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Jeffrey D. Burson, 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
Gail K. Dickinson and Judi Repman1-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty members Terry Diamanduros and Elizabeth Downs co-authored "Creating a Safe School Environment: How to Prevent Cyberbullying at Your School" in the publication School Library Management.
Chapter Summary: This book compiles selected articles from Library Media Connection to help school librarians and pre-service librarians learn about how to implement best practices for school library management.
At a time when budget cuts threaten the role of the school librarian, dynamic learning experiences can resurrect the usefulness of the library and the role of its staff. The seventh edition of this popular book helps librarians develop engaging school ... Read more
Lisa Dusenberry, Georgia Southern University8-2015
Adel El-Shahat, Georgia Southern University3-2-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adel El-Shahat authored Smart Homes Systems Technology.
Book Summary: This Book proposes Smart Homes Technology as promising and future systems. It covers the following topics for Future Homes: Smart Homes & Smart Grids Technology; Micro-Grids Distributed Generation Topologies; Wind Energy Appraisals for Future Homes; Photovoltaic Module Optimum Operation Modelling; High Speed Generator Design for Smart Grids; Wind Turbines and Photovoltaic Panels Simulations; Optimum Modelling of Capacitive Deionization; Power Electronics Apparatuses Synopses; Storage Unit Parameters Estimation; Storage Devices for Green Energy Overview; Electric Drives Performance Improvements for Renewable Energy and Automotive Applications; Microturbine Operation Overview; and ... Read more
Pharmaceutical Autonomy and Public Health in Latin America: State, Society, and Industry in Brazil’s AIDS Program
Matthew Flynn, Georgia Southern University2015
Brazil has occupied a central role in the access to medicines movement, especially with respect to drugs used to treat those with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). How and why Brazil succeeded in overcoming powerful political and economic interests, both at home and abroad, to roll-out and sustain treatment represents an intellectual puzzle.
In this book, Matthew Flynn traces the numerous challenges Brazil faced in its efforts to provide essential medicines to all of its citizens. Using dependency theory, state theory, and moral underpinnings of markets, Flynn delves deeper into the salient ... Read more
Stephen P. Hanna, University of Mary Washington; Amy E. Potter, Georgia Southern University; E. Arnold Modlin, Norfolk State University; Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; and David L. Butler, University of Southern Mississippi2-11-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amy E. Potter co-edited Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies alongside non-faculty members Stephen P. Hanna, E. Arnold Modlin, Perry Carter, and David L. Butler.
Potter also co-authored "Introduction" alongside non-faculty member E. Arnold Modlin and "The Commons as a Tourist Commodity: Mapping Memories and Changing Sense of Place on the Island of Barbuda" in Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies.
Book Summary: The examination of social memory and heritage tourism has grown considerably over the past few decades as scholars have critically re-examined the relationships between past memories and present actions at international, national, ... Read more
Thomas J. Holt, Michigan State University; Adam Bossler, Georgia Southern University; and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, The University of Alabama2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Adam M. Bossler and non faculty members Thomas J. Holt and Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar co-authored Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction.
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
April M. Schueths, Georgia Southern University and Jodie Lawston, California State University, San Marcos11-2015
Georgia Southern faculty member, April Schueths co-edited this work.
Immigration reform remains one of the most contentious issues in the United States today. For mixed status families-families that include both citizens and noncitizens-this is more than a political issue: it's a deeply personal one. Undocumented family members and legal residents lack the rights and benefits of their family members who are US citizens, while family members and legal residents sometimes have their rights compromised by punitive immigration policies based on a strict "citizen/noncitizen" dichotomy.
This collection of personal narratives and academic essays is the first to focus on the daily ... 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
Nathan Snaza, University of Richmond and John A. Weaver, Georgia Southern University2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member John Weaver co-edited Posthumanism and Educational Research alongside Nathan Snaza.
Focusing on the interdependence between human, animal, and machine, posthumanism redefines the meaning of the human being previously assumed in knowledge production. This movement challenges some of the most foundational concepts in educational theory and has implications within educational research, curriculum design and pedagogical interactions. In this volume, a group of international contributors use posthumanist theory to present new modes of institutional collaboration and pedagogical practice. They position posthumanism as a comprehensive theoretical project with connections to philosophy, animal studies, environmentalism, feminism, biology, queer theory ... 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
Hamid R. Arabnia, University of Georgia; Ray R. Hashemi, Georgia Southern University; and Fernando G. Tinetti, National University of La Plata, Argentina1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Ray Hashemi co-edited Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering alongside Hamid R. Arabnia and Leonidas Deligiannidis.
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.