New Books for July

The following is a small sample of the over 8,000 print monographs and ebooks Wright State University Libraries added to its collections this month. Check them out!

JacketBio-Ceramics with Clinical Applications

Editor(s): María Vallet-Regí
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This publication offers a unique approach that links the materials science of bioceramics to clinical needs and applications.

Providing a structured account of this highly active area of research, the book reviews the clinical applications in bone tissue engineering, bone regeneration, joint replacement, drug-delivery systems and biomimetism. This book is an ideal resource for materials scientists and engineers, as well as for clinicians.


Jacket (1)Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

Edited by Brian Campbell and Lawrence A. Tritle
Location: Dunbar 3rd Floor
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War lay at the heart of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by violent face-to-face encounters: war was a very personal experience. At the same time, warfare and its conduct often had significant and wide-reaching economic, social, or political consequences. The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World offers a critical examination of war and organized violence. Topics include:  ancient sources, warfare in ancient Greece and Rome, battlefield archaeology, classical societies at war,  and thematic discussions that examine closely the nature of battle, the Peloponnesian War, the Second Punic War, and Rome’s war with Sasanid Persia.
Special Raider connection: Bruce Laforse, Associate Professor of Classics here at Wright State is the author of Chapter 26, Fighting the other. Part I: Greeks and Achaemenid Persians. Congratulations, Dr. Laforse!

Jacket (2)Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture

By James Tabery
Location: New Books Display on 2nd Floor Dunbar (near the elevators/stairs)
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If everyone now agrees that human traits arise not from nature or nurture but from the interaction of nature and nurture, why does the “nature versus nurture” debate persist? In Beyond Versus, James Tabery argues that the persistence stems from a century-long struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture — a struggle to define what the interaction of nature and nurture is, how it should be investigated, and what counts as evidence for it.