2014 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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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.

Introduction from AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee

The 24th Edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is a useful collection development tool for school librarians seeking to meet the diverse curricular needs, interests, and learning styles within their institutions. This annual bibliography is also an excellent resource for engaging other educators and administrators in collaborative projects and research efforts.

Titles for the 24th edition were selected by the American University Presses Book Selection Committee. This joint committee of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA/CODES) recommends books based on content rather than on price or format. These texts provide substantive content from the university community that is not always available in trade books or found through standard lists and collection development tools.

Selections are listed in Dewey Decimal order and include a publisher-supplied synopsis and ratings for both school and public library collections. Those titles rated as "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 also 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 Best of the Best of the University Presses session, recorded and broadcast by C-Span, will be available for viewing on their website following the June 2014 conference. The 2013 presentation can be viewed at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/313850-1.

As this year's chair of the AASL American University Presses Book Selection Committee, I would like to thank the committee members. I appreciate all of the time, effort, and care that they spend in evaluating books, writing reviews, and contributing to this valuable selection tool. Your comments and suggestion for making this publication more useful are always welcome.

— Ginny Stone AASL Chairperson, American University Presses Book Selection Committee July 2013–June 2014

2014 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Virginia L. Stone–Chairperson
Saint Christopher's School
Richmond, VA
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
360-363 Social Programs and Services
400-499 Languages
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals

Cara Dibbs
Indian Lakes Elementary School
Virginia Beach, VA
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting
800-811 American Literature
(Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Richard E.B. Lord
Retired School Librarian
New York City Department of Education
620-639 Engineering, Agricultural
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)
820-829 British Literature
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Merlyn K. Miller
Burr and Burton Academy
Manchester, VT
364-369 Criminology, True Crime
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
900-919 Geography
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Rebecca J. Pasco
University of Nebraska Omaha
Omaha, NE
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
370-379 Education
640-649 Home Economics
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
970-973 North American History (General)

Judi Repman
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
320-329 Political Science
350-359 Public Administration, Military Science
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
930-939 History of the Ancient World
960-969 African History

Annemarie Roscello
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
330-339 Economics
340-349 Law
390-399 Customs and Folklore
600-619 Medical Science
920-929 Biography

Carrie Turner
Westside High School
Omaha, NE
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
980-999 South American and Other History

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from RUSA/CODES American University Presses Book Selection Committee

Welcome to the 24nd edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography.

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.

The UPB bibliography focuses on a publishing niche: U.S. and Canadian university presses. Of the hundreds of titles they 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 attend the ALA Annual Conference, don't miss the Best of the Best program where our committee members talk about their "outstanding" choices from this year's list.

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

 

2014 University Press Books Committee, CODES/RUSA Librarians

Nann Blaine Hilyard–Chairperson
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)

Tina Beaird
Plainfield Public Library
Plainfield, IL
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
820-829 British Literature
900-919 Geography

Stacey Hayman
Rocky River Public Library
Rocky River, OH
360-363 Social Programs and Services
370-379 Education
390-399 Customs and Folklore
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
943-949 Eastern History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Emily Keller
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
320-329 Political Science
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)

Teri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
600-619 Medical Science
640-649 Home Economics
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)
930-939 History of the Ancient World
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Sarah Nagle
Carver County Library
Chaska, MN
330-339 Economics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
400-499 Languages
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
970-973 North American History (General)

Deborah Parrott

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
350-359 Public Administration, Military Science
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
920-929 Biography
980-999 South American and Other History

Jessica Pryde
Archbishop Carroll High School
Washington, DC
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
960-969 African History

Gayle Schmuhl
Ford Intermediate School
Brook Park, OH
340-349 Law
364-369 Criminology, True Crime
620-639 Engineering, Agricultural
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

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

Contributing Presses

The University of Alberta Press: Ring House 2, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 780-492-7493 FAX: 780-492-0719 / www.uap.ualberta.ca

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: UTP Distribution, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8, 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / 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 University of Chicago Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.press.uchicago.edu

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

Duke University Press:
Books Marketing, 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701 888-651-0122 FAX 888-651-0126 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press:
c/o Cornell University Press, 750 Cascadilla Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 800-666-2211 FAX: 800-688-2877 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida: ATTN: Orders, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32603-1933 800-226-3822 FAX: 352-392-7302 / 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, Bogart, 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

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

University Press of Kansas: Order Dept., 2502 Westbrooke Circle, Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4155 FAX: 785-864-4586 / www.kansaspress.ku.edu

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

Michigan State University Press: 1405 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 517-884-6920 FAX: 517-432-2611 / www.msupress.org

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

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

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 A&M University Press 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

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

Ohio University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 773-702-7000 FAX: 773-702-7212 / www.ohioswallow.com

Oregon State University Press:
Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.osupress.oregonstate.edu

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

RAND Corporation:
Publications Orders, 1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310-451-7002 / FAX: 412-802-4981 / www.rand.org/pubs

Saint Joseph's University Press:
Book Orders, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 610-660-3402 / FAX: 610-660-3412 / www.sjupress.com

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

Southern Illinois University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.siupress.com

State University of New York Press/SUNY Press: Ordering and Customer Service, PO Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960, 877-204-6073 FAX: 877-204-6074 / www.sunypress.edu

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: Orders and Customer Service, 2100 Comal St., Stop E4800, Austin, TX 78712-1303, 800-252-3206 FAX: 512-232-7178 / http://utpress.utexas.edu

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: John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354 800-826-8911 / FAX: 979-847-8752 www.tamupress.com

Texas Tech University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628, 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.ttupress.org

University of Toronto Press/ University of Toronto Press-Higher Education Division
: Orders Department, 5201 Dufferin Street, North York, ON M3H 5T8 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.utppublishing.com

United States Institute of Peace Press: Customer Service, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172 800-868-8064 (U.S. toll-free) or 703-661-1590 FAX: 703-661-1501 / http://bookstore.usip.org

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research: Publications, 300 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686, 888-227-8569 FAX: 269-343-7310 / www.upjohn.org

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

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 / 509-335-3518 FAX: 509-335-8568 / www.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., PO Box 8895, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8895, 800-848-8895 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uwipress.com

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

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books:
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, Washington, DC 20004-3027 202-691-4029 FAX: 202-691-4001/ www.wilsoncenter.org/woodrow-wilson-center-press

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