Trexler Library Scuttlebutt 9/8/2018

Center for Ethics Reading Lists for Speakers in September

General Reading on the Anthropocene

Rich, Nathaniel. “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. a Tragedy in Two Acts.” New York Times Magazine 8/5/2018, P7 (2018).


Responses to “Losing Earth:”

Scranton, Roy. We’re Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change. New York: Soho Press, 2018.

Ludwig, Cornelia, Lisa Deutsch, Wendy Broadgate, Will Steffen, and Owen Gaffney. “The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration.” Anthropocene Review 2, no. 1 (2015): 81–98.

James Hansen

Justin Gilles “A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate” New York Times (June 23, 2018)


James Hansen: Taking heat for decades.” Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists 69, no. 4 (July 2013): 1-8.
An interview with Hansen reviewing his 30-year career.


Hansen, James, et al. “Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature.” Plos ONE 8, no. 12 (December 2013): 1-26.
A readable scientific article that presents Hansen’s research on climate change and his and his colleagues’ vision for recovery.

Andrew Revkin


Award-Winning Writer Andrew Revkin Joins National Geographic Society


Revkin’s Dot Earth Blog @ New York Times


“Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It?” (July 2018)


Revkin, Andrew, American Museum of Natural History, and Environmental Defense Fund. Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. New York: Abbeville Press, 1992.


Revkin, Andrew. The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004.


Revkin, Andrew. “A New Measure of Well-Being  From a Happy Little Kingdom” 2005 New York Times


Revkin, Andrew. The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World. Boston: Kingfisher, 2007.


Cunningham, Darryl, and Andrew Revkin. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. New York, NY: Abrams ComicArts, 2013.


Revkin, Andrew. “Can a Pope Help Sustain Humanity and Ecology?” 2014 New York Times


Bai, Xuemei, Sander van der Leeuw, Karen O’Brien, Frans Berkhout, Frank Biermann, Eduardo S Brondizio, Christophe Cudennec, et al. “Plausible and Desirable Futures in the Anthropocene: A New Research Agenda.” Global Environmental Change 39 (2016): 351–362.


Steffen, Will, Reinhold Leinfelder, Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin N Waters, Mark Williams, Colin Summerhayes, Anthony D Barnosky, et al. “Stratigraphic and Earth System Approaches to Defining the Anthropocene.” Earth’s Future 4,no. 8 (2016): 324–345.


Revkin, Andrew, and Lisa Mechaley. Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change. New York: Sterling, 2018.


Revkin, Andrew. “Climate: The More Things Change.” National Geographic 234, no. 1 (2018).


Revkin, Andrew C. “My Climate Change.” Issues In Science & Technology 32, no. 2 (Winter 2016): 27-36.

A personal narrative is presented which explores the author’s experiences in reporting about climate policy and climate science debate.

Project Muse Gets a Facelift
The redesigned Project MUSE website that was in beta has been promoted and is now the regular MUSE site. If you haven’t seen the redesign already, take a look here:
Among the exciting features available in the new design are:
–Content footnotes and references shown “in-line” with the associated text in articles and chapters
–New search facets for book series and thematic journal issues
–Responsive design to meet a variety of mobile and desktop options
–Personalized “My MUSE” accounts to customize the research process
With a MyMUSE account, users may build a personal library of relevant MUSE content, generate citations for or search within the items in their library, save/view searches, and set up alerts for favorite journals, publishers, and subjects in MUSE.
JSTOR Additions
The library has added two new journal packages to its already extensive JSTOR collection. Here’s what’s new:
Arts & Sciences XII Collection – 131 Titles –  subject focus: Law, Political Science, Education, Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Psychology, Asian Studies.
Arts & Sciences XIV Collection – 160 Titles – subject focus: Language & Literature, Political Science, Communications Studies, Archaeology, Asian Studies. Journals in the collection span 17 countries, 23 disciplines, and date back to 1839.
Timeline of Muhlenberg Visitors Goes Live
Beginning with leaders of Lutheran thought in the days when the College was primarily an institution for the training of young men bound for the ministry, speakers from the neighboring region and beyond have come to share their learning and opinions with students, faculty, and staff.
This timeline seeks to catalog and describe those visiting speakers from 1900 to present. The timeline was prepared by Maddux Pearson, Class of 2018, during an internship in Trexler Library Special Collections and Archives in the 2017-2018 academic year. His research was conducted primarily using the Muhlenberg Weekly and the Ciarla, as well as other historical College materials available in the archives.
New Database of Streaming Video at Muhlenberg
Academic Video Online (AVON)
This streaming online video collection provides access to over 63,000 films across many subject areas and film types: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs, newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and demonstrations.
Here are the broad subject areas covered by the database:
Business & Economics
Diversity Studies
Health Studies
Literature & Language
Music and Performing Arts
Psychology & Counseling
Politics & Current Affairs
Science and Engineering
Social Sciences
The publisher’s LibGuide  includes additional subject lists, playlists, and technical help.
The Mindfulness App
“Start your journey to a more relaxed and healthier state of mind with The Mindfulness App. Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life.
“Used by millions of meditators in over 130 countries, included in The Mindfulness App you will find:
• Get Started: a five day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness
• Timed Sessions: guided and silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes
• Personalized Meditation: customize your meditation with guided introduction and bells
• Meditation Reminders and Mindful Notices: help you to be mindful throughout the day
• Statistics: keep track of your meditation journey
• Premium section with an additional 200+ guided meditations and courses by some of the world’s most influential teachers (available subscription or one-time purchase)
• Health App integration allows you to sync your meditation practice time”
For more information, visit App Store Preview
9/12 Meditation, Fulford Room, 5-6 p.m.
9/19 Meditation, Fulford Room, 5-6 p.m.
9/22 Alumni Author Reception, Periodicals Reading Lounge, 2-4 p.m.
9/26 Meditation, Fulford Room, 5-6 p.m.
Fall hours, 2018
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m.   –   1:00 a.m
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Fall Break hours  (Begins at the conclusion of classes on Friday, October 5. Classes resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9.)
Friday, October 5  8:00 a.m.  –   5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6  Sunday, October 7  Closed
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