The Top 75 Community College Titles: June 2018 Edition

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


Encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture, v.1, ed. by Dan Diner; consulting editors Cornelia Aust, Philipp Lenhard, and Daniel Mahla. Brill, 2017. 697p bibl ISBN 9789004309425, $356.00; 55-3452

The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Wiley. $3,391.00 to $6,780.00 annually; purchase price $14,570 to $29,137 with updates costing approximately $1,500.00 to $3,000.00.URL: 55-3447

Evangelical America: an encyclopedia of contemporary American religious culture, ed. by Timothy J. Demy and Paul R. Shockley. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 515p bibl index ISBN 9781610697736, $94.00; ISBN 9781610697743 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-3442

Garrett, Benjamin C. Historical dictionary of nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 375p bibl ISBN 9781538106839, $95.00; ISBN 9781538106846 ebook, $90.00; 55-3448

Johansen, Bruce E. Climate change: an encyclopedia of science, society, and solutions: v.1: Land and oceans; v.2: Weather and global warming; v.3: Human impact and primary documents. ABC-CLIO, 2017. bibl index ISBN 9781440840852, $309.00; ISBN 9781440840869 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-3449

SAGE Research Methods. SAGE Publishing. Annual subscription or purchase price based on institution type and size; contact publisher for price options.URL: 55-3440

Women’s Studies Archives: Women’s Issues and Identities. Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Based on FTE, collection starts at $6,250.00 with annual hosting fee starting at $250.00; contact publisher for complete information.URL: 55-3445

Young, Gregory. Undergraduate research in music: a guide for students, by Gregory Young and Jenny Olin Shanahan. Routledge, 2018. 184p bibl index ISBN 9780415787826, $150.00; ISBN 9780415787833 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781315225708 ebook, $49.95; 55-3446


The 25 sitcoms that changed television: turning points in American culture, ed. by Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow. Praeger, 2018. 366p bibl index ISBN 9781440838866, $73.00; ISBN 9781440838873 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3476

Carty, Jarrett A. God and government: Martin Luther’s political thought. McGill-Queen’s, 2017. 191p bibl index (McGill-Queen’s studies in the history of ideas, 73) ISBN 9780773551503, $120.00; ISBN 9780773551510 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9780773551978 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3552

Duff, Paul B. Jesus followers in the Roman Empire. Eerdmans, 2017. 263p bibl indexes ISBN 9780802868787 pbk, $30.00; 55-3557

Federico, Annette. Thus I lived with words: Robert Louis Stevenson and the writer’s craft. Iowa, 2017. 136p bibl index ISBN 9781609385187, $19.00; ISBN 9781609385194 ebook, $19.00; 55-3501

Gere, Cathy. Pain, pleasure, and the greater good: from the panopticon to the Skinner box and beyond. Chicago, 2017. 292p bibl index ISBN 9780226501857, $30.00; ISBN 9780226501994 ebook, $18.00; 55-3539

Gillespie, Michael Allen. Nietzsche’s final teaching. Chicago, 2017. 248p index ISBN 9780226476889, $35.00; ISBN 9780226476919 ebook, $35.00; 55-3541

Grudin, Anthony E. Warhol’s working class: pop art and egalitarianism. Chicago, 2017. 202p index ISBN 9780226347776, $40.00; ISBN 9780226347806 ebook, $40.00; 55-3469

Horlyck, Charlotte. Korean art: from the 19th century to the present. Reaktion Books, 2017. 264p bibl index ISBN 9781780237367, $60.00; 55-3460

Mark Twain and philosophy, ed. by Alan Goldman. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 247p index ISBN 9781442261716 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781442261723 ebook, $18.99; 55-3510

McClelland, Clive. Tempesta: stormy music in the eighteenth century. Lexington Books, 2017. 241p bibl index ISBN 9781498519922, $100.00; ISBN 9781498568029 ebook, $95.00; 55-3534

McKinley, Maggie. Understanding Norman Mailer. South Carolina, 2017. 137p bibl index ISBN 9781611178050, $39.99; ISBN 9781611178067 ebook, $21.99; 55-3511

Michelangelo: divine draftsman and designer, [by] Carmen Bambach with Claire M. Barry et al. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. (Dist. by Yale) 392p bibl index ISBN 9781588396372, $65.00; 55-3470

Sharpe, William. Grasping shadows: the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film. Oxford, 2017. 420p bibl index ISBN 9780190675271, $74.00; ISBN 9780190682262 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3454

Skrbina, David. Panpsychism in the West. MIT, 2017. 372p bibl index ISBN 9780262534062 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780262341523 ebook, $24.00; 55-3547

Tzioumakis, Yannis. American independent cinema: an introduction. Edinburgh University Press, 2017. 328p bibl index ISBN 9781474416825, $125.00; ISBN 9781474416849 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781474416832 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3527

Young, Miles. Ogilvy on advertising in the digital age. Bloomsbury, 2017. 288p index ISBN 9781635571462, $30.00; ISBN 9781635571479 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3482

Science & Technology

Abrams, Brett L. Terry Bradshaw: from Super Bowl champion to television personality. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 311p bibl index ISBN 9781442277632, $40.00; ISBN 9781442277649 ebook, $38.00; 55-3665

Blackford, Russell. Science fiction and the moral imagination: visions, minds, ethics. Springer, 2017. 204p bibl index ISBN 9783319616834 pbk, $19.99; ISBN 9783319616858 ebook, $14.99; 55-3572

Brennan, Thomas. The million dollar man: Jack Dempsey. Regent Press, 2017. 272p bibl index ISBN 9781587904011, $19.95; 55-3667

Charlesworth, Brian. Evolution: a very short introduction, by Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth. rev. ed. Oxford, 2017. 146p bibl index (Very short introductions, 100) ISBN 9780198804369, $11.95; ISBN 9780191842719 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3597

The Critical surf studies reader, ed. by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee and Alexander Sotelo Eastman. Duke, 2017. 463p bibl index ISBN 9780822369578, $104.95; ISBN 9780822369721 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780822372820 ebook, $29.95; 55-3670

Dickinson, Terence. Hubble’s universe: greatest discoveries and latest images. Firefly Books, 2017. 332p bibl index ISBN 9781770859975, $49.95; 55-3586

Ellerbroek, Lucas. Planet hunters: the search for extraterrestrial life, tr. by Andy Brown. Reaktion Books, 2017. 267p bibl index ISBN 9781780238142, $27.00; ISBN 9781780238784 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-3587

Erwig, Martin. Once upon an algorithm: how stories explain computing. MIT, 2017. 319p index ISBN 9780262036634, $27.95; ISBN 9780262341684 ebook, $19.95; 55-3647

Furman, Todd M. The ethics of poker. McFarland, 2017. 229p bibl index ISBN 9781476664613, $29.95; ISBN 9781476627854 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3671

Gubser, Steven Scott. The little book of black holes, by Steven S. Gubser and Frans Pretorius. Princeton, 2017. 179p index ISBN 9780691163727, $19.95; ISBN 9781400888290 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3588

Hoyt, Erich. Encyclopedia of whales, dolphins and porpoises, photography by Brandon Cole; illustrations by Uko Gorter. Firefly Books, 2017. 300p index ISBN 9781770859418, $49.95; 55-3616

Isaacson, Walter. Leonardo da Vinci. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 599p bibl index ISBN 9781501139154, $35.00; ISBN 9781501139178 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3581

Karam, P. Andrew. Comets. Reaktion Books, 2017. 200p bibl index ISBN 9781780238302 pbk, $24.95; 55-3589

Marshall, Stephen A. Insects: their natural history and diversity: with a photographic guide to insects of eastern North America. Firefly Books, 2017. 735p bibl indexes ISBN 9781770859623, $95.00; 55-3618

Mendelson, Wallace B. The science of sleep: what it is, how it works, and why it matters. Chicago, 2017. 176p bibl index ISBN 9780226387161, $35.00; ISBN 9780226387338 ebook, $21.00; 55-3641

Miller, Marli Bryant. Roadside geology of Washington, by Marli Bryant Miller and Darrel S. Cowan; photographs by Marli Bryant Miller. 2nd ed. Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2017. 378p bibl index ISBN 9780878426775 pbk, $26.00; 55-3628

Parker, Greg. Making beautiful deep-sky images: astrophotography with affordable equipment and software. Springer, 2017. 189p index ISBN 9783319463155, $29.99; ISBN 9783319463162 ebook, $19.99; 55-3590

Rutherford, Adam. A brief history of everyone who ever lived: the human story retold through our genes. The Experiment, 2017. 401p bibl index ISBN 9781615194049, $25.95; ISBN 9781615194186 ebook, contact pubisher for price; 55-3601

Sides, Charles H. How to write and present technical information. Greenwood, 2017. 243p bibl index ISBN 9781440855054, $61.00; ISBN 9781440855078 pbk, $37.00; ISBN 9781440855061 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3579

Staaf, Danna. Squid empire: the rise and fall of the cephalopods. ForeEdge, 2017. 237p index ISBN 9781611689235, $27.95; ISBN ebook, $22.99; 55-3620

Stewart, Wayne. Remembering the stars of the NFL glory years: an inside look at the golden age of football. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 222p bibl index ISBN 9781442274235, $38.00; ISBN 9781442274242 ebook, $36.00; 55-3674

Tarver, Erin C. The I in team: sports fandom and the reproduction of identity. Chicago, 2017. 233p bibl index ISBN 9780226469935, $90.00; ISBN 9780226470139 , $30.00; ISBN 9780226470276 ebook, $30.00; 55-3675

Trypsteen, Marc F. M. Spectroscopy for amateur astronomers: recording, processing, analysis, and interpretation, by Marc F. M. Trypsteen and Richard Walker. Cambridge, 2017. 151p bibl index ISBN 9781107166189, $49.99; ISBN 9781316731109 ebook, $40.00; 55-3592

Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Welcome to the universe: the problem book, by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Abram Strauss, and J. Richard Gott. Princeton, 2017. 235p ISBN 9780691177809, $65.00; ISBN 9780691177816 pbk, $35.00; 55-3593

Watson, James D. DNA: the story of the genetic revolution, by James D. Watson with Andrew Berry and Kevin Davies. 2nd ed. Knopf, 2017. 487p bibl index ISBN 9780385351188, $29.95; ISBN 9780385351201 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3602

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Abramovitz, Mimi. Regulating the lives of women: social welfare policy from Colonial times to the present. Routledge, 2018. 316p index ISBN 9780415785495, $150.00; ISBN 9780415785501 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781315228150 ebook, $39.95; 55-3733

Animals and science education: ethics, curriculum and pedagogy, ed. by Michael P. Mueller, Deborah J. Tippins, and Arthur J. Stewart. Springer, 2017. 265p bibl index (Environmental discourses in science education, 2) ISBN 9783319563749, $119.00; ISBN 9783319563756 ebook, $89.00; 55-3702

Bruder, Jessica. Nomadland: surviving America in the twenty-first century. W. W. Norton, 2017. 273p ISBN 9780393249316, $26.95; 55-3685

Chernow, Ron. Grant. Penguin Press, 2017. 1,074p bibl index ISBN 9781594204876, $40.00; ISBN 9780525521952 ebook, $19.99; 55-3735

The China questions: critical insights into a rising power, ed. by Jennifer M. Rudolph and Michael Szonyi. Harvard, 2018. 337p bibl index ISBN 9780674979406, $27.95; ISBN 9780674982703 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3722

Dalby, Andrew. Gifts of the gods: a history of food in Greece, by Andrew Dalby and Rachel Dalby. Reaktion Books, 2017. 302p bibk index ISBN 9781780238548, $39.00; 55-3766

Davidov, Veronica. Long night at the Vepsian Museum: the forest folk of northern Russia and the struggle for cultural survival. Toronto, 2017. 130p bibl index ISBN 9781442636194, $60.00; ISBN 9781442636187 pbk, $26.95; ISBN 9781442636200 ebook, $21.95; 55-3725

Deane, Morgan. Decisive battles in Chinese history. Westholme, 2018. 196p bibl index ISBN 9781594162893, $30.00; 55-3723

Diamond, Andrew J. Chicago on the make: power and inequality in a modern city. California, 2017. 421p index ISBN 9780520286481, $29.95; ISBN 9780520961715 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3738

Gallagher, Catherine. Telling it like it wasn’t: the counterfactual imagination in history and fiction. Chicago, 2018. 359p index ISBN 9780226512389, $105.00; ISBN 9780226512419 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780226512556 ebook, $35.00; 55-3710

Grimes, Richard S. The Western Delaware Indian nation, 1730–1795: warriors and diplomats. Lehigh, 2017. 325p bibl index ISBN 9781611462241, $110.00; ISBN 9781611462265 pbk, contact publisher for price; ISBN 9781611462258 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3741

Hamling, Tara. A day at home in early modern England: material culture and domestic life, 1500–1700, by Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson. Yale, 2017. 311p bibl index ISBN 9780300195019, $75.00; 55-3758

Hunt, Keel. Coup: the day the Democrats ousted their governor, put Republican Lamar Alexander in office early, and stopped a pardon scandal, by Keel Hunt with Lamar Alexander. Expanded ed. Vanderbilt, 2017. 328p bibl index ISBN 9780826521842, $29.95; ISBN 9780826521866 ebook, $9.99; 55-3822

Kozakavich, Stacy C. The archaeology of utopian and intentional communities. University Press of Florida, 2017. 275p bibl index ISBN 9780813056593, $79.95; ISBN 9780813052137 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3746

Laramie, Michael G. King William’s War: the first contest for North America, 1689-1697. Westholme, 2017. 322p bibl index ISBN 9781594162886, $35.00; 55-3748

Lavery, Brian. Churchill: warrior: how a military life guided Winston’s finest hours. Casemate Publishers, 2017. 569p bibl index ISBN 9781910860229, $32.95; ISBN 9781612005676 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3761

Lehner, Mark. Giza and the pyramids: the definitive history, by Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass. Chicago, 2017. 560p bibl index ISBN 9780226425696, $75.00; 55-3720

Minetor, Randi. Blowing up: the psychology of conflict. Greenwood, 2017. 200p bibl index ISBN 9781440844676, $38.00; ISBN 9781440844683 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3840

Mounk, Yascha. The people vs. democracy: why our freedom is in danger and how to save it. Harvard, 2018. 393p index ISBN 9780674976825, $29.95; 55-3808

Nguyen, Phuong Tran. Becoming refugee American: the politics of rescue in Little Saigon. Illinois, 2017. 213p bibl index ISBN 9780252041358, $95.00; ISBN 9780252082887 pbk, $28.00; ISBN 9780252099953 ebook, $25.20; 55-3752

Omrani, Bijan. Caesar’s footprints: a cultural excursion to ancient France: journeys through Roman Gaul. Pegasus Books, 2017. 386p bibl index ISBN 9781681775661, $28.95; 55-3768

The Oxford handbook of southwest archaeology, ed. by Barbara J. Mills and Severin Fowles. Oxford, 2017. 916p bibl index ISBN 9780199978427, $175.00; 55-3683

Tempest, Kathryn. Brutus: the noble conspirator. Yale, 2017. 314p bibl index ISBN 9780300180091, $28.50; ISBN 9780300231267 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3721

Voinovich, George V. Empowering the public-private partnership: the future of America’s local government. Ohio University, 2017. 98p bibl ISBN 9780821422656, $49.95; ISBN 9780821422663 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780821445990 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3828

Volberda, Henk. Reinventing business models: how firms cope with disruption, by Henk Volberda, Frans van den Bosch, and Kevin Heij. Oxford, 2018. 296p bibl index ISBN 9780198792048, $40.00; ISBN 9780191834233 ebook, contact publisher for price; 55-3696

Weed, Eric Arden. The religion of white supremacy in the United States. Lexington Books, 2017. 139p bibl index ISBN 9781498538756, $90.00; ISBN 9781498538763 ebook, $85.50; 55-3755