2016 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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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 (RUSA/CODES). 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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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a RUSA/CODES 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://www.aaupnet.org/up-books-for-libraries-order-form

Introduction from AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee

The 2016 edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is a specialized collection development tool for school librarians seeking the best titles from university press publishers. Through a rigorous review process, a joint committee of reviewers from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) evaluates submitted titles. The AASL reviewers focus on assisting the school librarian with selecting materials of value and relevance from the great and highly esteemed university press publishers. I recommend that you use this tool to bring the writings of world-renowned scholars to your shelves.

Use this bibliography as a guide. Included are outstanding titles in specialized or emerging scholarship. University presses vet material for validity, soundness of scholarship and applicability to the committee's criteria. The committee reviews books for interest, readability, and timeliness for the K-12 audience. It is through the university press authors' tireless pursuit of scholarship and knowledge, and the presses generosity of resources, that the committee can bring you this bibliography. Look for unique topics which include specialized or regional interest. These titles are denoted by Regional General (RG) and Regional Special Interest (RS) notations.

The arrangement of titles is by Dewey Decimal order. Included in the bibliography are publisher-supplied synopses and ratings for both school and public library collections. The titles that are rated "outstanding" appear in a separate section and provide an original annotation by the reviewer which describes the significant content, features or uniqueness of the book. An author and title index is included at the back of the book.

Each year, panelists from the joint selection committee present their favorite recommendations at the ALA Annual Conference. This year, the Best of the Best of the University Presses session will be held in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.

As this year's chair of the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee, I would like to thank the committee members. I appreciate the time, effort, and care taken in evaluating the books, writing reviews, and contributing to this valuable selection tool.

— Annemarie Roscello AASL Chairperson,
American University Presses Book Selection Committee
July 2015-June 2016

2016 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Annemarie Roscello-Chairperson
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
600-619 Medical Science
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)

Sandy Brand
Liberty Middle School
Madison, AL
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
920-929 Biography
970-973 North American History (General)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Sabrina Carnesi
Crittenden Middle School
Newport News, VA
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
320-329 Political Science
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)

Pat M. Couts
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History
980-999 South American and Other History

Marianne Fitzgerald
Severna Park High School
Severna Park, MD
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Sara Frey
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Plymouth Meeting, PA
360-363 Social Programs and Services
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
900-919 Geography
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Janie Pickett
Eureka High School
Eureka, MO
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
370-379 Education
400-499 Languages

Judi Repman
Professor Emerita
Georgia Southern University
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
640-649 Home Economics
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
820-829 British Literature
960-969 African History

Delia Swanner
Ontario High School
Ontario, CA
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)

Carrie E. Turner
Westside Community Schools
Omaha, NE
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
330-339 Economics
340-349 Law
390-399 Customs and Folklore

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from RUSA/CODES American University Presses Book Selection Committee

Are university press books beyond the scope of most public libraries? The perception is often so. Such books are habitually thought to be scholarly texts written by academics for an audience comprised solely of other academics. Limited by budget constraints and driven by the demand to increase circulation, it is the rare public library that can afford to expend its resources on titles that, on the face of it, seem destined to become shelf sitters, odd cousins to bestsellers and literary darlings.

This committee serves as a wonderful and necessary correction to that mistaken perception. There are treasures published each year by university presses. Books that will delight readers who come upon them while browsing the stacks, books that fill out collections in smart and useful ways, books that support lifelong learning, and books that invite hours of fascinated perusal.

It is the mission of the University Press Books for Public and School Libraries Committee to find these gems and make them known to our fellow librarians. Members of the committee come from two divisions of the American Library Association: the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Members dig into the yearly creations of researchers and college professors, policy makers and poets, theorists and scientists, searching for the books that will hold wide appeal to patrons. This bibliography showcases their finds, bringing to the attention of collection development staff the richness of university press books that are all too often lost to librarians who rarely see reviews of such books in standard trade journals and lack access to the academic sources that do review them.

Every title marked as Outstanding in this guide has been hand-selected for its usefulness, accessibility, and interest. The committee considers these the star reviews of the university press world and invites you to read through the accompanying annotations in hopes that you too will find books that enhance your collection. The remainder of the bibliography lists books in all subject classifications with indications as to their applicability to a public library. Works marked General spotlight titles that might nicely round out holdings, bringing accessible expertise to the collection. Regional titles showcase works of local interest while Specialized titles highlight those books that support the in-depth study of a topic.

On behalf of the committee and of CODES, I hope you find this bibliography helpful in your collection development efforts and that through its suggestions your patrons gain access to the treasures published by university presses.

— Neal Wyatt
CODES Chairperson, American University Presses Book Selection CommitteeJuly 2015-June 2016

 

2016 University Press Books Committee, RUSA/CODES Librarians

Neal Wyatt-Chairperson
Richmond, VA
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
640-649 Home Economics
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
340-349 Law
400-499 Languages
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
920-929 Biography
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Phillip Ballo
Independent Reviewer
San Diego, CA
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
320-329 Political Science
390-399 Customs and Folklore
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
980-999 South American and Other History

Nann Blaine Hilyard
Zion-Benton Public Library (Retired)
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
330-339 Economics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
820-829 British Literature
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Teri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
600-619 Medical Science
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
900-919 Geography
970-973 North American History (General)

Andrea Paganelli
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
360-363 Social Programs and Services
370-379 Education
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
930-939 History of the Ancient World
960-969 African History

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

Contributing Presses

The University of Alberta Press: c/o Wayne State University Press, The Leonard N. Simons Building, 4809 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201-1309 800-978-7323 / 313-577-6120 FAX: 313-577-6131 / wsupress.wayne.edu

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

Beacon Press: Penguin Random House Publishing Services, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157 800-733-3000 FAX: 800-659-2436 / www.beacon.org

University of British Columbia Press: USA: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 / 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.ubcpress.ca CANADA: University of Toronto Press Distribution, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8 800-565-9523 / 416-667-7791 FAX: 800-221-9985 / 416-667-7832 / www.ubcpress.ca

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: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / http://cuapress.cua.edu

Columbia University Press: Perseus Distribution, 210 American Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 800-343-4499 FAX: 800-351-5073 / cup.columbia.edu

Duke University Press: Duke University Press Customer Relations, 905 West Main Street, Suite 18-B, Box 90660, Durham, NC 27708, 888-651-0122 FAX: 888-651-0124 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press: Cornell University Press, 750 Cascadilla Street, Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851, 800-666-2211 FAX: 800-688-2877 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida: Order Fulfillment, 1335 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609 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 30606 800-266-5842 FAX: 706-425-3061 / www.ugapress.org

Getty Publications: Sales Department, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-440-6536 FAX: 310-440-7758 / http://www.getty.edu/publications

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press: Sales Department, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-2606 FAX: 617-495-4051 / www.hup.harvard.edu

Indiana University Press: IPS Pub Support, 14 Ingram Blvd., M/S 631, Lavergne, TN 37086 800-648-3013 FAX: 615-213-6030 / http://ipage.ingramcontent.com / www.iupress.indiana.edu

McGill-Queen's University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.mqup.ca

The University of Michigan Press: Marketing Department, 839 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-936-2245 FAX: 734-615-1540 / http://www.press.umich.edu

The National Academies Press: Customer Service, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, 800-624-6242 FAX: 202-334-2451 / www.nap.edu

University of Nevada Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.unpress.nevada.edu

University Press of New England/ForeEdge: Order Fulfillment, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766, 608-448-1533 FAX: 603-448-7006 / www.upne.com

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

University of North Texas Press: Texas Book Consortium, John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

Northern Illinois University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.niupress.niu.edu

Northwestern University Press/Curbstone/TriQuarterly: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://nupress.northwestern.edu

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

University of Oklahoma Press: Customer Service, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069 800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.oupress.com

University of Pennsylvania Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370 Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.upenn.edu/pennpress

Princeton University Press: Marketing Department, 41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 609-258-4900 FAX: 609-258-1335 / www.press.princeton.edu

Purdue University Press: Bookmasters, Inc., 30 Amberwood Parkway, Ashland, OH 44805 800-247-6553 FAX: 419-281-6883 / www.press.purdue.edu

University of Regina Press: USA: IPS Pub Support, 14 Ingram Blvd., M/S 631, Lavergne, TN 37086 844-841-0253 FAX: 800-838-1149 / http://ipage.ingramcontent.com CANADA: University of Toronto Press Distribution, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.ubcpress.ca / uofrpress.ca

RIT Press: 90 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 585-475-6766 FAX: 585-475-4090 / http://ritpress.rit.edu

Rutgers University Press: Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu

The University of South Carolina Press: Business Office, 718 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208 800-768-2500 FAX: 800-868-0740 / www.sc.edu/uscpress

Teachers College Press: PO Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 800-575-6566 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.tcpress.com

Temple University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.temple.edu/tempress

University of Texas Press: Customer Service, PO Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713 800-252-3206 FAX: 800-687-6046 / www.utexaspress.com

Texas A & M University Press: ATTN: Book Orders, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354 800-826-8911 / FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

TCU Press: Texas Book Consortium, John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

University of Toronto Press: Orders Department, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T8 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.utppublishing.com

University of Utah Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uofupress.com

Vanderbilt University Press: Customer Service, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069-8216 800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.VanderbiltUniversityPress.com

The University of Virginia Press: Business Office, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904 800-831-3406 FAX: 877-288-6400 / www.upress.virginia.edu

University of Washington Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370, 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.washington.edu/uwpress

Washington State University Press: Sales & Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910, 800-354-7360 / 509-335-7880 FAX: 509-335-8568 / http://wsupress.wsu.edu

Wesleyan University Press: UPNE -Customer Service, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766-1405, 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

University of the West Indies Press: Customer Service, Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uwipress.com

West Virginia University Press: Chicago Distribution Center/WVU Press, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.wvupress.com

The University of Wisconsin Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476/ http://uwpress.wisc.edu

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004 202-691-4029 FAX: 202-691-4001/ www.wilsoncenter.org/woodrow-wilson-center-press

Yale University Press: Trilateral Customer Service, 100 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864 800-405-1619 FAX: 800-406-9145/ www.yalebooks.com

Links to all members of the Association of American University Presses can be found at: www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/membership-list



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