This book contains 18 papers from the Next Generation Biomaterials and Surface Properties of Biomaterials symposia held during the 2010 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'10) meeting, October 17-21, 2010, Houston, Texas. Topics include: Biocompatible Coatings; Drug Delivery and Anti-Microbial Coatings; Ceramic and Metallic Biomaterials; Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering; and Surface Modification.
In the post-Cold War era, problems of war and peace have become complicated and ambiguous, involving such non-military issues as a growing north-south dichotomy of power and wealth, depletion of scare energy resources, neoliberal globalization of capitalism, global warming, and destruction of natural habitats. To provide the interdisciplinary and comprehensive analysis necessary in today's world, Building New Pathways to Peace considers both the old concepts of tolerance, shalom, and wa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, decent peace, credibility, accountability, plurality, multiculturalism, and transnationalism.
Call Number: WSU Vancouver and Holland & Terrell DS740.5.T5 W365 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-25
China's Last Imperial Frontier examines imperial China's frontier expansion in the Tibetan borderlands during the last Qing decades. The empire mounted a series of military attacks against indigenous chieftains and Buddhist monasteries in the east Tibetan region of Kham, seeking to replace native authorities with state bureaucrats by integrating the politically diverse frontier into a system of Chinese-style counties. Historically, at all of Kham's strategic frontier locations, local institutions outstripped the Chinese state in political, military, and ideological power.
Call Number: ebook and Holland and Terrell Stacks and Riverpoint GV706.32 .C66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-16
Commodified and Criminalized examines the centrality of sport to discussions of racial ideologies and racist practices in the 21st century. It disputes familiar refrains of racial progress, arguing that athletes sit in a contradictory position masked by the logics of new racism and dominant white racial frames. Contributors discuss athletes ranging from Tiger Woods and Serena Williams to Freddy Adu and Shani Davis. Through dynamic case studies, Commodified and Criminalized unpacks the conversation between black athletes and colorblind discourse, while challenging the assumptions of contemporary sports culture.
Fungi have been poorly studied despite their economic and ecological importance. Worldwide, there are an estimated 1,500,000 species and only approximately 5-10% are known. Of that percentage (some 72,000 species), the majority belong to the taxonomic group Ascomycota (ascomycetes). Most of the ascomycetes are so small that they can only be seen with a magnifying glass or microscope. For this reason, most ascomycetes are also known as microfungi. Our objective is that this illustrated guide can also be useful for biologists, naturalists, scientists, students and the general public because it illustrates a little-known biodiversity of Costa Rica and other tropical regions.
This compendium is a field guide on diagnosis and management of diseases, insect pests, and noninfectious disorders of chickpea and lentil. It covers diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas, parasitic weeds, and insect damage. It also provides diagnostics and treatments for noninfectious disorders including nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injuries, and environmental problems like heat stress, waterlogging, and cold injury.
In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms.
Dreams seem the most private territory of experience. Yet Dreaming Culture argues they are a space in which we practice, consider, question, and adapt cultural models of the self, gender, sexuality, relationships, and agency. Through an innovative "dream ethnography" from college students in the northwestern U.S., this book contributes to recent research on dreaming and the brain in psychology and continuing research on dreaming and the self in clinical psychology and psychological anthropology. Dreaming Culture uses critical theory to understand power relations embedded in cultural models, a perspective often lacking in cognitive anthropology and in psychological studies of self and mind.
What is free will? Why is it important? Can the same act be both free and determined? Is free will necessary for moral responsibility? Does anyone have free will, and if not, how is creativity possible and how can anyone be praised or blamed for anything? These are just some of the questions considered by Joseph Keim Campbell in this lively and accessible introduction to the concept of free will. Using a range of engaging examples the book introduces the problems, arguments, and theories surrounding free will. Beginning with a discussion of fatalism and causal determinism, the book goes on to focus on the metaphysics of moral responsibility, free will skepticism, and skepticism about moral responsibility. Campbell shows that no matter how we look at it, free will is problematic. Thankfully there are a plethora of solutions on offer and the best of these are considered in full in the final chapter on contemporary theories of free will.
Call Number: Holland & Terrell and Tricities JK9216 .G66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
American states have recently reemerged as powerful centers of legislative change and policy innovation, and Washington is no exception. Drawing from Populist and Progressive Era roots, Evergreen State voters continue to construct their own distinct brand of democracy and weave strands from the past into current political fiber. Yet other trends suggest an unpredictable future. In Governing Washington, contemporary research and updated analysis from prominent regional authorities and commentators examine these themes and more, and provide a seasoned perspective on the state¿s ever-changing political landscape.
Call Number: 1 copy on order for Holland & Terrell
Publication Date: 2011-10-15
Poetry. Winner of the 2010 Robert Dana, Anhinga Prize for Poetry. "It's not just that these vivid, sometimes anxious, sometimes faith-full, consistently gorgeous lyrics surprise us, but that we don't know how they will surprise next. Image? Deliciously archaic word choice? Sudden wit or disarming sincerity? These and more make this meditation in nature's church a compelling read, as the speaker seeks to evolve beyond mere survival, to see abundance and live with abandon, 'to see what the partridge sees' and to answer the call to be 'a part of plenty.'" April Ossmann
In order to better understand the composition and organization of wheat genome, techniques of Cot fractionation and methylation-filtration were used. For this purpose, three different genomic DNA libraries (one each from methylation-filtered, high Cot and reassociated DNA fractions) were prepared, and random clones from each of the three libraries were sequenced. The resulting sequences were used for studying structural (protein coding and non-coding RNA genes, transposable elements, etc) and compositional (GC content) differences among the three fractions.
Call Number: Holland and Terrell Stacks HV6025 .W3655 2011
Publication Date: 2011
A unique text/reader that takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminology Providing an affordable alternative to the standard textbook, this new edition of the authors' popular text/reader provides instructors and students the best of both worlds - authored text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Now thoroughly updated with new articles, new content, and new statistics, tables, and figures, this Second Edition provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality that incorporates the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences.
Call Number: Holland & Terrell KF9619.85 .W35 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Today's law enforcement officers, who are required to be highly knowledgeable about the law, will find this guide to be a valuable tool that bringsnbsp;them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers, and agencies.
Call Number: Owen Stacks and Vancouver Stacks QL551.W2 J36 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
David G. James and David Nunnallee present the life histories of virtually all of the 158 butterfly species occurring in southern British Columbia, Washington, northern Idaho, and northern Oregon in exceptional and riveting detail for the first time in Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies. Color photographs of each stage of life - egg, every larval in star, pupa, adult - accompany information on the biology, ecology, and rearing of each species.
In 1930, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History commissioned sculptor Malvina Hoffman to produce three-dimensional models of racial types for an anthropology display called the Races of Mankind. In this exceptional study, Marianne Kinkel measures the colossal impact of the ninety-one bronze and stone sculptures on perceptions of race in twentieth-century visual culture, tracing their exhibition from their 1933 debut and nearly four decades at the Field Museum to numerous reuses, repackagings, reproductions, and publications that reached across the world.
Call Number: ebook and Holland & Terrell HQ77.2.U6 B63 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Americans have long cherished romantic images of the frontier and its colorful cast of characters, where the cowboys are always rugged and the ladies always fragile. But in this book, Peter Boag opens an extraordinary window onto the real Old West. Delving into countless primary sources and surveying sexological and literary sources, Boag paints a vivid picture of a West where cross-dressing for both men and women was pervasive, and where easterners as well as Mexicans and even Indians could redefine their gender and sexual identities.
The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising offers a comprehensive overview of political advertisements and their changing role in the Internet age. Travis Ridout and Michael Franz examine how these ads function in various kinds of campaigns and how voters are influenced by them. The authors particularly study where ads are placed, asserting that television advertising will still be relevant despite the growth of advertising on the Internet. The authors also explore the recent phenomenon of outrageous ads that "go viral" on the web - which often leads to their replaying as television news stories, generating additional attention.
The Tactics of Toleration examines the preconditions and limits of toleration during an age in which Europe was sharply divided along religious lines. During the Age of Religious Wars, refugee communities in borderland towns like the Rhineland city of Wesel were remarkably religiously diverse and culturally heterogeneous places. Examining religious life from the perspective of Calvinists, Lutherans, Mennonites, and Catholics, this book examines how residents dealt with pluralism during an age of deep religious conflict and intolerance. Based on sources that range from theological treatises to financial records and from marriage registries to testimonies before secular and ecclesiastical courts, this project offers new insights into the strategies that ordinary people developed for managing religious pluralism during the Age of Religious Wars.