The Top 75 Community College Titles: July 2018 Edition

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the July 2018 issue of Choice.


Books to film: cinematic adaptations of literary works, ed. by Barry Keith Grant. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, 2018. 449p bibl index ISBN 9781410338426, $205.00; ISBN 9781410338433 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3857

The Cambridge encyclopedia of child development, ed. by Brian Hopkins, Elena Geangu, and Sally Linkenauger. 2nd ed. Cambridge, 2017. 973p bibl indexes ISBN 9781107103412, $300.00; ISBN 9781108156509 ebook, $240.00; 55-3866

The Dictionary of the Bible and ancient media, ed. by Tom Thatcher et al. Bloomsbury, 2017. 479p bibl ISBN 9780567222497, $202.00; ISBN 9780567278379 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3860

Fisher, James. Historical dictionary of American theater: modernism, by James Fisher and Felicia Hardison Londré. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 776p bibl ISBN 9781538107850, $170.00; ISBN 9781538107867 ebook, $161.00; 55-3861

Handbook of the mammals of the world: v.7: Rodents II, ed. by Don E. Wilson, Thomas E. Lacher, and Russell A. Mittermeier. Lynx Edicions, 2017. 1,008p bibl index ISBN 9788416728046, $185.00; 55-3867

Hutchings, Peter. Historical dictionary of horror cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 407p bibl ISBN 9781538102435, $100.00; ISBN 9781538102442 ebook, $95.00; 55-3862

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Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Digital. Pricing: School Libraries (per building) is based on enrollment. District pricing available upon request. Public library pricing is tiered based on cardholder numbers. URL: 55-3871

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960–1975 and American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960–1975. ProQuest. The History Vault modules are available for yearly subscription. Pricing is based on FTE and varies from module to module depending on the size of the collections in each. For an institution with a FTE of 15,000, the yearly subscription rate for Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy is $3,349. American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate is available for the same yearly rate. For the best pricing options, including one-time purchase price and any possible annual service fees, speak to your local ProQuest sales rep. URL: 55-3855


Campbell, James. Experiencing William James: belief in a pluralistic world. Virginia, 2017. 382p bibl ISBN 9780813940472, $75.00; ISBN 9780813940489 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780813940496 ebook, $75.00; 55-3961

Clasen, Mathias F. Why horror seduces. Oxford, 2017. 190p bibl index ISBN 9780190666507, $99.00; ISBN 9780190666514 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780190666545 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3920

A Companion to Simone de Beauvoir, ed. by Laura Hengehold and Nancy Bauer. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. 530p bibl index ISBN 9781118796023, $195.00; ISBN 9781118795996 ebook, $43.99; 55-3940

Frost, Jennifer. Producer of controversy: Stanley Kramer, Hollywood liberalism, and the Cold War. University Press of Kansas, 2017. 322p index ISBN 9780700624966, $29.95; ISBN 9780700624973 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3944

London art worlds: mobile, contingent, and ephemeral networks, 1960–1980, ed. by Jo Applin, Catherine Spencer, and Amy Tobin. Pennsylvania State, 2018. 234p bibl index ISBN 9780271078533, $99.00; ISBN 9780271081366 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3888

Pich, Tom. Folk masters: a portrait of America, photographs by Tom Pich; text by Barry Bergey. Indiana, 2018. 245p bibl ISBN 9780253032324, $30.00; ISBN 9780253032331 ebook, $29.99; 55-3878

Porras, Stephanie. Art of the northern Renaissance: courts, commerce, and devotion. Laurence King, 2018. 239p bibl index ISBN 9781786271655, $39.99; 55-3890

Russell, Robert Douglass. William Strickland and the creation of an American architecture. Tennessee, 2017. 344p bibl index ISBN 9781621903468, $60.00; 55-3902

Silver, Larry. Rembrandt’s Holland. Reaktion Books, 2018. 213p bibl index ISBN 9781780238470, $22.50; 55-3897

Slethaug, Gordon. Music and the road: essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 271p bibl index ISBN 9781501335266, $107.99; ISBN 9781501335273 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3954

Teaching Hemingway and the natural world, ed. by Kevin Maier. Kent State, 2018. 244p bibl index ISBN 9781606353189 pbk, $36.00; ISBN 9781631012846 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3935

Telotte, J. P. Animating the science fiction imagination. Oxford, 2018. 152p bibl index ISBN 9780190695262, $99.00; ISBN 9780190695279 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780190695309 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3948

Wells, Colin. Poetry wars: verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic. Pennsylvania, 2018. 342p index ISBN 9780812249651, $55.00; ISBN 9780812294521 ebook, $55.00; 55-3936

Woodford, Susan. Looking at pictures. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 175p bibl index ISBN 9780500293218 pbk, $16.95; 55-3893

Science & Technology

Allday, Jonathan. Quarks, leptons, and the big bang. CRC Press, 2017. 375p index ISBN 9781138427174, $195.00; ISBN 9781498773119 pbk, $59.95; ISBN 9781315381367 ebook, $59.95; 55-4081

Bowler, Peter J. A history of the future: prophets of progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov. Cambridge, 2017. 287p bibl indexISBN 9781107148734, $74.99; ISBN 9781316602621 pbk, $24.99; ISBN 9781108548649 ebook, $20.00; 55-3986

Brunner, Bernd. Birdmania: a remarkable passion for birds, tr. by Jane Billinghurst. Greystone, 2017. 292p bibl indexes ISBN 9781771642774, $29.95; ISBN 9781771642781 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4027

Chemistry: our past, present, and future, ed. by Choon H. Do and Attila E. Pavlath. Pan Stanford, 2017. 456p bibl index ISBN 9789814774086, $49.95; ISBN 9781315229324 ebook, $49.95; 55-4037

Chimpanzees and human evolution, ed. by Martin N. Muller, Richard W. Wrangham, and David R. Pilbeam. Harvard, 2017. 837p bibl index ISBN 9780674967953, $55.00; ISBN 9780674982642 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4012

Cranshaw, Whitney. Garden insects of North America: the ultimate guide to backyard bugs, by Whitney Cranshaw and David J. Shetlar. 2nd ed. Princeton, 2017. 704p index ISBN 9780691167442 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781400888948 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4014

Elliott, Todd F. Mushrooms of the Southeast, by Todd F. Elliott and Steven L. Stephenson. Timber, 2018. 407p bibl index ISBN 9781604697308 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781604698374 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4022

Farmer, Steven C. Strange chemistry: the stories your chemistry teacher wouldn’t tell you. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. 346p bibl index ISBN 9781119265269 pbk, $54.95; ISBN 9781119265283 ebook, $43.99; 55-4039

Glaeser, Georg. Math tools: 500+ applications in science and arts. Springer, 2017. 562p index ISBN 9783319669595 pbk, $79.99; ISBN 9783319669601 ebook, $59.99; 55-4075

Griggs, Gary B. Coasts in crisis: a global challenge. California, 2017. 343p index ISBN 9780520293618, $85.00; ISBN 9780520293625 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520966857 ebook, $29.95; 55-4043

Hayes, Brian. Foolproof, and other mathematical meditations. MIT, 2017. 234p bibl index ISBN 9780262036863, $24.95; ISBN 9780262342674 ebook, $17.95; 55-4076

Llewellyn, Robert J. The living forest: a visual journey into the heart of the woods, written by Joan Maloof. Timber, 2017. 260p bibl index ISBN 9781604697124, $40.00; ISBN 9781604698343 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4016

Miller, Tim. American home cooking: a popular history. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 201p bibl index ISBN 9781442253452, $38.00; ISBN 9781442253469 ebook, $36.00; 55-3990

Morton, Mary Caperton. Aerial geology: a high-altitude tour of North America’s spectacular volcanoes, canyons, glaciers, lakes, craters, and peaks. Timber, 2017. 303p bibl index ISBN 9781604697629, $34.95; ISBN 9781604698350 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4045

Raimi, Daniel. The fracking debate: the risks, benefits, and uncertainties of the shale revolution. Columbia, 2018. 262p index ISBN 9780231184861, $30.00; ISBN 9780231545716 ebook, $29.99; 55-4046

Rez, Peter. The simple physics of energy use. Oxford, 2017. 285p bibl index ISBN 9780198802297, $85.00; ISBN 9780198802303 pbk, $42.95; ISBN 9780192523242 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4052

Ridpath, Ian. Stars and planets: the complete guide to the stars, constellations, and the solar system, by Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion. Updated and expanded ed. Princeton, 2018. 400p index ISBN 9780691177885 pbk, $22.95; 55-4007

Schwartz, David N. The last man who knew everything: the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age. Basic Books, 2017. 453p bibl index ISBN 9780465072927, $32.00; ISBN 9780465093120 ebook, $19.99; 55-4084

Selby, Christine L. B. The body size and health debate. Greenwood, 2017. 208p bibl index ISBN 9781440848056, $40.00; ISBN 9781440848063 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4061

Silvertown, Jonathan W. Dinner with Darwin: food, drink, and evolution. Chicago, 2017. 232p index ISBN 9780226245393, $27.50; ISBN 9780226489230 ebook, $18.00; 55-4017

Stolberg, Victor B. ADHD medications: history, science, and issues. Greenwood, 2017. 275p bibl index ISBN 9781610697255, $60.00; ISBN 9781610697262 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4064

Veseth, Michael. Around the world in eighty wines: exploring wine one country at a time. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 217p bib index ISBN 9781442257368, $24.95; ISBN 9781442257375 ebook, $23.99; 55-4025

Wolters, Erika Allen. When ideology trumps science: why we question the experts on everything from climate change to vaccinations, by Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel. Praeger, 2017. 181p bibl index ISBN 9781440849831, $60.00; ISBN 9781440849848 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3994

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Blish, Helen H. A pictographic history of the Oglala Sioux, drawings by Amos Bad Heart Bull. 50th anniversary ed. Nebraska, 2017. 557p index ISBN 9781496203595, $95.00; 55-4171

Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt: a political life. Viking, 2017. 704 pages ISBN 9780525427902, $40.00; ISBN 9780698181724 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4176

Dilbeck, D. H. Frederick Douglass: America’s prophet. North Carolina, 2018. 191p bibl index ISBN 9781469636184, $28.00; ISBN 9781469636191 ebook, $19.99; 55-4177

Environmental disaster in the Gulf South: two centuries of catastrophe, risk, and resilience, ed. by Cindy Ermus. Louisiana State, 2018. 206p index ISBN 9780807167106, $45.00; ISBN 9780807167120 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4178

Gardner, Hall. World war Trump: the risks of America’s new nationalism. Prometheus Books, 2018. 399p index ISBN 9781633883956, $25.00; ISBN 9781633883963 ebook, $11.99; 55-4242

Ghilarducci, Teresa. Rescuing retirement, by Teresa Ghilarducci and Tony James. Columbia, 2018. 166p bibl index ISBN 9780231185646, $24.95; ISBN 9780231546270 ebook, $23.99; 55-4270

Gibney, John. A short history of Ireland, 1500–2000. Yale, 2018. 281p bibl index ISBN 9780300208511, $25.00; ISBN 9780300231472 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4210

Haas, Britt. Fighting authoritarianism: American youth activism in the 1930s. Empire State Editions, 2018. 329p bibl index ISBN 9780823277995 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781315266848 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4182

Harcourt, Felix. Ku Klux kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s. Chicago, 2017. 253p bibl index ISBN 9780226376158, $45.00; ISBN 9780226376295 ebook, $45.00; 55-4183

Horne, Gerald. Apocalypse of settler colonialism: the roots of slavery, white supremacy, and capitalism in seventeenth-century North America and the Caribbean. Monthly Review, 2018. 256p index ISBN 9781583676646, $95.00; ISBN 9781583676639 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781583676660 ebook, $25.00; 55-4125

Kort, Michael. The Vietnam War reexamined. Cambridge, 2018. 250p bibl index ISBN 9781107046405, $74.99; ISBN 9781107628175 pbk, $24.99; ISBN 9781108547987 ebook, $20.00; 55-4127

Kraybill, Jeanine E. Unconventional, partisan, and polarizing rhetoric: how the 2016 election shaped the way candidates strategize, engage, and communicate. Lexington Books, 2018. 226p bibl index ISBN 9781498554138, $100.00; ISBN 9781498554145 ebook, $95.00; 55-4275

Krenn, Michael L. The history of United States cultural diplomacy: 1770 to the present day. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. ISBN 9781472508607, $88.00; ISBN 9781472510013 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781472508782 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4188

Ladd-Taylor, Molly. Fixing the poor: eugenic sterilization and child welfare in the twentieth century. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 275p index ISBN 9781421423722, $54.95; ISBN 9781421423739 ebook, $54.95; 55-4189

Mancall, Peter C. Nature and culture in the early modern Atlantic. Pennsylvania, 2018. 197p index ISBN 9780812249668, $29.95; ISBN 9780812294590 ebook, $29.95; 55-4129

Marquis, Susan L. I am not a tractor!: how Florida farmworkers took on the fast food giants and won. ILR Press, 2017. 279p bibl index ISBN 9781501713088, $29.95; ISBN 9781501714313 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4111

Marschark, Marc. Raising and educating a deaf child: a comprehensive guide to the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by parents and educators. Oxford, 2018. 275p index ISBN 9780190643522 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780190643539 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4095

Merritt, Jane T. The trouble with tea: the politics of consumption in the eighteenth-century global economy. Johns Hopkins, 2017. 212p index ISBN 9781421421520, $45.95; ISBN 9781421421537 pbk, $22.95; ISBN 9781421421544 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4112

Morris, Bonnie J. The feminist revolution: the struggle for women’s liberation, by Bonnie J. Morris and D-M Withers. Smithsonian Books, 2018. 224p index ISBN 9781588346124, $34.95; 55-4130

Nelson, Michael. Trump’s first year. Virginia, 2018. 208p ISBN 9780813941448 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780813941431 ebook, $19.95; 55-4278

Nofi, Albert A. The blue and gray almanac: the Civil War in facts and figures, recipes and slang. Casemate Publishers, 2017. 346p bibl index ISBN 9781612005522, $32.95; ISBN 9781612005539 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4193

A Political companion to James Baldwin, ed. by Susan Jane McWilliams. University Press of Kentucky, 2017. 426p bibl index ISBN 9780813169910, $80.00; ISBN 9780813169927 ebook, $80.00; 55-4261

Reich, Robert B. The common good. Knopf, 2018. 193p bibl ISBN 9780525520498, $22.95; ISBN 9780525520504 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4282

Rymsza-Pawlowska, M. J. History comes alive:popular history and popular culture in the 1970s. North Carolina, 2017. 241p bibl index ISBN 9781469633855, $90.00; ISBN 9781469633862 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781469633879 ebook, $19.95; 55-4197

Sacks, Oliver. The river of consciousness. Knopf, 2017. 237p bibl index ISBN 9780385352567, $27.00; ISBN 9780385352574 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4293

Siemens, Daniel. Stormtroopers: a new history of Hitler’s Brownshirts. Yale, 2017. 459p index ISBN 9780300196818, $32.50; ISBN 9780300231250 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4220

Simler, Kevin. The elephant in the brain: hidden motives in everyday life, by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson. Oxford, 2018. 397p bibl index ISBN 9780190495992, $34.95; ISBN 9780190496012 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-4294

Young, Francis. Magic as a political crime in medieval and early modern England: a history of sorcery and treason. I. B. Tauris, 2018. 254p index (International library of historical studies, 107) ISBN 9781788310215, $95.00; 55-4207