New Books by WPI Faculty Members
Africa: The Next Decade
By Arthur Gerstenfeld and Raphael J. Njoroge
Business Books International, June 2005
Arthur Gerstenfeld, professor of management, and Raphael Njoroge, research associate in the Humanities and Arts Department, have co-authored several articles and a book on Africa. In this provocative study, they detail a number of concrete steps required to help the continent reach its full potential during the upcoming decade, which they view as critical not only for Africa, but for the world.
Bonds of Affection: Thoreau on Dogs and Cats
Edited by Wesley T. Mott
University of Massachusetts Press, November 2005
Wesley Mott, professor of English and a member of the Thoreau Society board, directs the society’s “The Spirit of Thoreau” book series, which includes this volume. The book contains selections from Thoreau’s familiar works and lesser known lectures, letters, and journal entries. It is illustrated with original engravings by renowned illustrator Barry Moser and includes a foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of best-selling books about cats and dogs.
A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future
By Roger S. Gottlieb
Oxford University Press, April 2006
In his latest book, Roger Gottlieb, professor of philosophy, notes that many religions, reconnecting with their traditional respect for Earth as one of God’s creations, are responding to the environmental crisis with “green” prayers and rituals, and environmental activism. Publishers Weekly called it a “hopeful, surprising book.” Gottlieb also edited The Oxford Handbook on Religion and Ecology (Oxford University Press, November 2006), which includes essays from leading scholars in this field.
The History of Woodbury and Company
By Harold D. Woodbury; edited with additional material by James P. Hanlan, Kent P. Ljungquist, and Rodney G. Obien
Peter Lang Publishing, Spring 2007
James Hanlan, professor of history, Kent Ljungquist, professor of English, and Rodney Obien, curator of special collections and archives in WPI’s Gordon Library, edited this history of a family-owned firm that became the largest commercial engraver in central New England. Their introduction and preface chronicle the rich history of the printing industry in Worcester. The book is part of the WPI Studies in Science, Technology, and Culture series.