2008 University Press Books

 

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600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)


600-619 Medical Science

640-649 Home Economics

620-639 Engineering, Agricultural

 

650-699 Business and Manufacturing

 

   

600-619 Medical Science


612.82

Linden, David J.

The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

288 pp., 7” x 8”, 40 halftones, 7 line illus., $25.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2007

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

In a work at once deeply learned and wonderfully accessible, the neuroscientist David Linden counters the widespread assumption that the brain is a paragon of design—and in its place gives us a compelling explanation of how the brain’s serendipitous evolution has resulted in nothing short of our humanity. A guide to the strange and often illogical world of neural function, The Accidental Mind shows how the brain is not an optimized, general-purpose problem-solving machine, but rather a weird agglomeration of ad-hoc solutions that have been piled on through millions of years of evolutionary history.

LC 2006047905, ISBN 978-0-674-02478-6

AASL: G/P

PLA: O


613.71

Pinchas, Yigal

The Complete Holistic Guide to Working Out in the Gym

214 pp., 8 1/2” x 10”, b&w illus., index, $44.95 paper, CIP included

January 2007

University of Calgary Press

The Complete Holistic Guide to Working Out in the Gym is a practical guide to getting the most out of your gym workout. More than just an instructional manual, it includes valuable information about nutrition, attitude, and building a personal training program—all based on the author’s years of research and experience as a trainer and educator. Fully illustrated with over 200 drawings, this title will appeal to professional trainers, kinesiology specialists, and general fitness enthusiasts. The book is structured to allow readers to progress from one stage to the next, from the first hesitant attempts to the highest stages of independent and effective exercise.

LC 2007386626, ISBN 978-155238-215-8

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


615.507

Hornblum, Allen M.

Sentenced to Science: One Black Man’s Story of Imprisonment in America

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 illus., $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Penn State University Press

Sentenced to Science retells the story of the Holmesburg Prison experiments more dramatically through the eyes of one black man, Edward “Butch” Anthony, who suffered greatly from the experiments for which he “volunteered” during multiple terms at the prison. This is not only one black man’s highly personal account of what it was like to be an imprisoned test subject, but also a sobering reminder that there were many African Americans caught in the viselike grip of a scientific research community willing to bend any code of ethics in order to accomplish its goals and a criminal justice system that sold prisoners to the highest bidder.

LC 2007017451, ISBN 978-0-271-03336-5

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


616

Lane, Christopher

Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness

272 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 30 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $27.50 cloth

September 2007

Yale University Press

This spellbinding book is the first behind-the-scenes account of how a handful of psychiatrists, aided by the pharmaceutical industry, turned shyness into an illness. The book exposes the real forces behind the 1980s revolution in psychiatry, when revisions to the diagnostic handbook created an explosion of new disorders and a windfall for drug companies. “Lane finds a trove of troubling (and previously unpublished) material in the APA archive and in drug company memorandums...This controversial and well-documented book will spark its share of debates.” —Publishers Weekly “[An] excellent new book...Shyness is a welcome contribution to psychiatric discourse.”—The New York Observer

LC 2007925003, ISBN 978-0-300-12446-0

AASL: G/HS,P

PLA: not reviewed


616.1

Wulsin, Lawson R., MD

Treating the Aching Heart: A Guide to Depression, Stress, and Heart Disease

226 pp., 6” x 9”, 16 figures, 3 tables, bibliog., index, appendices, $49.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Vanderbilt University Press

Why is depression bad for heart disease? And how does heart disease contribute to depression? And why is treatment for depressed people with heart disease so often inadequate? Through personal vignettes, accessible scientific explanations, and medical illustrations, Lawson Wulsin traces the vicious cycle of depression and heart disease and points the way to better care based on cutting-edge science. Treating the Aching Heart presents a new view of depression as a broad-reaching illness with a distinct neurobiology that influences the most up-to-date model of heart disease.

LC 2006038899, ISBN 978-0-8265-1560-5 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8265-1561-2 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


616.202

Mitman, Gregg

Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes

336 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 48 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $30.00 cloth

May 2007

Yale University Press

An intimate portrait of the ways allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Mitman reveals how our changing environment has helped to create America’s allergic landscape, and why solutions to combat hay fever and asthma have failed. “In clear and detailed prose, Mitman offers a wide-ranging history of this ongoing struggle that’s as much about 20th century American consumerism as it is about allergies.”—Publishers Weekly. “A combination of scholarly and engaging history, Breathing Space offers an alluring account of how allergies shape people and the environment. Mitman’s historical research, archive work, and methodology are rigorous.”—Science

LC 2006052827, ISBN 978-0-300-11035-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


616.22

Myers, Kimberly R.

Illness in the Academy: A Collection of Pathographies by Academics

440 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $49.95 paper, CIP included

August 2007

Purdue University Press

Illness in the Academy investigates the deep-seated, widespread belief among academics and medical professionals that experiences outside the workplace should not impact upon the ideal of objectivity. The 47 selections in this collection—from scholars all over the world—illuminate, however, how academics bring their intellectual and creative tools, skills, and perspectives to bear on experiences of illness ranging from those commonly recognized (e.g., prostate cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS) to those that receive less public attention (e.g., vaginismus, Guillain-Barre Syndrome). The selections cross genres and bridge disciplines and cultures.

LC 2006032653, ISBN 978-1-55753-442-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


616.858

Berman, Jeffrey and Patricia Hatch Wallace

Cutting and the Pedagogy of Self-Disclosure

320 pp., 6” x 9”, 320 illus., $80.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, CIP included

December 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Cutting, a form of self-mutilation, is a growing problem in the United States, especially among adolescent females. It is regarded as self-destructive behavior, yet paradoxically, people who cut themselves generally do not wish to die but to find relief from unbearable psychological pain. Cutting and the Pedagogy of Self-Disclosure is the first book to explore how college students write about their experiences as cutters. “In addition to its broad appeal to educators, this book will also be of great interest to all people interested in educational issues-students, parents, and administrators...”—Marvin Krims, M.D., lecturer in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

LC 2007032768, ISBN 978-1-55849-614-9 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-615-6 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


616.863

Hickman, Timothy

The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days: Narcotic Addiction and Cultural Crisis in the United States, 1970-1920

208 pp., 6” x 9”, 8 illus., $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Although the topic of habitual narcotic use first surfaced in the United States during the 1820s, it was not until after the Civil War that it became a subject of widespread public attention. Today, the term is so commonplace we speak of people being “addicted” to just about anything. In this revealing interdisciplinary study, the author argues that the meaning of addiction has always been as much cultural as scientific and never fixed. “Hickman does a terrific job of positioning narcotic intoxication in relation to abolitionist thought, temperance, and nervousness.”—Joseph F. Spillane, author of Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice

LC 2006100129, ISBN 978-1-55849-565-4 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-566-1 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


616.89

Fine, Aubrey H. and Cynthia J. Eisen

Afternoons with Puppy: Inspirations from a Therapist and His Animals

200 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Purdue University Press

Afternoons with Puppy is a heartwarming account of dynamic relationships and outcomes involving a therapist, his therapy animals, and his patients over the course of almost two decades. A narrative of Dr. Aubrey Fine’s experiences and the growing respect for the power of the animal’s effect on his patients and himself, this book documents some of the magnificent discoveries he has witnessed and made over the past few decades working with these animals, showing how readers can apply these observations and discoveries to their lives. The authors illustrate the deeper and more fundamental elements of life found in our bonds with animals.

LC 2007005258, ISBN 978-1-55753-470-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


616.891

MacCurdy, Marian Mesrobian

The Mind’s Eye: Image and Memory in Writing about Trauma

248 pp., 6” x 9”, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2007

University of Massachusetts Press

Therapeutic writing has become a topic of interest in both academic circles and the popular press, reflecting a growing awareness that writing can have a beneficial effect on the emotional and cognitive lives of survivors of traumatic experiences. The Mind’s Eye investigates the relationship between writing and trauma, examines how we process difficult experiences and how writing can help us to integrate them. “MacCurdy makes the case for the classroom to become a place of personalized, transformative learning. She provides a well-researched, effective, and safe pedagogical approach for teachers to help writers engage in healing...”—Laurie Vickroy, author of Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction

LC 2006033406, ISBN 978-1-55849-557-9 (c.), ISBN 978-1-55849-558-6 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


616.891

Mahrer, Al

The Other Deeper You

252 pp., 6” x 9”, index, $30.00 paper, CIP included

March 2007

University of Ottawa Press

The Other Deeper You is an expression of Mahrer’s revolutionary Quixotic spirit. To the visionary, the scholar, the academic, the serious reader—picture a whole new inner world containing a whole new you, an other deeper you. The concept is revolutionary, but the book goes further by giving you the gift of a step-by-step guide for coming face-to-face with the other deeper you.

C2007-900362-1, ISBN 978-0-7766-0642-2

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


617.1

Kirkendall, Donald T. (Clinical commentary by William E. Garrett Jr., M.D.)

The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness and Injury Prevention: A Handbook for Players, Parents, and Coaches

272 pp., 8” x 10”, 20 illus., 18 figures, 5 tables, bibliog., index, $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper, CIP included

November 2007

The University of North Carolina Press

With decades of combined experience treating and training elite soccer players, exercise physiologist Donald Kirkendall and orthopedic specialist William E. Garrett Jr. present a comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer players, offering expert advice for soccer teams at all levels. The book addresses the physical and mental demands of the game, the differences between boys’ and girls’ games and the differences between youth, college, and professional leagues; nutrition fundamentals, including food, drink, and vitamin supplements; training methods, with an emphasis on flexibility, speed, strength, and conditioning; and injury treatment and prevention. Includes 73 helpful sidebars.

LC 2007019052, ISBN 978-0-8078-3182-3 (c.), ISBN 978-0-8078-5857-8 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: S


617.722

Maskin, Steven L., M.D.

Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance

272 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”, bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $17.00 paper

May 2007

Yale University Press

Part of the Yale University Press Health & Wellness series: the first book on dry eye syndrome for patients and their families looking for the best current information and practical advice. This clear, accessible book combines detailed medical information with expert treatment advice for the estimated twenty million Americans who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Author Steven L. Maskin is the Director of the Cornea and Eye Surface Center, Tampa, FL. “There are not many resources geared to consumers on this topic, so Maskin’s practical and informative book is timely and highly recommended for public and consumer health libraries.”—Library Journal.

LC 2006052803, ISBN 978-0-300-11176-7 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-12285-5 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


617.952

Perry, Arthur W., MD, FACS (Foreword by Michael F. Roizen, MD)

Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery

384 pp., 7” x 9 1/4”, 152 b&w illus. (in text), 70 color illus. (in insert), bibliog., index, $45.00 cloth, $18.00 paper, CIP included

July 2007

Yale University Press

Part of the Yale University Press Health & Wellness series: A leading plastic surgeon explains the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery and skin care to help you determine what is—or isn’t—right for you. In everyday language, aided by more than a hundred illustrations, he assesses the benefits and potential complications of legitimate treatments from traditional procedures (facelifts, breast implants, liposuction) to recent innovations (laser treatments, cosmeceuticals). “Perry’s strong ethical sense—he discloses his consulting relationships and financial ties to companies—and insistence on evidence-based practice set this book apart from other guides on cosmetic surgery. Highly recommended for all collections.”—Library Journal (starred review).

LC 2007001333, ISBN 978-0-300-11999-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-300-12104-9 (p.)

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: G


618.928

Dunsford, Clare

Spelling Love With an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene that Binds Them

203 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2007

Beacon Press

Claire Dunsford’s son, J.P. was diagnosed at age seven with Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. Dunsford received the devastating news that she and her three siblings all carried the Fragile X premutation and had therefore unknowingly passed on the full mutation to several of their children. Spelling Love With an X is the first literary memoir about living with Fragile X, which affects the lives of over a million people in the United States. Brimming with warmth and intelligence, this book shares the disarming insights of a compassionate scholar on motherhood, literature, and genetic inheritance.

LC 2007013300, ISBN 978-0-8070-7279-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


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620-639 Engineering, Agricultural


629.45

French, Francis and Colin Burgess

Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

428 pp., 6” x 9”, 20 photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2007

University of Nebraska Press

This is the first book in the University of Nebraska’s new series Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight. Into That Silent Sea tells the intimate stories of the men and women, American and Russian, who made the space race their own and gave the era its compelling character. Through dozens of interviews and access to Russian and American official documents and family records, the authors bring to life the experiences that shaped the lives of the first astronauts and cosmonauts and forever changed their world and ours.

LC 2006026745, ISBN 978-0-8032-1146-9

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


629.454

Burgess, Colin & Francis French

In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969

448 pp., 6” x 9”, 25 photos, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2007

University of Nebraska Press

In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. While describing awe-inspiring technical achievements, the authors go beyond the missions and the competition of the space race to focus on the people who made it all possible. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a story of the golden age of spaceflight as an endeavor equally endowed with personal meaning and political significance.

LC 2006103047, ISBN 978-0-8032-1128-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: G


631.49

Montgomery, David R.

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

295 pp., 6” x 9”, 10 photos, 13 illus., 5 maps, bibliog., index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

University of California Press

“Insightfully chronicles the rise of agricultural technology and concomitant fall of soil depth just about everywhere in the world, from prehistoric to modern times...More than a history lesson of the legacies of past civilizations, the book raises a critical concern for modern times.”—Nature “A compelling study on soil: why we need it, how we have used and abused it, how we can protect it, and what happens when we let it slip through our fingers.”—New Scientist. “Tell(s) a story which we cannot afford to ignore...Well and eloquently told.”—Financial Times. “A compelling read...Enlightening, well founded and thoroughly researched.”—Plenty Magazine. “Unique perspective, sound research, and compelling narrative”—Library Journal

LC 2006026602, ISBN 978-0-520-24870-0

AASL: G/P

PLA: O, G


634.972

Freinkel, Susan

American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree

294 pp., 6” x 9”, 1 photo, 1 map, bibliog., index, $27.50 cloth, CIP included

November 2007

University of California Press

“A spellbinding microhistory teeming with tales of conviction, ambition, frustration, and just plain luck. With poetic sensibility and crystalline objectivity, Freinkel artfully explains the effect of this historic annihilation and cogently explores the practical and philosophical challenges that lie ahead.”—Booklist. “In prose as strong and quietly beautiful as the American chestnut itself, Freinkel profiles the silent catastrophe of a near-extinction and the impassioned struggle to bring a species back from the brink. Freinkel is a rare hybrid: equally fluid and in command as a science writer and a chronicler of historical events, and graced with the poise and skill to seamlessly graft these talents together.”—Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Spook

LC 2007007769, ISBN 978-0-520-24730-7

AASL: G/HS, P

PLA: G


635.097

Lawrence, Elizabeth

Beautiful at All Seasons: Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence

272 pp., 6” x 9 1/4”, 9 illus., 1 map, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2007

Duke University Press

Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-85) is recognized as one of America’s most important gardeners and garden writers. In 1957, Lawrence began a weekly column for the Charlotte Observer, blending gardening lore and horticultural expertise gained from her own gardens in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, and from her many gardener friends. This book presents 132 of her beloved columns. Never before published in book form, they were chosen from the more than 700 pieces that she wrote for The Observer over fourteen years. Beautiful at All Seasons showcases Lawrence’s vast knowledge, her intimate, conversational writing style and her lifelong celebration of gardens and gardening.

LC 2006027823, ISBN 978-0-8223-3887-1

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: RG


635.964

Robbins, Paul

Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are

208 pp., 6” x 9”, 8 b&w illus., 12 tables, 4 figures, index, $59.50 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included

June 2007

Temple University Press

Americans laboriously care for their immaculate turfgrass lawns although many do not enjoy doing so, find the task onerous, and are profoundly uneasy about the chemicals they use. This book shows why they do so, using documents, surveys, aerial photography, business reports, and interviews with homeowners, business owners, and extension agents. The result is a clear picture of the state of the American lawn. Surveying the ecology of turfgrass, the economy of chemical inputs, and the responses of hundreds of Americans, Lawn People demonstrates the way lawns and people influence one another, building an enormous political economy of turfgrass stretching across the country.

LC 2006038426, ISBN 978-1-59213-578-3 (c.), ISBN 978-1-59213-579-0 (p.)

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


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640-649 Home Economics


641.3

Freedman, Paul (Editor)

Food: The History of Taste

368 pp., 7 7/8” x 10”, 250 color illus., bibliog., index, $39.95 cloth

November 2007

University of California Press

“While it may be true that chacun à son gout, Food: The History of Taste shows us that, since Homer, the foods we eat have reflected our culture’s most closely held values and understanding of our place in the world. This book reminds us that taste is an essential part of civilization, and that it is something worth protecting from the homogenizing force of the modern, global food supply.”—Alice Waters. “A fascinating and ambitious look at why we eat what we eat. Roaming through time and space, it is different than anything else I’ve read on the subject; I couldn’t put it down.” —Ruth Reichl

LC 2007023292, ISBN 978-0-520-25476-3

AASL: O/HS, P

PLA: G, S


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650-699 Business and Manufacturing


650.122

Jones, William and Jamie Teevan (Editors)

Personal Information Management

340 pp., 6” x 9”, 75 tables, bibliog., index, $85.00 cloth, $35.00 paper, CIP included

October 2007

University of Washington Press

Personal Information Management, or PIM, refers to the study and practice of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve information for everyday use. This book brings together scholars from major universities and researchers from companies such as Microsoft and Google to offer approaches to conceptual problems of information management. “A fabulous resource on the subject of managing personal information. This book will become the seminal reference for anyone thinking about how we solve this critical problem.”—User Interface Engineering

LC 2007010636, ISBN 978-0-2959-8755-2 (c.), ISBN 978-0-2959-8737-8 (p.)

AASL: S/P

PLA: S


658.22

Colley, John L. Jr., et al.

The Art and Science of Getting Results Across Organizational Boundaries

488 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 79 b&w illus.,bibliog., index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2007

Yale University Press (in association with The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration)

Based on the extensive business experience of five experts, this authoritative guide provides an in-depth look at what every leader must know about managing across departments, functions, divisions, or companies. “The authors have a deep and long standing commitment to excellence...quite evident in their new book.”—Steve Reinemund, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc. “Finally—a toolbox for today’s general manager.”—William Hawkins, President and COO, Medtronic, Inc. “A great service for all aspiring business leaders...presented with memorable clarity.” —David Webb, Co-Founder, SFW Capital Partners and former Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch & Co.

LC 2006038986, ISBN 978-0-300-11709-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


659.19

Pennock, Pamela E.

Advertising Sin and Sickness: The Politics of Alcohol and Tobacco Marketing, 1950-1990

290 pp., 6” x 9”, 12 illus., bibliog., index, $36.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2007

Northern Illinois University Press

History professor Pamela E. Pennock documents three distinct periods in the history of the national debate over the regulation of alcohol and tobacco marketing. Tracing the fate of proposed federal policies, she introduces their advocates and opponents, from politicians and religious leaders to scientists and businessmen. The politics of alcohol and tobacco advertising, Pennock concludes, reflect profound cultural ambivalence about consumerism and private enterprise, morality and health, scientific authority and the legitimate regulation of commercial speech. Today, the United States continues to face difficult questions about the proper role of the federal government when powerful industries market potentially harmful but undeniably popular products.

LC 2006016679, ISBN 978-0-875-80368-5

AASL: G/P

PLA: S


677.39

Schoeser, Mary (Foreword by Julien Macdonald; Contributions by Bruno Marcandalli)

Silk

256 pp., 9” x 11”, 258 color and 7 b&w illus., bibliog., index, $50.00 cloth

April 2007

Yale University Press

This gorgeously illustrated volume takes us on a grand tour of the history of silk and explores the role it has played in some of fashion design’s greatest achievements. Mary Schoeser surveys glamorous designs of the 19th and 20th centuries and examines the innovative use of silk by today’s cutting-edge designers. “This [book] has more than 250 color illustrations showing the beauty and versatility of this fascinating textile, a feature that makes it an important reference work for contemporary designers. Recommended for large public libraries as well as for special libraries with collections in textiles and fabric design.”—Library Journal

LC 2006937044, ISBN 978-0-300-11741-7

AASL: not reviewed

PLA: S


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