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Bryan A. Bank and Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University1-2021
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-edited Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 2020.
Summary: This volume comprises selected papers delivered at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, in convened in Tallahassee, Florida from 27-29 February 2020 under the sponsorship of the College of Arts and Sciences, and of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, at Florida State University, with additional sponsorship by the Leon County Tourism Board and the Weider Family. All contributions published herein have undergone the peer-review process. The 2020 edition of the Selected ... Read more
Ding-Geng Chen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health3-31-2021
Book co-authored by Georgia Southern faculty member Karl E. Peace.
Statistical Meta-Analysis with R and Stata, Second Edition provides a thorough presentation of statistical meta-analyses (MA) with step-by-step implementations using R/Stata. The authors develop analysis step by step using appropriate R/Stata functions, which enables readers to gain an understanding of meta-analysis methods and R/Stata implementation so that they can use these two popular software packages to analyze their own meta-data. Each chapter gives examples of real studies compiled from the literature. After presenting the data and necessary background for understanding the applications, various methods for analyzing meta-data are introduced. The ... Read more
Y. Daniel Liang, Georgia Southern University6-5-2021
Introduction to Programming with C++ and Data Structures uses a fundamentals-first approach that provides a solid foundation in basic programming logic and fundamental programming techniques. By introducing fundamentals first, you'll learn how to use programming to solve problems and gain the knowledge you need to move on to object-oriented and advanced C++ programming topics.
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University12-27-2021
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy edited Nonviolent Resistances in the Contemporary World: Case Studies from India, Poland, and Turkey.
This volume studies nonviolent movements as instruments of change in contemporary global politics. It presents case studies of civilian-led nonviolent efforts in India, Poland, and Turkey, and analyses how they have enabled people’s voices, influenced popular resistance cultures and pushed for change across the world.
The book discusses complex socio-political scenarios that challenge democracy, patriotism, and the question of identity across the world. It examines how popular resistance movements have been received by the media, subverted governments across the ... Read more
Mary E. Beadle, John Carroll University; Reed Smith, Georgia Southern University; and Alan R. Stephenson, John Carroll University5-14-2020
Broadcast Announcing Worktext, now in its fifth edition, remains one of the best resources for those looking to gain the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter the competitive field of broadcast performance.
Written accessibly, with easy-to-digest modules and practice projects, this book encourages active participation from readers to help develop their talent on air. In addition to the principles of good performance, the book addresses the importance of the audience and how to communicate effectively to diverse groups. The book combines traditional teaching with practical experience, and includes sample scripts and self-study exercises to allow for a practical, hands-on ... Read more
Francis T. Cullen, University of Cincinnati and Amanda K. Graham, Georgia Southern University2-28-2020
Georgia Southern faculty member Amanda Graham co-edited this book with Francis T. Cullen.
Crime and Justice in the Trump Era documents the impact of Trump administration policies on (1) violence against women, (2) the treatment of persons of color, (3) corporate and environmental crime (both domestic and international), and (4) federal crime control policy.
First, the book examines how the policies of Donald Trump’s administration have affected the rights and safety of female Americans—in particular, violence against women, including sexual assault. The book then goes on to explore President Trump’s very public stances devaluing people of color—whether they reside within ... Read more
Jan Friesen, Department of Catchment Hydrology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany; John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Albertus Tyasseta, Graphic Designer; and Ockto Baringbing, Graphic Designer5-4-2020
This work was co-authored by Georgia Southern Faculty member Dr. John T. Van Stan II.
The science comic 'Roots of the Past nourish present research' leads two students on a wild time travel to the first observations and observatories of plants and precipitation – the story of ecohydrology. Using past knowledge and new technologies they develop ideas for their own research.
Gregory Jerome Hampton and Kendra R. Parker, Georgia Southern University2-20-2020
Georgia Southern Faculty member Kendra R. Parker and Gregory Jerome Hampton edited The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler.
Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering Butler's complete works from the bestselling novel Kindred, to her short stories and major novel sequences Patternmaster, Xenogenesis and The Parables, this is the most comprehensive Companion to Butler scholarship available today.
The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including:
· Cyborgs and ... Read more
Y. Daniel Liang, Georgia Southern University1-3-2020
Georgia Southern University faculty member Y. Daniel Liang wrote Introduction to Java Programming and Data Structures.
Introduction to Java Programming and Data Structures seamlessly integrates programming, data structures, and algorithms into one text. With a fundamentals-first approach, the text builds a strong foundation of basic programming concepts and techniques before teaching students object-oriented programming and advanced Java programming. Liang explains programming in a problem-driven way that focuses on problem solving rather than syntax, illustrating basic concepts by example and providing a large number of exercises with various levels of difficulty for students to practice. The 12th Edition is completely ... Read more
Juan Juan Peng, Georgia Southern University3-4-2020
By tracing the history of Yudahua from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, this study analyzes a successful inland business model among textile companies in modern China. The steady growth of this enterprise relied primarily on its strategy to focus on low-end markets and to locate new mills in underdeveloped interior regions. This strategy further allowed the enterprise to pioneer industrialization in its host localities, demonstrating a major social and economic impact on the local societies. At the same time, Yudahua’s unique team leadership pattern—five leading families shared its ownership and management—made the business an ... Read more
James Reichard, Georgia Southern University2020
This book was written by Georgia Southern faculty member Prof. James Reichard. Environmental Geology, 4e focuses on the fascinating interaction between humans and the geologic processes that shape the Earth’s environment. This text emphasizes how human survival is highly dependent on the natural environment and students should find the topics to be quite relevant to their own lives and, therefore, more interesting.
Baker A. Rogers, Georgia Southern University1-2020
Through the voices of 51 trans men, Baker A. Rogers analyzes what it means to be a trans man in the southeastern United States. Rogers argues that the common themes that pervade trans men’s experiences in the South are complicated by other intersecting identities, such as sexuality, religion, race, class, and place. This study explores the intersectionalities of a group of people who are often invisible, by choice or necessity, in broader culture. Rogers engages with debates about trans experiences of masculinity, ‘passing,’ and discrimination within LGTBQ spaces in order to provide a comprehensive study of trans men’s experiences.
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University6-26-2020
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy authored Exploring the Tripod: Immigration, Security, and Economy in the Post-9/11 United States.
Exploring the Tripod: Immigration, Security, and Economy in the Post-9/11 United States is an exploration of the changing relationship between immigration and security in the post-9/11 United States. While extensive research has been done about the effect of 9/11 in the US, whether the effect is related mostly to the socio-economic situation or not is largely ignored. The current problems facing the US are the new policies that deter future immigration, and in turn, affect the US economy. This ... Read more
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University11-2020
Book authored and edited by Georgia Southern faculty member Prof. Nalanda Roy.
This collaborative and edited volume explores the geopolitical and geostrategic significance of the South China Sea disputes. Experts from interdisciplinary fields and knowledge analyze the South China Sea's historical and contemporary strategic significance alongside the dynamics of evolving political powers in Asia. Overall, Navigating Uncertainty in the South China Sea Disputes explains why this issue resonates on a global scale and where it will move from here.
This book explores a complex conflict challenging democracy, patriotism, resources, power, and the nature of Asia's future identity. With the increasing ... Read more
Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills
Henry Christian Tecklenburg IV, Georgia Southern University2020
Georgia Southern University faculty member Henry Christian Tecklenburg authored Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills.
This book examines the relationship between Congress and the Federal Judiciary over time. Several aspects of this separation of power dynamics are examined, including court curbing legislation, court structuring legislation, justiciability, and judicial review. Unlike prior works, this book examines this relationship from a bicameral perspective, as it is argued that there are different motivations and reasons as to why and how each chamber of Congress approaches its relationship with the federal judiciary. In addition, this book ... Read more
Eric Trevan, Evergreen State University; Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University; and Patsy B. Kraeger, Georgia Southern University4-24-2020
"This timely Research Handbook offers new ways in which to navigate the diverse terrain of community development research. Contributions from leading experts unpack the foundations and history of community development research and look to its future, exploring innovative frameworks for conceptualizing community development. Chapters consider the trajectories and impact of global community development research, offering critical insight into the methods and frameworks that are currently being used in the field. Covering varied topics, from housing and food availability, to revitalization and faith-based regeneration, this Research Handbook provides a broad and in-depth exploration of the state of the field today. Comprehensive ... Read more
Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University11-1-2020
Located off of Florida's Forgotten Coast, Dog Island is a wild twin of St. George Island, a popular resort destination. Unlike St. George, however, Dog Island hosts less than 100 residents and a large nature preserve. Accessible only by boat or airplane, the island's pristine state attracts those who seek reprieve from the noise of modern life and those drawn to an ancient paradise untouched by commercial enterprises. Yet, with sea-level rising, industrial spills poisoning the wildlife, and climate change increasing the frequency of hurricanes, Dog Island is swiftly becoming a paradise lost, another casualty of humanity's reluctance to acknowledge ... Read more
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Ethan Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Jan Friesen, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research1-2-2020
This book presents research on precipitation partitioning processes in vegetated ecosystems, putting them into a global context. It describes the processes by which meteoric water comes into contact with the vegetation's canopy, typically the first surface contact of precipitation on land. It also discusses how precipitation partitioning by vegetation impacts the amount, patterning, and chemistry of water reaching the surface, as well as the amount and timing of evaporative return to the atmosphere. Although this process has been extensively studied, this is the first review of the global literature on the partitioning of precipitation by forests, shrubs, crops, grasslands and ... Read more
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Albertus Tyasseta, Graphic Designer; and Siloy, Graphic Artist6-4-2020
This work was co-authored by Georgia Southern Faculty member Dr. John T. Van Stan II.
Here, we visit a community of trees living along the Georgia coast, just above the high tide line, on a little lump of sand called a "hammock." This hammock plant community is battered by a hurricane. The plants that survive soon realize that they have fallen prey to a hydrological torture wrack - one composed of the salty corpses of their neighboring marsh plants (Spartina alterniflora). This sci comic is based on the publication, "Wrack and ruin: Legacy hydrologic effects of hurricane-deposited wrack..." (https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ab9527).
Laura E. Agnich, Georgia Southern University2019
Teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice provides instructors with evidence-based and innovative strategies for teaching introductory criminal justice courses. The text emphasizes the importance of introductory criminal justice courses in providing a strong educational foundation for criminal justice and criminology majors. It offers instructors teaching tools and strategies to engage students and help them learn a wide range of content efficiently and effectively.
The book begins with discussions about curriculum planning, student-centered pedagogy, and selecting effective course materials. Subsequent chapters address creating a course syllabus that clearly states course goals, learning objectives, and course policies, as well as how to approach the ... Read more
Barry J. Balleck, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Barry J. Balleck authored Encyclopedia of Hate Groups in America.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University5-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson wrote Culture of Enlightening: Abbé Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment.
Recent scholarly and popular attempts to define the Enlightenment, account for its diversity, and evaluate its historical significance suffer from a surprising lack of consensus at a time when the social and political challenges of today cry out for a more comprehensive and serviceable understanding of its importance. This book argues that regnant notions of the Enlightenment, the Radical Enlightenment, and the multitude of regional and religious enlightenments proposed by scholars all share an entangled intellectual genealogy rooted ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson edited Volume 6 ( 2019): Issue 3 (Aug 2019): The Culture of Jesuit Erudition in an Age of Enlightenment.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Anton M. Matytsin, Kenyon College5-1-2019
Georgia Southern faculty member Jefferey D. Burson co-edited this book with Anton M. Matytsin.
Although many historical narratives often describe the eighteenth century as an unalloyed 'Age of Reason', Enlightenment thinkers continued to grapple with the challenges posed by the revival and spread of philosophical skepticism. The imperative to overcome doubt and uncertainty informed some of the most innovative characteristics of eighteenth-century intellectual culture, including not only debates about epistemology and metaphysics but also matters of jurisprudence, theology, history, moral philosophy, and politics. Thinkers of this period debated about, established, and productively worked for progress within the parameters of the ... Read more
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