Virginia Tech Magazine
Book Notes
Spring 2008

Virginia Tech Magazine is pleased to note books by faculty, staff, and alumni or books about Virginia Tech. Review copies should be mailed to Book Notes, Virginia Tech Magazine, 105 Media Building (0109), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Review copies will be donated to the library in The Grove, home of President and Mrs. Charles W. Steger.

Faculty, staff, and alumni who wish to contribute other books they have written should mail them directly to The Grove (0446), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.


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Rest in the Knowing, a poetry collection by Lynda Allen (communication '89), reflects humanity's journey through darkness and light.

The publisher is Peace Evolutions LLC (P.O. Box 458-51, Glen Echo, MD 20812);

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Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School by Leila Christenbury (Ed.D. educational supervision '80) examines competing beliefs about what matters most in secondary education.

The publisher is Teachers College Press (1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027);

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A Guidebook to the Outdoor Art and Monuments of the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia by Edwin Ewing (M.S. curriculum and instruction '74), who taught in Tech's Department of Communication until 1998, features images of and information about more than 40 regional items of interest.

The book is self-published with Graphic Information Sciences;

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The Clear Mind Procedure: Restructuring the Manic Brain for Mind Healing, Mind Expansion, and Spiritual Development by Hugh Drummond Fulcher (physics '67; M.S. nuclear science and engineering '70) is an unusual autobiography of self-healing and spiritual discovery.

The book is self-published with H Fulcher Publishers (1450 Hawkins Mill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503);

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The Human Touch, a poetry collection by Bill Glose (civil engineering '89), explores the metaphoric implications of touch and its relevance to human want and need.

The publisher is San Francisco Bay Press (1671 39th St., San Francisco, CA 94122);

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The second edition of The Exchange Student Survival Kit by Bettina Hansel (geography '75) guides students to better understand international exchange programs.

The publisher is Intercultural Press (20 Park Pl., Ste. 115A, Boston, MA 02116);

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Power Plant Construction Management: A Survival Guide by Peter G. Hessler (mechanical engineering '70) is a comprehensive guide to managing large industrial construction projects.

The publisher is PennWell (1421 S. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74112);

book cover The Far Reaches by Homer Hickam (industrial engineering '64) is the third in the series narrating Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow's World War II adventures in the South Pacific.

The publisher is St. Martin's Press (175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010);

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Will Rogers: One-Man Show by Steve Huppert (M.S. vocational-technical education '77) includes all the information needed to produce a one-man show about comedian Will Rogers.

The publisher is Pocahontas Press (P.O. Drawer F, Blacksburg, VA 24073);

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Pleasant Vale by Forrest P. Jones (psychology '80) presents a humorous view of human stupidity from a feline perspective.

The book is self-published with AuthorHouse (1663 Liberty Dr., Ste. 200, Bloomington, IN 47403);

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Take Steps with a Purpose: A Walk About America for Cancer Research by Eric M. Latham (communication '03) records Latham's journey across the country to raise money for cancer research. Part of the proceeds from the book’s sale are donated to cancer foundations nationwide.

The book is self-published by Walk About America (15120 Industrial Park Rd., Bristol, VA 24202);

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