2016 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)
Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future
320 pp., 6" x 9", $28.95 cloth, $27.99 ebook, CIP included
In this important and timely book, prize-winning historian Michael Bess provides a clear, nontechnical overview of cutting-edge biotechnology and paints a vivid portrait of a near-future society in which bioenhancement has become a part of everyday life. He surveys the ethical questions raised by the enhancement enterprise and explores the space for human agency in dealing with the challenges that these technologies will present.
LC 2015004102, ISBN 9780807052174 (c.), ISBN 9780807052181 (e.)
Dawn of the Neuron: The Early Struggles to Trace the Origin of Nervous Systems
388 pp., 6" x 9", 85 b&w photographs, $44.95 cloth, $39.95 ebook
McGill-Queen's University Press
In science, sometimes it is best to keep things simple. Initially discrediting the discovery of neurons in jellyfish, mid-nineteenth-century scientists grouped jellyfish, comb-jellies, hydra, and sea anemones together under one term—"coelenterates"—and deemed these animals too similar to plants to warrant a nervous system. In Dawn of the Neuron, Michel Anctil shows how Darwin's theory of evolution completely eradicated this idea and cleared the way for the modern study of the neuron.
ISBN 9780773545717 (c.), ISBN 9780773597334 (e.)
Our Aging Bodies
304 pp., 6" x 9", 5 tables, $80.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, $24.95 ebook, CIP included
Rutgers University Press
Our Aging Bodies provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes as people age. Throughout the book, Gary F. Merrill weaves in personal anecdotes and stories that help clarify and reinforce the facts and principles of the underlying scientific processes and explanations. Accessible to a general reader interested in the aging process, this book will also educate anyone wishing to have a more informed discussion with their physician.
LC 2014016470, ISBN 9780813571560 (c.), ISBN 9780813571553 (p.), ISBN 9780813575261 (e.)
Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship
290 pp., 6" x 9", $28.00 paper, CIP included
Duquesne University Press
Essays by a wide range of scholars and practitioners examine the interface between Emmanuel Levinas's philosophical thought and psychotherapy, highlighting a variety of issues such as the nature of language, the therapist-client relationship, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, motherhood, social justice, among others.
LC 2014037222, ISBN 9780820704791 (p.)
Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History
195 pp., 6" x 9", 25 illustrations, $29.95 paper, CIP included
University of Washington Press
Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression.
LC 2015011452, ISBN 9780295995069 (p.)
AASL: RG/HS, P
The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano
204 pp., 11" x 10", 33 color and 140 b&w illustrations, 3 maps, $60.00 cloth, $59.99 ebook, CIP included
Indiana University Press
A worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties whose pictures of railroad workers are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history.
LC 2015004465, ISBN 9780253017772 (c.), ISBN 9780253021571 (e.)
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
312 pp., 6" x 9", 16 b&w illustrations, $30.00 cloth, $30.00 ebook, CIP included
University of Texas Press
Profiling ten pioneer African American space workers, including technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate, this book tells an inspiring, largely unknown story of how the space program served as a launching pad for a more integrated America.
LC 2014030513, ISBN 9780292772496 (c.), ISBN 9780292772519 (e.)
AASL: G/HS, P
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art
296 pp., 6" x 9", 36 color illustrations, $55.00 cloth, $55.00 ebook, CIP included
University of Pennsylvania Press
Medieval robots took such forms as talking statues, mechanical animals, or silent metal guardians; some served to entertain or instruct while others performed surveillance or discipline. Medieval Robots explores the forgotten history of real and imagined machines that captivated Europe from the ninth through the fourteenth centuries.
LC 2015008085, ISBN 9780812246971 (c.), ISBN 9780812291407 (e.)
Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America's Plant Hunters
312 pp., 6" x 9", 30 b&w photographs, $24.95 cloth, $12.99 ebook, CIP included
University Press of Florida
At a time when much American fare tended to be bland, David Fairchild (1869-1954) believed in the free exchange of food plants—preferably colorful, tasty ones—among people around the world. He and his small band of adventurers and botanists traveled to remote corners of the globe, searching for fruits, vegetables, and grains that would transform the American diet. Fairchild's legacy lives on in today's modern kitchen, where navel oranges, Meyer lemons, honeydew melons, soybeans, avocados, and many other once-exotic foods are now savored with delight.
LC 2014953611, ISBN 9780813060613 (c.), ISBN 9780813059341 (e.)
Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions
320 pp., 8" x 9", 150 b&w images, $26.95 paper, CIP included
University of Georgia Press
This book is a guide for gathering, adjusting, supplementing, and safely preserving family recipes and for interviewing relatives, collecting oral histories, and conducting kitchen visits to document family food traditions from the everyday to special occasions. It blends commonsense tips with sound archival principles, helping you achieve effective results while avoiding unnecessary pitfalls. Chapters are also dedicated to unfamiliar regional or ethnic cooking challenges, as well as to working with recipes that are "orphans," surrogates, or terribly outdated. Whether you simply want to save a few accurate recipes, help yesterday's foodways evolve so they are relevant for today's table, or create an extensive family cookbook, this guidebook will help you to savor your memories.
LC 2015022630, ISBN 9780820330631 (p.)
Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli
256 pp., 6" x 9", 25 halftones, $26.95 cloth, $21.50 ebook, CIP included
New York University Press
Pastrami on Rye is the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its full flowering not in the immigrant period, as some might assume, but in the interwar era, when the children of Jewish immigrants celebrated the first flush of their success in America by downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. Richly researched and compellingly told, Pastrami on Rye gives us the surprising story of a quintessential New York institution.
LC 2015010490, ISBN 9780814760314 (c.), ISBN 9780814762745 (e.)
AASL: S/HS, P
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
264 pp., 9" x 11", 285 illustrations, $45.00 cloth, CIP included
University of Texas Press
Showcasing one of the world's largest private collections of African American cookbooks, ranging from rare nineteenth-century texts to modern classics by Edna Lewis and Vertamae Grosvenor, this lavishly illustrated collection speaks volumes about America's food culture. These cookbooks offer firsthand evidence that African Americans cooked creative masterpieces from meager provisions, educated young chefs, operated food businesses, and nourished the African American community through the long struggle for human rights. The Jemima Code transforms America's most maligned kitchen servant into an inspirational and powerful model of culinary wisdom and cultural authority.
LC 2014033779, ISBN 9780292745483 (c.)
AASL: O/HS, P
From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States
240 pp., 6" x 9", 2 tables, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included
Rutgers University Press
Historian Haiming Liu takes readers on a compelling journey from the California Gold Rush to the present, letting us witness both the profusion of Chinese restaurants across the United States and the evolution of many distinct American-Chinese iconic dishes from chop suey to General Tso's chicken. Along the way, historian Haiming Liu explains how the immigrants adapted their traditional food to suit local palates, and gives us a taste of Chinese cuisine embedded in the bittersweet story of Chinese Americans.
LC 2014049319, ISBN 9780813574752 (c.), ISBN 9780813574745 (p.), ISBN 9780813574769 (e.)
AASL: G/HS, P
The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes
254 pp., 7 3/4" x 10", 101 color photographs, $29.95 cloth, CIP included
The University of Wisconsin Press
The Norske Nook's mile-high meringue and dairyland deliciousness attracts foodies, celebrities, and tourists from around the world to sample its glorious pies. This beautifully photographed cookbook features more than seventy pies, including thirty-six blue ribbon-winners at the annual National Pie Championship.
LC 2014037003, ISBN 9780299304300 (c.)
AASL: O/MS, HS, P
Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration
296 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 cloth, $34.95 ebook, CIP included
University of Toronto Press
Leadership is Half the Story introduces the first model to seamlessly integrate leadership, followership, and partnerships. This research-backed, field-tested book contributes many new ideas and practical advice for everyone in an organization—from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant. "In this very readable book, Samantha and Marc Hurwitz offer practical tips, exercises, and methods for implementing more productive, more creative, and more rewarding collaboration skills. I've read hundreds of business books. Most are rehashes. This is a game-changer."—Tim Hurson, author of the global bestseller Think Better
LC 2015303283, ISBN 9781442650138 (c.), ISBN 9781442622401 (e.)
Managing Risk and Complexity through Open Communication and Teamwork
290 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 paper, $14.99 ebook, CIP included
Purdue University Press
Along with increased complexities in work and life in general in the twenty-first century come new and dangerous risks to workers, customers, and the general public. Drawing on decades of experience as a researcher and consultant for a range of organizations and individuals in high-risk domains, the author of this book presents a powerful theory of open communication and teamwork. This unites a range of communication practices and principles that have proven to combat risk and complexity in organizations.
LC 2015014479, ISBN 9781557537126 (p.), ISBN 9781612493848 (e.)
Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience
232 pp., 7" x 10", 12 color and 46 b&w illustrations, $90.00 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included
Rutgers University Press
Attractively illustrated and insightfully written, Jewish Mad Men looks at how advertising helped shape the evolution of American Jewish life and culture over the past one hundred years. Drawing on case studies of famous ad campaigns—from Levy's Rye Bread to Hebrew National hot dogs—Kerri P. Steinberg uses the lens of advertising to illuminate the Jewish trajectory from outsider to insider, and the related arc of immigration, acculturation, upward mobility, and suburbanization.
LC 2014014283, ISBN 9780813563763 (c.), ISBN 9780813563756 (p.), ISBN 9780813573878 (e.)