How to purchase the textbook
I have written a text book specifically to match the curriculum for this course. However, you may
have concerns about being a captive audience required to purchase a book that gives the instructor a
(modest) profit. As an alternative you could purchase two other books:
by Edward Bailey, Prentice Hall, 2001 $56, and
, by Alan and Susan Beebe, Allyn &
Bacon, 2002, $61.
Atomic Dog Publishing has a silly name—but a good business model. For our purposes, one
advantage is that you can read the book online. You can buy the text from the campus bookstores,
or order it directly from the publisher. If you buy from Atomic, you have a choice to buy the hard-
copy book $35.75 plus shipping, which includes the right to read the book online, or just the online
The website is:
When you order, you’ll be asked for our class Course Registration ID. Registering will allow you to
see some on-line animations that go with the book, but otherwise isn’t particularly useful (you can
proceed without the Course ID number but the website doesn’t make that clear). The registration
code is above this paragraph, to the right.