2006 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

614

Manhein, Mary H.

Trail of Bones: More Cases from the Files of a Forensic Anthropologist

144 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 31 halftones, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2005

Louisiana State University Press

A fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and an expert on the human skeleton, Mary H. Manhein assists law enforcement officials across the country in identifying bodies and solving criminal cases. In Trail of Bones, her much-anticipated sequel to The Bone Lady, Manhein reveals the everyday realities of forensic anthropology. Going beyond the stereotypes portrayed on television, this real-life crime scene investigator unveils a gritty, exhausting, exacting, alternately rewarding and frustrating world where teamwork supersedes individual heroics and some cases unfortunately remain unsolved.

LC 2005003409, ISBN 0-8071-3104-0

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G


614.1'09

Temple, John

Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office

177 pp., 6" x 8", bibliog., $28.00 cloth, CIP included

April 2005

University Press of Mississippi

"Forensics buffs hungry for more will welcome John Temple's Deadhouse as an unusually intimate look inside the county morgue through the experience of two fresh-eyed college interns weighing whether they have 'the right stuff' to make a career elbow-deep in the aftermath of murder."--Jessica Snyder Sachs, author of Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death

LC 2004020423, ISBN 1-57806-743-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


615.8

Scott, Naomi

Special Needs, Special Horses: A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

240 pp., 6" x 9", 25 illus., index, $39.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

The University of North Texas Press

This is the first book on therapeutic horseback riding meant for both parents and practitioners. Naomi Scott offers information about the amazing results possible with hippotherapy, from recreational riding for individuals with physical and mental disabilities to the competitions some riders enter (and win). Parents and caregivers looking for coverage of a specific special need will find most useful the fourteen case studies included, covering individuals with intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson's disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism.

LC 2004023088, ISBN 1-57441-190-X (c.), ISBN 1-57441-192-6 (p.)

AASL: G/MS-HS

PLA: G


616.7

Barker, Kristin K.

The Fibromyalgia Story: Medical Authority and Women's Worlds of Pain

264 pp., 6" x 9", 4 tables, 4 b&w illus., 2 figures, $59.50 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

Temple University Press

"Kristin Barker presents us with one of those rare sociological studies of the experience of illness by examining how women manage a common but contested pain syndrome called fibromyalgia. Based on in-depth interviews with sufferers and an analysis of medical and non-medical literature, Barker increases our understanding of the gendered construction of the disorder and how sufferers manage their symptoms, seek legitimacy, and develop an illness identity in the context of a doubting medical world. This book should interest medical sociologists and practitioners...people with fibromyalgia and their families."--Peter Conrad, Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences, Brandeis University

LC 2004062558, ISBN 1-59213-160-3 (c.), ISBN 1-59213-161-1 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


616.85'8

Brown, Thomas E., Ph.D.

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults

360 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 8 b&w illus., index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

August 2005

Yale University Press

"Thanks to the clinical vignettes that complement Brown's explanations, this intelligent book does a better job of explaining AD/HD than any book in recent memory. It's a must-read for anyone with an interest in AD/HD, whether of a personal or professional nature."--Kathleen Nadeau, ADDitude Magazine

LC 2005040895, ISBN 0-300-10641-6

AASL: O/HS

PLA: O


616.89

Hicks, James Whitney, M.D.

50 Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health

389 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

Yale University Press

Written for anyone concerned about his or her own mental health or about symptoms observed in family members or close friends, this authoritative book introduces a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and their treatments. "Hicks opens each chapter with a good story or character study, wasting no words and packing in much more than one might expect without getting heavy...A reservoir of useful knowledge, this belongs in almost every library serving real people."--Library Journal

LC 2004021535, ISBN 0-300-10657-2

AASL: O, G/HS

PLA: O


616.99'4

Grobstein, Ruth H., M.D., Ph.D.

The Breast Cancer Book: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions

188 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 26 b&w illus., decision trees, index, $15.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Yale University Press

Dr. Ruth Grobstein, a caring physician who has treated thousands of breast cancer patients, offers in this book clear and reassuring information on the disease, its prevention, and its treatment. "Librarians, take heed. This reasonably priced, informative text is highly recommended for patient health collections."--Library Journal

LC 2004059861, ISBN 0-300-10413-8

AASL: G/HS

PLA: O


616.99'4

Poole, Catherine M., with DuPont Guerry IV, M.D.

Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Second Edition

187 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 9 b&w and 19 color illus., index, $16.95 paper, CIP included

April 2005

Yale University Press

This accurate and up-to-date guide is written for those diagnosed with melanoma as well as those concerned about preventing it. The authors-a melanoma survivor and a renowned melanoma physician-provide vital new information on the disease, including the latest techniques for detection and how to obtain the best treatment. "With melanoma on the rise in the United States, this timely guide offers well-researched information and practical advice that will be useful to the patient, family, or caregiver."--Library Journal

LC 2005040457, ISBN 0-300-10725-0

AASL: G/HS

PLA: G


617.9'54

Cherry, Mark J.

Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation and the Market

258 pp., 6" x 9", list of cases, notes, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

Georgetown University Press

"Mark Cherry's book is the definitive treatment of the bioethical and business ethics questions that have been raised about a market in organs. It is must reading for anyone interested in these issues, and it will be the basis for all future discussion of this topic."--Nicholas Capaldi, Legendre-Soule Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics, Loyola University New Orleans

LC 2004022932, ISBN 1-58901-040-X

AASL: G/HS

PLA: S


618.92

Mohrmann, Margaret E.

Attending Children: A Doctor's Education

212 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", notes, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

Georgetown University Press

"Mohrmann gives an eloquent account of her development as a physician and as a human being. Her self-examination is uncompromising, sometimes lacerating, and ultimately redemptive. Mohrmann dissects the differences between her training as a physician and her education as a healer. This book should be read by and meditated upon by anybody who is thinking about or training for a career in medicine."--John Lantos, M.D., MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago

LC 2004023156, ISBN 1-58901-054-X

AASL: S/HS

PLA: G

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620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences

621.382

Mudgway, Douglas J.

Big Dish: Building America's Deep Space Connection to the Planets

264 pp., 6" x 9", 55 b&w illus., 3 tables, 2 appendixes, notes, references, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

University Press of Florida

International politics, intrigue, and amazing scientific feats create the story behind NASA's quest to communicate in deep space via the development of the massive communications grid built between remote sites in California, Spain, and Australia. "A compelling account of the crucial role that the Deep Space Network has played in some of NASA's most successful robotic missions to the outer solar system. The book is written for nonexperts and will appeal to a wide range of space enthusiasts, engineers, and scientists...Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2004061154, ISBN 0-8130-2805-1

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


621.389

White, Glenn D. and Gary J. Louie

The Audio Dictionary Third Edition

516 pp., 6" x 9", appendixes, bibliog., $35.00 paper, CIP included

May 2005

University of Washington Press

This comprehensive resource includes historical, obsolete, obscure, and contemporary terms relating to diverse aspects of audio such as film and TV sound, recording, hi-fi, and acoustics. This third edition includes four hundred new entries, and every term from previous editions has been reconsidered and often rewritten. "It is rare to find a reference book that you do not want to stop reading, but The Audio Dictionary fits that description...Each definition, from absolute pitch to zero reference, is actually a mini-article with concise yet thorough explanations that are easy for nonspecialists to understand."--Music Educators Journal

LC 2004029425, ISBN 0-295-98498-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


622

Bartis, James T., et al.

Oil Shale Development in the United States: Prospects and Policy Issues

88 pp., 7" x 10", $20.00 paper, CIP included

September 2005

RAND

In the early 1980s, industry and government took a hard look at the economics of extracting oil from vast deposits of shale that lie beneath the western United States. Oil prices subsided, and interest waned. With oil prices spiking and global demand showing no signs of abating, reexamining the economics of oil shale make sense. In this report, the authors describe oil shale resources; suitability, cost, and performance of new technologies; and key policy issues that need to be addressed by government decisionmakers in the near future.

LC 2005022573, ISBN 0-8330-3848-6

PLA: G


624.2'09

Holstine, Craig and Richard Hobbs

Spanning Washington: Historic Highway Bridges of the Evergreen State

280 pp., 10 1/2" x 9", photos, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2005

Washington State University Press

Conceived by visionary engineers and built by anonymous workmen, Washington's highway bridges are amazing triumphs of skill and play a significant role in the state's history. Several, at the time of their completion, attracted worldwide attention and the praise of professional engineers. Some garnered headlines around the globe. Others influenced the course of bridge engineering. This magnificent book represents the culmination of years of study by many individuals associated with WSDOT and the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

LC 2005005574, ISBN 0-87422-281-8

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: RS


632.78

Spear, Robert J.

The Great Gypsy Moth War: A History of the First Campaign in Massachusetts to Eradicate the Gypsy Moth, 1890-1901

336 pp., 6" x 9", 20 illus., $34.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2005

University of Massachusetts Press

"Control of invasive species has become a major issue in ecology and policy circles in the last decade. Spear's book is precisely the kind of solid historical work that can aid citizens and policymakers to interpret contemporary debates more effectively."--Philip J. Pauly, Rutgers University. "Spear presents an absorbing tale of scientific hubris and economic folly."--Michael Kenney, Boston Sunday Globe

LC 200430724, ISBN 1-55849-479-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: RS


634.9

Barker, Rocky

Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America

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

October 2005

Island Press/Shearwater Books

A vivid account of the creation of Yellowstone National Park, forest fire policy, and the early conservation movement.

LC 2005017199, ISBN 1-55963-735-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: RG


634.9'61

Strohmaier, David

Drift Smoke: Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire

192 pp., 5" x 7 1/2", index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

University of Nevada Press

David Strohmaier's long career as a firefighter has given him intimate knowledge of wildfire and its complex role in the American West. It has also given him rare understanding of the painful losses that are a consequence of fire. Strohmaier addresses our ambivalence about fire and the realities of loss to it-loss of life, human and animal; of livelihoods; of beloved places. He also examines the process of renewal that is yet another consequence of fire, from the infusion of essential nutrients into the soil, to the sprouting of seeds that depend on fire for germination, to the renewal of species as the land restores itself.

LC 2005011395, ISBN 0-87417-621-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


639.9

Dagget, Dan

Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature

180 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 80 color photos, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2005

EcoResults (distributed by University of Nevada Press)

Dagget's ideas fly in the face of our culture's ancient assumption that humans are separate from nature and of current notions that the best way for us to protect the land is to leave it alone. In Gardeners of Eden, he demonstrates case after case of positive human engagement in the environment and of managed ecosystems and restored areas that are richer, more diverse, and healthier than unmanaged ones. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the earth and anyone seeking a viable way for our burgeoning human population to continue to live upon it.

LC 2005903089, ISBN 0-9666229-1-X

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


639.9

DeGraaf, Richard M. (Editor), Mariko Yamasaki, William B. Leak, and Anna M. Lester

Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Habitat: Forest Management for the New England Region

128 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 100 color illus., 1 foldout, $16.95 paper, CIP included

May 2005

University Press of New England

This is a concise introduction to practical forest wildlife habitat management for private landowners. In non-technical terms and with exceptional full-color illustrations, charts, and tables, experts from the U.S. Forest Service provide information about plans to improve forests, enhance production of forest products, increase the diversity of wildlife, and increase enjoyment of forest lands through sound management. The book discusses the history of land use and natural changes in forest environments, why species come and go, and how the scale and presence of special features can create a diversity of wildlife habitats.

LC 2004022675, ISBN 1-58465-467-8

AASL: G/P

PLA: RG

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640-649 Home Economics

641.5

Ferris, Marcie Cohen

Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

344 pp., 7" x 10", 79 illus., notes, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2005

The University of North Carolina Press

From the colonial era to the present, Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout Southern Jewish history. She demonstrates how Southern Jews reinvented culinary traditions as they adjusted to living in a largely Christian region where forbidden foods such as pork, shrimp, oysters, and crab are intensely popular. Richly illustrated, this culinary tour of the Jewish South includes anecdotes, oral histories, and more than thirty recipes to try at home.

LC 20050101244, ISBN 0-8078-2978-1

AASL: S/HS, P

PLA: O


641.563

American Institute for Cancer Research

The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life

312 pp., 8" x 9 1/2", 74 color photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2005

University of California Press

"Welcome to a whole new healthy way of eating. The New American Plate Cookbook... shows how to make exciting, enticing meals that are as delicious as they are good for you."--Ladies' Home Journal. "An updated and more vibrant version of dinner...The New American Plate Cookbook makes weight loss and healthy eating easy as pie-or, in this case, fresh plum tart."--O: The Oprah Magazine. "Recipes are appealing and easy to make and cover every course of a meal....[A] glossy, eye-catching cookbook."--Library Journal

LC 2004017993, ISBN 0-520-24234-3

AASL: O, G/MS-HS, P

PLA: O


641.597

Chandonnet, Ann

Gold Rush Grub: From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo

248 pp., 8" x 10", two-color interior, photos, map, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

University of Alaska Press

This rollicking history of gold rush food follows the trail of stampeders from Sutter's Mill in California to Alaska and the Klondike. The grub stampeders ate was affected by everything from arctic weather to Pacific Coast agriculture and Midwest meatpacking. For those who struck it rich, there were oysters, ice cream, and cognac. The less fortunate had to make do with beans and nettled soup.

LC 2004028696, ISBN 1-889963-71-6

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: RS


641.597

Council, Mildred

Mama Dip's Family Cookbook

296 pp., 6" x 8", 17 illus., index, 2-color throughout, $24.95 cloth, $15.95 paper, CIP included

October 2005

The University of North Carolina Press

This sequel to Mildred "Mama Dip" Council's best-selling first book, Mama Dip's Kitchen, emphasizes the importance of family and community. Among the more than 300 recipes are recipes and tips that are specially suited for parties, reunions, and other large gatherings. Her introduction combines food-related reminiscences of her rural North Carolina life with a wry recounting of her experiences since the huge success of her first cookbook. Aiming to help novice cooks learn the joys of feeding family and friends, Council includes basic information about staple ingredients, utensils, and measurements.

LC 2005011751, ISBN 0-8078-2989-7 (c.), ISBN 0-8078-5655-X (p.)

AASL: O/MS-HS

PLA: O


647.957

Dixon, Kelly

Boomtown Saloons: Archaeology and History in Virginia City

256 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 79 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2005

University of Nevada Press

The image of Old West saloons as sites of violence and raucous entertainment has been perpetuated by film and legend, but the true story of such establishments is far more complex. In Boomtown Saloons, archaeologist Kelly J. Dixon recounts the excavation of four historic saloon sites in Nevada's Virginia City, one of the West's most important boomtowns, and shows how the physical traces of this handful of disparate drinking places offer a new perspective on authentic life in the mining West. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps, as well as photographs of artifacts uncovered during the excavations of the four sites.

LC 2004023025, ISBN 0-87417-608-5

AASL: RS/HS

PLA: RS


649.152

Schwartzenberg, Susan

Becoming Citizens: Family Life and the Politics of Disability

136 pp., 8" x 11", 100+ photos and illus., glossary, bibliog., timeline, $19.95 paper, CIP included

September 2005

University of Washington Press

"This secret history of the lives and treatment of the developmentally disabled, as told by parents and siblings, is one of those marvelous books whose parts add up to something much greater than their sum...These oral histories bring to light the little-known story of a movement relegated to the sidelines of the civil rights struggle, fought by mothers from living rooms and church basements and won in the federal courts. Schwartzenberg...puts her own photographs side by side with family snapshots and other archival documents for a book that transforms the intimacy of its individual stories into something of profound universal resonance."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

LC 2005000390, ISBN 0-295-98519-4

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: O



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650-699 Business and Manufacturing

658.4

Vogel, David

The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility

222 pp., 6" x 9", bibliog., endnotes, index, $28.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2005

Brookings Institution Press

The principles and practices of corporate social responsibility date back more than a century, but the current wave of global interest is unprecedented. This publication provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the contemporary CSR movement in both the U.S. and Europe. "Until now, [CSR] has been a term in search of meaning...Vogel not only defines it but gives a revealing insight into its strengths and weaknesses. Here is the definitive guide to what [CSR] can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy."--Robert B. Reich, Brandeis University and former U.S. Secretary of Labor "...A valuable, timely volume on an important business issue....Highly recommended."--Choice

LC 2005015005, ISBN 0-8157-9076-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


686.2

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.

The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe

384 pp., 9" x 7", 63 b&w illus., $60.00 cloth, $19.99 paper, CIP included

September 2005

Cambridge University Press

What difference did printing make? Although the importance of the advent of printing for the Western world has long been recognized, it was Elizabeth Eisenstein in her monumental, two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, who provided the first full-scale treatment of the subject. This illustrated and abridged edition provides a stimulating survey of the communications revolution of the fifteenth century. After summarizing the initial changes, and introducing the establishment of printing shops, it considers how printing affected three major cultural movements: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.

LC 2005003961, ISBN 0-521-84543-4 (c.), ISBN 0-521-60774-4 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


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