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Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....

Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...

Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

by Hank Prunckun Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

Since 9/11, the needs of intelligence agencies as well as the missions they conduct have increased in number, size, and complexity. This expanded and updated edition offers a way of gaining the analytic skills...

Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11th Aftermath

by Paul J. Lioy & Thomas H. Kean Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2009)

Despite exhaustive reports about the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, no one report examines the dust that poured from the skies as the buildings collapsed in as much personal and technical...

America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

by Randall K. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy...

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation Care

by Mark A. Torgerson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2012)

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry is a comprehensive guide. The book provides a rationale, strategies, and resources for fulfilling environmental stewardship through the land and buildings of Christian...

Human Rights, Virtue and the Common Good: Untimely Meditations on Religion and Politics

by Father Ernest L. Fortin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 1996)

Volume Three of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays discusses the current state of Christianity-especially twentieth-century Catholic Christianity-and the problems with which it has had to wrestle in the midst of...

Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

by Kevin Kawamoto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 22, 2003)

In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and...

Community Planning: How to Solve Urban and Environmental Problems

by Stephanie B. Kelly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 17, 2004)

Community Planning is an introductory, interdisciplinary, planning textbook. This 'working' text uses an integrated text and lab manual approach, where theoretical concepts are integrated with practical applications...

The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory E. Pence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2001)

In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This...

Improving Urban Science Education: New Roles for Teachers, Students, and Researchers

by Kenneth Tobin, Rowhea Elmesky & Gale Seiler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2005)

Many would argue that the state of urban science education has been static for the past several decades and that there is little to learn from it. Rather than accepting this deficit perspective, Improving Urban...

Digital Freedom: How Much Can You Handle?

by Narain D. Batra Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2007)

In Digital Freedom, N. D. Batra explores the tension between the boundlessness of the Internet and the boundaries of the marketplace, as well as the resulting impact on human expression, privacy, and social...

Cities in the Third Wave: The Technological Transformation of Urban America

by Leonard I. Ruchelman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2006)

This fully updated edition surveys the remarkable transformation that is taking place in urban America. Arguing that technology has transformed cities throughout history, Leonard I. Ruchelman explores how cities...

Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility

by Christopher A. Simon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2006)

Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social...

Navigating Technomedia: Caught in the Web

by Sam Han Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2007)

This is an introductory survey of what the author calls the 'technomedia', the generation of communication technologies after television, cell phones and the first wave of the Internet. Beginning with a history...

Metaepistemology and Skepticism

by Richard A. Fumerton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 1995)

In this excellent treatment of the internalism-externalism debate in contemporary epistemology, Richard Fumerton explores its implications for traditional skeptical concerns. When one fully understands these...

Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars

by Christopher Merrill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2001)

Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars is a chronicle of poet and critic Christopher MerrillOs ten war-time journeys to the Balkans from the years 1992 through 1996. At once a travelogue, a book...

Philosophy and Geography II: The Production of Public Space

by Jonathan M. Smith, Andrew Light, Mario Pascalev & Matthew Gorton et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 1997)

Philosophers and geographers have converged on the topic of public space, fascinated and in many ways alarmed by fundamental changes in the way post-industrial societies produce space for public use, and in...

Science and International Environmental Policy: Regimes and Nonregimes in Global Governance

by Radoslav S. Dimitrov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2005)

The proliferation of environmental agreements is a defining feature of modern international relations that has attracted considerable academic attention. Typically focusing on happy-end stories of policy creation,...


by Karen L. McGlothlin, Sharon L. Spray, Thomas Michael Power & William B. Meyer et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2004)

Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a...

Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics

by Ronald V. Bettig & Jeanne Lynn Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2002)

Bettig and Hall present a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. They explore recent news events and challenges posed by the Internet and the effects of copyright control,...

Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives

by Janna Quitney Anderson & Lee Rainie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 21, 2005)

In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of 'property,' a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction...

Smart Mice, Not So Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2006)

What do you think about cloning, stem cell research, brain enhancement, or doing experiments on newly dead patients? Read Smart Mice, Not so Smart People and you'll know what Art Caplan thinks. But this assortment...

Contemporary Theories of Knowledge

by John L. Pollock & Joseph Cruz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 1999)

This new edition of the classic Contemporary Theories of Knowledge has been significantly updated to include analyses of the recent literature in epistemology. Rather than merely making slight amendments to...

Landscapes in Music: Space, Place, and Time in the World's Great Music

by David B. Knight Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 26, 2006)

Using landscape as its unifying concept, this engaging book explores orchestral music that represents real and imagined physical and cultural spaces, natural forces, and humans and wildlife. Spanning continents...

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

by Richard Sherlock & John D. Morrey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2002)

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Facilitating Watershed Management: Fostering Awareness and Stewardship

by Robert L. France Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 31, 2005)

Facilitating Watershed Management brings together myriad distinctive voices to create an experiential learning process drawn from the most important innovators in the field. Presenting an introduction to the...

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference

by Peter A. Daempfle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2012)

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk teaches readers to think like scientists—to critically evaluate the truth of scientific claims. Filled with provocative real-life examples, from...

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

by David M. Kaplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2009)

Ideal for professors who want to provide a comprehensive set of the most important readings in the philosophy of technology, from foundational to the cutting edge, this book introduces students to the various...

Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay

by Howard R. Ernst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

Hailed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as 'a must read for anyone concerned about environmental protection,' this challenging book provides a wake-up call for those concerned about the future of the Chesapeake Bay...

Planning Support Methods

by Richard E. Klosterman, Kerry Brooks, Joshua Drucker & Edward Feser et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2018)

Planning Support Methods offers a practical quantitative guide to the key concepts and methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important underlying forecasting...

The Mouse that Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence

by Henry A. Giroux & Grace Pollock Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

This expanded and revised edition of Henry Giroux's highly acclaimed book explores and updates the cultural politics of the Walt Disney Company and how its ever-expanding list of products, services, and media...

Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations

by Julie Urbanik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 23, 2012)

Placing Animals is the first book to survey the ways in which animals have been studied in geography. It includes both a historical overview of the development of animal geography and an assessment of the field...

The American Environment Revisited

by Geoffrey L. Buckley & Yolonda Youngs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

This innovative book provides a dynamic—and often surprising—view of the range of environmental issues facing the United States today. A distinguished group of scholars examines the growing temporal, spatial,...

The Making of America's Culture Regions

by Richard L. Nostrand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 19, 2018)

This outstanding text provides students with the essential foundation in the historical geography of the United States. Distinguished scholar Richard L. Nostrand skillfully synthesizes decades of historical...


by Russell J. Kendzior Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 18, 2017)

When watching the evening news you can be led to believe that most slip and fall claims are bogus and nothing more than a scam designed to fleece business owners and the insurance industry for money. But not...

Ecofeminism and Globalization

by Eaton & Lorentzen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Discusses ecofeminism in the context of the social, political and ecological consequences of globalization. The book includes case studies, essays, theoretical works, and articles on ecofeminist movements from...

An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism

by Velvet Nelson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 03, 2017)

Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today’s global world. This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to this vast and diverse...

A Mathematics Sampler

by William P. Berlinghoff, Kerry E. Grant & Dale Skrien Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 10, 2001)

Now in its fifth edition, A Mathematics Sampler presents mathematics as both science and art, focusing on the historical role of mathematics in our culture. It uses selected topics from modern mathematics—including...

Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

by Theresa Payton, Ted Claypoole & Chris Swecker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2012)

Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? helps readers, young and old alike, understand the implications of their online personas and reputations. The authors offer a guide to the many pitfalls...

The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement

by Kate Davies & Elise Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 28, 2013)

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of the Environmental Health Movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents...

How Math Works: A Guide to Grade School Arithmetic for Parents and Teachers

by G. Arnell Williams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 28, 2013)

Math is a subject many people find intimidating. But many don’t understand the history of math and how it came to be what it is today. Here, G. Arnell Williams illuminates, in plain and simple terms, how we...

Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation

by Brent McCusker, William G. Moseley & Maano Ramutsindela Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2015)

This thoughtful book explores the history and ongoing dilemmas of land use and land reform in South Africa. Including both theoretical and applied examples of the evolution of South Africa’s current geography...

City of Steel: How Pittsburgh Became the World's Steelmaking Capital during the Carnegie Era

by Kenneth J. Kobus & T. C. Graham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 26, 2015)

In this book, Kobus explores the evolution of the steel industry to celebrate the innovation and technology that created and sustained Pittsburgh’s steel boom.

Ladies in the Laboratory IV: Imperial Russia's Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research

by Mary R. S. Creese & Thomas M. Creese Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2015)

This volume is the fourth and concluding part of a survey which brings to light the contributions of about 1000 nineteenth-century women whose published work appeared in journals listed in the London Royal Society’s...

iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era

by David Arditi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2014)

iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era sheds light on the way large corporations appropriate new technologies related to recording and distribution of audio material to maintain their market dominance...

America's National Park System: The Critical Documents

by Lary M. Dilsaver & Jonathan B. Jarvis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive collection...

Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China

by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Nancy Y. Liu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2015)

The historical dictionary provides information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present including:

  • a chronology;
  • introduction;
  • extensive bibliography;
  • over 700 cross-referenced...

Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers

by Elizabeth C. Axford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 19, 2015)

Intended as a guide, Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers lists hundreds of music-related apps organized by category, including singing, musical instruments, music theory and composition, songwriting,...

Practical Statistics for Educators

by Ruth Ravid Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2014)

Practical Statistics for Educators, Fifth Edition, is a clear and easy-to-follow text written specifically for education students in introductory statistics courses and in action research courses. It is also...