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Library newsletter for the botany department.
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Impending Departure

I have resigned my position as of May 29 to pursue my interest in nutrition and dietetics.  I have enjoyed working with you for the past 13 1/2 years.  Until my replacement is hired, please submit all subject-specific library instruction sessions to Kathy Payne (  Please submit all book/DVD requests to Joan Hubbard (  I will be submitting one last order before I leave, so please send me any requests by May 22nd.  You will be notified when these items are available for check-out.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

Global Forest Fragmentation

Kettle, Chris J., et al

QH541.15.F73 G56 2014

Plant-derived Pharmaceuticals

Hefferon, K.

RS164 .P7273 2014

Plants as a Source of Natural Antioxidents

Dubey, Nawal Kishore (ed)

RS164 .P728 2014

The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

Lewis, Daniel

QL31.R47 L49 2012

Ice, Fire, and Nutcrackers: A Rocky Mountain Ecology

Constantz, George

QH104.5.R6 C66 2014

Meet the Natives: A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs: Bridging the Gap Between Trail and Garden

Pesman, M. Walter

QK150 .P47 2011

Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest

Turner, Mark et al

QK144 .T73 2014

Mojave Desert Wildflowers

Mackay, Pam

QK149 .M234 2013

Plants: Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mosses, and Other Plants

Levine, Shar

QK49 .L585 2010

A dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns

Willis, J.C.

QK9.W5 1966

Herbicide Handbook

Senseman, Scott A. Et al

SB951.4 .H43 2007

When Is A 'Flower' Not A Flower?

Peterson, Larry & Carol

QK50 .P47 2014

Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Trewavas, Anthony

QK711.2 .T75 2014

Hard-To-Teach Biology Concepts

Koba, Susan B. et al

QH315 .K58 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Although this first site's summary is focused on the bird's section, this site also contains information on plants and algae.

Arkive: Birds

The mission of Arkive, a British nonprofit, is to educate readers about biodiversity and conservation. This section of the the larger Arkive site focuses entirely on birds. Here readers may explore thousands of species listed in alphabetical order. Each record consists of a description, as well as photos, videos, and notes on biology, habitat, and threats. For example, the Arkive site tells us that the Abbot's booby (Papasula abbotti) is "a large slender-bodied, black-and-white seabird" that breeds on Christmas Island and lives on a number of islands in the Indian Ocean. In addition to scrolling alphabetically, readers may refine their searches to various conservation statuses and topics, including geographies, newly discovered species, and the effects of climate change. This is an excellent resource for educators teaching biology and conservation, as well as anyone interested in biodiversity. [CNH]

Women in Science

This radio series is produced with the express purpose of getting women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. As the site notes, it's a great resource for students, teachers, parents, guidance counselors, organizational leaders, researchers, professors, or anyone  nterested in helping women pursue careers intechnical fields. Readers will find much of interest in features such as Her-Story: Then & Now, which profiles both historical and present-day female STEM pioneers. The Sounds of Progress, another feature, offers an eight-part documentary-style series that covers groundbreaking research, great women in science, and other topics. And this is just the beginning of what this fantastic site has to offer. [CNH]

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