Books by Faculty

Books by Faculty

book cover of Fit & WellFit & Well: Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness, 11th edition

Thomas D. Fahey, Kinesiology, senior author, with coauthors Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth

Fit & Well is written for general education courses in fitness, wellness, and health. The book describes the role of exercise in health and longevity, the physiology of metabolism during exercise, stress management, disease, and more. Chapters include detailed descriptions of programming for cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and body composition and extensive laboratory exercises for reinforcing chapter contents. Fit & Well is used in 80 percent of the fitness and wellness courses taught in the United States and Canada.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorder at School

Shelley R. Hart, Child Development, with coauthors Stephen E. Brock and Ida Jeltova

This book presents practitioners with an evidence-based framework for accurate identification, assessment, and treatment of bipolar disorder in schools. It clears up misconceptions and outlines the complex presentation in young people (including comorbidity, which may offer challenges for treatment) and provides assistance in referrals, consultations, and recommendations for special education.

book cover of Israeli Life and LeisureIsraeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century

Edited by Michael J. Leitner, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, and Sara F. Leitner

Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century provides an in-depth examination of life and leisure in Israel today. With contributions from 50 Israeli authors, the book consists of 55 chapters broken down into sections that examine the unique aspects of leisure activities, diversity, services, and current research in Israel today. Subjects explored include popular activities, programs, terrorism, multicultural issues, sports, and tourism.

On Being a Language Teacher: A Personal and Practical Guide to Success

Denise Minor, International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with coauthor Norma López-Burton

book cover of On Being a Language TeacherOn Being a Language Teacher provides an innovative, personal approach to second-language teaching. Using illustrative anecdotes based on the authors’ extensive classroom experience, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key pedagogical strategies and also encourages classroom veterans to reflect productively on their own experience.

Business Law, fifth edition

James F. Morgan, Management

This comprehensive text presents traditional principles of business law and delves into new arenas pertaining to the interaction of law and business that are relevant for business leaders of the 21st century. The book is suitable for use in undergraduate or graduate business programs and within related disciplines.

Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

Kristina Schierenbeck, Biological Sciences

book cover of Phylogeography of CaliforniaPhylogeography of California examines the evolution of a variety of taxa—ancient and recent, native and migratory—to elucidate evolutionary events both major and minor that shaped the distribution, radiation, and speciation of the biota of California. The book also interprets evolutionary history in a geological context, reviews new and emerging phylogeographic patterns, and provides a phylogeographic survey of California’s diverse flora and fauna.

Self-Studies in Rural Teacher Education

Ann Schulte, Education, coeditor with Bernadette Walker-Gibbs

There is little written about how to prepare teachers for rural schools. This book highlights the work of 12 teacher educators who use self-study to examine the ways in which identity impacts their teaching, their research, and/or their partnerships with rural school districts.

Fire Up Your Startup and Keep It Up

W. Gary Sitton, Computer Science

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, first-time entrepreneurs have only an 18 percent chance of succeeding. The goal of this book is to raise that percentage by offering sage advice from many who have learned much, often through hard knocks, while living the American Dream.

Anarchy and Society: Reflections on Anarchist Sociology

Dana M. Williams, Sociology, with coauthor Jeff Shantz

This book explores the many ways in which the discipline of sociology and the philosophy of anarchism are compatible. The book constructs possible parameters for a future “anarchist sociology” by a sociological exposition of major anarchist thinkers (including Kropotkin, Proudhon, Landauer, Goldman, and Ward), as well as an anarchist interrogation of key sociological concepts (including social norms, inequality, and social movements).

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