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Composing the Party Line: Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

by David G. Tompkins

This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between...


Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: Theory, Issues, and Practice

by Nancy Parish-Plass

The integration of animals into the therapy setting by psychotherapists has been a growing trend. Psychological problems treated include emotional and behavioral problems, attachment issues, trauma, and developmental...


Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals

by Joyce M. Ray

It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and...


Sites of Disquiet: The Non-Space in Spanish American Short Narratives and Their Cinematic Transformations

by Ilka Kressner

Some of the most important writers of the twentieth century, including Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, and García Márquez, have explored ambiguous sites of a disquieting nature. Their characters face merging perspectives,...


A Life Constructed: Reflections on Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities

by Delon Hampton & Bob Keefe

Growing up on the south side of Chicago in a poor, black, working-class neighborhood, Delon Hampton realized early on that any success he would achieve in life, he had to create on his own. Having earned a place...


For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

by Frederick Whitford

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874-1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture...


Comparative Cultural Studies and the New Weltliteratur

by Elke Sturm-Trigonakis

In this English translation and revision of her acclaimed German-language book, Elke Sturm-Trigonakis expands on Goethe's notion of Weltliteratur (1827) to propose that, owing to globalization, literature is...


Methods of IT Project Management

by Jeffrey L. Brewer & Kevin C. Dittman

Designed for graduate, advanced undergraduate, and practitioner project management courses with an information technology focus, Methods of IT Project Management is built around the Project Management Body of...


Manufacturing Facilities Design & Material Handling

by Matthew P. Stephens & Fred E. Meyers

Designed for junior-and senior-level courses in Plant and Facilities Planning and Manufacturing Systems and Procedures, this textbook is also suitable for graduate-level and two-year college courses. The book...


Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy

by Jonathan Beever & Nicolae C. Morar

In this book, nine thought-leaders engage with some of the hottest moral issues in science and ethics. Based on talks originally given at the annual "Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science," the chapters...


Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements: 2013 Edition for 2014 Matriculation

by As American Veterinary Medical Colleges

This annually updated publication provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for the national and international veterinary schools that are members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical...


Project and Program Management: A Competency-Based Approach

by Mitchell L. Springer

Choosing the right people to carry out a project is essential to its success. When multiple projects are combined into a complex program, the "human aspect" becomes even more important. This book is the first...


Romantic Revisions in Novels from the Americas

by Lauren Rule Maxwell

Why are twentieth-century novelists from former British colonies in the Americas preoccupied with British Romantic poetry? In Romantic Revisions, Lauren Rule Maxwell examines five novels-Kincaid's Lucy, Atwood's...


Navigating Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

by Lisa M. Greenhill, Kauline Cipriani Davis & Patricia M. Lowrie

This book addresses the continued lack of the diversity in veterinary medicine, the least inclusive of all medical professions. Effective navigation of the complexity of diversity and inclusion in veterinary...


Knowing Subjects: Cognitive Cultural Studies and Early Modern Spanish

by Barbara Simerka

In Knowing Subjects, Barbara Simerka uses an emergent field of literary study-cognitive cultural studies-to delineate new ways of looking at early modern Spanish literature and to analyze cognition and social...


Cheerio and Best Wishes: Letters from a World War II Hoosier Pilot

by Donald R. Schneck & Ralph H. Schneck

This is the true story of a young boy from Posey County, Indiana, who had a dream to fly. The outbreak of World War II enabled him to fulfill that dream. Cheerio and Best Wishes is told entirely through the...


Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

by Jerry L. Ross & John Norberg

From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched...


Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior

by DVM, PhD, Benjamin L. Hart & PhD, Lynette A. Hart

For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new...


Kundera and Modernity

by Liisa Steinby

While a large amount of scholarship about Milan Kundera's work exists, in Liisa Steinby's opinion his work has not been studied within the context of (European) modernity as a sociohistorical and a cultural...


A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue

by Purdue Reamer Club

A University of Tradition is a fascinating compilation of history, customs, pictures, and facts about Purdue University from its founding in 1869 to the present day. Covering all aspects of Purdue, from the...