Agranoff, Robert, ed. Accommodating
Diversity: Asymmetry in Federal States. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos,
1999, 195 pp. $28.00, paper.
This collection examines the extent to which asymmetrical federalismthe differentiation of status and rights among federal unitsconstitutes a condition for governance success in systems where the differentiation has become far-reaching and profound. The articles examine asymmetrical structure, process, and outcomes in several countries, including Spain, Canada, and Germany. Agranoff is also recently co-editor, with Rafael Bañon I Martinez, of El Estado de las Autonomías. ¿Hacia Un Nuevo Federalismo? (The State of the Autonomies: Toward a New Federalism?). Agranoff is associate dean and professor of public and environmental affairs at IUB.
Bland, L. C., J. T. Londergan,
and A. P. Szczepaniak, eds. Physics with a High Luminosity Polarized Electron
Ion Collider: Proceedings of the Workshop on High Energy Nuclear Physics
(EPIC 99). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2000, 396
pp., $114, cloth.
Volume contributors discuss the possibilities of exploring physics phenomena with a high-luminosity asymmetric collider. Beginning with an overview of the scientific goals and machine specifications needed for a polarized asymmetric collider facility, the volume is arranged into six sections addressing the physics opportunities and goals of the collider, hadronization and fragmentation functions, the physics of the quark-nuclear transition region, the gluon content of the nucleon, the area of diffractive processes, and the physics of heavy quarks and their contribution to nucleon structure. Bland and Londergan are professors of physics at IUB. Londergan is also director of the IU Nuclear Theory Center. Szczepaniak is assistant professor of physics at IUB.
Bradley, Craig M., ed. Criminal
Procedure: A Worldwide Study. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press,
1999, 472 pp., $60.00, cloth.
In this reference and teaching resource, Bradley draws together thirteen chapters comparing criminal procedure law in countries ranging from Argentina to China to the United States. To facilitate comparisons, chapters are organized along the same chronological outline of the criminal process, from initiation of police procedures through appeal of a court decision. Contributors also discuss the reality behind the rules of criminal procedure. Bradley contributes an introduction and the final chapter on the United States. Bradley is James Louis Calamaras Professor of law at the IU School of Law, Bloomington.
Brand, Peg Zeglin, ed. Beauty Matters. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 368 pp., $19.95, paper. Brand has gathered thirteen international scholars to examine the many senses of beauty from ethical, historical, philosophical, and aesthetic points of view. Essays in this collection treat subjects ranging from the function of beauty in producing ethnic and racial identities to the role of cosmetic surgery in performance art. The interdisciplinary volume aims to clarify the value and politics of beauty in our media-saturated culture. Sixty black-and-white photos accompany the text. Brand is an artist and assistant professor of gender studies and philosophy at IUB.
Buschbacher, Ralph M. Manual
of Nerve Conduction Studies. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2000,
287 pp., $49.95, paper.
This reference work for experienced practitioners contains a comprehensive set of reliable nerve conduction studies. Using modern protocols and a large subject group, Buschbacher redid common tests to determine normal reference values. State-of-the-art normal values are provided for less commonly performed studies. The manual also includes hints on performing studies, up-to-date techniques, descriptions and depictions of electrode placement, and lists of references and suggested readings. Buschbacher is clinical associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the IU School of Medicine.
Chase, Clinton I. Contemporary
Assessment for Educators. New York: Longman, 1999, 444 pp., $63.00,
Chase provides basic skills and knowledge about assessment so that teachers may expand their abilities to deal with appraisal problems. Using examples taken from actual encounters, Chase covers underlying principles of assessment, as well as creating and applying multiple approaches to assessment, understanding and interpreting published achievement tests, and grading or reporting on the outcomes of assessments. Chase is professor emeritus of education at IUB.
Clark, Charles M., Jr., ed.
Diabetes. Vol. 26 of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice,
no. 4. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1999, 242 pp., $99.00 (annual
This issue of the Primary Care quarterly journal summarizes recent diabetes research as it applies to clinical practice. The volume starts by reviewing new diagnostic criteria for diabetes. Additional topics covered include the role of glycemic control in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, measuring quality in diabetes care, nutritional control and the treatment of obesity, diabetes treatment among the young, the pharmacologic treatment of diabetes, the use of insulin, and the treatment of hypertension in diabetes patients. Clark is professor of medicine and pharmacology and toxicology at the IU School of Medicine.
Dixie, Quinton Hosford, and
Cornel West, eds. The Courage to Hope: From Black Suffering to Human Redemption.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1999, 267 pp. $21.00, paper
In a collection of essays honoring the late African-American preacher, historian, and writer James Melvin Washington, scholars of theology and religious history reflect on the African-American religious experience. Beginning with essays on the history of black suffering, the collection moves to consider the meanings of African-American religious experience for the entire American religious landscape. There are important lessons for all of humanity in the distinctiveness of anothers afflictions, Dixie writes in the introduction. Black suffering is a gateway through which humankind may gain access to its own tortured soul. Dixie is assistant professor of religious studies at IUB.
Gibson, Robert L., and Marianne
H. Mitchell. Introduction to Counseling and Guidance. 5th ed. Upper
Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1999, 592 pp., $70.00, cloth.
This text presents practical examples and discussions of the major facets of counseling in school and nonschool settings. The editors provide an overview of six areas: historical perspectives and current activities of counselors, the role and function of counselors in a variety of settings, techniques used by counselors, the organization of counseling programs, research and evaluation responsibilities, and legal and ethical guidelines. Gibson is professor emeritus of education at IUB. Mitchell is professor of education at IUB.
Jackson, Katherine L. Collaborative
Finance. Cincinnati: South-Western Publishing, 2000, 315 pp., $21.95,
A text for introductory financial management courses, this book covers the basic concepts of finance using team learning methods. It includes problems to engage student teams and provides the resources necessary to implement projects relating to the main topics of introductory finance. An instructors manual offers an overview and tips on how to begin using the collaborative method in the classroom as well as full solutions for challenge problems in the text. Jackson is associate professor of finance and director of graduate business studies at IUSB.
Kostelecky´, Alan, ed.
CPT and Lorentz Symmetry. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co.
Pte. Ltd., 1999, 268 pp., $75.00, cloth.
This volume contains the proceedings of the meeting on CPT and Lorentz symmetry held by the IUB Department of Physics in 1998. Contributors to the volume focus on recent theoretical and experimental developments involving tests of the fundamental space-time symmetries. Among the topics covered are experiments with neutral mesons, precision comparisons of particle and antiparticle properties, spectroscopic studies of hydrogen and antihydrogen, clock-comparison and diurnal-variation experiments, and astrophysical measurements. Kostelecky´ is professor of physics and chair of the Department of Physics at IUB.
Kovacik, Karen. Beyond the
Velvet Curtain. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1999,
66 pp., $12.00, paper.
Winner of the 1998 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, this volume takes up the themes of sexual and cultural identities, love, loss, and remembrance. The 41 poems are divided into four sections (Statecraft, Mastery, Feast and Famine, and Exile) and feature such characters as Richard Nixon, Robespierre, Sylvia Plath, Lawrence Welk, and the Miss Victory statue in Indianapoliss Monument Circle. Kovacik is assistant professor of English and director of creative writing at IUPUI.
Lee, S. Y. Accelerator Physics.
Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 1999, 491 pp., $32.00,
This graduate-level textbook covers basic accelerator physics in four chapters. The first describes historical accelerator development; the second deals with transverse betatron motion. The third chapter discusses synchrotron motion and provides an introduction to linear accelerators. The fourth chapter deals with synchrotron radiation phenomena and the basic design principles of low-emittance electron storage rings. Each chapter is followed by exercises. Lee is professor of physics at IUB.
Manza, Jeff, and Clem Brooks.
Social Cleavages and Political Change: Voter Alignments and U.S. Party
Coalitions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, 342 pp., $55.00,
This work of political sociology investigates the role and impact of social group divisions on U.S. political life. The co-authors challenge the widespread argument that the importance of social cleavages has declined sharply in postindustrial politics. They conclude that social cleavages remain an important factor in voter alignments and in the composition of party coalitions. Among their most significant findings are that the race cleavage has grown dramatically since the 1950s, although that growth has not led to overall decline in other important cleavages, and that professionals have moved from being the most Republican class in the 1950s to the most Democratic in 1996. Brooks is associate professor of sociology at IUB.
Maris, Ronald W., Silvia Sara
Canetto, John L. McIntosh, and Morton M. Silverman, eds. Review of Suicidology,
2000. New York: The Guilford Press, 2000, 282 pp., $35.00, cloth.
This volume is an official publication of the American Association of Suicidology, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. The papers offer a review of the suicidology field, from basic issues to state-of-the-art ideas in the scientific practice of suicidology. Articles on high-risk groups and physician-assisted death are also included. McIntosh is professor of psychology and director of the psychology graduate program at IUSB.
McCluskey, Audrey Thomas, and
Elaine M. Smith, eds. Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, 392 pp., $39.95, cloth.
Born in 1875 and dubbed the female Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune was founder and president of Bethune-Cookman College as well as a leader of the National Association of Colored Women, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Negro Division of the National Youth Administration. Yet her published writings are scant, and writings about her tend to emphasize only her maternal, inspirational presence. This volume of seventy-five essays and selected original documentsincluding interviews, transcripts, speeches, letterspresents a more comprehensive view of Bethune as it re-evaluates the scope of her legacy and her role as a national public figure. A selected chronology, a bibliography, and photos accompany the text. McCluskey is assistant professor of Afro-American studies and acting director of the Black Film Center/Archive at IUB.
Mendieta, Eva. El prestamo
en el español de los Estados Unidos. Studies in Ethnolinguistics,
vol. 1. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999, 192 pp., $44.95, cloth.
This volume is part of a series dealing with research and teaching in the area of ethnic language usage. The book covers topics such as the classification of loanwords, borrowing and syntactic categories, and sociolinguistic analysis of borrowing processes. It includes a dictionary of English loanwords recorded in the Spanish spoken in three U.S. Hispanic communities. Mendieta is associate professor of Spanish at IUN.
Newton, Roger G. Thinking
about Physics. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000,
198 pp., $24.95, cloth.
The common thread of these essays for nonspecialists is, Newton writes, the pervasiveness of probabilistic approaches and the central role played by mathematics, with the quantum theory of fields as the most basic description of reality. First delving into the nature of theories and the state of a physical system, Newton goes on to consider the power of mathematics, which he concludes is the only language capable of describing nature unambiguously. Additional chapters consider the field concept, causality and probability, the thermodynamic arrow of time, and the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Newton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of physics at IUB.
OMeara, Patrick, Howard
D. Mehlinger, and Matthew Krain, eds. Globalization and the Challenges
of a New Century: A Reader.Bloomington: Indiana University Press,
2000, 500 pp., $19.95, paper.
Intended primarily for university course use, this anthology collects a wide range of articles concerning global issues and international studies. The diverse pieces are grouped in ten sections that reflect important parts of the globalization debate, including the distribution of power and future conflicts, the nature of national borders, the perils of globalization, the future of democracy, the role of technological innovations, and environmental issues. OMeara is dean for international programs and professor of political science and public and environmental affairs at IUB. Mehlinger is professor emeritus of education and former director of the Center for Excellence in Education at IUB.
Pescosolido, Bernice A., and
Ronald Aminzade, eds. The Social Worlds of Higher Education: Handbook for
Teaching in a New Century. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Pine Forge Press,
1999, 646 pp., $64.95, paper.
A comprehensive guide to teaching in the social sciences, this volume of original essays is divided into conceptual tools and methods tools. It provides a survey of the larger institutional context and alternative perspectives on current debates in higher education, as well as a practical guide to teaching. An accompanying CD-ROM, Fieldguide for Teaching in a New Century: Ideas from Fellow Travellers, carries a complete spectrum of materials that can be used to enhance college teaching, including additional articles, examples, excerpts, teaching tips, exercises, checklists, and bibliographies. Pescosolido is Chancellors Professor of sociology at IUB.
Pope, Whitney. The Search
for Freedom. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1999, 219 pp.,
With the aim of developing and elaborating a theory of freedom, Pope explores the search for freedom using historical case studies from Alexis de Tocqueville as well as the modern cases of an American labor union, a large Japanese corporation, and the highly developed welfare state of Sweden. Pope identifies four basic variables in the concept of freedom: freedom vs. tyranny, community vs. egoism, centralization vs. decentralization, and authority vs. force. His analyses reveal that a successful search for freedom rests in establishing strong communities, decentralized power, and authority based on fair exchange. Pope is professor emeritus of sociology at IUB.
Preseren, France. Pesmi (Poems).
Edited by France Pibernik and Franc Drolc. Translated by Tom M. S. Priestly
and Henry R. Cooper Jr. Kranj, 1999, 184 pp., $38.00, cloth.
Although he is little known outside Slovenia, nineteenth-century writer France Preseren is considered the regions national poet. This volume aims to clarify Preserens importance to the Slovene language and people as it conveys the content and music of his poetry. Modern English translations of Preserens verses are accompanied by the poems in the original language on facing pages. Cooper contributes an afterword explaining Preserens background and influence. Cooper is professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at IUB.
Reigeluth, Charles M., ed.
Instructional-Design Theories and Models: A New Paradigm of Instructional
Theory. Vol. II. Mawah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 1999,
728 pp., $45.00, cloth.
This volume provides a concise summary of a broad range of new methods of instruction, showing the interrelationships among these diverse theories as it highlights current issues and trends in instructional design. To facilitate understanding and comparisons, each contributors chapter is preceded by a brief foreword by Reigeluth summarizing the major elements of the theory presented. Reigeluth is professor of education at IUB.
Sebeok, Thomas A., and Marcel
Danesi. The Forms of Meaning: Modeling Systems Theory and Semiotic Analysis.
Approaches to Applied Semiotics 1. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter,
2000, 249 pp., $43.00, paper.
Creating models to encode meaningful incoming stimuli typifies all aspects of human cognitive and social life. What is the function of this modeling? This book presents a methodological framework, developed from the field of biosemiotics, for studying semiotic phenomena as modeling processes. It is both a comprehensive overview of modeling systems theory and a practical illustration of how to conduct systems analysis. A glossary of technical terms and a bibliography are included. Sebeok is Distinguished Professor emeritus of linguistics and semiotics and professor emeritus of anthropology and Uralic and Altaic studies at IUB.
Sehlinger, Peter J., and Holman
Hamilton. Claude G. Bowers: Spokesman for Democracy. Indianapolis:
Indiana Historical Society, 2000, 358 pp., $29.95, cloth.
A journalist, orator, politician, and diplomat, Claude G. Bowers was an avid proponent of democracy and the Democratic Party in the first half of the twentieth century. He was associated with numerous Indiana senators and governors, was a confidant of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and served as an ambassador to Spain and to Chile. The late historian Holman Hamilton started this biography, which Sehlinger finished as the request of Hamiltons widow. In a foreword to the book, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. calls Bowers an unrepentant champion of American democratic ideals who is restored to his proper place in the annals of twentieth-century America by Sehlingers and Hamiltons work. Sehlinger is professor emeritus of history at IUPUI.
Zeromski, Stefan. The Faithful
River. Translated by Bill Johnston. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University
Press, 1999, 216 pp., $16.95, paper.
Originally published in 1912, this novelby a writer Czelaw Milosz calls the conscience of Polish literatureis set in a manor house in central Poland during the January Uprising of 1863. Salomea, a young woman who has been left in the manor with an aged servant, takes in a grievously wounded soldier and conceals him from the Russian forces. A love story and a war story, Faithful River is also an analysis of a crucial moment in Polish history, writes Johnston in his translators introduction, and one of the greatest achievements of central European fiction in this century. Johnston is assistant professor of applied linguistics at IUB.
Zipes, Douglas P., and José
Jalife, eds. Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. 3rd
ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 2000, 1111 pp., $230, cloth.
An updated and revised edition of this arrhythmia textbook includes coverage of basic reports on currents and channels, theoretical and experimental bases of cardiac electrical activity and arrhythmias, and the clinical understanding of mechanisms of arrhythmias and the therapies to treat them. Zipes is Distinguished Professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine. He is also director of IUs Krannert Institute of Cardiology.