Allen, Merrill J., Bernard S. Abrams, Arthur P. Ginsburg, and Leslie Weintraub. Forensic Aspects of Vision and Highway Safety. Tucson, Arizona: Lawyers & Judges Publishing, 1996, 475 pp., $99.00, cloth.
Half of all accidents could be prevented if people could be aware of danger three-quarters of a second earlier. Many factors in the environment reduce our awareness and slow our response time. These account for more than half of the accidents that occur to sober, healthy, and attentive people. This book provides optometrists, highway engineers, manufacturers, legislators, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and others with information on the visual aspects of driving a motor vehicle. The optometrist will find information for examining the eyes, for prescribing driving glasses, and for better understanding the vision requirements of the driving task. Allen is a professor emeritus of optometry at IUB.
Barr, Alan P., ed. The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1997, 366 pp., $50.00, cloth.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the intellectual giants of Victorian England. A surgeon by training, he became the principal exponent of Darwinism and popularizer of "scientific naturalism." His public advocacy of evolution, the voice he gave to sciences as a dignified and vital profession, the powerful offices he held in its societies, and the many volumes he published made Huxley among the most influential of all nineteenth-century figures in the history of science. Huxley was a prolific essayist, and his writings put him at the center of intellectual debate in England during the last half of the nineteenth century. This book fills a need in the history of science by bringing together almost all of Huxley's major nontechnical prose, including Man's Place in Nature and both "Evolution in Ethics" and its "Prolegomena." Barr is a professor of English and chairperson of the Department of English at IUN.
Barwise, K. Jon, and Jerry Seligman. Information Flow: The Logic of Distributed Systems. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 274 pp., $39.95, cloth.
Information is a central topic in computer science, cognitive science, and philosophy. In spite of its importance in the "information age," no consensus exists on what information is, what makes it possible, and what it means for one medium to carry information about another. Drawing on ideas from mathematics, computer science, and philosophy, this book addresses the structure of information and its place in society. The authors, observing that information flow is possible only with a connected distribution system, provide a foundation for a science of information. They illustrate their theory by applying it to a wide range of phenomena, from computer file transfer to DNA, from quantum mechanics to speech-act theory. Barwise is the College Professor of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Computer Science at IUB. Seligman is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at IUB.
Brock, Kenneth J. Birds of the Indiana Dunes. Revised Edition. Michigan City, Indiana: Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund, 1997, 251 pp., $12.95, paper.
This revised edition updates every bird species found in the Dunes, increases knowledge of nesting species, improves the resolution of migration patterns, and documents changes in the avian populations. An essay on the geologic makeup of the Dunes and Lake Michigan lays a background for understanding the local bird migration. Brock provides information and newly drawn maps for fourteen of the best birding areas in the Calumet Region, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Indiana Dunes State Park. Brock is a professor of geology at IUN.
Burkholder, J. Peter, ed. Charles Ives and His World. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996, 452 pp., $55.00, cloth; $19.95, paper.
This collection of essays on Charles Ives delves into his relationship to European
music and to American music, politics, business, and landscape. Essays cover:
Byrnes, Andrew, Johannes Chan, George Edwards, and Gerard McCoy, eds. Hong Kong Public Law Reports, Volume 5 1995. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Asia, 1996, 661 pp., $102.56, cloth.
The entry into force of Hong Kong's Bill of Rights on June 8, 1991, was an important development in the Hong Kong legal system. Since its commencement, the Bill of Rights has given rise to significant amounts of litigation, particularly in the area of criminal law and procedure. The Bill of Rights has resulted in the repeal of many statutory provisions and has been relied on for legal aid in criminal cases, for bail, and to stay criminal proceedings on grounds of fairness. The Bill of Rights has also given rise to litigation in relation to electoral laws, town planning, taxation, freedom of expression and assembly, companies, civil service, extradition, customs and excise, immigration and asylum, and other issues. These reports are a comprehensive collection of all significant cases decided under the Bill of Rights. The volume also includes other important public law cases and international human rights documents relevant to Hong Kong. Edwards is an associate professor of law at IUPUI.
Campany, Robert Ford. Strange Writing: Anomaly Accounts in Early Medieval China. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996, 524 pp., $24.95, paper; $74.50, cloth.
Between the Han dynasty, founded in 206 B.C.E., and the Sui, which ended in 618 C.E., Chinese authors wrote many thousands of short texts, each of which narrated or described some phenomenon deemed "strange." Most told of encounters between humans and various denizens of the spirit world or of the miraculous feats of masters of esoteric arts. Some described the wonders of exotic lands or transmitted fragments of ancient mythology. This genre came to be known as zhiguai (accounts of anomalies). Who were the authors of these books, and why did they write of these "strange" matters? Why was such writing seen as compelling thing to do? In this book, the first comprehensive study in a Western language of the zhiguai genre in its formative period, Campany sets forth a new view of the nature of the genre and the reasons for its emergence. He shows that contemporaries portrayed it as an extension of old royalty and imperial traditions in which strange reports from the periphery were collected in the capital as a way of ordering the world. Campany is an associate professor of religious studies at IUB.
Chin, Steven B., and David B. Pisoni. Alcohol and Speech. San Diego: Academic Press, 1997, 362 pp., $44.95, cloth.
This monograph is intended primarily for researchers working on alcohol and for speech scientists to use in understanding the relationship between drugs and behavior. The authors address several questions that arise when considering the effects that alcohol has on speech: What cues might speech contain that would indicate whether a talker is sober or intoxicated? What degrees of change in speech might indicate whether a talker is more or less intoxicated? What cues in speech indicating intoxication are readily available to a listener, and what cues are recognizable only with instrumental acoustic analysis? Chin is an assistant scientist in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the IU School of Medicine. Pisoni is a professor of psychology at IUB.
Coleman, William P. III, C. William Hanke III, Thomas H. Alt, and Saul Asken, eds. Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques, Second Edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 1997, 472 pp., $160.00, cloth.
Dermatologists have performed cosmetic surgery since the nineteenth century; they developed chemical peels, dermabrasion, and hair transplantation. They also pioneered techniques in electrosurgery, sclerotherapy, laser surgery, liposuction, and soft tissue augmentation. This book is a compendium of the latest information on cosmetic skin surgery and is meant for dermatologists and other physicians practicing such surgery. It contains photographs and specific procedures for resurfacing techniques, body contouring, fat transplantation, correction of wrinkles and scars, hair restoration, cosmetic eyelid surgery, face-lifting procedures, and more. Hanke is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and pathology and laboratory medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
Crossley, John C., and Lynn M. Jamieson. Introduction to Commercial and Entrepreneurial Recreation, Revised Edition. Champaign, Illinois: Sagamore Publishing, 1997, 435 pp., $44.95, cloth.
This book provides an introduction to the scope, characteristics, and management aspects of the commercial recreation industry. It offers a blend of conceptual and practical material to help achieve a basic understanding of this diverse industry. While some of the content is oriented toward large and established recreation providers, the text also can benefit smaller businesses and entrepreneurial organizations. Jamieson is an associate professor of recreation and park administration at IUB.
Dever, Richard B., and Dennis R. Knapczyk. Teaching Persons with Mental Retardation: A Model for Curriculum Development and Teaching. Madison, Wisconsin: Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1997, 387 pp., $58.70, paper.
What we teach is just as important as how we teach. Based on this idea, the authors use an instructional framework model to systematically approach curricula development and instruction. They use this model to show how to develop effective curriculum and teach the functional skills that will help persons with mental retardation become more independent individuals. The text presents a theoretical framework for instruction and provides many examples of methods to use in teaching learners of varying ages and abilities. Dever and Knapczyk are professors of education at IUB.
Fife, Brian L. School Desegregation in the Twenty-First Century: The Focus Must Change. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1997, 130 pp., $79.95, cloth.
The constitutional focus of Supreme Court cases dealing with desegregation is the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment: "No State shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The court's interpretation of it has evolved dramatically in the last 100 years. Beginning with the tragic Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896, the justices have been responsible for both reinforcing what the author sees as the American system of apartheid and for dismantling it in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas in 1954. The question of full implementation of the Brown mandate is still one that plagues policy makers more than forty years later. Fife is an associate professor of public and environmental affairs at IPFW.
Fratianni, Michele, and Franco Spinelli. A Monetary History of Italy. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1997, 305 pp., $64.95, cloth.
This volume deals with the monetary history of Italy from its independence in 1861 to 1991. It provides the first complete analysis of a country that has experienced diverse and often dramatic monetary conditions. Unlike the tradition of economic history in Italy where history is "told" without reference to a specific interpretive framework and emphasizes "real" aspects in preference to nominal and monetary aspects, the authors adopt the opposite extreme of interpreting Italian monetary history through the looking glass of an economic model. A key theme is that public finance is at the root of the relatively high Italian inflation rates of recent history. Fratianni is a professor of business economics and public policy at IUB.
Friedman, Edward H., and Catherine Larson, eds. Brave New Words: Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature. New Orleans, Louisiana: University Press of the South, 1996, 279 pp., $59.95, paper.
These essays look at a number of texts that begin at the threshold of the Renaissance and extend through the late Baroque period. The studies offer analyses based on a range of approaches, including history, philosophy, mythology, the plastic arts, gender issues, religious conflicts, theory (old and new), and semantics. If there is an ethos--a common rhetorical thrust--of the Spanish Golden Age, it is arguably a faith in the ability of the writer to utilize and to transcend the past, to construct metaphorical bridges while accentuating the connecting elements. Friedman is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and comparative literature. Larson is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Both are at IUB.
Friedman, Lawrence S. The Cinema of Martin Scorsese. New York, New York: Continuum, 1997, 200 pp., $24.95, cloth.
Scorsese is one of America's most distinctive and successful filmmakers. The director burst on to the American film scene in the early 1970s with personal and sometimes violent and disturbing films like Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Since then, Scorsese has retained his status as an independent filmmaker and was recently given the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Friedman appraises Scorsese's career, covering his student days, apprenticeship with exploitation director Roger Corman, personal and professional excesses, and cinematic controversies. He also reviews themes of sexual longing, the Catholic burden of sin and guilt, and a search for the connection between God and humans. Friedman is a professor of English at IPFW
Gamber, Wendy. The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1997, 300 pp., $39.95, cloth; $16.95, paper.
Hemmed in by "women's work" much less than has been thought, women in the late 1800s and early 1900s were the primary entrepreneurs in the millinery and dressmaking trades. This book explores that lost world of women's dominance, showing how independent, often ambitious businesswomen and their sometimes imperious customers gradually vanished from the scene as custom production gave way to a largely unskilled modern garment industry controlled by men. Gamber helps overturn the portrait of wage-earning women as docile souls who would find fulfillment only in marriage and motherhood. She combines labor history, women's history, business history, and the history of technology while exploring topics as wide-ranging as the history of pattern-making and the relationship between entrepreneurship and marriage. Gamber is an assistant professor of history at IUB.
Gardiner, Lion F., Caitlin Anderson, and Barbara L. Cambridge, eds. Learning through Assessment: A Resource Guide for Higher Education. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education, 1997, 116 pp., $27.00, paper.
A fully indexed directory, this guide contains more than three hundred useful assessment books and articles, journals, newsletters, audiocassettes, organizations, conferences, and electronic resources, such as listservs and World Wide Web sites. Anderson is a visiting research associate in academic affairs. Cambridge is a professor of English and an associate dean of the faculties. Both are at IUPUI.
Gealt, Adelheid M., and George Knox, curators. Domenico Tiepolo: Master Draftsman. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1996, 253 pp., $65.00, cloth; $39.95, paper.
This catalog accompanies the first major exhibition devoted to a comprehensive
examination of drawings by Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804). Chief draftsman in the
studio of his famous father, Giambattista Tiepolo, Domenico achieved personal
distinction as a brilliant and original artist whose fascination with storytelling
produced a legacy of pen-and-wash narratives depicting the ordeals of saints and the
acts of apostles, the adventures of satyrs and centaurs, the life and times of the
popular commedia dell'arte character Punchinello, and the daily activities of his
Venetian contemporaries. Essays consider Domenico Tiepolo's career and working
methods as well as his accomplishments and preoccupations as a narrator. The
catalog includes color reproductions with accompanying discussion of 176 works.
Gealt is an associate professor of fine arts and director of the Indiana University Art
Museum at IUB.
The author introduces the people of Bangladesh through their art and uses that art to exemplify the study of creativity in its own contexts as part of a general inquiry into the human condition. Bangladesh is a country that few think of except in terms of desperate poverty and horrendous natural disaster. But by listening to its artists, recording their words, and showing us their work, Glassie lets us appreciate a thriving world of potters, weavers, decorative painters, sculptors, and bronze casters. Glassie is the College Professor of Folklore at IUB.
Glueckauf, Robert L., Robert G. Frank, Gary R. Bond, and John H. McGrew, eds. Psychological Practice in a Changing Health Care System. New York, New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1996, 214 pp., $43.95, cloth.
The focus of this book is on the practice of psychology as a health care profession in several settings (e.g., hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical centers, and nursing homes). The essays represent the collaborative efforts and viewpoints of the broader community of health care psychologists who have a wide range of interests and expertise. The book not only identifies issues and problems facing psychology within a changing health care system, but also indicates possible future directions and solutions to the problems. Glueckauf and McGrew are associate professors of psychology. Bond is a professor of psychology. All three are at IUPUI.
Gould, Jeffrey L. El Mito De "La Nicaragua Mestiza" Y La Resistencia Indigena, 1880 1980. San Jose: Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 1997, 310 pp., $10.00, paper.
The book traces the origins and development of a national myth that Nicaragua has been an ethnically homogenous society since the turn of the century. It studies five different Indian communities and analyzes the impact of that national discourse on their struggles for land and labor. Gould is an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Graham, Laurie. On the Line at Subaru-Isuzu: the Japanese Model and the American Worker. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1995, 169 pp., $12.95, paper; $28.00 cloth.
Japanese management strategies using production work teams and emphasizing worker input represent an alternative to traditional labor relations in the United States. How do U.S. workers respond to the Japanese model? Does it create new cooperation between workers and management? Or is it perceived to be rooted in coercion rather than consent? Graham found out. She made her way through the arduous selection and training process in a nonunion Japanese automobile plant, near Lafayette, Indiana. She worked in the plant for six months, keeping covert records of her experiences and those of her coworkers. Graham is an associate professor of labor studies at IUK.
Greenhouse, Carol J. A Moment's Notice: Time Politics across Cultures. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1996, 315 pp., $18.95, paper; $49.50, cloth.
Focusing on the problem of time--the paradox of time's apparent universality and cultural relativity--the author develops an original ethnographic account of our present moment, the much-heralded postmodern condition, which is at the same time a reflexive analysis of ethnography itself. She argues that time is about agency and accountability, and that representations of time are used by institutions of law, politics, and scholarship to selectively refashion popular ideas of agency into paradigms of institutional legitimacy. The book suggests that the problem of time in theory is the corollary of problems of power in practice. Greenhouse is a professor of anthropology, speech communication, and women's studies at IUB.
Gugin, Linda C., and James E. St. Clair. Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1997, 370 pp., $29.95, cloth.
"There never was a more able public servant in the Senate and on the Supreme
Court." That is how President Harry S. Truman described the career of his good
friend Sherman Minton, one of the most influential, interesting, colorful, and
controversial figures of his time. Yet his contributions have been largely overlooked
by scholars writing about American history from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s.
This biography fills that void by providing a richly detailed account of the life and
times of a remarkable Hoosier who rose from poverty to serve in all three branches
of national government. Gugin is a professor of political science. St. Clair is an
associate professor of journalism. Both are at IUS.
This study revises late-nineteenth-century colonialist assumptions about a West African social movement. Using indigenous Arabic manuscripts, travel narratives, and oral materials, the author assesses the meaning of a series of revolts against Islamic authority. He investigates three political crises that took place at Nioro, a town in the region of Karta in the upper Senegal River valley, conquered during a military jihad or "holy war" by Shaykh Umar Tal. Although Umar and his successors steadfastly promoted jihad, Futanke colonists, defying their leaders, opted to remain settled on the lands they had seized; instead of going to war, the colonists devoted themselves to production of foodstuffs for sale in an increasingly vital regional economy. Hanson is an associate professor of history at IUB.
Hart, James G., and Lester Embree, eds. Phenomenology of Values and Valuing. Boston, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, 256 pp., $124.00, cloth.
Although a key aspect of the phenomenological movement is its contribution to value theory (axiology) and value perception (almost all the major figures devoted a great part of their labors to these topics), relatively little attention has been paid to these themes. This volume in part makes up for this lacuna by being the first anthology on value-theory in the phenomenological movement. It indicates the scope of the issues by discussing, for example, the distinctive acts of valuing, openness to value, the objectivity of values, the summation and combination of values, the deconstruction of values, the value of absence, and the value of nature. It also contains discussions of most of the major representative figures--Von Ehrenfels, Brentano, Scheler, Hartmann, Husserl, Heidegger, Schultz, and Derrida- not only in their own right but also in relationships to one another. Hart is a professor of religious studies at IUB.
Hawkins, Barbara A., Marti E. Mays, and Nancy Brattain Rogers. Therapeutic Activity Intervention with the Elderly: Foundations and Practices. State College, Pennsylvania: Venture Publishing, 1996, 376 pp., $33.95, cloth.
In a response to the need for pedagogical materials for professionals who will provide activity programs and interventions for older adults in a variety of settings, this book introduces current demographic information and issues concerning the aging adult population. It guides the reader though a basic introduction to normal aging processes, as well as common illnesses, diseases, and disabilities that affect older persons. It also provides entry-level information about therapeutic intervention that uses activities as the primary treatment modality. Hawkins is an associate professor of recreation and park administration at IUB.
Hronek, Bruce B., and J. O. Spengler. Legal Liability in Recreation and Sports. Champaign, Illinois: Sagamore Publishing, 1997, 292 pp., $44.95, cloth.
The subject of legal liability conjures up thoughts of high costs, fiscal devastation, difficult legal language, attorneys, myriads of legal papers, and time-consuming litigation. The major purpose of this book is to provide recreation and sports students, practitioners, and professionals a body of knowledge to help them manage the legal risks that are an everyday part of their lives. It was developed to help individuals and organizations prevent accidents and property loss from occurring and to counteract excessive legal claims. Hronek is a professor of recreation and park administration at IUB.
Johnson, John William, Thomas A. Hale, and Stephen Belcher, eds. Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1997, 331 pp., $14.95, paper; $35.00, cloth.
African epic traditions have not attracted much recognition from scholars in literature until recently because of the many barriers, intellectual and physical, that stood between the oral sources and their potential readership. The epic is recognized as a primary genre of world literature, but only recently have scholars turned their attention toward capturing the rich oral tradition that is still alive in Africa. The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected and introduced to offer English-speaking readers a broad sample of Africa's extensive epic traditions. The book is divided geographically and contains nineteen epics from West Africa, two from North Africa, and four from Central Africa. Johnson is an associate professor of folklore at IUB.
Kavanagh, Thomas W. North American Indian Portraits: Photographs from the Wanamaker Expeditions. New York, New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1996, 191 pp., $14.95, cloth.
The portraits of North American Indians collected in this volume were taken between the years 1908 and 1913 on a series of three expeditions sponsored by John Wanamaker, the department store magnate, and his son Rodman and led by Joseph Kossuth Dixon, a highly skilled photographer and self-promoter. The Wanamaker expeditions had a political agenda: to save Indian culture from extinction by publicizing its history and thereby gain citizenship for the members of the tribes in America. The Indians were granted American citizenship in 1924. The William Hammond Mathers Museum at IUB houses the more than 8,000 images of the Wanamaker Collection, from which the 100 or so portraits were selected. The portraits are periodically exhibited at the Mathers, and are available for research examination by appointment. Kavanagh is the curator of collections at IUB's William Hammond Mathers Museum.
Knudsen, Daniel C., ed. The Transition to Flexibility. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996, 185 pp., $105.00, cloth.
Advanced capitalistic nations are currently undergoing an economic, social, and political transformation. At the heart of this transformation is the transition between large-scale, standardized production (Fordism) and new, more flexible approaches to manufacturing (flexibility), and a concomitant extension of manufacturing to include products both concrete (goods) and ephemeral (services). This book explores the consequences of this transition from the standpoints of technology, labor relations, firm strategy, education, government programs, and geography. It investigates the current global transition from mass consumption and production to flexible production for niche markets. Knudsen is an associate professor of geography and chairperson of the Department of Geography at IUB.
Kofas, Jon V. Foreign Debt and Underdevelopment: U.S.-Peru Economic Relations 1930-1970. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., 1996, 265 pp., $48.00, cloth.
This study analyzes the role of the U.S. government and the multilateral agencies
(World Bank and International Monetary Fund) in Peru's economic development
from the Great Depression to the Alliance for Progress. Examining U.S. foreign
economic policy dynamics in Peru and Latin America since the Good Neighbor
Policy, the book demonstrates that, due to the U.S. government's considerable
efforts, Peru and her sister republics were integrated more closely than ever before
into the North American economy during the late 1930s and the early 1940s. Kofas is
an associate professor of history at IUK.
Forty-one individuals from seventeen different tribes, representing eleven nations, tell their stories in this volume. Like other Indians, the Woodland Nations have tenaciously clung to their sense of community despite 150 years of government policies aimed at destroying their culture. As descendants of people who shaped the history of the North American continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, these narrators continue to feel closely bound to the land from which most of them have been forcibly removed. The eleven nations represented are the Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware, Shawnee, Peopria, Oneida, Ottawa, Winnebago, Sac and Fox, Chippewa, and Kickapoo. Kohn is an adjunct professor of journalism at IUPUI. Edmunds is a professor of history at IUB.
Lee, S. Y. Spin Dynamics and Snakes in Synchrotrons. Singapore: World Scientific
Publishing Co., 1997, 186 pp., $36.00, cloth.
Intended to be used as a graduate/senior undergraduate textbook in accelerator physics and sciences, this book deals with acceleration and storage of polarized beams in high-energy synchrotrons. The material covers the equation of motion for polarized beams in synchrotrons, spin-depolarizing resonances, practical methods used in overcoming spin resonances, effects of spin rotators--called Siberian snakes- on the polarization vector, snake resonances, Sokolov-Ternov radiative polarization of electrons, and design principles of spin rotators. Experimental results of many polarized beam experiments are compared with theoretical analyses. Lee is a professor of physics at IUB.
Lloyd, Rosemary. uvres Poétiques Complètes. Paris: Honoré Champion Éditeur, 1996, 804 pp., $120.00, cloth.
The nineteenth-century French poet Theodore de Banville, though largely neglected today, exercised considerable influence over major figures of his time. An international team of scholars is preparing the first complete edition of his poetry, with detailed annotations, prepublication details, and variants. This will enable today's readers to set him in context and see more easily how he came to exercise such influence. The author's contribution to this series is this detailed edition of his finest collection of poems "Le Sang de la coupe," which was first published in 1857, the year that saw the publication of Madame Bovary and Les Fleurs du mal. Lloyd is a professor of French and Italian and chairperson of the Department of French and Italian at IUB.
Lowther, Gerald E. Dryness, Tears, and Contact Lens Wear. Boston, Massachusetts: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1997, 105 pp., $45.00, paper.
This initial volume in the Clinical Practice in Contact Lenses series covers the common problems of dry-eye symptoms with contact lens wear. The discussion of the differential diagnosis and management of the marginal dry eye and related contact lens problems will allow the clinician to handle this common challenge. The material is covered in a clinical problem-solving manner, with sufficient background information for the reader to gain an in-depth understanding of conditions, mechanisms, and common management techniques. Lowther is a professor of optometry at IUB.
Martens, Prisca. I Already Know How to Read: A Child's View of Literacy. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1996, 107 pp., $18.00, paper.
Through interactions with her daughter, Sarah, the author realized that children's perceptions of literacy and of themselves as learners may differ from those of adults. Over the three years she observed and analyzed Sarah's reading and writing (ages 2 5), the author rethought her notions about literacy, what literacy is, and how children learn literacy. Martens also explored, as Sarah entered kindergarten, what teachers can do to support and facilitate that learning in school. Martens is an assistant professor of education at IUPUI.
Mitchell, Roger. The Word for Everything. Kansas City, Missouri: Bk Mk Press, 1996, 54 pp., $10.95, paper.
These intimate poems are meditations on topics such as a remembered train trip through Europe, a glance out the car window while cutting through Indiana's endless fields, sneaking out at night, returning to a small town, and strong coffee. Mitchell is a professor of English at IUB.
Moran, Emilio F., ed. Transforming Societies, Transforming Anthropology. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1996, 361 pp., $49.50, cloth.
In recent years anthropologists have turned from previous concerns with salvaging the shreds of cultures to a concern with people whose rights to food, home, health, and other necessities are continually threatened. This volume questions the priorities of much anthropological work and urges the discipline to commit to the study of a world in constant change that must be engaged. The essays demonstrate the theoretical productivity of engagement in contemporary problems and the importance of addressing these issues if theory is to advance and deal with the constant creativity of human societies. Moran is the Rudy Professor of Anthropology, a professor of public and environmental affairs, director of the Anthropological Center for Training in Global and Environmental Change, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change at IUB.
Newman, Paul, compiler. Hausa and the Chadic Language Family: A Bibliography. Köln, Germany: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1996, 152 pp., $33.75, paper.
This volume is a bibliography of linguistic works on Hausa and other languages in the Chadic family. Hausa is spoken as a first or second language by approximately forty million to fifty million people in Nigeria, Niger, northern Ghana, northern Togo, and the Blue Nile area of the Sudan. The other 125 or so Chadic languages, the largest of which is probably has fewer than a quarter of a million speakers, are spread throughout north/northeastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, and central Chad. Newman is a professor linguistics and chairperson of the Department of Linguistics at IUB.
Newton, Roger G. The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1997, 260 pp., $27.00, cloth.
It is not a scientific truth that has come into question lately but the truth--the very notion of scientific truth. This book offers a response to those who contend, in parodies, polemics, and op-ed pieces, that there really is no such thing as verifiable objective truth--without which there can be no scientific authority. In this guided tour of the intellectual structure of physical science, Newton conducts us through the understanding of reality engendered by modern physics. With its firsthand look at models, facts and theories, intuition and imagination, the use of analogies and metaphors, the importance of mathematics, computers, and the "virtual" reality of the physics of micro-particles, this book is a practicing account of the foundations, processes, and value of science. Newton is a distinguished professor emeritus of physics at IUB.
Nolan, Val Jr., and Ellen D. Ketterson, eds. Current Ornithology, Volume 13. New York, New York: Plenum Press, 1996, 359 pp., $89.50, cloth.
Ornithology, as a whole-organism science, is concerned with birds at every level of
biological organization, from the molecular to the community, at least from the
Jurassic to the present time, and over every scholarly discipline in which bird
biology is done. Essays in this volume include:
Parsons, Michael D. Power and Politics: Federal Higher Education Policymaking in the 1990s. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1997, 254 pp., $19.95, paper; $59.50, cloth.
The question of power, often ignored by higher education analysts and researchers, is the focus of this study of federal higher education policymaking in the 1990s. Conventional measures and assessments of power reveal that the Washington-based higher education associations are not powerful policy actors. However, the associations apparently have succeeded in convincing Congress to dramatically expand the scope and size of federal student aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act (HEA). The 1992 HEA reauthorization and the Clinton student aid agenda provide case studies as Parsons seeks to resolve the contradiction between conventional measures of power and actual policy outcomes. Parsons is an associate professor of education at IUPUI.
Powell, Hugh. Fervor and Fiction: Therese von Bacheracht and Her Works. Columbia, South Carolina: Camden House, 1996, 143 pp., $54.95, cloth.
Therese von Bacheracht (known as Therese; 1804-1852) published five novels, five travel books, and her memoirs. Prominent among themes in her writings are the injustices suffered by women in Germany and elsewhere, stemming from limited opportunities for education and from a hostile male establishment. She also writes about the institution of marriage and corruption at the courts of ruling despots in her homeland and their indifference to their subjects' suffering aggravated by factory conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Powell traces the life and environment of Therese; discusses her fiction; reproduces her impressions of contemporary European literature, theater, and fine art; and looks at her ideas of education with her concern for the human condition. Powell is a professor emeritus of Germanic studies at IUB.
Pugh, Sharon L., Jean Wolph Hicks, and Marcia Davis. Metaphorical Ways of Knowing: The Imaginative Nature of Thought and Expression. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 1997, 221 pp, $19.85, paper.
In this venture into the territory of the English language, the authors use the imagery of cartography to set their course. They explore the creative aspects of thinking and learning through literature, writing, and word play, drawing connections between English and other content areas. Theory and practical classroom applications meet in this book, linking activities and resources to current classroom concerns--multiculturalism, imagination in reading and writing, critical thinking, and expanding language experiences. Based on research into the nature and dynamics of English, this book is not only for teachers but for anyone enamored of the language. Pugh is an associate professor of education and director of the Student Academic Center at IUB.
Shlapentokh, Dmitry. The French Revolution and the Russian Anti-Democratic Tradition: A Case of False Consciousness. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1997, 324 pp., $32.95, cloth.
For the past two centuries the ideas of the French Revolution have been integrated into the intellectual life of many countries. It is commonly viewed as the preeminent symbol of revolution and remains a touchstone for defining radicalism. In the context of modern Russian history, however, the images of the French Revolution play another more important role. The author traces the evolving attitude toward the French Revolution during the crucial years from the abortive 1905 Revolution through the Russian Civil War and Bolshevik consolidation of power. He shows how the assimilation of the French model led inadvertently to a betrayal of democracy and the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Shlapentokh is an associate professor of history at IUSB.
Smith, Brian Cantwell. On the Origin of Objects. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1996, 420 pp., $35.00, cloth.
In this investigation into the philosophical and metaphysical foundations of computation, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, Smith presents a sustained critique of the formal traditions underlying reigning views. He argues for an embedded, participatory, "irreductionist," metaphysical alterative and seeks to revise our understanding not only of the machines we build but also of our world with which they interact. He begins in a search for a comprehensive theory of computation, able to do empirical justice to practice and conceptual justice to the computational theory of mind. A commitment to these two criteria ultimately leads him to recommend a radical overhaul of our traditional concept of metaphysics. Smith is a professor of cognitive science and computer science at IUB.
Spero, Joan E., and Jeffrey A. Hart. The Politics of International Economic Relations, Fifth Edition. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997, 446 pp., $37.32, paper.
Reflecting the sweeping changes in the international arena, this edition strengthens
the coverage of political and economic relations since the end of the Cold War,
economic polarization in developing nations, and the roots of economic decline in
centrally planned economies. It discusses problems faced by the developing
countries and the formerly Communist countries separately from those that
primarily affect the industrialized capitalist countries. The authors also look at
major changes in the international system since the end of the Cold War, the
increasing pragmatism of domestic and foreign economic policies in many parts of
the Third World, and the growing gap between the poorest and richest regions of
the world. Hart is a professor of political science at IUB.
This premier volume of The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music offers a
comprehensive understanding of African music as a vital part of the social and
cultural lives of the continent's peoples. It examines major areas in the
ethnomusicological study of African music, such as dance in communal life, music
and healing, modern technology and its effects on tradition, and the
interrelationship of music and other art forms. It also:
Taylor, David Winship, and Leo J. Hickey, eds. Flowering Plant Origin, Evolution and Phylogeny. New York: New York: Chapman & Hall, 1996, 403 pp., $75.00, cloth.
This volume provides a current understanding of research into the origin, early evolution, and basal phylogeny of the flowering plants. It is organized in three sections: outgroup structure; basal angiosperm structure and evolution; and angiosperm phylogeny and systematics. Besides being of value to anyone interested in the evolution of the dominant flora on Earth, it provides insights for all those interested in the structure, origin and early development of the angiosperms, including systematists, morphologists, and paleobotanists. Taylor is an associate professor of biology and curator of the herbarium at IUS.
Thompson, Chalmer E., and Robert T. Carter, eds. Racial Identity Theory: Applications to Individual, Group, and Organizational Interventions. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1997, 280 pp., $53.95, cloth; $29.95, paper.
Racial identity theories have been in the psychological literature for nearly thirty years. But this book demonstrates the value of integrating race and identity as systematic components of human functioning. The editors of this volume and their contributors show how the infusion of racial identity theory with other psychological models can successfully yield more holistic considerations of client functioning and well being. These authors contend that race is a pervasive and formidable force in society, one that affects the development and functioning of individuals and groups. Asserting that mental health practitioners are in key, influential positions to pierce this cycle, the authors provide evidence of how meaningful change can occur when racial identity theory is integrated into interventions that attempt to diminish the distress people experience. The interventions illustrated in this volume are applied in various contexts, including psychotherapy and counseling, supervision, family therapy, support groups, and organizational and institutional environments. Thompson is an associate professor of education at IUB.
Tsai, Wen-hui. In Making China Modernized: Comparative Modernization between Mainland China and Taiwan, Second and Revised Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: University of Maryland School of Law, 1996, 311 pp, $37.00, cloth.
The author presents China's search for modernization since the middle of the nineteenth century and compares the different approaches the Chinese Communists on the mainland and the Nationalists on the island of Taiwan have adopted in efforts at modernization since their separation in 1949. In light of the hostilities in the past couple years, this edition is a response to the new awareness of the significant role played by both mainland China and Taiwan in maintaining global stability. Tsai is a professor of sociology at IPFW.
Valdman, Albert. A Learner's Dictionary of Haitian Creole. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Creole Institute, 1996, 529 pp., $45.00, cloth.
A tool for English-speaking students of Haitian Creole at any level of competence, this dictionary contains over 7,000 entries and includes sample sentences compiled from written texts and oral sources. It focuses on the needs of American English-speaking students and provides common English words and expressions with Haitian Creole equivalents, emphasizing cultural appropriateness from both American and Haitian perspectives. A sketch of the language is provided with a brief historical/demographic overview, as well as a pronunciation and spelling guide. Valdman is Rudy Professor of French and Italian and Linguistics at IUB.
Wiethoff, William E. A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1996, 247 pp., $37.00, cloth.
In early nineteenth-century America, and especially in the Old South, oratory
appealed to legal professionals--judges as well as advocates. Consistent with the
humanism proclaimed in classical and neoclassical works, appellate judges
perceived their civic duties as demanding oratorical skills as well as legal expertise.
The author assesses the judicial use of oratory in reviewing slave cases and the
struggle to fashion a humanist jurisprudence on slavery despite the customary
restraints placed on judicial advocacy. Drawing attention to a neglected intersection
of law and letters, he analyzes the pro-slavery discourse embedded in antebellum
judicial opinions by examining the public addresses, judicial narratives, and private
papers of sixty-nine appellate judges. He documents the judges' familiarity with the
humanist tradition and surveys their attempts to equate humanism with
self-interest and humanity with the desire for peace, prosperity, and the
conservation of property. Wiethoff is a professor of speech communication at IUB.
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