2013 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

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The University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (CODES/RUSA). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

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Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL librarian members carry an audience designation that recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: The AAUP, Attn.: Marketing Department, 28 West 36th St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010. FAX: 212-989-0275. An online order form is also available online at: http://aaupnet.org/programs/up-books-for-libraries-order-form

Introduction from AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee

The 23rd Edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an invaluable resource for building secondary school library collections that meet curriculum needs and the diverse learning abilities and styles of students. This annual bibliography is an excellent resource to share with other educators and administrators to engage them in collection building and collaborate in planning for research based activities.

Titles included in the 2013 publication have been recommended by the American University Press Books Publication Selection Committee, a joint committee of members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and members of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Selections are not made based on price or format, but on content, and are an excellent assessment of content from the higher education community presented with substance and context not always available in the trade books found through standard collection development tools.

Listed in Dewey Decimal order with an author and title index at the back of the book, each listing includes a publisher supplied synopsis and ratings for both school and public library collections. Titles rated by reviewers as "Outstanding" publications appear in a separate section with an original annotation by the reviewer which recognizes the significant content, features, or uniqueness of the title.

Each year, panelists from the joint selection committee highlight their favorite selections at the ALA Annual Conference. Presentations of "The Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" previously recorded by C-Span and broadcast online can be viewed on their website at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Bestfrom.

As chair of the AASL American University Press Books Selection Committee, I would like to sincerely thank the committee members for their time and efforts to carefully evaluate books submitted for review and to produce a quality selection tool for school librarians. Your suggestions and comments for making it more useful are always welcome.

— Merlyn Miller
AASL Chairperson, American University Press Books Selection Committee
July 2012–June 2013

2013 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Merlyn K. Miller–Chairperson
Burr and Burton Academy
Manchester, VT
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
320-329 Political Science
330-339 Economics
400-499 Languages
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature

Cara Dibbs
Virginia Beach, VA
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
390-399 Customs and Folklore
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History

Gay Ann Loesch
Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
Charlotte, NC
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
340-349 Law
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & other Literature
920-929 Biography
970-973 North American History (General)

Richard E.B. Lord
Retired School Librarian
New York City Department of Education
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
930-939 History of the Ancient World
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)
980-999 South American and Other History

Rebecca J. Pasco
University of Nebraska
Omaha Omaha, NE
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups & Behavior
360-363 Social Programs and Services
370-379 Education
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
960-969 African History

Annemarie Roscello
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
306-319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities, Statistics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
640-649 Home Economics
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
900-919 Geography

Virginia L. Stone
Saint Christopher's School
Richmond, VA
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
600-619 Medical Science
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
814-819 American Literature
(Essays/Satire/Misc.)
820-829 British Literature

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from CODES/RUSA American University Presses Book Selection Committee

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography.

I'm pleased to report that the Public Library Reviewers have found a new home in the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association – that's CODES/RUSA for short. Our committee charge has not changed and in this bibliography you will find our evaluations of dozens of 2012 imprints from U.S. and International university presses.

Librarians receive book recommendations constantly. We get library review journals, trade review journals and general-interest review publications. Publishers show their wares at conferences and send us catalogs and flyers and emails. There are dozens of booklovers' blogs. Patrons give us purchase requests. We have limited budgets with which to develop and maintain quality collections.

Of the hundreds of titles that AAUP member publishers produce each year, many get lost among reviews and recommendations. At the same time, many of these books deserve a wide audience and will be of interest to public library patrons.

We hope you will find our reviews helpful. If you will be attending the ALA Annual Conference, don't miss the Best of the Best program where our committee members will talk about their "outstanding" choices from this year's list.

— Nann Blaine Hilyard
Chairman, CODES/RUSA
Director, Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, Illinois

 

2013 University Press Books Committee, CODES/RUSA Librarians

Nann Blaine Hilyard–Chairperson
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
390-399 Customs and Folklore
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
640-649 Home Economics
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
900-919 Geography

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
340-349 Law
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)
820-829 British Literature

Saul J. Amdursky
Des Moines Public Library (Retired)
Des Moines, IA
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
920-929 Biography

Stacey Hayman
Rocky River Public Library
Rocky River, OH
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups & Behavior
400-499 Languages
930-939 History of the Ancient World
980-999 South American and Other History

Emily Keller
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
360-363 Social Programs and Services
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
960-969 African History

Teri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
370-379 Education
600-619 Medical Science
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
970-973 North American History (General)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Sarah Nagle
Carver County Library
Chaska, MN
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
330-339 Economics
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & other Literature
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History

Steve Norman
Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME
306-319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities, Statistics
320-329 Political Science
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural

Message from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and Its Collection Development Evaluation Section (CODES)

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The American University in Cairo Press: Order Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, 800-451-7556 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.aucpress.com

The University of Arizona Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uapress.arizona.edu

Athabasca University Press (AU Press): Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.aupress.ca

Beacon Press: Random House Publishing Services, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21211-4370 800-733-3000 FAX: 800-659-2436 / www.beacon.org

University of British Columbia Press: 2029 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 604-822-5959 FAX: 604-822-6083 / www.ubcpress.ca

Brookings Institution Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.brookings.edu/press

Cambridge University Press: Library Sales & Marketing, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, 212-337-6563 FAX: 212-924-1804 / www.cambridge.org

The Catholic University of America Press: Marketing Department, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064, 202-319-5052 FAX: 202-319-4985 / http://cuapress.cua.edu

Columbia University Press: Perseus Distribution, 1094 Flex Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 800-343-4499 FAX: 800-351-5073 / www.cup.columbia.edu

Cornell University Press: Cornell University Press Services, P.O. Box 6525, 750 Cascadilla Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, 800-666-2211 FAX: 800-688-2877 / www.cornellpress.cornell.edu

Duke University Press: Books Marketing, 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701 888-651-0122 FAX: 888-651-0124 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press: Marketing & Promotions Department, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, 412-396-6610 FAX: 412-396-5984 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida: ATTN: Orders, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32603-1933 800-226-3822 FAX: 800-680-1955 / www.upf.com

Fordham University Press: Customer Service Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513, 800-451-7556 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.fordhampress.com

Georgetown University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.press.georgetown.edu

University of Georgia Press: Order Department, 4435 Atlanta Hwy., West Dock, Athens, GA 30602 800-266-5842 FAX: 706-425-3061 / www.ugapress.org

Getty Publications: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.getty.edu/publications

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press: Sales Department, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-2606 FAX: 617-496-4892 / www.hup.harvard.edu

University of Hawai'i Press: Order Department, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822 888-847-7377 FAX: 800-650-7811 / www.uhpress.hawaii.edu

Indiana University Press: Customer Service Department, Office of Scholarly Publishing, Herman B. Wells Library 350, 1320 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405-3907 812-855-8817 FAX: 812-855-7931 / www.iupress.indiana.edu

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Publications, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 800-526-3873 FAX: 800-526-3944 / www.lincolninst.edu

University of Massachusetts Press: East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, 413-545-2217 FAX: 413-545-1226 / www.umass.edu/umpress

McGill-Queen's University Press: Marketing Dept., 1010 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1720, Montreal, QC, H3A 2R7, 514-398-3750 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.ca

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University of Minnesota Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.upress.umn.edu

The National Academies Press: 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 202-334-2612 FAX: 202-334-2793 / www.nap.edu

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New York University Press: Customer Service, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812 800-996-6987 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org

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University of Notre Dame Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://undpress.nd.edu

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