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Five Stars for Managers: Strategy Concepts in Business (hardback)

The authors--academics and military men--cite examples throughout military history, including quotes, stories, and diagrams, that teach important lessons for business leaders. Their central theory is that an interacting ...


Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (Paperback)

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec...


The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith (hardback)

Virginia Claypool Meredith's role in directly managing the affairs of a large and prosperous farm in east-central Indiana opened doors that were often closed to women in late nineteenth century America. Her status allowe...


For Shade and For Comfort: Democratizing Horticulture in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest (hardback)

Between 1850 and 1880, Americans of all ranks and circumstances planted shade trees, cultivated flower gardens, and established lawns with a new-found enthusiasm that both astonished and delighted horticultural advocates...


From Pioneering to Persevering: Family Farming in Indiana to 1880 (paperback)

Indiana's pioneers came to southern Indiana to turn into reality the dream of an America based on family farming. The golden age prior to the Civil War led to post-War preservation of the independent family farmer. Salst...


The Arguments of Agriculture: A Casebook in Contemporary Agricultural Controversy (paperbook)

The Arguments of Agriculture presents the major issues, questions, and conflicting opinions of influential policymakers and critics concerning the role and future of modern agriculture. The author urges the reader to wei...


Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Model-based Planning Tools (hardback)

Habitat loss and fragmentation arguably pose the greatest threats to biological diversity. Agriculture is a dominant land use that, along with urban sprawl and residential development, can reduce the amount and connected...


Tuning into Mom: Understanding America's Most Powerful Consumer (hardback)

American mothers are household CFOs in charge of an estimated $2.45 trillion in direct spending. They are also an important influence on other family members' buying habits. Many organizations have identified moms as an ...


American Agriculture; revised edition: A Brief History (paperback)

R. Douglas Hurt's brief history of American agriculture, from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century, is written for anyone coming to this subject for the first time. It also provides a ready reference to ...


How I Became A Scientist: Activity Book for 3rd Graders (paperback)

Scientists have fun and exciting jobs! In this activity book, you will meet scientists from all over the world who work with animals. The book highlights how eight people became scientists. Published in full color, it fe...


VMSAR 2013-2014: Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements: 2013 Edition for 2014 Matriculation (Paperback)

This annually updated publication provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for the national and international veterinary schools that are members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleg...


The Science of Homeland Security (hardback)

Homeland security has gained attention since 9/11. Still, much of the research about security risks, types of threats, and other vital data remains unsubstantiated. Using the tools that verify scientific finding, the edi...


On Dogs and Dying: Inspirational Stories from Hospice Hounds (paperback)

Dogs know when we are feeling down. They love it when we are happy and seeking friendship and fun, and they understand when we are feeling sad and desperate. This book presents a series of real-life tales of the positive...


Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos (hardback)

The scope of disasters ranges from man-made emergency to natural calamity, from a kitchen grease fire to a hurricane or volcanic eruption. It may be just one house that is destroyed, or perhaps a whole infrastructure sys...


The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets and People: Evidence and Case Studies (hardback book)

Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General ...


Hoosier Home Remedies (hardback)

With a sense of urgency, Dr. Tyler has collected and transcribed some 750 folk remedies still alive in the memories of more than 175 Hoosier-area correspondents. The pharmacologist, who has thirty years experience with n...


Rural Reminiscences: The Agony of Survival (hardback)

Rural Reminiscences is a poignant record of one family's survival during depressed economic times. It also details the management of a highly diversified farm operation that was changing from horsepower on the hoof to un...


Divided Path, Common Ground: The Story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, Pioneering Pioneer Women Who Introduced Science into the Home

In the early 1900s, Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis forged trails for women at Purdue University and throughout Indiana. Mary was the first dean of the School of Home Economics. Lella was Indiana's first state leader of H...


Rescuing Rover: A First Aid and Disaster Guide for Dog Owners

Whether you're hiking with your canine friend in a remote area or work with a dog on a search-and-rescue team or police force, you need to be prepared for emergencies when veterinary service is not available. Rescuing...


Just Call Me Orville: The Story of Orville Redenbacher (Paperback)

Based on extensive interviews and archival research, this book traces the career of Orville Redenbacher, the "popcorn king," from his agricultural studies at Purdue University to his emergence as an American advertising ...


Just Love Me: My Life Turned Upside-down by Alzheimer's (paperback)

Just Love Me reveals the thoughts and emotions of a woman struggling with a suddenly unmanageable life, numerous hospitalizations, suicide attempts, everyday turmoil, and finally, the arduous search for an accurat...


The Complete Plant Selection Guide for Landscape Design

In this paperback, 750-page book, the author has created a quick and easy-to-use reference guide for choosing plant material for landscape designs. This reference manual includes comprehensive lists with search criteria ...


A University of Tradition

A University of Tradition is a fascinating compilation of history, customs, pictures, and facts about Purdue University from its founding in 1869 to the present day. Covering all aspects of Purdue, from the origin of the...


Become the CEO of You, Inc.: A Pioneering Executive Shares Her Secrets for Career Success

How do you turn your dreams into reality? How do you make things happen for you, rather than let things happen to you? "Don't be humble about who you are and what you are capable of. Stand tall and stand out. Be known. B...


Strategies in Personal Finance: Basic Investment Principles for Today and Tomorrow (paperback)

Every family should have financial goals for the future. Being unprepared can lead to monetary chaos. What investment returns are necessary to achieve explicit family goals? How are returns logically related to risks for...


At Wit's End: Plain Talk on Alzheimer's for Families and Clinicians (hardback)

At Wit's End is a simple, straightforward, and easy-to-read summary about Alzheimer's as a disease and condition, written without technical jargon and impractical detail. About 33% of the population will eventuall...


Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior (paperback)

For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new book takes...


A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State (paperback)

Of the 226 round barns that are known to have existed in Indiana, more than 100 have vanished from the landscape, thus depriving the state of beautiful landmarks and testimonials to the ingenuity of turn-of-thecentury ag...


Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers (paperback)

This book offers many ways to create moments of joy. No matter what the environment or situation, this book will be a positive tool on a daily basis. This book breaks down the learning process into five sections. Within ...


Clearings in the Forest: On the Study of Leadership (paperback)

Reading about leadership is like walking through dense forest. The literature goes in so many different directions, a person can become lost. As a result, leadership studies struggles for academic credibility while it tr...


Complete Guide to Hardwood Plywood and Face Veneer (paperback)

Assuming you don't want your cabinets, RTA furniture or other products made from plywood to smell like dirty diapers, a quick look at a hardwood plywood manual by Ang Schramm is in order. According to Schramm, South Amer...


The American Vine-Dresser's Guide: Cultivation of the Vine and the Process of Wine Making in the United States (hardback)

The American Vine-Dresser's Guide by Jean Jacques (John James) Dufour is a treatise on growing grapes in America, specifically the eastern half of the country. This early work, first published in 1826, is an amazingly th...


Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses (paperback)

Would you like to be a veterinarian? Veterinarians are scientists who are doctors for animals. In this 61-page activity book geared toward sixth-graders, you get to be part of the veterinary team by using science to solv...


Ecological Agrarian (hardback book)

What do beerswilling swine, predatorfriendly sheep, and David Letterman have in common? They are all part of agricultures first evolution in 10,000 years. As population growth levels off, production yields continue to gr...


Energize Your Enterprise (hardback)

Wickens advocates that the only elements that count in any enterprise are the quality of the leadership and the quality of the people, and that it is the task of the leaders to create the environment in which all people ...


Plain Ol' Charlie Deam: Pioneer Hoosier Botanist (hardback)

Although a self-taught botanist, Charlie Deam (1865-1953) once served as state forester for Indiana and is revered as a pioneer in the field of botany. He traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout the state in his life...


The Midwest Farmer's Daughter: In Search of an American Icon (paperback)

From yesterday's gingham girls to today's Farmer Janes, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter unearths the untold history and renewed cultural currency of an American icon at a time when fully 30 percent of new farms in t...


100 Years of Change in the Distribution of Common Indiana Weeds (hardback)

This reference tracks the distribution of approximately 200 common weed species throughout Indiana's 92 counties. Each weed's distribution is shown on range maps at three times - 1899, 1940, and 2004. The Overleases' com...


Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship (paperback)

Pets play a greater role in our emotional and physical health than ever before, says the Purdue University professor who is co-author of his revised edition of Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companions...


Animal Control Management: A New Look at a Public Responsibility (paperback)

This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal, health, and safety ...


Entrepreneurial Marketing (paperback)

It is increasingly apparent that most firms succeed because they are willing to break the rules and act entrepreneurially. The purpose of this text is to examine how this simple trading principle can be applied by any in...


An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 10,000 (hardback)

An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre...


Principles of Aseptic Processing and Packaging (paperback)

In aseptic processing, food is stored at ambient temperatures in sterilized containers free of spoilage organisms and pathogens. The results of this food technology come in all shapes and sizes, from the consumer package...


For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874-1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture at ...


The Grand Old Man of Purdue university and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Latta

Great people lead great universities. Purdue University is fortunate to count its thirteenth faculty member, William Carroll Latta, as one of those people. Certainly, thirteen proved to be a lucky number for Purdue and a...


What's Buggin' You Now? (Paperback)

The author of Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other Bugdacious Tales is back with more ditties on the insect kingdom. Find out about Aesop's insects, Edgar Allan Poe's Gold Bug, and Ogden Nash'...