An Advertisement Touching a Holy War. Edited with introduction, notes,
and interpretive essay by Laurence Lampert. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland
Press, 2000, 93 pp., $8.95, cloth.
Although long forgotten, An Advertisement Touching a Holy War is, according to Lampert, one of the finest examples of artful writing from the philosopher Francis Bacon. Spurred by his belief that religious fanatics threatened to plunge Renaissance Europe into another dark age, Bacon uses a dialogue debating holy war with Islam to argue for a revolution in thought and action. Lamperts extensive essay explicates the text, illuminating Bacons reasons for conducting his own holy war against religious zealotry. Lampert is professor of philosophy at IUPUI.
Barr, Alan P.,
ed. Modern Women Playwrights of Europe. New York: Oxford University
Press, 2001, 600 pp., $34.00, paper.
Responding to a dearth of plays by women available in print in English, Barr has gathered 17 plays by women from Poland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Iceland, and elsewhere. Each of the modern dramas is preceded by an introduction providing comments on the playwrights national milieu, her life, and some commentary on the play itself. Select bibliographies in English follow the introductions. Barr is professor of English at IUN.
G. Albion Fellows Bacon: Indianas Municipal Housekeeper.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 253 pp., $24.95, cloth.
Named for her deceased father, Albion Fellows Bacon was born in Evansville, Ind., in 1865. She is best known for her work on tenement reform and improved housing conditions but in this biography, Barrows offers a more inclusive account of Bacons work, including her efforts to improve the lives of children through legislation on juvenile probation, school attendance, and child labor and her involvement in city planning and zoning. Bacon was unusual, Barrows writes, in the range of her reform interests, the zeal she brought to them, and the doggedness with which she pursued her goals. Barrows is associate professor of history at IUPUI.
and Julien Bogousslavsky, eds. Clinical Trials in Neurologic Practice.
Boston: Butterworth Heinemann, 2000, 341 pp., $95.00, cloth.
An international group of contributors evaluates trials concerning disorders such as stroke, head and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, and muscle disorders, applying lessons learned from these trials to clinical practice. Biller is professor and chairperson of the Department of Neurology at the IU School of Medicine.
M., and Shailaja Valluri. Handbook of Ocular Infections, Inflammation,
and External Diseases. Thorofare, N.J.: Slack Incorporated, 2000,
208 pp., $33.00, paper.
This handbook on diseases of the eye is for practicing clinicians in ophthalmology and optometry. A reference manual and guide, the book includes information on common signs and symptoms of diseases as well as their treatments. Topics include updates on infectious keratitis, endophthalmitis, and prevalent infectious diseases of the eye. Valluri is assistant professor of ophthalmology at the IU School of Medicine.
Bolliger, C. T.,
and P. N. Mathur, eds. Interventional Bronchoscopy. Progress in
Respiratory Research, vol. 30. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG, 2000, 298
pp., $172.75, cloth.
International contributors to this volume comment on all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy. The book begins with a historical introduction. Subsequent chapters cover such topics as fluorescence brochoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, optical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, virtual bronchoscopy, endobronchial gene therapy, and the role of bronchoscopy in overall patient management. Mathur is clinical professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
F., Eugene B. McGregor Jr., and Clinton V. Oster Jr. American Public Policy
Problems: An Introductory Guide. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.:
Prentice Hall, 2000, 394 pp., $55.00, paper.
Previously titled Policy Choices and Public Action, the new edition of this guide to discussion and debate on American public affairs decision-making offers ideas about specific public problems (e.g., global trade, welfare, and education policy). The co-authors aim to convince readers that American public problems are not insurmountable ills defying understanding and solution. Careful study reveals a rich array of public choices and action options. The text is supported by a Web site maintained by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at www.indiana.edu/~pubpol. Bonser is professor emeritus of business administration and of public and environmental affairs at IUB. Also at IUB, McGregor is professor of public and environmental affairs, and Oster is faculty chair of public finance and policy analysis and professor of public and environmental affairs.
The Social Work Skills Workbook. 3rd ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/Brooks/Cole,
2000, 450 pp., $52.95, paper.
Addressing the need for practical and applied learning materials, this workbook provides opportunities for learners to gain proficiency in essential social work skills. The third edition emphasizes features that support learning such as a Social Work Skills Learning Portfolio for students to use as a self-assessment tool. The new edition also emphasizes professional integrity, ethical decision-making, and the impact of ecological factors. Each chapter contains case situations, summaries, and skill-building exercises. Cournoyer is professor of social work at IUPUI.
J., ed. The Genetics of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease.
Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press, 2000, 470 pp., $145.00.
An international array of researchers summarize and review advances in understanding metabolic bone diseases. The first part of the book addresses the genetic components of osteoporosis. The second section examines the clinical and molecular biological aspects of inherited metabolic bone disorders. The final section reviews the latest methodologies for finding genes that predispose to metabolic bone disease. Econs is associate professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics at the IU School of Medicine.
Fiander, P. Michelle,
Joseph C. Harmon, and Jonathan David Makepeace, eds. From Carnegie to Internet2:
Forging the Serials Future. Binghamton, N.Y.: The Haworth Press,
2000, 314 pp., $39.95, paper.
In these proceedings of the 14th annual conference of the North American Serials Interest Group, contributors from the academic, public, and professional library communities look back at the legacy of Carnegie libraries and forward to the influence of Internet2. Topics include the management of full-text databases and electronic serials; searching, selecting, and evaluating Web resources; scholarly publishing by librarians; and the evolution of distance education. At the University Library at IUPUI, Fiander is serials cataloger and reference librarian, and Harmon is associate librarian and monographic cataloger. Makepeace, former cataloger and digital projects librarian at University Library, is assistant IUPUI Webmaster.
Gibson, Clark C.,
Margaret A. McKean, and Elinor Ostrom, eds. People and Forests: Communities,
Institutions, and Governance. Politics, Science, and the Environment
series. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2000, 275 pp., $21.00, paper.
An outgrowth of a long-term study conducted by the IU Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, this collection examines forest exploitation and deforestation by looking at the complex interactions between local communities and their surrounding forests. While local communities may operate under the same national legislation, this volume argues that differences in communities, types of commodities being taken from the forests, and levels of rule enforcement at the local level will produce divergent forest conditions and patterns of use. Gibson is assistant professor of political science at IUB. Also at IUB, Ostrom is Arthur F. Bentley professor of political science, director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change.
Vernacular Architecture. Bloomington: Material Culture/Indiana
University Press, 2000, 200 pp., $16.95, paper.
We call buildings vernacular because they embody values alien to those cherished in the academy, writes Glassie. But the study of vernacular architecture favors completeness, recognizes diversity, and seeks ways to use buildings as evidence to tell better versions of the human story. Using examples from the United States, Sweden, Turkey, England, India, and Ireland, Glassie reflects on the design of buildings to demonstrate that architecture provides a prime resource to the one who would write a better history. The volume contains 100 black-and-white illustrations and 32 color plates. Glassie is College Professor of Folklore and co-director of Turkish Studies at IUB.
J., ed. The Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity. Totowa,
N.J.: Humana Press, 1999, 382 pp., $99.50, cloth.
A resource for general health-care providers, this collection offers articles concerning bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating, and obesity. The books sections review eating disorders and offer information on their management, emphasizing opportunities for early intervention to prevent further deterioration of a patients health. The treatment of obesity receives the most extensive coverage, reflecting Goldsteins view that obesity is commonly observed and amenable to treatment by general practitioners. Goldstein is adjunct associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the IU School of Medicine and senior clinical research physician for Lilly Research Laboratories.
Merrill D. Benson, and Marc Delpech. Les Amyloses. Paris: Flammarion
Médecine-Sciences, 2000, 592 pp., 495ff, paper.
This work in French begins with the detailed study of amyloid proteins, other components of amyloids, and the tissue pathology of amyloids. Animal models are the focus of a full chapter. The principal kinds of internal amyloids are also discussed, including amyloid neurological illnesses and heart, liver, digestive, respiratory, skin, endocrine, skeletal-joint, and eye amyloses. In all the chapters, the authors explain symptomatology, diagnostic procedures, anticipated prognoses, and therapeutic directions. Benson is professor of medicine, pathology, and laboratory medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
Haas, Linda L.,
Philip Hwang, Graeme Russell, eds. Organizational Change & Gender Equity:
International Perspectives on Fathers and Mothers at the Workplace.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications Inc., 2000, 304 pp., $34.95, paper.
This volume examining work-family initiatives in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden emphasizes three themes: work-family issues must be considered from a gender equity perspective; work-family linkages must be regarded as socially constructed; and work organizations must be considered in their national societal contexts. The first section explores problems working parents have that workplace practices and policies can either improve or worsen. The second section contains overviews of current work-family programs and other policies relating to gender equity. The third section presents case studies from each country illustrating how companies and government agencies have addressed work-family issues. Haas is professor of sociology and adjunct professor of womens studies at IUPUI.
W. 2000 S Corporation Taxation Guide and 2001 S Corporation Tax
Guide. San Diego: Harcourt Professional Publishing, 1999 and 2000,
1,000 pp. each, $139.00 and $149.00.
These annual resource guides cover the rules and clauses of Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code as well as other portions of tax law that have effects on S corporations and their shareholders. Recent court cases and key rulings are examined extensively. Checklists, worksheets, sample election letters, and additional materials are included on accompanying CD-ROMs. Jamison is professor of accounting at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.
B., and Donald B. Boyd, eds. Reviews in Computational Chemistry. Vol. 14
and Vol. 15. New York: Wiley-VCH, 2000, 525 pp. and 323 pp., $135
Volume 14 of this ongoing series covers atomic charges, couples cluster theory, zeolite modeling, intermolecular potential theory, nonequilibrium molecular dynamics, and a history of the Gordon Research Conferences on Computational Chemistry. The volume also includes a compilation of published molecular mechanics parameters. Volume 15 focuses on quantum chemistry. Topics include density functional theory, modeling photochemical reactions, computing enthalpies, and the development of computational chemistry in Canada. Lipkowitz is professor of chemistry and associate director for chemical informatics at IUPUI. Boyd is research professor of chemistry at IUPUI.
J. Discovering Politics in Your Own Life. Indianapolis: Tichenor
Publishing, 2000, 211 pp., $21.50, paper.
McGeever argues that the ways politicians behave in office have a lot in common with the ways that most of us behave when we exercise power over others, (so) the most obvious approach to the study of politics is to examine our own experiences. The text includes short chapters on various aspects of power in students lives such as family dynamics, encounters with violence and racism, church life, money, college, and personal love relationships. Exercises and essay assignments follow each chapter to encourage students further exploration of their experiences with power. McGeever is professor of political science at IUPUI.
D., ed. Polycentricity and Local Public Economies; Polycentric Governance
and Development; and Polycentric Games and Institutions. Readings
from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis: Institutional Analysis
series, eds. Michael McGinnis and Elinor Ostrom. Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press; 1999/2000; 405 pp., 432 pp., 560 pp.; $24.95 each; paper.
These edited volumes gather work done by scholars connected with IUs Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis since it was founded in 1973. Local Public Economies presents a comparative study of police services and police agencies in U.S. metropolitan areas. Governance and Development analyzes the management of fisheries, irrigation systems, forests, and other common-pool resources from California to Nepal in an effort to understand how self-governing communities achieve sustainable development. In Games and Institutions, workshop scholars use game theory and laboratory experiments to understand how individuals behave in diverse political and economic contexts. McGinnis is associate professor of political science and co-associate director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at IUB.
The Life and Adventures of Trobadora Beatrice, as Chronicled by Her Minstrel
Laura: A Novel in Thirteen Books and Seven Intermezzos. Translated
and with an introduction by Jeanette Clausen and Silke von der Emde. Lincoln:
University of Nebraska Press, 2000, 495 pp., $25.00, paper.
This complete translation is the first in English of the work of Irmtraud Morgner, a feminist writer of the former German Democratic Republic. Originally published in 1974, the novel is the story of Beatrice de Dia, a 12th-century troubador who makes a pact with Persephone to sleep for 810 years and wakes in 1968. Part political satire, part fantasy, part adventure story, and part feminist critique, the story is interrupted by newscasts, speeches, fairy tales, interviews, poems, letters, and parodies of typical GDR genres. Clausen is an assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and associate professor of Germanic languages at IPFW.
L. For Children Who Vary from the Normal Type: Special Education
in Boston, 18381930. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University
Press, 2000, 214 pp., $49.95, cloth.
In this history of special education in American public schools, early chapters describe developments in Boston and its school system that laid the groundwork for its special education programs. The books second part examines individual programs that catered to students with disabilities, including ungraded classes, programs for students with disciplinary problems, and the citys school for deaf children. The book concludes with a discussion of how the Boston experience both exemplified and foreshadowed issues in special education that continue to characterize the field today. Osgood is assistant professor of education at IUPUI.
Safran, Marc R.,
Douglas B. McKeag, and Steve P. Van Camp, eds. Manual of Sports Medicine.
Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998, 717 pp., $39.95, paper.
This spiral-bound reference guide is meant for the practicing sports medicine physician. It traces the athletes trajectory, from pre-participation physical exam through conditioning, nutrition, pharmacology, and possible injuries. The final section includes 34 chapters on the injuries unique to specific sports, from baseball and cricket to rodeo and water polo. McKeag is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, AUL Professor of preventive medicine, and director of sports medicine at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport at IUPUI.
Shelly, Gary B.,
Thomas J. Cashman, and Joy L. Starks. Java Programming: Introductory Concepts
and Techniques. Cambridge, Mass.: Course Technology, 2001, 540 pp.,
$44.00, paper, and Microsoft Publisher 2000: Complete Concepts and Techniques,
Cambridge, Mass.: Course Technology, 2000, $40.00, paper.
Java Programming is intended for a survey course and teaches basic concepts and methods of object-oriented programming as well as the fundamentals of Java programming. A set of teaching tools on CD-ROM is included. Microsoft Publisher is intended for a two-unit course on Microsoft Publisher 2000 and desktop publishing. Material covered includes creating a publication, designing a newsletter, preparing a brochure, creating a Web site, and creating business forms. Teaching tools on disk also are available. Starks is assistant professor of computer technology at IUPUI.
L. The Limits of Coexistence: Identity Politics in Israel. Ann
Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000, 284 pp., $54.50, cloth.
Using fieldwork conducted in Acre, a mixed Arab-Jewish city of 45,000 north of Haifa, Torstrick examines the ways in which Acre residents adopt, reject, or change Israels state messages. Her observations of Acres mixed residents as they construct identities amid contradictions of their daily lives lead Torstrick to believe that processes at work in Acre may illuminate one possible future for Palestinian-Jewish coexistence in Israel and may prove relevant to similar situations in other pluralistic nation-states. Torstrick is assistant professor of sociology at IUSB.
Banking Panics of the Gilded Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2000, 178 pp., $49.95, cloth.
In this study of post-Civil War banking panics, Wicker constructs estimates of bank suspensions and their incidence in the banking disturbances of 1873, 1884, 1890, 1893, and 1907.
He also provides a detailed narrative of events in the interior of the country, where suspension of cash payment, not bank closures, was the primary effect of banking panics on the average person. Wicker also redefines the role of the New York Clearing House in forestalling several panics and explains its failure to do so in 1893 and 1907. Wicker is professor emeritus of economics at IUB.
Wolf, Jason B.,
Edmund D. Brodie III, and Michael J. Wade, eds. Epistasis and the Evolutionary
Process. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 344 pp., $85.00,
Addressing issues in evolutionary biology from the perspective of nonadditive genetics, or epistasis (the view that influences of genes on the phenotype depend upon the context provided by other genes), this volumes first part provides history and fundamental definitions and concepts. Parts II through IV discuss the effects of epistasis at different levels of biological organization: the individual, the population, the metapopulation, and the species. Brodie is associate professor of biology at IUB. Wade is professor of biology and senior fellow at the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute at IUB.
S., and Joseph Steinmetz, eds. Eyeblink Classical Conditioning, Volume
IApplications in Humans and Volume IIAnimal Models.
Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, 317 pp. and 376 pp., $145.00 each,
The first book in this two-volume set presents some applications of the knowledge gained from classical conditioning of the eyeblink response to investigations of human learning and memory. In Volume II, using the rabbit and other animal models, contributors present current knowledge concerning the neural substrates of eyeblink classical conditioning, highlight experimental approaches used to delineate the neuronal networks and processes involved in eyeblink conditioning, and examine the application of eyeblink conditioning to studying other phenomena related to behavioral and brain function. Steinmetz is chairperson of the Department of Psychology and Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor of Social Sciences and Ethics at IUB.
Zaret, David. Origins
of Democratic Culture: Printing, Petitions, and the Public Sphere in Early-Modern
England. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000, 291 pp.,
Zarets historical study suggests that the rise of a democratic public sphere was propelled by economic and technical aspects of printing, especially an increased capacity to produce texts. He argues against the contemporary conclusion that public opinion is a sham and the public sphere a mere façade. Such pessimism, Zaret writes, relies on grossly unbalanced assessments of communicative change which attribute the impoverishment of the public sphere to the same commercial and technological forces that brought about the means of democratic discourse in the first place. Zaret is executive associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology at IUB.
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