March 26, 2014 11:00 AM
Each book named to the list is selected for its excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of its contribution to the field and its important value in the treatment of its subject.Last year, the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, named Figley’s book one of 11 Outstanding Reference Sources. Books on the list are strongly recommended for library collections.
Figley says most books on trauma focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, while his incorporates history, economics, engineering, medicine and neurology. He says it is organized and written in a way the average person can easily understand.“My first goal was to provide a roadmap, the first of its kind, for understanding, studying, assessing and treating trauma and teaching about trauma,” Figley says. “My second goal was to make knowledge of trauma accessible to everyone by having experts write about their areas of expertise.”
Figley says he shares the book’s success with Tulane faculty members who served on the editorial board, including Kathy Regan Figley of the Disaster Resislience Leadership Academy; Kevin Gotham, sociology professor; John McLachlan, environmental studies professor; and Elizabeth Townsend Gard, associate professor of law.
The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library on the Tulane University uptown campus has both a print and electronic copy of Figley’s book. The electronic copy provides Tulane faculty, staff and students with unlimited access.
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