The SJSU Annual Authors Awards honor all San José State University faculty who have authored, co-authored, or edited books in the past year. The Office of the Provost, the University Library, and Spartan Bookstore sponsor the event to acknowledge the extensive academic work SJSU authors contribute to their fields.
This book presents a new, pragmatic approach for understanding the problem domain and in utilizing stable analysis patterns for engineering and modeling stable software systems, components and frameworks. The unique template employed in this book for describing the presented analysis patterns makes the use of these patterns easy and efficient. The book also helps readers attain the basic knowledge needed to analyze and extract analysis patterns for their own domain of interest and master how to document their own patterns.
Software stability concepts have shown great promise in the area of software reuse and lifecycle improvement. These innovative concepts produce unique models that are both stable over time and across various paradigm shifts within a given application context. The important idea behind stable design patterns is to design and create an enduring solution to the problem under consideration, with the goal of increased stability and broader reuse. This book presents novel, pragmatic approaches to understanding and solving software stability challenges.
Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation: An Archaeology of Colonial Nevis, West Indies
Marco G. Meniketti
In this deeply researched and multifaceted study, Marco G. Meniketti demonstrates how the landscape of the small Caribbean island of Nevis preserves and reveals artifacts and evidence of the highly complex and interrelated seventeenth- to nineteenth-century “Atlantic Economy,” comprising early capitalist sugar production, the African slave trade, and European settlement. Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation is based on twelve seasons of meticulous archaeological field work and documentary research. Although Nevis was once a bustling hub of the British colonial project, the emigration of emancipated slaves and abandonment by European planters left large swathes of Nevis vacant. Reclaimed by forests and undisturbed by later waves of economic development, the island—dotted with fascinating ruins, debris from the sugar industry, windmills, chimneys, and multistoried great house—provided Meniketti with an ideal subject for archaeological inquiry. Through intensive archaeological and landscape surveys of multiple key plantation sites, Meniketti traces the development of Nevis from its initial European settlement in 1627 to its central role as a British mercantile hub and a laboratory and prototype of capitalist sugar cultivation. His nuanced analysis explains the backdrop of European political and economic rivalries, of which the colonial agro-industrial enterprises were the physical manifestations, and makes telling comparisons with Dutch and French archaeological sites. The work also compares and contrasts the adoption of capitalist modes of sugar production and socialization at wealthy and middling plantation sites. Supported with a wealth of photos, tables, and maps, Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation offers a vital case study of one island whose environment and archaeological record illuminates the complex webs of Atlantic history.
William H. Hoffman Jr., James C. Young, William A. Raabe, David M. Maloney, and Annette M. Nellen
Renowned for its understandable, time-tested presentation, this book remains the most effective solution for helping students thoroughly grasp individual taxation concepts. This edition reflects the latest tax legislation for individual taxpayers at the time of publication, while continuous online updates keep your course current with additional tax law changes. This edition builds on the book’s proven learning features with clearer new examples, more summaries and meaningful tax scenarios that help clarify concepts sharpen critical-thinking, writing, and research skills. The book’s framework demonstrates how topics relate to one another and to the 1040 form. In addition to complete instructor support, each new book offers leading professional software, including H&R Block® software, Checkpoint® (Student Edition) from Thomson Reuters, CengageNOW online homework solution and MindTap® Reader.
Joni Richards Bodart
Young adults live in a violent culture, so trying to protect them from the world they live in is not only futile but can also be dangerous. No matter their ethnicity, social class, or economic status, teens must know how to survive the perils that may await them. Most teens understand this, and they want books, television shows, and films to reflect the reality of their world—the bad along with the good.
In They Hurt, They Scar, They Shoot, They Kill: Toxic Characters in Young Adult Fiction, Joni Richards Bodart examines works of fiction that feature characters who threaten the psychological and physical well-being of teens and their friends and families. In this companion volume to They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill, the focus is on individuals who prey on the vulnerable: bullies, manipulators, torturers, sexual predators, and sadists. The novels and stories discussed in this volume feature adult criminals or predators who look for young people to ensnare; school personnel who interact with students in harmful ways; teens who bully others in order to hide their own fears and weaknesses; and parents, siblings, and others who mistreat family members.
Arranged in five sections that cover such topics as bullies, school shootings, and monsters at home, this volume analyzes the most important and well-written series and titles for teens. They Hurt, They Scar, They Shoot, They Kill will help parents, teachers, and other adults understand the value of these titles and the benefits of reading them, so they will be less likely to forbid them to their teens or challenge library collections for carrying them.
Stephen J. Morewitz and Caroline Sturdy Colls
This ambitious multidisciplinary volume surveys the science, forensics, politics, and ethics involved in responding to missing persons cases. International experts across the physical and social sciences offer data, case examples, and insights on best practices, new methods, and emerging specialties that may be employed in investigations. Topics such as secondary victimization, privacy issues, DNA identification, and the challenges of finding victims of war and genocide highlight the uncertainties and complexities surrounding these cases as well as possibilities for location and recovery. This diverse presentation will assist professionals in accessing new ideas, collaborating with colleagues, and handling missing persons cases with greater efficiency—and potentially greater certainty.
The depth and scope of its expertise make the Handbook of Missing Persons useful for criminal justice and forensic professionals, health care and mental health professionals, social scientists, legal professionals, policy leaders, community leaders, and military personnel, as well as for the general public.
Stephen J. Morewitz
This straightforward reference surveys the knowledge base on homeless, runaway, and thrown-away children and adolescents and makes concrete recommendations for policy and practice. It is a comprehensive volume, that covers new state legislation in the U.S. dealing with runaway and homeless youth. The book’s ecological approach grounds readers in the demographics of this diverse population, family and other risk factors for leaving home (and alternative arrangements such as foster care), and the survival skills homeless young people use to sustain themselves. Chapters cover a gamut of physical, psychological, and social problems, from drug abuse to depression to STIs, with special attention paid to the multiple difficulties faced by LGBT street youth and street youths’ experiences with the legal and justice systems.
The author also assesses established and emerging interventions used with runaway youth, and the effectiveness of policy initiatives dealing with improving conditions for youth on the streets and at risk.
Presenting the complex situation as it stands, and with clear suggestions for action, Runaway and Homeless Youth is a valuable resource for family therapists, sociologists, social workers, school administrators, health professionals, police, judges, and other criminal justice professional, along with professionals involved in young people’s well-being and policy-making initiatives.
Cay S. Horstmann
As the leading no-nonsense tutorial and reliable reference, this book carefully explains the most important language and library features and shows how to build real-world applications with thoroughly tested examples. Core Java Volume I -- Fundamentals walks students through the all details and takes a deep dive into the most critical features of the language and core libraries.
First-year composition became the most common course in American higher education not because it could "fix" underprepared student writers, but because it has historically served significant institutional interests. That is, it can be "conceded" in multiple ways to help institutions solve political, promotional, and financial problems. Conceding Composition is a wide-ranging historical examination of composition’s evolving institutional value in American higher education over the course of nearly a century.
Based on extensive archival research conducted at six American universities and using the specific cases of institutional mission, regional accreditation, and federal funding, this study demonstrates that administrators and faculty have introduced, reformed, maintained, threatened, or eliminated composition as part of negotiations related to nondisciplinary institutional exigencies. Viewing composition from this perspective, author Ryan Skinnell raises new questions about why composition exists in the university, how it exists, and how teachers and scholars might productively reconceive first-year composition in light of its institutional functions.
The book considers the rhetorical, political, organizational, institutional, and promotional options conceding composition opened up for institutions of higher education and considers what the first-year course and the discipline might look like with composition’s transience reimagined not as a barrier but as a consummate institutional value.
Stephen J. Morewitz
This book analyzes kidnapping in three general ways. First, kidnapping, including the threat of kidnapping, reflects a breakdown in the mechanisms of social control in society. At the level of interpersonal relations, the weakening of social control processes allows kidnappers to function in different situations and for diverse motives. This book addresses such questions as: What are the conditions under which kidnappers can evade social control by abducting or threatening to abduct another person? What factors trigger the response of social control mechanisms to kidnappers or attempted kidnappers? How effective are the institutional responses to abductions. Second, governments and para-military and terrorist groups also employ kidnappings as part of their foreign and domestic policy. This analysis evaluates why and under what conditions governments, para-military and terrorist groups decide to abduct individuals and groups. Emphasis is on how individuals, groups, and governments employ abductions to achieve their social, cultural, religious, and political objectives. Third, certain cultural traditions foster abductions. This analysis examines how cultural traditions in different societies emerge to foster behaviors such as bride abductions. Moreover, this book addresses the extent to which social change modifies these cultural patterns.
William H. Shaw
Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War addresses the two basic ethical questions posed by war: when, if ever, are we morally justified in waging war, and if recourse to arms is warranted, how are we permitted to fight the wars we wage? In addition, it deals with the challenge that realism and relativism raise for the ethical discussion of war, and with the duties of military personnel and the moral challenges they can face. In tackling these matters, the book covers a wide range of topics—from pacifism to armed humanitarian intervention, from the right of national defense to pre-emptive or preventive war, from civilian immunity to the tenets of just war theory and the moral underpinnings of the rules of war. But, what is distinctive about this book is that it provides a consistent and thorough-going utilitarian or consequentialist treatment of the fundamental normative issues that war occasions. Although it goes against the tide of recent work in the field, a utilitarian approach to the ethics of war illuminates old questions in new ways by showing how a concern for well-being and the consequences of our actions and policies shape the moral constraints to which states and other actors must adhere.
This book will be of much interest to students of the ethics of war, just war theory, moral philosophy, war and conflict studies and IR.
William A. Raabe, David M. Maloney, James C. Young, James E. Smith, and Annette M. Nellen
Renowned for its understandable, time-tested presentation, this book remains the most effective solution for helping students thoroughly grasp taxation concepts and applications. Students will now benefit from even more coverage of tax planning. The 2016 edition reflects the latest tax legislation. Online updates highlight relevant tax law changes as they take effect to ensure your course remains current. New and proven learning features, such as additional “Big Picture” examples, memorable tax scenarios and “What If?” case variations, help clarify concepts while sharpening students’ critical-thinking, writing skills, and online research skills. In addition to comprehensive instructor support, each new book includes H&R Block® software, and the professional tax research tool, Checkpoint® (Student Edition) from Thomson Reuters. CengageNOW online homework solution and MindTap® Reader are also available.
For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life cycle model to map out an expanded concept of curation, beginning with planning an oral history project and ending with access and use. The book:-guides readers, step by step, on how to make the oral history “archive ready”;-offers strategies for archiving, preserving, and presenting interviews in a digital environment;-includes comprehensive updates on technology, legal and ethical issues, oral history on the Internet, cataloging, copyright, and backlogs.
V. Gregory Payne and Larry D. Isaacs
The new edition of this classic text has been streamlined and thoroughly updated, but it still reflects the authors' philosophy that motor development is an interactive process that continues across the lifespan. Human motor development is strongly influenced by the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical changes that take place as an individual ages, and this book examines these interactions while maintaining its focus on the movement aspects of human development. It will help readers understand how people typically develop movement skills throughout the lifespan, diagnose problems in those individuals who may be developing atypically, and design developmentally appropriate activities that enable optimal teaching/learning of movement skills for people of all ages and ability levels.
Clayton Rubec and Akthem Al-Manaseer
The Guide to the Postal Stationery of Iraq illustrates the range of postal stationery products used in Mesopotamia from the Ottoman and British administrations, and to list most postal stationery used in Iraq during the Kingdom of Iraq and Republic of Iraq periods. Covering the period from 1863 to 2015 this book summarises information from many sources that separately can be very difficult to find.
Relief pitcher/private investigator Johnny Adcock doesn't have an office; he has the bullpen. That's where he sits shelling sunflower seeds when in walks a femme-fatale blonde claiming to be a TV reporter. She is Tiff Tate, the highly-paid stylist responsible for half the looks in Major League Baseball, from Brian Wilson's beard to Big Papi's gold ropes. Tiff has a problem. Yonel Ruiz-the rookie phenom who infamously escaped from Cuba by surviving for a week on the open sea in an inflatable raft-is her new prize client . . . but there is much more to his story than the media know. With his life threatened by a cartel of people smugglers and his family still vulnerable in Cuba, Ruiz can't go to the cops or the press. Johnny Adcock is his only hope.
T. T. MONDAY is the pseudonym of novelist Nick Taylor, author of The Disagreement and Father Junípero’s Confessor. Double Switch is his second novel to feature Johnny Adcock, following The Setup Man.
To survive and thrive in today's digital world, businesses must undergo a fundamental shift across all aspects of their operations―sometimes called a "digital transformation". In Inform, Transform, and Outperform, John Horodyski and his team of contributors provide compelling, collective insight into building a tactical foundation to achieve a holistic digital strategy.
As experts in digital strategy and operations, John and his team show how you can
navigate the rapid technological changes to better leverage and monetize your
organization's intellectual property.
Stephen K. Kwan, James C. Spohrer, and Yuriko Sawatani
This contributed volume presents the experiences, challenges, trends, and advances in Service Science from Japan’s perspective. As the global economy becomes more connected and competitive, many economies depend the service sector on for growth and prosperity. A multi-disciplinary approach to Service Science can potentially transform service industries through research, education, and practice. Offering a forum for best practices in Service Science within Japan, the volume benefits its audience by sharing viewpoints from a wide range of geographical regions and economies.
Adaptation to change that’s based on thoughtful planning and grounded in the mission of libraries: it’s a model that respected LIS thinker and educator Michael Stephens terms “hyperlinked librarianship.” And the result, for librarians in leadership positions as well as those working on the front lines, is flexible librarianship that’s able to stay closely aligned with the needs and wants of library users. In this collection of essays from his “Office Hours” columns in Library Journal, Stephens explores the issues and emerging trends that are transforming the profession.
Bringing together ideas for practice, supporting evidence from recent research, and insights into what lies ahead, this book will inform and inspire librarians of all types.
This CD celebrates the Legacy of Beethoven and his influence on composers Carl Czerny, Franz Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn. Each of the works are recorded on historic pianos from the collection at SJSU.
Kató Lomb, Ádám Szegi, and Scott Alkire
TESL-EJ is proud to publish a collection of reflections on language by the famous polyglot Dr. Kato Lomb, whom linguist Stephen Krashen called "possibly the most accomplished polyglot in the world." In "With Languages in Mind," Dr. Lomb shares her views on language learning, language evolution, various European and Asian languages, grammar, and vocabulary, along with humorous anecdotes from her career as an interpreter. Dr. Lomb's book will be of particular interest to language learners, linguaphiles, and linguists. "With Languages in Mind" was translated by Adam Szegi and edited by Scott Alkire.
Shannon Rose Riley
In this book, Shannon Rose Riley provides a critically rich investigation of representations of Cuba and Haiti in US culture in order to analyze their significance not only to the emergence of empire but especially to the reconfiguration of US racial structures along increasingly biracial lines. Based on impressive research and with extensive analysis of various textual and performance forms including a largely unique set of skits, plays, songs, cultural performances and other popular amusements, Riley shows that Cuba and Haiti were particularly meaningful to the ways that people in the US re-imagined themselves as black or white and that racial positions were renegotiated through what she calls acts of palimpsest: marking and unmarking, racing and erasing difference. Riley’s book demands a reassessment of the importance of the occupations of Cuba and Haiti to US culture, challenging conventional understandings of performance, empire, and race at the turn of the twentieth century.
11-year-old Ella is forced to spend the summer with a reclusive grandmother in New Mexico, whom she has never met, while her mother undergoes stem cell treatment for cancer. When "Kepler's Dream", a priceless book belonging to her grandmother is stolen, Ella must solve the mystery of this robbery and also reveal the mysteries and ghosts that have fractured her family for decades. She is the hero of her own story as she discovers the power of forgiveness and the magic of the stars. Directed by Amy Glazer, this family film is based on the YA novel by author Juliet Bell (Sylvia Brownrigg) and was adapted to film by Amy Glazer and Sylvia Brownrigg.
Patricia C. Franks, Lori A. Bell, and Rhonda B. Trueman
Useful to school librarians, teachers, and faculty, this book explains the range of possibilities for creating immersive learning experiences through the use of virtual worlds, virtual simulations, virtual collections, exhibits by libraries and museums, and archives.
There is a renaissance occurring in education with immersive learning via virtual applications and environments, even at the elementary school level. This widespread new movement is happening over more platforms than before—Second Life, Open Sim, Unity3D, Curio, and others. Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments: Archives, Museums, and Libraries presents readers with the scope of possibilities for education in virtual environments today. Written from the perspective of the practitioner, it provides a wealth of teaching tips for virtual environments and for combining virtual environments with other emerging technologies for libraries and education. Chapters describe how recent developments in technology have made web-based virtual worlds more accessible for teaching and learning and discuss the unique benefits and affordances of educating in virtual environments as well as their applications to different subjects. The teaching applications cover the primary and secondary school levels, higher education and graduate-level environments, and even beyond formal education into building immersive "information experiences" for professional training applications, library users, and the general public. The text provides an up-to-date overview for educators, academic and public librarians, and archives and museum staff on recent developments with immersive learning; presents innovative programs and teaching ideas; covers administrative issues; and addresses the student's perspective as well.
Carlos Alberto Sánchez
Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English. This book examines the emergence of existentialism in Mexico in the 1940s and the quest for a genuine Mexican philosophy that followed it. It focuses on the pivotal moments and key figures of the Hyperion group, including Emilio Uranga, Luis Villoro, Leopoldo Zea, and Jorge Portilla, who explored questions of interpretation, marginality, identity, and the role of philosophy. Carlos Alberto Sánchez was the first to introduce and emphasize the philosophical significance of the Hyperion group to readers of English in The Suspension of Seriousness, and in the present volume he examines its legacy and relevancy for the twenty-first century. Sánchez argues that there are lessons to be learned from Hyperion’s project not only for Latino/a life in the United States but also for the lives of those on the fringes of contemporary, postmodern or postcolonial, economic, political, and cultural power.