The ETSU Authors Bookshelf includes books and media authored, co-authored, or edited by ETSU faculty and staff and published from 2011 to present. It includes annual galleries for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
The annual Celebration of ETSU Authors in October is sponsored by the Charles C. Sherrod Library to acknowledge the scholarly and creative work contributed by ETSU faculty and staff to their fields.
Yousif Elhindi and Theresa McGarry
"...this volume presents a collection of studies that highlights the linguistic diversity of the language and gender research currently being pursued, to emphasize the value of such work for the formulation of theories and methods and to stimulate more research across languages...." --Introduction
Eric S. Glover
Leading, teaching, and learning for a new age -- One individual's evolution -- Toward wisdom -- Limiting knowledge limits future -- A different patriotism -- Now is not real -- Seek wisdom: lead inquiry -- Constructing self, constructing organization -- Choosing to learn.
Jesse Graves, Paul Ruffin, and William Wright
The state of Tennessee is widely recognized as a home of great music, and its geographic regions are as distinct as Memphis blues, Nashville country, and Bristol old-time sounds. Tennessee’s literary heritage offers equal variety and quality, as home to the Fugitive Agrarian Poets, as well as a signature voice from the Black Arts Movement. Few states present such a multicultural panorama as does the Volunteer State. The poems in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee engage the storied histories, diverse cultures, and vibrant rural and urban landscapes of the region. Among the more than 120 poets represented are Pulitzer and Bollingen Prize-winner Charles Wright, Brittingham Award-winner Lynn Powell, and Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize-winners Rick Hilles and Arthur Smith. The book includes an introduction from renowned poet Jeff Daniel Marion, who in 1978 received the first literary fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Too, the book celebrates relatively young and gifted voices. This important anthology will stand for many years as the definitive poetic document for the state of Tennessee.
Delbert L. Hall
The job of an entertainment rigger is to safely suspend objects (scenery, lights, sound equipment, platforms, and even performers) at very specific locations above the ground. The type, size and location of the structural members from which these objects must be suspended vary greatly from venue to venue. Additionally, the size, weight, and location of each object varies from object to object. To ensure that each object is safely suspended at the proper location, math is essential. Sometimes this math is very simple, and sometimes it can be complex. One reason catastrophic failures occur is because the load placed on a structural member or a piece of hardware exceeds the breaking strength of the structural member or piece of hardware. While a structural engineer must determine the strength of the structural members, and the manufacturers determine the strength of the hardware, the rigger is responsible for knowing the forces that will be exerted on each rigging point and piece of hardware. Because the forces placed on each rigging point and piece of hardware are determined not only by the weight of the object (its static load) but also HOW the rigging is done, entertainment riggers must be able to calculate these loads/forces. There are plenty of entertainment riggers who do not know how to do much math - but these are the people doing exactly what they are told to do, and not the ones figuring out what to do and doing the telling. If you want to be a top-notch rigger, you have to know math.
Ronald C. Hamdy and E. Michael Lewiecki
The book distills the available information on osteoporosis into an easily comprehensible format that serves as a practical guide for busy clinicians.
Definition & epidemiology -- Basic bone pathophysiology -- Bone densitometry -- Diagnosis -- Identifying patients at risk of fractures -- Non-pharmacologic management of osteopenia and osteoporosis -- Pharmacologic management of osteoporosis, part 1 -- Pharmacologic management of osteoporosis, part 2 -- Monitoring patients on treatment -- Vertebral augmentation procedures -- Corticosteroid-induced bone loss -- Primary hyperparathyroidism -- Premenopausal women -- Men -- Atypical femoral shaft fractures -- Osteonecrosis of the jaw -- Osteoporosis in children and adolescents.
This textbook is intended for college juniors or seniors majoring in mathematics, who plan to become high school teachers. It seeks to provide a deeper perspective on secondary mathematics, showing the interplay between plane geometry and algebra. A distinctive characteristic of the book is the frequent discussion of multiple paths to the solution of a problem or the proof of a theorem. Practically none of the topics covered in the book overlap with the content of courses taken by mathematics majors, say real analysis, abstract algebra, differential equations, combinatorics, probability and statistics, number theory, etc. These courses, and several others, provide indispensable mathematical maturity but are rather distant from the core of high school mathematics. Precisely, one of our main objectives is to bridge the gap between the latter and college-level mathematics.
Michel Helfgott and Darrell Moore
This textbook is intended for first-year college students in biology, chemistry, or physics. Its most distinctive feature is the central role played by applications to the natural sciences. Considering that nowadays students have access to graphing calculators that can solve complicated integrals, little or no space has been devoted in the book to integrals that require subtle changes of variables. Rather, we choose to concentrate on the basic techniques of integration and stress the solution of applied problems, especially those that use real data. We envision a calculus course where students not only learn to calculate derivatives or solve integrals, but are also able to discuss the validity of a model and estimate parameters.
Thomas Alan Holmes and Roxanne Harde
Introduction: "Walking the line" : the Dixie Chicks and the making of country lyricists / Thomas Alan Holmes and Roxanne Harde --
"Nobody Knows but Me" : Jimmie Rodgers and the body politic / Taylor Hagood --
Cindy Walker, Lyle Lovett, and the West / Thomas Alan Holmes --
"Help your brother along the road" : Hank Williams and the humane tradition / Steve Goodson --
JC : Johnny Cash and faith / Thomas Alan Holmes --
Religious doctrine in the mid-1970s to 1980s country music concept albums of Willie Nelson / Blase S. Scarnati --
Grace to catch a falling soul : country, gospel, and evangelical populism in the music of Dottie Rambo / Douglas Harrison --
Loretta Lynn, Appalachian storyteller and autobiographer / Laura Grace Pattillo --
"Branded" man : Merle Haggard's romance of the outlier / Thomas Alan Holmes --
Townes Van Zandt : " Now here's what this story's told" / Pete Falconer and James Zborowski --
Wildness, eschatology, and enclosure in the songs of Townes Van Zandt / Michael B. MacDonald --
"Where it counts I'm real" : the complexities of Dolly Parton's feminist voice / Samantha Christensen --
"Sin City" : Gram Parsons and the "Christ-haunted South" / Clay Motley --
Weeping willows and long black veils : the country roots of Roseanne Cash, from Scotland to Tennessee / June Skinner Sawyers --
"They draft the white trash first 'round here anyway" : Steve Earle's American boys / Roxanne Harde.
Richard D. Kortum
In clear and lively prose that avoids jargon, the author carefully and systematically examines the many kinds of subtly nuanced words or word-pairs of everyday discourse such as 'and'-'but', 'before'-'ere', 'Chinese'-'Chink', and 'sweat'-'perspiration', that have proven resistant to truth-conditional explanations of meaning.
Pamela J. Mims
A systematic, year-long language arts curriculum for middle and high school students.
Wendy M. Nehring, American Nurses Association, and Nursing Division of the American Association on Mental Retardation
"Last published in 2004, this new second edition contains up-to-date information for practitioners committed to providing a continuum of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) across the lifespan." --nursebooks.org
The Johnson City Sessions were held in Johnson City, Tennessee in October 1928 and October 1929. This work "...marks the first time these recordings have been assembled in any format. Collectively, these 100 songs and tunes are regarded by scholars and record collectors as a strong and distinctive cross-section of old-time Appalachian music just before the Great Depression. The four CDs gather every surviving recording from the sessions, while the accompanying 136-page LP-sized hardcover book contains newly researched essays on the background to the sessions and on the individual artists, with many rare and hitherto unpublished photographs, as well as complete song lyrics and a detailed discography." -- Back cover.
Ted Olson (East Tennessee State University) and Tony Russell are the re-issue producers.
This book, a short and easy read with common sense coaching and easy to follow exercises, takes beginning acting students through techniques and improvisations that will help them overcome perhaps their greatest fear: making “The Big Choice.” Using sound examples from classical as well as contemporary plays, Herb Parker makes it easier for the theatrical neophyte by making the case that a play is “about human beings caught in an outrageous situation, caused by love.”
“Actor, director, teacher Herb Parker has given us a splendid new book about acting. He analyzes this ancient art in clear, precise, engaging prose while dispensing acute, methodical and perceptive advice. Brilliant actor that he is, Herb understands the craft, the exceptional director gently leads the actor toward a fully realized performance and the thoughtful, caring teacher explains it all to the reader (student). This is the book of acting you need and one you will cherish.”
Jasmine R. Renner
Many hands, light work -- Chasing two antelopes, at the same time -- The boat, the leader and the water -- A child crawls, then stands -- The monkey, a jump and a tree -- A tree is cut down -- Moving the elephant in one day -- The tree, over the top and the earth -- an army, a sheep, and a lion -- Bundle of sticks are unbreakable.
Children like it simple, powerful and compelling, don't they? The "spirit" of this book makes leadership lessons for kids simple, powerful yet compelling. This "treasure trove" of illustrated stories from African Proverbs is filled with compelling leadership lessons for children all over the world. This book is written for children in every nation whose little minds are curious, who love to explore new and different worlds and who love to listen to stories. "Inspiring Kidz Leadership Lessons from African Proverbs" contains the Proverb, the Story, the Lesson and the country. Proverbs and sayings are found in almost every culture in the world and so not only will children respond to its meaning but adults will find it enriching. In this children's leadership book, the sayings of African proverbs form the basis of the leadership lesson. Not only will you read it and hear it. Your child(ren) will glean life-long leadership nuggets and lessons from it. Stories are like magic, taking us everywhere: backwards, forwards or happening right in the present time, transporting us to many places and situations we might never go. There is a world of wisdom contained in each proverb and we can learn a lot about children's Leadership Lessons from them. So sit down with your toddler, infant, child or children and teach them these simple, profound and compelling leadership lessons through African Proverbs and storytelling. It is hoped that at the very least, proverbs can be a source of entertainment if not a learning tool to teach and entertain your child.
Jasmine R. Renner
"Kidogo Kidogo Inajaza Pot" ni hadithi moyo-joto kuhusu usugu na uamuzi wa kijana mdogo ambaye seti nje kujaza sufuria na maji na kuingiza kupitia tabia mbaya ya kupata kazi kufanyika. Yeye unaweka kukamilisha kile kinachoonekana kuwa kazi haiwezekani kwa kujaza sufuria kwa maji kidogo kidogo na kuwapa maji kwa watoto ambao walihitaji zaidi. Na changamoto nyingi juu ya njia yake na msaada wa Wasamaria wengi nzuri, thamani masomo juu ya ujasiri usugu, na uvumilivu ni alionyesha kwamba thrill, kuburudisha na kuimarisha mtoto wako au watoto. Kuja na sisi kama sisi kuanza safari hii thrilling ya kujaza sufuria kidogo kidogo na kufanya ndoto ya ajabu kweli kwa ajili ya watoto wengi.
"Little by Little fills the Pot" is a heart-warming story about the persistence and determination of a boy who set out to fill a pot with water and to maneuver through odds to get the jobs done. He sets out to accomplish what appeared to be an impossible task by filling the pot with water little by little and giving the water to children who needed it the most. With many challenges and the assistance of so many good Samaritans, valuable lessons on patience, perseverance and persistence are demonstrated that will thrill, entertain and enrich your child.
Jasmine R. Renner
Preface -- A note to the reader -- A word about wisdom essentials -- Wisdom is best : think and live wisely -- Make insight your priority -- Buy wisdom, education and insight -- Good things come out of wisdom -- Wisdom's cry and call to everyone -- Intelligence outranks muscles -- Don't assume you know it -- Your face mirrors your heart -- Finding wisdom has much gain -- A warning against a life of crime -- Favor : how to obtain favor for successful living -- Speak out for justice -- Walk with the wise -- A whack on the heads of fools -- One who knows much says little -- If you quit listening -- Warning against adultery -- Warning against foolish acts -- The value of hard work -- The king's protocol -- Children listen to your father -- Wisdom and foolishness throw a party -- A honest life is worth it -- Fear of God expands your life -- The path of a good leader -- Manage your energy, attention and time -- Do your best : prepare for the worst -- Thirty sterling principles to live by -- Without good direction people lose their way -- A God-shaped life -- Sift and weigh every word -- Everything has a place and a purpose -- The right words at the right time -- Fools recycle silliness -- Hodge-podge of wise principles -- Four mysteries -- Four intolerables -- Four dignitaries -- Fall small wonders -- A good wife -- Start with God -- Learn it by heart -- The final word.
"At the core of your being you truly want an enriching and fulfilling life. There are many ways to experience a good life. Wisdom Essentials for Successful Living is designed to help you find the right way to experience a good life. Wisdom Essentials for Successful Living is written so that we'll all know how to live well and right. It is written so that we will understand what life means and where it's going. It is essentially a manual for living, for learning what's right and just and fair. It is a practical book for everyday people stumbling through life. It will teach the inexperienced the ropes and hopefully give young people a grasp on reality. There is something in this book for everyone. There's something in the manual for seasoned men and women. There is still a thing or two for the experienced to learn. There is fresh insight broken down in simplicity to probe and penetrate the rhymes and seasons of your life..."
Jasmine R. Renner
"You Cannot Chase Two Antelopes at the Same Time" will teach your child(ren) the invaluable lesson of determination and focus. This heart-warming story about the courage and determination of a little boy and his sister who set out to chase two antelopes unsuccessfully, extracts in a vivid illustrative style, the important character trait of determination and focus. The little boy and girl set out to accomplish an impossible task and try different approaches, but to no avail. They finally figured out that in life some pursuits are too delicate to focus on multiple things at the same time. The vivid imagery of antelopes and their incredible sense of swiftness will thrill, entertain and motivate your children.
Jasmine R. Renner
"You Must Climb The Tree If You Want to Eat The Fruits" will teach your child or children the invaluable lesson of hard work and persistence. It teaches children about the invaluable lesson of hard work and persistence in order to partake of good things. In this story, Roland sets out to climb an age old tree called "Vine Grove." Vine Grove was full of juicy, tempting and ripe fruits. Day after day, Roland sat under the tree and dreamt about eating the fruits. He thought it was impossible to climb the tree because it was a very big tree. Twice he attempted to climb the tree but he fell down and could not reach the fruits. Roland became desperate to eat of its fruits. Finally one day, Roland embarks on this life changing journey of climbing the tree and eating the fruits on the tree.
Jasmine R. Renner and Anita Ricker
Restoration and Renewal! Does that sound familiar? If you desire constant inspiration in your journey to total restoration and renewal this thanksgiving season, this devotional is for you. This devotional looks up!! It conveys through anecdotes, stories, wisdom applications and Godly life-principles this simple but powerful truth. Be thankful always! This is not just as a seasonal devotional for thanksgiving, it is a priceless gift to the reader activating a genuine heart of gratefulness as a lifestyle in the process of restoration and renewal. Come along with us as we take you along this incredible journey of restoration and renewal.
Appalachian legend describes a mysterious, multiethnic population of exotic, dark-skinned rogues called Melungeons who rejected the outside world and lived in the remote, rugged mountains in thefarthest corner of northeast Tennessee. The allegedly unknown origins of these Melungeons are part of what drove this legend and generated myriad exotic origin theories. Though nobody self-identified asMelungeon before the 1960s, by the 1990s "Melungeonness" had become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, resulting in a zealous online community and annual meetings where self-identified Melungeons gathered to discuss shared genealogy and history. Although today Melungeons are commonly identified as the descendants of underclass whites, freed African Americans, and Native Americans, this ethnic identity is still largely a social construction based on local tradition, myth, and media.
In Becoming Melungeon, Melissa Schrift examines the ways in which the Melungeon ethnicidentity has been socially constructed over time by various regional and national media, plays, and other forms of popular culture. Schrift explores how the social construction of this legend evolved into a fervent movement of a self-identified ethnicity in the 1990s. This illuminating and insightful work examines these shifting social constructions of race, ethnicity, and identity both in the local context of the Melungeons and more broadly in an attempt to understand the formation of ethnic groups and identity in the modern world."
Jill D. Stinson and Judith V. Becker
This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders. Safe Offender Strategies (SOS) comprises 10 evidence-based modules that teach participants the skills to desist from problem behaviors, manage their emotions and impulses, and break unhealthy relationship patterns. Motivational enhancement and validation techniques are woven throughout this collaborative treatment. SOS can be used with a range of clients—including high-risk offenders and those with mental illness or intellectual disabilities—in institutional or outpatient settings. Fifteen reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
A chronicle of the history and activities of the 13th Tennessee Union Cavalry during the Civil War.
Beckett remains one of the most important writers of the twentieth century whose radical experimentations in form and content won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. This Critical Companion encompasses his plays for the stage, radio and television, and will be indispensable to students of his work.
Challenging and at times perplexing, Beckett's work is represented on almost every literature, theatre and Irish studies curriculum in universities in North America, Europe and Australia. Katherine Weiss' admirably clear study of his work provides the perfect companion, illuminating each play and Beckett's vision, and investigating his experiments with the body, voice and technology. It includes in-depth studies of the major works Waiting for Godot, Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape, and as with other volumes in Methuen Drama's Critical Companions series it features too a series of essays by other scholars and practitioners offering different critical perspectives on Beckett in performance that will inform students' own critical thinking. Together with a series of resources including a chronology and a list of further reading, this is ideal for all students and readers of Beckett's work.
Michael Braswell, Belinda Rodgers McCarthy, and Bernard J. McCarthy
"The seventh edition of this criminal justice text on ethics has been updated with new case studies and exercises, new chapters on ethics in police training and interrogation, and expansions and revisions throughout. Material is grouped under sections on ethical issues in policing, ethics and the courts, ethical issues in corrections, ethical issues in crime control policy and research, and ethics and the future. Specific topics discussed include how police officers learn ethics, legally permissible but unethical conduct, guidance for lawyers, types of restorative justice programs, ethics and prison, and the Ford Pinto case. The text is geared towards undergraduates in criminology programs and offers lists of key concepts, text boxes, and discussion questions among its learning features."--SciTech Book News