The Top 75 Community College Titles: August 2017 Edition

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

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Aronowitz, Alexis A. Human trafficking: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 406p index ISBN 9781440834844, $60.00; ISBN 9781440834851 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5447

The Atlas of ancient Rome: biography and portraits of the city: v.1: Text and images; v.2: Tables and indexes, ed. by Andrea Carandini with Paolo Carafa; tr. by Andrew Campbell Halavais. Princeton, 2017. bibl indexes ISBN 9780691163475, $199.50. 54-5448

Ball, Howard. The right to die: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 368p index ISBN 9781440843112, $60.00; ISBN 9781440843129 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5449

Cicconi, Christopher M. The band music handbook: a catalog of emerging band repertoire. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 175p bibl ISBN 9781442268630, $85.00; ISBN 9781442268647 ebook, $84.99. 54-5432

Eastman, Cari Lee Skogberg. Immigration: examining the facts. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 281p bibl index ISBN 9781440835346, $63.00; ISBN 9781440835353 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5452

Encyclopedia of invasions and conquests from ancient times to the present, [ed.] by Paul K. Davis. 3rd ed. Grey House, 2016. 642p bibl index ISBN 9781682171004, $165.00; ISBN 9781682171011 pbk, contact publisher for price. 54-5453

Encyclopedia of soil science, ed. by R. Lal. 3rd ed. CRC Press, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781498738903, $895.00. 54-5439

Palmer, Robert T. The African American student’s guide to STEM careers, by Robert T. Palmer, Andrew T. Arroyo, and Alonzo M. Flowers III. Greenwood, 2017. 181p bibl index ISBN 9781610697354, $58.00; ISBN 9781610697361 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5441

Principles of computer science, ed. by Donald R. Franceschetti. Salem Press/Grey House, 2016. 381p bibl index ISBN 9781682171394, $165.00; ISBN 9781682171400 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5442

Project Syndicate: The World’s Opinion Page. URL: 54-5431

The SAGE encyclopedia of online education, ed. by Steven Laurence Danver. SAGE Reference, 2017. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781483318356, $495.00; ISBN 9781483318349 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5456

Thompson, Rob. The materials sourcebook for design professionals, photography by Martin Thompson. Thames & Hudson, 2017. 544p bibl index ISBN 9780500518540, $95.00. 54-5444

U.S. Supreme Court, ed. by Thomas T. Lewis. 2nd ed. Salem Press/Grey House, 2016. 3v bibl indexes ISBN 9781682171806, $295.00; ISBN 9781682171813 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5457

Women and leadership: history, theories, and case studies, ed. by George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt. Berkshire Publishing Group, 2017. 301p index ISBN 9781614720324 pbk, $39.95. 54-5458

Women in American history: a social, political, and cultural encyclopedia and document collection: v.1: Precolonial North America to the early Republic; v.2: Antebellum America through the Gilded Age; v.3: Progressive Era through World War II; v.4: Cold War America to today, by Peg A. Lamphier and Rosanne Welch. ABC-CLIO, 2017. bibl index ISBN 9781610696029, $415.00; ISBN 9781610696036 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5459


Casey, Steven. The war beat, Europe: the American media at war against Nazi Germany. Oxford, 2017. 429p bibl index ISBN 9780190660628, $34.95; ISBN 9780190660642 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5486

Chion, Michel. Words on screen, ed. and tr. by Claudia Gorbman. Columbia, 2017. 245p bibl index ISBN 9780231174985, $90.00; ISBN 9780231174992 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231543453 ebook, $29.99. 54-5522

Cy Twombly, ed. by Jonas Storsve. Sieveking Verlag, 2017. 316p ISBN 9783944874616, $60.00. 54-5466

Farmer, Michial. Imagination and idealism in John Updike’s fiction. Camden House, 2017. 228p bibl index ISBN 9781571139429, $90.00; ISBN 9781782049357 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5507

Fixing Babel: an historical anthology of applied English lexicography, ed. by Rebecca Shapiro. Bucknell, 2017. 607p bibl index ISBN 9781611488098, $150.00; ISBN 9781611488104 ebook, $149.95. 54-5493

Gorski, Philip S. American covenant: a history of civil religion from the Puritans to the present. Princeton, 2017. 320p bibl index ISBN 9780691147673, $35.00; ISBN 9781400885008 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5555

Handbook of Scientology, ed. by James R. Lewis and Kjersti Hellesy. Brill, 2017. 592p bibl index (Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, 14) ISBN 9789004328716, $217.00; ISBN 9789004330542 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5556

Hardacre, Helen. Shinto: a history. Oxford, 2017. 698p bibl index ISBN 9780190621711, $39.95; ISBN 9780190621742 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5557

John Huston as adaptor, ed. by Douglas McFarland and Wesley King. SUNY Press, 2017. 305p bibl index ISBN 9781438463735, $90.00; ISBN 9781438463742 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5524

Kaplan, Louis. Photography and humour. Reaktion Books, 2016. 199p bibl index ISBN 9781780236513 pbk, $29.95. 54-5483

Keywords for media studies, Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray. New York University, 2017. 228p bibl ISBN 9781479883653, $89.00; ISBN 9781479859610 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781479817474 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5490

Minnich, Elizabeth K. The evil of banality: on the life and death importance of thinking. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 243p bibl index ISBN 9781442275959, $85.00; ISBN 978-1-4422-7630-7 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 978-1-4422-7597-3 ebook, $28.99. 54-5543

Mystical landscapes: from Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr, ed. by Katharine Lochnan with Roald Nasgaard and Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov. DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2016. 354p bibl index ISBN 9783791356006, $60.00. 54-5477

O’Rourke, Kathryn E. Modern architecture in Mexico City: history, representation, and the shaping of a capital. Pittsburgh, 2016. 410p bibl index ISBN 9780822944621, $49.95; ISBN 9780822981626 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5479

The Oxford handbook of British poetry, 16601800, ed. by Jack Lynch. Oxford, 2016. 794p bibl index ISBN 9780199600809, $150.00; ISBN 9780191756580 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5512

Rybezynski, Withold. Now I sit me down: from klismos to plastic chair: a natural history. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. 242p bibl index ISBN 9780374223212, $25.00; ISBN 9780374713355 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5471

Spickard, James V. Alternative sociologies of religion: through non-Western eyes. New York University, 2017. 315p bibl index ISBN 9781479826636, $89.00; ISBN 9781479866311 pbk, $27.00; ISBN 9781479882908 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5566

Treib, Marc. Landscapes of modern architecture: Wright, Mies, Neurta, Aalto, Barragán. Yale, 2016. 268p bibl index ISBN 9780300208412, $65.00. 54-5480

Violence and the world’s religious traditions: an introduction, ed. by Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael K. Jerryson. Oxford, 2017. 243p bibl index ISBN 9780190649654, $99.00; ISBN 9780190649661 pbk, $21.95; ISBN 9780190649678 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5567

Voorhies, James. Beyond objecthood: the exhibition as a critical form since 1968. MIT, 2017. 275p index ISBN 9780262035521, $34.95. 54-5473

Science & Technology

Alcock, John. After the wildfire: ten years of recovery from the Willow Fire. Arizona, 2017. 230p bibl index ISBN 9780816534036 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9780816536153 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5618

Callahan, Ann M. Spirituality and hospice social work. Columbia, 2017. 221p bibl index ISBN 9780231171724, $105.00; ISBN 9780231171731 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780231543187 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5632

Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan. Ocean structures: construction, materials, and operations, by Srinivasan Chandrasekaran and Arvind Kumar Jain. CRC Press, 2017. 329p bibl index ISBN 9781498797429, $149.95; ISBN 9781315366692 ebook, $149.95. 54-5624

Collins, Harry. Gravity’s kiss: the detection of gravitational waves. MIT, 2017. 408p bibl index ISBN 9780262036184, $29.95; ISBN 9780262340038 ebook, $20.95. 54-5658

Dean, Cornelia. Making sense of science: separating substance from spin. Belknap, Harvard, 2017. 281p bibl index ISBN 9780674059696, $19.95. 54-5568

Faust, Lynn Frierson. Fireflies, glow-worms, and lightning bugs: identification and natural history of the fireflies of the eastern and central United States and Canada. Georgia, 2017. 356p bibl indexes ISBN 9780820348728 pbk, $32.95. 54-5612

Hammer, Øyvind. The perfect shape: spiral stories. Copernicus Books, 2016. 258p bibl index ISBN 9783319473727, $19.99; ISBN 9783319473734 ebook, $14.99. 54-5653

Hurlbut, J. Benjamin. Experiments in democracy: human embryo research and the politics of bioethics. Columbia, 2017. 359p index ISBN 9780231179546, $65.00; ISBN 9780231542913 ebook, $64.99. 54-5635

Kan, Naoto. My nuclear nightmare: leading Japan through the Fukushima disaster to a nuclear-free future, tr. by Jeffrey S. Irish. Cornell, 2017. ISBN 9781501705816, $24.95; ISBN 9781501706660 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5626

Newman, Michael Z. Atari age: the emergence of video games in America. MIT, 2017. 252p bibl index ISBN 9780262035712, $29.95; ISBN 9780262338172 ebook, $20.95. 54-5641

Rath, Eric C. Japan’s cuisines: food, place and identity. Reaktion Books, 2016. 278p bibl ISBN 9781780236438, $45.00. 54-5576

Rayner-Canham, Marelene. A chemical passion: the forgotten story of chemistry at British independent girls’ schools, 1820s–1930s, by Marelene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham. UCL IOE Press, 2017. bibl index ISBN 9781782771883 pbk, $41.95; ISBN 9781782771937 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5616

Spitzmiller, Ted. The history of human space flight. University Press of Florida, 2017. 633p bibl index ISBN 9780813054278, $39.95; ISBN 9780813052663 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5583

Taiz, Lincoln. Flora unveiled: the discovery and denial of sex in plants, by Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz. Oxford, 2017. 528p index ISBN 9780190490263, $69.95; ISBN 9780190627720 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5605

Toomath, Robyn. The obesity epidemic: why diets and exercise don’t work—and what does. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 210p index ISBN 9781421422497, $22.95; ISBN 9781421422503 ebook, $22.95. 54-5639

Weinberger, Sharon. Imagineers of war: the untold history of DARPA, the Pentagon agency that changed the world. Knopf, 2017. 475p bibl index ISBN 9780385351799, $32.50; ISBN 9780385351805 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5578

Wells, Lenny. Pecan: America’s native nut tree. Alabama, 2017. 264p index ISBN 9780817318871, $29.95; ISBN 9780817388966 ebook, $29.95. 54-5606

Wynn, James. Citizen science in the digital age: rhetoric, science, and public engagement. Alabama, 2017. 207p bibl index ISBN 9780817319434, $49.95; ISBN 9780817390860 ebook, $49.95. 54-5574

Social & Behavioral Science

Adamczyk, Amy. Cross-national public opinion about homosexuality: examining attitudes across the globe. California, 2017. 291p bibl index ISBN 9780520288751, $85.00; ISBN 9780520288768 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9780520963597 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5828

Blanchfield, Mike. Swingback: getting along in the world with Harper and Trudeau. McGill-Queen’s, 2017. 278p index ISBN 9780773548756, $34.95; ISBN 9780773548985 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5771

Brooks, Abigail T. The ways women age: using and refusing cosmetic intervention. New York University, 2017. 279p index ISBN 9780814724101, $89.00; ISBN 9780814724057 pbk, $21.00; ISBN 9780814725238 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5829

Brown, C. Christopher. The road to Jim Crow: the African American struggle on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1860-1915. Maryland Historical Society, 2016. 384p bibl index ISBN 9780996594417 pbk, $23.00. 54-5725

Brown, Richard D. Self-evident truths: contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War. Yale, 2017. 387p index ISBN 9780300197112, $40.00; ISBN 9780300227628 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5726

Couples coping with stress: a cross-cultural perspective, ed. by Mariana K. Falconier, Ashley K. Randall, and Guy Bodenmann. Routledge, 2016. 323p bibl indexes ISBN 9781138906631, $165.00; ISBN 9781138906655 pbk, $59.95; ISBN 9781315644394 ebook, $59.95. 54-5816

De la Bédoyère, Guy. Praetorian: the rise and fall of Rome’s imperial bodyguard. Yale, 2017. 335p bibl indexes ISBN 9780300218954, $35.00; ISBN 9780300226270 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5705

Dufoix, Stéphane. The dispersion: a history of the word diaspora. Brill, 2017. 589p bibl index (Brill’s specials in modern history, 1) ISBN 9789004326927, $228.00; ISBN 9789004326910 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5696

Epps, Kristen. Slavery on the periphery: the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras. Georgia, 2016. 265p bibl index ISBN 9780820350509, $59.95; ISBN 9780820350516 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5734

Forging southeastern identities: social archaeology, ethnohistory, and folklore of the Mississippian to early historic South, ed. by Gregory A. Waselkov and Marvin T. Smith. Alabama, 2017. 275p bibl index ISBN 9780817319410, $59.95; ISBN 9780817390785 ebook, $59.95. 54-5675

Inside the Islamic Republic: social change in post-Khomeini Iran, ed. by Mahmood Monshipouri. Oxford, 2016. 348p index ISBN 9780190264840 pbk, $34.95. 54-5721

Lindsay, Lisa A. Atlantic bonds: a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa. North Carolina, 2017. 312p bibl index ISBN 9781469631127, $35.00; ISBN 9781469631134 ebook, $34.99. 54-5700

May, Todd. A fragile life: accepting our vulnerability. Chicago, 2017. 221p index ISBN 9780226439952, $25.00; ISBN 9780226440019 ebook, $18.00. 54-5821

McBride, Spencer W. Pulpit and nation: clergymen and the politics of Revolutionary America. Virginia, 2017. 253p bibl index ISBN 9780813939568, $39.50; ISBN 9780813939575 ebook, $39.50. 54-5742

Mills, Harry. Secret sauce: how to pack your messages with persuasive punch. AMACOM, 2017. 184p ISBN 9780814438060, $18.95; ISBN 9780814438077 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5823

Moran, Joe. Shrinking violets: the secret life of shyness. Yale, 2017. 272p index ISBN 9780300222821, $26.00; ISBN 9780300227956 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5824

Moss, David A. Democracy: a case study. Belknap, Harvard, 2017. 773p index ISBN 9780674971455, $35.00. 54-5798

Peabody, Bruce. Where have all the heroes gone?: the changing nature of American valor, by Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins. Oxford, 2017. 248p bibl index ISBN 9780199982950, $99.00; ISBN 9780199982967 pbk, $27.95. 54-5807

Robertson, David C. The power of little ideas: a low-risk, high-reward approach to innovation, by David C. Robertson with Kent Lineback. Harvard Business Review Press, 2017. 236p index ISBN 9781633691681, $30.00; ISBN 9781633691698 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5681

Sachs, Wendy. Fearless and free: how smart women pivot and re-launch their careers. AMACOM, 2017. 225p index ISBN 9780814437698, $23.00; ISBN 9780814437704 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5682

Snow, Dean. 1777: tipping point at Saratoga. Oxford, 2016. 440p bibl index ISBN 9780190618759, $34.95; ISBN 9780190618766 ebook, contact publisher for price. 54-5747

Weetaltuk, Eddy. From the tundra to the trenches, ed. by Thibault Martin. University of Manitoba, 2016. 210p (First voices, first texts, 4) ISBN 9780887558221, $24.95; ISBN 9780887555343 ebook, $20.00. 54-5754