The Top 75 Community College Titles: March 2017 Edition

The best of all the titles appropriate for two-year colleges reviewed in the March 2017 issue of Choice.


Aging in America, ed. by Robert L. Scardamalia. 2nd ed. Bernan, 2016. 465p index afp ISBN 9781598888638, $110.00; ISBN 9781598888645 ebook, $109.99; 54-3028

Art History Teaching Resources. URL:, 54-3030

CAB Direct. CABI. Contact publisher for pricing.URL:, 54-3024

Colonial America: Module 2, Towards Revolution. Adam Matthew. Contact publisher for pricing (based on FTE, purchase history, and Carnegie Classification); a typical one-time purchase with nominal hosting fee (0.5% of purchase price) ranges from $15,000.00 to $50,000.00. URL:, 54-3032

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, from A. Charles Muller. URL:, 54-3015

Handbook of the mammals of the world: v.6: lagomorphs and rodents I, chief editors, Don E. Wilson, Thomas E. Lacher, Jr., and Russell A. Mittermeier. Lynx Edicions, 2016. 987p bibl index ISBN 9788494189234, $175.00; 54-3026

Hendley, Nate. The big con: great hoaxes, frauds, grifts, and swindles in American history. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 380p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610695855, $89.00; ISBN 9781610695862 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3037

Historic sites and landmarks that shaped America: from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero, ed. by Mitchell Newton-Matza. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 2v bibl index afp ISBN 9781610697491, $189.00; ISBN 9781610697507 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3038

Lind, Nancy S. Today’s economic issues: Democrats and Republicans, by Nancy S. Lind, Erik T. Rankin, and Gardenia Harris. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 387p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440839368, $97.00; ISBN 9781440839375 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3041

Pop culture in Asia and Oceania, ed. by Jeremy A. Murray and Kathleen M. Nadeau. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 444p bibl index afp ISBN 9781440839900, $97.00; ISBN 9781440839917 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3042

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. The encyclopedia of world folk dance. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 403p bibl index afp ISBN 9781442257481, $95.00; ISBN 9781442257498 ebook, $94.99; 54-3043

Tucker, Spencer. The roots and consequences of 20th-century warfare: conflicts that shaped the modern world. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 545p bibl index afp ISBN 9781610698016, $100.00; ISBN 9781610698023 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3044

World War II: the definitive encyclopedia and document collection, ed. by Spencer C. Tucker et al.; foreword by Gerhard L. Weinberg. ABC-CLIO, 2016. 5v bibl index afp ISBN 9781851099689, $520.00; ISBN 9781851099696 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3047

Yearbook of international religious demography, 2016, ed. by Brian J. Grim. Brill, 2016. 231p index afp ISBN 9789004321731 pbk, $99.00; ISBN 978900432214 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3022

Zirpolo, Lilian H. Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 583p bibl afp ISBN 9781442264663, $140.00; ISBN 9781442264670 ebook, $139.99; 54-3023


Alice Munro: Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage, Runaway, Dear life, ed. by Robert Thacker. Bloomsbury Academic, . 258p bibl index ISBN 9781474230995, $94.00; ISBN 9781474231008 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781474231008 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3101

Baecque, Antoine de. Éric Rohmer: a biography, by Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe; tr. by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal. Columbia, 2016. 637p index afp ISBN 9780231175586, $40.00; ISBN 9780231541572 ebook, $39.99; 54-3133

Bendazzi, Giannalberto. Animation: a world history: v.1: Foundations—the Golden Age; v.2: The birth of a style—the three markets; v.3: Contemporary times. CRC Press, 2016. 3v index ISBN 9781138943070, $292.00; 54-3134

Dyck, Kirsten. Reichsrock: the international web of white-power and neo-Nazi hate music. Rutgers, 2016. 198p bibl index afp ISBN 9780813574714, $90.00; ISBN 9780813574707 pbk, $25.95; ISBN 9780813574721 ebook, $25.95; 54-3143

Hemmer, Nicole. Messengers of the Right: conservative media and the transformation of American politics. Pennsylvania, 2016. 320p index afp ISBN 9780812248395, $34.95; ISBN 9780812293074 ebook, $34.95; 54-3084

A History of Japanese theatre, ed. by Jonah Salz. Cambridge, 2016. 550p bibl index ISBN 9781107034242, $155.00; ISBN 9781316396940 ebook, $124.00; 54-3157

Kane, Patricia E. Art and industry in early America: Rhode Island furniture, 1650–1830, by Patricia E. Kane with Dennis Carr et al. Yale University Art Gallery, 2016. (Dist. by Yale) 494p bibl index ISBN 9780300217841, $85.00; 54-3055

Livingstone, Marco. Hockney’s portraits and people, by Marco Livingstone and Kay Heymer. Thames & Hudson, 2016. 240p bibl ISBN 9780500292341 pbk, $29.95; 54-3067

Loewen, Royden. Horse-and-buggy genius: listening to Mennonites contest the modern world. University of Manitoba, 2016. 243p bibl index ISBN 9780887557989 pbk, $31.95; ISBN 9780887554919 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3183

Protestantism after 500 years, ed. by Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll. Oxford, 2016. 361p index afp ISBN 9780190264789, $99.00; ISBN 9780190264796 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780190264819 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3188

Raboteau, Albert J. American prophets: seven religious radicals and their struggle for social and political justice. Princeton, 2016. 224p index afp ISBN 9780691164304, $29.95; ISBN 9781400874408 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3189

Rescher, Nicholas. Concept audits: a philosophical method. Lexington Books, 2016. 184p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498540391, $80.00; ISBN 9781498540407 ebook, $79.99; 54-3169

Showalter, Elaine. The civil wars of Julia Ward Howe: a biography. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 303p index ISBN 9781451645903, $28.00; ISBN 9781451645927 ebook, $14.99; 54-3125

Simanowski, Roberto. Data love: the seduction and betrayal of digital technologies. Columbia, 2016. 156p index afp ISBN 9780231177269, $30.00; ISBN 9780231542425 ebook, $29.99; 54-3085

Stark, Andrew. The consolations of mortality: making sense of death. Yale, 2016. 275p index afp ISBN 9780300219258, $30.00; ISBN 9780300224702 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3171

Swasy, Alecia. How journalists use Twitter: the changing landscape of U.S. newsrooms. Lexington Books, 2016. 95p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498532181, $70.00; ISBN 9781498532198 ebook, $69.99; 54-3087

A Third gender: beautiful youths in Japanese Edo-period prints and paintings (1600–1868), [by] Joshua S. Mostow and Asato Ikeda, with the assistance of Ryoko Matsuba. Royal Ontario Museum, 2016. 215p bibl index ISBN 9780888545145 pbk, $50.00; 54-3073

The Uses of photography: art, politics, and the reinvention of a medium, ed. by Jill Dawsey; with contributions by David Antin et al. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego/California, 2016. 223p bibl index ISBN 9780520290594, $45.00; 54-3079

The Voynich manuscript, ed. by Raymond Clemens. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library/Yale, 2016. 66p index afp ISBN 9780300217230, $50.00; 54-3050


Anstett, Patricia. Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction: what’s right for you, photography by Kathleen Galligan. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 229p index afp ISBN 9781442242623, $35.00; ISBN 9781442242630 ebook, $34.99; 54-3253

Belando, Laurent. Urban cycling: from the BMX to the fixie. Mitchell Beazley, 2016. 191p bibl ISBN 9781784722272 pbk, $14.99; 54-3294

Bowden, Frank. Infectious: a doctor’s eye-opening insights into contagious diseases. NewSouth Books, 2016. 312p bibl afp ISBN 9781742234595 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9781742242293 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3255

Carpenter, Kenneth. Acrocanthosaurus inside and out. Oklahoma, 2016. 137p bibl index afp ISBN 9780806153933, $26.95; 54-3237

Goodwin, Steven. Polished game development: from first steps to final release. Apress, 2016. 259p index afp ISBN 9781484218785 pbk, $39.99; ISBN 9781484221228 ebook, $39.99; 54-3272

Hayes, Louise. Alligators of Texas, photographs by Philippe Henry. Texas A&M, 2016. 227p bibl index afp (Gulf Coast books, 29) ISBN 9781623493875 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781623493882 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3229

Horne, John. Understanding the Olympics, by John Horne and Garry Whannel. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2016. 325p bibl index ISBN 9781138890244, $160.00; ISBN 9781138890251 pbk, $59.95; ISBN 9781315712529 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3297

Molecular microbiology: diagnostic principles and practice, editors in chief: David H. Persing and Fred C. Tenover; ed. by Randall T. Hayden et al. 3rd ed. American Society for Microbiology, 2016. 835p bibl index ISBN 9781555819088, $200.00; ISBN 9781555819071 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3217

Muif-Wood, Robert. The cure for catastrophe: how we can stop manufacturing natural disasters. Basic Books, 2016. 356p index ISBN 9780465060948, $29.99; ISBN 9780465096473 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3243

Murdin, Paul. Rock legends: the asteroids and their discoverers. Springer, 2016. 207p bibl indexes afp ISBN 9783319318356, $29.99; ISBN 9783319318363 ebook, $19.99; 54-3206

Poulsen, Bo. Global marine science and Carlsberg: the golden connections of Johannes Schmidt, 1877-1933. Brill, 2016. 524p bibl index afp ISBN 9789004316362, $54.00; ISBN 9789004316393 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3219

Quick, John M. Learn to code with games. CRC Press, 2016. 286p bibl index afp ISBN 9781498704687 pbk, $49.95; ISBN 9781498704694 ebook, $49.95; 54-3275

Routledge handbook of water and health, ed. by Jamie Bartram with Rachel Baum et al. Routledge, 2015. 732p bibl index afp ISBN 9781138910072, $220.00; ISBN 9781315693606 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3266

Vita-Finzi, Claudio. A history of the solar system. Springer, 2016. 100p bibl index afp ISBN 9783319338484 pbk, $29.99; ISBN 9783319338507 ebook, $19.99; 54-3207


Cecil, Matthew. Branding Hoover’s FBI: how the boss’s PR men sold the bureau to America. University Press of Kansas, 2016. 344p bibl index afp ISBN 9780700623051, $29.95; ISBN 9780700623068 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3382

Cockburn, Patrick. The age of jihad: Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East. Verso, 2016. 449p index ISBN 9781784784492, $29.95; ISBN 9781784784508 ebook, $9.99; 54-3457

A Companion to first ladies, ed. by Katherine A. S. Sibley. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 704p bibl index ISBN 9781118732229, $204.95; ISBN 9781118732250 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3384

Cozzens, Peter. The Earth is weeping: the epic story of the Indian wars for the American West. Knopf, 2016. 433p bibl index ISBN 9780307958044, $35.00; ISBN 9780307958051 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3385

Densmore, Frances. World of the Teton Sioux Indians: their music, life & culture, ed. by Joseph A. Fitzgerald; foreword by Charles Trimble. World Wisdom, 2016. 297p indexes ISBN 9781936597512 pbk, $23.95; 54-3313

Fruchtman, Jack. American constitutional history: a brief introduction. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 279p bibl index ISBN 9781119141723, $89.95; ISBN 9781119141754 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781119141761 ebook, $23.99; 54-3491

Heidari-Robinson, Stephen. ReOrg: how to get it right, by Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood. Harvard Business Review Press, 2016. 252p index afp ISBN 9781633692237, $32.00; ISBN 9781633692244 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3322

Hill, John E. Adam Smith’s equality and the pursuit of happiness. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 252p bibl index afp ISBN 9781137590473, $129.00; ISBN 9781137584120 ebook, $129.00; 54-3478

The History of terrorism: from antiquity to ISIS, ed. by Gérard Chaliand and Arnaud Blin; [tr.] by Edward Schneider, Kathryn Pulver, and Jesse Browner. Updated ed. California, 2016. 499p bibl index afpl ISBN 9780520245334, contact publisher for price; ISBN 9780520292505 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9780520966000 ebook, $34.95; 54-3462

Hogan, Kristen. The feminist bookstore movement: lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. Duke, 2016. 272p bibl index afp ISBN 9780822361107, $89.95; ISBN 9780822361299 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780822374336 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3395

Keohane, Georgia Levenson. Capital and the common good: how innovative finance is tackling the world’s most urgent problems. Columbia Business School, 2016. 248p index afp ISBN 9780231178020, $29.95; ISBN 9780231541664 ebook, $28.99; 54-3335

LeVine, Robert A. Do parents matter?: why Japanese babies sleep well, Mexican siblings don’t fight, and American families should just relax, by Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine. PublicAffairs, 2016. 238p bibl index ISBN 9781610397230, $25.99; ISBN 9781610397247 ebook, $17.99; 54-3521

Livingston, James. No more work: why full employment is a bad idea. North Carolina, 2016. 111p afp ISBN 9781469630656, $24.00; ISBN 9781469630663 ebook, $23.99; 54-3324

Mayville, Luke. John Adams and the fear of American oligarchy. Princeton, 2016. 216p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691171531, $29.95; ISBN 9781400883691 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3481

McBride, Becca. The globalization of adoption: individuals, states, and agencies across borders. Cambridge, 2016. 203p bibl index ISBN 9781107149632, $110.00; ISBN 9781316570388 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3469

Menzies, Charles R. People of the saltwater: an ethnography of Git lax m’oon. Nebraska, 2016. 179p bibl index afp ISBN 9780803288089, $45.00; ISBN 9780803291706 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3316

Neumann, Tracy. Remaking the rust belt: the postindustrial transformation of North America. Pennsylvania, 2016. 270p index afp ISBN 9780812248272, $49.95; ISBN 9780812292893 ebook, $49.95; 54-3524

Noble, Brian. Articulating dinosaurs: a political anthropology. Toronto, 2016. 491p bibl index afp ISBN 9780802096968, $115.00; ISBN 9781442627055 pbk, $47.95; ISBN 9781442621312 ebook, $47.95; 54-3317

The Oxford handbook of European history, 1914–1945, ed. by Nicholas Doumanis. Oxford, 2016. 655p index ISBN 9780199695669, $160.00; ISBN 9780199695669 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3424

Phillips, Christopher. The battle for Syria: international rivalry in the new Middle East. Yale, 2016. 303p bibl index ISBN 9780300217179, $30.00; ISBN 9780300222173 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3472

Plantzos, Dimitris. Greek art and archaeology, c. 1200–30 BC, tr. by Nicola Wardle. Lockwood Press, 2016. 303p index ISBN 9781937040574 pbk, $49.95; 54-3362

Rahtz, Howard. Race, riots, and the police. L. Rienner, 2016. 209p bibl index afp ISBN 9781626375574, $62.50; ISBN 9781626375581 pbk, $25.00; ISBN 9781626376069 ebook, $25.00; 54-3526

Rosen, Lawrence. Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew: entangled lives in Morocco. Chicago, 2016. 363p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226317342, $82.50; ISBN 9780226317489 pbk, $27.50; ISBN 9780226317519 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3377

Rutherford, Donald. Suspicions of markets: critical attacks from Aristotle to the twenty-first century. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 194p bibl index ISBN 9783319408071, $129.00; ISBN 9783319408088 ebook, $99.00; 54-3344

Scientists making a difference: one hundred eminent behavioral and brain scientists talk about their most important contributions, ed. by Robert J. Sternberg, Susan T. Fiske, and Donald J. Foss. Cambridge, 2016. 512p bibl index ISBN 9781107127135, $99.99; ISBN 9781107566378 pbk, $34.99; ISBN 9781107127135 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3508

Smith, Michael E. At home with the Aztecs: an archaeologist uncovers their daily life. Routledge, 2016. 144p bibl index ISBN 9781138100756, $140.00; ISBN 9781138100749 pbk, $44.95; ISBN 9781315657509 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3318

Ther, Philipp. Europe since 1989: a history, tr. by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller. Princeton, 2016. 425p bibl index afp ISBN 9780691167374, $35.00; ISBN 9781400882892 ebook, contact publisher for price; 54-3454