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Last updated: 6/26/07

What’s New:
Lobby Display:
Keep Cool: Ice, Air Conditioning, and Other Cool Concepts

Ice-covered trees
An ice storm in Rhode Island, 1 December 1921.

(Source: NOAA/Department of Commerce. Courtesy of the Historic National Weather Service Collection. Photograph originally published in "The Realm of the Air" by Charles F. Talman, 1931.)

Anyone for winter? When the summer's heat gets too much, come to the University Library and cool off with the Lobby Display: “Keep Cool: Ice, Air Conditioning, and Other Cool Concepts”. The Library has books on everything cool from ice cream manufacturing to ice climbing; from polar expeditions to air conditioning systems; from ice carving to icebergs; from true stories of survival to fiction in which ice is just a metaphor. Or bring winter back with a DVD from the Media Center; The March of the Penguins for example. The following is a just a sample of what's available.

Selected Bibliography:

Mowat, Farley. Ordeal by ice. Boston : Little, Brown, 1960.

Dyson, James Lindsay. The world of ice. New York: Knopf, 1962.

Salisbury, Gay. The cruelest miles: the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2003.

Niven, Jennifer. The ice master: the doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk. New York: Hyperion, 2000.

Lopez, Barry Holstun. Arctic dreams: imagination and desire in a northern landscape. New York: Scribner, 1986.

Halle, Louis Joseph. The sea and the ice: a naturalist in Antarctica: illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on ice. New York, Dell, 1968

Storm of the century; Blizzard of '78. written and produced by Robert Rose. Cranston, R.I.: WJAR NBC10, 1998. [videorecording]

Armstrong, Terence E. Illustrated glossary of snow and ice. Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, 1973.

Bickel, Lennard. Shackleton's forgotten men: the untold tragedy of the Endurance epic. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press: Balliett & Fitzgerald, 2000.

Lopp, Ellen Louise Kittredge. Ice window: letters from a Bering Strait village, 1892-1902. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2001.

Spufford, Francis. I may be some time: ice and the English imagination. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1996.

Nordenskjold, Otto. Antarctica: or, Two years amongst the ice of the South Pole. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1977.

Kingery, W. D. Ice and snow; properties, processes, and applications. Proceedings of a conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 12-16, 1962. Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press, 1963.

And if all else fails, just act cool ......


Boy, boy, crazy boy,
Get cool, boy!
Got a rocket in your pocket,
Keep coolly cool, boy!
Just play it cool, boy,
Real cool!

Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
? 1956, 1957 Amberson Holdings LLC and Stephen Sondheim. Copyright renewed.
Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, Publisher.

Compiled by:
Kate Cheromcha, MLIS
Librarian, University Libraries
June 25, 2007

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