Kelvin Smith Library celebrates scholarship at Case Western Reserve University by recognizing faculty authors in the Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Weatherhead School of Management who have written or edited books.
Religion's great and powerful mystery fascinates us, but also terrifies. In this work, Timothy K. Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and about how monsters and religion are deeply entwined; horror and faith are inextricable. The book is designed for students of religion and popular culture, as well as any readers with an interest in horror.
At the wedding of a young man from a middle-class apartment building in Bombay, the men and women of this unique community gather together and look back on their youthful, idealistic selves and consider the changes the years have wrought. The lives of the Parsi men and women who grew up together in Wadi Baug are revealed in all their complicated humanity: Adi Patel's disintegration into alcoholism; Dosamai's gossiping tongue; and Soli Contractor's betrayal and heartbreak. And observing it all is Rusi Bilimoria, a disillusioned businessman who struggles to make sense of his life and hold together a fraying community.
His name may be unfamiliar to many, but it is estimated that every adult alive in the United States today has handled objects designed by Viktor Schreckengost -- from dinnerware and lawn furniture to toys, bicycles, and pedal cars. Born in Sebring, Ohio, and educated in Vienna, by the mid-1930s, Schreckengost had begun to pursue his interest in industrial design. For American Limoges, he created the first modern mass-produced American dinnerware, called Americana. Along with engineer Ray Spiller, Schreckengost designed the first cab-overengine truck for Cleveland's White Motor Company. By the end of the decade, he had designed the first Mercury Bicycle for Murray. After World War II, Schreckengost created products for Sears, General Electric, Salem China Company, and Harris Printing, among many others. Approximately 100 million of his bicycles were manufactured by Murray.
The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan surpasses existing dictionaries in both scope and comprehensiveness. Containing more than 80,000 lexical items used in political, social, economic, literary, and scientific discourse, this invaluable sourcebook includes the tens of thousands of new words that have been coined or that have come into use since Tibet was incorporated into the People's Republic of China in 1951. The dictionary lists lexical items characteristic of the special written genre that was used by Tibetan government officials up to 1959 as well as new terminology used in the Tibetan exile communities in South Asia. It contains both the core lexical terminology used in everyday life and standard modern writing and many proverbs and sayings that appear frequently in contemporary literary materials. The entries provide spoken pronunciation and thousands of illustrative sentences.