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The Caldwell Collection of Viols: A Life Together in the Pursuit of Beauty

By Catharina Meints Caldwell ’66E

Music Word Media, 2012

Meints Caldwell, associate professor of viola da gamba at Oberlin, presents a comprehensive look at the viol collection that she and her late husband, James Caldwell, built over the course of their careers.

The Good Life: The Moral Individual in an Antimoral World

By Cheryl Mendelson ’73 (PhD)

Bloomsbury, 2012

Mendelson, who teaches philosophy at Barnard College, argues against the politicization of morality and antimoral strains she finds rampant in contemporary American culture.

Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method (Third Edition)

By Robert Smith ’80M (Flw), et al

McGraw-Hill, 2012

Smith, professor of medicine at Michigan State, and a team of experts offer a third edition of the classic on patient interviewing. The edition includes a foreword by Timothy Quill ’76M (MD), ’79M (Res), director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care at the Medical Center.

Twice Shy

By Patrick Freivald ’98

JournalStone, 2012

Freivald presents a science fiction adventure in which 16-year-old heroine Ani Romero secretly battles a zombie virus along with the stresses of adolescence.

Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum

By Bridget Cooks ’02 (PhD)

University of Massachusetts Press, 2012

Cooks, associate professor of art history, African- American studies, and visual studies at the University of California at Irvine, explores the curation and critical reception of major museum exhibitions of African- American art.

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People with Brain Impairment

By Marcia Scherer ’86M (MS), ’97W (PhD)

Springer, 2012

Scherer, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical Center, examines how assistive and cognitive support technologies are helping people with learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and dementias to think, remember, and learn. Scherer is also the author of Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook (CRC Press, 2012).

Asymmetric Economic Integration

By Snorri Thomas Snorrason ’88S (MBA)

Springer, 2012

Snorrason explores the relationship between the size of a country and the effects of economic integration.

Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Experiment

By Mark Beck ’85, ’92 (PhD)

Oxford University Press, 2012

Beck, the Benjamin Brown Professor of Physics and chair of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Whitman College, offers a quantum mechanics textbook for upper-level undergraduate physics students.

Start Your Own Home Business After 50

By Robert Bly ’79

Linden Publishing, 2012

The copywriter Bly offers tips to adults over age 50 on how to leverage their skills and experience to establish profitable home businesses.

Introducción a la historia de la lengua española (Second Edition)

By Melvyn Resnick ’68 (PhD) and Robert Hammond

Georgetown University Press, 2011

In an expanded second edition, linguists Resnick and Hammond survey the history of the Spanish language from its Indo-European ancestry to the present day language of more than 400 million people.

The Regal Rules for Girls: How to Find Love, a Life— and Maybe Even a Lord—in London

By Jerramy Fine ’99

Berkley Books, 2012

Fine offers a guide that “tells you exactly where Prince Harry drinks and where Kate Middleton shops,” and is “filled with essential English etiquette.”

Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn

By Carol Sulcoski ’87

Lark Crafts, 2012

In her third book on knitting design, Sulcoski features patterns and demonstrates techniques for using sock yarn to hand knit items other than socks.

The Pond: A History of Big Pea Porridge Pond in Madison, New Hampshire, Ice Age to 1951

By Connie Brown ’60, Brian Fowler, and Lee Pollock

White Birch Books, 2012

Brown, a longtime resident of Pea Porridge Pond, joins geologist Fowler and ecologist Pollock to tell the 14,000-year natural and human history of the New Hampshire lake.

The Complete Soccer Coaching Guide—76 Training Sessions That Develop the Advanced Player

By Chris Apple ’92

World Class Coaching, 2012

Yellowjacket men’s soccer coach Apple provides a calendar of soccer drills that helped the 2010 Yellowjackets prepare for the NCAA Elite 8 and reach a No. 6 national ranking by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

A Persistent Reformer: Jonathan Kozol’s Work to Promote Equality in America

Edited by Richard Ognibene ’66 (MA), ’73W (EdD)

Peter Lang Publishing, 2012

Ognibene, professor emeritus of education at Siena College, edits a series of essays analyzing 12 books by the activist and educational critic. The book includes an essay by Ognibene, “Kozol on Teaching.”

Del Mar at 75: Where the Turf Meets the Surf

By Barry Myers ’77W (Mas)

Active Light Press, 2012

Photographer Myers showcases a day in the life of Southern California’s storied Del Mar racetrack through nearly 200 pages of color photographs.

Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman

By Aida Donald ’61 (PhD)

Basic Books, 2012 H

istorian Donald reevaluates the decisions of Harry Truman in the critical years following World War II, arguing that the 33rd president “deserves recognition as the principal architect of the American postwar world.”

First Place for Jazz

By Dean Sorenson ’92E (MM)

Neil A. Kjos, 2011

Sorenson, director of jazz studies at the University of Minnesota, presents a methods book for beginning jazz players, featuring 12 original compositions, accompanying practice exercises, and online resources.

West Coast: Bering to Baja

By David Freese ’68

George F. Thompson Publishing, 2012

Freese offers “a photographic journey along the 5,000-mile West Coast of North America from Alaska across to British Columbia, then south to Washington, Oregon, California, and Baja, Mexico.”

The Eighth Wonder

By Kimberly Young ’04M (Pdc)

AuthorHouse, 2012

Psychologist Young presents her debut novel, a bittersweet romance set in Bradford, Pa., near the Kinzua Bridge, once dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world.”

The Fluff Cycle (And How to End It by Solving Real Sales and Marketing Problems)

By Brent Wahba ’88, ’01S (MBA)

CreateSpace, 2012

Wahba, president of Strategy Science, offers a guide on how to break the cycle of “ineffective, outsider-defined business ‘solutions’ by creating a learning, problem-solving culture.”

Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around

By Janet Carpman ’73 and Myron Grant

Institute for Human Centered Design, 2012

Carpman and Grant present “a guide for the directionally challenged.” The book includes tips on map reading, following signs, recognizing landmarks, and using wayfinding technologies such as GPS.

Under the Darkening

By Michael DeMasi ’97

Damnation Books, 2012

In a novel of crime and fantasy, DeMasi tells a tale of drugs, murder, and redemption.

Ignite the Genius Within: Discover Your Full Potential

By Christine Ranck ’73E and Christopher Lee Nutter

Penguin Books, 2011

Ranck, a trauma therapist, adapts eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, or EMDR, for those seeking to enhance creativity and consciousness.

Darwin’s Disciple: George John Romanes, A Life in Letters

By Joel Schwartz ’62

American Philosophical Society, 2010

Schwartz, professor of biology emeritus at City University of New York, examines the life and letters of George John Romanes, the English biologist who played a central role in defending Darwinian evolution and who enjoyed a close relationship with Darwin during the last decade of Darwin’s life.

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