Audretsch, David B., and Roy Thurik, eds. Innovation, Industry Evolution, and Employment. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 330 pp., £40.00, cloth.
Using case studies from France, Germany, Holland, Canada, and the United States, this collection of articles takes a new approach to the study of what creates employment and drives economic growth. The approach emphasizes shifting economic activity out of traditional industries into emerging knowledge-based industries to generate higher wages and greater employment opportunities. Audretsch is Ameritech Professor for Economic Development and director of the Institute for Development Strategies at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB.
Barrera, Enriquetta, and Claudia C. Johnson, eds. Evolution of the Cretaceous Ocean-Climate System. Boulder, Colo.: The Geological Society of America, 1999, 445 pp., $84.00, paper.
This research volume takes an integrated systems approach to understanding the Cretaceous period, when a significant greenhouse episode occurred in the ancient world. Highlighting important events and processes, the articles reveal a view of the Cretaceous as a dynamic ocean-climate system with numerous variations. Johnson is assistant professor of geological sciences at IUB.
Ben-Amos, Paula Girshick.
Art, Innovation, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Benin. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1999, 208 pp., $35.00, cloth.
A striking and mysterious brass altarpiece led Ben-Amos to focus on the history of art in Benin, Nigeria, in the period from 1690 to 1750. Her analysis reveals that artistic innovations played a prominent role in Benin political culture during a time when kings were competing for legitimacy. Artistic images and forms were used by monarchs and supporters to shape the understanding and interpretation of events. Using archival and oral sources, Ben-Amos illumines the political meaning of Benins material objects. Ben-Amos is professor of anthropology at IUB.
William K. Athene in Steeltown. Concord, Calif.: Small Poetry Press,
1999, 39 pp., $5.00.
In this poetry chapbook, Buckley captures the pride and problems of the working class in the industrialized mill towns of northwest Indiana. Buckley is professor of English at IUN.
Cecil K., and Ward W. Moore. Varsity Sports at Indiana University: A Pictorial
History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 208 pp., $39.95,
From mens baseball to womens water polo, Byrd and Moore offer a complete pictorial history of varsity athletics at IUB. An introduction covers the formation and financing of IUB athletics. More than 250 photographs tell the stories of the sports, focusing on top performers, outstanding teams, and legendary coaches. A chronology of IU sports and a comprehensive index of athletes and coaches names completes the volume. Byrd (19131997) was professor and librarian emeritus at IUBs Lilly Library. Moore is professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics in the Medical Sciences program at IUB.
Cady Jr., Marshall P., and C. A. Trapp. A Mathcad Primer for Physical Chemistry. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1999, 334 pp., £22.99, paper.
A manual for students of physical chemistry and chemical engineering as well as practicing scientists and engineers, this text teaches techniques for using the Mathcad software package. Beginning with a primer on the basics of Mathcad, the texts first five chapters use examples from equilibrium thermodynamics and the simple kinetic theory of gases. The examples are taken from P. W. Atkins, Physical Chemistry, 6th ed., for which Cady and Trapp prepared three sections of physical chemistry exercises called Microprojects. Chapters 68 provide solutions to more than half of the Microproject problems that appear in Physical Chemistry. A CD-ROM with a Mathcad tutorial accompanies the text. Cady and Trapp also co-authored Solution Manual for Physical Chemistry, 6th ed., and Instructors Manual for Physical Chemistry, 6th ed. Cady is professor of chemistry at IU Southeast.
Chang, Valerie Nash, and Sheryn T. Scott. Basic Interviewing Skills: A Workbook for Practitioners. Chicago: Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1999, 122 pp., $29.00, paper.
This workbook instructs students in the repertoire of basic listening and communications skills essential to working with clients as a therapist or social work professional. The text covers basic practice skills including active listening, reflecting, seeking clarification, reaching agreement, and self-evaluation. An instructors manual, also co-written by Chang and Scott, is available. Chang is associate professor of social work at IUPUI.
Counsell, Steven R., et al. The ACE Manual: Meeting the Challenge of Providing Quality and Cost-Effective Hospital Care to Older Adults. Akron, Ohio: Summa Health System, 1998, 134 pp., $250.
Based on the experiences of establishing an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit at Summa Health System in Ohio, this how-to manual describes the process for planning and developing an ACE unit in a community hospital setting. The purpose of ACE units is to prevent functional decline in older patients during acute illnesses and to restore function through specialized care. Topics in the manual include the rationale for such units, how to identify key stakeholders and win administrative support, how to organize and develop an interdisciplinary team, and the ABCs of implementation. Specific examples of potential obstacles and their solutions are featured. Counsell is associate professor of medicine and Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Scholar in geriatrics at the IU School of Medicine.
El-Shamy, Hasan M., comp. and trans. Tales Arab Women Tell and the Behavioral Patterns They Portray. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 574 pp., $59.95, cloth.
this collection of fifty traditional tales collected from the field, El-Shamy
emphasizes the Brother-Sister Syndromethe theory that the brother-sister
relationship is of paramount importance in Arab cultures and plays a decisive
role in the development of family structure and other social and cultural
institutions. Each tale is introduced by a short note providing information
about the narrator and the situation of the narrative performance. The stories
are followed by linguistic details and comments on content. Detailed endmatter
on tale types, motifs, and occurrences plus a register of motifs conclude
the volume. El-Shamy is professor of folklore at IUB.
Freund, Donald. Rough and Tumble, on Pastiche. American Composers Forum, Innova 522; Pentecost, on New Music from Indiana University, Vol. 2. Indiana University School of Music, IUSM-08; and Radical Light, on The Composers Voice: New Music from Bowling Green. Albany Records, Troy 321.
Rough and Tumble was commissioned by the mixed ensemble Pastiche. The title not only conveys the character and attitude of the piece, writes Freund in the CDs notes, but also the microform of the opening gesture and the overall form of the piece. Pentecost, a work for soprano and chamber ensemble, celebrates the coming of the Holy Ghost with a variety of styles. Radical Light is a symphony based on the work of American poet A. R. Ammons, evoking the images and atmosphere of Ammonss work He Held Radical Light. A pianist and composer, Freund is professor of music and chair of the department of composition at the IU School of Music.
Galvin, Peter R. Patterns of Pillage: A Geography of Caribbean-based Piracy in Spanish America, 15361718. New York: Peter Lang, 1999, 288 pp., $48.95, cloth.
As the pirates of Spanish America plied the seas, they altered natural environments and left behind maps and journals that contain a surprising amount of geographical knowledge. In considering why pirates frequented particular places and favored certain routes, Galvin emphasizes the role of fundamental geographic factors. Pirates discovered and recorded information about winds, ocean currents, coastal features, and more, acting as geographers of the New World. Galvin is associate professor of geography at IUS.
Glassie, Henry. The Potters Art. Bloomington: Material Culture/Indiana University Press, 1999, 152 pp., $12.95, paper.
This book of stories about potters around the world illustrates how value is given to common clay. Beginning in Bangladesh, where much of the pottery is made in the image of deities for worship, Glassie goes on to visit master potters in Sweden, Georgia, New Mexico, Turkey, and Japan. Part ethnography and part essay on the nature of art, The Potters Art is a an expanded version of the fourth chapter from Glassies book Material Culture. It is the first in a series of books on material culture, co-published by the Material Culture gallery in Philadelphia and IU Press. The text is accompanied by sixty black-and-white illustrations and sixteen color photographs. Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at IUB.
Hickey, M. Gail. Bringing History Home: Local and Family History Projects for Grades K6. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon, 1998, 225 pp., $24.99, paper.
Hickey finds that using family and local history projects in the classroom fosters community among learners from all cultures. Her manual offers teachers a variety of activities and suggestions for using family history projects to forge connections in the classroom. Part I includes chapters on student biographies, family trees, and holiday traditions. Part II, on community and local history, contains activities and ideas for learning about the local area. Part III offers teachers suggestions for incorporating childrens books into their curricula. Annotated bibliographies of books related to family history are also included. Hickey is associate professor of education at IPFW.
Hossler, Don, Jack Schmit, and Nick Vesper. Going to College: How Social, Economic, and Educational Factors Influence the Decisions Students Make. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 232 pp., $18.95, paper.
The decision about attending college is one of the first significant noncompulsory decisions made by American teenagers. An adolescents decision not only has lasting impact on his or her life, but collectively, the decisions of high school students have an impact on American society as a whole. In this volume, the co-authors explore how high school students and their parents move through three complex stages as they decide on a college and how to afford it. Using data collected from a nine-year longitudinal study in Indiana, the authors analyze the influences on and outcomes of teens decisions about college. Among their conclusions, they emphasize the critical role of parental involvement and encouragement in college choice. Hossler is vice chancellor for enrollment services and professor of education at IUB.
Klotman, Phyllis R., and Janet K. Cutler, eds. Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 484 pp., $24.95, paper.
While African American cinema has generated significant attention in recent decades, the study of African American documentary film has been largely neglected. Klotman and Cutler gather eleven original essays that trace the diverse African American documentary movement. The articles examine more than 300 nonfiction works in film, video, and new electronic media representing the aesthetic, historical, political, and social forces at work in the lives of African Americans, from war heroes to civil rights protesters to digital artists. The collection includes an extensive filmography, bibliography, and excerpts from interviews with film- and videomakers. Klotman is professor emeritus of Afro-American Studies at IUB.
Long, John D. The Bible in English: John Wycliffe and William Tyndale. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1998, 205 pp., $29.50, paper, and What Think Ye of Christ? A Book for Intellectual Skeptics. Indianapolis: Scholars Press, 1998, 506 pp., $14.50, paper.
In The Bible in English, Long summarizes for nonspecialists the history of the emergence of the printed Bible in English. Focusing on the works of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale, Long presents the historical and religious contexts in which these first English translators published their translations of the Latin Vulgate and the New Testament, respectively. In What Think Ye of Christ?, Long addresses intellectuals who are skeptical but curious. He invites readers to ponder what he calls lifes ultimate question, posed by the books title, and to study the Bible and its related literature. Long is Arthur M. Weimer Professor Emeritus of business administration at the IU Kelley School of Business.
Martin, E. Wainwright, Carol V. Brown, Daniel W. DeHayes, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, and William C. Perkins, eds. Managing Information Technology: What Managers Need to Know, 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1999, 716 pp., $90.90, cloth.
In the extensively revised third edition of this MBA- and advanced undergraduate-level textbook, the co-authors continue their focus on information technology resources and alternative approaches to managing them. More than two dozen real-world information technology management case studies are included. The text also features a new chapter on electronic commerce. New case studies center on topics such as security on an enterprise network, ethical issues surrounding software piracy, and developing an IT infrastructure for international joint ventures. Martin is professor emeritus of business administration at IUs Kelley School of Business. Also at the Kelley School, Brown is associate professor of information systems, DeHayes is professor of business administration, and Perkins is professor of information systems and decision sciences.
Myers, Kathleen A., and Amanda Powell, eds. A Wild Country Out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 480 pp., $39.95, cloth.
Madre Maria de San Jose (16561719) produced more than 2,000 pages of autobiographical spiritual writings over her three decades of religious service. In this study of parts of her twelve journals, Myers and Powell situate the Mexican nuns writings in the contexts of her youth spent on a rural hacienda and her later years spent in an Augustinian convent. The social and spiritual details of Madre Marias life offer an account of an ordinary womans extraordinary achievements. Myers is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.
Oinas, Felix. Tuul heidab magama ja teisi esseid (The wind goes to bed and other essays). Tallinn, Estonia: Keel ja Kirjandus, 1999, 276 pp., $50.00, paper.
This book, Oinass twenty-sixth, is a collection of eighteen essays in Estonian on the folklore and mythology of Finn-Ugric, Baltic, Slavic, and Siberian peoples. Applying the geographicalhistorical method, Oinas seeks to clarify the distribution and origins of this group of legends and myths. Oinas is professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.
Prakash, Aseem, and Jeffrey A. Hart, eds. Coping with Globalization and Responding to Globalization. Advances in International Political Economy, Vols. 3 and 4. London and New York: Routledge, 2000, 246 pp. and 292 pp., $90.00 each, cloth.
These multidisciplinary volumes include contributors from political science, economics, law, international business, and business strategy. Coping examines the challenges posed by economic globalization to business and public policy and how governments and firms may address them. Part I focuses on coping strategies of governments and firms, Part II focuses on coping strategies in the high-technology sector, and Part III focuses on such strategies in the arenas of currency policy and fiscal policy. Responding examines the strategies used by governments and firms to respond to the opportunities and threats created by economic globalization. Part I analyzes how East Asian countries and Australia have responded to globalization, Part II examines regional responses, and Part III looks at responses to globalization in the transitional economies of Russia, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia. Hart is professor of political science at IUB.
Rivers, John, F. L. Rick Bein, and Philip Siaguru, eds. Environment Papua New Guinea: Collected Papers Series. Vol. 1. Papua New Guinea and New Delhi, India: Environmental Research and Management Centre, Papua New Guinea University of Technology and UBS Publishers Distributors Ltd., 1999, 149 pp., $25.00, paper.
The Collected Papers Series focuses on environment and development issues in Papua New Guinea and Melanesia, providing a forum for the discussion of environmental teaching and research. As co-editor of the series first volume, Bein contributes papers on biodiversity in rural regions of Papua New Guinea, environmental education training for the countrys primary school teachers, and the role of the environmental impact statement in Papua New Guinea development. Bein is professor of geography at IUPUI.
Sherrill, Rowland A. Road-Book America: Contemporary Culture and the New Picaresque. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000, 336 pp., $32.50, cloth.
Sherrill explores the picaresque genre as it is manifested in American texts published over the last four decades. Road-Book America is a wide-ranging discussion of the new American picaresque tradition exemplified in accounts such as William Least Heat-Moons Blue Highways and John Steinbecks Travels with Charley. Sherrill finds that the roguish and marginalized protagonists of such texts follow a therapeutic path, laying the groundwork for spiritual renewal. Sherrill is professor and chair of religious studies and director of the Center for American Studies at IUPUI.
Weaver, Mary Jo, ed. Whats Left? Liberal American Catholics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 304 pp., $17.95, paper.
In a companion volume to Being Right: Conservative Catholics in America, Weaver draws together essays from more than a dozen scholars of the progressive American Catholic Church. Addressing six key areas within liberal Catholicismfeminism, sexual morality, academic theology, liturgical or spiritual issues, race and ethnicity, and public Catholicism (or social justice)these thinkers from the left continue to explore what it means to be Catholic in the modern world. Taken together, the essays map the mental universe of liberal American Catholics in order to illuminate their dreams for the future, Weaver writes. Weaver is professor of religious studies at IUB.
Zecher, Jack. AutoCAD 2000 MultiMedia Tutorial CD. Mission, Kans.: SDC Publications, 1999. CD-ROM.
The ten lessons from the AutoCad 2000 MultiMedia Tutorial manual (by Randy Shih) are presented in a multimedia format on this CD. The CD shows the AutoCAD 2000 interface, menu selections, and models for each lesson. A voice overlay explains the lessons and steps. Zecher is professor of mechanical engineering technology at IUPUI.