2015 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)
Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
352 pp., 6" x 9", 16 images, $28.95 cloth, $20.00 paper, $28.95 ebook, CIP included
Facing the horrors of traditional medicine in nineteenth-century America, many patients ran with open arms to the snake-oil salesmen and charlatans promising new cures to their ills: Hydropaths promised cures using "healing tubs." Franz Anton Mesmer applied magnets to a patient's body, while Daniel David Palmer restored a man's hearing by knocking on his vertebrae....These early "deviants", including women who were barred from the patriarchy of "legitimate doctoring", challenged established ideas, and though most of their "magical cures" were discredited, some ideas are staples in today's health industry. Janik tells the stories of the "quacks" whose shams, foils, or genuine wish to heal helped shape and influence modern medicine.
LC 2013023296, ISBN 9780807022085 (c.), ISBN 9780807061114 (p.), ISBN 9780807022092 (e.)
AASL: G/HS, P
Prepare to Defend Yourself...How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life
232 pp., 6" x 9", 5 tables, 3 b&w photographs, 27 cartoons, bibliography, index, $23.00 paper, $23.00 ebook, CIP included
Texas A&M University Press
Do you really need to pay that outstanding balance with the hospital? Do you know the differences between a nurse practitioner, a physician's assistant, a physician, and a paramedic? Did you realize that not all hospitals can treat your stroke, heart attack, or trauma with equal speed and effectiveness? How should you negotiate and appeal a hospital charge? Can you do anything to minimize the medical mistakes that your provider might commit?
LC 2013036447, ISBN 9781623491154 (p.), ISBN 9781623491628 (e.)
AASL: O/HS, P
Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions—A New Biological Principle of Disease
344 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 37 b&w illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $30.00 ebook, $51.00 institutional multi ebook, $42.00 institutional single ebook, CIP included
Yale University Press
A first-person account of a revolutionary scientific discovery, first condemned as heresy by many in the scientific establishment but now considered crucial to unraveling the mysteries of such brain diseases as mad cow, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Lou Gehrig's. "Madness and Memory is the story of one of the most important discoveries in recent medical history, and it is also a vivid and compelling portrait of a life in science."—Oliver Sacks
LC 2013041191, ISBN 9780300191141 (c.), ISBN 9780300199260 (e.)
AASL: O/HS, P
Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine
288 pp., 6 1/8"x 9 1/4", 37 b&w photographs, $29.95 cloth, $16.17 ebook, CIP included
University of Georgia Press
In Breaking Ground, Sullivan recounts his extraordinary life beginning with his childhood in Jim Crow south Georgia and continuing through his trailblazing endeavors training to become a physician in an almost entirely white environment in the Northeast, founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as secretary of Health and Human Services in President George H. W. Bush's administration. Throughout this extraordinary life Sullivan has passionately championed both improved health care and increased access to medical professions for the poor and people of color.
LC 2013029150, ISBN 9780820346632 (c.), ISBN 9780820346939 (e.)
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living
264 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w illustrations, $35.00 cloth, $34.99 ebook, CIP included
Indiana University Press
This fascinating and unlikely story of Kellogg as a physician and theological innovator, showcases the health and spirituality endeavors of a charismatic man. "Wilson does an admirable job of portraying how the doctor's beliefs shifted and adapted over time....Readers with a keen interest in religious history, particularly as it relates to health care, will enjoy this biography the most."—Library Journal
LC 2014008170, ISBN 9780253014474 (c.), ISBN 9780253014559 (e.)
Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are
256 pp., 7" x 8", 12 color illustrations, 13 halftones, 71 line illustrations, $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Editor's note: Dr. Groh offers a free online Coursera course centered around this title called "The Brain and Space". For more information please visit the following links:
Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous power to figuring out simple details about spatial relationships. Jennifer Groh traces this mental detective work to show how the brain creates our sense of location, and makes the case that the brain's systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself.
LC 2014014029, ISBN 9780674863217 (c.), ISBN 9780674744875 (e.)
AASL: O, G/HS, P
RUSA/CODES: O, G
The Lost Art of Feeding Kids: What Italy Taught Me about Why Children Need Real Food
240 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $25.95 ebook, CIP included
While struggling to raise her child, Nico, on a natural, healthy, traditional Italian diet, Jeannie Marshall, a Canadian who lives in Rome, sets out to discover how such a time-tested food culture could change in such a short time. At once an exploration of the U.S. food industry's global reach and a story of finding the best way to feed her child, The Lost Art of Feeding Kids will appeal to parents, food policy experts, and fans of great food writing alike.
LC 2013001973, ISBN 9780807032992 (c.), ISBN 9780807033005 (e.)
Fat Blame: How the War on Obesity Victimizes Women and Children
232 pp., 6" x 9", 8 photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included
University Press of Kansas
"A transformative work. Fat Blame stands in sharp contrast to most books on the obesity epidemic that typically describe multifactorial causes (the media, ubiquitous and calorie-dense foods, and geographic and socioeconomic impediments to exercise), attendant health risks, and financial costs. This fully referenced work is a scholarly review of weight prejudice, which is often used, consciously or unconsciously, to discriminate against specific gender, racial, and socioeconomic groups. Highly recommended."—Choice
LC 2014936965, ISBN 9780700619658 (c.)
AASL: G, S/HS, P
RUSA/CODES: G, S
Cinderland: A Memoir
216 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included
This is the story of growing up in a town that both worshipped and sacrificed its youth—a town that believed being a good girl meant being a quiet one—and the long road Burns took toward forgiving her ten-year-old self. Cinderland is an elegy to that young girl's innocence, as well as a praise song to the curative powers of breaking a long silence. "The toll that Burns's silence took manifested in several forms, and she details them here in a thoughtfully written examination of what motivated her to keep silent while other victims spoke out."—Library Journal, starred review
LC 2014009918, ISBN 9780807037034 (c.), ISBN 9780807037041 (e.)
Finding the Right Psychiatrist: A Guide for Discerning Consumers
176 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $55.00 cloth, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included
Rutgers University Press
Choosing the right psychiatrist is as important as it is difficult. Combining forty years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist with an honest assessment of the trends and current issues patients face when presented with prospective psychiatric treatments, Dr. Robert Taylor provides an invaluable guide to readers considering psychiatric help for the first time or to those changing doctors in an effort to find a better treatment. Dr. Taylor carefully distinguishes what few conditions are established scientifically with clear, proven pharmacologic remedies from the many that do not offer benefits from such treatments.
LC 2013037739, ISBN 9780813566252 (c.), ISBN 9780813566245 (p.), ISBN 9780813572109 (e.)
AASL: O/HS, P
Hidden Heroes: America's Military Caregivers
288 pp., 7" x 10", 41 illustrations, $34.50 paper, $9.95 ebook, CIP included
While much has been written about the role of caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill and for children with special needs, little is known about "military caregivers"—the population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. These caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. This enables them to live better quality lives, and can result in faster and improved rehabilitation and recovery. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today.
LC 2014451356, ISBN 9780833085580 (p.), ISBN 9780833085559 (e.)
Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America
180 pp., 6" x 9", $80.00 cloth, $26.96 paper, $26.96 ebook, CIP included
Rutgers University Press
In Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America, Ann V. Bell overturns stereotypes of reproduction that frame poor women as too fertile, and white, affluent women as not fertile enough by comparing experiences of infertility across socioeconomic groups. In comparing class experiences, Bell is able to go beyond just examining infertility. Misconception reveals the social, cultural, and economic forces surrounding reproduction, family, motherhood and health in contemporary America.
LC 2013046600, ISBN 9780813564807 (c.), ISBN 9780813564791 (p.), ISBN 9780813574547 (e.)
AASL: G/HS, P
Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research
786 pp., 7" x 10", 63 b&w illustrations, 46 tables, $135.00 cloth, $108.00 ebook, CIP included
Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research is the critical reference source for the growing field of engineering education research, featuring the work of world luminaries writing to define and inform this emerging field. The Handbook draws extensively on contemporary research in the learning sciences, examining how technology affects learners and learning environments, and the role of social context in learning. The Handbook is organized into six parts and thirty-seven chapters based on the research agenda from a series of interdisciplinary colloquia funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and published in the Journal of Engineering Education in October 2006.
LC 2013012156, ISBN 9781107014107 (c.), ISBN 9781107785854 (e.)
John Mullan: The Tumultuous Life of a Western Road Builder
352 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index, $32.95 paper, CIP included
Washington State University Press
John Mullan's celebrated road, a 625-mile link that connected the Missouri and Columbia rivers and eventually became a significant component of Interstate 90, established the West Point graduate as an accomplished engineer. After completing the West's first highway, he lived for nearly another half century, a period of dynamic change. Now Idaho State Historian Keith Petersen takes a fresh look at the dashing young soldier/explorer—probing his complex personality and continuing a story that includes business partnerships and personal relationships with some of the West's most intriguing characters.
LC 2014001207, ISBN 9780874223217 (p.)
Negotiating a River: Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway
356 pp., 6" x 9", 10 maps, 42 b&w photographs, $95.00 cloth, $34.95 paper, CIP included
University of British Columbia Press
A megaproject half a century in the making, the planning and building of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project is one of the defining episodes in North American history. Possibly the largest construction undertaking in Canadian history, and one of the most ambitious borderlands projects ever embarked upon by two countries, it also required decades of negotiation and the controversial relocation of thousands of people. Negotiating a River looks at the profound impacts of this megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations, political maneuvering, and environmental diplomacy to the implications for national identities and transnational relations.
LC 2014412804, ISBN 9780774826433 (c.), ISBN 9780774826440 (p.)
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World
240 pp., 7 3/4" x 9 3/4", 160 color plates, 15 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included
The University of Chicago Press
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World celebrates the wonder of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants influence our everyday lives. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history. Organized into eight sections, the book starts with "Transformers" (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as "Heal and Harm" (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and "Revered and Adored" (lotus, frankincense, rose). "Readable and engaging. There is much discussion of species beyond "the usual suspects' that appear in books on plants aimed at the general reader. A fantastic range of material."—Noel Kingsbury, author of Hybrid
LC 2014010717, ISBN 9780226204741 (c.)
Visions of Loveliness: Great Flower Breeders of the Past
424 pp., 6" x 9", color photographs, $65.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $23.99 ebook, CIP included
Ohio University Press
Gardeners of today take for granted the many varieties of geraniums, narcissi, roses, and other beloved flowers. Few give thought to how this incredible abundance came to be or to the people who spent good parts of their lives creating it. These breeders once had prosperous businesses and were important figures in their communities. While there are many books about plant collectors and explorers, there are none about breeders. Drawing from libraries, archives, and family recollections, horticultural historian Judith M. Taylor traces the lives of prominent cultivators in the context of the scientific discoveries and changing tastes of their times.
LC 2014029551, ISBN 9780804011563 (c.), ISBN 9780804011570 (p.), ISBN 9780804040624 (e.)
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential & Commercial Properties
200 pp., 7" x 10", 325 color photographs, $26.95 paper, $21.99 ebook, CIP included
Ohio University Press
Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest: A Guide for Residential & Commercial Properties describes sixty-five desirable tree species, their characteristics, and their uses. More than 300 color photographs illustrate the appearance of each species through the seasons—including height, shape, bark, flowers, and fall colors—as well as other factors that influence selection and siting in order to help the landscape professional or homeowner make informed choices. In addition to the text and photos, the book includes a table of growth rates and sizes, a map of hardiness zones, and other valuable reference tools.
LC 2014007918, ISBN 9780804011518 (p.), ISBN 9780804040587 (e.)
AASL: O, RS/HS, P
Wild Idea: Buffalo & Family in a Difficult Land
272 pp., 6" x 8 1/2", $24.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook, CIP included
Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press
A memoir of buffalo, sustainability, and the business of rebalancing the American Great Plains. "Wild Idea is a lyrical tribute to the idea of buffalo back on the plains, the rewards and challenges of putting them there. But it is so much more. It's about all the life on the prairie, on the hardscrabble ranches and in the small towns. With this book, Dan secures his place as our modern prairie muse."—Tom Brokaw, NBC journalist and author
LC 2014007956, ISBN 9780803250963 (c.), ISBN 9780803286368 (e.)
Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal
384 pp., 6" x 9", 8 halftones, $30.00 cloth, $25.50 ebook, CIP included
New York University Press
Organized like a cookbook, [this book]...is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts....Each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, the Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking....Including writing from such notables as Maya Angelou, James Beard, Alice B. Toklas, Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, among many others....Books That Cook is a collection to serve students and teachers of food studies as well as any epicure who enjoys a good meal alongside a good book.
LC 2014006080, ISBN 9781479830213 (c.), ISBN 9781479854448 (e.)
Wild Rice Goose and Other Dishes of the Upper Midwest
152 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 1/4", 6 b&w illustrations, $24.95 paper, $14.95 ebook, CIP included
The University of Wisconsin Press
This is your guide to cooking wildfoods that you can hunt, fish, or forage—or buy from a growing number of wildfoods vendors—in the Upper Midwest. [With] more than one hundred original recipes for preparing wildfoods....Cooks will appreciate the clear, kitchen-tested recipes, and fans of sporting literature will enjoy the lyrical writing.
LC 2013033114, ISBN 9780299299040 (p.), ISBN 9780299299033 (e.)
AASL: RS/MS, HS
Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition
576 pp., 9 1/2" x 11", 385 b&w and color illustrations, 3 maps, 36 figures, $60.00 cloth, CIP included
University of Texas Press
With over 275 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes, lively stories of their origins, and luscious illustrations, here is the definitive work on the foods of Yucatán, one of the world's great regional cuisines.
LC 2013021911, ISBN 9780292735811 (c.)
AASL: G, S/MS, HS
Stop at the Red Apple: The Restaurant on Route 17
278 pp., 8" x 10", 61 b&w photographs, $19.95 paper, $19.95 ebook, CIP included
State University of New York Press
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest. "Before the advent of the New York State Thruway, New Yorkers headed to the Catskills had to spend several hours on New York Route 17 to reach their resort, summer camp or stand-up gig. The Red Apple Rest, located midway between New York City and those destinations, filled many hungry bellies and provided many fond memories."—Washington Post
LC 2013049699, ISBN 9781438453682 (p.), ISBN 9781438453699 (e.)
What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know
394 pp., 6" x 9", 55 information boxes, $24.95 cloth, $21.25 ebook, CIP included
New York University Press
An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation's most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today's workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead....[This book] tells women it's not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, [this book] is an indispensable guide for working women.
LC 2013029819, ISBN 9781479835454 (c.), ISBN 9781479871834 (e.)