University of Illinois Vignettes
The making of an outstanding University - biographies of legendary contributions by the University of Illinois faculty.
Like any great university, the University of Illinois owes its prominence to the excellence of its faculty. In Lillian Hoddeson's No Boundaries, twenty-three scholars provide easily accessible vignettes about University of Illinois faculty who have made major contributions to their fields, to knowledge, and to the world.
Here are many of the most inspiring--and often most amusing--people whose work elevated the University of Illinois into a world leader in a variety of areas. Their lives demonstrate again and again that the work of the University takes place as much away from campus as on it: Oscar Lewis's pioneering studies of poverty in Mexico, for example, Ralph Grim's geological work in Africa, and Nathan Newmark's architectural work in Mexico City. Here also are insights into the remarkable careers of classicist William Oldfather, chemist Roger Adams, the amazing double Nobel Prize-winning physicist John Bardeen, and accounts of Katharine Sharp's work that made the University of Illinois Library into a national treasure. Also included are the legendary contributions of the University of Illinois to computer science, biochemistry, history, literary study, and electronic music.
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How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland
Memories from the Farm of My Youth
Alan Guebert with Mary Grace Foxwell
Child Placement in the Rural Midwest
Thomas S. Henricks
The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive
Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person
Making the Path by Walking
Edited by Chad Berry, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality
Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Edited by Pradeep Dhillon
The Temperance Battle in Minnesota
Sabine N. Meyer
Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland