Father Junípero's Confessor
A historical novel re-imagining the story of the California missions. The novel’s publication coincides with the 300th anniversary of Junípero Serra’s birth. Department of English and Comparative Literature
Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology
This landmark publication is the first ever book on the topic of forensic sociology. The Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology offers comprehensive coverage of the impact of social science on the spectrum of civil, criminal, and immigration law issues. Department of Sociology
Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments
Jo Farb Hernandez
A ground-breaking survey of 45 self-taught Spanish artists and their monumental art environments, this book includes a CD with full photographic documentation, text descriptions, and site plans, altogether comprising over 1100 pages. Detailed case studies of the artists and their works--most of which have never before been fully documented, let alone published or exhibited--are contextualized with historical and theoretical references to art history, anthropology, architecture, Spanish area studies, and folklore. Department of Art & Art History
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
This physics textbook will be released by Cambridge University Press in January, 2014. It is intended as a study aid for physics graduate students taking a course in advanced mechanics. Department of Physics and Astronomy
Panama and the United States: The End of the Alliance.
Panama and the United States chronicles over 180 years of relations between the two countries, following the former’s independence from Spain in 1821. It covers major projects, like the Panama railroad, the French canal episode, the U.S. canal, as well as principal treaties and their negotiations. It goes beyond diplomacy, however, to survey the breadth of relations, including economic, political, cultural, demographic, and intellectual. The Panama Canal dominates the narrative, to be sure, spanning the 20th century, yet since 1999 that waterway has been managed successfully by Panama, as detailed in a new concluding chapter. This has been called one of the best surveys of Panama’s history in English.
Economic Development and GIS
J M. Pogodzinski and Richard Kos
Economic Development and GIS shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. The book describes policy problems in economic development then presents methods and techniques to solve them with GIS. Economic Development and GIS uses examples from Esri Business Analyst and ArcGIS software to explain the value of GIS in economic development decision making.
The Forgotten Gothic: Short Stories from the British Literary Annuals, 1823-1831
Katherine D. Harris
This collection of gothic short stories takes us further than perhaps eighteenth or nineteenth-century scholars are comfortable with – to extend our discussions about the Gothic in such a way that the tradition does not die at 1820, as is purported by Robert Mayo. We will, however, move past the deaths of Shelley, Keats and Byron – the spokespersons for the second wave of traditional Romanticism. Queen Victoria won’t ascend to the throne for another six years, and Tennyson has not yet become the powerhouse poet who will eventually rise to Poet Laureate of England. Scholars touted 1820-1830 as a “dead zone” – without any literary guiding light. However, many studies have shown that the magazines were filled with literary fodder, more specifically, the Gothic short story.
Introduction to Transportation Security
Frances Edwards and Daniel C. Goodrich
An overview of homeland security and emergency management is followed by information on the federal structures and security layers used in transportation systems. Six chapters each cover one mode of transportation, such as road, rail, maritime and air, ending with a chapter on global supply chain security and continuity of operations.
Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American "Obesity Epidemic"
In Killer Fat, Boero examines how and why obesity emerged as a public health concern and national obsession in recent years. Using primary sources and in-depth interviews, Boero enters the world of bariatric surgeries and diet programs to show how common expectations of what bodies should look like help determine what interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this epidemic.
Boero argues that obesity, like traditional epidemics of contagion and mass death, incites panic, a doomsday scenario that must be confronted in a struggle for social stability. The “war” on obesity, she concludes, is a form of social control. Killer Fat ultimately offers an alternate framing of obesity based on the insights of the “Health at Every Size” movement.
Essential Linear Algebra
This text introduces linear algebra—boiled to its essence—presented in a clear and concise fashion. Designed around a single-semester undergraduate course, Essential Linear Algebra introduces key concepts, various real-world applications, and provides detailed yet understandable proofs of key results that are aimed towards students with no advanced preparation in proof writing. The level of sophistication gradually increases from beginning to end in order to prepare students for subsequent studies.
Populism in Latin America
Populism in Latin America is comprised of eight chapters written by specialists, covering the populist experiences in major Latin American nations, plus a preface, introduction, and analytical chapter on neo-populism. It ranges from the early 20th century pioneers in the Southern Cone to the most recent figures, including Hugo Chávez, Rafael Caldera, and Lula da Silva. Most attention focuses on the classic populists like Juan and Evita Perón, Haya de la Torre, Velasco Ibarra, and Lázaro Cárdenas. The authors conclude that although the heyday of populism may have passed in the region, it is likely to recur due to its deep roots in the national cultures.
Vida de la Madre Inés de la Encarnación
This is an annotated edition of the spiritual autobiography authored in the seventeenth-century by a Spanish lay holy woman (beata) named Inés López Meléndez (1564-1634) who later became a nun known as Inés de la Encarnación.
The text—which has not been republished since its original printing in a 1690 chronicle of the founding of Spanish convents—is a representative example of the literary genre of women’s spiritual autobiography according to the model established by the Libro de su vida (Book of her Life) by Teresa of Avila.
This book is written in Spanish and includes a critical introduction and explanatory footnotes by Eleanor Marsh.
Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Geometric Mechanics
This is an introductory graduate text on dynamical systems and geometric mechanics, with applications to physics and engineering. In the first part of the text, we discuss linearization and stability of trajectories and fixed points, invariant manifold theory, periodic orbits, Poincaré maps, Floquet theory, the Poincaré-Bendixson theorem, bifurcations, and chaos. The second part of the text begins with a self-contained chapter on differential geometry that introduces notions of manifolds, mappings, vector fields, the Jacobi-Lie bracket, and differential forms. The final chapters cover Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics from a modern geometric perspective, mechanics on Lie groups, and nonholonomic mechanics via both moving frames and fiber bundle decompositions.
Benchmarking and Organizational Change
Mohammad H. Qayoumi
Benchmarking & Organizational Change will assist in integrating the technical, human, and economic aspects of an organization in order to optimize your business and planning results. Benchmarking will achieve the following for your organization: stimulate creativity across the enterprise minimize or eliminate complacency and the superficial mindset expand horizons beyond your industry enhance sensitivity to external factors align your business strategies to action plans create an ongoing sense of urgency to remain competitive and, possibly, outpace your competition
Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South
This book examines the work, experiences, and importance of women as official and unofficial Confederate nurses and matrons. Female labor helped sustain the cause, women lowered mortality rates, and they gained an expanded sense of self-worth. After the war, former nurses transitioned from healing sick and wounded soldiers to healing memory, playing a critical role in the promulgation of the Lost Cause and in shaping post-war race relations.
Towards Equity in Mathematics Education: Gender, Culture, and Diversity
Ferdinand Rivera and Helen Forgasz
The volume gathers together twenty major chapters that tackle a variety of issues associated with equity in mathematics education along the dimensions of gender, culture, curriculum diversity, and matters of a biological nature. The research studies that are reported and discussed in the volume have been drawn from an international group of distinguished scholars whose impressive, forward-looking, and thought- provoking perspectives on relevant issues incite, broaden, and expand complicated conversations on how we might effectively achieve equity in mathematics education at the local, institutional, and systemic levels. Further, the up-to-date research knowledge in the field that is reflected in this volume provides conceptual and practical outlines for mechanisms of change, including models, examples, and usable theories that can inform the development of powerful equitable practices and the mobilization of meaningful equity interventions in different contexts of mathematics education. (Rivera also has a chapter in this book.)
Scala for the Impatient
Cay S. Horstmann
Scala for the Impatient concisely shows developers what Scala can do and how to do it. In this book, Cay Horstmann, the principal author of the international best-selling Core Java™, offers a rapid, code-based introduction that’s completely practical. Horstmann introduces Scala concepts and techniques in “blog-sized” chunks that you can quickly master and apply. Hands-on activities guide you through well-defined stages of competency, from basic to expert.
The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: The Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Thomas W. Leddy
This book explores the aesthetics of the objects and environments we encounter in daily life. Thomas Leddy stresses the close relationship between everyday aesthetics and the aesthetics of art, but places special emphasis on neglected aesthetic terms such as 'neat,' 'messy,' 'pretty,' 'lovely,' 'cute,' and 'pleasant.' The author advances a general theory of aesthetic experience that can account for our appreciation of art, nature, and the everyday.
"Thomas Leddy offers a comprehensive and compelling treatment of everyday aesthetics, discussing a wide variety of historical and contemporary sources while putting forward an interesting new theory of what it is to have an aesthetic experience." - Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma
Anne Fountain, Nancy Alonso, and Sara E. Cooper
A bilingual edition of 12 stories by prize-winning Cuban author Nancy Alonso. Translations of the stories into English, Introduction and commentary about Alonso are by Anne Fountain. This is the first bilingual edition of Alonso's work published in the United States.
Big Java: Late Objects
Big Java: Late Objects is a comprehensive introduction to Java and computer programming, which focuses on the principles of programming, software engineering, and effective learning. It is designed for a two-semester first course in programming for computer science students.
Dialogue in a Management Team: Empowerment, Participation, and Diversity
Minna Johanna Holopainen
Managing diversity in today’s organizational environments can challenge many organizations. This action research study addresses that challenge by investigating the outcomes of dialogic communication training on a city government management team experiencing organizational diversity. The results of this study indicate that dialogic communication and the development of dialogic style of leadership through communication training provide a valuable and practical approach for work teams. Specifically, management team members’ communication skills improved, they adopted a more participatory management style, and they reported higher levels of relational satisfaction. Study findings highlight the need for practitioners to assist in developing communication training that facilitates emergent dialogue.
Building Research Culture and Infrastructure
Ruth G. McCoy, Jerry Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik
Drawing on the extensive experience of the authors, this book provides a roadmap to building research capacity. It outlines specific leadership strategies that deans and directors can use to access federal research funds; incentivize interdisciplinary research; enhance mentorship relationships between senior and junior researchers; and make strategic hires. The book also identifies specific strategies to promote research by junior faculty and graduate students; forge partnerships between the university and local community and state agencies; identify potential grant funders; and write successful grants. Deans, directors, faculty, research administrators, and doctoral students will find this book a valuable step-by-step guide for fostering a research climate and increasing the likelihood of developing successful research initiatives.
The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916.
This book chronicles the Hawaiian Travelers, a barnstorming baseball team of multiethnic, multiracial Hawaiians, who played across the continental U.S. from 1912 through 1916. This team took on college, semi-professional, minor league, and African American nines. In the process, they won the majority of these games, while subverting venerable racial conventions. It also describes the experiences of some of these players after 1916 as they sought baseball careers on the East Coast of the mainland. This book sheds light on a generally untold story about baseball, race, and colonization in the United States during the early decades of the 20th century.
Harold W. Peterson
Betrayed by love and forever scarred by a war in Vietnam, Henry Allen has had enough of life in Michigan and sets out on a journey home to Alaska. Although hopeless and unconvinced that there is anything left to live for, Henry holds fast to a promise made to an old friend during the war and an overpowering desire to return home after 20 years. While the long and winding road takes him back in miles and memories, he must once again confront shadows from his past that for so long he has been able to avoid knowing that the darkest of them still awaits at his journey's end.
Lee de Forest: King of Radio, Television, and Film
Yale Ph.D. Lee de Forest took 19th Century science and turned it into the electronic entertainment media of the 20th Century. In 1907 he patented his signature invention, the vacuum tube, to be a transmitter, receiver and amplifier of sound. He experimented with the broadcast of music and started several radio stations. Beginning in 1918 he patented a system of writing sound on motion picture film for synchronized talking pictures. His tube was the key as it allowed amplification of sound using loudspeakers and made it possible for audiences to experience both radio and talking pictures. He supplied the missing voice to the motion picture for which he received an Oscar.
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