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Martha L. Abell, Georgia Southern University and James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University6-15-2017
Georgia Southern faculty members Martha L. Abell and James P. Braselton co-authored Mathematica by Example, Fifth Edition.
Mathematica by Example, Fifth Edition is an essential desk reference for the beginning Mathematica user, providing step-by-step instructions on achieving results from this powerful software tool. The book fully accounts for the dramatic changes to functionality and visualization capabilities in the most recent version of Mathematica (10.4). It accommodates the full array of new extensions in the types of data and problems that Mathematica can immediately handle, including cloud services and systems, geographic and geometric computation, dynamic visualization, interactive applications and other improvements. ... Read more
Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Amy Nelson-Burnett, University of Nebraska; and Karin Maag, Calvin College1-1-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited Politics, Gender, and Belief. The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation: Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon She authored “Cosimo I dei Medici’s Cooperation with the Jesuits in Creating a Christian Realm in His Expanding State” in the publication.
Book Summary: This volume is a posthumous festschrift honoring the memory and research of the late Robert M. Kingdon. The ten contributions in this work are authored by several of his former students and fellow scholars. The contributions are divided into three main themes, all of which Kingdon explored in his own ... Read more
Adel El Shahat, Georgia Southern University5-31-2017
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University2-10-2017
Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University and James H. Stephens, Georgia Southern University2-23-2017
Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership in actual healthcare scenarios.
Themes of leadership principles, applications and constructs such as organizational culture, cultural competency, ethical frameworks and moral practice, scientific methodology, leader competencies, external and internal assessment and evaluation, communication, planning, decision-making, employee enhancement, and knowledge management are woven through the ... Read more
Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Banach Spaces, and Operator Theory: Celebrating Cora Sadosky's Life
Maria Cristina Pereyra, University of New Mexico; Stefania Marcantognini, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research; Alexander M. Stokolos, Georgia Southern University; and Wilfredo Urbina Romero, Roosevelt University2017
Georgia Southern faculty member Alexander Stokolos co-edited Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Banach Spaces, and Operator Theory: Celebrating Cora Sadosky's Life (Volume 2) in collaboration with non-faculty members Maria Cristina Pereyra, Stefania Marcantognini, and Wilfredo Urbina Romero.
Book Summary: This book is the second of a two volume series. Covering a range of subjects from operator theory and classical harmonic analysis to Banach space theory, this book features fully-refereed, high-quality papers exploring new results and trends in weighted norm inequalities, Schur-Agler class functions, complex analysis, dynamical systems, and dyadic harmonic analysis. Graduate students and researchers in analysis will ... Read more
Peter J. Rich, Brigham Young University - Provo and Charles B. Hodges, Georgia Southern University2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Charles B. Hodges and Brigham Young University faculty member Peter J. Rich co-edited "Emerging Research, Practice, and Policy on Computational Thinking."
Book Summary: This book reports on research and practice on computational thinking and the effect it is having on education worldwide, both inside and outside of formal schooling. With coding becoming a required skill in an increasing number of national curricula (e.g., the United Kingdom, Israel, Estonia, Finland), the ability to think computationally is quickly becoming a primary 21st century “basic” domain of knowledge. The authors of this book investigate how this skill can ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University8-15-2017
"An impressionistic and often disturbing account of the 2016 presidential race . . . Sexton grapples with the Trump campaign from the perspective of the crowds reveling in the candidate's presence and message. It is a useful vantage point given the increasingly blatant bigotry in the months since the election . . . This book reveals the incremental nature of public displays of hatred, growing from harsh chants and bumper stickers to, say, an open and unmasked gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville . . . His] dispatches are bracing." --The Washington Post
When he agreed to cover the 2016 ... Read more
Andrew V. Sills, Georgia Southern University10-12-2017
Georgia Southern faculty member Andrew Sills authored An Invitation to the Rogers-Ramanujan Identities.
Book Summary: The Rogers--Ramanujan identities are a pair of infinite series—infinite product identities that were first discovered in 1894. Over the past several decades these identities, and identities of similar type, have found applications in number theory, combinatorics, Lie algebra and vertex operator algebra theory, physics (especially statistical mechanics), and computer science (especially algorithmic proof theory). Presented in a coherant and clear way, this will be the first book entirely devoted to the Rogers—Ramanujan identities and will include related historical material that is unavailable elsewhere.
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John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Seyed Mohammad M. Sadeghi, University of Tehran; Jan Friesen, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung; and Thomas G. Pypker, Thompson Rivers University2-2017
Martha L. Abell, Georgia Southern University and James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University9-13-2016
Georgia Southern faculty members Martha L. Abell and James P. Braselton co-authored Differential Equations with Mathematica, 4th Edition.
Differential Equations with Mathematica, Fourth Edition is a supplementing reference which uses the fundamental concepts of the popular platform to solve (analytically, numerically, and/or graphically) differential equations of interest to students, instructors, and scientists.
Mathematica’s diversity makes it particularly well suited to performing calculations encountered when solving many ordinary and partial differential equations. In some cases, Mathematica’s built-in functions can immediately solve a differential equation by providing an explicit, implicit, or numerical solution. In other cases, mathematica can be used to perform ... Read more
Tonio Andrade, Emory University and Xing Hang, Brandeis University2-29-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored "Maps, Calendars and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia” in the publication Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuri: Maritime East Asia in Global Hsitory, 1550-1700.
Book Summary: Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale of commerce ... Read more
Sharon A. Denham, Sandra Eggenberger, Patricia Young, and Norma Krumwiede1-1-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathryn H. Anderson authored “Providing Family-Focused Care” in the publication Family-Focused Nursing Care.
Book Summary: Nurses have a unique role in redefining the way we view partnerships in healthcare—
Transitioning from individualized to family-focused care is not only advocated by the Institute of Medicine; it’s becoming a way of life. Families want their perspectives and choices for their loved ones to be heard.
Try searching for family-focused nursing resources, and you may be surprised. Recent evidence-based research and strategies for family-focused nursing texts are hard to find.
That’s why we’ve made it our priority to ... Read more
Julie C. Garlen, Georgia Southern Unversity and Jennifer A. Sandlin, Arizona State University4-27-2016
Teaching with Disney, the first comprehensive volume on Disney as cultural pedagogy and classroom praxis, explores what it means to teach, learn, and live in a world where many familiar discourses are dominated by The Walt Disney Company. The book analyzes the ways in which the powerful messages of Disney shape the way we teach and learn. Featuring scholars from a wide range of educational contexts, including educational foundations, art education, higher education, K-12 contexts, adult education, media literacy, critical pedagogy, and curriculum studies, this book is accessible and interesting to a global audience of educational researchers and practitioners as ... Read more
Laurie Gould, Georgia Southern University and Matthew Page, University of Albany1-1-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal.
Book Summary: Failed and fragile states often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. These weak states also frequently use kidnapping, murder, and other violent or oppressive tactics to maintain order and stay in power. State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal analyzes the path to state failure, one manifestation of which appears through the fragility and dysfunction of its criminal justice system. This book examines what happens when a government loses the ability, or ... Read more
Richard C. Kearney and Jerrell D. Coggburn2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Trenton J. Davis co-authored “Motivating Public Service Employees in the Era of the New Normal” in the publication Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects.
Book Summary: Public Human Resource Management: Problems and Prospects brings together exemplary contributors who provide concise essays on major contemporary public human resources management issues. Organized into four parts – setting, techniques, issues and prospects – and covering the major process, function and policy issues in the field, the text offers valuable wisdom to students and practitioners alike. With sixteen new and eleven updated chapters authored by the leading figures ... Read more
Aniruddha Mitra, Georgia Southern University and Aditi Mitri, Georgia Southern University7-29-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty members Aditi Mitri and Aniruddha Mitra co-authored Introduction to Numerical Methods.
Book Summary: Written for sophomore-level students in mechanical engineering programs and designed to give them the math preparation they need to succeed in higher level mechanical engineering courses, Introduction to Numerical Methods incorporates theory and worked-out engineering-related problems that apply that theory, as well as relevant laboratory exercises.
Ideally suited to one-semester, three-credit, problem solving session-based courses, the book covers errors in computation, rounding and chopping, solving equations with numerical techniques, matrixes and vectors, and complex numbers. The material also includes an introduction to optimization, ... Read more
Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Banach Spaces, and Operator Theory: Celebrating Cora Sadosky's Life
Maria Cristina Pereyra, University of New Mexico; Stefania Marcantognini, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research; Alexander M. Stokolos, Georgia Southern University; and Wilfredo Urbina Romero, Roosevelt University2016
Georgia Southern faculty member Alexander Stokolos co-edited Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Banach Spaces, and Operator Theory: Celebrating Cora Sadosky's Life (Volume 1) in collaboration with non-faculty members Maria Cristina Pereyra, Stefania Marcantognini, and Wilfredo Urbina Romero.
Book Summary: Covering a range of subjects from operator theory and classical harmonic analysis to Banach space theory, this book contains survey and expository articles by leading experts in their corresponding fields, and features fully-refereed, high-quality papers exploring new results and trends in spectral theory, mathematical physics, geometric function theory, and partial differential equations. Graduate students and researchers in analysis will ... Read more
Nicole Rafter, Northeastern University; Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University; and Michael Rocque, Bates College8-30-2016
What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that criminality may be inherited as a set of genetic deficits that place one at risk to commit theft, violence, or acts of sexual deviance. But what do these new theories really assert? Are they as dangerous as their forerunners, which the Nazis and other eugenicists used to sterilize, incarcerate, and even ... Read more
Jennifer A. Sandlin, Arizona State University and Julie C. Garlen, Georgia Southern Unversity3-21-2016
A presence for decades in individuals’ everyday life practices and identity formation, the Walt Disney Company has more recently also become an influential element within the "big" curriculum of public and private spaces outside of yet in proximity to formal educational institutions. Disney, Culture, and Curriculum explores the myriad ways that Disney’s curricula and pedagogies manifest in public consciousness, cultural discourses, and the education system. Examining Disney’s historical development and contemporary manifestations, this book critiques and deconstructs its products and perspectives while providing insight into Disney’s operations within popular culture and everyday life in the United States and beyond.
The ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University2-23-2016
Narcissism. Sexism. Consumerism and technological fetishism. The cult of media and the rot of war. In his third collection of stories, Jared Yates Sexton turns his eye to the ravages of the American Disease with twenty-five of his wildest and most experimental pieces. Told in raving mad prose fit for these savage times, Sexton skewers every sacred cow in an attempt to diagnose the sickness of Now.
Laura E. Agnich, Georgia Southern University; Anthony A. Peguero; and Jun S. Hong2015
Key Determinants of National Development: Historical Perspectives and Implications for Developing Economies
Kwaku Appiah-Adu, Central University Business School; Charles Blankson, University of North Texas; and Kwabena Boakye, Georgia Southern University8-28-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kwabena Boakye co-authored “Enhancing Service Delivery for National Development” in the publication Key Determinants of National Development: Historical Perspectives and Implications for Developing Economies.
Book Summary: For those wishing to acquire knowledge on national development issues, this comprehensive compendium traverses a spectrum of subjects that the audience ought to be well acquainted with. The Editors provide instructive findings regarding national development, economic growth and their determinants, but they also offer historical perspectives on the subject and the implications for developing countries. The book addresses a suite of critical themes regarded by development experts to be ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson (Ed.), Georgia Southern University2-28-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson editedEighteenth-Century Thought.
Book Summary: Eighteenth-Century Thought is an international, interdisciplinary annual founded for the purpose of advancing the study of the long eighteenth century from c. 1650 to the end of the Atlantic and European Revolutionary Era (c. 1750–1850). The annual publishes research pertinent to the fields of Revolutionary Europe, the history of the Atlantic world, the Enlightenment, the globalization of thought and culture between c. 1650–1850, the history of political thought and philosophy, eighteenth-century cultural and literary studies, history of science, legal history, the intersection of Enlightenment and religion, as well ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Jonathan Wright, University of Oxford10-29-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-authored The Jesuit Suppression in Global Context: Causes, Events, and Consequences. He authored “Between Power and Enlightenment: The Cultural and Intellectual Context for the Jesuit Suppression in France” and “Introduction: Towards a New History of Jesuit Suppression in Global Context” in the publication.
Book Summary: In 1773, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society of Jesus, a dramatic, puzzling act that had a profound impact. This volume traces the causes of the attack on the Jesuits, the national expulsions that preceded universal suppression, and the consequences of these extraordinary developments. The Suppression occurred ... Read more