Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Publish Books

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on September 26, 2016, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania pleased to announce that Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., dean of library services and university collections and Lawrence Squeri, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, have each recently published books.

Dr. Xia’s book is titled “Scholarly Communication at the Crossroads in China.”Published by Elsevier in Amsterdam as the Chandos Information Professional Series, the book explores scholarly communication traditions in China as well as their recent developments, focusing on both achievements and challenges at every step of the process. The book became available online this month and will be available in print January 2017. “Scholarly Communication at the Crossroads in China” presents a thorough representation of scholarship creation, publication, preservation, access, and evaluation in China, with official data, interviews and the latest multidisciplinary information about education, publishing, library science, and information science. “Scholarly Communication at the Crossroads in China” can be purchased in the Elsevier Store, store.elsevier.com.

Dr. Squeri’s book is “Waiting for Contact, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” The book tells the story of the people and goals behind the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) movement, which emerged in 1959 as astronomers began using technological developments to listen for messages from space. SETI gained advocates who believed guidance from technically and ethically advanced outsiders would help humanity avoid the horrors of war and the threat of nuclear annihilation. Squeri describes SETI’s origins and challenges it has faced: the struggle to be taken seriously by the scientific community and NASA, competition for access to radio telescopes, perpetual lack of funding, and opposition by the government. “Waiting for Contact” was published by University Press of Florida and is available to purchase on its website, upf.com.