The Top 75 Community College Titles: April 2024 Edition

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the April issue of Choice.

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Bonevac, Daniel. Historical dictionary of ethics.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  673p bibl  ISBN 9781538175712, $250.00;  ISBN 9781538175729 ebook, $237.50;  61-2108

Keywords for health humanities, ed. by Sari Altschuler, Jonathan M. Metzl, and Priscilla Wald.  New York University, 2023.  ISBN 9781479808090, $89.00;  ISBN 9781479808106 pbk, $29.00;  ISBN 9781479808069 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2111

Kubicek, Paul. History of Ukraine.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9781440880452, $75.00;  ISBN 9798216171812 ebook, $67.50;  61-2112

Unger, Melvin P. Historical dictionary of choral music.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  698p bibl  ISBN 9781538124338, $250.00;  ISBN 9781538124345 ebook, $237.50;  61-2110


Humanities

Across the worlds of Islam: Muslim identities, beliefs, and practices from Asia to America, ed. by Edward E. Curtis IV.  Columbia, 2023.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780231210645, $140.00;  ISBN 9780231210652 , $35.00;  ISBN 9780231558525 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2180

Albrecht Dürer’s material world, ed. by Edward H. Wouk and Jennifer Spinks.  Manchester, 2023.  224p bibl index  ISBN 9781526167606 pbk, $36.95;  ISBN 9781526167590 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2121

Asawa, Ruth. Ruth Asawa: through line, ed. by Kim Conaty and Edouard Kopp.  Whitney Museum of American Art, 2023.  (Dist. by Yale) 231p bibl  ISBN 9780300273281, $50.00;  61-2114

A century of modern Chinese poetry: an anthology, ed. by Michelle Yeh, Zhangbin Li, and Frank Stewart.  Washington, 2023.  394p bibl index  ISBN 9780295751146, $105.00;  ISBN 9780295751160 pbk, $32.00;  ISBN 9780295751153 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2142

Empirical ecocriticism: environmental narratives for social change, by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson et al.  Minnesota, 2023.  408p bibl  ISBN 9781517915346, $120.00;  ISBN 9781517915353 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781452969466 ebook, $30.00;  61-2138

Evans, Robert C. LGBTQ+ literature in the West: from ancient times to the twenty-first century.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  ISBN 9781350371828, $115.00;  ISBN 9781350371842 ebook, $103.50;  61-2139

Eyman, Scott. Charlie Chaplin vs. America: when art, sex, and politics collided.  Simon & Schuster, 2023.  432p bibl index  ISBN 9781982176358, $29.99;  ISBN 9781982176372 ebook, $14.99;  61-2162

Glassie, Henry. Folk art: continuity, creativity, and the Brazilian quotidian, by Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla.  Indiana, 2023.  612p bibl index  ISBN 9780253067210, $40.00;  ISBN 9780253067234 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2116

Guy, John. Tree & serpent: early Buddhist art in India.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2023.  344p bibl index  ISBN 9781588396938, $65.00;  61-2117

Leslie, Thomas. Chicago skyscrapers, 1934–1986: how technology, politics, finance, and race reshaped the city.  Illinois, 2023.  354p bibl index  ISBN 9780252044953, $44.95;  ISBN 9780252054112 ebook, $14.95;  61-2126

Meese, James. Digital platforms and the press.  Intellect, 2023.  184p bibl index  ISBN 9781789388336, $122.95;  ISBN 9781789388794 pbk, $24.95;  ISBN 9781789388350 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2130

Nuttall, Jenni. Mother tongue: the surprising history of women’s words.  Viking, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780593299579, $29.00;  ISBN 9780593299586 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2140

O’Donnell, Aoife. Public relations and communications: from theory to practice.  Routledge, 2023.  238p bibl index  ISBN 9781032182902, $170.00;  ISBN 9781032170435 pbk, $52.95;  ISBN 9781003253815 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2133

Potter, Jane. Selected letters of Wilfred Owen.  Oxford, 2023.  464p bibl index  ISBN 9780199689507, $32.95;  ISBN 9780191003653 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2152

Seargeant, Philip. Future of language: how technology, politics and utopianism are transforming the way we communicate.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781350278851, $27.00;  ISBN 9781350278868 ebook, $24.30;  61-2134

Serazio, Michael. The authenticity industries: keeping it “real” in media, culture, and politics.  Stanford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9781503635487, $30.00;  ISBN 9781503637290 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2135

Smith, Emma. The making of Shakespeare’s First folio.  Bodleian Library, 2023.  258p bibl index  ISBN 9781851245987, $33.38;  61-2155

Soskice, Janet Martin. Naming God: addressing the divine in philosophy, theology and scripture.  Cambridge, 2023.  256p bibl  ISBN 9781108834469, $39.99;  ISBN 9781108999298 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2186

Streaming video: storytelling across borders, ed. by Amanda D. Lotz and Ramon Lobato.  New York University, 2023.  376p bbl index  ISBN 9781479816835, $89.00;  ISBN 9781479816842 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781479816866 ebook, contact publisher for choice;  61-2136

Tehve, Karin. Taste: media and interior design.  Routledge, 2023.  266p bibl index  ISBN 9780367758790, $170.00;  ISBN 9780367758806 pbk, $48.95;  ISBN 9781003164388 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2120

Tochka, Nicholas. Rocking in the free world: popular music and the politics of freedom in postwar America.  Oxford, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780197566510, $29.95;  ISBN 9780197566534 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2167

Wolohojian, Stephan. Manet/Degas, by Stephan Wolohojian and Ashley Dunn.  Illinois, 2023.  316p bibl index  ISBN 9781588397638, $51.95;  61-2123


Science & Technology

Budrys, Grace. Our unsystematic healthcare system.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  166p bibl index  ISBN 9781538177037, $90.00;  ISBN 9781538177044 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9781538177051 ebook, $33.00;  61-2206

Buizza, Roberto. Weather prediction.  Oxford, 2023.  298p bibl index  ISBN 9780197652138, $74.00;  ISBN 9780197652121 pbk, $18.95;  ISBN 9780197652152 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2199

Diversity and marginalisation in forensic mental health care, ed. by Jack Tomlin and Birgit Völlm.  Routledge, 2023.  222p bibl index  ISBN 9781032027111, $170.00;  61-2207

Flanagan, Mary. Playing oppression: the legacy of conquest and empire in colonialist board games, by Mary Flanagan and Mikael Jakobsson.  MIT, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780262047913, $35.00;  ISBN 9780262373722 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2218

Grush, Loren. The six: the untold story of America’s first women astronauts.  Scribner, 2023.  432p bibl index  ISBN 9781982172800, $32.50;  ISBN 9781982172824 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2193

Hannam, James. The globe: how the Earth became round.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  376p bibl index  ISBN 9781789147582, $23.59;  ISBN 9781789148084 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2190

Martin, Piero. The seven measures of the world, tr. by Gregory Conti.  Yale, 2023.  224p index  ISBN 9780300266276, $28.00;  ISBN 9780300271645 ebook, contact publisher for pricing;  61-2217

Ocean life in the time of dinosaurs, by Nathalie Bardet et al; tr. by Mark Epstein; illustrated by Alain Bénéteau.  Princeton, 2023.  208p bibl  ISBN 9780691243948, $29.95;  ISBN 9780691243993 ebook, $29.95;  61-2203

Robles, Whitney Barlow. Curious species: how animals made natural history.  Yale, 2024.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780300266184, $40.00;  ISBN 9781529233636 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2197

Russell, Adrienne. The mediated climate: how journalists, Big Tech, and activists are vying for our future.  Columbia, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9780231201735, $140.00;  ISBN 9780231201735 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780231554237 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2204

Steingart, Alma. Axiomatics: mathematical thought and high modernism.  Chicago, 2023.  300p bibl index  ISBN 9780226824185, $105.00;  ISBN 9780226824208 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780226824192 ebook, $34.99;  61-2215

Turner, James Morton. Charged: a history of batteries and lessons for a clean energy future.  Washington, 2022.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9780295750248, $34.95;  ISBN 9780295750262 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2191

Weddell, Bertie J. Conservation in the context of a changing world: concepts, strategies, and evidence.  Cambridge, 2023.  490p bibl index  ISBN 9781108986502 pbk, $64.99;  ISBN 9781108987936 ebook, $64.99;  61-2205

Wheeler, Tom. Techlash: who makes the rules in the digital gilded age?  Brookings Institution Press, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9780815739937, $23.87;  ISBN 9781402438431 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2214

A Wilder kingdom, ed. by Ben A. Minteer and Harry W. Greene.  Columbia, 2023.  271p bibl index  ISBN 9780231201520, $130.00;  ISBN 9780231201537 pbk, $32.00;  ISBN 9780231554145 ebook, $31.99;  61-2198


Social & Behavioral Sciences

Acemoglu, Daron. Power and progress: our thousand-year struggle over technology and prosperity, by Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson.  PublicAffairs, 2023.  560p bibl index  ISBN 9781541702530, $32.00;  ISBN 9781541702554 ebook, $19.99;  61-2242

Braga, Anthony A. Policing gun violence: strategic reforms for controlling our most pressing crime problem, by Anthony A. Braga and Philip J. Cook.  Oxford, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780199929283, $34.95;  ISBN 9780197521748 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2324

The Cambridge history of the Mongol Empire, ed. by Michal Biran and Hodong Kim.  Cambridge, 2023.  1300p 2v. bibl index  ISBN 9781107116481, $315.00;  ISBN 9781316337424 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2272

Carruthers, Caroline. Halo data: understanding and leveraging the value of your data, by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson.  Facet Publishing, 2023.  160p bibl index  ISBN 9781783306176 pbk, $32.99;  ISBN 9781783306190 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2237

Coates, John. The problem of twelve: when a few financial institutions control everything.  Columbia Global Reports, 2023.  190p bibl index  ISBN 9798987053546, $17.00;  ISBN 9798987053553 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2245

Conn, Steven. The lies of the land: seeing rural America for what it is—and isn’t.  Chicago, 2023.  320p b  ISBN 9780226826905, $29.00;  ISBN 9780226826912 ebook, contact publisher for pricing;  61-2325

Garlick, Jeremy. Advantage China: agent of change in an era of global disruption.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  232p bibl index  ISBN 9781350252325, $90.00;  ISBN 9781350252318 pbk, $29.95;  ISBN 9781350252332 ebook, $26.95;  61-2246

Ginsberg, Rick. Duck and cover: confronting and correcting dubious practices in education, by Rick Ginsberg and Yong Zhao.  Teachers College Press, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9780807767917, $105.00;  ISBN 9780807767900 pbk, $34.95;  ISBN 9780807781500 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2256

Hagerty, Alexa. Still life with bones: genocide, forensics, and what remains.  Crown, 2023.  320p bibl index  ISBN 9780593443132, $32.00;  ISBN 9780593443149 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2228

Hecht, Gabrielle. Residual governance: how South Africa foretells planetary futures.  Duke, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9781478020288, $104.95;  ISBN 9781478024941 pbk, $27.95;  ISBN 9781478027263 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2296

Hill, Marc Lamont. Seen and unseen: technology, social media, and the fight for racial justice, by Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster.  Atria, 2023.  320p index  ISBN 9781982180393, $18.99;  ISBN 9781982180416 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2223

Horne, Gerald. Revolting captial.  International Publishers, 2023.  542p bibl index  ISBN 9780717800360, $21.99;  61-2285

Jordan, Mark D. Queer callings: untimely notes on names and desires.  Fordham, 2023.  176p bibl index  ISBN 9781531504533, $27.95;  ISBN 9781531504557 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2224

Kanellos, Nicolás. Latinos and nationhood: two centuries of intellectual thought.  Arizona, 2023.  230p bibl index  ISBN 780816551842, $1105.00;  ISBN 9780816551842 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780816551866 ebook, $35.00;  61-2225

Kuperus, Gerard. Ecopolitics: redefining the polis.  SUNY Press, 2023.  228p bibl index  ISBN 9781438494258, $99.00;  ISBN 9781438494272 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2311

Lembcke, Jerry. The cult of the victim veteran: MAGA fantasies in lost-war America.  Routledge, 2023.  130p bibl index  ISBN 9781032490267, $170.00;  ISBN 9781032490243 pbk, $48.95;  ISBN 9781000912470 ebook, $48.95;  61-2329

Levine, Peter. What should we do?: a theory of civic life.  Oxford, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780197570494, $32.99;  ISBN 9780197570517 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2298

Lowery, Brian. Selfless: the social creation of “you”.  HarperCollins, 2023.  259p bibl index  ISBN 9780062913005, $29.99;  ISBN 9780062913029 pbk, $19.99;  ISBN 9780062913036 ebook, $12.99;  61-2320

Mallett, Alex. Christian-Muslim relations during the Crusades.  ARC Humanities Press, 2023.  120p bibl  ISBN 9781641890199 pbk, $19.95;  ISBN 9781802701326 ebook, $19.95;  61-2280

McAleer, John. Atlantic voyages: the East India Company and the British route to the East in the age of sail.  Oxford, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9780192894748, $110.00;  ISBN 9780192647603 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2290

Morgan, Rachel. Sins of the shovel: looting, murder, and the evolution of American archaeology.  Chicago, 2023.  328p bibl index  ISBN 9780226822389, $30.00;  ISBN 9780226822396 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2230

Orser, Charles E., Jr. Living ceramics, storied ground: a history of African American archaeology.  University Press of Florida, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9780813069791, $85.00;  ISBN 9780813080260 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780813072975 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2232

Parker, Thomas R. American presidents in diplomacy and war: statecraft, foreign policy, and leadership.  Notre Dame, 2023.  212p index  ISBN 9780268207236, $45.00;  ISBN 9780268207250 ebook, $35.99;  61-2315

Peden, G. C. Churchill, Chamberlain and appeasement.  Cambridge, 2023.  418p bibl index  ISBN 9781009201988, $39.00;  ISBN 9781009201971 ebook, $39.99;  61-2293

Rethinking Freire and Illich: historical, philosophical, and theological perspectives, ed. by Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Michael Attridge, and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar.  Toronto, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9781487550431, $75.00;  ISBN 9781487550479 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2260

Sarafian, Iliana. Contesting moralities: Roma identities, state and kinship.  Berghahn Books, 2023.  174p bibl index (new directions in Romani studies, 5)  ISBN 9781800739062, $135.00;  ISBN 9781800739079 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2233

Shteir, Rachel. Betty Friedan: magnificent disrupter.  Yale, 2023.  384p  ISBN 9780300220025, $27.00;  61-2287

Streimikiene, Dalia. Corporate social hypocrisy: CSR in the era of global crises, by Dalia Streimikiene, Asta Mikalauskiene, and Gabija Stanislovaityte.  Routledge, 2023.  185p bibl index  ISBN 9781032489957, $170.00;  ISBN 9781000911237 ebook, $52.95;  61-2239

Toyota, Tritia. Intimate strangers: shin Issei women and contemporary Japanese American community, 1980–2020.  Temple, 2023.  244p bibl index  ISBN 9781439923511, $110.00;  ISBN 9781439923528 pbk, $32.95;  ISBN 9781439923535 ebook, $32.95;  61-2227

Viestad, Vibeke Maria. Living with the dead: how we care for the deceased, by Vibeke Maria Viestad and Andreas Viestad; tr. by Matt Bagguley.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  240p bibl  ISBN 9781789147681, $25.00;  ISBN 9781789148121 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-2235

Williams, Mark A. The connected species: how the evolution of the human brain can save the world.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  230p bibl index  ISBN 9781538179000, $35.00;  ISBN 9781538179017 ebook, $33.00;  61-2321

Wuthnow, Robert. Faith communities and the fight for racial justice: what has worked, what hasn’t, and lessons we can learn.  Princeton, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780691250830, $35.00;  ISBN 9780691250885 ebook, $35.00;  61-2332

Yeo, ShinJoung. Behind the search box: Google and the global internet industry.  Illinois, 2023.  236p bibl index  ISBN 9780252044991, $110.00;  ISBN 9780252087127 pbk, $28.00;  ISBN 9780252054174 ebook, $19.95;  61-2241

Yu, Fu-Lai Tony. China’s long and winding road to modernization: uncertainty, learning, and policy change, by Fu-Lai Tony Yu and Diana S. Kwan.  Lexington Books, 2023.  312p bibl  ISBN 9781666934403, $110.00;  ISBN 9781666934410 ebook, $45.00;  61-2251