The Top 75 Community College Titles: February 2024

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


Reference

The Routledge history of antisemitism, ed. by Mark Weitzman, Robert J. Williams, and James Wald.  Routledge, 2023.  458p bibl index  ISBN 9781138369443, $216.00;  ISBN 9780429428616 ebook, $56.95;  61-1519

Stroud, Allen. Historical dictionary of fantasy literature.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  578p bibl  ISBN 9781538166062, $200.00;  ISBN 9781538166079 ebook, $190.00;  61-1510


Humanities

Art of classic sci-fi movies: an illustrated history, ed. by Adam Newell.  Applause, 2023.  284p  ISBN 9781493071036, $45.00;  61-1559

Brown, Jeremy. Eleventh plague: Jews, plagues, and pandemics from the Bible to COVID-19.  Oxford, 2022.  504p bibl index  ISBN 9780197607183, $49.00;  ISBN 9780197607206 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1589

A Dark, a light, a bright: the designs of Dorothy Liebes, ed. by Susan Brown and Alexa Griffith Winton.  Yale, 2023.  256p index  ISBN 9780300266153, $50.00;  61-1526

Dobson, Eleanor. Victorian alchemy: science, magic and ancient Egypt.  UCL Press, 2023.  279p bibl index  ISBN 9781787358508, $45.00;  ISBN 9781787358492 pbk, $25.00;  ISBN 9781787358485 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1549

Driver, Richard D. That was me: Paul McCartney’s career and the legacy of the Beatles.  Lexington Books, 2023.  292p bibl index  ISBN 9781793632074, $110.00;  ISBN 9781793632081 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1560

Dunbar-Treadwell, Brooke. The case for community in online spaces: taking back connection.  Lexington Books, 2023.  124p bibl index  ISBN 9781666934670, $85.00;  ISBN 9781666934687 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1538

Epic / everyday: moments in television, ed. by Sarah Cardwell, Jonathan Bignell, and Lucy Fife Donaldson.  Manchester University Press, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781526170224, $140.00;  ISBN 9781526170217 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1539

Foster, Alicia. Gwen John: art and life in London and Paris.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9780500025574, $39.95;  61-1527

Graves, Alun. Studio ceramics: British studio pottery 1900 to now.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  416p bibl index  ISBN 9780500480892, $70.00;  61-1528

Lampert, Laurence. How Socrates became Socrates: a study of Plato’s Phaedo, Parmenides, and Symposium.  Chicago, 2021.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780226746333, $45.00;  ISBN 9780226746470 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1569

McLeod, Alexus. An introduction to Mesoamerican philosophy.  Cambridge, 2023.  280p bibl index  ISBN 9781009218771, $105.00;  ISBN 9781009218733 pbk, $29.99;  ISBN 9781009218764 ebook, $29.99;  61-1573

McMahan, David L. Rethinking meditation: Buddhist meditative practices in ancient and modern worlds.  Oxford, 2023.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9780197661741, $29.95;  ISBN 9780197661765 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1594

Simon, Julia. Debt and redemption in the blues: the call for justice.  Pennsylvania State, 2023.  254p bibl index discography  ISBN 9780271094953, $104.95;  61-1562

Simon, Robin. Shakespeare, Hogarth and Garrick: plays, painting and performance.  Paul Holberton, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781913645441, $65.00;  61-1523

Skelton, Christine. Charles Dickens and Georgina Hogarth: a remarkable relationship.  Manchester University Press, 2023.  312p bibl index  ISBN 9781526166081, $29.95;  ISBN 9781526166074 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1552

Spalding, Frances. The real and the romantic: English art between two world wars.  Thames & Hudson, 2023.  384p bibl index  ISBN 9780500518649, $50.00;  ISBN 9780500777374 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1529

Stanfill, Mel. Rock this way: cultural constructions of musical legitimacy.  Michigan, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780472076284, $70.00;  ISBN 9780472056286 pbk, $29.95;  ISBN 9780472903627 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1563

Volpilhac-Auger, Catherine. Montesquieu: let there be enlightenment, ed. and tr. by Philip Stewart.  Cambridge, 2023.  262p bibl index  ISBN 9781009249096, $39.99;  ISBN 978100924907 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1556


Science & Technology

Abel, Daniel C. Lives of sharks: a natural history of shark life, by Daniel C. Abel and R. Dean Grubbs.  Princeton, 2023.  288p (The lives of the natural world, 7)  ISBN 9780691244310, $35.00;  ISBN 9780691252209 ebook, $24.50;  61-1617

After Apollo: cultural legacies of the race to the moon, ed. by J Bret Bennington and Rodney F. Hill.  University Press of Florida, 2023.  210p bibl index  ISBN 9781683403579, $90.00;  ISBN 9781683403692 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1605

Bortolotti, Lisa. Why delusions matter.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  200p bibl index  ISBN 9781350163300, $90.00;  ISBN 9781350163294 pbk, $26.95;  ISBN 9781350163300 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1635

Brodie, Janet Farrell. The first atomic bomb: the Trinity Site in New Mexico.  Nebraska, 2023.  318p bibl index  ISBN 9781496232977, $60.00;  ISBN 9781496236555 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1606

Campbell, Heather. Ants: a visual guide, by Heather Campbell and Benjamin Blanchard.  Princeton, 2023.  224p bibl index  ISBN 9780691228525, $32.00;  ISBN 9780691248967 ebook, $32.00;  61-1618

The Complete insect: anatomy, physiology, evolution, and ecology, ed. by David A. Grimaldi.  Princeton, 2023.  368p index  ISBN 9780691243108, $35.00;  ISBN 9780691243115 ebook, $35.00;  61-1610

Ervin, Gary N. The biology of aquatic and wetland plants.  CRC Press, 2023.  398p bibl index  ISBN 9781482232042, $160.00;  ISBN 9781032465395 pbk, $69.95;  ISBN 9781315156835 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1615

Forces of nature: new perspectives on Korean environments, ed. by David Fedman, Eleana J. Kim, and Albert L. Park.  Cornell, 2023.  258p bibl index  ISBN 9781501768781, $125.00;  ISBN 9781501768798 pbk, $31.95;  ISBN 9781501768804 ebook, open access;  61-1627

Friedman, Louis. Alone but not lonely: exploring for extraterrestrial life.  Arizona, 2023.  162p bibl index  ISBN 9780816549504, $24.95;  ISBN 9780816549511 ebook, $24.95;  61-1609

Hartzheim, Bryan Hikari. Hideo Kojima: progressive game design from Metal Gear to Death Stranding.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9798765101681, $90.00;  ISBN 9798765101698 pbk, $27.95;  ISBN 9798765101650 ebook, $25.12;  61-1646

Koppenborg, Florentine. Japan’s nuclear disaster and the politics of safety governance.  Cornell, 2023.  234p bibl index  ISBN 9781501770043, $46.95;  ISBN 9781501770067 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1634

Monosson, Emily. Blight: fungi and the coming pandemic.  W. W. Norton, 2023.  272p bibl index  ISBN 9781324007012, $28.95;  ISBN 9781324007029 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1616

Mueller, Tom. How to make a killing: blood, death and dollars in American medicine.  Oxford, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780393866513, $30.00;  61-1637

Packer, Laurence. Bees of the world: a guide to every family.  Princeton, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9780691226620, $29.45;  ISBN 9780691247342 ebook, $20.97;  61-1620

Pyne, Stephen J. Pyrocene Park: a journey into the fire history of Yosemite National Park.  Arizona, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9780816549238 pbk, $14.95;  ISBN 9780816549245 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1631

Rudel, Thomas K. Reforesting the earth: the human drivers of forest conservation, restoration, and expansion.  Columbia, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9780231210683, $140.00;  ISBN 9780231210690 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780231558549 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1632

Tremblay, Kaitlin. Collaborative worldbuilding for video games.  CRC Press, 2023.  214p bibl index  ISBN 9781032385587, $125.00;  ISBN 9781032385549 pbk, $49.95;  ISBN 9781000846362 ebook, 49.95;  61-1648


Social & Behavioral Sciences

Barak, Maya Pagni. Slow violence of immigration court: procedural justice on trial.  New York University, 2023.  240p bibl index  ISBN 9781479821037, $89.00;  ISBN 9781479821044 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781479821051 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1794

Beukelaer, Christiaan De. Trade winds: a sailing voyage to a sustainable future for shipping.  Manchester University Press, 2023.  376p  ISBN 9781526163097, $29.95;  ISBN 9781526163080 ebook, contact publisher for pricing;  61-1667

Boyd, Christina L. Supreme bias: gender and race in U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, by Christina L. Boyd, Paul M. Collins, Jr., and Lori A. Ringhand.  Stanford, 2023.  290p bibl index  ISBN 9781503632691, $120.00;  ISBN 9781503636880 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781503636897 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1776

Brown, Kerry. China incorporated: the politics of a world where China is number one.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  208p bibl index  ISBN 9781350267244, $27.00;  ISBN 9781350267251 ebook, $24.30;  61-1762

Cha, Victor D. Korea: a new history of south and north, by Victor D. Cha and Ramon Pacheco Pardo.  Yale, 2023.  288p bibl index  ISBN 9780300259810, $30.00;  ISBN 9780300271287 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1703

Cottrell, Robert C. The activist 1960s: striving for political and social empowerment in America.  McFarland, 2023.  351p bibl index  ISBN 9781476690261 pbk, $55.00;  ISBN 9781476647777 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1722

Dabashi, Hamid. The Persian prince: the rise and resurrection of an imperial archetype.  Stanford, 2023.  352p bibl index  ISBN 9781503628823, $90.00;  ISBN 9781503636231 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9781503635753 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1719

Devine, Michael J. The Korean War remembered: contested memories of an unended conflict.  Nebraska, 2023.  346p bibl index  ISBN 9781496234698, $65.00;  ISBN 9781496236043 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1691

Emotions in culture and everyday life: conceptual, theoretical and empirical explorations, ed. Michael Hviid Jacobsen.  Routledge, 2023.  263p bibl index  ISBN 9781032073385, $170.00;  ISBN 9781003208556 ebook, $52.95;  61-1799

Escott, Paul D. The Civil War political tradition: ten portraits of those who formed it.  Virginia, 2023.  241p bibl index  ISBN 9780813949673, $100.00;  ISBN 9780813949680 pbk, $35.00;  ISBN 9780813949697 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1724

The essentials of special education advocacy for teachers, by Andrew M. Markelz et al.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  204p bibl index  ISBN 9781538172469, $95.00;  ISBN 9781538172476 pbk, $29.00;  ISBN 9781538172483 ebook, $27.00;  61-1682

Frosh, Stephen. Antisemitism and racism: ethical challenges for psychoanalysis.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  208p bibl index  ISBN 9798765104712, $80.00;  ISBN 9798765104705 pbk, $24.95;  ISBN 9798765104729 ebook, $22.45;  61-1788

Harris, Malcolm. Palo Alto: a history of California, capitalism, and the world.  Little, Brown, 2023.  720p bibl index  ISBN 9780316592031, $36.00;  ISBN 9780316592031 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1726

Heartfield, James. Britain’s empires: a history, 1600–2020.  Anthem Press, 2023.  506p bibl index  ISBN 9781839987243, $150.00;  ISBN 9781839987267 ebook, $39.95;  61-1739

Holliday, Trenton. Cro-Magnon: the story of the last Ice Age people of Europe.  Columbia, 2023.  296p bibl index  ISBN 9780231204965, $120.00;  ISBN 9780231204972 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9780231555777 ebook, $29.99;  61-1658

Keeler, Kasey R. American Indians and the American dream: policies, place, and property in Minnesota.  Minnesota, 2023.  242p bibl index  ISBN 9781517909246, $100.00;  ISBN 9781517909253 pbk, $25.00;  ISBN 9781452963464 ebook, $25.00;  61-1652

Kleiman, Alter. Holocaust survival in Antwerp: on foreign soil, ed. and tr. by Jeff Kleiman.  Lexington Books, 2023.  198p bibl index  ISBN 9781666907940, $95.00;  ISBN 9781666907940 ebook, $45.00;  61-1747

Konaté, Mariam. Sub-Saharan African immigrants’ stories of resilience and courage, by Mariam Konaté and Fredah Mainah.  Anthem Press, 2023.  186p bibl index  ISBN 9781839987861, $125.00;  ISBN 9781839987878 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1698

Lawson, Thomas. Imagining the cognitive science of religion: magic bullets, complex theories, experimental adventures.  Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.  184p bibl index  ISBN 9781350355866, $90.00;  ISBN 9781350355873 pbk, $29.95;  ISBN 9781350355859 ebook, $26.95;  61-1789

Mannino, Edward F. Reinterpreting the Constitution: how the Supreme Court changes the law.  Lexington Books, 2023.  302p bibl index  ISBN 9781666938302, $105.00;  ISBN 9781666938319 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1778

Mattingly, David J. Between Sahara and sea: Africa in the Roman Empire.  Michigan, 2023.  744p bibl index  ISBN 9780472133451, $44.95;  61-1661

Michel, Konrad. The suicidal person: a new look at a human phenomenon.  Columbia, 2023.  376p bibl index  ISBN 9780231205306, $32.00;  ISBN 9780231555944 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1791

Miller, Norman C. Economic myths and magic: debunking the illusions of conventional economic thinking.  E. Elgar, 2023.  152p bibl index  ISBN 9781803925622, $105.00;  ISBN 9781803925639 ebook, $40.00;  61-1675

Moffett, Luke. Reparations and war: finding balance in repairing the past.  Oxford, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9780192865588, $125.00;  ISBN 9780192689337 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1753

Morgan Brett, Bethany. Child-parent caregiving relationship in later life: psychosocial experiences.  Policy Press, 2023.  168p bib index  ISBN 9781447319290, $139.95;  ISBN 9781447319696 pbk, $45.95;  ISBN 9781447324317 ebook, $45.95;  61-1653

Nyabola, Nanjala. Travelling while Black: essays inspired by a life on the move.  Hurst & Company, 2021.  264p bibl index  ISBN 9781787383821 pbk, $19.15;  ISBN 9781787385238 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1699

Oschema, Klaus. “Europe” in the Middle Ages.  ARC Humanities Press, 2023.  136p bib  ISBN 9781641891592 pbk, $19.95;  ISBN 9781802701364 ebook, $19.95;  61-1694

Purinton, Malcolm F. Globalization in a glass: the rise of Pilsner beer through technology, taste and empire.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  192p bibl index  ISBN 9781350324374, $115.00;  ISBN 9781350324381 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1696

The rule is for none but Allah: Islamist approaches to governance, ed. by Joana Cook and Shiraz Maher.  Oxford, 2023.  304p bibl index  ISBN 9780197690390, $65.00;  ISBN 9781805260950 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1759

Simon, Rebecca. The pirates’ code: laws and life aboard ship.  Reaktion Books, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781789147117, $20.11;  ISBN 9781789147414 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1697

Siniscalchi, Valeria. Slow food: the economy and politics of a global movement.  Bloomsbury, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781474282321, $95.00;  ISBN 9781474282444 pbk, $30.95;  ISBN 9781474282338 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1663

Space law in a networked world, ed. by P. J. Blount and Mahulena Hofmann.  Brill | Nijhoff, 2023.  296p bibl index (Studies in Space Law, 19)  ISBN 9789004527263, $174.00;  ISBN 9789004527270 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1755

Stojanowski, Christopher M. Forensic anthropology: an introductory lab manual, by Christopher M. Stojanowski and Andrew C. Seidel.  University Press of Florida, 2023.  408p bibl index  ISBN 9781683403562 pbk, $65.00;  ISBN 9781683403685 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1664

Suskind, Dorothy. Workplace bullying: finding your way to big tent belonging.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  222p bibl index  ISBN 9781538172087, $32.00;  ISBN 9781538172094 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1670

Sustaining disabled youth: centering disability in asset pedagogies, ed. by Frederico R. Waitoller and Kathleen King Thorius.  Teachers College Press, 2022.  254p bibl index  ISBN 9780807767696, $144.00;  ISBN 9780807767689 pbk, $47.95;  ISBN 9780807781395 ebook, $47.95;  61-1689

Suttell, Brian. Campus to counter: civil rights activism in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, 1960–1963.  Mercer University, 2023.  248p bibl index  ISBN 9780881468779 pbk, $30.00;  ISBN 9780881468786 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1733

Vitiello, Michael. The victims’ rights movement: what it gets right, what it gets wrong.  New York University, 2023.  256p bibl index  ISBN 9781479820726, $39.00;  ISBN 9781479820740 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1785

White, Jonathan W. Shipwrecked: a true Civil War story of mutinies, jailbreaks, blockade-running, and the slave trade.  Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.  336p bibl index  ISBN 9781538175019, $29.95;  ISBN 9781538175026 ebook, contact publisher for price;  61-1736