2017 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, 1412 Broadway, Suite 2135, New York, NY 10018. 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 University Press Book Selection Committee

The 2017 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 books. The AASL reviewers focus on assisting the school librarian with selecting materials of value and relevance from highly esteemed university press publishers. I recommend that you use this tool to bring accessible content from world-renowned scholars to your shelves.

Use this bibliography as a guide to develop your collection. Included are outstanding titles in specialized and emerging subject areas. The entire catalog published by a press is not sent for review but rather material that is level appropriate and meets 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 synopsis 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.

As this year’s chair of the AASL University Press 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,
University Press Book Selection Committee
July 2016-June 2017

2017 University Press Book Selection Committee, AASL Librarians

Annemarie Roscello–Chairperson
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
330-339 Economics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
600-619 Medical Science
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Sandy Brand
Liberty Middle School
Madison, AL
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
390-399 Customs and Folklore
620-639 Engineering / Agriculture
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
820-829 British Literature
970-973 North American History (General)

Karla Collins
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes, and Architecture)
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature

Sara Frey
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Plymouth Meeting, PA
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
360-363 Social Programs and Services
400-499 Languages
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Shannon Harris
Durham Academy Upper School Library
Durham, NC
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
364-369 Criminology / True Crime
640-649 Home Economics
900-919 Geography
920-929 Biography
980-999 South American and Other History

Dona J. Helmer
College Gate Elementary School Library
Anchorage, AK
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
370-379 Education
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
930-939 History of the Ancient World
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Judi Repman
Professor Emerita
Georgia Southern University
320-329 Political Science
340-349 Law
350-359 Public Administration / Military Science
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
960-969 African History

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from RUSA/CODES University Press Book Selection Committee

University Presses serve an essential role in the collection development efforts of public libraries. Such publishers make possible glorious art books of high quality; tiny print runs of stunning poetry collections; and works of regional interest that are incredibly hard to source via other publishers. These books and more delight readers who come upon them while browsing the stacks; they round out our collections in smart and useful ways; and they provide hours of enjoyment and fascinated perusal.

It is the mission of the University Press Book Selection Committee to find these titles of note 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. Titles marked as Outstanding in this guide have been hand-selected for their quality, usefulness, accessibility, and interest. The committee considers these the starred reviews of the university press world and invites you to read the accompanying annotations in hopes that you will find books that will enhance your collection. The remainder of the bibliography lists books in all subject classifications with indications as to their applicability in our collections. Entries marked General spotlight titles that enhance holdings, bringing accessible expertise to the collection. Regional titles are works of local interest while entries marked Specialized are 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,
University Press Book Selection Committee
July 2016–June 2017

 

2017 University Press Book Selection Committee, RUSA/CODES Librarians

Neal Wyatt–Chairperson
Richmond, VA
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
390-399 Customs and Folklore
640-649 Home Economics
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
900-919 Geography
970-973 North American History (General)

Phillip Ballo
Independent Reviewer
San Diego, CA
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
340-349 Law
360-363 Social Programs and Services
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
812-813 American Literature (Drama/Fiction)
960-969 African History

Bill Kelly
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma, OH
100-159 Psychology and Metaphysics
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
364-369 Criminology/True Crime
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Teri Maggio
Independent Reviewer
Napoleonville, LA
320-329 Political Science
600-619 Medical Science
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)
950-959 Asian and Middle Eastern History

Cathleen Merenda
Westbury Memorial Public Library
Westbury, NY
306-319 Cultures and Institutions, Communities, Statistics
370-379 Education
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek and other Literature
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Andrea Paganelli
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
350-359 Public Administration/Military Science
620-639 Engineering/Agriculture
814-819 American Literature (Essays/Satire/Misc.)
820-829 British Literature

Issac Pulver
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Saratoga Springs, NY
330-339 Economics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism/Rhetoric/Poetry)
980-999 South American and Other History

Henrietta Verma
NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
Baltimore, MD
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups and Behavior
400-499 Languages
550-599 Earth and Life Science, Plants, Animals
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
920-929 Biography

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

Contributing Presses

The University of Alabama Press: Sales and Marketing, 200 Hackberry Lane, Room 202, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 205-348-3476 FAX: 205-348-9201 / www.uapress.ua.edu

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 FAX: 313-577-6131 / www.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

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

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

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

Brookings Institution Press: Perseus Distribution, 210 American Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 800-343-4499 FAX: 800-351-5073 / www.brookings.edu/press

University of California Press: Marketing Department, 155 Grand Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612 510-883-8280 FAX: 510-836-8910 / www.ucpress.edu

Cambridge University Press: Customer Service, One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006 800-872-7423 / 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.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, 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 919-688-2615 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press: UPNE, Customer Service, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766-1405 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / 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

Gallaudet University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / gupress.gallaudet.edu

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

Getty Publications: Sales and Marketing Department, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90036 310-440-7365 / www.getty.edu/publications

Harvard University Press: Trilateral Customer Service Department, 100 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864-1769 800-405-1619 / 401-531-2800 FAX: 800-406-9145 / 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: Marketing Department, 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1720, Montreal, QC H3A 2R7 514-398-3750 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.ca

University of Michigan Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 / www.press.umich.edu

University of Missouri Press: 113 Heinkel, 201 S. 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / upress.missouri.edu

Modern Language Association of America: Customer Service, 85 Broad Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434 646-576-5161 FAX: 646-576-5160 / www.mla.org/books

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 Nebraska Press/Potomac Books: Marketing, 1111 Lincoln Mall Ste. 400, Lincoln, NE 68588-0630 402-472-3581 FAX: 402-472-6214 / www.nebraskapress.unl.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

The University of North Carolina Press: 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uncpress.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

Northwestern University Press/Curbstone Books: Sales and Marketing, 629 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL 60208 847-491-7420 FAX: 847-491-8150 / www.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 / undpress.nd.edu

Ohio State University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / ohiostatepress.org

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

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

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

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

Stanford University Press: Perseus Distribution, 210 American Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 800-343-4499 FAX: 800-351-5073 / www.sup.org

Syracuse University Press: 621 Skytop Rd., Suite 110, Syracuse, NY 13244 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu

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

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

Texas Tech University Press: 1120 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Lubbock, TX 79409-1037 806-832-4042 FAX: 806-742-2979 / www.ttupress.org

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

Truman State University Press: Order Fulfillment, 100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501 660-785-7336 FAX: 660-785-4480 / tsup.truman.edu

University of Utah Press: Marketing Department, 295 S. 1500 E., Ste. 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-585-9786 FAX: 801-581-3365 / 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

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 / wsupress.wsu.edu

University of the West Indies Press: Customer Service, Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uwipress.com

Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Ingram Publisher Services, 14 Ingram Blvd., M/S 631, Lavergne, TN 37086 866-400-5351 FAX: 800-838-1149 / ipage.ingrambook.com / www.wlupress.wlu.ca

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

Yale University Press/Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Trilateral Customer Service, 100 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864 800-405-1619 FAX: 800-406-9145/ yalebooks.com

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