2010 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

In Cooperation with The Association of American University Presses

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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 Public Library Association (PLA). 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 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.

Books that were not received by a committee member assigned to that subject area are rated as ”Not Reviewed“. Books that were not accepted by a committee member have no rating at all.

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.

Introduction-AASL Selection Committee

The 20th 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 2010 publication have been recommended by the American University Press Books Publication Selection Committee, a joint committee of practicing professionals and members of the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association. 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 Annual Conference of the American Library Association. The 2009 "The Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" program was recorded by C-Span and can be viewed on their website at www.c-spanvideo.org/program/287853-1.

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.

— Jo Ann Carr
Chairperson, American University Presses Book Selection Committee
July 2009–June 2010

2010 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Jo Ann Carr–Chairperson
University of Wisconsin—Madison MERIT Library
Madison, WI
000–099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
370–379 Education
550–599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
820–829 British Literature
980–999 South American and Other History

Barbara Bahm
Tonganoxie Middle School
Tonganoxie, KS
320–329 Political Science
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
760–779 Graphic Arts, Photography
930–939 History of the Ancient World
943–949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
970–973 North American History (General)

Sabrina Carnesi
Crittenden Middle School Library
Newport News, VA
364–369 Criminology/True Crime
390–399 Customs and Folklore
780–799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
920–929 Biography
960–969 African History

Janet Hilbun
University of North Texas, SLIS
Denton, TX
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
400-499 Languages
640-649 Home Economics
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)

Janice M. Krueger
Clarion University
Clarion, PA
160–199 Ethics and Philosophy
340–349 Law
730–759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
860–899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature

Suzanne Metcalfe
Dimond High School
Anchorage, AK
306–319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
380–389 Commerce and Transportation
600–619 Medical Science
800–811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
950–959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Karen Pangallo
North Shore Community College
Danvers, MA
100–159 Psychology and Metaphysics
330–339 Economics
620–639 Engineering/Agricultural
830–859 German, French, Italian Literature
943–949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Judith Repman
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
360–363 Social Programs and Services
700–729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture
900–919 Geography
974–979 U.S. History (Regional)

Elizabeth Willoughby
Red Bank Middle School Media Center
Red Bank, NJ
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
350–359 Public Administration/Military Science
650–699 Business and Manufacturing
812–813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from PLA's University Press Book Reviewers Community of Practice

This year the PLA and AASL University Press committee was truly challenged. Not only were the books that we were reviewing excellent, but we had to be mindful of the economic climate. Every library is facing an uncertain future. Budget cuts are affecting staffing, hours and materials. University press books are known as expensive, often supplementary items. We are here to remind you that they are often vital additions to any collection.

Each librarian on the committee is assigned a specific Dewey decimal range to review. The presses send the books to committee members. The books are then examined and ranked by the committee members based on readability, thoroughness and suitability for libraries. If an individual book is found to be “outstanding” a review is written by the librarian that will hopefully convey the member’s thoughts to you, the selector.

It is the hope of each committee member that you will find this bibliography a useful collection development tool for your library. We wish to thank Kim Miller from the Association of American University Presses for helping to coordinate this venture. Without her assistance, this bibliography would not be possible.

— Hilary Albert
University Press Books for Public Libraries Committee

 

2010 University Press Books Committee, PLA Librarians

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
290–299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
350–359 Public Administration/Military Science
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
830–859 German, French, Italian Literature
960–969 African History

Saul J. Amdursky
Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines, IA
100–159 Psychology and Metaphysics
400–499 Languages
760–779 Graphic Arts, Photography
820–829 British Literature

Nann Blaine Hilyard
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
200–289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
360–363 Social Programs and Services
812–813 Amer. Literature (Drama/Fiction)
930–939 History of the Ancient World
970–973 North American History (General)

Mary Cosper LeBoeuf
Terrebonne Parish Library System
Houma LA
160–199 Ethics and Philosophy
364–369 Criminology/True Crime
700–729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture
814–819 Amer. Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)

Teri Maggio
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
320–329 Political Science
600–619 Medical Science
920–929 Biography
940–942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
950–959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Christine Owens
Carmel Clay Public Library
Carmel, IN
330–339 Economics
370–379 Education
730–759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
900–919 Geography

Sonja Plummer-Morgan
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library
Presque Isle, ME
300–305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
380–389 Commerce and Transportation
650–699 Business and Manufacturing
860–899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
943–949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Sarah Prueter
Geauga West Public Library
Chesterland, OH
000–099 Bibliographie, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
306–319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
500–549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
620–639 Engineering/Agricultural
980–999 South American and Other History

Susan Sexton-Cooley
Sara Hightower Regional Library System
Rome, GA
340–349 Law
390–399 Customs and Folklore
550–599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
640–649 Home Economics
800–811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
974–979 U.S. History (Regional)

From the office of the PLA

Contributing Presses

The University of Alabama Press Marketing, 200 Hackberry Lane, 2nd Floor, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
205-348-5180 FAX: 205-348-9201 / www.uapress.ua.edu

University of Alaska Press Sales & Distribution, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240
907-474-5831 FAX: 907-474-5502 / www.uaf.edu/uapress

The University of Alberta Press Ordering Dept. c/o: Michigan State University Press (MSUP),
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Suite 25 Manly Miles Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48823
517-355-9543 FAX: 800-678-2120 / www.msupress.msu.edu

The American University in Cairo Press c/o International Publishers Marketing,
22841 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, VA 20166
800-758-3756 FAX: 703-661-1501 / www.internationalpubmarket.com

The University of Arizona Press Order Fulfillment, 355 S. Euclid Avenue, Suite 103, Tucson, AZ 85719
800-426-3797 FAX: 520-621-8899 / www.uapress.arizona.edu

The University of Arkansas Press Marketing Dept., 105 N. McIlroy Avenue,
Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
800-626-0090 FAX: 479-575-6044 / www.uapress.com

Beacon Press
Marketing Dept., 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02128
617-742-2110 FAX: 617-723-3097 / www.beaconpress.org

Brookings Institution Press
Marketing Dept., 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-797-6000 FAX: 202-797-6004 / www.brookings.edu

University of California Press Marketing Dept., 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1012
510-642-4247 FAX: 510-643-7127 / www.ucpress.edu

The University of Chicago Press
Customer Service, 11030 South 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 Dept., 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701
919-687-3646 FAX 919-688-4391 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press Marketing & Promotions Dept., 600 Forbes Ave., 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
800-226-3822 FAX: 800-680-1955 / www.upf.com

Fordham University Press
c/o New York University Press, 838 Broadway, Third Floor,
New York, NY 10003
800-996-6987 FAX: 212-995-3833 / 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 Dept., 330 Research Dr., Athens, GA 30602
800-266-5842 FAX: 706-369-6162 / www.ugapress.org

Getty Publications Customer Service, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Ste. 1302, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Harvard University Press/Belknap Press Sales Dept., 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-2606 FAX: 617-496-4892 / www.hup.harvard.edu

Indiana University Press Customer Service, 601 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
812-855-8817 FAX: 812-855-7931 / http://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

University of Massachusetts Press Attn: Orders, P.O. Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004
413-545-2217 FAX: 413-545-1226 / www.umass.edu/umpress

McGill-Queen’s University Press Marketing Dept., 3430 McTavish St., Montreal, QC, H3A 1X9
514-398-2912 FAX: 514-398-5433 / www.mqup.mcgill.ca

University Press of Mississippi Customer Service & Order Fulfillment, 3825 Ridgewood Road,
Jackson, MS 39211
800-737-7788 FAX: 601-432-6217 / www.upress.state.ms.us

Modern Language Association of America Customer Services, 26 Broadway, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10004-1789
646-576-5161 FAX: 646-576-5160 / www.mla.org

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

National Gallery of Art Gallery Shops Order Processing Office, 2000B South Club Drive,
Landover, MD 20785
202-789-5118 FAX: 202-789-3047 / http://shop.nga.gov

University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books c/o Longleaf Services, Inc., PO Box 8895,
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8895
800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.nebraskapress.unl.edu

University of Nevada Press Customer Service, Mail Stop 0166, Reno, NV 89557-0166
877-NV-BOOKS FAX: 775-784-6200 / www.unevadapress.com

New York University Press Order Fulfillment Dept., 838 Broadway, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003-4812
800-996-6987 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org

University of North Texas Press 1155 Union Circle, # 311336, Denton, TX 76203
940-565-2142 FAX: 940-565-4590 / www.unt.edu/untpress

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

University of Notre Dame Press
Sales Department, 310 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46530
574-631-3267 FAX: 574-631-4410 / www.undpress.nd.edu

Oregon State University Press Order Fulfillment Dept., c/o University of Arizona Press,
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800-426-3797 / http://oregonstate.edu/dept/press

University of Ottawa Press University of Toronto Press, 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M3H 5T8
800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.utpress.utoronto.ca

Oxford University Press Publicity Dept., 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
212-726-6033 FAX: 212-726-6447 / www.oup.com/us

University of Pennsylvania Press Marketing Dept., 3905 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4112
215-898-6264 / FAX: 215-898-0404 / www.upenn.edu/pennpress

Penn State University Press
Customer Service/Warehouse, 820 North University Dr., USB1 Ste. C,
University Park, PA 16802-1003
800-326-9180 FAX: 877-778-2665 / www.psupress.org

Princeton University Press Marketing Dept., 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-4900 FAX: 609-258-1335 / http://press.princeton.edu

Purdue University Press
Orders, 30 Amberwood Pkwy, P.O. Box 388, Ashland, OH 44805
800-247-6553 FAX: 419-281-6883 / www.thepress.purdue.edu

RAND Corporation, Attn: Customer Service, 1776 Main St., PO Box 2138,
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877-584-8642 / 310-393-0411-outside the US FAX: 412-802-4981 / www.rand.org

The University of Rochester Press Customer Service, 668 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
585-275-0419 FAX: 585-271-8778 / www.urpress.com or www.boydellandbrewer.com

Russell Sage Foundation Publications Department, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065
800-524-6401 FAX: 800-688-2877 / www.russellsage.org

Rutgers University Press/ Rivergate Books c/o Longleaf Services, Inc., PO Box 8895,
Chapel Hill, NC / 27515-8895
800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / Book orders: customerservice@longleafservices.org
Book information: www.rutgerspress.rutgers.edu

Society of Biblical Literature
Order Dept., P.O. Box 2243, 50 Winter Sport Ln.,
Williston, VT 05495-2243
877-725-3334 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.sbl-site.org/publications

Temple University Press Marketing Dept., TASB, 1852 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-926-2140 FAX: 215-926-2141 / www.temple.edu/tempress

University of Texas Press Customer Service, 2100 Comal St., Austin, TX 78722
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
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United States Institute of Peace Press Customer Service Dept., P.O. Box 605, Herdon, VA 20172
800-868-8064 / 703-661-1590 outside of the US FAX: 703-661-1501 / http://bookstore.usip.org

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

The Urban Institute Press c/o Hopkins Fulfillment Service, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.uipress.org

Vanderbilt University Press c/o OU Press Distribution Center, 2800 Venture Dr.,
Norman, OK 73069-8216
800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com

The University of Virginia Press
Order Department, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318
434-924-3468 FAX: 434-982-2655 / www.upress.virginia.edu

University of Washington Press c/o Hopkins Fulfillment Services, PO 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
800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

The West Virginia University Press Marketing Dept., P.O. Box 6295, Morgantown, WV 26501
304-293-8400 FAX: 304-293-6585 / www.wvupress.com

Wilfrid Laurier University Press Marketing Dept., 75 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
519-884-0710 FAX: 519-725-1399 / www.wlupress.wlu.ca

The University of Wisconsin Press
c/o: The Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Ave., Chicago, IL 60628-3892
800-621-2736 / 773-702-7000 FAX: 800-621-8476 / 773-702-7212 / http://uwpress.wisc.edu

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027
202-691-4042 FAX: 202-691-4001 / www.wilsoncenter.org/press

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