2004 University Press Books

 

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600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)

600-619 Medical Sciences

640-649 Home Economics

 

620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

 

650-699 Business and Manufacturing

 

 

   

600-619 Medical Sciences

610.73

Graham, Effie, Jackie Pflaum, and Elfrida Nord

With a Dauntless Spirit: Alaska Nursing in Dog-Team Days

359 pp., 6" x 9", photos, maps, index, $45.00 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

May 2003

University of Alaska Press

A collection of journals, letters, and memoirs written by women nurses who traveled by dog team, river boat, or sea-going vessel to rural Alaska communities in the first half of the twentieth century. They lived and worked under difficult conditions in isolated communities with extreme weather and poor sanitation. In addition to chronicling an important period in the history of medicine, their stories illustrate the major cultural interactions that would have such a profound impact on the futures of Alaska and the United States--between Native peoples, prospectors, aviation pioneers, and arctic explorers. Historical and biographical background and commentary, as well as historical photos and maps are provided.

LC 2003002157, ISBN 1-889963-61-5 (c.), ISBN 1-889963-62-3 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: RS


613.12

Leatherman, Stephen P.

Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know about Sharks, Rip Currents, and More before Going in the Water

144 pp., 5" x 7 3/4", 29 illus., $20.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"An entertaining and anecdote-filled overview of beach dangers, from the dramatic (shark attack and lightning strikes) to the mundane (sunburn)."--Richard J. Murnane, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc. "All beach dangers-from biological to oceanographic to meteorological and more-are treated in this single volume. An interesting and valuable book."--Robert Hueter, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory

LC 2002013849, ISBN 0-300-09818-9

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


613.6

Davis, Lynn E., Tom La Tourrette, David Mosher, Lois Davis, and David Howell

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks

198 pp., 7" x 10", 17 figures, 39 tables, summary, acknowledgments, 4 appendices, bibliog., $28.00 paper, CIP included

September 2003

RAND

What should you do in the event of a terrorist attack that used chemical, radiological, nuclear, or biological weapons? What can you do to prepare? This guide offers specific steps and discusses basic principles and preparations that may improve your ability to respond and survive these types of attacks. Response strategies and preparations are designed to be sensitive to potential variations and have been defined with clear, simple rules that will be easy to remember and follow. Beyond individuals, organizations charged with emergency preparedness, response, and management are encouraged to integrate this material into their training, education, and public awareness campaigns. A removable reference card is included.

LC 2003016656, ISBN 0-8330-3473-1

AASL: S/P

PLA: G


616.2

Lavie, Peretz

Restless Nights: Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnea

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 13 illus., $27.50 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

This book is the first in-depth coverage of sleep apnea. An authority in sleep research explains this debilitating syndrome's history, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments, discusses the breathing disorders of sleeping children, tells how to get a consultation and diagnosis, and gives recommendations on living with sleep apnea. "Restless Nights is an entertaining and informative walk through the history of sleep science and is written in an anecdotal style, avoiding too much scientific jargon...This book is a fascinating read that won't help anyone fall asleep."--Tania Hershman, New Scientist

LC 2003002411, ISBN 0-300-08544-3

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


616.858

Westheimer, Dr. Ruth K.

Musically Speaking: A Life through Song

152 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

August 2003

University of Pennsylvania Press

In this memoir through song, Dr. Ruth invites us to share her story from a uniquely musical perspective. "Touching and frequently witty."--Publishers Weekly. "Dr. Ruth sees music as a kind of conscience. Melody is something she has measured her life on. It's an extraordinary story, her story."--Bono. "Dr. Ruth shows us how and why music functions in her life, with lessons for all of us. A real gem of a book."--Wynton Marsalis. "A wonderful book, both moving and delightful. With her customary charm and brio, Westheimer shares with us how a life can be shaped by music. Brava!"--Zubin Mehta

LC 2003053128, ISBN 0-8122-3746-3

PLA: S


616.89

Metzl, Jonathan Michel

Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs

296 pp., 6" x 9", 37 illus., end notes, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Duke University Press

Providing a cultural history of treatments for depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses through a look at the professional and popular reception of three "wonder drugs"--Miltown, Valium, and Prozac--Metzl explains the surprising ways Freudian gender categories and popular gender roles have shaped understandings of these drugs.

LC 2002151959, ISBN 0-8223-3061-X

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


616.89

Slater, Lauren et al.

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

403 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", index, $45.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2003

Beacon Press

Drawing on the latest thinking in psychiatry and psychology, and written for women of diverse backgrounds, this trade reference guide to women's mental health provides a comprehensive and readable overview to the psychological issues that concern women most. Arguing that women want and need to understand their mental health as more than a question of disorder or normality, it begins with the life cycle, helping women understand the major issues and biological changes associated with young adulthood, middle age, and old age. This book also specifically addresses the psychological importance of women's sexuality, relationships, motherhood and childlessness, trauma, and illness, and discusses how social contexts, such as poverty and racism, affect mental health.

LC 2003010436, ISBN 0-8070-2924-6 (c.), ISBN 0-8070-2925-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


616.92

Edlow, Jonathan A.

Bull's-Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease

320 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 21 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Yale University Press

"This well-documented book is about a newly targeted infectious disease, and it is as important for the light it sheds on the nature of scientific inquiry within the contemporary social and political context as it is for its information about Lyme disease."--Booklist. "A valuable guide for dealing with emerging diseases...The best thing of all about Bull's-Eye is that it lays out the unknowns along with the knowns, the mainstream view along with alternative readings, and thus reveals science for what it is: a perpetual, and admirable, work in progress."--Andrew C. Revkin, The New York Times Book Review

LC 2002154119, ISBN 0-300-09867-7

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


617.95

Starzl, Thomas E.

The Puzzle People: Memoirs of a Transplant Surgeon

400 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 39 b&w photos, $24.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Pittsburgh Press

In this autobiography by one of the pioneers in transplant surgery, Thomas E. Starzl offers a vivid glimpse into a world of science that is filled with politics and personalities, technological stops and starts, and the hopes and dreams of patients whose very lives hang in the balance.

LC 2004269773, ISBN 0-8229-3714-X (c.), ISBN 0-8229-5836-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


617.95

Tilney, Nicholas L.

Transplant: From Myth to Reality

336 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 53 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

In this riveting book, a well-known expert traces the evolution of organ transplantation from its initial stirrings in the imaginations of the ancients to its current status as accepted treatment for nearly 40,000 patients each year. Dr. Nicholas Tilney describes both the triumphs in the field and the commercialism and ethical conflicts that have arisen. "Dr. Tilney has an eye for the fascinating details, the shocking stories, and the unexpected connection. The result is a lively and enjoyable read."--Atul Gawande, author of Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

LC 2003047966, ISBN 0-300-09963-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


618.1

Minkin, Mary Jane and Carol V. Wright

The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health: From Menarche to Menopause

416 pp., 7" x 9 1/4", 33 illus., $29.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2003

Yale University Press

"An outstanding book that should be in every library, including elementary schools, for the benefit of teachers and school nurses. The authors write clearly and as though speaking directly to patients. Information is practical, based on current research, and never demeaning to women."--Choice. "A clear, readable, and comprehensive book that explains things you never learned in high school-but should have-about your body."--Alan H. DeCherney, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

LC 2002035738, ISBN 0-300-09820-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G

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620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

621

Walters, Michael

A Concise History of Ornithology

256 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 1/2", 75 illus., $30.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

Yale University Press

"This educational and entertaining book explores the history of ornithology from the earliest times to the present day, vividly describing the ornithologists who have been most influential in their field and the discoveries they have made."--Book Sense. "[This] book...is one that birdwatchers and naturalists will find absorbing."--Booklist

LC 2003104752, ISBN 0-300-09073-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


621.9

Cobb, Charles C.

Stone Tool Traditions in the Contact Era

272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 45 illus., index, $60.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included

September 2003

The University of Alabama Press

Explores the impact of European colonization on Native American and Pacific Islander technology and culture. Marvin T. Smith of Valdosta State University has stated that, "after reading this volume, no archaeologist will ever see the replacement of lithic technology by metal tools as a simple matter of replacement of technologically inferior stone tools with their superior metal counterparts. This is cutting-edge scholarship in the area of contact period studies."

LC 2003002156, ISBN 0-8173-1372-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8173-1373-7 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RS


629.13

Young, David M.

Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History

263 pp., 8 1/4" x 10 3/4", illus., photos, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2003

Northern Illinois University Press

"A fine chronicle...Young is enlightening on the growth of Chicago as a commercial aviation hub."--Chicago Sun-Times. From the dawn of flight, Chicago has played a vital role in the development of aviation. Young's richly illustrated history portrays the inventors, entrepreneurs, and aviators who conquered the skies and made Chicago America's crossroads for air travel and transport.

LC 2002033803, ISBN 0-87580-311-3

AASL: G, RG/HS

PLA: RG


629.45

Burgess, Colin and Kate Doolan, with Bert Vis

Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died reaching for the Moon

295 pp., 6" x 9", 37 photos, index, $40.00 cloth, $25.00 paper, CIP included

October 2003

University of Nebraska Press

This book enriches the saga of mankind's greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space race-by telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died reaching for the moon. The extraordinary lives and accomplishments of these astronauts unfold here in intimate and compelling detail, supported by extensive interviews and archival material. Their stories return us to a stirring time in the history of our nation and remind us of the cost of fulfilling our dreams.

LC 2003042662, ISBN 0-8032-1332-8 (c.), ISBN 0-8032-6212-4 (p.)

AASL: G/JHS-HS

PLA: G


634.8

Sullivan, Charles L.

Zinfandel: A History of a Grape and Its Wine

246 pp., 6" x 8", 21 b&w photos, 11 line illus., 1 map, 6 tables, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2003

University of California Press

"The state's foremost wine historian, Charles L. Sullivan, has trained his astute eye and graceful manner on zinfandel, turning out a tight, amiable and intelligent read that will bring new appreciation to a varietal that has struggled too long for respectability."--Sacramento Bee. "Finally, an authoritative and readable book that details history of the Zinfandel grape. Charles Sullivan lovingly blends California wine lore, primary source research and personal history into a thoughtful, compelling and thoroughly enjoyable chronicle...mandatory reading for those who love veracity, wine and a story well told."--Joel Peterson, Winemaker and Founder, Ravenswood Winery

LC 2002156534, ISBN 0-520-23969-5

AASL: G, S, RG/HS

PLA: RS


634.9

Pyne, Stephen J.

Smokechasing

260 pp., 6" x 9", $37.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

March 2003

The University of Arizona Press

One of America's leading fire scholars tracks down more of the history of wildfire in a collection featuring thirty-two original articles and substantial revisions of previous pieces, addressing many issues of public concern. "Pyne has added another rung to his ladder of successful books on wildland fire...His analysis of current fire suppression and prescribed burning approaches, where the ability to impose changes on natural ecosystems can be related to what is not done as much as to what is done, is especially poignant...Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2002011504, ISBN 0-8165-2284-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8165-2285-5 (p.)

AASL: G, RG/HS

PLA: S


635.932

Sullivan, Barbara J.

Garden Perennials for the Coastal South

288 pp., 7 1/2" x 11", 223 color photos, 13 charts, 3 maps, appendices, index, $35.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

October 2003

The University of North Carolina Press

The first book of its kind to deal solely with the unique challenges and opportunities for growing perennials and other plants in the coastal South, from Tidewater, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida, and across the Gulf Coast to Houston, Texas. Barbara Sullivan, a Certified Master Gardener, combines expert advice with a comprehensive A-to-Z plant guide for more than 950 plant varieties. Her book is organized to allow experienced or novice gardeners to plan a year-round garden or to focus on a particular season.

LC 2002155089, ISBN 0-8078-2795-9 (c.), ISBN 0-8078-5473-5 (p.)

AASL: RG/HS

PLA: O


637.353

Boisard, Pierre

Camembert: A National Myth

267 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2003

University of California Press

"There are French writers who seduce us with descriptions of the culinary and romantic landscape, and there are those who reveal the mysteries behind ordinary objects and characters. Pierre Boisard accomplishes both feats in Camembert...Boisard transports us across time to a more innocent era in a pastoral France, while creating a sense of wonder at the ways in which human beings connect and occasionally create something extraordinary...Boisard serves up an appetizing book, and in so doing reveals, more than anything else, what it truly means to be French."--San Francisco Chronicle. "A persuasive study in patriotic fable and food lore."--Booklist

LC 2002154217, ISBN 0-520-22550-3

AASL: O, G/JHS, HS

PLA: S

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640-649 Home Economics

641.5

Koerner, András

A Taste of the Past: The Daily Life and Cooking of a Nineteenth-Century Hungarian-Jewish Homemaker

325 pp., 6" x 9", 130 illus., $35.00 cloth, CIP included

December 2003

University Press of New England

A Taste of the Past is an entertaining reconstruction of the daily life and household of Therese (Riza) Baruch (1851-1938), the great-grandmother of the author. Based on an unusually complete cache of letters, recipes, and personal artifacts, Koerner's book describes in loving detail his great-grandmother's domestic life, with special emphasis on the meals she served her family. The evocative pen-and-ink illustrations bring Riza's story and food to life, and the eighty-five easy-to-follow updated versions of her recipes allow readers to savor Riza's dishes and desserts in their own kitchens.

LC 2003016335, ISBN 1-58465-209-8

AASL: S/JHS, HS, P

PLA: G



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650-699 Business and Manufacturing

650.13

Babcock, Linda and Sara Laschever

Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

240 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2003

Princeton University Press

"Contrary to their book's title, [the authors] do ask a series of questions: Why do most women see a negotiation as an automatic fight instead of a chance to get what they deserve? Why are women afraid to ask for what they deserve? Why are women afraid to ask for what they want in the workplace? And perhaps most importantly, why don't women feel entitled to ask for it...? [A] great resource for anyone who doubts there is still a great disparity between the salary earnings of men and women in comparable professions."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2003049842, ISBN 0-691-08940-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


680

Sathe, Vijay

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Top Managers and New Business Creation

387 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 16 tables, 11 figures, bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth

July 2003

Cambridge University Press

Sathe examines how top managers--corporate executives, division general managers and the division's top management team members--influence corporate entrepreneurship, specifically new business creation in a corporate division. This book takes the reader into the real world of top managers to explore a relatively uncharted territory in a systematic and comprehensive way. The business realities, the management culture, the corporate philosophy, the personalities, and the personal agendas of the people at the top are vividly portrayed in these pages. This book offers both a theory of corporate entrepreneurship based on the real-world experience of top managers and practical advice on how to manage it for better results.

LC 2003279355, ISBN 0-521-82499-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


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