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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Lisa L. Denmark, Georgia Southern University2019
Savannah's Midnight Hour argues that Savannah's development is best understood within the larger history of municipal finance, public policy, and judicial readjustment in an urbanizing nation. In providing such context, Lisa Denmark adds constructive complexity to the conventional Old South/New South dichotomous narrative, in which the politics of slavery, secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction dominate the analysis of economic development. Denmark shows us that Savannah's fiscal experience in the antebellum and postbellum years, while exhibiting some distinctively southern characteristics, also echoes a larger national experience. Her broad account of municipal decision making about improvement investment throughout the nineteenth century offers ... Read more
Aboul Ella Hassanien; Mohamed Elhoseny; Syed Hassan Ahmed, Georgia Southern University; and Amit Kumar Singh2019
This book offers an essential guide to IoT Security, Smart Cities, IoT Applications, etc. In addition, it presents a structured introduction to the subject of destination marketing and an exhaustive review on the challenges of information security in smart and intelligent applications, especially for IoT and big data contexts. Highlighting the latest research on security in smart cities, it addresses essential models, applications, and challenges.
Written in plain and straightforward language, the book offers a self-contained resource for readers with no prior background in the field. Primarily intended for students in Information Security and IoT applications (including smart cities systems and ... Read more
Amanda Konkle, Georgia Southern University2-4-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amanda Konkle authored Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe.
Although she remains one of the all-time most recognizable Hollywood icons, Marilyn Monroe has seldom been ranked among the greatest actors of her generation. Critics have typically viewed her film roles as mere extensions of her sexpot star persona. Yet this ignores both the subtle variations between these roles and the acting skill that went into the creation of Monroe’s public persona.
Some Kind of Mirror offers the first extended scholarly analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s film performances, examining how they united the contradictory ... Read more
Y. Daniel Liang, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Y. Daniel Liang wrote Revel™ Introduction to Python Programming and Data Structures.
Revel™ Introduction to Python Programming and Data Structures introduces students to basic programming concepts using a fundamentals-first approach that prepares students to learn object-oriented programming and advanced Python programming. This approach presents programming concepts and techniques that include control statements, loops, functions, and arrays before designing custom classes. Students learn basic logic and programming concepts prior to moving into object-oriented and GUI programming. The content incorporates a wide variety of problems with various levels of difficulty and covers many application areas to engage ... Read more
Andre Pereira Neto, Escola Nacional De Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University2019
The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil.
The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders ... Read more
Defense Policies of East-Central European Countries after 1989: Creating Stability in a Time of Uncertainty
James Peterson, Valdosta State University and Jacek Lubecki, Georgia Southern University1-2-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jacek Lubecki co-authored this book.
Book Summary: The 2014 Ukrainian-Crimean crisis has raised serious questions in the West about Russian motivations and future policy directions. Now more than ever, it is imperative to explore the defensive perceptions, reactions, and preparations of neighbouring countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Is there a convergence of their approaches along similar paths, or do their different cultures and historical experiences prefigure a divergence of their defense policies? While Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic all seem to have little concern about Russia's policies in Ukraine, the Polish response ... Read more
George Yancey, Baylor University and Alicia Brunson, Georgia Southern University11-13-2019
Charges of “fake news” tend to be politically motivated whether made by Republicans or Democrats. Yet the potential for media bias is real and deserves an honest assessment.
Using an audit technique—providing journalists with similar scenarios but altering key details—the authors evaluate whether reporters and editors write different narratives depending on the characteristics of the principle issues in the story. The results indicate that race, gender, sexuality and religion have little effect on whether a story will be covered, but do color the story that is written.
Data suggest that news personnel may be operating in ways that promote progressive political leanings. ... Read more
Rebecca Ziegler, Georgia Southern University2-1-2019
Despite its name, the real subject of J.G. Farrell’s three-and-a-half-book Empire Series is not the British empire, but the human condition, a state characterized by ‘fall’ – like the empire, like the human race itself according to the biblical story of the Fall from Eden. Farrell lets us know that this is his primary interest by giving one of his major characters a dog named The Human Condition. He actually uses the falling empire as an overarching metaphor, as well as a rich source of imagery and incidents, to illustrate the worsening human situation. In Farrell’s darkly funny books, all ... Read more
Hamid R. Arabnia, University of Georgia; Ray R. Hashemi, Georgia Southern University; and Fernando G. Tinetti, National University of La Plata, Argentina2018
Georgia Southern University faculty member Ray Hashemi co-edited Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering alongside Hamid R. Arabnia, Fernando G. Tinetti, and Chen-Ying Yang.