The Top 75 Community College Titles: February 2019 Edition

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

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American environmental leaders: from Colonial times to the present, ed. by Anne Becher and Joseph Richey. 3rd ed. Grey House, 2018. 2v index ISBN 9781682177310, $255.00; ISBN 9781682177327 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2185

American Revolution: the definitive encyclopedia and document collection, ed. by Spencer C.Tucker. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 5v bibl index ISBN 9781851097395, $546.00; ISBN 9781851097449 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2190

Brown, Stephen F. Historical dictionary of medieval philosophy and theology, by Stephen F. Brown and Juan Carlos Flores. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 429p bibl ISBN 9781538114308, $110.00; ISBN 9781538114315 ebook, $104.50; 56-2178

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the global south, ed. by Mark A. Lamport. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 2v bibl indexes ISBN 9781442271562, $250.00; ISBN 9781442271579 ebook, $237.50; 56-2179

Immigration, ed. by Micah L. Issitt. Grey House, 2018. 814p bibl index ISBN 9781682177228, $195.00; 56-2193

Newby, P. K. Food and nutrition: what everyone needs to know. Oxford, 2018. 293p bibl index ISBN 9780190846640, $74.00; ISBN 9780190846633 pbk, 16.95; ISBN 9780190846664 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2187

Newton, David E. The opioid crisis: a reference handbook. ABC-CLIO, 2018. 358p bibl index ISBN 9781440864353, $60.00; ISBN 9781440864360 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2188

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson. Contact publisher for pricing. 56-2176


American poets of the 21st century: poetics of social engagement, ed. by Claudia Rankine and Michael Dowdy. Wesleyan, 2018. 452p index ISBN 9780819578297, $80.00; ISBN 9780819578303 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780819578310 ebook, $23.99; 56-2237

Encountering the spiritual in contemporary art, by Leesa K. Fanning with contributions by Ladan Akbarnia et al. Yale, 2018. 311p bibl index ISBN 9780300233650, $65.00; 56-2203

Goldberg, RoseLee. Performance now: live art for the twenty-first century. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 272p index ISBN 9780500021255, $45.00; 56-2197

Harbert, Benjamin J. American music documentary: five case studies of ciné-ethnomusicology. Wesleyan, 2018. 300p bibl index ISBN 9780819578006, $85.00; ISBN 9780819578013 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780819578020 ebook, $22.95; 56-2256

Head, Chris. A director’s guide to the art of stand-up comedy. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018. 182p index ISBN 9781350035522 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9781350035539 ebook, $18.68; 56-2257

A History of early modern women’s writing, ed. by Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge, 2018. 441p bibl index ISBN 9781107137066, $135.00; ISBN 9781108642279 ebook, $108.00; 56-2241

Hobson, Christopher Z. James Baldwin and the heavenly city: prophecy, apocalypse, and doubt. Michigan State, 2018. 242p bibl index ISBN 9781611862898, $44.95; ISBN 9781628953367 ebook, $35.95; 56-2243

Holub, Robert C. Nietzsche in the nineteenth century: social questions and philosophical interventions. Pennsylvania, 2018. 524p index ISBN 9780812250237, $85.00; ISBN 9780812295146 ebook, $85.00; 56-2284

The Islamic world: a history in objects, by Ladan Akbarnia et al. Thames & Hudson/British Museum, 2018. 271p bibl index ISBN 9780500480403, $39.95; 56-2207

Jouanna, Jacques. Sophocles: a study of his theater in its political and social context, tr. by Steven Rendall. Princeton, 2018. 883p bibl indexes ISBN 9780691172071, $55.00; 56-2236

Lounsberry, Barbara. Virginia Woolf, the war without, the war within: her final diaries & the diaries she read. University Press of Florida, 2018. 397p bibl index ISBN 9780813056937, $84.95; ISBN 9780813052366 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2245

Merlino, Kathryn Rogers. Building reuse: sustainability, preservation, and the value of design. Washington, 2018. 219p index ISBN 9780295742342, $49.95; ISBN 9780295742359 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2219

Pfisterer, Ulrich. The Sistine Chapel: paradise in Rome, tr. by David Dollenmayer. Getty Publications, 2018. 162p bibl index ISBN 9781606065532 pbk, $24.95; 56-2217

Rauch, Jennifer. Slow media: why “slow” is satisfying, sustainable, and smart. Oxford, 2018. 180p bibl index ISBN 9780190641795, $34.95; ISBN 9780190641801 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2227

Rosenberg, Neil V. Bluegrass generation: a memoir. Illinois, 2018. 273p bibl indexes ISBN 9780252041761, $99.00; ISBN 9780252083396 pbk, $21.95; ISBN 9780252050442 ebook, $19.76; 56-2273

Ruetenik, Tadd. The demons of William James: religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 169p bibl index ISBN 9783319916224, $59.99; ISBN 9783319916231 ebook, $59.99; 56-2296

Savage, Kirk. Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves: race, war, and monument in nineteenth-century America. Princeton, 2018. 274p index ISBN 9780691183152, $24.95; ISBN 9780691184524 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2210

Schiff, David. Carter. Oxford, 2018. 266p bibl index ISBN 9780190259150, $34.95; ISBN 9780190259174 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2274

Seel, Martin. The arts of cinema, tr. by Kizer S. Walker. Cornell, 2018. 170p indexes ISBN 9781501709913, $95.00; ISBN 9781501726170 pbk, $19.95; 56-2265

Shandell, Jonathan. The American Negro Theatre and the long civil rights era. Iowa, 2018. 213p bibl index ISBN 9781609385941 pbk, $70.00; ISBN 9781609385958 ebook, $70.00; 56-2278

Science & Technology

Carlino, Stefano. Neapolitan volcanoes: a trip around Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei and Ischia. Springer, 2019. 312p bibl ISBN 9783319928760 pbk, $99.00; ISBN 9783319928777 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2361

Chisholm, Linda A. The history of landscape design in 100 gardens, photography by Michael D. Garber. Timber, 2018. 535p bibl index ISBN 9781604695298, $50.00; ISBN 9781604698671 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2347

Donat, Wolfram. Learn Raspberry Pi programming with Python: learn to program on the world’s most popular tiny computer. Apress, 2018. 373p index ISBN 9781484237687 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9781484237694 ebook, $19.99; 56-2391

Dreamers, visionaries, and revolutionaries in the life sciences, ed. by Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich. Chicago, 2018. 324p bibl index ISBN 9780226569871, $120.00; ISBN 9780226569901 pbk, $40.00; ISBN 9780226570075 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2337

Ehrenfried, Manfred von. Apollo mission control: the making of a national historic landmark. Springer, 2018. 285p bibl index ISBN 9783319766836 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9783319766843 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2334

Fox, Mark. A student’s guide to atomic physics. Cambridge, 2018. 274p bibl index ISBN 9781107188730, $49.99; ISBN 9781108446310 pbk, $24.99; ISBN 9781316993095 ebook, $20.00; 56-2403

Gigante, Maria E. Introducing science through images: cases of visual popularization. South Carolina, 2018. 139p bibl index ISBN 9781611178746, $39.99; ISBN 9781611178753 ebook, $39.99; 56-2323

Grignolio, Andrea. Vaccines: are they worth a shot?, [tr.] by Joan Rundo. Springer/Copernicus Books, 2018. 181p bibl ISBN 9783319681054 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9783319681061 ebook, $19.99; 56-2372

Guide to the manta & devil rays of the world, by Guy Stevens et al. Princeton, 2018. 144p index ISBN 9780691183329 pbk, $19.95; 56-2358

HIV pioneers: lives lost, careers changed, and survival, ed. by Wendee M. Wechsberg. Johns Hopkins, 2018. 254p bibl index ISBN 9781421425726 pbk, $32.95; ISBN 9781421425733 ebook, $32.95; 56-2373

Launius, Roger D. The Smithsonian history of space exploration: from the ancient world to the extraterrestrial future. Smithsonian Books, 2018. 400p bibl index ISBN 9781588346377, $40.00; 56-2335

Milsom, John. The hunt for Earth gravity: a history of gravity measurement from Galileo to the 21st century. Springer, 2018. 402p bibl index ISBN 9783319749587, $39.99; ISBN 9783319749594 ebook, $29.99; 56-2362

Pipas, Catherine Florio. A doctor’s dozen: twelve strategies for personal health and a culture of wellness. Dartmouth College, 2018. 222p bibl index ISBN 9781512602999 pbk, $22.95; ISBN 9781512603002 ebook, $17.99; 56-2383

Posamentier, Alfred S. The mathematics of everyday life, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer. Prometheus Books, 2018. 424p index ISBN 9781633883871, $25.00; ISBN 9781633883888 ebook, $11.90; 56-2401

Quinzio, Jeri. Dessert: a tale of happy endings. Reaktion Books, 2018. 269p bibl index ISBN 9781780239835, $35.00; 56-2327

Sparrow, Giles. What shape is space?: a primer for the 21st century. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 143p bibl index ISBN 9780500293669 pbk, $18.95; 56-2336

Wilson, Reid. Epidemic: Ebola and the global race to prevent the next killer outbreak. Brookings, 2018. 298p index ISBN 9780815731351, $25.99; ISBN 9780815731368 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2388

Yeo, Geoffrey. Records, information and data: exploring the role of record-keeping in an information culture. Facet Publishing, 2018. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781783302277, $182.00; ISBN 9781783302260 pbk, $94.00; ISBN 9781783302284 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2394

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Atlas of moral psychology, ed. by Kurt Gray and Jesse Graham. Guilford, 2018. 586p bibl index ISBN 9781462532568, $75.00; ISBN 9781462532605 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2562

Batiz-Lazo, Bernardo. Cash and dash: how ATMs and computers changed banking. Oxford, 2018. 324p bibl index ISBN 9780198782810, $74.00; ISBN 9780191085574 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2435

Berger, J. M. Extremism. MIT, 2018. 201p bibl index ISBN 9780262535878 pbk, $15.95; ISBN 9780262349369 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2541

Card, Jeb J. Spooky archaeology: myth and the science of the past. New Mexico, 2018. 413p bibl index ISBN 9780826359650, $75.00; ISBN 9780826359667 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2422

European magic and witchcraft: a reader, ed. by Martha Rampton. Toronto, 2018. 461p bibl index (Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures, 20) ISBN 9781442634213, $100.00; ISBN 9781442634206 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781442634220 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2500

Freehling, William W. Becoming Lincoln. Virginia, 2018. 369p index ISBN 9780813941561, $29.95; ISBN 9780813941578 ebook, $29.95; 56-2472

Freeman, Joanne B. The field of blood: violence in Congress and the road to civil war. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. 450p bibl index ISBN 9780374154776, $28.00; ISBN 9780374717612 ebook, $14.99; 56-2473

Giridharadas, Anand. Winners take all: the elite charade of changing the world. Knopf, 2018. 288p bibl index ISBN 9780451493248, $26.95; ISBN 9780451493255 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2439

Grinspan, Ida. You’ve got to tell them: a French girl’s experience of Auschwitz and after, by Ida Grinspan and Bertrand Poirot-Delpech; tr. by Charles B. Potter. Louisiana State, 2018. 178p bibl ISBN 9780807169803, $22.50; ISBN 9780807169810 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2501

Gupta, Sunil. Driving digital strategy: a guide to reimagining your business. Harvard Business Review Press, 2018. 267p index ISBN 9781633692688, $32.00; ISBN 9781633692695 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2429

Jackson, Brad. A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying leadership, by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry. 3rd ed. SAGE Publishing, 2018. 184p bibl index ISBN 9781446273777, $31.00; 56-2430

Lewis, Rupert. Marcus Garvey. University of the West Indies Press, 2018. 103p bibl ISBN 9789766406486, $25.00; ISBN 9789766406882 pbk, contact publisher for price; 56-2462

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. Environmental politics for a changing world: power, perspectives, and practice, by Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Doreen Stabinsky. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 385p bibl index ISBN 9781538105092, $112.00; ISBN 9781538105108 pbk, $56.00; ISBN 9781538105115 ebook, $53.00; 56-2513

McGreevey, Robert. Borderline citizens: the United States, Puerto Rico, and the politics of colonial migration. Cornell, 2018. 250p bibl index ISBN 9781501716140, $45.00; ISBN 9781501716157 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2481

Miller, James. Can democracy work?: a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. 306p bibl index ISBN 9780374137649, $27.00; ISBN 9780374717247 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2550

Moore, Martin. Democracy hacked: political turmoil and information warfare in the digital age. Oneworld, 2018. 320p index ISBN 9781786074089, $25.00; 56-2535

Muller, Robert T. Trauma and the struggle to open up: from avoidance to recovery and growth. W. W. Norton, 2018. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780393712261, $35.00; 56-2575

Onslow, Sue. Robert Mugabe, by Sue Onslow and Martin Plaut. Ohio University, 2018. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780821423240 pbk, $14.95; ISBN 9780821446386 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2450

Perović, Jeronim. From conquest to deportation: the North Caucasus under Russian rule. Oxford, 2018. 466p bibl index ISBN 9780190889890, $90.00; ISBN 9780190934675 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2458

Reeves, John. The lost indictment of Robert E. Lee: the forgotten case against an American icon. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 249p bibl index ISBN 9781538110393, $27.00; ISBN 9781538110409 ebook, $25.50; 56-2486

The Routledge handbook of green social work, ed. by Lena Dominelli with Bala Raja Nikku and Hok bun-ku. Routledge, 2018. 592p bibl index ISBN 9781138740792, $220.00; ISBN 9781315183213 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2588

Sandler, Todd. Terrorism: what everyone needs to know®. Oxford, 2018. 188p index ISBN 9780190845841, $74.00; ISBN 9780190845858 pbk, $16.95; ISBN 9780190584586 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2540

Savage, Lon. Never justice, never peace: Mother Jones and the miner rebellion at Paint and Cabin Creeks, by Lon Savage and Ginny Savage Ayers. West Virginia, 2018. 343p index ISBN 9781946684370 pbk, $27.99; ISBN 9781946684387 ebook, $27.99; 56-2589

Settle, Jaime E. Frenemies: how social media polarizes America. Cambridge, 2018. 316p bibl index ISBN 9781108472531, $39.99; ISBN 9781108619509 ebook, $32.00; 56-2590

Snell, Mark A. Gettysburg’s other battle: the ordeal of an American shrine during the First World War. Kent State, 2018. 310p index ISBN 9781606353318, $29.95; ISBN 9781631013065 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2488

The State of the parties, 2018: the changing role of contemporary American political parties, ed. by John C. Green, Daniel J. Coffey, and David B. Cohen. 8th ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 328p bibl index ISBN 9781538117651, $95.00; ISBN 9781538117668 pbk, $38.00; ISBN 9781538117675 ebook, $36.00; 56-2560

Valls, Andrew. Rethinking racial justice. Oxford, 2018. 244p bibl index ISBN 9780190860554, $99.00; ISBN 9780190860561 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780190860578 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2593

Zamoyski, Adam. Napoleon: a life. Basic Books, 2018. 764p bibl index ISBN 9780465055937, $40.00; ISBN 9781541644557 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2505

Zeng, Ming. Smart business: what Alibaba’s success reveals about the future of strategy. Harvard Business Review Press, 2018. 296p bibl index ISBN 9781633693296, $32.00; ISBN 9781633693302 ebook, contact publisher for price; 56-2434