Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 4, Page 24 Summer 1994 Between the covers In Memoriam: A Guide to Modern Funeral and Memorial Services by Edward Searl, Delaware '69. Skinner House Books. In this 120-page paperback, the author, a Unitarian Universalist minister, provides suggestions and alternatives to standard services. Included are samples from Native American and Quaker cultures, worksheets for writing an obituary and more. The Racial Economy of Science, Toward a Democratic Future by Sandra Harding, UD professor of philosophy. Indiana University Press. This compendium of more than 33 essays and statements gives a critical overview of Western science and its impact on racial and gender issues and Third World countries. Darlene Clark Hine, professor of history at Michigan State University, writes: "This brilliantly edited book is essential reading for all who seek understanding of the multicultural debates of our age. Never has a book been more timely." The Judas Pool by George Owens, Delaware '78. G.P. Putnam. This psychological thriller set in Lewes, Del., tells the story of a high school music teacher and part-time jazz musician who is falsely accused of sleeping with one of his students and then must fight to clear his name after the girl drowns. Jacobean Applique: EXOTICA by Mimi Ayars, Delaware '43, '49M. AQS. Ayars wrote and illustrated this 160-page guide to creating a 65"- by-65" wall hanging quilt using the Jacobean, or crewel, technique. The book features detailed instructions and color photographs. Mechanism Analysis by Lyndon O. Barton, Delaware '72M. Marcel- Dekker Inc., N.Y. Written for design engineers and students, this revised and expanded second edition covers a wide assortment of graphical and analytical techniques for solving problems related to linkages, gears and cams. Engineering Designer says, "Offering step-by- step instruction, this practical volume gives practicing engineers and students alike an invaluable single source of information for all their machine design needs." Un-American Activities: The Trials of William Remington by Gary May, UD professor of history. Oxford University Press. Focusing on the McCarthy era, May charts the rise and fall of a high government official accused of being a Communist and Soviet spy. May's research shows that, while Remington was no hero, the government bent and broke the law to convict him and then failed to adequately protect him in prison, where he was beaten to death at age 37. Kirkus Reviews cites the book for its "meticulous research and lucid presentation." Engineering and the Mind's Eye by Eugene S. Ferguson, UD professor emeritus of history. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. The book, which also appears in a German edition, examines the progress of engineering design from Renaissance drawings to buildings designed with the aid of computers, including the Hartford (Conn.) Coliseum that collapsed after a light snow. According to a review in The New York Times, the underlying theme of the book is that engineers must "think and communicate visually." Progress and the Quest of Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry by John Andrew Bernstein, UD professor of history. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. A broad overview of the historical background of modern progressivism and its hope for continual improvement in the human condition, the book includes brief descriptions of the philosophies of Frederick Nietzche, Immanuel Kant, St. Augustine and Sir Francis Bacon. Shen Pao-chen and China's Modernization in the 19th Century by David Pong, UD professor of history. Cambridge University Press. A study of China's struggle to modernize in the face of Western and Japanese imperialism, Pong's book focuses on the building of China's first modern naval dockyard and academy, while examining the role of a traditional scholar-official in managing this novel enterprise. Nominated for the John King Fairbank Prize awarded by the American Historical Association for books on China, Inner Asia, Korea, Japan and Vietnam, the book also examines the issue of reforms and the fate of modern China and the relationship between tradition, Confucianism and modernity.