MANAGING AND DEVELOPING PEOPLE IN THE VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION
by Deborah Lavin Colky, Michael Colky, & William H. Young, III
Orig. Ed. 2002 (Professional Practices Series)
134 pp. ISBN 1-57524-080-7 $22.50
As our business world becomes increasingly virtual, we are asked to meet the challenge of
managing and developing those who work within this organizational structure. This book presents a customer-driven performance model for measuring performance of employees who are not co-located. Case studies illustrate the unique
issues that managers of virtual workers face on a daily basis. The book is full of information and strategies for human resource professionals and continuing professional educators to work within the virtual world in a more
FISH SKULLS: A Study of the Evolution of Natural Mechanisms
by William K. Gregory
Orig. Ed. 1933, Reprint Ed. 2002 416 pp. ISBN 1-57524-214-1 $79.50
With the proliferation of books that appear annually, it is rare for one to reach the standing of a classic. William K. Gregory's Fish Skulls,
originally published in the transactions of the American Philosophical Society in 1933, has had lasting significance and usefulness, rendering it a classic in published ichthyology literature. In the following excerpts from the preface, Gregory describes his work.
"During the years 1926--1928 Mrs. Louise Nash made, under the author's direction and for the present work, a considerable number of drawings of teleost skulls representing many of the orders and suborders. In these
semi-diagrammatic, largely free-hand drawings the artist has, it seems, successfully seized the more salient characteristics; but precision in measurements is not claimed for them. In 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1932, Mrs. Helen Ziska
contributed to the series a still larger number of carefully measured drawings."
"The vast and scattered literature of ichthyology contains hundreds of figures and descriptions of the skulls of teleost fishes, both
recent and fossil. Monographs of outstanding value, such as those of Allis, Starks, Ridewood, Jungersen, Kishinouye and many others, have been devoted to the anatomy and osteology of particular types or groups of teleosts, while
every systematist has used skull characters in his definitions of the swarming orders, suborders, families, genera and species. Nevertheless it has seemed worthwhile to bring into existence the present collection of drawings of
teleost skulls and to attempt a new review of the field as a whole, with special reference to problems of evolution."
NEOTROPICAL TREEBOAS: Natural History of the Corallus hortulanus Complex
by Robert W. Henderson
Orig. Ed. 2002 228 pp. ISBN 1-57524-038-6 $44.50
Treeboas (Corallus) occur over much of the neotropical mainland and
on a number of islands. They are often conspicuous members of neotropical snake fauna, and are known for their irascible temperaments and, in some species, their highly variable color patterns. The Corallus hortulanus
complex of treeboas comprises of four species: 1) C. cookii on St. Vincent; 2) C. grenadensis on the Grenada Bank; 3) C. hortulanus in Amazonia, the Guianas, and Brazil's Atlantic forest; and 4)
C. ruschenbergerii from southern Central America and northern South America. This book summarizes what is currently known about the natural history of each of the four species, with strong emphasis on C. grenadensis.
Topics covered include color and pattern; habitat and habitat use; activity; food and foraging; predators and defensive behavior; populations; ecological relationships with other boids; and the connection between treeboas and
humans. This hardcover book includes 27 graphs, 24 tables, 9 maps, and 9 black and white photos, plus 32 color photographs.
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY OF MARINE MAMMALS
edited by Carl J. Pfeiffer
Orig. Ed. 2002 464 pp. ISBN 1-57524-062-9 $92.50
Marine mammals comprise some of the most highly adapted mammals, many with unbelievable diving
capabilities, high intelligence, and complex social behavior, and some with brains larger than that of humans. Many possess echolocating and communication skills that we are only beginning to understand. This book brings together
for the first time in marine mammalogy, a group of experts focused upon cell and molecular biology of aquatic mammals. Methods currently being used to explore marine mammal biology are discussed, such as genetic tracing of
subpopulations of whales and seals by DNA fingerprinting, use of immune system molecular markers, cell culture and ELISA techniques, and electron microscopy.
REDISCOVERING THE BRITISH EMPIRE
edited by Barry J. Ward
Orig. Ed. 2002 (Open Forum Series)
174 pp. ISBN 1-57524-124-2 Paper $17.50
The importance of studying Britain's past
has never been in serious dispute. What has been in play, however, is just how to go about this study, especially when considering Britain's worldwide imperial system. This volume is an effort to begin reconciling three
perspectives: first, the imperialistic viewpoint that the British transformed the world into their own image; second, the revisionist approach that characterizes the history of the British Empire as essentially one of collaboration
and interaction between the British and those they colonized; and, third, postcolonial criticism that focuses on opposition to imperialism and Western values.