The Georgia Southern University Faculty Bookshelf includes books authored and edited by Georgia Southern faculty members.
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Faculty bookshelves include content attributed to Georgia Southern faculty. For a complete list of their works, view their SelectedWorks profiles.
Li Li, Georgia Southern University and Shuqi Zhang, Georgia Southern University7-31-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Li Li co-edited Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Disability.
Georgia Southern University faculty members Jody L. Langdon and Robert J. Schlote co-authored “Therapeutic Physical Activity for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” in the publication Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Disability.
Book Summary: Physical inactivity has been recognized as one of the common modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Increased level of physical activity is very effective for health maintenance. In this book, experts from all over the world present evidence for therapeutic ... Read more
Matthew McCrudden; Gregory Schraw, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Chad Buckendahl5-1-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Antonio P. Gutierrez co-authored “Design Principles for Visual Displays: Past, Present and Future” and “Examining the Type, Frequency, and Interpretative Complexity of Visual Displays Appearing" in the publication Use of Visual Displays in Research and Testing: Coding, Interpreting, and Reporting Data. “Examining the Type, Frequency, and Interpretative Complexity of Visual Displays Appearing” appeared in the Journal of Educational Psychology
Book Summary: Visual displays play a crucial role in knowledge generation and communication. The purpose of the volume is to provide researchers with a framework that helps them use visual displays to organize and interpret data; ... Read more
Chad T. Morris and Alexandra G. Lancey1-1-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Moya L. Alfonso, John S. Luque, and Yelena N. Tarasenko co-authored “Addressing Obesity and Associated Medical Conditions in Latino Immigrant Communities in Southeast Georgia” in the publication The Applied Anthropology of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Identity.
Book Summary: The increasing global prevalence of obesity and nutrition-based non-communicable disease has many causes, including food availability; social norms as evidenced in local foodways; genetic predisposition; economic circumstance; cultural variation in norms surrounding body composition; and policies affecting production, distribution, and consumption of food locally and globally. The Applied Anthropology of Obesity:Prevention, Intervention, and Identity advances understanding of ... Read more
Rhonda Phillips and Robert Pittman2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patsy Kraeger co-authored “Chapter Nine: Establishing Community-based Organizations” in the publication An Introduction to Community Development.
Book Summary: An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners and community developers, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts.
Danda B. Rawat, Georgia Southern University; Joel Rodriques, University of Beira Interior; and Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa10-22-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Danda B. Rawat co-authoredCyber Physical Systems: From Theory to Practice.
Book Summary: Although comprehensive knowledge of cyber-physical systems (CPS) is becoming a must for researchers, practitioners, system designers, policy makers, system managers, and administrators, there has been a need for a comprehensive and up-to-date source of research and information on cyber-physical systems. This book fills that need.
Cyber-Physical Systems: From Theory to Practice provides state-of-the-art research results and reports on emerging trends related to the science, technology, and engineering of CPS, including system architecture, development, modeling, simulation, security, privacy, trust, and energy efficiency. It presents ... Read more
Nalanda Roy, Georgia Southern University2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Nalanda Roy authored Bitter Moments: The Story of Indonesian Fragmentation.
Christine L. Savage, Joan E. Kub, and Sarah L. Groves7-21-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member William A. Mase authored “Epidemiology and Nursing Practice” in the publication Public Health Science and Nursing Practice: Caring for Populations.
Book Summary: How do you solve population-level health problems and develop appropriate nursing interventions?
This unique, problem-solving, case-based approach shows you how. You’ll encounter three different case studies in every chapter—two in the text and one online at DavisPlus—that explore concepts such as community assessments, public health policy, and surveillance. Step by step, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to apply public health principles across a variety of health care settings, special populations, ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University2-19-2015
“Who’s Yorkie Goodman?” asks Wallace, an enforcer for an East Coast drug cartel. “Just a fella” says his boss, who goes by the name Boss. Just a fella … but Boss wants Yorkie Goodman taken out. He wants it so badly, he’ll risk sending Wallace into Wallace’s own past where a beautiful woman he abandoned years before still holds a bewitching power over him like some ancient siren song. He wants it so badly, he's sending along his deadliest assassin, Carp, to make sure the job is done right. And he wants proof … proof in the form of Goodman’s ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University1-5-2015
In the follow-up to his critically lauded debut An End To All Things, Jared Yates Sexton presents twenty-three new stories that pick up where his first book left off. Whether they're set in a sweat-saturated sparring ring, the backroom of a gas station speakeasy, or in the kitchen of the house down the street, these are glimpses into an America that too-often goes unseen. Witness here the untold tales of the losers and the should've-beens, the dreamers and the hustlers, all of them just spoiling for their turn at glory or the inevitable one-two punch that puts them down for ... Read more
Martha L. Abell, Georgia Southern University and James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University2014
Georgia Southern faculty members Martha L. Abell and James P. Braselton co-authored Introductory Differential Equations.
This text is for courses that are typically called (Introductory) Differential Equations, (Introductory) Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, and Fourier Series. Differential Equations is a text that follows a traditional approach and is appropriate for a first course in ordinary differential equations (including Laplace transforms) and a second course in Fourier series and boundary value problems.
Some schools might prefer to move the Laplace transform material to the second course, which is why we have placed the chapter on Laplace transforms in its ... Read more
Martha L. Abell, Georgia Southern University and James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty members Martha L. Abell and James P. Braselton co-authored Introductory Differential Equations.
Book Summary: Introductory Differential Equations is designed to provide students with both narrative explanations and robust sample problems for a first semester course in introductory ordinary differential equations.
Jay S. Albanese1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick co-authored “Victim Profiles” in the publication Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University1-6-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert Batchelor authored London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1687.
Book Summary: If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with a population of around 75,000, still trying to recover from the onslaught of the Black ... Read more
Vladlena Benson and Stephanie Morgan12-31-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty members Moya L. Alfonso and Gulzar H. Shah co-authored “Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students” in the publication Implications of Social Media Use in Personal and Professional Settings.
Book Summary: The use of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) has become an integral part of daily life, particularly for adolescents. The chapter examines the negative impact of social networking sites and how they may expose alcohol-related consumption and behavior to young adults, especially college students. In particular, the focus is on the use of two specific social networking sites, Facebook ... Read more
Michael L. Bentley, Michael P. Mueller, and Bruce Martin1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Katie L. Brkich co-authored “Chocolate Choices” in the publication Connecting Children to Nature: Ideas and Activities for Parents and Educators.
Shonda Bernadin and Rami J. Haddad, Georgia Southern University8-12-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Rami J. Haddad co-authored Computing for Engineers: Course Notes.
Gary W. Brunette1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Marina Eremeeva co-authored “Rickettsial (Spotted & typhus fevers) & related infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis)” in the publication CDC Health Information for International Travel. The Yellow Book 2014.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Ulrich L. Lehner, Marquette University5-30-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-edited Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History.
Book Summary: In recent years, historians have rediscovered the religious dimensions of the Enlightenment. This volume offers a thorough reappraisal of the so-called “Catholic Enlightenment” as a transnational Enlightenment movement. This Catholic Enlightenment was at once ultramontane and conciliarist, sometimes moderate but often surprisingly radical, with participants active throughout Europe in universities, seminaries, salons, and the periodical press.
In Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History, the contributors, primarily European scholars, provide intellectual biographies of twenty Catholic Enlightenment figures across eighteenth-century Europe, ... Read more
Simone M. Charles, Georgia Southern University1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Simone M. Charles authored Research Methods for Environmental Health Science Professionals.
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 College11-13-2014
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 alongside non-faculty members Amy Nelson-Burnett and Karin Maag.
She also 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 ... Read more
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-22-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Experiences in the Gulf Wars.
Book Summary:Since the American Revolution, African American women have served in every U.S. military conflict. Despite this dedicated service to their country, very little empirical research has been published regarding African American servicewomen, including those who have served in the Gulf Wars. Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, military promotions/career advancement, and serving in combat zones. Their stories illuminate ... Read more
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University2-17-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adel El Shahat authored Artificial Neural Network (ANN): Smart & Energy Systems Applications.
Book Summary: This book proposes Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Applications for Smart grids and Energy Systems as a one of powerful artificial intelligence nonlinear regression techniques. This study is carried out to emphasize on the importance of ANN in many categories and for undergraduate, graduate students, engineers, and researchers. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) Technique is illustrated with its Fundamentals, Data Collection, Analysis and Processing, Structure Design, Number of Hidden Layers, Number of Hidden Units, Initializing Back-Propagation feed-forward network, Training, simulation, Weights and ... Read more
Katayama et al.1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Asli Aslan co-authored “Case Study, Hurricane Katrina” in the publication Vulnerability and Resilience of Water Systems Under Global Extremes.
Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick authored “Deviant Places” in the publication Encyclopedia of Social Deviance.
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert L. Mayes co-authored “Discovery/Computational Science” in the publication Encyclopedia of Science Education.