New Books by WPI Faculty Members

Networking and Online Games: Understanding and Engineering Multiplayer Internet Games

By Grenville Armitage, Mark Claypool, and Philip Branch
John Wiley & Sons, April 2006 U.K., June 2006 U.S.

Mark Claypool, associate professor of computer science and co-director of WPI’s Interactive Media and Game Development major program, helped create this exhaustive look at the impact of online games on networks and the influence of network capabilities and limitations on the design of network games. The first work of its kind, the book is an essential resource for game developers and engineers at Internet service providers.

An Odyssey of Survival

By Michael W. Klein
Mazo Publishers, Jerusalem, March 2006

Michael Klein is professor emeritus of physics whose work in theoretical physics is interna-tionally known. This book, which received the 2006 Best Book award in the category of Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Literature from the Jacob and Clara Egit Foundation in Toronto, is the remarkable story of how Klein survived the Nazi concentration camps at Golleschau and Auschwitz, and his ultimate rescue by Oskar Schindler.

Past and Present

By Thomas Carlyle; text established by Chris R. Vanden Bossche, Joel J. Brattin, and D. J. Trela
Volume 4 in the Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle
University of California Press, June 2006

Joel Brattin, professor of English and an authority on the works of Charles Dickens, also works extensively in textual scholarship (especially textual editing and manuscript work). He spent more than a decade establishing the text of this 1843 work by the Scottish essayist, historian, and cultural critic who is considered the most influential 19th-century writer of nonfiction prose. The result is this definitive modern scholarly edition.

Wireless Information Networks

Second edition
By Kaveh Pahlavan and Allen H. Levesque
John Wiley and Sons, October 2005

Kaveh Pahlavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Allen Levesque, adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering, have updated their internationally respected textbook, first published in 1995. It brings readers fully up to date with the myriad developments in wireless communications, including the latest applications in such areas as ad hoc sensor networks, home networking, and wireless positioning.