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Ding-Geng Chen, University of North Carolina, 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 Ding-Geng Chen and Pinggao 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
Rebecca Davis, Georgia Southern University9-2017
This is the first full biography of Justice Leah Ward Sears. In 1992 Sears became the first woman and youngest justice to sit on the Supreme Court of Georgia. In 2005 she became the first African American woman to serve as chief justice of any state supreme court in the country. This book explores her childhood in a career military family; her education; her early work as an attorney; her rise through Georgia's city, county, and state court systems; and her various pursuits after leaving the supreme court in 2009, when she transitioned into a life that was no less ... Read more
Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-25-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Raising Our Voices, Communicating Our Existence.
Book Summary: Raising Our Voices provides complete and thorough coverage of the study and practice of public speaking, the seventh edition offers students theory and practical skills, presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and audience.
The goal of this text is to make it one that will prepare students to become effective public speakers in any of the various speaking situations they may encounter in their lives. Whether they are presenting in a professional capacity, speaking as a community ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2017
A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
Including the latest research from the last ten years, this ... 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
Michael J. Flynn, Global Detention Project and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University2017
Immigration detention is an important global phenomenon increasingly practiced by states across the world in which human rights violations are commonplace. Challenging Immigration Detention introduces readers to various disciplines that have addressed immigration detention in recent years and how these experts have sought to challenge underlying causes and justifications for detention regimes. Contributors provide an overview of the key issues addressed in their disciplines, discuss key points of contention, and seek out linkages and interactions with experts from other fields.
Edited by Michael J. Flynn, Global Detention Project, Switzerland and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University, US
Patricia B. Kraeger, Georgia Southern University; Scott Cloutier, Arizona State University; and Craig Talmage, Hobart and William Smith Colleges6-15-2017
Faculty member Prof. Patsy Kraeger co-edited this work.
This volume addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community. It aggregates the perspectives, research questions, methods and results that consider how quality of life is influenced in our modern society. Chapters in this volume present theoretical and practical examples on different aspects of quality of life and community well-being representing American, European, Native American and African perspectives. This volume is of interest to scholars in sociology, psychology, economy, philosophy, health research as well as practitioners across the social sciences.
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
Christopher D. Lynn, University of Alabama; Amanda L. Glaze, Georgia Southern University; William A. Evans, University of Alabama; and Laura K. Reed, University of Alabama3-1-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amanda L. Glaze co-edited Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama alongside non-faculty members Christopher D. Lynn, William A. Evans, and Laura K. Reed.
Book Summary: This volume reaches beyond the controversy surrounding the teaching and learning of evolution in the United States, specifically in regard to the culture, politics, and beliefs found in the Southeast. The editors argue that despite a deep history of conflict in the region surrounding evolution, there is a wealth of evolution research taking place—from biodiversity in species to cultural evolution and human ... Read more
Patrick J. Novotny, Georgia Southern University12-8-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny authored A Student's Introduction to Political Analysis.
Fayth M. Parks, Georgia Southern University; Gregory S. Felzien MD AAHIVS, Georgia Department of Public Health; and Sally Jue, Chin Toy Consulting2017
Georgia Southern faculty member Prof. Fayth Parks co-edited this book.
This wide-ranging volume reviews the experience and treatment of HIV/AIDS in rural America at the clinical, care system, community, and individual levels. Rural HIV-related phenomena are explored within healthcare contexts (physician shortages, treatment disparities) and the social environment (stigma, the opioid epidemic), and contrasted with urban frames of reference. Contributors present latest findings on HIV medications, best practices, and innovative opportunities for improving care and care settings, plus invaluable first-person perspective on the intersectionality of patient subpopulations. These chapters offer both seasoned and training practitioners a thorough grounding in 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
Robert Pirro, Georgia Southern University9-5-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert Pirro authored Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings.
Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings offers major new insights into the political dimensions of Levi’s thought by using those texts conventionally thought to be marginal to his oeuvre (i.e., his short works of science fiction and fantasy and his World War Two partisan novel) to deepen our understanding of the lessons he offered in his more well-known and celebrated texts, Survival in Auschwitz and The Drowned and the Saved. ... Read more
James Reichard, Georgia Southern University1-1-2017
Environmental Geology is an exciting new entry for introductory geology courses. This text skillfully weaves the important themes of energy, human interactions, and global climate systems into a readable and contemporary view of geologic processes within the environmental framework. In addition, the author has utilized specific learning aids to pique student interest and to enhance the learning experience.
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
Norma J. Stumbo; Brent Wolfe, Georgia Southern University; and Shane Alexander Pegg2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Brent D. Wolfe and non-faculty members Norma J. Stumbo and Shane Alexander Pegg co-authored Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation: On Competence and Outcomes.
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.
Listening, Looking, Living: Qualitative Research, the Study of Politics, and Understanding the World in Which We Live, 2nd Edition
Darin H. Van Tassell and Patrick Novotny, Georgia Southern University2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Patrick Novotny co-authored this book with Darin Van Tassell.
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