The Top 75 Community College Titles: January 2017 Edition

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


Comprehensive English-Yiddish dictionary, ed. by Gitl Schaechter and Paul Glasser; Chava Lapin, associate editor. Indiana, 2016. 826p afp ISBN 9780253022820, $65.00; ISBN 9780253023308 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2025

Dietz, Dan. The complete book of 1980s Broadway musicals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 511p bibl discography filmography index afp ISBN 9781442260917, $125.00; ISBN 9781442260924 ebook, $124.99; 54-2031

Dorling, Danny. People and places: a 21st century atlas of the UK, by Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas. Policy Press, 2016. 278p ISBN 9781447311362, $120.00; ISBN 9781447311379 pbk, $49.95; 54-2047

Hanson, Jarice. The social media revolution: an economic encyclopedia of friending, following, texting, and connecting. Greenwood, 2016. 441p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610697675, $89.00; ISBN 9781610697682 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2052

Kneeland, Timothy W. Today’s social issues: Democrats and Republicans. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 388p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610698351, $97.00; ISBN 9781610698368 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2054

Lamb, Peter. Historical dictionary of socialism. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 601p bibl afp ISBN 9781442258266, $140.00; ISBN 9781442258273 ebook, $139.99; 54-2055

Lankes, R. David. The new librarianship field guide, with contributions from Wendy Newman et al; and guidance from the New Librarianship Collaborative: Kimberly Silk, Wendy Newman, and Lauren Britton. MIT, 2016. 226p bibl index afp ISBN 9780262529082 pbk, $22.00; 54-2028

Seddon, Tony. Essential type: an illustrated guide to understanding and using fonts. Yale, 2016. 192p bibl index ISBN 9780300222371, $25.00; 54-2029

Vile, John R. The early Republic: documents decoded. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 309p index afp ISBN 9781440843464, $81.00; ISBN 978144084345 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2059


Cohen, Robert. Shakespeare on theatre: a critical look at his theories and practices. Routledge, 2016. 129p bibl index ISBN 9781138913844, $135.00; ISBN 9781138913851 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315691190 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2161

Crystal, David. The gift of the gab: how eloquence works. Yale, 2016. 243p indexes bibl ISBN 9780300214260, $26.00; 54-2090

Curran, Kathleen. The invention of the American art museum: from craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870–1930. Getty Research In-stitute, 2016. 248p bibl index ISBN 9781606064788, $49.95; 54-2065

Ellwood, Robert. Introducing Japanese religion. Routledge, 2016. 292p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138958753, $140.00; ISBN 9781138958760 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781317339014 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2179

Flom, Jonathan. Get the callback: the art of auditioning for musical theatre. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 193p index afp ISBN 9781442266599, $65.00; ISBN 9781442266605 ebook, $32.00; ISBN 9781442266612 ebook, $31.99; 54-2142

Fulkerson, Laurel. Ovid: a poet on the margins. Bloomsbury, 2016. 104p bibl index ISBN 9781472531346 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9781472523174 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2113

Hantke, Steffen. Monsters in the machine: science fiction film and the militarization of America after World War II. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. 234p bibl index ISBN 9781496805652, $60.00; ISBN 9781496805669 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2145

Jones, Robert P. The end of white Christian America. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 309p index ISBN 9781501122293, $28.00; ISBN 9781501122330 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2181

Lindvall, Terry. Divine film comedies: biblical narratives, film sub-genres, and the comic spirit, by Terry Lindvall, J. Dennis Bounds, and Chris Lindvall. Routledge, 2016. 212p index ISBN 9781138956124, $140.00; ISBN 9781138956131 pbk, $44.95; ISBN 9781315665870 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2147

Loeffelholz, Mary. The value of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, 2016. 164p bibl index ISBN 9781107083912, $44.99; ISBN 9781107445864 pbk, $17.99; ISBN 9781316018705 ebook, $14.00; 54-2123

Masson, Raphaël. Rodin, by Raphaël Masson and Veronique Mattiussi; tr. by Deke Dusinberre. Flammarion, 2016. 247p bibl index ISBN 9782080202390, $29.95; 54-2070

McMaster, Juliet. Jane Austen, young author. Ashgate, 2016. 187p bibl index afp ISBN 9781472440563, $149.95; ISBN 9781472440570 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781472440594 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2125

Nehamas, Alexander. On friendship. Basic Books, 2016. 293p index ISBN 9780465082926, $26.99; ISBN 9780465098613 ebook, $17.99; 54-2167
The Oxford handbook of philosophical methodology, ed. by Herman Cappelen, Tamar Szabó Gendler, and John Hawthorne. Oxford, 2016. 752p bibl index ISBN 9780199668779, $150.00; 54-2169

Rayborn, Tim. A new English music: composers and folk traditions in England’s musical renaissance from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. McFarland, 2016. 306p bibl index afp ISBN 9780786496341 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476624945 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2156

Stevens, Quentin. Memorials as spaces of engagement: design, use and meaning, by Quentin Stevens and Karen A. Franck. Routledge, 2016. 262p bibl index ISBN 9780415631433, $180.00; ISBN 9780415631440 pbk, $59.95; ISBN 9781315747002 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2082

Stratigakos, Despina. Where are the women architects? Princeton, 2016. 114p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691170138 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781400880294 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2083

Thiselton, Anthony C. Discovering Romans: content, interpretation, reception. Eerdmans, 2016. 297p bibl indexes afp ISBN 9780802874092 pbk, $22.00; 54-2187

Young, Paul. Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the ends of heroism. Rutgers, 2016. 276p index afp ISBN 9780813563824, $90.00; ISBN 9780813563817 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9780813573038 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2100


Ali, Naheed. Understanding fibromyalgia: an introduction for patients and caregivers. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 221p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442226593, $38.00; ISBN 9781442226609 ebook, $37.99; 54-2254

Barker, Janet. Evidence-based practice for nurses & healthcare professionals, by Janet Barker, Paul Linsley, and Ros Kane. 3rd rev. ed. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 228p bibl index afp ISBN 9781473925021, $111.00; ISBN 9781473925038 pbk, $39.00; 54-2256

Bjarkman, Peter C. Cuba’s baseball defectors: the inside story. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 348p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442247987, $36.00; ISBN 9781442247994 ebook, $35.99; 54-2298

Braine, Mary E. Supporting families & carers: a nursing perspective, by Mary E. Braine and Julie Wray. CRC Press, 2016. 188p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498706704 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781498706728 ebook, $24.47; 54-2259

The Business of bees: an integrated approach to bee decline and corporate responsibility, ed. by Jill Atkins and Barry Atkins. Greenleaf, 2016. 351p bibl ISBN 9781783534357 pbk, $55.00; ISBN 9781783534333 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2223

Davis, Ronald B. Bogs & fens: a guide to the peatland plants of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. University Press of New England, 2016. 296p index ISBN 9781611687934, $24.95; ISBN 9781611689488 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2215

Ellis, George. How can physics underlie the mind?: top-down causation in the human context. Springer, 2016. 482p index afp ISBN 9783662498071, $79.99; ISBN 9783662498095 ebook, $59.99; 54-2294

Emery, Nathan. Bird brain: an exploration of avian intelligence. Princeton, 2016. 192p bibl index ISBN 9780691165172, $29.95; ISBN 9781400882861 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2224

Haigh, John. Mathematics in everyday life. Springer, 2016. 159p index afp ISBN 9783319279374 pbk, $49.99; ISBN 9783319279398 ebook, $49.99; 54-2286

Heuvel, Edward van den. The amazing unity of the universe: and its origin in the big bang. Springer, 2016. 315p indexes afp ISBN 9783319235424 pbk, $34.99; ISBN 9783319235431 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2199

Hughes, Malcolm. The little book of bonsai: master the art of growing miniature trees, by Malcolm Hughes and Kath Hughes. Mitchell Beazley, 2016. 144p bibl index ISBN 9781784721701, $14.99; 54-2217

Javed, Adeel. Building Arduino projects for the internet of things: experiments with real-world applications. Apress, 2016. 285p index afp ISBN 9781484219393 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9781484219409 ebook, $19.99; 54-2275

Key methods in geography, ed. by Nicolas Clifford et al. 3rd ed. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 722p bibl index ISBN 9781446298589, $130.00; ISBN 9781446298602 pbk, $52.00; 54-2242

Levin, Ted. America’s snake: the rise and fall of the timber rattlesnake. Chicago, 2016. 481p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226040646, $35.00; ISBN 9780226040783 ebook, $21.00; 54-2225

Matlack, Albert S. Problem-solving exercises in green and sustainable chemistry, ed. by Andrew P. Dicks. CRC Press, 2016. 175p bibl index afp ISBN 9781482252576, $39.95; ISBN 9781482252583 ebook, $39.95; 54-2231

Miller, Ron. Spaceships: an illustrated history of the real and the imagined. Smithsonian Books, 2016. 256p bibl index ISBN 9781588345776, $34.95; 54-2200

Montfort, Nick. Exploratory programming for the arts and humanities. MIT, 2016. 314p bibl index afp ISBN 9780262034203, $40.00; ISBN 9780262331968 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2279

Musemeche, Catherine. Hurt: the inspiring, untold story of trauma care. ForeEdge, 2016. 250p index afp ISBN 9781611687965, $27.95; ISBN 9781611689921 ebook, $22.99; 54-2267

Naish, Darren. Dinosaurs: how they lived and evolved, by Darren Naish and Paul Barrett. Smithsonian Books, 2016. 224p index ISBN 9781588345820, $29.95; 54-2244

Smith, Jonathan D. H. Introduction to abstract algebra. CRC Press, 2016. 340p index afp ISBN 9781498731614, $92.95; ISBN 9781498731621 ebook, $65.07; 54-2290

Spark, Arlene. Nutrition in public health: principles, policies, and practice, by Arlene Spark, Lauren M. Dinour, and Janel Obenchain. 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2016. 623p bibl index afp ISBN 9781466589940, $143.95; ISBN 9781498766616 ebook, $100.77; 54-2268

Webber, Michael E. Thirst for power: energy, water, and human survival. Yale, 2016. 235p index afp ISBN 9780300212464, $30.00; ISBN 9780300221060 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2245

Woolfson, Michael Mark. Colour: how we see it and how we use it. World Scientific, 2016. 239p index afp ISBN 9781786340849, $75.00; ISBN 9781786340856 pbk, $34.00; ISBN 9781786340870 ebook, $27.00; 54-2297

Yong, Ed. I contain multitudes: the microbes within us and a grander view of life. Ecco, 2016. 355p bibl index ISBN 9780062368591, $27.99; 54-2213


Appelbaum, Nancy P. Mapping the country of regions: the Chorographic Commission of nineteenth-century Colombia. North Carolina, 2016. 304p bibl index afp ISBN 9781469628936, $85.00; ISBN 9781469627441 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9781469627465 ebook, $24.99; 54-2372

Brykczynski, Paul. Primed for violence: murder, antisemitism, and democratic politics in interwar Poland. Wisconsin, 2016. 215p bibl index afp ISBN 9780299307004, $65.00; ISBN 9780299307035 ebook, $75.00; 54-2365

Burnard, Trevor. The plantation machine: Atlantic capitalism in French Saint-Dominique and British Jamaica, by Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus. Pennsylvania, 2016. 348p index afp ISBN 9780812248296, $45.00; ISBN 9780812293012 ebook, $45.00; 54-2373

The Construction of whiteness: an interdisciplinary analysis of race formation and the meaning of a white identity, ed. by Ste-phen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. 267p bibl index afp ISBN 9781496805553, $65.00; ISBN 9781496805560 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2522

Cooper, Andrew Scott. The fall of heaven: the Pahlavis and the final days of imperial Iran. H. Holt, 2016. 587p bibl index ISBN 9780805098976, $36.00; ISBN 9780805098983 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2379

French, Laurence Armand. Policing American Indians: a unique chapter in American jurisprudence. CRC Press, 2016. 187p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498705639, $99.95; ISBN 9781498761826 ebook, $69.97; 54-2526

Frost, Stephen. Inclusive talent management, by Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman. Kogan Page, 2016. 256p index ISBN 9780749475871, $39.95; ISBN 9780749475888 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2328

Hansen, Stig Jarle. Al-Shabaab in Somalia: the history and ideology of a militant Islamist group. Oxford, 2016. 213p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300219500, $37.50; ISBN 9780190264826 pbk, $21.95; ISBN 9780199327874 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2459

Knutsen, Torbjørn L. A history of international relations. Manchester University Press, 2016. 532p bibl index ISBN 9780719095818 pbk, $32.95; ISBN 9781784997717 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2479

Lautz, Terry. John Birch: a life. Oxford, 2016. 317p index afp ISBN 9780190262891, $29.95; ISBN 9780190262907 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2402

Lopp, Michael. Managing humans: biting and humorous tales of a software engineering manager. Apress, 2016. 331p index afp ISBN 9781484221570 pbk, $24.99; ISBN 9781484221587 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2330

Lu, Yefei. Inside the investments of Warren Buffet: twenty cases. Columbia Business School, 2016. 293p bibl index afp ISBN 9780231164627, $35.00; ISBN 9780231541688 ebook, $34.99; 54-2331

Mapping feminist anthropology in the twenty-first century, ed. by Ellen Lewin and Leni M. Silverstein. Rutgers, 2016. 298p bibl index ISBN 9780813574295, $90.00; ISBN 9780813574288 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780813574301 ebook, $29.95; 54-2318 

Marinucci, Mimi. Feminism is queer: the intimate connection between queer and feminist theory. Zed Books, 2016. 200p bibl index ISBN 9781783606764, $95.00; ISBN 9781783606757 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9781783606788 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2531

Pelz, William A. A people’s history of modern Europe. Pluto, 2016. 273p index afp ISBN 9780745332468, $100.00; ISBN 9780745332451 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9781783717682 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2440

Scher, Richard K. Political campaigns in the United States. Routledge, 2016. 208p bibl ISBN 9781138181830, $140.00; ISBN 9781138181861 pbk, $49.95; 54-2510

Seth, Michael J. A concise history of premodern Korea, v.1: From antiquity through the nineteenth century. Rowman & Lit-tlefield, 2016. 285p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442260436, $85.00; ISBN 9781442260443 pbk, $39.00; ISBN 9781442260450 ebook, $39.00; 54-2364

Shulman, David. The presentation of self in contemporary social life. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 289p bibl index afp ISBN 9781483319438 pbk, $58.00; ISBN 9781483319445 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2534

Simpson, Joanna. Understanding gifted adolescents: accepting the exceptional, by Joanna Simpson and Megan Glover Adams. Lexington Books, 2016. 159p index afp ISBN 9780739195567, $80.00; ISBN 9780739195574 ebook, $79.99; 54-2351

Spivey, Nigel. The classical world: the foundations of the West and the enduring legacy of antiquity. Pegasus Books, 2016. 353p bibl index ISBN 9781681771519, $27.95; ISBN 9781681771915 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2359

Viorst, Milton. Zionism: the birth and transformation of an ideal. Thomas Dunne, 2016. 318p bibl index ISBN 9781250078001, $27.99; ISBN 9781466890329 ebook, $14.99; 54-2383

Why don’t Americans vote?: causes and consequences, ed. by Bridgett A. King and Kathleen Hale. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 227p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440841156, $48.00; ISBN 9781440841163 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2513

The Young are making their world: essays on the power of youth culture, ed. by Yuya Kiuchi and Francisco A. Villarruel. McFarland, 2016. 265p bibl index afp ISBN 9780786498840 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781476625126 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-2539