ACCESSING READINGS

Though this course is offered only to current enrolled Middlebury and MIIS students, you can follow along with the course and access some of the readings the students will be doing through the semester. A number of the materials used in this course are available online, while others are available only in print. Some are free and others are available only via purchase or subscription. Below, we’ve listed a few starting points for accessing readings and videos. A librarian is happy to help Middlebury alumni and friends to explore all of your options.

  • Google and Google Scholar: Google and Google Scholar may help you find materials that are available for free online.
  • WorldCat: To borrow materials that are not available for free online, you may wish to turn to WorldCat. WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
  • Ask a librarian! WorldCat library locations often include a direct link to the “Ask a Librarian” help feature of a library’s Web site. In addition, librarians at Middlebury and MIIS would be glad to hear from you.

READINGS

Class 1/ February 13

US Geological Survey. (2016). Drinking water exposure to chemical and pathogenic contaminants. http://health.usgs.gov/dw_contaminants/

Mukherjee, A., Bhattacharya, P., Savage, K.,  Foster, A., & Bundschuh, J. (2008). Distribution of geogenic arsenic in hydrologic systems: Controls and challenges. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 99,1–7. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 2/ February 20

Singh, Rana P.B. (1994). Water symbolism and sacred landscape in Hinduism: A study of Benares (Vārāṇasī). Erdkunde, 48(3), pp. 210-227. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Water in Religions. Water Encyclopediahttp://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Po-Re/Religions-Water-in.html

Patton, L. (2003). Fire’s Goal: Poems from a Hindu Year. Seattle: White Clouds Press. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 3/Feb 27

Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. New York: Penguin, 1992. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Brayton, D. (2012). Backs to the Sea? Chapter 2 in Shakespeare’s Ocean. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 4/March 6

Hoekstra, A., & Mekonnen, M. (2012). The water footprint of humanity. PNAS. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

United Nations. (2016). Water and Jobs, Executive Summary. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2016-water-and-jobs/

Scarlett, L. (2012, May). Managing water: governance innovations to enhance coordination. Resources for the Future Issue Brief. http://www.rff.org/files/sharepoint/WorkImages/Download/RFF-IB-12-04.pdf

Watch:  Ostrom, E. (2009). Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems. Nobel Prize Lecture. http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1223

Watch: Orth, D. (2011). Kings Conservation District. https://youtu.be/Nl2sxa2I5bY

Class 5/March 13

Barrow, I. (2017). The East India Company 1600-1858: A Short History with DocumentsMay be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Bowen, H. (2011). Monsoon Traders: The Maritime World of the East India CompanyMay be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Foster, W. (2010). The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies, 1591-1603. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 7/April 10

Jackson, K., et al. (2001). Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems. Science, 293 (5530), 629-37. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Bolster, W. J. (2006). Opportunities in marine environmental history. Environmental History, 11(3), 567-597. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Brayton, D. (2012). Backs to the Sea. In D. Brayton, Shakespeare’s Ocean: An Ecocritical Exploration. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Watch: Skerry, B. (2010).  The Ocean’s Glory—and Horror. TED Talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_skerry_reveals_ocean_s_glory_and_horror

Jackson, J. (2010). How We Wrecked the Ocean. TED Talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_jackson?language=en

Class 8/April 17

Law, K. L. (2017). Plastics in the marine environment. Annual Review of Marine Science, 9May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Law, K. L., et al. (2010). Plastic accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Jambeck et al. (2015). Plastic waste inputs from land into the oceans. Sciencehttp://jambeck.engr.uga.edu/landplasticinput

van Sebille et al. (2015). A global inventory of small floating plastic debris. Environmental Research Lettershttp://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124006;jsessionid=18D4925F4F1B8EE4C373468CF082D3DC.c4.iopscience.cld.iop.org

UNEP GPA.  (2006).  Implementation of the GPA at the regional level: The roles of regional seas conventions and their protocols. READ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ONLY.  http://unep.org/gpa/documents/publications/RegionalImplementationGPA.pdf

UNEP Global Program of Action. (2016). Global Partnership on Marine Litter. http://www.unep.org/gpa/gpml/gpml.asp

UNEP CEP Secretariat. (2010).  Overview of LBS Protocol, 4 pages.

UNEP CEP Secretariat. (2016).  Solid Waste and Marine Litter. http://www.cep.unep.org/publications-and-resources/marine-and-coastal-issues-links/solid-waste-and-marine-litter

Class 9/April 24:

Wolf, A. T. (2012). Spiritual understandings of conflict and transformation and their contribution to water dialogue. Water Policy, 14, 73–88. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Kramer, Wolf, Carius, & Dabelko (2013). The key to managing conflict and cooperation over water. The World of Science, Vol. 11(1), 4-12. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 10/May 1:

Fuentes-George, K. (2016). Tourism, development, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. In K. Fuentes-George, Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries. Cambridge: MIT Press. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Class 11/May 8:

Sedlak, D. (2014). Chapter 12: A Different Tomorrow. In Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource, pp. 238-272. Yale University Press. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

Sedlak, D. (2014). Chapter 13: Reflections.” In Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource, pp. 273-282, Yale University Press. May be available to Middlebury alumni via JSTOR/Project MUSE

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