With the help of the EPS and Geography Departments, we've created a guide to resources at the Earth Sciences & Map Library related to the April 25th earthquake in Nepal.
The Nepal Earthquake guide highlights historic publications about prior earthquakes in Nepal, articles about tectonic activity in the region, topographic and geologic maps, links to information from the USGS as well as GIS datasets and humanitarian mapping efforts.
We welcome your questions and visits to the library to see these materials in person.
Please join us for the next edition of Maps and More :
The UC Berkeley community now has access to the complete collection of Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, covering the entire United States. This purchase was made possible through the increased collections funding the Library received following the Report from the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library. Prior to the Spring 2015 semester, the Library only subscribed to the digital Sanborn collection covering the state of California. This new purchase guarantees perpetual access to not only Sanborns of California, but also the remaining 49 states.
Sanborn maps are historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 collection from ProQuest gives the UC Berkeley community access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities.
The Spring 2015 Maps and More sessions kick off Friday, February 20th with, "From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition." As the title implies, we will showcase maps of both San Francisco's 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition and the Panama Canal itself. You can check out more about the series and the maps included at the Maps and More web guide. Maps and More is a monthly pop-up exhibit drawn from the collections of the Earth Sciences and Map Library.
What: From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Where: Earth Sciences & Map Library seminar room, 50 McCone Hall
When: Friday, February 20th, 11 am - noon
Image citation: "San Francisco showing location of Panama Pacific International Exposition / compliments of International Harvester Company of America," (1915), by J.N. Matthews Co. Image on verso, "Bird's-eye view of Panama-Pacific International Exposition grounds." Scanned from the collection of the Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley. http://cluster3.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/maps/sf-1915.html
Each year the National Academies Press (NAP) publishes a full transcript of the President's State of the Union Address, interspersed with links to relevant NAP publications. While browsing through the transcript of President Obama's speech you can click on the linked titles to learn more about the issues and the science behind them. The 2015 edition highlights publications on topics ranging from climate change science to cybersecurity and America's criminal justice system, including the 2014 titles "Climate Change: Evidence and Causes" and "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences."
The NAP publishes the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, in total over 200 publications a year. Almost all of the NAP publications are available for free download as pdf files. Search and browse for them at the NAP website: http://www.nap.edu/