The Top 75 Community College Titles: February 2017 Edition

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


Gender: sources, perspectives, and methodologies, ed. by Renee C. Hoogland. Macmillan Reference USA/Gale, part of Cengage Learning, 2016. 476p index ISBN 9780028662817, $179.00; ISBN 9780028662824 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2565

Graphic novels core collection, ed. by Kendal Spires, Gabriela Toth, and Maria Hugger. Grey House/H. W. Wilson, 2016. 1,391p indexes ISBN 9781682170700, $295.00; 54-2546

Harmon, Katharine. You are here NYC: mapping the soul of the city. Princeton Architectural, 2016. 191p index ISBN 9781616895266 pbk, $24.95; 54-2568

Mental health and mental disorders: an encyclopedia of conditions, treatments, and well-being, ed. by Len Sperry with Alexandra Cunningham et al. Greenwood, 2015. 3v bibl index afp ISBN 9781440803826, $310.00; ISBN 9781440803833 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2569

Reardon, Carol. A field guide to Antietam: experiencing the battlefield through its history, places, and people, by Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler. North Carolina, 2016. 345p index afp ISBN 9781469630205 pbk, $23.00; ISBN 9781469630212 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2572

Rollberg, Peter. Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 855p bibl afp ISBN 9781442268418, $190.00; ISBN 9781442268425 ebook, $189.99; 54-2553

The Pulitzer Prizes. 54-2544

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive. ProQuest. Contact publisher for pricing (based on FTE, purchase history, and other factors); annual academic subscription for 15,000 FTE begins at about $2,387.00; perpetual-access licensing also available. 54-2561

Whitty, Stephen. The Alfred Hitchcock encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 531p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442251595, $80.00; ISBN 9781442251601 ebook, $79.99; 54-2558

World War I: the essential reference guide, ed. by Spencer C. Tucker. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 397p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440841217, $89.00; ISBN 9781440841224 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2575


Apap, Christopher C. The genius of place: the geographic imagination in the early republic. New Hampshire, 2016. 282p bibl index afp ISBN 9781611688832, $85.00; ISBN 9781611688849 pbk, $40.00; ISBN 9781611689266 ebook, $34.99; 54-2641

Berlin, Edward A. King of ragtime: Scott Joplin and his era. Oxford, 2016. 434p bibl index afp ISBN 9780199740321 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780190245221 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2678

Blue, Daniel. The making of Friedrich Nietzsche: the quest for identity, 1844–1869. Cambridge, 2016. 344p bibl index ISBN 9781107134867, $49.99; ISBN 9781316471265 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2690

Burt, Stephen. The poem is you: sixty contemporary American poems and how to read them. Belknap, Harvard, 2016. 419p bibl index ISBN 9780674737877, $27.95; 54-2644

Cooley, Dennis. The home place: essays on Robert Kroetsch’s poetry. University of Alberta Press, 2016. 361p bibl index afp ISBN 9781772121193 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781772121483 ebook, $39.99; 54-2646

Curtis, Finbarr. The production of American religious freedom. New York University, 2016. 209p bibl index afp ISBN 9781479882113, $89.00; ISBN 9781479856763 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9781479823734 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2710

Disability and world religions: an introduction, ed. by Darla Y. Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus. Baylor, 2016. 258p bibl index afp ISBN 9781481305211, $49.95; ISBN 9781481305228 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2711

Film festivals: history, theory, method, practice, ed. by Marijke de Valck, Brendan Kredell, and Skadi Loist. Routledge, 2016. 238p bibl index afp ISBN 9780415712460, $140.00; ISBN 9780415712477 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315637167 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2669

Four testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita: sacred scriptures of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, [ed.] by Brian Arthur Brown. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 479p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442265776, $55.00; ISBN 9781442265783 ebook, $54.99; 54-2712

Hill, John. 100 years 100 buildings. Prestel, 2016. 218p bibl ISBN 9783791382128, $39.95; 54-2604

Hodgkins, Hope Howell. Style and the single girl: how modern women re-dressed the novel, 1922–1977. Ohio State, 2016. 287p bibl index afp ISBN 9780814213018, $84.95; ISBN 9780814274538 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2650

Hutchisson, James M. Ernest Hemingway: a new life. Pennsylvania State, 2016. 292p bibl index afp ISBN 9780271075341, $37.95; 54-2652

Kelley, N. Megan. Projections of passing: postwar anxieties and Hollywood films, 1947–1960. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. 264p bibl filmography index afp ISBN 9781496806277, $65.00; ISBN 9781496806284 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2672

Sarkisian, Mark. Designing tall buildings: structure as architecture. Routledge, 2016. 285p bibl index ISBN 9781138886704, $180.00; ISBN 9781138886711 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781317501589 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2607

Shaw, William H. Utilitarianism and the ethics of war. Routledge, 2016. 183p bibl index ISBN 9780415825801, $155.00; ISBN 9781138998964 pbk, $44.95; ISBN 9780203538333 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2703

Singer, Peter. Ethics in the real world: 82 brief essays on things that matter. Princeton, 2016. 355p index afp ISBN 9780691172477, $27.95; ISBN 9781400882854 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2704

Sorensen, Roy. A cabinet of philosophical curiosities: a collection of puzzles, oddities, riddles and dilemmas. Oxford, 2016. 289p afp ISBN 9780199829569, $24.95; ISBN 9781847659255 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2705

The Oxford guide to the Romance languages, ed. by Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden. Oxford, 2016. 1,193p bibl index ISBN 9780199677108, $205.00; ISBN 9780191808821 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2630

Willis, Holly. Fast forward: the future(s) of the cinematic arts. Wallflower, 2016. 192p bibl index afp ISBN 9780231178921, $90.00; ISBN 9780231178938 pbk, $30.00; ISBN 9780231850971 ebook, $29.99; 54-2677

Science & Technology

Adams, Lisa V. Diseases of poverty: epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues, by Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly. Dartmouth College, 2015. 212p bibl index ISBN 9781611687514, $85.00; ISBN 9781611687521 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781611687538 ebook, $24.99; 54-2779

Avery, Mark. Remarkable birds. Thames & Hudson, 2016. 240p bibl index ISBN 9780500518533, $39.95; 54-2748

Boore, Jennifer. Essentials of anatomy and physiology for nursing practice, by Jennifer Boore, Neal Cook, and Andrea Shepherd. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 574p index ISBN 9781473902589, $128.00; ISBN 9781473902596 pbk, $46.00; ISBN 9781473966260 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2780

Carle, David. Introduction to water in California. California, 2016. 326p bibl index afp ISBN 9780520287891, $65.00; ISBN 9780520287907 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520962897 ebook, $29.95; 54-2756

Cash, Kathleen. Sex, shame, and violence: a revolutionary practice of public storytelling in poor communities. Vanderbilt, 2016. 213p bibl index afp ISBN 9780826520500, $69.95; ISBN 9780826520517 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780826520524 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2782

Craig, Peter. Sport sociology. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 372p bibl index ISBN 9781473919471, $145.00; ISBN 9781473919488 pbk, $39.00; ISBN 9781473968073 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2818

Despret, Vinciane. What would animals say if we asked the right questions?, tr. by Brett Buchanan. Minnesota, 2016. 249p index afp (Posthumanities, 38) ISBN 9780816692378, $105.00; ISBN 9780816692392 pbk, $30.00; 54-2750

Dickmann, Donald I. The forests of Michigan, by Donald I. Dickmann and Larry A. Leefers. Rev. and updated. Michigan, 2016. 321p bibl index afp ISBN 9780472036530 pbk, $50.00; ISBN 9780472121687 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2744

Ethical reasoning in big data: an exploratory analysis, ed. by Jeff Collmann and Sorin Adam Matei. Springer, 2016. 192p bibl afp ISBN 9783319284200, $109.00; ISBN 9783319284224 ebook, $79.99; 54-2798

Fleming, James Rodger. Inventing atmospheric science: Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the foundations of modern meteorology. MIT, 2016. 296p bibl index ISBN 9780262033947, $31.00; ISBN 9780262334501 ebook, $22.00; 54-2760

Fletcher, Chris J. N. Geology for ground engineering projects. CRC Press, 2016. 293p bibl index afp ISBN 9781466585492 pbk, $79.95; ISBN 9781466585515 ebook, $55.97; 54-2769

Galfard, Christophe. The universe in your hand: a journey through space, time, and beyond. Flatiron Books, 2015. 386p bibl index afp ISBN 9781250069528, $27.99; ISBN 9781250076410 pbk, $17.99; ISBN 9781250069535 ebook, $14.99; 54-2729

Hsieh, Elaine. Bilingual health communication: working with interpreters in cross-cultural care. Routledge, 2016. 364p bibl index ISBN 9781138999442, $200.00; ISBN 9781138999459 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781317330646 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2790

Lawson, Mark V. Algebra & geometry: an introduction to university mathematics. CRC Press, 2016. 361p bibl index afp ISBN 9781482246476 pbk, $64.95; ISBN 9781482246506 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2810

Lynch, Patrick J. Web style guide: foundations of user experience design, by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. 4th ed. Yale, 2016. 387p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300211658, $35.00; ISBN 9780300225259 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2801

Manual of environmental microbiology, editor in chief, Marylynn V. Yates; editors, Cindy H. Nakatsu, Robert V. Miller, and Suresh D. Pillai. 4th ed. American Society for Microbiology, 2016. Various pagings bibl index ISBN 9781555816025, $200.00; ISBN 9781555818821 ebook, $200.00; 54-2739

McCay, Christopher. Unboxing IT: a look inside the information technology black box. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 135p afp ISBN 9781475822113, $50.00; ISBN 9781475822120 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781475822137 ebook, $24.99; 54-2803

Nieto-Galan, Agustí. Science in the public sphere: a history of lay knowledge and expertise, tr. by Fiona Kelso. Routledge, 2016. 270p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138909519, $150.00; ISBN 9781138909526 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781315640747 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2727

Passmore, Eric. Migrating large-scale services to the cloud: a master checklist of everything you need to know to move to the cloud. Apress, 2016. 91p index afp ISBN 9781484218723 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9781484218730 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2805

Pathways, potholes, and the persistence of women in science: reconsidering the pipeline, ed. by Enobong Hannah Branch. Lexington Books, 2016. 257p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498516365, $90.00; ISBN 9781498516372 ebook, $89.99; 54-2722

Posamentier, Alfred S. The circle: a mathematical exploration beyond the line, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Robert Geretschläger. Prometheus Books, 2016. 349p bibl index ISBN 9781633881679, $25.00; ISBN 9781633881686 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2812

Positive youth development through sport, ed. by Nicholas L. Holt. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2016. 244p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138891791, $145.00; ISBN 9781138891814 pbk, $54.00; 54-2819

Ratti, Carlo. The city of tomorrow: sensors, networks, hackers, and the future of urban life, by Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel. Yale, 2016. 180p index afp ISBN 9780300204803, $20.00; ISBN 9780300221138 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2723

Reese, Tom. Once & future river: reclaiming the Duwamish, essay by Eric Wagner. Washington, 2016. 173p afp ISBN 9780295996653, $39.95; 54-2763

Rider, Toby C. Cold War games: propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. foreign policy. Illinois, 2016. 242p bibl index afp ISBN 9780252040238, $95.00; ISBN 9780252081699 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780252098451 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2820

Scheffers, Anja M. Lakes of the world with Google Earth: understanding our environment, by Anja M. Scheffers and Dieter H. Kelletat. Springer, 2016. 293p bibl index afp (Coastal Research Library, 16) ISBN 9783319296159, $199.00; ISBN 9783319296173 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2765

Weatherford, Darla-Jean. Technical writing for engineering professionals. PennWell, 2016. 318p index ISBN 9781593703707 pbk, $83.00; 54-2777

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Breeze, David J. The Roman army. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 150p bibl index ISBN 9781474227155 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781474227162 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2886

Carlen, Joe. A brief history of entrepreneurship: the pioneers, profiteers, and racketeers who shaped our world. Columbia Business School, 2016. 243p index afp ISBN 9780231173049, $29.95; ISBN 9780231542814 ebook, $28.99; 54-2843

Clark-Pujara, Christy. Dark work: the business of slavery in Rhode Island. New York University, 2016. 205p index afp ISBN 9781479870424, $40.00; 54-2901

Custred, Glynn. A history of anthropology as a holistic science. Lexington Books, 2016. 255p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498507639, $99.00; ISBN 9781498507646 ebook, $89.99; 54-2834

Davis, Timothy. National park roads: a legacy in the American landscape. Virginia, 2016. 330p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813937762, $49.95; 54-2903

De Luna, Kathryn M. Collecting food, cultivating people: subsistence and society in Central Africa. Yale, 2016. 332p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300218534, $85.00; ISBN 9780300225167 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2882

Doing development in West Africa: a reader by and for undergraduates, ed. by Charles Piot. Duke, 2016. 216p bibl index afp ISBN 9780822361763, $84.95; ISBN 978-0-8223-6192-3 pbk, $23.95; ISBN 9780822374039 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2945

Freidenberg, Judith. Contemporary conversations on immigration in the United States: the view from Prince George’s County, Maryland. Lexington Books, 2016. 197p bibl ibndex afp ISBN 9780739182628, $80.00; ISBN 9780739182635 ebook, $79.99; 54-2823

Herman, Arthur. Douglas MacArthur: American warrior. Random House, 2016. 937p index afp ISBN 9780812994889, $40.00; ISBN 9780812994896 ebook, $16.99; 54-2906

Maira, Sunaina Marr. The 9/11 generation: youth, rights, and solidarity in the war on terror. New York University, 2016. 316p bibl index afp ISBN 9781479817696, $89.00; ISBN 9781479880515 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9781479866069 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3006

McElya, Micki. The politics of mourning: death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery. Harvard, 2016. 395p index ISBN 9780674737242, $29.95; 54-2911

McPherson, Alan. A short history of U.S. inter-ventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 226p bibl index (Viewpoints/puntos de vista) ISBN 9781118953990, $94.95; ISBN 9781118954003 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781118954010 ebook, $23.99; 54-2965

Meeks, Stephanie. The past and future city: how historic preservation is reviving America’s communities, by Stephanie Meeks with Kevin C. Murphy. Island Press, 2016. 334p bibl index ISBN 9781610917094 pbk, $30.00; 54-2827

Spain, Daphne. Constructive feminism: women’s spaces and women’s rights in the American city. Cornell, 2016. 259p index afp ISBN 9780801453199, $89.95; ISBN 9781501703201 pbk, $24.95; 54-3010

Stapleton, Kristin. Fact in fiction: 1920s China and Ba Jin’s Family. Stanford, 2016. 280p bibl index afp ISBN 9780804798693, $85.00; ISBN 9781503601062 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9780804799737 ebook, $25.95; 54-2891

Trujillo-Jenks, Laura. Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools: current issues in educational leadership, by Laura Trujillo-Jenks and Kenneth Jenks. Routledge, 2016. 169p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138911833, $124.00; ISBN 9781138911840 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315692326 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2874

Tye, Larry. Bobby Kennedy: the making of a liberal icon. Random House, 2016. 580p bibl index afp ISBN 9780812993349, $32.00; ISBN 9780679645207 ebook, $13.99; 54-2919

Wyrod, Robert. AIDS and masculinity in the African city: privilege, inequality, and modern manhood. California, 2016. 299p bibl index afp ISBN 9780520286689, $85.00; ISBN 9780520286696 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520961784 ebook, $29.95; 54-3012

Zierden, Martha A. Charleston: an archaeology of life in a coastal community, by Martha A. Zierden and Elizabeth J. Reitz. University Press of Florida, 2016. 350p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813062907, $34.00; 54-2922