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.
Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans, and Adam Henschke
This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war.
The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book will put these four elements under close scrutiny, and will explore how they fare given the following challenges:
• What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellumand jus in bello—and the constituent principles that ...Read More
Fritz Allhoff, Ron Mallon, and Shaun Nichols
Recently, the fields of empirical and experimental philosophy have generated tremendous excitement, due to unexpected results that have challenged philosophical dogma. Responding to this trend, Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings is the first introductory philosophy reader to integrate cutting-edge work in empirical and experimental philosophy with traditional philosophy.
Featuring coverage that is equal parts historical, contemporary, and empirical/experimental, this topically organized reader provides students with a unique introduction to both the core and the vanguard of philosophy. The text is enhanced by pedagogical tools including commentary on each reading and ...Read More
Joseph Antenucci Becherer; David S. Hooker; Larry ten Harmsel; and Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, opened to the public in 1995, marrying an internationally acclaimed sculpture collection with beautiful green spaces. Today, this midwestern treasure is one of America's most visited cultural destinations, attracting over half a million visitors each year. "America's Garden of Art" chronicles the development and rapid growth of this innovative public garden, with stunning photography that captures the natural and man-made tableaux across all four seasons. The pictorial narrative by photographer William J. Hebert, along with essays by historian Larry Harmsell ...Read More
Luigi Andrea Berto
Dukes, sovereigns, and holders of other offices -- Social definitions -- The verbs of power -- Kinship and classes of age -- Space -- The peoples. Based on an extensive linguistic analysis, this book provides the first examination of the political and social vocabulary of John the Deacon’s Istoria Veneticorum, thus offering significant insights to the history of Venice in the early Middle Ages. The Istoria Veneticorum, a chronicle attributed to John the Deacon, chaplain and ambassador of the Venetian Duke Peter Orseolo II (991-1008), is of fundamental importance for ...Read More
Luigi Andrea Berto
Based on an extensive linguistic analysis, this book provides the first examination of the political and social vocabulary of John the Deacon’s Istoria Veneticorum, thus offering significant insights to the history of Venice in the early Middle Ages. The Istoria Veneticorum, a chronicle attributed to John the Deacon, chaplain and ambassador of the Venetian Duke Peter Orseolo II (991-1008), is of fundamental importance for the reconstruction of early medieval Venetian history. In addition to being the only historical narrative of that period, it covers the entire early Middle Ages, from ...Read More
Gary Chartrand, Albert Polimeni, and Ping Zhang
Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, Third Edition, prepares students for the more abstract mathematics courses that follow calculus. Appropriate for self-study or for use in the classroom, this text introduces students to proof techniques, analyzing proofs, and writing proofs of their own. Written in a clear, conversational style, this book provides a solid introduction to such topics as relations, functions, and cardinalities of sets, as well as the theoretical aspects of fields such as number theory, abstract algebra, and group theory. It is also a great reference text ...Read More
Margaret Dupuis and Grace Tiffany
The impetus for this Approaches to Teaching volume on The Taming of the Shrew grew from the editors' desire to discover why a play notorious for its controversial exploration of conflicts between men and women and the challenges of marriage is enduringly popular in the classroom, in the performing arts, and in scholarship. The result is a volume that offers practical advice to teachers on editions and teaching resources in part 1, "Materials," while illuminating how the play's subtle and complex arguments regarding not just marriage but a host of ...Read More
Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl, and Scott A. Meyers
We are in the communication age. No matter who you are or how you communicate-from baby boomers to millennials, born digital or getting there-we are all members of a society who connect through the internet, not just to it. From face-to-face to Facebook, this book invites you to join the conversation about today’s issues and have your voice heard.
This contemporary and engaging text is built from the ground up to bridge the gap and unite our diverse community. It shows students how to apply foundational concepts while incorporating technology, ...Read More
"The poems of Tea in Heliopolis form the story of a family, sometimes tragic, sometimes searingly beautiful, and always exotic, seen through the eyes of a painter. The trope of life, as moments flowing from the paintbrush wielded skillfully by a poet, allows Hedy Habra to capture details redolent of old masters, exquisite and visceral, and creates her remembered world with the wild imagination and color of a Van Gogh. Moving through life in Egypt, to Beirut, then to America, with a kind of post-Newtonian sense of everything happening simultaneously, ...Read More
Sally E. Hadden and Alfred L. Brophy
A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century.
- Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history
- Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research
- Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas
Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter
In Signposts, Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter have assembled seventeen essays, by both established and rising scholars, that showcase new directions in southern legal history across a wide range of topics, time periods, and locales. The essays will inspire today's scholars to dig even more deeply into the southern legal heritage, in much the same way that David Bodenhamer and James Ely's seminal 1984 work, Ambivalent Legacy, inspired an earlier generation to take up the study of southern legal history.
Contributors to Signposts explore a wide range of subjects ...Read More
Janet Ruth Heller
The poems in EXODUS are modern re-interpretations and psychological explorations of the people and events in the Bible. A central metaphor is the exodus from Egypt, which represents the journeys that people take: trying new experiences, leaving a bad relationship, finding a new job, taking risks. Many of the poems are dramatic monologues from the perspective of a character in the Scriptures. "In this ambitious collection of poems, Janet Ruth Heller takes on the voices of a wide range of Biblical figures, giving them a fresh, contemporary feel as they ...Read More
Robert V. Hogg, Joseph W. McKean, and Allen T. Craig
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Seventh Edition, offers a proven approach designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in mathematical statistics. Ample examples and exercises throughout the text illustrate concepts to help you gain a solid understanding of the material.
Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martini
In Four Decades On, historians, anthropologists, and literary critics examine the legacies of the Second Indochina War, or what most Americans call the Vietnam War, nearly forty years after the United States finally left Vietnam. They address matters such as the daunting tasks facing the Vietnamese at the war's end--including rebuilding a nation and consolidating a socialist revolution while fending off China and the Khmer Rouge--and "the Vietnam syndrome," the cynical, frustrated, and pessimistic sense that colored America's views of the rest of the world after its humiliating defeat in ...Read More
Mahendra Lawoti and Susan Hangen
Identity movements, based on ethnicity, caste, language, religion and regional identity, have become increasingly significant in Nepal, reshaping debates on the definition of the nation, nationalism and the structure of the state. This book analyzes the rapid rise in ethnic and nationalist mobilization and conflict since 1990, the dynamics and trajectories of these movements, and their consequences for Nepal.
From an interdisciplinary perspective, the book looks at the roots of mobilization and conflicts, the reasons for the increase in mobilization and violent activities, and the political and social effects of ...Read More
Once associated only with the wealthy and privileged in Latin America, lifelong illnesses are now emerging among a wider cross section of the population as an unfortunate consequence of growing urbanization and increased life expectancy. One of these diseases is the chronic autoimmune disorder lupus erythematosus. Difficult to diagnose and harder still to effectively manage, lupus challenges the very foundations of women's lives, their real and imagined futures, and their carefully constructed gendered identities. While the illness is validated by medical science, it is poorly understood by women, their families, ...Read More
Patricia M. Montilla
According to the 2010 Census, Latinos represent more than 16 percent of the total population and are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. Their vast contributions to popular culture are visible in nearly every aspect of American life and are as diverse as the countries and cultures of origin with which Latinos identify themselves. This book provides a historical overview of the developments in U.S. Latino culture and highlights the most recent expressions of Latino life in American popular culture.
With coverage of topics like Latino ...Read More
William Olsen and Jack Ridl
Poetry. This anthology gathers an intriguing range of poets and artists, their visions and voices, exploring the variances in Michigan landscape; shoreline; lives lived in the city, town, and countryside; our uncommon diversity of cultures, points of view, concerns, celebrations, losses, and histories.
Staci Maree Perryman-Clark
This work reports on a qualitative teacher-research study that examines the ways in which African American and other students perform expository writing tasks using an Afrocentric ebonics-focused first-year writing curriculum. The book conceptualizes a theory of Afrocentric teacher-research that includes all students in addition to African Americans.
Paul M. Pruitt Jr., David I. Durham, and Sally E. Hadden
Preface and acknowledgments --...Read More
Charles Tait : a biographical sketch / Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. and David I. Durham --
Exhibition, exhortation, example : Judge Tait's antebellum grand jury charges and legal problems on the frontier / Sally E. Hadden --
1822 grand jury charge / transcribed by Sarah Elizabeth Kelly --
1824 grand jury charge / transcribed by Samantha Chandler --
1825 grand jury charge / transcribed by Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. --
Appendix 1: Facsimile of 1825 grand jury charge --
Appendix 2: Charles Tait's lawbooks --
Tamaki Saito and Jeffrey Angles
This is the first English translation by Jeffrey Angles of a controversial Japanese best seller that made the public aware of the social problem ofhikikomori, or “withdrawal”—a phenomenon estimated by the author to involve as many as one million Japanese adolescents and young adults who have withdrawn from society, retreating to their rooms for months or years and severing almost all ties to the outside world. Saitō Tamaki’s work of popular psychology provoked a national debate about the causes and extent of the condition....Read More
Eve Salisbury and James Weldon
Middle English Texts
Jianping Shen and Van E. Cooley
This book focuses on seven important dimensions of principalship: data-informed decision-making; safe and orderly school operation; high, cohesive, and culturally relevant expectations for students; distributive and empowering leadership; coherent curriculum; real-time and embedded instructional assessment; and commitment and passion for school renewal. For each dimension, it provides a research base, best practices, and relevant tools. The book is particularly useful for researchers, policy makers, and educational leadership faculty members as well as, of course, principals....Read More
Quality Rating and Improvement System for Early Care and Education: Development, Implementation, Evaluation and Learning
Jianping Shen and Xin Ma
Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) has gained national momentum. The authors first present a national scene of QRIS and then use Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County as a case study to illustrate a number of things. First, they look at the logic model behind the QRIS. Next, they review the design and implementation of the QRIS in the context of partnership and systems thinking. Finally, they provide an evaluation design and findings. The book is useful for policy makers, administrators of early and education at various levels, researchers, ...Read More
Rudolf Siebert, Michael Ott, and Karen Shoup-Pilarski