands of articles, books, and websites. We provide a selected list of such sources for each chapter and update tem every few months. Our goal is to expose you to the incredible and interesting variety of up-to-date information sources related to the diverse and rapidly changing field of environmental science. This is not the usual list of references. Instead, it is a diverse and often interactive list of numerous sources of information, ideas, and inputs on both sides of controversial environmental issues. When they are available online, you are one-click away for reading a particular article, report, or visiting an interesting website. For example, Chapter 1 has 558 Readings items. And 79% of these items are articles or books published between 2004 and 2007 or are websites that are usually updated on a regular basis. Here are a few examples selected from the 558 readings listed for Chapter 1 of this textbook. BASIC DATA AND INFORMATION: American Museum of Natural History: Resources for Learning. http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl.php?set=b&intro=true&topic_id=1 BiosciEdNet. Digital Libraries for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences. http://www.bosciednet.org/portal/ British Petroleum (BP). Annual. BP Statistical Review of World Energy. London: Group Media and Publications. http://www.bp.com/subsection.do? categoryId=95&contentId=2006480 Eco-Portal—The Environmental Sustainability Info Source. http://www.environmentalsustainability.info/ Envirolink: The Online Environmental Community: http://www.envirolink.org/ Environmental Topics on the Web. www.webdirectory.com/ Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_GBIF.html
    • Global Change Master Directory (Searchable Index and Directory). http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). http://www.ipcc.ch/ Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Washington, D. C.: Island Press. http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/Synthesis.aspx and http://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.356.aspx.pdf and http://www.greenfacts.org/en/ecosystems/ National Academy of Sciences: National Research Council: Environment and Environmental Studies http://www.nap.edu/topics.php?topic=285 National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII). http://www.nbii.gov/index.html Online Encyclopedia of Life. http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/ Population Reference Bureau. Annual. World Population Data Sheet. Washington, D. C.: Population Reference Bureau. http://www.prb.org/ and http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2007/2007WorldPopulationDataSheet.aspx Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). http://www.pnas.org/ Science Daily: Your Link To the Latest Research News. http://www.sciencedaily.com/ Society of Environmental Journalists. http://www.sej.org/resource/index4.htm United Nations. Annual. Demographic Yearbook. New York: United Nations. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2.htm United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Annual. Global Environment Outlook (GEO). http://www.unep.org/geo/ United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2007. Global Environment Outlook 4. http://www.unep.org/geo/geo4/media/ United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Online GEO Data Portal. http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/ United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). www.fao.org/ United Nations Population Division. 2007. World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2006/English.pdf and http://
    • esa.un.org/unpp/index.asp?panel=2 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Annual. State of the World Population Report. http://www.unfpa.org/swp/swpmain.htm U.S. Census Bureau. Annual. Statistical Abstract of the United States. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-1995_2000.html http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/ U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Annual. CIA World Factbook. Washington, D. C.: Central Intelligence Agency. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EnviroMapper for Envirofacts. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/emef/ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Quick Finder of Environmental Information. http://www.epa.gov/epahome/quickfinder.htm U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Science Database. http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/ U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). Biological Resources. http://biology.usgs.gov/ U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). Resources: USGS Fact Sheets. http://water.usgs.gov/wid/index-resources.html Venetoulis, Jason, and John Talberth. 2005. Ecological Footprint of Nations: 2005 Update. Oakland, Calif.: Redefining Progress. World Bank. Data and Statistics. http://www.worldbank.com/data/ World Bank. 2007. Little Green Data Book: 2007. Washington, D. C.: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:21328109~pag ePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html World Health Organization (WHO). Annual. World Health Report. New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.who.int/whr/en/ World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Statistics. http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm World Resources Institute. Earth Trends: The Environmental Information Portal. http://earthtrends.wri.org/ Worldwatch Institute. http://www.worldwatch.org/
    • Worldwatch Institute. Annual. State of the World. New York: W. W. Norton. Annual collection of 9-10 in-depth articles on current environmental issues. Worldwatch Institute. Annual. Vital Signs. New York: W. W. Norton. Annual updating of key environmental data and information. World Wide Web Virtual Library-Sustainable Development. Probably the single largest compilation of environmental links on the Web. http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/sustvl.html World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 2006. The Living Planet Report. Published every two years. http://www.panda.org/news_facts/publications/living_planet_report/index.cfm DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS: Blatt, Harvey. 2005. America’s Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade? Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Brown, Lester R. 2007. Plan B: 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. New York: W. W. Norton. http://www.earth-policy.org Easterbrook, Greg. 2004. The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse. New York: Random House. Easton, Thomas A. Annual. Taking Sides: Environmental Issues. Columbus, Ohio: McGraw-Hill/Duskin. Ehrlich, Paul R., and Anne H. Ehrlich. 1998. Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. Washington, D. C.: Island Press. Ehrlich, Paul R., and Anne Ehrlich. 2005. One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. Goklany, Indur. 2007. The Improving State of the World: Why We’re Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet. Washington, D. C.: Cato Institute. Gore, Al. 2006. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Books. Hartmann, Thom. 2004. The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It’s Too Late. New York: Three Rivers Press.
    • Heinberg, Richard. 2007. Peak Everything: Waking Up to a Century of Declines. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society. Lambin, Eric. 2007. The Middle Path: Avoiding Environmental Catastrophe. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press. Lomborg, Bjorn, ed. 2004. Global Crises, Global Solutions. New York: Cambridge University Press. Martin, James. 2006. The Meaning of the 21st Century. New York: Riverhead. Nakaya, Andrea C. 2006. The Environment (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints). Farmington, Hills, Mich.: Greenhaven Press. Nordhaus, Ted, and Michael Shellenberger. 2007. “Do Progressives Have the Wrong Idea About Change?” AlterNet, Oct. 8. http://www.alternet.org/environment/64638/ Pimm, Stuart. 2004. A Scientist Audits the Earth. Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press. Rees, Martin. 2004. Our Final Hour: A Scientist’s Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind’s Future in this Century. Amazon Remainders. Rischard, Jean Francois. 2003. High Noon 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them. New York: Basic Books. Speth, James G. 2004. Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Environment. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. Turco, Richard P. 2002. Earth Under Siege: From Air Pollution to Global Change. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Union of Concerned Scientists: Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions. http://www.ucsusa.org/ United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2006. Planet in Peril: An Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment. http://www.grida.no/products.aspx? m=23&amid=140 INTERESTING BOOKS: Anderson, Ray. 1999. Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Story. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green.
    • Benyus, Janine. 2002. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Harper Perennial. Diamond, Jared. 2006. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Penguin. Edwards, Andrés R. 2005. The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society. Gore, Al. 2006. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Books. Grist Magazine. 2007. Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day. Seattle, Wash.: Mountaineers Books. Hawken, Paul. 2007. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It. New York: Viking. Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins. 2000. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston, Mass.: Back Bay Books. James, Oliver. 2007. Affluenza. New York: Vermillion. Leopold, Aldo. 1968. A Sand County Almanac. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. (An environmental classic) McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press. http://www.mbdc.com/ McKibben, Bill. 2007. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Times Books. McKibben, Bill. 2007. Hope, Human, and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth. Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed Editions. Menzel, Peter, et al. 1994. Material World: A Global Family Portrait. San Francisco, Calif.: Sierra Club Books. Myers, Norman, and Jennifer Kent. 2004. The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment. Washington, D. C.: Island Press. Myers, Norman, and Jennifer Kent, eds. 2005. The New Atlas of Planet Management. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. New Society Publishers. Books to Build a New Society. http://www.newsociety.com/index.html
    • Quinn, Daniel. 1995. Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. New York: Bantam. Rees, William, and Mathis Wackernagel. 1995. Our Ecological Footprint. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society. Tai, Alon. 2006. Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches That Moved the World. Piscataway, N. J.: Rutgers University Press. Wilson, Edward O. 2003. The Future of Life. Cambridge, Mass.: Abacus Press. Interesting Articles: Economy, Elizabeth. 2007. “China vs. Earth: How China is Threatening the World’s Environment.” AlterNet, May 7. http://www.alternet.org/environment/51159/ Flavin, Christopher, and Gary Gardner. 2006. “China, India, and the New World Order.” In State of the World 2006, Worldwatch Institute (New York: W. W. Norton), pp. 3-23. Hardin, Garrett. 1968. "The Tragedy of the Commons." Science, vol. 162, 1243. http:// www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/162/3859/1243 (An environmental classic) Lubchenco, Jane. 1998. "Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Social Contract for Science." Science, vol. 279, 491. http://sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/279/5350/491 McKibben, Bill. 2007. “Why Having More No Longer Makes Us Happy.” AlterNet, Mar. 22. http://www.alternet.org/environment/49593/ Motavalli, Jim. 1998. “Chattanooga On a Roll: From America’s Dirtiest City to One of Its Greenest.” E Magazine, March/April. 14. http://www.emagazine.com/view/?426 Motavalli, Jim. 2004. “The Numbers Game: Myths, Truths, and Half-Truths About Human Population Growth." E Magazine, January/February, 27. http://www.emagazine.com/view/?1183 Nierenberg, Danielle, and Mia McDonald. 2004. “The Population Story…So Far.” World Watch, September/October, 14. http://www.population.org.au/media/pub/WorldWatch2004.pdf Sanderson, Eric W., et. al. 2002. “The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild.” BioScience, vol. 52, no. 10, 891. http://www.wcs.org/media/file/human_footprint2.pdf
    • Todd, Kim. 2003 “Are You Big Foot?” Sierra, January/February, 40. http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200301/ecoquiz.asp Worldwatch Institute. Environmental Milestones: A Worldwatch Retrospective. http://www.worldwatch.org/features/timeline/ Interesting Websites: AlterNet. Environment. http://www.alternet.org/environment/ College Sustainability Report Card. http://www.endowmentinstitute.org/sustainability/ Daily World Environment News (Reuters). Planet Ark. http://www.planetark.org/dailynewshome.cfm David Suzuki Foundation. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/ Earth From Space. http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/ Ecological Footprint. 2006. WWF Living Planet Report 2006. http://www.panda.org/news_facts/publications/living_planet_report/lp_2006/index.cfm Ecological Footprint Quiz. http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp Environmental News Service (ENS). http://www.ens-newswire.com/ Exploratorium. http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.html Explore Google Earth. http://earth.google.com/ - utm_campaign=en Geosphere Imagery. Images of the Earth. http://www.geosphere.com/imagery.html Global Footprint Network. http://www.footprintnetwork.org/gfn_sub.php? content=footprint_overview How Stuff Works. http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Topographic Images of the Earth. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/ MODIS (NASA). Environmental Images. http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/index.php MSNBC News. Environment. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032493/ National Environmental News. National Environment Trust (NET). http://www.net.org/ National Environmental Trust (NET). Fact Sheets. http://www.net.org/factsheets/ National Geographic. Map Machine. http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/ National Geographic. Environmental Issues.
    • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/overpopulation/overpopulation.html l Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Environmental Timeline. http://www.nrdc.org/features/timeline.asp People & Planet. http://www.peopleandplanet.net/ Rachel’s Democracy and Health News. http://www.rachel.org/bulletin/index.cfm?St=4 Reducing Your Ecological Footprint. http://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/Documents/reducing_your_ecological_footprint_march_2 003.pdf; http://www.43things.com/things/view/21962; http://www.lightfootcycles.com/footprint.htm; http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i- reduce-my-ecological-footprint.htm; http://blog.outdoorzy.com/2007/09/17/10-ways-to- reduce-your-ecological-footprint/; http://www.sierraclub.org/footprint/; http://www.halfsquare.net/savage_112306.php; http://www.querycat.com/faq/7526240814df1102732b9ba9c0415493 Science & Environmental Health Network. http://www.sehn.org/ Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Terraserver. Aerial and Satellite Earth Photos. http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/ U. S. and World Population Clocks. http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change. http://earthshots.usgs.gov/ Why Files. Science Behind the News. http://whyfiles.org/ WildWorld. Interactive maps of the worlds terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/terrestrial.html World Wildlife Fund (WWF). http://www.panda.org/ World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Humanity’s Ecological Footprint. http://www.panda.org/ news_facts/publications/living_planet_report/footprint/index.cfm Please share environmental articles, books, and websites that you find especially useful and interesting with us. E-mail us such information at mtg89@hotmail.com (Miller) and Spoolman@tds.net (Spoolman).