2014 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


610.695

Ofri, Danielle

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

208 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

June 2013

Beacon Press

By shedding light on how doctors cope with the stresses and responsibilities of patients, colleagues, lawyers, and their personal lives, she explains why it is important that patients know how emotions influence the way physicians treat their patients both medically and interpersonally. Exploring the full range of human emotion from the fear of making a fatal mistake to the pride and elation of triumphing over death, What Doctors Feel allows patients at the other end of the stethoscope to have a good listen to the beat of the emotional life behind the white coat.

LC 2012049349, ISBN 9780807073322 (c.), ISBN 9780807033302 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


610.92

Wright, Robert S.

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho's Sun Valley

240 pp., 6" x 9", photographs, $26.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Washington State University Press

In the dead of night in 1894, a trembling, wide-eyed 13-year-old assisted with an emergency surgery and discovered his calling. Choosing to practice in the frontier West, Dr. Wright performed operations by lantern light and reached remote patients by buggy, dog sled, or Studebaker. The author alternates between thrilling tales of his grandfather's decades of medicine and his own poignant memories of growing up in Hailey—illuminating significant regional events as he paints an intimate portrait of a rural doctor and family life in a small Idaho community.

LC 2012040681, ISBN 9780874223149 (p.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


616.157

Smoak, Shelby

Bleeder: A Memoir

214 pp., 6" x 9", $22.95 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Michigan State University Press

A coming-of-age memoir for modern times, Bleeder is the incredibly compelling tale of author Shelby Smoak. A hemophiliac, Smoak discovered he had been infected with HIV during a blood transfusion at the start of his college career. This devastating and destabilizing news led Smoak to see his world from an entirely new perspective, one in which life-threatening illness was perpetually just around the corner.

LC 2012029287, ISBN 9781611860696 (p.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: S


618.928

Gnaulati, Enrico

Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

September 2013

Beacon Press

Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, a clinical psychologist specializing in childhood and adolescent therapy and assessment, has witnessed firsthand the push to diagnose these disorders in youngsters. Drawing both on his own clinical experience and on cutting-edge research, with Back to Normal he has written the definitive account of why our kids are being dramatically overdiagnosed—and how parents and professionals can distinguish between true psychiatric disorders and normal childhood reactions to stressful life situations.

LC 2013009182, ISBN 9780807073346 (c.)

AASL: G, S/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S

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620-639 Engineering, Agriculture


620

Hunt, Emily and Michelle Pantoya

Designing Dandelions: An Engineering Everything Adventure

96 pp., 6" x 8", 2-color illustrations throughout, $11.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

Texas Tech University Press

When Bells and Mitch, two young space aliens from the planet Exergy, crash-land on Earth, they must apply the engineering design process to get themselves back home. Captivated by the beautiful yellow dandelions near their crash site, Bells and Mitch investigate the dandelions' life cycle. Observing how the flowers disperse their seeds, they construct a mechanical replica to launch their ship back into space. Showing how nature itself can instruct us in engineering, Hunt and Pantoya take young readers on a journey of discovery and problem solving.

LC 2013938821, ISBN 9780896728493 (c.)

AASL: G/EM, MS

RUSA/CODES: S


621.309

Carlson, W. Bernard

Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

520 pp., 6" x 9", 56 halftones, 32 line illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Princeton University Press

"This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a monumental inventor whose impact on our contemporary world is all too unfamiliar to the general public. Carlson relates the science behind Tesla's inventions with a judicial balance that will engage both the novice and the academic alike. Highly recommended to serious biography buffs and to readers of scientific subjects."—Library Journal. "Superb....Carlson brings to life Tesla's extravagant self-promotion, as well as his eccentricity and innate talents, revealing him as a celebrity-inventor of the 'second industrial revolution' to rival Thomas Alva Edison."—Nature

LC 2012049608, ISBN 9780691057767 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P


629.045

Huth, John Edward

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

544 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 171 halftones, 54 line illustrations, 3 tables, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

May 2013

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press

Long before GPS and Google Earth, humans traveled vast distances using environmental clues and simple instruments. What else is lost when technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way? Illustrated with specially prepared drawings, this narrative —part treatise, part travelogue, and part navigational history—brings our own world into sharper view.

LC 2012044083, ISBN 9780674072824 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


629.450

Ross, Jerry L., with John Norberg

Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

320 pp., 6" x 9", 42 b&w and color illustrations, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

January 2013

Purdue University Press

"As an astronaut for over three decades, one who participated in some of the most challenging and exciting Shuttle missions, Jerry Ross knows spaceflight. In Spacewalker, he details the exultation of actually being in space and brings to life the realities of preparing for and executing one of the most difficult of all human endeavors. Spacewalker is the book for anyone who ever dreamed of flying in space."—Neil Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11

LC 2012029105, ISBN 9781557536310 (c.)

AASL: G, S/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: O


631.520

Best, Bill

Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

288 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 49 b&w photographs, $22.95 paper, CIP included

April 2013

Ohio University Press

This book will introduce readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that would otherwise have been lost. As local efforts to preserve heirloom seeds have become part of a growing national food movement, Appalachian seed savers play a crucial role in providing alternatives to large-scale agriculture and corporate food culture. Part flavor guide, part people's history, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce you to a world you've never known—or perhaps remind you of one you remember well from your childhood.

LC 2012050529, ISBN 9780821420492 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G, RG


632.6

Biehler, Dawn Day

Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats

336 pp., 6" x 9", 27 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of Washington Press

"A fascinating pest's eye view of twentieth-century American urban history, Pests in the City, creeps through the gender and class intricacies of urban reform policies as effectively as a cockroach through an apartment. A strategic application of history to the persistent problem of pest control, it's at once a larger analysis of the intricate entanglement of human and non-human ecologies."—Jenny Price, author of Flight Maps

LC 2013019967, ISBN 9780295993010 (c.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: S


635

Mickey, Thomas J.

America's Romance with the English Garden

272 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", 41 color photographs and drawings, $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

Ohio University Press

In 1890's America, cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these were seed and nursery catalogs with pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest garden accessories—the quintessential English-style garden. This is the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer, as seed and nursery catalogs delivered aspirational images to front doorsteps from California to Maine.

LC 2013000593, ISBN 9780821420355 (p.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: G


636.107

Tucker, Jeffrey L.

Warmed by Windchill: A Tiny Colt's Fight for Life

124 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 24 b&w photographs, $17.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

The University of Wisconsin Press/Terrace Books

One bitterly cold afternoon, a nine-month-old colt—extremely weak, starving, left to die—was frozen to the rock-hard white landscape of a Northern Wisconsin pasture. But somewhere inside him a light refused to go out. Warmed by Windchill is the rescue story of a colt whose fight for life inspired a movement.

LC 2013007168, ISBN 9780299294045 (p.)

AASL: O/MS, HS

RUSA/CODES: O, G


636.8

Hart, Benjamin L. and Lynette A. Hart

Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior

172 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w sketches, $15.00 paper, CIP included

February 2013

Purdue University Press

For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new book takes the process of selecting a cat to the next level by offering data-based behavioral profiles of a wide range of cat breeds. Developed over a lifetime of research and through extensive interviews with eighty veterinary experts, the profiles are presented in easy-to-use graphical form....The book ends with helpful guidance on further reading. Based on the latest science, this is a great book for anyone interested in the fundamental building blocks of feline behavior, and an invaluable handbook for cat owners.

LC 2012034713, ISBN 9781557536488 (p.)

AASL: G/HS, P

RUSA/CODES: G

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640-649 Home Economics


641.591

Salloum, Habeeb, Muna Salloum, and Leila Salloum Elias

Scheherazade's Feasts: Foods of the Medieval Arab World

232 pp., 8 1/4" x 9", $34.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Scheherazade's Feasts presents over a hundred recipes for the beverages, meals, and sweets of the medieval Islamic world. Part cookbook and part culinary history, this book contextualizes Arab cuisine in a rich tapestry of trade and conquests, royal tables, and poetic praise of fine food.

LC 2012033431, ISBN 9780812244779 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: S


641.594

Weaver, William Woys

As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine

328 pp., 6" x 9", 59 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Celebrated food historian and cookbook writer William Woys Weaver delves deeply into the history of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine to sort fact from fiction in the foodlore of this unique American culture.

LC 2012027831, ISBN 9780812244793 (c.)

AASL: RS

RUSA/CODES: RG


646.724

Mills, Quincy T.

Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America

336 pp., 6" x 9", 19 illustrations, $34.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2013

University of Pennsylvania Press

Cutting Along the Color Line chronicles the cultural history of barber shops as businesses and civic institutions, demonstrating their central role in civil rights struggles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

LC 2013011244, ISBN 9780812245417 (c.)

AASL: S

RUSA/CODES: S

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650-699 Business and Manufacturing


659.142

Meyers, Cynthia B.

A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising, and the Golden Age of Radio

288 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $110.00 cloth, $32.00 paper, CIP included

December 2013

Fordham University Press

"This is a terrific and much-needed book. Cynthia Meyers tells the compelling story of one of the most productive yet hidden cultural forces of the twentieth century."—Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison

LC 2013024364, ISBN 9780823253708 (c.), ISBN 9780823253715 (p.)

AASL: G/P

RUSA/CODES: G


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