2004 University Press Books


Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

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Welcome to The University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary Schools Libraries online bibliography

The University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help of two divisions of the American Library Association: the Public Library Association (PLA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

An annual session at the Summer ALA conference, "The Best of the Best of the University Presses," allows librarians who served on the selection committees to show-and-tell about their favorite books. Read more about the titles presented at the 2004 ALA.

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General Information

How to Order Books Listed

Please do not order books from the Association of American University Press (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders. Orders should be placed with regular books suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses and phone/fax numbers are listed).

How to Order Additional Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain copies of this bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution's letterhead and mailing or faxing to: AAUP, Marketing Department, 28 West 36th Street, Suite 602, New York, NY 10018. FAX: (212) 989-0275.

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed in the back.
  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest
  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book's particular subject.
  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.
  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by members of the AASL carry an audience designation, which recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School), MS (Middle School), JHS (Junior High School), HS (High School), and P (Professional).

Introduction-AASL Selection Committee

Choosing materials for a school library requires time and attention. With so many places to look for information concerning items for collection development, University Press books have proven to be a valuable resource for secondary school libraries in regards to content and curricular correlation. The titles presented in this book represent creative and scholarly titles submitted by AAUP member presses. All have been reviewed by committee members of the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association.

Committee members are assigned specific subject areas, review the submitted titles, and assign a rating. Those titles receiving a rating of "Outstanding" are monographs "defined as having exceptional editorial content and subject matter." "Outstanding" rated titles are indexed and critiqued in the back by the reviewer(s). Dewey classifications are included to assist the professional with selection maintenance.

The American Association of School Librarians is happy to be a part of this collection development tool. Suggestions and comments are encouraged.

Ken W. Stewart
University Press Books Committee, AASL Chairperson
July 2003—June 2004

2004 University Press Books Committee, AASL Members

Ken W. Stewart-AASL Chair
Blue Valley High School
Stillwell, KS
330-339 Economics
340-349 Law
760-789 Photography and Music
790-799 Performing Arts and Recreation

Susan T. Berlin
Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH
300-329 Political Science
920-929 Biography

Jane Chesney
John Cooper School
The Woodlands, TX
970-979 North American History
980-999 South American and Other History

Mary D. Lankford

Library Consultant, Austin, TX
000-099 General Knowledge
100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
600-619 Medical Sciences
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
700-759 Fine Arts

Judith McGowan

New York City Dept. of Education
New York, NY
390-399 Customs and Folklore
820-829 British Literature
940-969 European, Asian, and African History

Antoinette Negro
Gaithersburg, MD
350-359 Public Administration
360-369 Social Problems and Services
370-379 Education
900-919 Geography

Karen M. Perry

Central Davidson School High Point, NC
200-299 Religion
830-889 French, Italian,
Germanic, and Latin Literature
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Kathleen Riley

Hilltop School Beachwood, OH
500-599 Pure Science
620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences
640-649 Home Economics
890-899 Literature of
Other Languages

Lisa Von Drasek

Bank St. College of Education
New York, NY
400-499 Languages
800-819 American Literature

Introduction- PLA Selection Committee

While school and public library book selectors may think university press publications are "too specialized," or "too academic for my patrons," such is not the case, as the members of this committee can attest. This joint committee, made up of representatives from the Public Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians, evaluates university press publications chosen by the American University Press Books Publication Selection Committee, a committee of the Association of American University Presses.

Books are evaluated for their thoroughness, integrity, readability, appeal and suitability for public or school library users. The committee members review books by subject and assign one or more ratings to each book:

  • G -General Interest
  • S -Specialized Interest
  • R -Regional Interest
  • RS -Regional Specialized
  • O -Outstanding

Reviews are written for books rated "Outstanding." These are grouped separately at the end of the book.

As PLA Chair of the committee, I would like to express my thanks to the members of the committee for their hard work and commitment, and especially to Rachel Weiss, AAUP liaison to the committee, for keeping us on track, answering questions and coordinating our work with the various university presses.

Rex Miller
University Press Books Committee, PLA Chairperson
July 2003—June 2004

2004 University Press Books Committee, PLA Members

Rex Miller-PLA Chair
Jenison, Michigan
820-829 British Literature
970-979 North American History
980-999 South American and Other History

Donna T. Brumby
Gwinnett County Public Library
Lawrenceville, GA
340-349 Law
360-369 Social Problems & Services
370-379 Education
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
760-789 Photography and Music
790-799 Performing Arts and Recreation

Susan Cooley
Sara Hightower Regional Library
Rome, GA
800-819 American Literature
900-919 Geography
920-929 Biography

Mary Cosper-LeBoeuf
Terrebonne Parish Library
Houma, LA
000-099 General Knowledge
100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics
200-299 Religion 400-499 Languages
830-889 French, Italian, Germanic, and Latin Literature
890-899 Literature of Other Languages

Therese M. Feicht
Four County Library System
Vestal, NY
500-599 Pure Science
930-939 History of the Ancient World
940-969 European, Asian, and African History

Jamie S. Hansen

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
300-329 Political Science
390-399 Customs and Folklore

Dr. Terri Maggio

Southwest GA Regional Library
Bainbridge, GA
330-339 Economics
350-359 Public Administration
600-619 Medical Sciences
620-639 Engineering and Agricultural Sciences 640-649 Home Economics
650-699 Business and Manufacturing
700-759 Fine Arts

Contributing Presses

The University of Akron Press 374B Bierce Library, Akron, OH 44325-1703 330-972-2795 FAX: 330-972-8364 / www3.uakron.edu/uapress

The University of Alabama Press Marketing Dept., Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380 205-348-5180 FAX: 205-348-9201 / www.uapress.ua.edu

University of Alaska Press 104 Eielson Bldg., Box 756240-UAF Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240 (888) 252-6657 FAX: 907-474-5502 / www.uaf.edu/uapress

The University of Alberta Press Ring House 2, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 Canada 780-492-3662 FAX: 780-492-0719 / www.uap.ualberta.ca

The University of Arizona Press 355 S. Euclid Ave., Suite 103, Tucson, AZ 85719 520-621-1441 FAX: 520-621-8899 / www.uapress.arizona.edu

Beacon Press Marketing Dept. 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 617-948-6580 FAX: 617-742-2290 / www.beacon.org

University of British Columbia Press c/o: University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096 / 604-822-4546 FAX: 604-822-6083 / www.ubcpress.ubc.ca

Brookings Institution Press 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036 202-797-6000 FAX: 202-797-6004 / www.brook.edu

University of California Press 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1012 510-642-4247 FAX: 510-643-7127 / www.ucpress.edu

Cambridge University Press 40 West 20th St, New York, NY 10011-4221 212-924-3900 FAX: 212-691-3239 / www.us.cambridge.org

The Catholic University of America Press P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211 202-319-5052 FAX: 202-319-4985 / cuapress.cua.edu

Columbia University Press Marketing Dept., 61 W. 62nd St., New York, NY 10023 212-459-0600 FAX: 212-459-3678 / www.columbia.edu/cu/cup

Duke University Press Marketing Dept., 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701 919-687-3600 FAX 919-688-4391 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press Marketing Dept., 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-6610 FAX: 412-396-5984 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida Marketing Dept., 15 N.W. 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32611 352-392-1350 FAX: 352-392-7302 / www.upf.com

Georgetown University Press Marketing Dept., 3240 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20007 202-687-9298 FAX: 202-687-6340 / www.press.georgetown.edu

University of Georgia Press 330 Research Dr., Athens, GA 30602-4901 706-369-6156 FAX: 706-369-6162 / www.ugapress.uga.edu

Getty Publications 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679 310-440-6486 FAX: 310-440-7706 / www.getty.edu

University of Hawai'i Press 2840 Kolowalu St., Honolulu, HI 96822-1888 808-950-6424 FAX: 808-988-6052 / www.uhpress.hawaii.edu

Howard University Press 2225 Georgia Ave. NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20059 202-238-2570 / www.hupress.howard.edu/

University of Illinois Press Marketing Dept., 1325 South Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820-6903 217-244-4686 FAX: 217-244-8082 / www.press.uillinois.edu

University Press of Kansas 2501 West 15th St., Lawrence, KS 66049-3904 785-864-4154 FAX: 785-864-4586 / www.kansaspress.ku.edu

Louisiana State University Press P.O. Box 25053, Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5053 225-578-6414 FAX: 225-578-6461 / www.lsu.edu/lsupress

The University of Massachusetts Press Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004 413-545-4990 FAX: 413-545-1226 / www.umass.edu/umpress

McGill-Queen's University Press 3430 McTavish St., Montreal, QC H3A 1X9 CANADA 514-398-2912 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.mcgill.ca

Michigan State University Press Marketing Dept. 1405 S. Harrison Rd., Ste. 25, East Lansing, MI 48823 / 577-355-9543 FAX: 800-678-2120 / www.msupress.msu.edu

University Press of Mississippi 3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211 601-432-6205 FAX: 601-432-6217 / www.upress.state.ms.us

University of Missouri Press 2910 LeMone Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-8227 573-882-0180 FAX: 573-884-4498 / www.system.missouri.edu/upress

Naval Institute Press Marketing, Operations Ctr., 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, MD 21403 / 410-295-1026 FAX: 410-295-1084 / www.usni.org

University of Nebraska Press Marketing Dept., 233 North 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68588 402-472-4627 FAX: 402-472-0308 / www.nebraskapress.unl.edu

University Press of New England, 1 Court St., Ste. 250, Lebanon, NH 03766 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-643-1540 / www.upne.com

New York University Press 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812 212-998-2575 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org

The University of North Carolina Press Marketing, P.O. Box 2288, Chapel Hill, NC 27515 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.uncpress.unc.edu

University of North Texas Press P.O. Box 311336, Debtin, TX 76203 940-565-2142 FAX: 940-565-4590 / www.unt.edu/untpress

Northern Illinois University Press 310 North Fifth St., Dekalb, IL 60115 815-753-9905 FAX: 815-753-1845 / www.niu.edu/univ_press

University of Notre Dame Press 310 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 574-631-4910 FAX: 574-631-8148 / www.undpress.nd.edu

Ohio University Press Scott Quadrangle, Athens, OH 45701 740-597-2998 FAX: 740-593-4536 / www.ohio.edu/oupress

University of Pennsylvania Press 4200 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-898-6261 FAX: 215-898-0404 / www.upenn.edu/pennpress

University of Pittsburgh Press 3400 Forbes Ave., 5th fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412-383-2689 FAX: 412-383-2466 / www.pitt.edu/~press

Princeton University Press 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540 609-258-4900 FAX: 609-883-7413 / www.pupress.princeton.edu

RAND Publications Marketing, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-393-0411 FAX: 310-451-6996 / www.rand.org

Russell Sage Foundation Public Relations, 112 East 64th St., New York, NY 10021 212-750-6000 FAX: 212-371-4761 / www.russellsage.org

Society of Biblical Literature Marketing, 825 Houston Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329 404-727-3100 FAX: 404-727-3101 / www.sbl-site.org

Southern Illinois University Press Marketing, P.O. Box 3697, Carbondale, IL 62902 618-453-6633 FAX: 618-453-1221 / www.siu.edu/~siupress

Stanford University Press Marketing Dept., 1450 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304 650-736-1781 FAX: 650-736-1784 / www.sup.org

Temple University Press Marketing Dept., 1601 North Broad St., USB 306, Philadelphia, PA 19122 / 215-204-1108 FAX: 215-204-4719 / www.temple.edu/tempress

University of Tennessee Press 110 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, TN 37996 615-974-3321 FAX: 615-974-3724 / www.utpress.org

University of Texas Press PO Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713 512-471-4034 FAX: 512-320-0668 / www.utexas.edu/utpress

Utah State University Press 7800 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-7800 435-797-1362 FAX: 435-797-0313 / www.usu.edu/usupress

Vanderbilt University Press VU Station B, 351813, Nashville, TN 37235 615-343-2446 FAX: 615-343-8823 / www.vanderbilt.edu/vupress

The University Press of Virginia Marketing, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318 434-924-3468 FAX: 434-982-2655 / www.upress.virginia.edu

University of Washington Press P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145 206-543-8870 FAX 800-669-7993 / www.washington.edu/uwpress

Washington State University Press Cooper Publications Bldg., 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910 / 509-335-3518 FAX: 509-335-8568 / www.wsupress.wsu.edu

Wayne State University Press Marketing Dept., 4809 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201-1309 313-577-6077 FAX: 313-577-6131 / wsupress.wayne.edu

Wesleyan University Press Marketing Dept., 110 Mt. Vernon St., Middletown, CT 06459 860-685-2420 FAX: 860-685-2421 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

The University of Wisconsin Press Marketing, 1930 Monroe St., 3rd fl., Madison, WI 53711 608-263-0814 FAX: 608-263-1132 / www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress

Yale University Press Marketing Dept., 302 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06511 203-432-0948 FAX: 203-432-8487 / www.yale.edu/yup

Links to all members of the Association of American University Presses can be found at: http://www.aaupnet.org

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