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Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University; Hassan Takabi, University of North Texas; and Nhien-An Le-Khac, University College Dublin3-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Lei Chen co-edited Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics in the Cloud alongside Hassan Takabi and Nhien-An Le-Khac.
Book Summary: In a unique and systematic way, this book discusses the security and privacy aspects of the cloud, and the relevant cloud forensics.
Cloud computing is an emerging yet revolutionary technology that has been changing the way people live and work. However, with the continuous growth of cloud computing and related services, security and privacy has become a critical issue. Written by some of the top experts in the field, this book specifically discusses security and privacy ... Read more
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University2-28-2018
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adel El-Shahat edited Advanced Applications for Artificial Neural Networks.
Book Summary: In this book, highly qualified multidisciplinary scientists grasp their recent researches motivated by the importance of artificial neural networks. It addresses advanced applications and innovative case studies for the next-generation optical networks based on modulation recognition using artificial neural networks, hardware ANN for gait generation of multi-legged robots, production of high-resolution soil property ANN maps, ANN and dynamic factor models to combine forecasts, ANN parameter recognition of engineering constants in Civil Engineering, ANN electricity consumption and generation forecasting, ANN for advanced process control, ANN ... Read more
Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University and James H. Stephens, Georgia Southern University2018
Georgia Southern University faculty members Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens co-authored Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition.
Book Summary: 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 ... Read more
Laura E. Valeri, Georgia Southern University6-5-2018
Georgia Southern faculty member Laura E. Valeri authored The Dead Still Here.
Book Summary: Mapping stories set in Europe and America, The Dead Still Here skillfully paces through eleven short stories about friends-with-benefits typed relationships, vicious divorces and thievery, the loss of a child, the loss of a mother, and the Coast Guard and the Navy rescuing refugees from a bad storm at sea. Laura Valeri writes one single breathtaking sentence about sex, Dear John emails, and Christmas presents in “Liabilities of a Love Misguided” and displays a sharp sense of paranoia based on everyone looking at the narrator, laughing, ... Read more
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Jan Friesen, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung; Tyasetta, Graphic Artist; and Siloy, Graphic Artist7-2018
Since the beginning of human settlement, people have observed water in its many forms, recording the ways that water supports and subverts life... like a cunning and capricious witch. This is the story of Precipita, the waterwitch of Leipzig Germany, and the critical roles that urban forests play in protecting the city from her hydrological whims! This science comic was based on a book chapter "Urban Forestry: An Underutilized Tool in Water Management" in "Advanced Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management" by Van Stan, Underwood, and Friesen (Elsevier). Supported by NSF 11518726.
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
Ding-Geng Chen, UNC-Chapel Hill; Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University; and Pinggao Zhang5-3-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace co-authored Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R and SAS alongside non-faculty members D. Chen and P. Zhang.
Book Summary: Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R and SAS, Second Edition provides a thorough presentation of biostatistical analyses of clinical trial data with step-by-step implementations using R and SAS. The book’s practical, detailed approach draws on the authors’ 30 years’ experience in biostatistical research and clinical development. The authors develop step-by-step analysis code using appropriate R packages and functions and SAS PROCS, which enables readers to gain an understanding of the analysis methods and ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Gary W. Jenkins, Eastern University; and Torrance Kirby, McGill University2-20-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli: Essays in honor of John Patrick Donnelly, S.J. alongside non-faculty members Gary W. Jenkins and Torrance Kelly.
Book Summary: From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli brings notable scholars from the fields of Reformation and Early Modern studies to honor their friend, mentor, and colleague, John Patrick Donnelly with essays commensurate with his own broad interests and scholarship. Touching Protestant scholasticism, Reformation era life writing, Reformation polemics – both Protestant and Catholic – and with several on theology proper, inter alia, the ... Read more
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University5-31-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adel El-Shahat edited Electrical Resistivity and Conductivity.
Book Summary: Motivated by the importance of electrical resistivity and conductivity, important experts in this field grasp most recent researches in this book. It addresses recent advances in electrical resistivity and conductivity modelling, measurement, estimation and sensing methods and implications. This book introduces innovative case studies for "Electrical Resistivity Sensing Methods and Implications", "Resistivity Model of Frozen Soil and High-Density Resistivity Method for Exploration of Discontinuous Permafrost", "Measurement of Electrical Resistivity for Unconventional Structures", "Estimation of Hydrological Parameters from Geoelectric Measurements" and "Assessment of Cryoprotectant Concentration by Electrical ... Read more
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University2-10-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adel El-Shahat authored Nano-Grids: Future of Power Systems Grids - Notes.
Book Summary: Nano-Grids is the promising future power grid to make your home into a small-scale grid. It is a building cell of a micro-grid, which is a building block of a smart grid. Nano-grid existing technology, Nano-grids technology enhancement, DC Nano-grid energy storage, Nanogrid Challenges, Nanogrid Characteristics, Nanogrid Research Benefits and Research Topics to be addressed are all presented and illustrated in the book. The book introduces Nano-Grids’ Basic and detailed fundamentals Concepts. PV Module's Modelling for Nano-Grids and the impact of 3D ... Read more
Delores D. Liston, Georgia Southern University and Regina Rahimi, Armstrong State University10-3-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty members Delores D. Liston and Regina Rahimi co-edited Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Georgia Southern University faculty members Robert L. Lake and Kent Rittschof co-authored "Using Attitude Measures and Student Narratives about Diversity to Enhance Multicultural Teaching Effectiveness " in Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Book Summary: How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social ... 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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Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University12-5-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Reed W. Smith authored Cecil Brown: The Murrow Boy Who Became Broadcasting's Crusader for Truth.
Book Summary: The son of Jewish immigrants, war correspondent Cecil Brown (1907–1987) was a member of CBS’ esteemed Murrow Boys. Expelled from Italy and Singapore for reporting the facts, he witnessed the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and the war in North Africa, and survived the sinking of the British battleship HMS Repulse by a Japanese submarine. Back in the U.S., he became an influential commentator during the years when Americans sought a dispassionate voice to make sense of complex developments. ... Read more
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
Graphic novella by artist Bagus Seta (Tyasseta) based on the scientific story told in Sadeghi et al. (2017), Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 240, 10.
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
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-13-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621.
Book Summary: Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 focuses on the cooperation between two new foundations, the last Medici state and the Society of Jesus, spanning nearly a century, concentrating on the Jesuit foundations in Florence, Siena, and Montepulciano. As the Medici built and centralized their power in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, they sought to control both the civic and religious behavior of their citizens. They found partners in the Jesuits, whose educational program helped establish social order and maintain religious orthodoxy. Via a ... 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