Forthcoming Titles in Science and Technology, 2019

A list of the latest and soon-to-be-released publications through January 2020.

[Ed. Note: Bibliographic data is supplied by publishers and includes anticipated release date, price, and ISBN. Estimated prices and release dates are followed by an “e.” Release dates, prices, and titles are subject to change. This list does not represent titles reviewed in Choice, but many of them will be reviewed throughout the year as they are released.]


Conflict in the 21st Century: The Impact of Cyber Warfare, Social Media, and Technology, ed. by Nicholas Michael Sambaluk. ABC-CLIO, Aug. 2019. ISBN 9781440860003 $94.00; ebook ISBN 9781440860010 price not yet set

How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person, by Colin Koopman. Chicago, May 2019. ISBN 9780226626444 $90.00; pbk ISBN 9780226626581 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780226626611 $30.00

Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us about Creativity, by Andreas Wagner. Basic Books, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781541645332 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9781541645356 $16.99

Mobile Technology and the Transformation of Public Alert and Warning, by Hamilton Bean. Praeger, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781440866029 $75.00; ebook ISBN 9781440866036 price not yet set

Astronomy & Astronautics

Advances in Very High Energy Astrophysics: The Science Program of the Third Generation IACTs for Exploring Cosmic Gamma Rays, ed. by Reshmi Mukherjee and Roberta Zanin. World Scientific, Dec. 2019. ISBN 9789813275713 $118.00

The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility, by Robert Zubrin. Prometheus Books, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781633885349 $25.00; ebook ISBN 9781633885356 $11.99

Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe, by Roberta J. M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff. Reaktion Books, May 2019. ISBN 9781789140545 $45.00

Escape from Earth: The Secret History of How We Reached Space, by Fraser MacDonald. PublicAffairs, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781610398718 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9781610398695 $16.99

Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars, by Rod Pyle. Prometheus Books, May 2019. pbk ISBN 9781633885240 $18.00; ebook ISBN 9781633885257 $11.99

A History of Space Exploration in 100 Objects, by Sten Odenwald. The Experiment, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781615196142 $25.00e; ebook ISBN 9781615196159 $18.50e

The Moon: A History for the Future, by Oliver Morton. Economist Books, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781541774322 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9781541768062 $16.99

Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions That Changed How We Look at the Universe, by S. James Gates, Jr. and Cathie Pelletier. PublicAffairs, Sep. 2019. ISBN 9781541762251 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9781541762237 $16.99

Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race, by Roger D. Launius. Yale, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780300230468 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780300245165 $30.00

Reference Shelf: New Frontiers in SpaceH.W. Wilson, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781642652222 $75.00

When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Dreadful Orbits, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets and the Origins of Today’s Night Sky, by Erik Asphaug. Custom House, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9780062657923 $28.99; ebook ISBN 9780062657947 $22.99


Biogenetic Paradoxes of the Nation: Finncattle, Apples, Gene Banks, and Other Genetic-Resource Puzzles, by Sakari Tamminen. Duke, Nov. 2019e. ISBN 9781478001959 $99.95e; pbk ISBN 9781478003069 $25.95e; ebook ISBN 9781478003465 $25.95e

Homo Sapiens, by Silvana Condemi and François Savatier, ed. by Matthew Lore. The Experiment, Oct. 2019. pbk ISBN 9781615196043 $14.95e; ebook ISBN 9781615196050 $14.95e

Natural Encounters: Biking, Hiking, and Birding through the Seasons, by Bruce M. Beehler. Yale, May 2019. ISBN 9780300243482 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780300244892 $30.00

Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands, by Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth. Chicago, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9780226554211 $90.00; pbk ISBN 9780226554358 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780226554495 $30.00


Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States, by Alan E. Bessette, Arleen F. Bessette, and David P. Lewis. Texas, Jul. 2019. pbk ISBN 9781477318157 $39.95; ebook ISBN 9781477318164 $39.95

Plant Kin: A Multispecies Ethnography in Indigenous Brazil, by Theresa L. Miller. Texas, May 2019. ISBN 9781477317396 $90.00; pbk ISBN 9781477317402 $29.95; ebook ISBN 9781477317419 $90.00


Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—the Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians, by William McKeever. HarperOne, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780062880321 $25.99; ebook ISBN 9780062880345 $20.99

Fires of Life: Endothermy in Birds and Mammals, by Barry G. Lovegrove. Yale, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780300227161 $40.00; pbk ISBN not yet set $40.00; ebook ISBN 9780300245202 $40.00

A Manual of the Mammalia: An Homage to Lawlor’s “Handbook to the Orders and Families of Living Mammals,” by Douglas A. Kelt and James L. Patton. Chicago, May 2019. ISBN 9780226533001 $60.00; ebook ISBN 9780226533148 $60.00

Pelican, by Barbara Allen. Reaktion Books, Jun. 2019. pbk ISBN 9781789140750 $19.95

Thinking like a Parrot: Perspectives from the Wild, by Alan Bond and Judy Diamond. Chicago, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9780226248783 $35.00; ebook ISBN 9780226248813 $35.00

Veterinary Medical Terminology Guide and Workbook, by Angela Taibo. 2nd ed. Wiley, Jun. 2019e. pbk ISBN 9781119465706 $99.99; ebook ISBN 9781119465768 $69.99e

Chemistry & Physics

Advanced Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors. Volume I: Essentials of Gravitational Wave Detectors. Volume II: Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and Beyond, ed. by David Reitze, Peter Saulson, and Hartmut Grote. World Scientific, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9789813146075 $198.00

Alpine Physics Science in the Mountain Environment, by Valerio Faraoni. World Scientific, Sep. 2019. ISBN 9789813274204 $98.00

Analytical Chemistry: A Modern Approach to Analytical Science, ed. by Robert Kellner et al. 3rd ed. Wiley, Dec. 2019e. ISBN 9783527332809 $106.99.00e; ebook ISBN 9783527804016 $85.99e

Bioluminescence Chemical Principles and Methods, by Osamu Shimomura and Ilia Yampolsky. 3rd ed. World Scientific, May 2019. ISBN 9789813277106 $138.00

An Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, by Michael Wink. 3rd ed. Wiley, Sep. 2019e. pbk ISBN 9783527344147 $100.00e; ebook ISBN 9783527812882 $80.00e

Oxygen Production and Reduction in Artificial and Natural Systems, ed. by James Barber, Alexander V. Ruban, and Peter Nixon. World Scientific, Aug. 2019. ISBN 9789813276918 $98.00

Principles of Organic ChemistrySalem Press, Aug. 2019. ISBN 9781642652970 $165.00

Earth Sciences

Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time, and Life, by Glen MacDonald. 2nd ed. Wiley, Jul. 2019e. pbk ISBN 9781118315255 $166.95e; ebook ISBN 9781119398042 $104.95e

Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene, by Cymene Howe. Duke, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781478003199 $99.95; pbk ISBN 9781478003854 $25.95; ebook ISBN 9781478004400 $25.95 

Encyclopedia of Global Resources, ed. by Marianne Madsen. 3rd ed. Salem Press, May 2019e. ISBN 9781642650563 $395.00; ebook ISBN 9781642650570 $395.00

Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene, by Dominic Boyer. Duke, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781478003137 $99.95; pbk ISBN 9781478003779 $25.95; ebook ISBN 9781478004394 $25.95

Environmental Resource Handbook, 2019/20. 10th ed. Grey House, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9781642652680 $155.00

Future History of Water, by Andrea Ballestero. Duke, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781478003595 $94.95; pbk ISBN 9781478003892 $24.95; ebook ISBN 9781478004516 $24.95

Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History, by Lewis Dartnell. Basic Books, May. 2019. ISBN 9781541617902 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9781541617896 $18.99

The Weather Machine: A Journey inside the Forecast, by Andrew Blum. Ecco, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780062368614 $25.99; ebook ISBN 9780062368645 $20.99


The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work, by Cara New Daggett. Duke, Aug. 2019e. ISBN 9781478005018 $99.95e; pbk ISBN 9781478006329 $25.95e; ebook ISBN 9781478005346 $25.95e

CO Removal Catalysts and CO Tolerant Materials in Fuel Cell Systems, ed. by Ryuji Kikuchi et al. World Scientific, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781786345028 $98.00

Handbook on Timoshenko-Ehrenfest Beam and Uflyand-Mindlin Plate Theories, by Isaac Elishakoff. World Scientific, Nov. 2019. ISBN 9789813236516 $268.00

Health Sciences

Acrylamide in Food, by Nigel G. Halford and Tanya Curtis. World Scientific, May. 2019. ISBN 9781786346582 $78.00 

The Blink of an Eye, by Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, ed. by Jennifer Kurdyla. The Experiment, May 2019. pbk ISBN 9781615195718 $15.95; ebook ISBN 9781615195121 $15.95

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic, by Mike Jay. Yale, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780300231076 $26.00; ebook ISBN 9780300245080 $26.00

Principles of PharmacologySalem Press, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781642652994 $165.00

The Oocyte Economy: The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs, by Catherine Waldby. Duke, May 2019. ISBN 9781478004110 $94.95; pbk ISBN 9781478004721 $24.95; ebook ISBN 9781478005568 $24.95

The Open Heart Club: A Story of Birth and Death and Cardiac Surgery, by Gabriel Brownstein. PublicAffairs, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781610399494 $27.00; ebook ISBN 9781610399470 $15.99

The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease, by Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P. Hoberg, and Walter A. Boeger. Chicago, Jul. 2019. ISBN 9780226632308 $120.00; pbk ISBN 9780226632445 $40.00; ebook ISBN 9780226632582 $40.00

Tuskegee’s Forgotten Women: The Untold Side of the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study, by Deleso A. Alford. Praeger, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781440854514 $60.00; ebook ISBN 9781440854521 price not yet set

History of Science & Technology

After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading, ed. by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. Indiana, May 2019. ISBN 9780253039606 $50.00; ebook ISBN 9780253039613 $49.99

An Alfred Russel Wallace Companion, ed. by Charles H. Smith, James Costa, and David A. Collard. Chicago, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780226622101 $60.00; ebook ISBN 9780226622248 $60.00

American Game ChangersH.W. Wilson, Oct. 2019. ISBN 9781642652604 $195.00

American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960, by William L. Withuhn. Indiana, May 2019. ISBN 9780253039330 $40.00; ebook ISBN 9780253039347 $39.99

Power Trip: The Story of Energy, by Michael E. Webber. Basic Books, May 2019. ISBN 9781541644397 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9781541644380 $16.99

Radio: Making Waves in Sound, by Alasdair Pinkerton. Reaktion Books, May 2019. ISBN 9781789140781 $22.50

The Royal Society: And the Invention of Modern Science, by Adrian Tinniswood. Basic Books, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9781541673588 $25.00; ebook ISBN 9781541673762 $14.99

Information & Computer Sciences

Artificial Intelligence in Highway Location Selection and Alignment Optimization Applications of Genetic Algorithms in Searching, Evaluating, and Optimizing Highway Location and Alignments, by Min-Wook Kang and Paul Schonfeld. World Scientific, Sep. 2019. ISBN 9789813272804 $98.00

Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, by Sarah T. Roberts. Yale, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780300235883 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9780300245318 $30.00

CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide : Exam XK0-004, by Christine Bresnahan and Richard Blum. 4th ed. Wiley, Jul. 2019. pbk ISBN 9781119556039 $60.00e; ebook ISBN 9781119556046 price not yet set

Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility, by David Weinberger, ed. by Ania Wieckowski. Harvard Business Review Press, May. 2019. ISBN 9781633693951 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9781633693968 $30.00

Life by Algorithms: How Roboprocesses Are Remaking Our World, ed. by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson. Chicago, Jun. 2019. ISBN 9780226627427 $82.50; pbk ISBN 9780226627564 $27.50; ebook ISBN 9780226627731 $27.50

Machine Learning with Spark and Python: Essential Techniques for Predictive Analysis, by Michael Bowles. 2nd ed. Wiley, May 2019. pbk ISBN 9781119561934 $50.00; ebook ISBN 9781119561958 price not yet set

OCA Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide, by Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff. 2nd ed. Wiley, Dec. 2019. pbk ISBN $60.00e; ebook price and ISBN not yet set

Privacy Rights in the Digital Age, ed. by Michael Shalley-Jensen. 2nd ed. Grey House, May 2019e. ISBN 9781642650778 $165.00

Problems with a Point Exploring Math and Computer Science, by William Gasarch and Clyde Kruskal. World Scientific, May 2019. ISBN 9789813279728 $68.00; pbk ISBN 9789813279971 $38.00

The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth—and How We Can Fix It, by Samuel Woolley. PublicAffairs, Jan. 2020. ISBN 9781541768253 $28.00; ebook ISBN 9781541768246 $16.99

Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us about Driving Secure Behaviors, by Perry Carpenter. Wiley, May 2019. pbk ISBN 9781119566342 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9781119566397 price not yet set


Differential Forms, by Victor Guillemin and Peter Haine. World Scientific, May 2019. ISBN 9789813272774 $98.00

Lectures of David Olive on Gauge Theories and Lie Algebras: With Some Applications to Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Integrable Dynamical Systems, by Andreas Fring and Neil Turok. World Scientific, May 2019. ISBN 9789813237575 $68.00

Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes with Applications, by Oliver Knill. 2nd ed. World Scientific, Sep. 2019. ISBN 9789813109483 $128.00; pbk ISBN 9789813109490 $58.00 

The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature’s Deepest Secrets, by Graham Farmelo. Basic Books, May 2019. ISBN 9780465056651 $30.00; ebook ISBN 9781541673922 $19.99