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"Antarctica - Passion And Obsession" Exhibit At CU-Boulder

Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2007: The traveling exhibit, "Antarctica - Passion And Obsession" by Pat and Rosemarie Keough includes more than 70 images of their work. The exhibit illustrates the extreme landscape of the world's 7th continent from the Keoughs' acclaimed book Antarctica, which won 11 international gold honors as well as others.

"Antarctica is the highest of all continents with an average elevation over triple that of North America. Antarctica is also a desert; and although it is the driest of continents, Antarctica's great polar ice cap smothers nearly the entire landscape locking 70 percent of the world's freshwater in ice and snow. . . . Our photographs, many of which we composed together using one camera on one tripod, reflect our shared emotional response to what could easily be construed as overwhelming stimulus."

The exhibit is on display in the University of Colorado at Boulder's HotSpot Gallery, located on the first floor of Norlin Library (campus map). The exhibit is free to the public and open during normal library hours from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight on Sundays. The book Antarctica is available for viewing in Norlin Library's Special Collections. Call 303-492-6144 for more information.

Added 12/5/07
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Selected Nanoscience Resources

  1. ACS Nanotation is "the premiere destination for nanoscience and nanotechnology news, highlights, and community."

  2. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
    A federal R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology

  3. NanoScout: Portal for the nanotechnology community
    The site provides resources in: News, Companies, Journals, Books, Software, Databases, Patents, Organizations, Jobs, Links, Research Groups, and Funding.

  4. Nanowerk Nanomaterial Database
    "Contains over 1700 nanoparticles from 123 suppliers, from nanotubes and fullerenes to elements, compounds, nanowires and quantum dots"

  5. Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
    Database of over 500 products made with nanotechnology. "The Project is dedicated to helping ensure that as nanotechnologies advance, possible risks are minimized, public and consumer engagement remains strong, and the potential benefits of these new technologies are realized."

Library Links: Search for Nanoscience Books and Journals. More nanotechnology resources, including online journals, databases and links can be found in our Physics and Engineering subject guides.

Added 12/19/07
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New Online Books from National Academies Press

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National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. NAP publishes more than 200 books per year on topics in science, engineering, and health.

Many NAP books, including those below, are freely available to read online. Government employees are also able to order copies of publications free of charge, as long as it's delivered to a government address. If you would like to recommend any of these reports for the library collection, please fill out this form or Request Free Report as Government Employee

New Releases:

Additonal online books are available on our site, including texts, reference and reports.

Added 12/28/07
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Best (and Worst) Science of 2007

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Added 12/31/07
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