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Recent Books by Alumni Authors

Travel + Photography: Off the Charts

Travel + Photography: Off the Charts
Lou Jones ’67
Focal Press, 2006

Combined with anecdotes that demonstrate how to solve both typical and unique problems of camera equipment, lighting, and language barriers, this book showcases the imagination, personal vision, and the technology needed to take creative pictures around the world. Travel + Photography: Off the Charts is image driven and inspirational while maintaining the essential “how-to” material. Illustrated with more than 600 color photographs in landscape format, the book is full of sidebars and “how I got the shot” anecdotes.

Lou Jones ’67 is an award-winning commercial and art photographer based in Boston. His book, Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, was published in 1997.

Half Breed

Half Breed
Marcia Colette ’95
Double Dragon Publishing, 2006

In this fantasy/science fiction book, Alexa York is trying to juggle her secret life — a bounty-hunting sniper — with the one her werewolf husband is trying to make for both of them. Despite their abnormalities, Matt and Alexa York have settled into suburbia and gone out of their way to look like the couple next door. Fate gets in the way when the Georgia Pack learns that the Yorks have encroached on their territory. Half Breed is a story of survival in the paranormal world.

Marcia Colette Harris ’95 is a part-time writer and a full-time programmer analyst. Half Breed is her first book.

Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life

Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life
Torin Monahan ’03, editor
Routledge, 2006

From bar codes to hidden cameras to national identity cards to Verichips, surveillance has become an important and volatile issue. Surveillance and Security features essays from prominent writers on the subject from eight different disciplines. They not only describe the range of surveillance technologies used in everyday life but also investigate the politics of their use. Chapters discuss biometric technologies at airports and borders, video surveillance in schools, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in hospitals, and magnetic strips on welfare food cards.

Torin Monahan, Ph.D. ’03, is an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Justice & Social Inquiry.

The Science and Applications of Acoustics

The Science and Applications of Acoustics
Daniel Raichel ’57
Springer-Verlag, 2006

Now in its second edition, this book covers the basic principles of acoustics and applications such as sound reproduction, medical and industrial ultrasonics, architectural acoustics, underwater sound, and the mechanism and physiology of hearing. It also includes the latest advances such as cochlear implants, gene therapy for restoring hearing, information on international rules and regulations for sound levels in the environment, multichannel and iPod sound reproduction, audio recording on high-definition video discs, and active means of noise control through wave cancellation.

Daniel Raichel ’57, a former professor of mechanical engineering at Pratt Institute and the Cooper Union, is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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