2005 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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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

616.99'4

Welch, H. Gilbert, M.D., M.P.H.

Should I Be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why

x + 224 pp., 6" x 9", 1 photo, 38 line illus., 4 tables, bibliog., references, index, $19.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

University of California Press

"Welch, a specialist in cancer detection, challenges common knowledge about everyday screenings...in this readable, thought-provoking book....Accessibly written, Welch's perspective provides needed balance to current emphasis on testing."--Booklist. "It is not a book for sick people - Welch is emphatic that people who have clear symptoms should see a doctor - and it might be an especially difficult book for the hypochondriacs among us. But sometimes the most important lessons are the hardest to hear, even when they promise to make us all better informed consumers in the medical marketplace."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

LC 2003012771, ISBN 0-520-23976-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


617.145

Hemenway, David

Private Guns, Public Health

344 pp., 6" x 9", 3 illus., 16 tables, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2004

The University of Michigan Press

Hemenway uncovers the complex connections between guns and self-defense, gun violence and schools, gun prevalence and homicide, and more. Finally, he outlines a policy course that would significantly reduce gun-related injury and death. With its bold new public-health approach to guns, Private Guns, Public Health. marks a shift in our understanding of guns that will-finally-point us toward a solution.

LC 2003024583, ISBN 0-472-11405-0

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


618.1

Minkin, Mary Jane and Carol V. Wright

A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause

416 pp., 7" x 9 1/4", 26 illus., $18.00 paper, CIP included

December 2004

Yale University Press

Menopause specialist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, nationally known not only for her expertise but also for her approachability, answers all the questions about menopause that women want--and need--to ask their health care providers. Dr. Minkin presents scientifically grounded information, explained helpfully and in a nonjudgmental manner. "Paging through this volume is like talking to a doctor whose waiting room is empty; there's lots to ask, and plenty of time for answers."--Publishers Weekly

LC 2004014636, ISBN 0-300-10435-9

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: O


618.92'3

Dalton, Sharron

Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do to Control the Fatness Epidemic

292 pp., 6" x 9", 1 photo, 5 line illus., 1 table, bibliog., references, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

University of California Press

"If you want to arm yourself, or someone else, with an understanding of the seriousness of childhood obesity, this is the source you need."--Times Higher Education Supplement (UK). We are facing a health crisis of epidemic proportions: children are gaining weight younger and faster than ever before. Dalton offers a clear-eyed look at what's behind the statistics and diagnoses, and what can be done about it. At once authoritative and nontechnical, no-nonsense and compassionate, she offers a clear call to action-a prescription for treating the most dire problem threatening our children's health and our nation's future.

LC 2003026339, ISBN 0-520-22574-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


618.97'6

Einstein, Gilles O. and Mark A. McDaniel

Memory Fitness: A Guide for Successful Aging

288 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 34 b&w and 2 color illus., $26.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2004

Yale University Press

"An informed and comprehensive approach to improving memory and to understanding how it works."--Science News. Do all adults experience memory difficulties as they age? What is the difference between normal memory change and the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? Is it possible to stem--or even reverse--memory decline? This timely book is a comprehensive guide for the growing number of adults who are eager to learn how aging affects memory and what can or cannot be done about it.

LC 2004000254, ISBN 0-300-10570-3

PLA: G

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620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

623.82'9

Heath, John D. and E. Arima

Eastern Arctic Kayaks: History, Design, Technique

176 pp., 9 1/2" x 9", maps, illus., photos, glossary, index, $45.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

University of Alaska Press

Eastern Arctic Kayaks is the product of years of kayak study by two of the world's experts. Combining analyses of form and function with historical background and illustrations of kayaking techniques, this volume will appeal to recreational kayakers and scholarly readers alike. Core chapters on Greenland (Heath) and Canada (Arima) are accompanied by articles by Greg Stamer on the use of the Greenland paddle and two museum studies by Harvey Golden and Hugh Collings. An excerpt from John Brand's Little Kayak Book series makes this British publication available to American readers for the first time.

LC 2004010903, ISBN 1-889963-25-9

PLA: G


624.2

Evans, Benjamin D. and June R. Evans

New England's Covered Bridges: A Complete Guide

416 pp., 5 1/2" x 9", 180 color illus., $29.95 paper, CIP included

June 2004

University Press of New England

During the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries, nearly one thousand covered bridges were erected in New England. However, the ravages of time, storms, floods, neglect, and vandals have reduced the remaining historic, authentic covered bridges to fewer than two hundred. For each bridge in this guide, the Evanses provide the name of the bridge, its location, directions to the bridge, its year of construction, its truss design, and the name of the waterway it crosses as well as additional information and anecdotal material. A short glossary of covered-bridge terminology is also included.

LC 2004002193, ISBN 1-58465-320-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


629.103

Gunston, Bill (Editor)

The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary

750 pp., 7" x 10", $75.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2004

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is an authoritative and accessible reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike. This dictionary is an essential tool for people who must read and understand technical content regarding the aerospace industry and specific aircraft. The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is based on three previous editions of the popular and definitive Janes Aerospace Dictionary by Bill Gunston, OBE, FRaes. For this new edition, Gunston, one of the most widely read and respected aviation writers of all time, added over 15,000 terms, mostly acronyms in this carefully updated volume. "...a welcome appearance..."--Aviation News

LC 2004043530, ISBN 0-521-84140-2

PLA: S


629.13

Thaden, Louise

High, Wide, and Frightened

183 pp., 6" x 9", 52 b&w photos, index, $19.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

The University of Arkansas Press

A high adventure in aviation's Golden Age, this autobiography is of one of America's greatest women pilots-some would say "the" greatest. Born in 1905 and raised in Arkansas, Louis Thaden attended the University of Arkansas before moving to California, where she earned her pilot's certificate in 1927 (her license is signed by Wilbur Wright). Within the year, she had broken the women's world record for altitude and endurance. In 1929 she won the first Women's Air Derby, a transcontinental race. Over the next several years, Thaden continued to set records and win awards until 1938 when she retired to spend more time with her family and write these memoirs.

LC 2003019598, ISBN 1-55728-766-X

AASL: O, G, RG/MS-HS, P

PLA: G


629.227

Herlihy, David V.

Bicycle: The History

352 pp., 7" x 10", 130 color illus., $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2004

Yale University Press

This lively and lavishly illustrated book tells the extraordinary history of the bicycle, an invention that precipitated nothing short of a social revolution. Recounting a story replete with disputed patents, brilliant inventions, and missed opportunities, David Herlihy shows us why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways it has reshaped our world. "The definitive, illustrated cultural history of the long quest for and development of a human-powered vehicle."--USA Today

LC 2004012992, ISBN 0-300-10418-9

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


633.2'02

Logsdon, Gene

All Flesh is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming

262 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., index, $34.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

November 2004

Ohio University Press/Swallow Press

As food-related issues continue to generate concern in the public, an unhealthy picture has emerged of our current agricultural system. Consumers, environmentalists, and economists alike, all have reason to question the large-scale, grain-based, subsidized agribusiness that thrives upon livestock living in crowded feedlots. Pasture farming - the art and science of raising grass and other forages for livestock to graze upon - is a realistic solution to the current dilemma in our food supply. Grasses, clovers, and forbs are the natural diet of cattle, horses, and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens, and turkeys.

LC 2004011948, ISBN 0-8040-1068-4 (c.), ISBN 0-8040-1069-2 (p.)

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: G


635.049

Cranshaw, Whitney

Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

672 pp., 7 1/2" x 10", 265 color plates, 1400+ color photos, $99.50 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included

April 2004

Princeton University Press

"Succinctly capturing [the diversity of insects, gardens and gardeners], Cranshaw has constructed a lucid and well-illustrated text to allow gardeners to identify insects they encounter.... Breadth of synthesis, high quality, and effective formatting justify this work as a valuable addition to the popular literature."--Choice. "An impressive, encyclopedic guide to identifying everything from acorn weevils to zebra caterpillars.... Methods of controlling insect populations, in-depth discussions of beneficial insects, a comprehensive at-a-glance appendix of common plant-insect associations, and more than 1,400 color photos make this a marvel among insect identification manuals."--Booklist

LC 2003056330, ISBN 0-691-09560-4 (c.), ISBN 0-691-09561-2 (p.)

AASL: O/EM-HS

PLA: G

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640-649 Home Economics

641.2'22

Haeger, John Winthrop

North American Pinot Noir

x + 445 pp., 7" x 10", 11 color maps, bibliog., references, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

University of California Press

"Haeger succeeds in giving wine lovers a deeper and broader appreciation of the grape than any top-ten, five-star list could deliver."--Publishers Weekly. "Wine connoisseurs will delight in Haeger's descriptive tasting notes for dozens of selected pinot noir producers....An essential purchase."--Andrea R. Dietze, Library Journal. "Every religion needs its scripture. Now Pinot Noir worshipers have theirs. North American Pinot Noir is exhaustively thorough and imbued with intelligence....[Haeger] writes with a sense of clarity and curiosity that makes [this] book a pleasure to digest."--San Francisco Chronicle

LC 2003013277, ISBN 0-520-24114-2

PLA: G



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650-699 Business and Manufacturing

650.1'1

Epstein, Cynthia Fuchs and Arne L. Kalleberg (Editors)

Fighting for Time: Shifting Boundaries of Work and Social Life

354 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., references, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2004

The Russell Sage Foundation

Though there are still just twenty-four hours in a day, society's idea of who should be doing what and when has shifted. Time, the ultimate scarce resource, has become an increasingly contested battle zone in American life, with work, family, and personal obligations pulling individuals in conflicting directions. Fighting for Time challenges assumptions about the relationship between time and work, revealing that time is a fluid concept that derives its importance from cultural attitudes, social psychological processes, and the exercise of power. Its insight will be of interest to anyone interested in the work-life balance.

LC 2004046632, ISBN 0-87154-286-2

PLA: S


658.401

Light, Paul C.

Sustaining Nonprofit Performance: The Case for Capacity Building and the Evidence to Support It

211 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, bibliog., references/endnotes, index, $44.95 cloth, $18.95 paper, CIP included

August 2004

Brookings Institution Press

Paul Light, renowned expert on public service and nonprofit management, strongly argues for capacity-building measures as a way to sustain and improve the efforts of the nonprofit sector. With innovative data and insightful analysis, he demonstrates how nonprofits that invest in technology, training, and strategic planning can successfully advance their goals and restore public faith in their mission and capabilities. He explains the ways in which restoration of that faith is critical to the survival of nonprofits-another important reason for improving and then sustaining performance. Organizations that invest adequately in their infrastructure and long-term planning are the ones that will survive and continue to serve.

LC 2004012674, ISBN 0-8157-5226-1 (c.), ISBN 0-8157-5225-3 (p.)

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: not reviewed


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