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Writings by Rams

July 21, 2011

Herein peruse a compendium of books, written by CSU alumni and emeritus professors, ranging from coaching baseball to barefoot running to a history of the universe - and beyond.
Lounge in a hammock or deliberate on a davenport, and enjoy good reading.

Dan Clemens (’90) wrote A Perfect Season: A Coach’s Journey to Learning, Competing and Having Fun in Youth Baseball (Quiet Path Books). Coach Clemens lays out his perfect season – the kids accomplished their goals of learning, competing, and having fun – through 65 personal journal entries made as he coached his 12-year-old son’s baseball team.

Donald A. Crosby, professor emeritus of philosophy, examines the mutually dependent relationship between faith and reason in Faith and Reason: Their Roles in Religious and Secular Life (SUNY Press). The book examines the topic of faith and how it relates to other areas of thought, including knowledge, science, and morality.

James Rodger Fleming (M.S. ’73) wrote Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control (Columbia University Press). Weaving together stories from elite science, cutting-edge technology, and popular culture, Fleming examines issues of health and navigation in the 1830s, drought in the 1890s, aircraft safety in the 1930s, and world conflict since the 1940s.

Michael Madigan (alumni non-grad and CSU parent) wrote Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters: 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News. The collection presents 150 historic front pages and original reports from Colorado’s oldest newspaper, which closed days before its 150th anniversary.

Robert M. Miller, D.V.M. (D.V.M. ’56) has written 18 books. His most recent is Handling Equine Patients – A Handbook for Veterinary Students & Veterinary Technicians. One of the most popular is Yes, We Treat Aardvarks. The books can be found on his website.

Holmes Rolston III, Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, has written Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind (Columbia University Press). By dividing the creation of matter, energy, life, and mind into three big bangs, Rolston brings into focus a history of the universe that respects both scientific discovery and the potential presence of an underlying intelligence.

Michael Sandler (MBA ’03, M.S. ’04) has started Run-Bare LLC and has written Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch With the Earth.

Craig Dixon, D.V.M. (B.S. ’68, D.V.M. ’70) wrote a veterinary reference set of books on the genetic diseases in purebred or mixed breed dogs. It is now available as an app on iTunes, called Breed Health for Dogs. It covers 40 of the most popular dog breeds in America and promotes preventative medicine to pet owners and increased diagnostic services for veterinarians.

Barbara Stimmel Fleming (’67, M.A. ’70) is co-author of Then and Now Fort Collins (Arcadia) and co-author of Fort Collins: The Miller Photographs (Arcadia).