Getting all of your information and collaborators from your department's faculty lounge may be a career-limiting decision. Amey and Brown, both of Michigan State University, give a step-by-step plan for developing interdisciplinary collaboration, from confronting tradition to causing transition and transformation. They also describe the groundwork that must be done, from making sense of collaboration at a personal level to dealing with bureaucracy, working within academic culture, thinking as an interdisciplinary collaborator, and creating effective leadership. The appendix describes research design and methodology. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR