Robert S. McPherson
Traditional teachings derived from stories and practices passed through generations lie at the core of a well-balanced Navajo life. These teachings are based on a very different perspective on the physical and spiritual world than that found in general American culture. Dinéji Na`nitin is an introduction to traditional Navajo teachings and history for a non-Navajo audience, providing a glimpse into this unfamiliar world and illuminating the power and experience of the Navajo worldview. Historian Robert McPherson discusses basic Navajo concepts such as divination, good and evil, prophecy, and metaphorical thought, as well as these topics' relevance in daily life, making these far-ranging ideas accessible to the contemporary reader. He also considers the toll of cultural loss on modern Navajo culture as many traditional values and institutions are confronted by those of dominant society. Using both historical and modern examples, he shows how cultural change has shifted established views and practices and illustrates the challenge younger generations face in maintaining the beliefs and customs their parents and grandparents have shared over generations. This intimate look at Navajo values and customs will appeal not only to students and scholars of Native American studies, ethnic studies, and anthropology but to any reader interested in Navajo culture or changing traditional lifeways.
Julie F. Smart
This is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of human growth and development, a requirement mandated by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. Written by an eminent leader in the field of disability studies, this volume reflects a significant change in perceptions of individuals with disabilities from being defined foremost by their disability to being viewed as normal individuals with a disability. It provides an understanding of traditional human growth and development that will enhance the practice of disability counseling by enabling an understanding of a client's childhood and prior life experiences.
The book begins with a focus on developmental theories and tasks, followed by a discussion of cultural and ethical considerations in human development. It considers the major theories of human development as they relate to people with and without disabilities, and career theories with a focus on the concept of choice. The book addresses specific developmental stages including a description of developmental tasks, risks, disability applications, specific disabilities common to a particular stage, and cultural and ethical issues, all supported by case examples.
Thorana S. Nelson
Many books on solution-focused brief therapy provide histories, overviews, and uses of the approach. Doing Something Different does not do any of those things. Instead, it provides those interested in the solution-focused approach with a plethora of ideas for practice, training, and simply enjoying the solution-focused approach and its practice in therapy, consulting, coaching, and training. It contains a varied and rich array of interventions, training ideas, uses with different populations and approaches, and resources written by contributors who represent many countries and viewpoints, and who are well known in the training and practice of the solution-focused approach. Chapters are presented in simple language, as befits the solution-focused approach, and complement the many serious and whimsical sections of the book, which include practice and training ideas, favorite quotes and stories, “outrageous” moments in therapy, and a list of solution-focused songs. Anyone who enjoys the approach in any manner should find something that grabs the interest and tickles the senses and sensibilities. Readers will come away informed, thoughtful, and entertained.
Joseph Tainter and Tadeuz Patzek
For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover.
Clair L. Wyatt
This practical text/reference provides a clear,systems-oriented approach to electro-optical system design. Covering electro-optical systems that are used for information processing,the book focuses on those systems that convey information via an electro-optical beam as in remote sensing,guidance and tracking,and fiber optic and laser communication systems. With 30% more pages,this book is a greatly expanded and revised version of the author's Radiometric System Design. Part I prepares the reader to direct and monitor the design of an electro-optical system. Part II gives detailed design considerations of the major subsystems introduced in Part I. A volume in the Optical and Electro-Optical Engineering Series.
Louis Theodore and R. Ryan DuPont
Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the principles of health, safety, and accident management. The book takes a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, identifying problems and outlining solutions. Organized into four parts, the text:
- Presents an overview of the history of environmental health and hazard problems, legal considerations, and emergency planning and response
- Tackles the broad subject of health risk assessment, discussing toxicology, exposure, and health risk characterization
- Examines hazard risk assessment in significant detail—from problem identification, probability, consequence, and characterization of hazards/accidents to the fundamentals of applicable statistics theory
- Uses case studies to demonstrate the applications and calculations of risk analysis for real systems
The book assumes only a basic background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, making it suitable for students and those new to the field. It is also a valuable reference for practicing engineers, scientists, technicians, technical managers, and others tasked with ensuring that plant and equipment operations meet applicable standards and regulations. A clear and comprehensive resource, this book offers guidance for those who want to reduce or eliminate the environmental health effects and accidents that can result in loss of life, materials, and property.
Charles Waugh and Huy Lien
This collection of twelve short stories and one essay by Vietnamese writers reveals the tragic legacy of Agent Orange and raises troubling moral questions about the physical, spiritual, and environmental consequences of war.
Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed approximately twenty million gallons of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliants on Vietnam and Laos, exposing combatants and civilians from both sides to the deadly contaminant dioxin. Many of the exposed, and later their children, suffered from ailments including diabetes, cancer, and birth defects.
This remarkably diverse collection represents a body of work published after the early 1980s that stirred sympathy and indignation in Vietnam, pressuring the Vietnamese government for support. “Thirteen Harbors” intertwines a woman’s love for a dioxin victim with ancient Cham legend and Vietnamese folk wisdom. “A Child, a Man” explores how our fates are bound with those of our neighbors. In “The Goat Horn Bell” and “Grace,” families are devastated to find the damage from Agent Orange passed to their newborn children. Eleven of the pieces appear in English for the first time, including an essay by Minh Chuyen, whose journalism helped publicize the Agent Orange victims’ plight.
The stories in Family of Fallen Leaves are harrowing yet transformative in their ability to make us identify with the other.
Joyce Kinkead, Evelyn Funda, and Lynne S. McNeill
Farm explores the culture of agriculture through an abundance of texts: fiction, poetry, essays, works of art, music, recipes, and folklore. This multimodal reader connects students back to the soil and the work of farmers and explores how agriculture is essential to everyone—even if a person has never planted a seed, hoed a row, or pulled a carrot from the earth.
First Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Instruction
M. David Merrill
This handy resource describes and illustrates the concepts underlying the “First Principles of Instruction” and illustrates First Principles and their application in a wide variety of instructional products. The book introduces the e3 Course Critique Checklist that can be used to evaluate existing instructional product. It also provides directions for applying this checklist and illustrates its use for a variety of different kinds of courses. The Author has also developed a Pebble-in-the-Pond instructional design model with an accompanying e3 ID Checklist. This checklist enables instructional designers to design and develop instructional products that more adequately implement First Principles of Instruction.
Anthony A. Peacock
Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled articles that examine the relationship between freedom and the rule of law in America. The rule of law is fundamental to all liberal constitutional regimes whose political orders recognize the equal natural rights of all.
Full Score refers to the occasion of this work’s composition: the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Logan Canyon Winds, the faculty woodwind quintet at Utah State University. The work was written at the request of Nicholas Morrison, an original member and clarinetist in the group, whose wish for the work to include the members of the student woodwind quintet at Utah State (the Caine Woodwind Quintet) resulted in a five-movement piece (performed attacca).
Although the work is not a concerto grosso, each movement includes one of the faculty quintet as a major player: Flute (piccolo), Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, and Clarinet, respectively. The idea of a sampler for each instrument in its own style is introduced by a recurring “promenade” figure that introduces each movement to varying degrees, with the opening and closing movements a literal translation in cyclic fashion.
The opening movement, “Promenade,” is in stately march style with first and second strains, a break strain, and a recapitulation that includes a piccolo obligato. The second movement, entitled “Dialogue,” features the oboe with the first thematic statement, following a short introduction based on the “Promenade” theme. The dialogue itself is in arch form (aba) with two complete statements, in Ab and B minor respectively.
Movement three, “Celebration,” features the horn in an alternating 4/4 - 3/4 melody. A short stop chorus, also featuring the horn, is the primary contrasting theme in this movement, along with a 3/4 bridge section. Although not literal, the recurrence of the main theme is meant to provide a rondo-like effect. Movement four is darker in character, perhaps reflecting on the challenges of a twenty-year collaboration. The bassoons provide a relentless ground bass over which layers of melodic material, first fragmented then complete, appear in ever-increasing intensity to a more optimistic climax and denouement before a final build-up and transition to the final movement.
The Finale, “Fruition,” begins with a complete restatement of the “Promenade” theme following a by a 12/8 strophic melody, introduced by a layered ostinato and including a virtuosic clarinet solo before “un-layering” (reverse order) in palindrome-like fashion. The strophic form continues in various permutations in a drive to a final coda, highlighted by final cascading and block statements by the two consorts (faculty and student) before the final measure in score order, as an ensemble.
Noelle E. Cockett and Chittaranjan Kole
The nine chapters in this volume focus on genome mapping and genomics research that has been conducted in domesticated and farmed species. Topics in the chapters include the development of genome maps, descriptions of available genomic resources, phylogenetic analyses, domestication patterns, and genetic control of traits. While each chapter serves a stand-alone description of genomics for that particular species, when read as a whole, the breadth of the research in domesticated and farmed species is remarkable, particularly in light of the limited funding, resources, and personnel as compared to the investment on humans and laboratory species. These limitations have resulted in the development of collaborations and consortiums that cross the globe. Direct outcomes of genomics research in domesticated species have been the identification of genetic regions and in some cases, the causative mutation, that control a spectrum of traits including fertility, growth rate, milk production, carcass quality and composition, fitness, immune function, and disease traits. Progress in this area of research is remarkable given that its beginning was in the early 1990’s, when genome linkage maps containing molecular markers were first developed.
Going Global: Implementing International Business Operations (Volume 2 of International Business in the 21st Century)
Covering an array of topics critical to today's business leader, International Business in the 21st Century is comprised of three volumes. The first volume, Are You Ready? Preparing for International Operations, covers issues related to establishing an international business. The second volume, Going Global: Implementing International Business Operations, is about getting a business up and running in a global business climate. The third volume, Staying on top: Crucial Issues for International Business in the 21st Century, discusses the many things that impact anyone doing business in the international arena, from cultural differences to the challenges of international threats and terrorism.
Bridging the gap between the business world and the academic world, the set provides a comprehensive breakdown of the specific topic areas associated with firm preparedness, improving efficiencies, and the often-overlooked areas of operational risk. With this set in hand, business leaders will better understand how to get involved and how to stay ahead of the curve in international markets.
Golden Jubilee was written for the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Hillcrest Elementary School, Logan Utah. The piece was specifically prepared for the Utah State University Brass Ensemble for premiere at the school’s jubilee celebration on October 7, 2011. Through this effort, the composer (and also parent at the school) recognizes the quality education provided to the students by the staff and faculty at Hillcrest Elementary (Eric Markworth, Principal), with hope of continued success and growth for the next fifty years.
After a short fanfare introduction, this “jazz dance” in 6/8 time is presented in rondo-like form, and the melodic material comes from the term of the school’s existence (1961-2011) along with the initials of the school itself (H.E.S.). In assigning a sequential number to each note of the chromatic scale (C = 0, C# = 1, etc.), the numbers 1961 become C#-A-F#-C#, and 2011 becomes D-C-C#-C#; thus, the majority of the material is based on these pitches which act as a dominant progression to the rondo melody in E major.
The rondo theme appears twice before a contrasting sequential section, based rhythmically on the rondo theme. The rondo theme appears again in original form and two subsequent permutations (augmentation and inversion, respectively), before a break strain-like ostinato by the low brass over which are interjected statements of “H.E.S.” (Bb-E-B). A cascading transition leads to a final statement of the rondo theme and coda, complete with interjections of “H.E.S.” in the final drive to conclusion.
Laurel K. Anderton and Mary E. Barkworth
Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant plant group over so many parts of the world that there are many languages with a word for grassland, or even multiple kinds of grassland. They provide 70% of our calories, either directly, through the food that we eat, or indirectly, through the food that nourishes the animals that we eat – or their products. They are increasingly being used as ornamentals and the woody grasses (aka bamboos) are now being used for flooring, cutting board, and fabric.
Grasses of the Intermountain Region is derived, with a few updates and additional illustrations, from a two-volume treatment of grasses in North America that was organized and edited at Utah State University. Completing the two volumes involved over 70 contributors, at least as many herbaria, numerous reviewers, 11 illustrators, five botanical editors, and numerous other colleagues. The regional volume, because it includes fewer species, is simpler to use, shorter, and less expensive than the two volume set. Money generated from its sales (and those of the two volume set) are used to help support the Intermountain Herbarium of Utah State University.
Harrison Kleiner and Charles Huenemann
The text consists mostly of very brief selections from some of the “great books” of western civilization, with some accompanying transitions, background, notes, explanations, and questions for discussion.
Green vs. Green: The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production (Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics)
Ryan M. Yonk, Randy T. Simmons, and Brian C. Steed
Renewable and carbon-neutral energy have been promoted as the future of energy production in the United States. Non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new sources of energy face their own set of political, administrative, and legal challenges. Green vs. Green explores how mixed land ownership and existing law and regulation present serious challenges to the development of alternative energy sources in the United States. Analytically examining and comparing five green energy sectors; wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel and hydro power, Ryan M. Yonk, Randy T. Simmons, and Brian C. Steed argue that discussing alternative energy without understanding these pitfalls creates unrealistic expectations regarding the ability to substitute "green" energy for traditional sources. The micro-goals of protecting individual areas, species, small-scale ecosystems, and other local environmental aims often limits ability to achieve macro-goals like preventing global climate change or transitioning to large-scale green energy production. Statutes and regulations designed to protect environmental and cultural integrity from degradation directly conflict with other stated environmental ends. Although there is substantial interest in adding clean energy to the grid, it appears that localized environmental interests interfere with broader environmental policy goals and the application of existing environmental laws and regulations may push us closer to gridlock. Green vs. Green provides a fascinating look into how existing environmental law created or will create substantial regulatory hurdles for future energy generations.
Richard C. Peralta and Ineke M. Kalwij
Existing and impending water shortages argue for improving water quantity and quality management. Groundwater Optimization Handbook: Flow, Contaminant Transport, and Conjunctive Management helps you formulate and solve groundwater optimization problems to ensure sustainable supplies of adequate quality and quantity. It shows you how to more effectively use simulation-optimization (S-O) modeling, an economically valuable groundwater management tool that couples simulation models with mathematical optimization techniques. Written for readers of varying familiarity with groundwater hydrology and mathematical optimization, the handbook approaches complex problems realistically. Its techniques have been applied in many legal settings, with produced strategies providing up to 57% improvement over those developed without S-O modeling. These techniques supply constructible designs, planning and management strategies, and metrics for performance-based contracts.
High Geologic Slip Rates Since Early Pleistocene Initiation of the San Jacinto and San Felipe Faulty Zones in the San Andreas Fault System, Southern California, USA
Susanne U. Janecke and Tammy M. Rittenour
Through transcendent, lyric verse, these poems explore the spiritual struggle for harmony between the contemporary and contemplative life. Blending several religious traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian mysticism, and Sufism, Sowder's poems achieve the essence of devotion both familial and divine as he graciously takes readers with him along the path to enlightenment.
Anthony A. Peacock
Thomas Jefferson called The Federalist Papers the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written. Over 200 years after the writing of these essays, most commentators — liberal and conservative — still agree. While The Federalist is indeed an important resource for understanding the meaning of our Constitution, its relevance is based on something deeper. The authors of the essays knew that the principles of our Founding would not always be unquestioned, so they gave us the strongest defense of those principles as part of the immediate political struggle for ratification. The Federalist not only illuminates the meaning of the Constitution s text. It also explains how our Constitution embodies the core principles of the Declaration of Independence and why it must be preserved in the face of present struggles. In this monograph, Anthony Peacock, professor of political science at Utah State University, offers us a brief guide to The Federalist, a road map illuminating the major issues treated in the essays and explaining their continued relevance for us today. An appendix of important passages on contemporary subjects is also included as a helpful resource for interested readers.
Despite our contemporary challenges, we still enjoy some measure of constitutional government. More important, our Founders have left us with their teaching and example, showing us the way to restore our Constitution to its rightful place. Our Constitution will endure only if our leaders understand why it is defensible, and there is no better argument in favor of the Constitution that The Federalist Papers.
Blake P. Tullis
Culverts are designed and constructed to be hydraulically efficient, such that they are able to pass flood flows without overtopping the road embankment. Flow passing through a culvert typically experiences an increase in velocity, relative to the approach channel flow, due to reductions in cross-sectional flow area. Increased flow velocity can cause additional outlet erosion as well as be a problem for many types of migratory species. In addition to migratory species, resident fish such as juvenile salmon can also be affected by culverts. Juvenile salmon move up and down streams as population pressures and food sources change. If high velocities in culverts provide barriers to this movement, food sources and population may be limited. Other fish species may have requirements similar to those of juvenile salmon or may require upstream movement for spawning. Research in the area of culvert hydraulics has centered on concrete box culverts and circular corrugated metal pipe culverts. The hydraulic analyses of these culvert types have been well defined for conventional installations, but not for environmentally sensitive and nontraditional culverts. It is desirable to design and construct some culvert crossings to minimize their impact on the natural environment. Culverts are now being designed to maintain natural velocities and minimize turbulence to allow migratory species to pass through the culvert barrel. Such designs may add baffles on the invert, bury the culvert invert, or use bottomless culverts to provide for a natural stream invert. Other designs use larger and wider culverts to reduce the amount of contraction and acceleration. In order to design these culverts that minimize impacts to the natural stream environment, designers need the associated hydraulic equations and loss coefficients to be evaluated and made more accurate. In NCHRP Project 15-24, Utah State University conducted physical, numerical, and computer modeling to refine existing hydraulic relationships and develop new ones for analysis and design of culverts for conventional and nontraditional, environmentally sensitive installations.
Identification the Theory and Practice of Identifying Students for Gifted and Talented Education Services
Scott L. Hunsaker
Identifying students for gifted education services is a process filled with controversy, confusion, myths, and misunderstandings. Editor Scott L. Hunsaker’s new volume sheds much needed light on this difficult topic. With contributions from leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners in gifted education, fifteen chapters explore in depth the research and practice of identification of gifted and talented students. The text presents multiple points of view and does not shy away for some of the particularly thorny issues surrounding identification, specifically
- the theory-practice gap,
- under-representation of diverse populations,
- identification as status bestowal rather than assessment process,
- rigidity in use of processes and instruments,
- the search for the magic-bullet test, and
- validity of non-verbal intelligence tests.
Gregory J. Madden and Warren K. Bickel
Impulsivity explores the basis for the seemingly universal tendency to devalue rewards or punishments that are not immediately available. When confronted with any number of modern impulsive behaviors such as drug use, pathological gambling, marital infidelity, and gluttony individuals have a choice with two outcomes: an immediate benefit, such as getting high, or a delayed or probabilistic benefit, such as health, money saved, or the satisfaction of a good life. This volume is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the behavioral science and neuroscience of these impulsive choices and their relation to delay discounting--the tendency to devalue temporally distant rewards or punishments, even though they may greatly outbalance the immediate benefit of our choices. The cutting-edge researchers who contributed to this volume have documented cross-species similarities in impulsive decision making and pioneered the neuroscience of impulsive choice. In this text they provide insights into harmless impulsive acts as well as those that dominate and destroy lives. The contributors tackle key issues such as whether impulsivity and risk taking are a trait or state; the neuroscience, neuroeconomics, and computational modeling of neural systems underlying impulsivity; and the relation between impulsivity and addictions, health decision making, altruism, and attention-deficit disorder. Theoretical debates regarding the origins of impulsivity round out this text, which will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in psychology, behavioral economics, psychopharmacology, behavioral analysis and therapy, and the science of decision making.
T. Langdon, M. Dalton, and E. Vance Grange
Income Tax Planning for Financial Planners is written at the graduate and upper division undergraduate level for students interested in acquiring an understanding of income tax planning from a professional financial planning viewpoint. The text is intended to be used in an Income Tax Planning course as part of an overall curriculum in financial planning or a Masters in Tax program emphasizing planning. The text is also intended to serve as a reference for practicing professional financial planners. It was designed to meet the educational requirements for an Income Tax Planning Course in a CFP Board-Registered Program.