December 2012: Summary of Features
About the Cover: Raymond H. Folger Library, University of Maine,Orono, ME. Joyce Rumery, dean of libraries. Gretchen Gfeller, photographer.
Editorial: The Intensity Cure: Mr. Rockwood makes the case for grandchildren as the cure for Type A loss of perspective.
Forthcoming Art & Architecture Publications, 2012–2013. Choice's twenty-seventh annual "Forthcoming Art & Architecture Publications" feature presents selected titles scheduled for publication in November 2012 and later, including new books and a variety of electronic resources.
Bibliographic Essay: Relationships in Nature: A History of Ecology. Ecological observations have been an aspect of natural history since antiquity. This essay describes the published histories of plant ecology, animal ecology, marine ecology, and limnology along with a history of general ecology, and also focuses on some of the leaders and their achievements. In addition to actual histories, it evaluates helpful sourcebooks related to general ecology and some specializations, and books discussing ecosystems and other topics relevant to the history of ecology.