2005 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 for two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Public Library Association (PLA). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

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 2005 ALA.

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General Information

How to Order Books Listed

Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (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 fax 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

The challenge of the information age is to find accurate and authoritative information in all fields and content areas. Qualitative criteria ascend quantitative considerations for school library media specialists building collections that meet curriculum needs and the diverse learning abilities and styles of students.

University Press books provide an extraordinary source of books that reflect research, scholarship, thought, and creativity and not always available in trade books. A wide range of views and opinions on many topics are presented with substance and context that enable the reader to form independence judgments and differing perspectives on controversial and current issues.

The University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary Libraries book has become a standard selection guide in school libraries because of the assessment of titles through a peer review process that assures quality and relevance for academic as well as general interest needs in today's schools. School library media specialists review and rate titles for inclusion, to assist in the selection and evaluation process. The committee is composed of practicing professionals selected by the American Association of School Libraries.

Titles deemed to be "Outstanding" publications also appear in a separate section of the catalog with an original annotation which recognizes the significant content, features, or uniqueness of the title. Other ratings enable users of the catalog to determine the readability level and use of the book in the school program.

This annual bibliography is an excellent resource to share with teachers, administrators and academic advisers to engage them in collection building and collaboration in planning for research based activities.

Toni Negro
University Press Books Committee, AASL Chair
July 2004-June 2005

2005 University Press Books Committee, AASL Members

Antoinette Negro-AASL Chair
Montgomery County Public School
Gaithersburg, MD
300-329 Political Science
350-359 Public Administration

Susan T. Berlin
Hawken Upper School Library
Gates Mills, OH
200-299 Religion: Judaica, Islam, Greek, Comparative, Other
970-979 North American History

Barbara Bertoldo
Alamo Heights High School
Las Vegas, NV
000-059 Bibliog., Libr. Science, Encyclopedias
060-099 Organizations, Journalism, Publishing
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Dr. Gayles Evans
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
370-379 Education
380-389 Commerce & Transportation
700-759 Fine Arts
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History
960-969 African History

Mary D. Lankford
Library Consultant
Austin, TX
400-499 Languages
800-819 American Literature

Gay Ann Loesch
Sun Valley Middle School
Charlotte, NC
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
600-619 Medical Science
620-639 Engineering/Agricultural
900-919 Geography
920-929 Biography

Judith McGowan
New York City Dept. of Education
New York, NY
200-289 Religion: Christian Denominations
820-829 British Literature
940-949 European History

Karen M. Perry
Central Davidson School
High Point, NC
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
360-369 Social Problems & Services
390-399 Customs & Folklore
640-649 Home Economics
650-659 Business & Manufacturing
980-999 South American & Other History

Kathleen Riley
Hilltop School
Beachwood, OH
330-339 Economics
340-349 Law
760-779 Graphic Arts & Photography
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
860-889 Spanish, Latin, & Greek Literature
890-899 Literature of Other Languages

Introduction- PLA Selection Committee

University press materials are often overlooked by selectors in public and school libraries because there is an underlying assumption that materials associated with academic imprints will be far too specialized and outside the interests of school and public library users. The reality is that there is a wealth of interesting and accessible material published by university presses annually that can enrich and expand most collections.

A committee of your peers from the PLA and AASL volunteer their time to be on the University Press Books Committee, reviewing several hundred books each year, from AAUP member presses. The committee evaluates all books on standard criteria with an especially critical eye for their appeal and viability for school and public library users.

As this year's PLA chair I would like to thank all of the members of the committee for their hard work, commitment and endurance. Special thanks to Rachel Weiss, who year in and year out as the AAUP liaison to the committee, allows us to focus on reviewing books and meeting deadlines. Her assistance makes the committees work possible.

Saul J. Amdursky
University Press Books Committee, PLA Chair
July 2004-June 2005

2005 University Press Books Committee, PLA Members

Saul J. Amdursky-PLA Chair
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Abbotsford, Canada
350-359 Public Administration
360-369 Social Problems & Services
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
700-759 Fine Arts

Carla K. Bauman-Franks
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne, IN
000-059 Bibliog., Libr. Science, Encyclopedias
060-099 Organizations, Journalism, Publishing
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
290-299 Religion: Judaica, Islam, Greek, Comparative, Other
390-399 Customs & Folklore
760-779 Graphic Arts & Photography
940-949 European History

Susan Cooley
Sara Hightower Regional Library
Rome, GA
640-649 Home Economics
800-819 American Literature

Mary Cosper-LeBoeuf
Terrebonne Parish Library
Houma, LA
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
200-289 Religion: Christian Denominations
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Sports
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
860-889 Spanish, Latin, & Greek 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, African History

Richard A. Hulsey
Willard Library
Battle Creek, Michigan
330-349 Economics & Law
370-379 Education
380-389 Commerce & Transportation
620-629 Engineering & Agriculture
900-919 Geography
920-929 Biography
930-939 History of the Ancient World
940-969 Middle Eastern, Asian, African History

Dr. Terri Maggio
Southwest GA Regional Library
Bainbridge, GA
600-619 Medical Science
820-829 British Literature
970-979 North American History
980-999 South American & Other History

Contributing Presses

University of Alaska Press 104 Eielson Hall, 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

The University of Arkansas Press McIlroy House, 201 Ozark Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701 800-626-0090 FAX 479-575-6044 / www.uapress.com

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

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 32605 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., Suite 500, 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

University of Illinois Press Marketing Dept., 1325 South Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820-6903 217-244-4686 FAX: 217-244-8507 / www.press.uillinois.edu

Indiana University Press 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47401 812-855-4362 FAX: 812-855-8507 / www.iupress.indiana.edu

Island Press 1718 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009-1148 202-232-7933 Fax: 202-234-1328 / www.islandpress.org

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

McGill-Queen's University Press 3430 McTavish St., Montreal, QC H3A 1X9 Canada 514-398-2912 FAX: 514-398-4333 / www.mqup.mcgill.ca
The University of Massachusetts Press Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004 413-545-4990 FAX: 413-545-1226 / www.umass.edu/umpress

The MIT Press Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142-1493 617-253-5646 Fax: 617-258-6779 / www.mitpress.mit.edu

The University of Michigan PressMarketing Dept., 839 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3209 / 734-764-4388 Fax: 734-615-1540 / www.press.umich.edu

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

Modern Language Association 26 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789 646-576-5000 FAX: 646-458-0030 / www.mla.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

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

The University of North Texas Press P.O. Box 311336, Denton, 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, #226, Athens, OH 45701 740-597-2998 FAX: 740-593-4536 / www.ohio.edu/ohiopress

Oregon State University Press 102 Adams Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 541-737-3166 FAX: 541-737-3170 / www.oregonstate.edu/dept/press

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

RAND Publications Marketing, 1776 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 310-393-0411 FAX: 310-451-6996 / www.rand.org

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

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

United Nations University Press 53-70 Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan 81-3-3499-2811 FAX: 81-3-3406-7345 / www.unu.edu

United States Institute of Peace Press Customer Service, P.O. Box 605, Herdon, VA 20172 202-457-1700 FAX: 202-429-6063 / www.usip.org

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

The University of Virginia Press 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., 215 Long Ln., Middletown, CT 06459 860-685-2420 FAX: 860-685-2421 / www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

Wilfrid Laurier University Press 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5 519-884-0710 FAX 519-725-1399 / www.wlupress.wlu.ca

The Woodrow Wilson Center Press One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027 202-691-4000 FAX: 202-691-4001 / www.wilsoncenter.org

Yale University Press Marketing Dept., 302 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06520 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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