2013 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


Ruchti, Lisa C.

Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing

215 pp., 6" x 9", 1 photo, 1 figure, 1 table, $85.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Temple University Press

Every day, hospital nurses must negotiate trust and conflict in an effort to provide quality health care. However, interactions between nurses and patients—which often require issues of privacy—are sometimes made uncomfortable with inappropriate behavior. Lisa Ruchti examines this fragile relationship between intimacy and professionalism, and provides a language for patients, nurses, and administrators to conduct knowledgeable and skilled intimate care. She also recommends training practices and policy changes to handle conflicts. Ruchti shows that "caring" is not just a personality characteristic but also work that is structured by intersections of race, gender, and nationality.

LC 2011042477, ISBN 9781439907528 (c.), ISBN 9781439907535 (p.)



Young, T. Kue, et al.

Circumpolar Health Atlas

190 pp., 11" x 8 1/2", 253 illustrations, $75.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2012

University of Toronto Press

Abounding with hundreds of vibrant, full-colour photographs and maps, this book presents a stunning and immersive portrait of life in the Arctic region. The Circumpolar Health Atlas offers a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the health of diverse populations who inhabit the polar regions of the northern hemisphere. The atlas includes overviews of the physical environment that influences human health; cultures and languages of northern peoples; different diseases and health conditions; and health systems, policies, resources, and services. Written with the general reader in mind, it can be enjoyed even by those who have little previous knowledge about the circumpolar regions.

LC 2012405040, ISBN 9781442644564 (c.)




Law, Anwei Skinsnes

Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory

576 pp., 8 1/2" x 9 1/2", 295 illustrations, $49.00 cloth, $28.99 paper, CIP included

September 2012

University of Hawai'i Press

Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 individuals—at least 90 percent of whom were Native Hawaiians—were sent to Molokai's remote Kalaupapa peninsula because they were believed to have leprosy. Unwilling to accept the loss of their families, homes, and citizenship, these individuals ensured they would be accorded their rightful place in history. They left a powerful testimony of their lives in the form of letters, petitions, music, memoirs, and oral history interviews. Kalaupapa combines more than 200 hours of interviews with archival documents, including over 300 letters and petitions written by the earliest residents translated from Hawaiian.

LC 2012014957, ISBN 9780824834654 (c.), ISBN 9780824836368 (p.)



Carey, Nessa

The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance

352 pp., 6" x 9", $26.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Columbia University Press

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics. "This book provides an excellent introduction to a fascinating new field that may revolutionize our understanding of human health and disease. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

LC 2011041032, ISBN 9780231161169 (c.)



McVey, Gail L., et al. (Editors)

Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-Related Disorders: Collaborative Research, Advocacy, and Policy Change

298 pp., 6" x 9", $38.95 paper, CIP included

November 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

A collection by expert researchers from Canada, the US, and Australia seeking to create a new public health approach to the prevention of weight-related disorders. The first section looks at prevention from a public health perspective, and the second section highlights theories from risk and resilience research that can inform the prevention of weight-related disorders. The contributions are varied in their theories and models, but woven throughout is the theme of collaboration in changing public institutions and social systems that promotes universal prevention and fosters mental health and resilience.

ISBN 9781554583409 (p.)




Reynolds, Handel

The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

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

August 2012

Cornell University Press

"A quiet call for a more frank discussion of mammography as a tool in the fight against breast cancer...Reynolds takes a critical look at the breast cancer epidemic'; the ever-shifting guidelines regarding the age at which women should be screened; confusing interpretations of results; the role of breast cancer activists in promoting mammograms; and the profitable industry that has grown up around mammography....'Women need complete and accurate information regarding the risks and benefits,' Reynolds asserts—and this brief, clear volume can be the first step in achieving that goal."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012013738, ISBN 9780801450938 (c.)



Wolfberg, Adam

Fragile Beginnings: Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU

192 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, CIP included

February 2012

Beacon Press

This is a gripping medical narrative that brings readers into the complex world of newborn intensive care, where brilliant but imperfect doctors do all they can to coax life into their tiny, injured patients.

LC 2011027177, ISBN 9780807011607 (c.), ISBN 9780807011669 (p.)



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620-639 Engineering, Agriculture


Petroski, Henry

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

432 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 12 halftones, $27.95 cloth, CIP included

March 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Petroski, known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, says we must look beyond design to the interdependency of people and machines within complex socioeconomic systems undreamt of by designers.

LC 2011044194, ISBN 9780674065840 (c.)




Sterne, Jonathan

MP3: The Meaning of a Format

360 pp., 6" x 9", 31 illustrations, $89.95 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

June 2012

Duke University Press

MP3: The Meaning of a Format recounts the hundred-year history of the world's most common format for recorded audio. Understanding the historical meaning of the MP3 format entails rethinking the place of digital technologies in the larger universe of twentieth-century communication history, from hearing research conducted by the telephone industry in the 1910s, through the mid-century development of perceptual coding (the technology underlying the MP3), to the format's promiscuous social life since the mid 1990s.

LC 2011053340, ISBN 9780822352839 (c.), ISBN 9780822352877 (p.)



Harwood, Craig S. and Gary B. Fogel

Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West

264 pp., 6" x 9", 36 illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Oklahoma Press

Reveals the amazing accomplishments of California scientist John J. Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 in the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air craft in the Western Hemisphere. Inventors and aviators working west of the Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century have not received the recognition they deserve. Montgomery's story and his exploits placed in the broader context of western aviation and science, shed new light on the reasons that California was the epicenter of the American aviation industry from the very beginning.

LC 2012002919, ISBN 9780806142647 (c.)




Keating, Edward G., et al.

Air Attack Against Wildfires: Understanding U.S. Forest Service Requirements for Large Aircraft

140 pp., 6" x 9", 15 color charts, 4 color maps, 15 b&w tables, bibliography, $29.95 paper, CIP included

July 2012

RAND Corporation

This study sought to help the U.S. Forest Service determine the composition of a fleet of airtankers, scoopers, and helicopters that would minimize the total social costs of wildfires, including the cost of large fires and aircraft costs. The research team developed two models to estimate the social cost-minimizing portfolios of firefighting aircraft. Both models favored a fleet dominated by scoopers for the prevention of large fires.

LC 2012944768, ISBN 9780833076779 (p.)



Maloney, Cathy Jean

World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes

272 pp., 8" x 9", 53 color and 70 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

The University of Virginia Press

As showcases for dramatic changes in garden style and new technology, world's fairs offered leading landscape designers and nurserymen the chance to tempt visitors to try new garden trends in backyards across the nation. From horticultural innovations to new landscape styles, the wonders displayed at these fairs had a distinct influence on America's largest urban parks....Cathy Jean Maloney offers a lavishly illustrated exploration of the gardens and grounds of America's nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century world's fairs. Maloney describes the landscapes of nine of America's great fairs from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia to the 1940 World's Fair of Tomorrow in New York, many of whose legacies are still evident.

LC 2012005561, ISBN 9780813933115 (c.)




Kania, Alan J.

Wild Horse Annie: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustang

240 pp., 6" x 9", 18 b&w illustrations, index, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

University of Nevada Press

In 1950 Velma Johnston, a shy Nevada ranch wife, came upon a horse trailer leaking blood. When she discovered the destination of its occupants—a trio of badly injured wild horses destined to be slaughtered for pet food—she launched a crusade that changed the way we regard and treat our wild horses and burros. For years, free-ranging mustangs were rounded up by "mustangers" who sold them for slaughter, often with horrendous abuse of the animals. Velma Johnston's campaign led her from rural Nevada to the halls of Congress, and resulted in "Velma's Law", providing humane treatment of mustangs.

LC 2012017295, ISBN 9780874178739 (c.)




Adams, Dean

Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska

280 pp., 6" x 9", 1 map, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Washington Press

As the book opens, an Alaskan fishing schooner is sinking. It is the summer of 1972, and the 16-year-old narrator is at the helm. Backtracking from the gripping prologue, Dean Adams tells how he came to be a crew member on the Grant and unfolds a tale of adventure that reads like a novel—full of drama, conflict, and resonant portrayals of halibut fishing, his ragtag shipmates, maritime Alaska, and the ambiguities of family life. "This is pure adventure. Dean's story is...sinewy and spare, understated and often gorgeously written."—Boston Globe

LC 2012019070, ISBN 9780295991979 (c.)




Bolster, W. Jeffrey

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

416 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 59 halftones, 7 line illustrations, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival, and just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

LC 2012010747, ISBN 9780674047655 (c.)




Kemmerer, Lisa (Editor)

(Foreword by Marc Bekoff)

Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary

224 pp., 6" x 9", 3 charts, $24.95 paper, CIP included

April 2012

University of Utah Press

Earth was once rich with primates, but every species—except one—is now extinct or endangered because of Homo sapiens. Would we care more about the fate of other primates if we knew of their individual lives and sufferings? Would we help them if we understood how our choices threaten their existence? This anthology helps to answer these questions. Sometimes shocking and disturbing, sometimes poignant and encouraging, Primate People draws the reader into the lives of nonhuman primates as activists around the world tell their stories. Charming, difficult, sensitive—these testimonies demonstrate that nonhuman primates and human beings are, indeed, closely related.

LC 2011030174, ISBN 9781607811534 (p.)



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640-649 Home Economics


Smith, Andrew F.

Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

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

December 2012

Columbia University Press

This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America's diverse and complex beverage scene. Smith revisits the country's major historical moments—colonization, the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, the temperance movement, Prohibition, and its repeal—and he tracks the growth of the American beverage industry throughout the world. The result is an intoxicating encounter with an often overlooked aspect of American culture and global influence.

LC 2012010134, ISBN 9780231151160 (c.)




Kane, Russell D.

(Foreword by Doug Frost)

The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine

214 pp., 8" x 8", 21 b&w photographs, 2 maps, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

February 2012

Texas Tech University Press

In his pursuit of Texas terroir, Russell Kane has traveled the state tasting wine, interviewing the major players in Texas wine culture, and reflecting on the state's extraordinary history and enterprising peoples. Kane's reflections include explorations of Spanish missionary life and the sacramental wine made from Texas's first vineyard as well as the love for grapes and wine brought subsequently by German and Italian immigrants from their homelands. Kane also relates stories of the modern-day growers and entrepreneurs who overcame the lingering effects of temperance and prohibition—forces that failed to eradicate Texas's destiny as an emerging wine-producing region.

LC 2011039937, ISBN 9780896727380 (c.)




Ott, Cindy

(Foreword by William Cronon)

Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon

336 pp., 6" x 9", 34 illustrations, $30.00 cloth, CIP included

October 2012

University of Washington Press

Beginning with the myth of the first Thanksgiving, Cindy Ott shows how Americans have used the pumpkin to fulfill their desire to maintain connections to nature and to the family farm of yore and, ironically, how small farms and rural communities have been revitalized in the process. "A harvest of precise, wide-ranging research, Pumpkin traces the historical roots twining beneath the pumpkin patch and modern farm-stand agriculture."—John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University

LC 2012011199, ISBN 9780295991955 (c.)




Black, Maggie

The Medieval Cookbook, Revised Edition

144 pp., 6 3/4" x 8 3/4", 53 color and 3 b&w illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Getty Publications

Eighty recipes drawn from the earliest English cookbooks are presented here and updated for the modern cook....Beautifully illustrated with lively dining scenes from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries, this book serves up a delightful literary and visual repast for anyone interested in the history of food and dining.

LC 2011047302, ISBN 9781606061091 (c.)




Dalby, Andrew and Sally Grainger

The Classical Cookbook,Revised Edition

160 pp., 6 3/4" x 8 3/4", 35 color and 35 b&w illustrations, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

Getty Publications

Featuring a fresh, new design, this book updates nearly fifty recipes from the ancient world for today's kitchen.

LC 2011049483, ISBN 9781606061107 (c.)




Bobrow-Strain, Aaron

White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

272 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 cloth, $17.00 paper, CIP included

March 2012

Beacon Press

The story of how white bread became white trash, this social history shows how our relationship with the most beloved and reviled food staple reflects our country's changing values.

LC 2011032529, ISBN 9780807044674 (c.), ISBN 9780807044780 (p.)



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650-699 Business and Manufacturing


Starkman, Dean, et al. (Editors)

The Best Business Writing 2012

464 pp., 5 1/4" x 8", $18.95 paper

June 2012

Columbia University Press

The Best Business Writing 2012 reflects the year's most intriguing reporting and rigorous investigative journalism at a time of dramatic economic crisis and upheaval. Covering bad business behavior, the intersection of politics and money, and big-picture analysis, the volume fills a longstanding gap for those seeking diverse, enriching, and lively perspectives on the business world.

LC 2012240077, ISBN 9780231160735 (p.)



Rosen, Rudolph A.

(Fundraising art and illustrations by Katie Dobson Cundiff)

(Foreword by Andrew Sansom)

Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising

296 pp., 8 1/2" x 11", 8 figures, 7 tables, index, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2012

Texas A&M University Press

In Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, veteran nonprofit executive director Rudolph A. Rosen lays out the field-tested approaches that have helped him and the teams of volunteers and professionals he has worked with raise more than $3 billion for environmental conservation. Money for the Cause is both a textbook and a practical reference that will be indispensable to anyone involved in mission-driven organizations, whether as a volunteer, a professional, a student, or an educator.

LC 2012016411, ISBN 9781603446938 (c.)




Tatum, Ron

Confessions of a Horseshoer

272 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 23 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2012

University of North Texas Press

Confessions of a Horseshoer offers a close and personal look at the mind-set of a professional horseshoer (farrier) who also happens to be a college professor. The book, an ironic and playful view of the many unusual animals (and people) Ron Tatum has encountered over thirty-seven years, is nicely balanced between straightforward presentation, self-effacing humor, and lightly seasoned wisdom. It captures the day-to-day life of a somewhat cantankerous old guy, who has attitude and strong opinions. Tatum provides a detailed description of the horseshoeing process, its history, and why horses need shoes in the first place.

LC 2012002038, ISBN 9781574414530 (c.)



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