Collage of books and faculty and staff members


New Books by Faculty and Staff

January 10, 2023

Six New York Tech faculty and staff members have recently published books covering a variety of topics, including technology’s influence on architecture styles, AIDS activism, the once-defunct record format’s revival, best practices for combating climate change, and the giraffe’s anatomy.

Remi Charron, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Energy Management Plan for a Turbulent Future: Your Roadmap to Personal Resilience for a Changing Climate Climate change has been on the general public’s radar for many years now, and the grim reality, as addressed in Remi Charron’s Plan for a Turbulent Future, is that it may very well be inescapable. In the book, Charron details steps people can take to help prepare a plan to combat the effects of an ever-increasing turbulent climate.

Robert Cody and Angela Amoia Teaching Associate Professor, Architecture., and Adjunct Associate Professor, Architecture Alvar Aalto and the Future of Architecture Alvar Aalto and the Future of Architecture by New York Tech colleagues and cofounders of Amoia Cody Architecture, Robert Cody and Angela Amoia, chronicles how technologies such as digital design and fabrication are shaping architecture and becoming a critical component in the way architects think and design. Finnish modern architect and designer Alvar Aalto, who had big ideas for integrating art, technology, and environmental considerations into his architecture, served as inspiration. 

Ron Goldberg Web Content Editor Boy with the Bullhorn: A Memoir and History of ACT UP New York This coming-of-age-memoir and telling of history details Ron Goldberg’s first experience with the AIDS activist organization AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), and the many years of committee chairing, protest planning, and meetings leading that followed. Boy with the Bullhorn provides insight to a life of activism in New York City during the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic.

Larry Jaffee Adjunct Assistant Professor, Communication ArtsRecord Store Day: The Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century Larry Jaffee’s Record Store Day tells the story of how the event Record Store Day, first held in 2008 for record users and enthusiasts to come together to celebrate the unique role of record stores in the modern age, wrangled the vinyl record format from the precipice of extinction and sent it hurtling toward an artist-backed revival no one saw coming.

Nikos Solounias, Ph.D. Professor, Anatomy Anatomy and Evolution of the Giraffe: Parts Unknown In a close examination of the anatomical essence of the giraffe, Anatomy and Evolution of the Giraffe looks at now-extinct giraffe species in North Africa that suggest an okapi population may have once thrived in the area as well. The book describes skeletal differences, anatomical scrutiny, and locomotive features of the giraffe and compares the evolution of the animal to other Giraffidae, a family of even-toed, hoofed mammals that share a common ancestor with deer and bovids.