2012 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)
Jump Start Health!: Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness in Kids of All Ages
240 pp., 6 1/8" x 9", $66.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included
Teachers College Press
This dynamic resource will help classroom teachers jump start their students on a path to a healthy lifestyle. The author helps us understand the obesity crisis and offers practical ideas for incorporating wellness initiatives into the elementary curriculum. Each idea presented has a clear learning objective, addresses federal health standards, and includes a step-by-step approach with activities for the classroom. This hands-on, comprehensive book provides a set of tools that will help teachers and health practitioners improve the eating habits and exercise patterns of youngsters nationwide.
LC 2010049623, ISBN 0807751790 (c.), ISBN 0807751782 (p.)
Dreams and Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch's Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy
148 pp., 6" x 9", 17 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included
University of Toronto Press
Dreams and Due Diligence vividly chronicles the work of Ernest Armstrong McCulloch and James Edgar Till, two researchers who made medical history when they discovered stem cells. Thousands of people who once would have died from leukemia and immunological disorders now owe their lives to therapies developed from their discoveries; yet Till and McCulloch remain largely unknown, and until now, their story has never been told. Joe Sornberger brings their legacy to life in this dramatic account of the development of one of today's most ground-breaking medical scientific fields.
LC 2011499899, ISBN 9781442644854 (c.)
AASL: S/HS, P
Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
248 pp., 6" x 9", 32 figures, $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included
According to Dr. Welch, a complex web of factors has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis. The popular media promotes fear of disease and perpetuates the myth that early, aggressive treatment is always best. In an attempt to avoid lawsuits, doctors have begun to leave no test undone, no abnormality—no matter how incidental—overlooked; and, inevitably, profits are being made from screenings, a wide array of medical procedures, and, of course, pharmaceuticals. Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs.
LC 2010037078, ISBN 9780807022009 (c.), ISBN 9780807021996 (p.)
Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, CIP included
From the author of the much-loved memoir Cottage for Sale, Must Be Moved comes an engaging and inspiring account of a daughter who must face her mother's premature decline. In Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words, Kate Whouley strips away the romantic veneer of mother-daughter love to bare the toothed and tough reality of caring for a parent who is slowly losing her mind. Yet, this is not a dark or dour look at the demon of Alzheimer's. Whouley shares the trying, the tender, and the sometimes hilarious moments in meeting the challenge also known as Mom.
LC 2011012351, ISBN 9780807003190 (c.)
Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery
384 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 33 halftones, index, bibliography, $29.95 cloth, CIP included
Harvard University Press
A pioneering organ transplant surgeon narrates in gripping detail the revolutions that have transformed modern surgery, and the turmoil in medical education and health care reform as new capacities to prolong life and restore health run headlong into unsustainable costs. Tilney's stage is the famous Boston teaching hospital, Brigham and Women's.
LC 2011013287, ISBN 9780674062283 (c.)
AASL: G/HS, P
Windfall: Wind Energy in America Today
232 pp., 6" x 9", 22 b&w illustrations, $19.95 paper, CIP included
University of Oklahoma Press
Not long ago, energy experts dismissed wind power as unreliable and capricious. Not anymore. The industry has arrived, and the spinning blades of this new kid on the electric power block offer hope for a partial solution to our energy problems by converting nature's energy into electricity without exposing our planet and its inhabitants to the dangers of heat, pollution, toxicity, or depletion of irreplaceable natural resources. Windfall tells the story of this extraordinary transformation and examines the arguments both for and against wind generation.
LC 2011000238, ISBN 9780806141923 (p.)
Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West
384 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included
University of Washington Press
It is easy to think about Hanford nuclear reservation only as an expression of federal power, but that view distorts its history. This book tells the complex story of production, community building, politics, and environmental sensibilities at Hanford. Brilliantly structured parallel stories bridge divisions, offer perspective on today's controversies, and illuminate the history of the modern American west. "The account is well organized and written, and the scholarship is superb and well documented....An excellent resource for those interested in or studying the influence of technology on urban communities. Highly recommended."—Choice
LC 2011004808, ISBN 9780295990972 (p.)
AASL: RS/HS, P
Made in Hanford: The Bomb that Changed the World
190 pp., 8 3/10" x 5 4/5", $22.95 paper, CIP included
Washington State University Press
In 1942, a small plane carrying Lt. Col. Franklin T. Matthias and two DuPont engineers flew over three farming communities in eastern Washington....Isolated and near the powerful Columbia River, the region was the ideal site for the world's first plutonium factory. Two years later, built with a speed and secrecy unheard of today, the facility was operational. The plutonium it produced fueled the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945....Through clear scientific explanations and personal reminiscences, the author traces the amazing but also tragic story of the plutonium bomb—from the dawn of nuclear science through World War II and Cold War testing in the Marshall Islands.
LC 2011006408, ISBN 9780874223071 (p.)
Always Plenty to Do: Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago
144 pp., 5" x 8", 15 b&w photographs, index, $21.95 cloth, CIP included
Texas Tech University Press
The story of childhood on America's farms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Always Plenty to Do is a journey back to America's breadbasket. Fleshing out the contours of everyday life, it reveals what farm children saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt—and how they worked, played, and learned. Drawing upon rich primary sources from the Great Plains and Midwest, Riney-Kehrberg combines biography and historical narrative to invite young readers into the nation's rural past.
LC 2011020881, ISBN 9780896726925 (c.)
Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
182 pp., 6" x 9", $18.95 paper, CIP included
Oregon State University Press
Could cow horns, vortexes, and the words of a prophet named Rudolf Steiner hold the key to producing the most alluring wines in the world—and to saving the planet? In Voodoo Vintners, wine writer Katherine Cole reveals the mysteries of biodynamic winegrowing, tracing its practice from Paleolithic times to the finest domaines in Burgundy. At the epicenter of the American biodynamic revolution are the Oregon winemakers who believe that this spiritual style of farming results in the purest pinot noirs possible. Voodoo Vintners answers the call of oenophiles everywhere for more information about this "beyond organic" style of winemaking.
LC 2010053121, ISBN 9780870716058 (p.)
PLR: G, S, RG, O
The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg: Clearcutting and the Struggle for Sustainable Forestry in the Northern Rockies
416 pp., 6" x 9", 65 b&w photographs, 2 illustrations, 4 maps, index, $39.95 cloth, CIP included
The University of Utah Press
Tells the story of conservation leader Guy M. Brandborg. As supervisor of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest from 1935 to 1955, Brandborg sought to protect watersheds, wildlife habitat, and long-term jobs through a program of careful, selective timber harvesting. Following his retirement, he led a...visible public outcry against the Forest Service's clearcutting practices, contributing materially to the passage of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, one of the most important laws affecting public forestry. Swanson's crisp narration of how one national forest supervisor understood the connection between the lands under his care and the communities dependent upon them brings a fresh perspective to a long-standing controversy over public land management.
LC 2010044444, ISBN 9781607811015 (c.)
AASL: S/HS, P
PLR: RG, S
Wild Horses of the West: History and Politics of America's Mustangs
296 pp., 7" x 8 1/2", 31 color photographs, 3 maps, 1 table, $24.95 paper, CIP included
The University of Arizona Press
An entertaining and well-researched look at one of the most controversial animal welfare issues of our time—the protection of free-roaming horses on the West's public lands. This is the first book in decades to include the entire story of these magnificent animals, from their evolution and biology to their historical integration into conquistador, Native American, and cowboy cultures. And the story isn't over. De Steiguer goes on to address the modern issues—ecology, conservation, and land management—surrounding wild horses in the West today.
LC 2010026625, ISBN 9780816528264 (p.)
PLR: G, R
The Philosophy of Wine
200 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", $29.95 cloth, CIP included
McGill-Queen's University Press
Wine appreciation can reveal important insights about ourselves, our interests, and pleasures. In a lively and engaging discussion of the philosophical significance of wine, Cain Todd brings much-needed clarity to confusions about wine characteristics and the nature of expertise, while championing the objectivity and seriousness of our appreciation of wine. Todd shows that to be able to interpret and appreciate the complexity and unique values of an object that, at first, is just an alcoholic drink, is an incredible thing and an experience without which the world would be a poorer place.
LC 2011284275, ISBN 9780773538382 (c.)
The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570): L'arte et prudenza d'un maestro Cuoco (The Art and Craft of a Master Cook)
787 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illustrations, $98.00 cloth, $45.00 paper, CIP included
University of Toronto Press
At the culmination of his prolific career, Bartolomeo Scappi—arguably the most famous chef of the Italian Renaissance—compiled the largest cookery treatise of the period, including more than one thousand recipes. This first English translation of the work makes Scappi's recipes and broad experience accessible to a contemporary audience interested in his culinary expertise and gastronomic refinement within the most civilized niche of Renaissance society. "It is highly readable, and many fans of cooking will enjoy sifting through its voluminous entries."—Times Higher Education
LC 2009289900, ISBN 9780802096241 (c.), ISBN 9781442611481 (p.)
Famous Chefs and Fabulous Recipes: Lessons Learned at One of the Oldest Cooking Schools in America
281 pp., 6 7/8" x 9 3/4", $34.95 cloth, CIP included
The University of Akron Press
Western Reserve School of Cooking...has been a destination for many prominent chefs including Hugh Carpenter, Shirley O. Corriher, David Hirsch, and Michael Symon. This volume contains recipes from all of them....Learn how to bake a cake from White House chef Roland Mesnier. Knead some dough with master baker Ciril Hitz....This truly unique volume covers the gamut with exquisite recipes from the school's own chefs, to mouth-watering dishes from the international chefs who have taught at the school. Local food columnist Lisa Abraham provides extensive interviews with the chefs....This cookbook...has fabulous recipes from famous chefs and is the perfect ingredient to spice up your special dinner, event or last-minute dish.
LC 2011031188, ISBN 9781931968881 (c.)
Julia Child's The French Chef
312 pp., 5" x 8", 34 illustrations, $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, CIP included
Duke University Press
Julia Child's TV show, The French Chef, was extraordinarily popular during its broadcast from 1963 to 1973. Child became a cultural icon in the 1960s, and, in the years since, she and her show have remained enduring influences on American cooking and television. Polan situates Julia Child and The French Chef in their historical and cultural moment, while never losing site of Child's unique personality and captivating on-air presence.
LC 2011006505, ISBN 9780822348597 (c.), ISBN 9780822348726 (p.)
Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England
488 pp., 6" x 9", index, bibliography, $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, CIP included
University of Massachusetts Press
"In this unexpected gem in the ocean of works on food, Stavely and Fitzgerald have crafted a <0x2018>richly contextualized critical anthology' of New England's food heritage....Well done and highly recommended for foodies and historians."—Library Journal. "Stavely and Fitzgerald have provided a lively, well-researched follow up to their classic tome on New England cuisine, America's Founding Food....A must have for New England public and academic libraries and large libraries with substantial American history and culinary collections....Highly recommended. All academic, general, and professional readers."—Choice
LC 2010054340, ISBN 9781558498600 (c.), ISBN 9781558498617 (p.)
Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government
164 pp., 8 9/10" x 5 4/5", $26.50 paper, CIP included
The Urban Institute Press
In Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government, attorney and scholar Evan McKenzie explores emerging trends in private governments and competing schools of thought on how to operate them, from state oversight to laissez-faire libertarianism. The most common analyses see CIDs from a neoclassical economic, positive point of view: What could be more democratic than government of the neighbors, by the neighbors? But scholars coming from institutional analysis, communitarianism, and critical urban theory frameworks see possible repercussions, including a development's failure leaving residents responsible for crippling sums, capture of the local state, and convergence of public and private local governments.
LC 2010053420, ISBN 9780877667698 (p.)
Looking at Textiles: A Guide to Technical Terms
112 pp., 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 78 color and 2 b&w illustrations, $18.95 paper, CIP included
Looking at Textiles serves as a guide to the fundamentals of the materials and techniques used to create textiles. The selected technical terms explain what textiles are, how they are made, and what they are made of, and include definitions of terms relating to fibers, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and microscale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text.
LC 2011011227, ISBN 9781606060803 (p.)
AASL: G, S/MS, HS
How to Work in Someone Else's Country
174 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $18.95 paper, CIP included
University of Washington Press
Working abroad offers adventure, intimate familiarity with exciting places and different cultures, and opportunities to make real differences. It also presents countless challenges, ranging from staying safe to balancing project objectives with on-the-ground realities to forging productive relationships. Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant, Ruth Stark tackles these challenges and many more in this easy-to-read, lively travel guide for international workers. "The world is shrinking, with Americans traveling, studying, and working abroad in increasing numbers. This book will become a staple because people want practical advice rooted in real experience."—Ann Downer, University of Washington
LC 2011017793, ISBN 9780295991368 (p.)
AASL: O, G/HS
Irish People, Irish Linen
328 pp., 10" x 10", 195 full color illustrations, $49.95 cloth, CIP included
Ohio University Press
The story of Irish linen is a story of the Irish people. Many thousands of men and women made Irish linen a global product and an international brand. It is also a story of innovation and opportunity. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, each chapter tells of art, social and economic history, design, architecture, technology, and cultural traditions that celebrate the linen industry.
LC 2011012521, ISBN 9780821419717 (c.)
Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending
384 pp., 6" x 9", 24 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included
University of Pennsylvania Press
Eisenstein, author of the hugely influential The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, has written a magisterial and highly readable account of five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers. Once again, she makes a compelling case for the ways in which technological developments and cultural shifts are intimately related. Always keeping an eye on the present, she recalls how...the steam press was seen both as a giant engine of progress and as signaling the end of a golden age. Predictions that the newspaper would supersede the book proved to be false, and Eisenstein is equally skeptical of pronouncements of the supersession of print by the digital.
LC 2010018016, ISBN 9780812242805 (c.)