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Geography: Books

Call Number Ranges

Search the Library Catalog by clicking here to find books and videos available at the COD Library.   Help Using the Library Catalog

Books on the broad subject of Geography can be found in the "G" call number area of the General Collection on the upper level, and the  on Reference Collection on the lower level.  Maps of the two  floors can  be found just  a little bit down from here.  

Some selected new books are highlighted here.

Many books on the Anthropology or Ethnography or Ethnology or Social / Cultural aspects of various ethnic / culture groups or countries / regions, will be found under other call numbers.  Use the Library Catalog to search for these books by keyword. 

One sample search might be something like:  Africa AND geograph*

The asterisks at the end of the word are truncation features, and allow you to pick up variations of the word:

geography or geographies or geographic or geographical       without having to type out separately all the variations of a word.

E-book databases     and     Online Video databases

Items on Course Reserve at the downstairs Library Circulation Desk

NEARBY PUBLIC AND ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to arrange its books on the shelves).

Want to know where specific collections are located?  Check out the maps of the Library's upper and lower floors.  

Selected New Books

Chocolate Cities

From Central District Seattle to Harlem to Holly Springs, Black people have built a dynamic network of cities and towns where Black culture is maintained, created, and defended. But imagine--what if current maps of Black life are wrong? Chocolate Cities offers a refreshing and persuasive rendering of the United States--a "Black map" that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on film, fiction, music, and oral history, Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson trace the Black American experience of race, place, and liberation, mapping it from Emancipation to now. As the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a provocative, broad, and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America's social, economic, and political landscape.

The Ice at the End of the World

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change " The melting ice sheet in Greenland is, in a way, an analog for time. It contains the past. It reflects the present. It can also tell us how much time we might have left.

To the Ends of the Earth

From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. This book  is an intriguing explanation for what impelled these men to endure unimaginable cold, near-starvation, and years of isolation at the ends of the earth.

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  • Last Updated: Feb 24, 2021 10:37 AM
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