Giotto’s Harmony: Music and Art in Padua at the Crossroads of the Renaissance
Eleonora Beck, professor of music, explores the philosophical and cultural intersections among musicians, artists, and intellectuals in early 14th-century Padua.
European Press Academic Publishing, 2005. 256 pages. $30.
Nimrod: Courts, Claims, and Killing on the Oregon Frontie
Ronald Lansing, professor of law, chronicles the dramatic story of Nimrod O’Kelly, a settler-turned-murderer who was the focus of Oregon’s first extensively reported homicide case, in the mid-1850s.
Washington State University Press, 2005. 305 pages. $15.
Security, Strategy, and the Quest for Bloodless War
Bob Mandel, professor of international affairs, explores the moral, legal, military, and political bases of the desire to minimize wartime casualties.
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004. 209 pages. $50.
Science, Religion, and the Human Experience
James Proctor, professor of geography and director of environmental studies, edits a collection of provocative essays by leading thinkers who offer new ways of looking at the historically problematic relationship between science and religion.
Oxford University Press, 2005. 336 pages. $25.
Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners
Ruth Shagoury, Rogers Professor of Education, and Andi Cunningham M.A.T. ’00, a kindergarten teacher, team up to provide a how-to book for teaching comprehension skills to prereaders.
Stenhouse Publishers, 2005. 136 pages. $19.
Socrates’ Divine Sign: Religion, Practice, and Value in Socratic Philosophy
Nicholas Smith, Miller Professor of Humanities, coedits this volume examining the religious dimension of Socrates’ philosophy.
Academic Printing and Publishing, 2005. 180 pages. $25.
Lewis & Clark’s Digital Clock
Bruce Berney M.Ed. ‘61 offers this whimsical look at the “verses the captains intended to write” along with “clock words” formed by digital numerals.
Selbeck House Press, 2005. 56 pages. $10.
Joe Cooke J.D. ’97 details the story of Elysen, a woman born into a ruling warrior caste in a dying land called the Vyr, in this book of science fiction and fantasy.
Cannon Publishing Group, 2005. 370 pages. $15.
Langston Hughes: A Documentary Volume (part of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series)
Christopher De Santis ’89 interweaves critical, biographical, and contextual narrative with reprints of many of Hughes’ major and lesser-known works as well as other supporting material.
Thomson Gale, 2005. 458 pages. $215.
Diane Goeres-Gardner ’71, a fifth-generation Oregonian, uses a variety of historical records to examine Oregon’s hangings during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Caxton Press, 2005. 375 pages. $17.
The Greatest Catch: A Life in Teaching
Penny Kittle M.A.T. ’89 shares the stories of students with whom she’s celebrated, struggled, and learned.
Heinemann, 2005. 160 pages. $25.
Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues
Timothy Lim ‘82 organizes this academic text around key questions, such as: Why are poor countries poor? What makes a democracy? What makes a terrorist? What makes a social movement?
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005. 336 pages. $27.
Katy Preston M.Ed. ‘96 presents a workbook about metaphors for students in grades 3 through 7.
Butte Publications, 2005. 93 pages. $19.
Lois Rosen M.Ed. ‘82 shares a book of reflective and memory poems of her Jewish upbringing in the Bronx in the 1960s.
Traprock Books, 2004. 64 pages. $12.
Feminist Communication Theory: Selections in Context
Laura Wackwitz ‘91 coedits a volume that showcases the work of feminist theorists over the past two decades who have challenged traditional communication theory, thereby giving shape to current feminist communication theory.
SAGE Publications, 2004. 288 pages. $62.
Adventures with Kids: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong for the Expat Parent
Sarah Woods ‘92 offers a pocket-size guide to Hong Kong for new arrivals with kids in tow.
Plover Cove Publishing (now Blacksmith Books), 2004. 288 pages. HK$120/U.S. $15.