Monday, July 09, 2007

New Government Document Collection Additions

New government documents have arrived! Feel free to stop by to see the titles below, or click on the link (where available) to see their electronic equivalents.

Flights of Discovery: Sixty Years of Flight Research at Dryden Flight Research Center
Nonfiction 629.13 W

This pictorial resource examines the past 60 years of flight research at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, located at nearby Edwards Air Force Base. The author examines the history of aircraft and people associated with Dryden, the way the center operates and how it has changed over time, and the various partnerships that the center forges with industry and other branches of the government. The book is richly illustrated with hundreds of black and white and color photographs.

Land Resource Regions and Major Land Resource Areas of the United States, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Basin
Reference 333.73 L

This handbook is an assemblage of currently available information about land as a resource for farming, ranching, forestry, engineering, recreation, and other uses. The information in this handbook provides a basis for making decisions about national and regional agricultural concerns, identifies needs for research and resource inventories, provides a broad base for extrapolating the results of research within national boundaries, and serves as a framework for organizing and operating soil surveys and resource conservation programs. Each land resource area covered includes descriptions of its physiography, geology, climate, water resources, soils, biological resources, and land use.

A Botanic Garden for the Nation: The United States Botanic Garden
New Books 580.744 F

This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Conceived by the nation’s founders as a resource for collecting and studying plants, the U.S. Botanic Garden is closely linked to the history and development of the capital city. Located on the Capitol grounds at the east end of the National Mall, the Botanic Garden Conservatory attracts more than 750,000 visitors a year to experience its exciting plant displays, innovative exhibits, and special programs. Through sumptuous photographs, A Botanic Garden for the Nation offers a tour of the Conservatory, starting with the formal Garden Court, with its fountains and special flower collections, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush Jungle, colorful Orchid House, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals details about interesting plants and plant collections.

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