The ETSU Authors Bookshelf includes books and media authored, co-authored, or edited by ETSU faculty and staff.
Raintree County, the Foremost American Environmental Novel: Uncovering the Deep Message of an Undervalued Text
Frederick O. Waage
The life of Raintree county--The 1940s: Raintree County's national context: environmentalism and ecology in the U.S. 1940s--Indiana's 1940s--The earth of Raintree County--Bioregional Raintree County--The ecofeminism of Raintree County--Sacred earth, pagan earth--The threat of technology--The self and the republic--Raintree County and the republic.
Generation X Librarian: Essays on Leadership, Technology, Pop Culture, Social Responsibility and Professional Identity
Martin Wallace, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Erik Estep
This collection of essays views, critiques, and analyzes the many relationships between Generation-X and librarianship. Its essays and articles explicate the “Gen-X experience” from a librarian perspective, or, the “librarian experience” from a Gen-X perspective, or, on what makes Gen-X librarians unique among other generations of librarians. It identifies what Gen-X librarians have contributed to the field, and what they have changed about the profession. The anthology covers themes of media representations and misrepresentations, work and leadership styles, management, digitization and technology, globalization, and cultural shifts. This collection presents new and compelling information about this often overlooked demographic.
Daniel Westover traces Thomas's poetic development over six decades, demonstrating how the complex interior of the poet manifests itself in the continually shifting style of his poems.
Seán Kennedy and Katherine Weiss
This volume comprises ten essays challenging the dominant account of Samuel Beckett’s engagement with history. As the first full-length volume to address the historical debate in Beckett studies, Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive provides both ground-breaking analysis of the major works as well as a sustained interrogation of the critical assumptions that underpin Beckett studies more generally. Drawing on a range of archival materials, and situating Beckett in historical context, these essays pose a strong challenge to the prevailing critical consensus that he was a deracinated modernist who cannot be read historically.
A. Lynn Williams, Sharynne McLeod, Rebecca J. McCauley, Steven F. Warren, and Marc E. Fey
With detailed discussion and invaluable video footage of 23 treatment interventions for speech sound disorders (SSDs) in children, this textbook and DVD set should be part of every speech-language pathologist's professional preparation. Focusing on children with functional or motor-based speech disorders from early childhood through the early elementary period, this textbook gives preservice SLPs critical analyses of a complete spectrum of evidence-based phonological and articulatory interventions.
This textbook fully prepares SLPs for practice with
- a vivid inside look at intervention techniques in action through high-quality DVD clips
- large and varied collection of intervention approaches with widespread use across ages, severity levels, and populations
- proven interventions in three categories: direct speech production, broader contexts such as perceptual intervention, and speech movements
- clear explanations of the evidence behind the approaches so SLPs can evaluate them accurately
- contributions by well-known experts in SSDs from across the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK
An essential core text for pre-service SLPs—and an important professional resource for practicing SLPs, early interventionists, and special educators—this book will help readers make the best intervention decisions for children with speech sound disorders.
Evidence-based intervention approaches—demonstrated in DVD clips—such as:
- minimal pairs
- perceptual intervention
- core vocabulary
- stimulability treatment
- intervention for developmental dysarthria
- the psycholinguistic approach
Esther Yodor Strahan, Wallace E. Dixon Jr., and J. Burton Banks
Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face. Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research, giving you a trustworthy, ‘evidence-based’ guide to help see your way through parenting dilemmas.
Written by a clinical psychologist, a developmental psychologist and a doctor of family medicine, the book looks at pressing questions such as: 'What should I do when my child acts up?', 'How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?' and 'How do I begin to toilet-train my child?' The authors, who are also parents themselves, debunk common myths about parenting, such as the notion that a healthy baby needs to be able to breastfeed at will throughout the night, or the idea that children who are adopted need specialized counselling. They also cover issues such as how children might be affected by seeing violence on television, how a parent’s psychological health can affect their child, what the scientific evidence is for and against circumcision, and how divorce and adoption affect a child’s development. The end of each chapter gives you 'The Bottom Line', a handy summary of the key points of each issue.
This book is ideal for new or prospective parents, and paediatricians, family health providers and anyone who works with children and their parents will also find the book’s objective, scientific approach useful in their work.
Michael Braswell, Joycelyn M. Pollock, and Scott Braswell
pt. 1. Stories and moral dilemmas : an introduction--pt. 2. Loyalty and personal relationships--1. Black and blue--2. Amnesia of the heart--3. Sarah Salvation--4. Rosy--5. A different justice--6. Stray dogs--pt. 3. Duties to self and others--7. Rasheed's ticket--8. Invisible boy--9. The big picture--10. Special of the week--11. It's too bad about Tommy--12. Truth teller--pt. 4. Justice and redemption--13. The open door--14. Prison lullabies--15. Tin spoke parade--16. Thunder for Mally--17. The mercy seat--18. As is.
Michael H. Stone, Margaret E. Stone, and William A. Sands
Principles and Practice of Resistance Training represents a true breakthrough in planning and monitoring strength training programs. This research-based book details how to systematically examine the physical, physiological, and biomechanical parameters associated with crafting resistance training programs to improve sport performance and strength and power in athletes. The authors bring together more than 100 collective years of teaching, conducting research, and coaching national- and international-level athletes to share their unique insights concerning adaptations to strength and conditioning.
The text is written in a manner that challenges professionals while remaining accessible to advanced coaches. It begins by presenting readers with an understanding of basic science. This scientific foundation allows readers to formulate a sound training process that is more likely to produce the desired short- and long-term results. Next, the text examines how to test, monitor, and evaluate adaptations to various types of training programs. It emphasizes the significance of appropriately monitoring training programs to identify elements of the program to adjust so the goals of clients or athletes are more effectively and efficiently achieved. Finally, the authors discuss exercise selection and present a practical example so readers can learn to apply the information in the text to build their own training programs. Each chapter is written in a “stand-alone” manner so that readers can refer back to the material as needed.
Principles and Practice of Resistance Training also explores key questions that currently have no clear, scientifically proven answers. For these issues, the authors offer reasoned, speculative explanations based on the best available information and data—including anecdotal evidence— intended to stimulate additional observation and research that will eventually offer a clearer understanding and resolution of the issues involved. In sharing their personal experiences as coaches and research scientists, the authors are able to address issues that are not normally dealt with in academic programs.
Principles and Practice of Resistance Training is far more than a general guide for strength training. It is an in-depth exploration of the science behind the training. Armed with the scientific understanding and the tools to put that information into practice, you will be able to develop training programs that help your athletes or clients excel.
Andrea D. Clements
Here is a concise handbook of trustworthy, research-based information about learning and teaching for those interested in homeschooling. It is also very helpful for teachers in other arenas such as private schools, public schools, and church education programs. Exhaustive coverage is not the goal, but a concise, user-friendly guide is. Chapters cover: theories of learning, academic ability, personality factors, choosing curriculum, motivation, discipline, testing, physically designing a learning area Homeschooling can be used as a user-friendly text for a college-level course on homeschooling. It contains most of the topics included in a traditional educational psychology textbook, but is written in simpler language and includes applications for homeschooling.
Wallace E. Dixon Jr.
This book gives readers a systematic look at the process of child psychology by examining the twenty most revolutionary scientific investigations in the field over the course of the last fifty years. The individual chapters are dedicated to each revolutionary study and derived from empirical data and scientific methodology. A four-part organization examines studies that revolutionized cognitive and language development, social development and parenting, clinical child psychology, and how we think about child psychology. For those with a professional or personal interest in child and human development.
A. Lynn Williams
Speech Disorders Resource Guide for Preschool Children provides detailed information about assessment, analysis and intervention methods pertaining to childhood speech disorders. Also covers intervention outcomes and treatment efficacy. A concise, easy-to-use format makes it an ideal clinical resource tool for students and clinicians.