Yale Books in Brief

The following is a list of books recently or soon to be published by members of the Yale community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books can forward publishers’ book descriptions to susan.gonzalez@yale.edu.

After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond

Co-edited by Zachary Kaufman, J.D. candidate at the Law School, and Dr. Phil Clark

(Columbia University Press)

In “After Genocide,” leading scholars and practitioners analyze the political, legal and regional impact of events in post-genocide Rwanda within the broader themes of transitional justice and reconciliation. Contributors include scholars William Schabas, René Lemarchand, Linda Melvern, Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Jennifer Welsh; Hassan Bubacar Jallow, chief prosecutor for the International Tribunal for Rwanda; Martin Ngoga, prosecutor general of the Republic of Rwanda; and Luis Moreno Ocampo, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The anthology also incorporates chapters from Rwandan academics and practitioners, all of whom are also survivors of the 1994 genocide.


Pocket Guide to Chemotherapy Protocols

Dr. Edward Chu, chief of medical oncology and professor of medicine and pharmacology

(Jones & Bartlett Publishers)

This spiral-bound guide by Dr. Edward Chu is arranged alphabetically by cancer type for easy access. The book serves as a quick reference for physicians, nurses and other health care providers treating cancer patients. The pocket guide contains combination as well as selected single-agent regimens for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. In each case, the regimens selected are based on the published literature and are used in clinical practice in the medical oncology community.


Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003

William N. Eskridge Jr., the John Grover Professor of Jurisprudence

(Viking Books)

In “Dishonorable Passions,” William Eskridge Jr. demonstrates that both politically and legally, the issue of gay rights has been controversial since the nation’s earliest days. He points out that the American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the “crime against nature,” but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the 20th century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted “degenerates” and (later) “homosexuals.” The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals, Eskridge notes. “Dishonorable Passions” reveals how American sodomy laws affected the lives of both homosexual and heterosexual Americans.


Economics of Administrative Law

Edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence

(Edward Elgar Publishing)

“Economics of Administrative Law” collects papers by leading interdisciplinary scholars in this area. Mixing theoretical, legal and empirical studies, the volume provides an up-to-date introduction to modern work in the economics of adminstrative law. The collection reaches across the intersections of law, economics and political science. Its 27 articles date from 1978 to 2005.


Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian

Edited by Suzanne Boorsch, the Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, and Larry Silver, Elizabeth Wyckoff, Lilian Armstrong, Alison Stewart and Stephen Goddard

(Yale University Press/Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College)

“Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian” brings to light rare surviving examples of mural-size prints - a Renaissance art form nearly lost from historical record. The most famous 16th-century woodcuts, engravings and etchings were those done on an intimate scale, yet artists also produced mural-size prints that sometimes reached as high as 10 feet. This book features nearly 50 examples from Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands, and explores these multi-block woodcut and multi-plate engraving ensembles as vital to the visual culture of their time. The book was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name currently on view at Yale. The exhibition was also on view at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College and will be offered next year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach

Edited by Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, the Anita O’Keefe Young Professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, John T. Queenan and Catherine Y. Spong

(Wiley-Blackwell)

The fifth edition of “Management of High-Risk Pregnancy” details in seven chapters the factors of high-risk pregnancy (such as maternal nutrition, alcohol and substance abuse and environmental agents); genetics (including screening for disorders and defects); monitoring (biochemical and biophysical); maternal disease (such as sickle-cell disease, pregnancy in transplant patients, asthma, lupus, epilepsy, gestational diabetes and more); obstetric complications (including incompetent cervix, multiple pregnancy and gestational hypertension); complications of labor and delivery (such as prolonged pregnancy, Caesarean delivery and anesthesia); and procedures (fetal surgery, fetal blood sampling, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and others).

Crime, Punishment and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict

Steven K. Erickson, a staff affiliate in psychiatry, and Patricia E. Erickson

(Rutgers University Press)

In “Crime, Punishment and Mental Illness,” Steven Erickson and Patricia Erickson explore how societal beliefs about free will and moral responsibility have shaped current policies regarding the punishment of mentally ill criminals. They identify the differences among the goals, ethos and actions of the health care systems. Drawing on high-profile cases, the authors provide a critical analysis of such topics as the legal standards for competency, insanity versus mental illness, sex offenders, psychologically disturbed juveniles, the injury and death rates of mentally ill prisoners due to the inappropriate use of force, the high level of suicide and the release of mentally ill individuals from jails and prisons who have received little or no treatment.


Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III: From Fundamentals to Applications

Robert H. Crabtree, professor of chemistry, and Mike Mingos

(Elsevier)

This third edition of “Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III” is aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike. It covers the major developments in the field since 1993 with extensive cross-references. The authors also predict trends in the field over the next 10 years.


Otolaryngology: A Surgical Notebook

Edited by Dr. K.J. Lee, associate clinical professor of otolaryngology, and Dr. Elizabeth H. Toh

(Thieme Medical Publications)

This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts and core techniques for basic and advanced otolaryngologic procedures. The bullet-point format enables readers to rapidly review key points in each surgical procedure. The book covers the techniques for such procedures as endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction, otologic and neurotologic surgery, cosmetic facial surgery and more. The book also features an overview of the use of image guidance systems for surgical navigation and guidelines on digital imaging and archiving for photdocumentation in medicine.


Cell Biology

Thomas D. Pollard, Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and professor of cell biology and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and William C. Earnshaw

(W.B. Saunders Company)

This second-edition textbook is appropriate for undergraduates, graduate students and medical students. The book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date account of how macromolecular interactions explain cellular structure and function. Clinical examples depict how basic cell biology explains human diseases.

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