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600-699 Technology (Applied Sciences)

600-619 Medical Science

640-649 Home Economics

620-639 Engineering, Agricultural


650-699 Business and Manufacturing



600-619 Medical Science


McDonald, Lynn

Florence Nightingale at First Hand

216 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, 8 b&w illustrations, index, $24.95 paper, CIP included

March 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

“This is the best short study of Florence Nightingale available and a welcome addition to the literature for Nightingale’s centenary year.”—Mark Bostridge, author of Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend. “The author carefully documents each aspect of Nightingale’s life and writings....Clear and comprehensive....This firsthand look at Nightingale also should serve as a catalyst for experienced researchers interested in pursuing additional resources, in both the collected works and among secondary sources, to more fully understand Nightingale’s considerable influence....Recommended.”—Choice

ISBN 9781554581917 (p.)



Yancey, Toni

Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time

280 pp., 6” x 9”, 23 b&w photographs, 1 table, $55.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of California Press

“Demonstrates the value of two 10-minute breaks of enjoyable communal activity as part of people’s everyday lives.”—New York Times. “Makes a compelling case for establishing ten-minute recesses—that is, aerobic breaks—in schools, churches, baseball stadiums, and offices around the country.”—Booklist. “Instant Recess is a necessary part of a complex solution to our society’s epidemic of inactivity. It can work equally well in the corporate boardroom, school classroom, or for fans at a sporting event for that matter. It is a great place to start if we don’t want to leave anyone behind.”—Dave Winfield, National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001.

LC 2010024933, ISBN 9780520263758 (c.), ISBN 9780520263765 (p.)



Fanning, Patricia

Influenza and Inequality: One Town’s Tragic Response to the Great Epidemic of 1918

192 pp., 6” x 9”, 27 illustrations, $80.00 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2010

University of Massachusetts Press

“In a brilliant combination of scholarship and compassion, Fanning brings to life the American experience of the devastating 1918 flu epidemic.”—Jeanne Guillemin

LC 2010014693, ISBN 9781558498112 (c.), ISBN 9781558498129 (p.)




Gordon, Barbara L., et al.

Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease: Comprehensive Expert Guidance

388 pp., 6” x 9”, $74.95 cloth, $21.95 paper, CIP included

August 2010

Duke University Press

At age 42, Barbara L. Gordon was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Two years later, it appeared that the cancer had metastasized. Along with her oncologist and other experts, Gordon has written the book that she wished she had as she faced late-stage breast cancer and the prospect of dying from the disease. Filled with information and advice, and designed to enable informed decisions and improved quality of life, this comprehensive guide gathers in one place authoritative medical information about recurrence and late-stage breast cancer, and it addresses the practical, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal aspects of dying and death.

LC 2009047587, ISBN 9780822347422 (c.), ISBN 9780822347637 (p.)



Weimer, David Leo

Medical Governance: Values, Expertise, and Interests in Organ Transplantation

232 pp., 6” x 9”, 2 figures, 17 tables, index, $29.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

Georgetown University Press

In Medical Governance, David Weimer explores an alternative regulatory approach to medical care based on the delegation of decisions about the allocation of scarce medical resources to private nonprofit organizations. He investigates the specific development of rules for the U.S. organ transplant system and details the conversion of a voluntary network of transplant centers to one private rulemaker: the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN).

LC 2009024524, ISBN 9781589016316 (p.)




Cook, Kalena and Margaret Christensen

Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth

384 pp., 6” x 9”, 7 b&w illustrations, glossary, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, $14.95 paper, CIP included

August 2010

University of North Texas Press

Birthing a Better Way presents a fresh, proactive, and positive approach to why you may want to consider the safest and most satisfying kind of birth—natural childbirth—especially in these times of overused medical interventions. Kalena Cook, a mother who experienced natural childbirth, and Margaret Christensen, M.D., a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist, have written this book for expectant mothers and their caregivers, imparting proven safe or “evidence-based” information with compelling narratives. More than fifty powerful testimonials include healthy mainstream women and six physicians who answer why they chose natural birth (instead of Pitocin, inductions, epidurals and C-sections), what it was like, and even how it compared to a medicated birth.

LC 2010016242, ISBN 9781574412970 (c.), ISBN 9781574412987 (p.)



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620-639 Engineering, Agriculture


Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agriculture; National Research Council of The National Academies

Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

598 pp., 7” x 10”, $65.00 paper

September 2010

The National Academies Press

Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems.

LC 2010927714, ISBN 9780309148962 (p.)



Abadie, Roberto

The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects

200 pp., 6” x 9”, $79.95 cloth, $22.95 paper, CIP included

July 2010

Duke University Press

The Professional Guinea Pig documents the emergence of the professional research subject in Phase I clinical trials testing the safety of drugs in development. Until the mid-1970s Phase I trials were conducted on prisoners. After that practice was outlawed, the pharmaceutical industry needed a replacement population and began to aggressively recruit healthy, paid subjects, some of whom came to depend on the income, earning their living by continuously taking part in these trials. Drawing on ethnographic research in Philadelphia, Roberto Abadie examines their experiences and views on the conduct of the trials and the risks they assume by participating.

LC 2010004457, ISBN 9780822348146 (c.), ISBN 9780822348238 (p.)



Duggins, Pat

Trailblazing Mars: NASA’s Next Giant Leap

256 pp., 6” x 9”, 45 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

University Press of Florida

Award-winning journalist Pat Duggins examines the extreme new challenges that will be faced by astronauts on the journey to the red planet and back: They’ll have to grow their own food, find their own water, and solve their own problems and emergencies without hope of rescue or re-supply. Mars travel will be more challenging and hazardous than settling the Old West, but we were not witness to the fate of the Donner Party on CNN. Can the technological hurdles be cleared? Will the public accept the very real possibility of astronaut death? Is the science worth the cost?

LC 2010015139, ISBN 9780813035185 (c.)




Deitz, Paula

Of Gardens: Selected Essays

384 pp., 6 1/8” x 9 1/4”, 10 illustrations, index, $29.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

University of Pennsylvania Press

Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes. Her writings allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels, from the waterways of Britain’s Castle Howard to the Japanese gardens of Kyoto, and home again to New York City’s Central Park. Collected for the first time, the essays in Of Gardens record her great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization, from the modest garden for family subsistence to major urban developments.

LC 2010021357, ISBN 9780812242669 (c.)




Chalker-Scott, Linda

The Informed Gardener Blooms Again

248 pp., 5 1/2” x 9”, 11 illustrations, index, $18.95 paper, CIP included

February 2010

University of Washington Press

Using scientific literature to debunk a new set of common gardening myths, Linda Chalker-Scott investigates the science behind each myth, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices. Every year Chalker-Scott receives hundreds of e-mails from around the world on a variety of gardening topics. Her advice, based on more than twenty years of experience in the field of plant physiology, helps people understand and adopt scientifically based sustainable landscaping practices.

LC 2009042205, ISBN 9780295990019 (p.)


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640-649 Home Economics


Hawthorne, Fran

The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism

223 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, bibliographical references, $24.95 cloth, $15.00 paper, CIP included

April 2010

Beacon Press

Every step, every dollar, every swipe of a paper towel has become a decision that can make the world a better—or worse—place. Take one daily dilemma: what jacket should I buy? If it was made in El Salvador, China, or Vietnam, was it sewn by workers in a sweatshop at near-starvation wages, forced to labor twenty-hour days in dangerous conditions? Are those jobs actually considered desirable in those countries? Can I even find a jacket made in the United States? If I do, should I insist on union-made?....Veteran journalist and levelheaded mom Fran Hawthorne sets out to answer these questions—and spark more.

LC 2009027663, ISBN 9780807032633 (c.), ISBN 9780807001295 (p.)



Tye, Diane

Baking As Biography: A Life Story in Recipes

268 pp., 6 1/2” x 7 1/2”, 28 photos, index, $75.00 cloth, $24.95 paper, CIP included

August 2010

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Hidden among the simple lists of ingredients and directions for everyday foods are surprising stories. In Baking as Biography, Diane Tye considers her mother’s recipe collection, reading between the lines of the aging index cards to provide a candid and nuanced portrait of one woman’s life as mother, minister’s wife, and participant in local Maritime women’s networks. Tye shows that baking was a complex activity for her mother, Laurene, a reluctant but prolific cook. She reads her mother’s recipes as one would a diary, reconstructing the multiple meanings of baking to show how it was at once an obligation and a way of resisting the demands of family and community.

ISBN 9780773537248 (c.), ISBN 9780773537255 (p.)




Kennedy, Diana

Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy

459 pp., 9 3/4” x 11 1/2”, 302 color photos, 12 color maps, 22 color drawings, $50.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

University of Texas Press

Renowned as the Julia Child of Mexican cooking and author of the definitive books on the subject, including The Cuisines of Mexico, The Art of Mexican Cooking, My Mexico, and From My Mexican Kitchen, Diana Kennedy has now written her magnum opus—an irreplaceable record of the traditional regional cuisines of Oaxaca.

LC 2010000260, ISBN 9780292722668 (c.)



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650-699 Business and Manufacturing


Robertson, Sheila (Editor)

Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions from Female Coaches

282 pp., 6” x 9”, photos, index, $34.95 paper, CIP included

April 2010

The University of Alberta Press

Leaders in women’s coaching discuss the values women bring to the coaching profession, their quest for equal access, ways career aspirations and motherhood are juggled, how to negotiate contracts, and encounters with homophobia, harassment, and bullying. They also identify the challenges to progress and highlight the essential changes that need to be made. This volume will be of interest to sports organizations, leaders, and educators; athletes and parents; researchers in sports and gender studies; and politicians and policy makers. Women in leadership roles in business, public service, education, and their communities will find the wisdom contained in Taking the Lead readily transferable to their respective arenas.

LC 2010502351, ISBN 9780888645425 (p.)




Nickerson, Jackson

Leading Change in a Web 2.1 World: How ChangeCasting Builds Trust, Creates Understanding, and Accelerates Organizational Change

148 pp., 6” x 9”, bibliographical references and index, $24.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2010

Brookings Institution Press

Provides a new personnel management model called ChangeCasting, based on Web 2.0 technology, that organizations can use to bring about change and encourage more dynamic organizational structure and communications, with examples of how successful the model has been in practice.

LC 2010030573, ISBN 9780815704843 (c.)



Goodwin, Raymond

Sawdusted: Notes from a Post-Boom Mill

180 pp., 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, $22.95 cloth, CIP included

May 2010

The University of Wisconsin Press

When Raymond Goodwin started work at a Michigan sawmill in 1979, the glory days of lumbering were long gone. In Sawdusted Goodwin wipes the dust off his memories of the rundown, nonunion mill where he toiled for twenty months as a two-time college dropout. Spare, evocative character sketches bring to life the personalities of his fellow millworkers—their raucous pranks, ribbing, complaints about wages and weather, macho posturing, failed romances, and fantasies of escape. “Goodwin’s clever characterizations of his solidly Midwestern, blue-collar sawmill mates are as vivid as the plaid shirts they sport.”—Library Journal

LC 2009041309, ISBN 9780299235703 (c.)



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