The goal is to record most books written or edited by Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students. There is a WMU Authors section in Waldo Library, where most of these books can be found. With a few exceptions, we do not have the rights to put the full text of the book online, so there will be a link to a place where you can purchase the book or find it in a library.
Peter Abelard and Steven Cartwright
Peter Abelard wrote his Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans in the mid-1130s, toward the end of his life, while teaching in Paris. Filled with questions on topics such as redemption, grace, and original sin, the commentary demonstrates the growing interest of urban scholars in applying dialectic to the study of Sacred Scripture. Abelard's analysis of some of these topics contributed to his second condemnation at the Council of Sens in 1140. Despite its importance and the frequent references made to it by modern scholars, this commentary has never ...Read More
JoNina M. Abron-Ervin
A new book about a decade that changed race relations in America. Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era tells the inspirational stories of twenty African-American social justice activists during the historic decade of 1965 to 1975. From all walks of life, the activists were single working mothers, married couples, students, teachers, members of the clergy, veterans, and others. Some put their personal lives on hold to organize against police brutality, poverty, hunger, racism, failing public schools, colonialism in Africa, and other issues of the time. With ...Read More
Race and Human Diversity is an introduction to the study of Human Diversity in both its biological and cultural dimensions. This text examines the biological basis of human difference and how humans have biologically and culturally adapted to life in different environments. It critiques the notion that humans can or should be classified into a number of "biological races".
Coverage includes discussion of the following topics:
- Biological background of human variation
- History of racial classification
- A critique of the Race Concept
- Ethnic disease: How race affects morbidity and morality ...Read More
Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the end of the century Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. "Writing the Love of Boys" looks at the response to this mindset during the critical era of cultural ferment between the two world wars as a number of Japanese writers challenged the idea of love and desire between men as pathological. Jeffrey Angles focuses on key writers, examining how they experimented with new language, genres, and ideas to find fresh ways to ...Read More
Suzan F. Ayers, Mary Jo Sariscsany, Physical Best (Program), and National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Research shows direct links between regular physical activity, good health, and improved cognitive performance. Your students will receive those benefits when you incorporate the latest edition of this best-selling text into your physical education curriculum.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s Guideis a practical, field-tested tool that provides teachers with strategies to emphasize health-related fitness while maintaining all the components of their existing programs. It also guides teachers in developing effective new fitness education programs.
This new edition is based on up-to-date research, current NASPE standards, and ...Read More
This work examines historical problems encountered on topics from eleventh-century France, England, and the Crusader East, and to a lesser degree from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These topics include works of art - the Eleanor of Aquitaine vase, the celebrated Bayeux Tapestry, a sixteenth century poem and painting - to inquiries about individual people, such as the first troubadour poet. Lack of contemporary evidence about the subjects described in this book, commonplace for the medieval period hundreds of years ago, limits the ability of the historian today to fully ...Read More
Mercedes Tubino Blanco
This monograph studies issues of current minimalist concern, such as whether differences in the expression of argument and syntactic structure can all be attributed to the parameterization of specific functional heads. In particular, this book studies in-depth the extent to which variation in the expression of causation, available both intra- and cross linguistically, can be accounted for by appealing only to the microparameterization of the causative head, Cause, as previously argued for by linguists such as Pylkkänen. It concludes that the microparameterization of Cause may explain some major characteristics associated ...Read More
“His novel recounts an extraordinary love story,” expressed the director of the library where Dr. Blickle’s reading took place. The story is remarkably close to Dr. Blickle’s own world, several sources have noted, as it tells the love story of a literature professor originally from upper Swabia and an American-Jewish violinist. Yet when asked if his wife plays a role in the novel, Blickle replies: “My wife is not a violinist.” Dr. Blickle recounts his narratives in scenic images, rich metaphors of language often purposefully and eloquently mysterious in their ...Read More
Bonnie Jo Campbell
Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman traveling alone, and she must be strong to ...Read More
Victors in Blue: How Union Generals Fought the Confederates, Battled Each Other, and Won the Civil War
Albert E. Castel and Brooks Simpson
Make no mistake, the Confederacy had the will and valor to fight. But the Union had the manpower, the money, the matriel, and, most important, the generals. Although the South had arguably the best commander in the Civil War in Robert E. Lee, the Norths full house beat their one-of-a-kind. Flawed individually, the Unions top officers nevertheless proved collectively superior across a diverse array of battlefields and ultimately produced a victory for the Union. Now acclaimed author Albert Castel brings his inimitable style, insight, and wit to a new reconsideration ...Read More
Gary Chartrand, Ping Zhang, and Linda Lesniak
Continuing to provide a carefully written, thorough introduction, Graphs & Digraphs, Fifth Edition expertly describes the concepts, theorems, history, and applications of graph theory. Nearly 50 percent longer than its bestselling predecessor, this edition reorganizes the material and presents many new topics.
New to the Fifth Edition
- New or expanded coverage of graph minors, perfect graphs, chromatic polynomials, nowhere-zero flows, flows in networks, degree sequences, toughness, list colorings, and list edge colorings
- New examples, figures, and applications to illustrate concepts and theorems
- Expanded historical discussions of well-known mathematicians and ...Read More
The feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated annually on Thursday after Trinity Sunday, was devoted to the Eucharist, and the normal practice was to have solemn processions through the city with the Host, the consecrated wafer that was believed to have been transformed into the true body and blood of Jesus. In this way the “cultus Dei” thus celebrated allowed the people to venerate the Eucharistic bread in order that they might be stimulated to devotion and brought symbolically, even mystically into a relationship with the central moments of salvation history. ...Read More
Joseph De Luca and Anne Leonardi
Subtitle from cover.
Catalog of a retrospective exhibition held in Gallery Fifty of Building Fifty at the Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City, Michigan. "Three dimensional constructions and other works executed [from 1958-2010] were added to give the catalog greater continuity"--P. iii.
H. Byron Earhart
Illustrated with color and black-and-white images of the mountain and its associated religious practices, H. Byron Earhart's study utilizes his decades of fieldwork--including climbing Fuji with three pilgrimage groups--and his research into Japanese and Western sources to offer a comprehensive overview of the evolving imagery of Mount Fuji from ancient times to the present day. Included in the book is a link to his twenty-eight minute streaming video documentary of Fuji pilgrimage and practice, Fuji: Sacred Mountain of Japan.
Beginning with early reflections on the beauty and power associated with ...Read More
A broomstick horse, clay marbles, WWII tin fighter plane, Cold War dollhouse with bomb shelter, "all the toys are vanishing," says Nancy Eimers in Oz, her fourth collection of poetry. These poems offer a paradoxical, moving elegy of things we left--or that left us--behind, not just the toys that grow obsolete, but a lost cat, a name, a monarch wing, a melting glacier, all the children at Terezin--an "immensity" that "recedes so incrementally we can't-- / we just can't / put a human face on it." Eimers looks closely at ...Read More
A Los Angeles Times Best Book or the Year
National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon’s bold and daring coming of age novel combines the teenaged angst of Catcher in the Rye with the humor and tragedy of Girl, Interrupted.
Ursie Koderer knows herself to be a monster--doomed to be different from other girls--very different. When she’s discovered cutting herself at camp, she goes AWOL, and lands in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital. Ursie, now known as the Bogeywoman, joins up with the other misfits on the adolescent ward. They start a ...Read More
Richard Grinnell and Yvonne Unrau
Over thirty years of input from instructors and students have gone into this popular research methods text, resulting in a refined ninth edition that is easier to read, understand, and apply than ever before. Using unintimidating language and real-world examples, it introduces students to the key concepts of evidence-based practice that they will use throughout their professional careers. It emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, data collection methods, and data analysis, providing students with the tools they need to become evidence-based practitioners....Read More
Janet Ruth Heller
A poetry chapbook.
Culled from six previous collections, Scorpio Rising: Selected Poems, is the culmination of a thirty-five-year career. Katrovas's early poems reflect a harrowing childhood on the highways of America as his parents fled the FBI. They also probe the gas-lit backstreets of New Orleans's French Quarter where "the protean human heart/is nature's crime against us." Witness to Prague's Velvet Revolution while on a Fulbright Fellowship, Katrovas in his later poems meditates upon his own American identity as he raises bi-cultural, bilingual daughters. Katrovas's formal verse has an edge we do not ...Read More
Steven J. La Grow and Richard Long
Orientation and mobility (O&M) refers to the skills and techniques required by those who are blind or have low vision to safely and purposefully traverse environments of varying complexity.
The content and style of instruction used to teach O&M is dependent upon the learner's needs, abilities and long range goals. The skills, techniques and sequence of instruction presented in this book are those which may be required by individuals who have experienced a loss in independence following the onset of a significant vision impairment and wish to regain the ability ...Read More
Gary Lawson and Mary Peterson
Like other books in the Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology Series, Speech Audiometry will be particularly helpful and appealing to students and clinicians. The intent is to provide a single, easy to manage volume that provides broad coverage of speech audiometry and masking in clinical protocols. In addition to providing appropriate background information, the coverage is easy to read and presents a broad spectrum of assessment tools ranging from traditional to modern. Procedures in this book will assist clinicians in determining differential diagnosis, assessing auditory processing ability, identifying pseudohypacusis, determining ...Read More
Emily Lenning, Sara Brightman, and Susan Caringella
Navigating an academic career is a complex process – to be successful requires mastering several 'rites of passage.' This comprehensive guide takes academics at all stages of their career through a journey, beginning at graduate school and ending with retirement.
A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academiais written from a feminist perspective, and draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of ...Read More
Docudramas, films and movies-of-the-week based on true stories, offer their audiences performance as persuasion. As docudramas re-create actual people and events, these works perform their material. the premises of docudramas' persuasive arguments operate within the basic settings that stage performances of noteworthy events, the events of war, and the lives of noteworthy individuals. In performing the past, docudramas offer us a performance of memory. Through docudramatic performance, the memories of others become ours. the performance of memory roots docudramatic representation in actuality, and indicates the responsibility to serve the past ...Read More
Confluencias y demarcaciones: generaciones literarias y expresiones estéticas en la novela mexicana, 1998-2008
La autora estudia la trayectoria de las dos generaciones de escritoras mexicanas que definieron algunas tendencias de la literatura mexicana de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI, recorriendo sus obras más representativas. Del mismo modo, revisa las propuestas estilísticas que sustentan dichas obras, así como el manejo de los temas y el interés por construir una poética que dé cuenta de la estética actual.
Paul L. Maier
Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again. While touring monasteries in Greece, Jon and his wife Shannon-a seasoned archaeologist-uncover an ancient biblical manuscript containing the lost ending of Mark and an additional book of the Bible. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don't ...Read More