2016 University Press Books

 

Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

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000-099 General Knowledge


001.96

Numbers, Ronald L. and Kostas Kampourakis (Editors)

Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

304 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/4", 1 halftone, 2 graphs, $27.95 cloth, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2015

Harvard University Press

A falling apple inspired the law of gravity—or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But why do such stories endure as explanations of how science happens? Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science brushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of scientific breakthroughs from ancient times to the present.

LC 2015014096, ISBN 9780674967984 (c.), ISBN 9780674915473 (e.)

AASL: O, G/HS

RUSA/CODES: O


025.174

Ward, Suzanne M., Robert S. Freeman, and Judith M. Nixon

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users

372 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

December 2015

Purdue University Press

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

LC 2015027357, ISBN 9781557537270 (p.), ISBN 9781612494296 (e.)

AASL: G/P


025.21

Holley, Robert P. (Editor)

Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries

198 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included

September 2015

Purdue University Press

The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles.

LC 2015027355, ISBN 9781557537218 (p.), ISBN 9781612494432 (e.)

AASL: G/P


070.92

Cuthbertson, Ken

(Foreword by Morley Safer)

A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century

580 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photos, $34.95 cloth, $24.95 ebook

May 2015

McGill-Queen's University Press

Ken Cuthbertson's A Complex Fate is a thought-provoking, richly detailed biography of William Shirer. Written with the full cooperation of Shirer's family, and generously illustrated with photographs, it introduces a new generation of readers to a supremely talented, complex writer, while placing into historical context some of the pivotal media developments of our time.

ISBN 9780773545441 (c.), ISBN 9780773597242 (e.)

AASL: O, G/HS


071.3

Baughman, James L., Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, and James P. Danky (Editors)

Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865

278 pp., 6" x 9", 18 b&w illustrations, $39.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

April 2015

The University of Wisconsin Press

Explores the intertwined histories of print and protest in the United States from Reconstruction to the 2000s. Ten essays look at how protesters of all political and religious persuasions, as well as aesthetic and ethical temperaments, have used the printed page to wage battles over free speech; test racial, class, sexual, and even culinary boundaries; and to alter the moral landscape in American life.

LC 2014030784, ISBN 9780299302849 (p.), ISBN 9780299302832 (e.)

AASL: G/HS

RUSA/CODES: G


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