During the 1960s, inland bodies of water in North America and Europe experienced a dangerous transformation. Nutrients were dumped into the lakes, causing chain reactions which severely impacted on lake environments. The excessive increase of nutrients into inland waters through human activity, known as cultural eutrophication, emerged as a dominant problem. Massive algae blooms drifted in over… >>Read more
Although the power of American courts to determine the constitutionality of laws (the power of judicial review) was sometimes disputed during the first decades of the nation's history, Ohio was the only state where the judiciary's claim to the power was challenged by subjecting judges who had exercised it to prosecution by impeachment. George Tod and Calvin Pease were accordingly tried by the O… >>Read more
A Letter to Serafin is a multi-paneled study of juxtapositions and duplicities, where history becomes a living entity, not just a shadowy artifact. Minczeski colors his lines with dark hues of wry comedy and sharp tones of pathos, transcending geography and time by providing testimony on behalf of those who no longer can. This is a vital book for anyone who has ever been transported by a… >>Read more
As a young officer, Jack Gieck attended sessions of a military trial that could rival in dramatic intensity such films as A Few Good Men. Years later, still fascinated by this clash of strong personalities, these courtroom intrigues, he began the extensive research that led to this book. Lichfield: The U.S. Army on Trial chronicles a series of courts-martial held at the end of Wor… >>Read more
In the fall of 1938, Alfred Winslow Jones, a Columbia University graduate student, interviewed 1,705 Akron, Ohio, residents in order to gauge attitudes toward large corporations. Jones selected Akron because it was "crucial," a hotbed of labor unrest and conflict between large manufacturing firms and their employees, where the sit-down strike in particular had polarized the community. If rigid … >>Read more
In "Foreword," the opening poem of Clare Rossini's new book, the poet exclaims: "Don't tell me the tongue's / Not a magical place." And who would argue the point after reading these poems in which the body and spirit of language bring such joy, from a toddler's garbled imitations to the ripe lines of Shakespeare? Whether in the Midwest or New England, in elegies or celebrations, Rossini takes c… >>Read more
The Principia Press was established to publish the works of noted psychologist J.R. Kantor (1888–1984). Proceeds from sales support The Center for the History of Psychology, housed at The University of Akron.
Scientists, more than ever before, are interested in the logic of science, which has been stimulated by various interrelated circumstances including the development of the pos… >>Read more