The Top 75 Community College Titles: October 2017 Edition

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

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All the world’s primates, edited by Noel Rowe and Marc Myers; foreword by Jane Goodall; notes on primate taxonomy and species concepts by Colin Groves. Pogonias Press, 2016. 777p bibl indexes ISBN 9781940496054, $189.95; ISBN 9781940496061 pbk, $149.95. 55-0458

The American middle class: an economic encyclopedia of progress and poverty, ed. by Robert S. Rycroft. Greenwood, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781610697576, $198.00; ISBN 9781610697583 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0462

Greene, Elizabeth B. Buildings and landmarks of 19th-century America: American society revealed. Greenwood, 2017. 323p bibl index ISBN 9781440835728, $100.00; ISBN 9781440835735 ebook, contract publisher for price. 55-0454

The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, ed. by Douglas Richardson. Wiley. Available for one-time purchase for $2,995.00, or by annual subscription; pricing based on institutional type/size/FTEs. 55-0466

Reforming America: a thematic encyclopedia and document collection of the Progressive Era, ed. by Jeffrey A. Johnson. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440837203, $189.00; ISBN 9781440837210 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0473

The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies, ed. by Abbie E. Goldberg. SAGE Publishing, 2016. 3v bibl index ISBN 9781483371306, $595.00; ISBN 9781483371313 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0475

SBDCNet, from the Small Business Development Center Network and U.S. Small Business Administration. 55-0451

The Sea in world history: exploration, travel, and trade, ed. by Stephen K. Stein. ABC-CLIO, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440835506, $189.00; ISBN 9781440835513 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0476

Stavridis, James. The leader’s bookshelf, by James Stavridis and R. Manning Ancell. Naval Institute, 2017. 269p ISBN 9781682471791, $29.95; ISBN 9781682471807 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0478

Urioste, Donaldo W. Historical dictionary of U.S. Latino literature, by Donaldo W. Urioste, Francisco A. Lomelí, and María Joaquina Villaseñor. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 460p bibl ISBN 9781442275485, $140.00; ISBN 9781442275492 ebook, $139.99. 55-0456

Vanderbilt Television News Archive. 55-0452


Bowersock, G. W. The crucible of Islam. Harvard, 2017. 220p bibl index ISBN 9780674057760, $25.00. 55-0568

Irving Penn: centennial, by Maria Morris Hambourg and Jeff L. Rosenheim; with contributions by Alexandra Dennett et al. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. (Dist. by Yale) 371p index ISBN 9781588396181, $70.00. 55-0507

Kalba, Laura Anne. Color in the age of Impressionism: commerce, technology, and art. Pennsylvania State, 2017. 266p bibl index ISBN 9780271077000, $84.95. 55-0493

Massimo, Richard. I got a song: a history of the Newport Folk Festival. Wesleyan, 2017. 244p bibl index ISBN 9780819577023, $80.00; ISBN 9780819577030 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780819577047 ebook, $19.99. 55-0545

Matijas-Mecca, Christian. The words and music of Brian Wilson. Praeger, 2017. 205p bibl index ISBN 9781440838989, $48.00; ISBN 9781440838996 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0546

Merce Cunningham: common time, ed. by Fionn Meade and Joan Rothfuss; with contributions by Bruce Altshuler et al. Walker Art Center, 2017. 451p index ISBN 9781935963141, $75.00. 55-0551

Murray, Janet H. Hamlet on the holodeck: the future of narrative in cyberspace. MIT, 2017. 413p bibl index ISBN 9780262533485 pbk, $24.95. 55-0486

Snyder, Jean E. Harry T. Burleigh: from the spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance. Illinois, 2016. 415p index ISBN 9780252039942, $34.95; ISBN 9780252098109 ebook, $31.45. 55-0547

Stamos, David N. Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and scientific imagination. SUNY Press, 2017. 586p index ISBN 9781438463919, $90.00; ISBN 9781438463926 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0530

Vermeer and the masters of genre painting: inspiration and rivalry, ed. by Adriaan E. Waiboer with Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. and Blaise Ducos; with contributions by Piet Bakker et al. National Gallery of Ireland/National Gallery of Art/Musee du Louvre/Yale, 2017. 304p bibl index ISBN 9780300222937, $60.00; ISBN 9780300229592 pbk, contact publisher for price. 55-0504

The Year’s work in nerds, wonks, and neocons, ed. by Jonathan P. Eburne and Benjamin Schreier. Indiana, 2017. 366p bibl index ISBN 9780253026187, $90.00; ISBN 9780253026828 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780253026873 ebook, $34.99. 55-0489

Science & Technology

All, John. Icefall: adventures at the wild edges of our dangerous, changing planet, by John All and John Balzar. PublicAffairs, 2017. 221p ISBN 9781610396936, $26.99; ISBN 9781610396943 ebook, $16.99. 55-0629

Ansell, David A. The death gap: how inequality kills. Chicago, 2017. 235p index ISBN 9780226428154, $26.00; ISBN 9780226428291 ebook, $18.00. 55-0638

Armstrong, Melanie. Germ wars: the politics of microbes and America’s landscape of fear. California, 2017. 293p bibl index ISBN 9780520292765, $85.00; ISBN 9780520292772 pbk, $34.95; ISBN 9780520966147 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0639

Campbell, Gordon. A short history of gardens. Oxford, 2016. 208p bibl index ISBN 9780198784616, $16.95. 55-0608

Cavallaro, Umberto. Women spacefarers: sixty different paths to space. Springer/Praxis, 2017. 403p bibl index ISBN 9783319340470 pbk, $44.99; ISBN 9783319340487 ebook, $34.99. 55-0592

Crosby, Cindy. The tallgrass prairie: an introduction. Northwestern University, 2017. 128p ISBN 9780810135475 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9780810135482 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0596

Grasset, Léo. How the zebra got its stripes: Darwinian stories told through evolutionary biology. Pegasus Books, 2017. 154p bibl index ISBN 9781681774145, $26.95; ISBN 9781681774763 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0620

Kryger, Meir H. The mystery of sleep: why a good night’s rest is vital to a better, healthier life. Yale, 2017. 330p bibl index ISBN 9780300224085, $28.00; ISBN 9780300227826 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0642

Kuzniar, Alice. The birth of homeopathy out of the spirit of Romanticism. Toronto, 2017. 223p bibl index ISBN 9781487501174, $65.00; ISBN 9781487521264 pbk, $27.95; ISBN 9781487512637 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0643

Littmann, Mark. Totality: the great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024, by Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak. Oxford, 2017. 347p bibl index ISBN 9780198795698, $29.95; ISBN 9780192514899 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0593

Lopez, Roel R. Applied wildlife habitat management, by Roel R. Lopez, Israel D. Parker, and Michael L. Morrison. Texas A&M, 2017. 218p bibl index ISBN 9781623495022, $45.00; ISBN 9781623495039 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0621

Lucsko, David N. Junkyards, gearheads, and rust: salvaging the automotive past. Johns Hopkins, 2016. 263p bibl index afp ISBN 9781421419428, $44.95; ISBN 9781421419435 ebook, $44.95. 55-0589

Michel, James Alix. Rethinking the oceans: towards the blue economy. Paragon House, 2016. 227p ISBN 9781557789259, $24.95; ISBN 9781557789266 pbk, contact publisher for price. 55-0632

Mouritsen, Ole G. Mouthfeel: how texture makes taste, by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbæk; tr. by Mariela Johansen. Columbia, 2017. 353p bibl index ISBN 9780231180764, $35.00; ISBN 9780231543248 ebook, $34.99. 55-0598

O’Connor, Kaori. Seaweed: a global history. Reaktion Books, 2017. 190p bibl index ISBN 9781780237534, $19.95. 55-0599

Rieppel, Olivier. Turtles as hopeful monsters: origins and evolution. Indiana, 2017. 206p bibl index ISBN 9780253024756, $45.00; ISBN 9780253025074 ebook, $44.99. 55-0625

Sayre, Nathan Freeman. The politics of scale: a history of rangeland science. Chicago, 2017. 265p bibl index ISBN 9780226083117, $120.00; ISBN 9780226083254 pbk, $40.00; ISBN 9780226083391 ebook, $40.00. 55-0603

Summers, Michael E. Exoplanets: diamond worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system, by Michael E. Summers and James Trefil. Smithsonian Books, 2017. 218p index ISBN 9781588345943, $29.95; ISBN 9781588345950 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0595

Torre, Dan. Cactus. Reaktion Books, 2017. 224p bibl index ISBN 9781780237220, $27.00. 55-0615

Ungar, Peter S. Evolution’s bite: a story of teeth, diet, and human origins. Princeton, 2017. 236p index ISBN 9780691160535, $27.95; ISBN 9781400884759 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0606

Women in game development: breaking the glass level-cap, ed. by Jennifer Brandes Hepler. CRC Press, 2017. 223p bibl index ISBN 9781138947924 pbk, $35.96. 55-0655

Social & Behavior Sciences

Berry, Daina Ramey. The price for their pound of flesh: the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation. Beacon Press, 2017. 262p index ISBN 9780807047620, $27.95; ISBN 9780807047637 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0749

Carolan, Michael S. No one eats alone: food as a social enterprise. Island Press, 2017. 171p index ISBN 9781610918046, $28.00; ISBN 9781610918060 ebook, $27.99. 55-0676

Ceaser, James W. Defying the odds: the 2016 elections and American politics, by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 199p index ISBN 9781442273467, $49.95; ISBN 9781442273474 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781442273481 ebook, $28.99. 55-0829

Cesarani, David. Final solution: the fate of the Jews, 1933–1949. St. Martin’s, 2016. 1,016p index ISBN 9781250000835, $40.00; ISBN 9781250037961 ebook, $19.99. 55-0716

Cheney, Kristen E. Crying for our elders: African orphanhood in the age of HIV and AIDS. Chicago, 2017. 239p bibl ISBN 9780226437408, $105.00; ISBN 9780226437545 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9780226437682 ebook, $35.00. 55-0857

Colwell, Chip. Plundered skulls and stolen spirits: inside the fight to reclaim Native America’s culture. Chicago, 2017. 348p index ISBN 9780226298993, $30.00; ISBN 9780226299044 ebook, $18.00. 55-0680

Cox, R. David. The religious life of Robert E. Lee. Eerdmans, 2017. 336p bibl index ISBN 9780802874825 pbk, $26.00; ISBN 9781467446884 ebook, contact publiser for price. 55-0751

Gronbach, Kenneth W. Upside: profiting from the profound demographic shifts ahead, by Kenneth W. Gronbach with M. J. Moye. AMACOM, 2017. 276p bibl index ISBN 9780814434697, $27.95; ISBN 9780814434703 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0693

Gutzke, David W. The roadhouse comes to Britain: drinking, driving and dancing, 1925–1955, by David W. Gutzke and Michael John Law. Bloomsbury, 2017. 181p bibl index ISBN 9781474294508, $114.00; ISBN 9781474294515 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0776

Hirschhorn, Sara Yael. City on a hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli settler movement. Harvard, 2017. 350p bibl index ISBN 9780674975057, $39.95. 55-0745

Hummer, Jill Abraham. First ladies and American women: in politics and at home. University Press of Kansas, 2017. 269p bibl index ISBN 9780700623808, $29.95; ISBN 9780700623815 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0760

Ivey, Linda L. Citizen internees: a second look at race and citizenship in Japanese American internment camps, by Linda L. Ivey and Kevin W. Kaatz. Praeger, 2017. 277p bibl index ISBN 9781440837005, $48.00; ISBN 9781440837012 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0761

Jansen, Jan C. Decolonization: a short history, by Jan C. Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel. Princeton, 2017. 252p bibl index ISBN 9780691165219, $27.95; ISBN 9781400884889 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0809

Kalman, Laura. The long reach of the sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the making of the contemporary Supreme Court. Oxford, 2017. 468p index ISBN 9780199958221, $34.95; ISBN 9780199958238 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0789

Kilvington, Jacky. Gender, sex and children’s play, by Jacky Kilvington and Ali Wood. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 179p bibl index ISBN 9781472528575, $122.00; ISBN 9781472524584 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9781472523563 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0711

Kupchik, Aaron. The real school safety problem: the long-term consequences of harsh school punishment. California, 2016. 165p index ISBN 9780520284203 pbk, $29.95; ISBN 9780520959842 ebook, $29.95. 55-0712

Michalikova, Nina. New Eastern European immigrants in the United States. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 235p bibl index ISBN 9781137570369, $99.99; ISBN 9781137570376 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0863

Moss, Richard. Creating the new right ethnic in 1970s America: the intersection of anger and nostalgia. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2017. 221p bibl index ISBN 9781611479355, $95.00; ISBN 9781611479362 ebook, $94.99. 55-0763

Moyar, Mark. Oppose any foe: the rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. Basic Books, 2017. 402p index ISBN 9780465053933, $30.00; ISBN 9780465093014 ebook, $17.99. 55-0764

O’Connor, Amber M. K’oben: 3,000 years of the Maya hearth, by Amber M. O’Connor and E. N. Anderson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 203p bibl index ISBN 9781442255258, $80.00; ISBN 9781442255265 ebook, $79.99. 55-0688

Parham, Steven. China’s borderlands: the faultline of Central Asia. I. B. Tauris, 2017. 290p bibl index (International library of Central Asian studies, 8) ISBN 9781784535063, $50.00; ISBN 9781786721259 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0733

Race in America: how a pseudo-scientific concept shaped human interaction, ed. by Patricia Reid-Merritt. Praeger, 2017. 2v bibl index ISBN 9781440849923, $130.00; ISBN 9781440849930 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0867

Rapport, Mike. The unruly city: Paris, London and New York in the age of revolution. Basic Books, 2017. 364p index ISBN 9780465022281, $32.00; ISBN 9780465094950 ebook, $19.99. 55-0722

Romer, John. A history of ancient Egypt: v.2: From the Great Pyramid to the fall of the Middle Kingdom. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s, 2017. 645p bibl index ISBN 9781250030139, $32.50; ISBN 9781466849594 ebook, $16.99. 55-0729

Rose, Sarah F. No right to be idle: the invention of disability, 1840s–1930s. North Carolina, 2017. 382p bibl index ISBN 9781469630083, $95.00; ISBN 9781469624891 pbk, $39.95; ISBN 9781469624907 ebook, contact publisher for price. 55-0766

Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. Ties that bound: founding first ladies and slaves. Chicago, 2017. 420p index ISBN 9780226147550, $35.00; ISBN 9780226460727 ebook, $21.00. 55-0769

Sharkey, Heather J. A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East. Cambridge, 2017. 380p bibl index ISBN 9780521186872, $89.99; ISBN 9780521186872 pbk, $31.99; ISBN 9781108156462 ebook, $26.00. 55-0746

Spicker, Paul. Arguments for welfare: the welfare state and social policy. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 117p bibl index ISBN 9781786603012, $90.00; ISBN 9781786603029 ebook, $29.95; ISBN 9781786603036 ebook, $28.99. 55-0841

Stanley, Matthew E. The loyal west: Civil War and reunion in middle America. Illinois, 2017. 268p bibl index ISBN 9780252040733, $95.00; ISBN 9780252082245 pbk, $24.95; ISBN 9780252099175 ebook, $22.46. 55-0771

Tonnelat, Stéphane. International express: New Yorkers on the 7 train, by Stéphane Tonnelat and William Kornblum. Columbia, 2017. 297p bibl index ISBN 9780231181488, $35.00; ISBN 9780231543613 ebook, $34.99. 55-0870

Wartzman, Rick. The end of loyalty: the rise and fall of good jobs in America. PublicAffairs, 2017. 418p bibl index ISBN 9781586489144, $30.00; ISBN 9781586489151 ebook, $20.99. 55-0694

Women and the Great Hunger, ed. by Christine Kinealy, Jason King, and Ciarán Reilly. Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute/Quinnipiac, 2016. 236p bibl index ISBN 9780990945420 pbk, $25.00. 55-0781