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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


Peterkin, MD, Allan D.

Staying Human During Residency Training: How to Survive and Thrive after Medical School, Sixth Edition

296 pp., 6" x 9", 2 figures, 10 tables, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

University of Toronto Press

The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Training provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life—from choosing a residency program, to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships. Acknowledged by thousands of doctors across North America as an invaluable resource, Staying Human during Residency Training has helped to shape notions of trainee well-being for medical educators worldwide. Offering wise, compassionate, and professional counsel, this new edition again shows why it is required reading for medical students and new physicians pursuing postgraduate training.

LC 2016302688, ISBN 9781442629141 (p.), ISBN 9781442629158 (e.)




Atwater, Edward C.

Women Medical Doctors in the United States before the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary

418 pp., 6" x 9", 25 b&w illustrations, $39.95 cloth, CIP included

November 2016

The University of Rochester Press

This groundbreaking reference work provides biographies for over 200 women, most of them little known, who graduated from schools of medicine in the United States before the Civil War. The biographies are preceded by introductory essays examining the social and religious backgrounds of the women graduates, as well as their motivations for becoming physicians and their varying degrees of success as practitioners. In addition, the author provides valuable context on the American medical profession at mid-century and its mechanisms for training physicians. The introductory essays and biographical entries are supplemented by a chronological table of female medical graduates and a geographical table indicating the places in which they practiced.

LC 2016027494, ISBN 9781580465717 (c.)




Haxton, Jason

Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine

48 pp., 7" x 10", $27.00 cloth, $9.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Truman State University Press

As a young doctor in the mid-1800s, Andrew Taylor Still cared for sick and injured people on the frontier and on the battlefields of the Civil War. He thought that common medical practices did more harm than good. After intense study, he developed a new medical treatment model, osteopathic medicine.

LC 2016026187, ISBN 9781612481746 (c.), ISBN 9781612481753 (e.)



Reich, Jennifer A.

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

336 pp., 6" x 9", 9 b&w illustrations, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

New York University Press

A rich, multi-faceted examination into the attitudes and beliefs of parents who choose not to immunize their children. Calling the Shots offers a unique opportunity to understand the points of disagreement on what is best for children, communities, and public health, and the ways in which we can bridge these differences.

LC 2015049223, ISBN 9781479812790 (c.), ISBN 9781479843213 (e.)




Smith, Susan L.

Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States

256 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

January 2017

Rutgers University Press

Toxic Exposures tells the shocking story of how the United States and its allies intentionally subjected thousands of their own servicemen to mustard gas as part of their preparation for chemical warfare. Drawing from once-classified government records, military reports, scientists' papers, and veterans' testimony, Susan L. Smith assesses the poisonous legacies of these experiments, including scientific racism and environmental degradation. In addition, she reveals their surprising impact on the origins of chemotherapy as cancer treatment and the development of veterans' rights movements.

LC 2016015515, ISBN 9780813586090 (c.), ISBN 9780813586113 (e.)




Lipkin, Steven Monroe

(With Jon R. Luoma)

The Age of Genomes: Tales from the Front Lines of Genetic Medicine

256 pp., 6" x 9", $27.95 cloth, $20.00 paper, $26.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Beacon Press

Steven Lipkin and Jon Luoma posit that today's genomics is like the last century's nuclear physics: a powerful tool for good if used correctly, but potentially dangerous nonetheless. DNA testing is likely the most exciting advance in a long time for treating serious disease, but sequencing errors, complex biology, and problems properly interpreting genetic data can also cause life-threatening misdiagnoses of patients with debilitating and fatal genetic diseases. DNA testing can also lead to unnecessary procedures and significantly higher health-care costs. And just around the corner is the ability to cure genetic diseases using powerful gene-editing technologies that are already being used in human embryo research. Welcome to the Age of Genomes!

LC 2015036455, ISBN 9780807074572 (c.), ISBN 9780807008775 (p.), ISBN 9780807074589 (e.)




Veatch, Robert M. and Lainie F. Ross

Defining Death: The Case for Choice

168 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $59.95 cloth, $29.95 paper, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Georgetown University Press

New technologies and medical treatments have complicated questions such as how to determine the moment when someone has died. The result is a failure to establish consensus on the definition of death and the criteria by which the moment of death is determined. This creates confusion and disagreement not only among medical, legal, and insurance professionals but also within families faced with difficult decisions concerning their loved ones....Defining Death is an indispensable guide for professionals in medicine, law, insurance, public policy, theology, and philosophy as well as lay people trying to decide when they want to be treated as dead.

LC 2016001904, ISBN 9781626163546 (c.), ISBN 9781626163553 (p.), ISBN 9781626163560 (e.)




Brackey, Jolene

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey

Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded

296 pp., 6" x 9", 110 grayscale graphics, $25.00 paper, $24.99 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Purdue University Press

The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer's and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.

LC 2016041923, ISBN 9781557537607 (p.), ISBN 9781612494838 (e.)




Knopp, Lisa

Bread: A Memoir of Hunger

170 pp., 6" x 9", $24.95 cloth, CIP included

October 2016

University of Missouri Press

When she was 54, Lisa Knopp's weight dropped to a number on the scale that she hadn't seen since seventh grade. The severe food restricting that left her thin and sick when she was 15 and 25 had returned. This time, she was determined to understand the causes of her malady and how she could heal from a condition that is caused by a tangle of genetic, biological, familial, psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors. This compelling memoir, at once a food and illness narrative, explores the forces that cause eating disorders.

LC 2016951041, ISBN 9780826221025 (c.)




Israelashvili, Moshe and John L. Romano (Editors)

The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science

750 pp., 10" x 7", 33 b&w illustrations, 48 tables, $175.00 cloth, $140.00 ebook, CIP included

December 2016

Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science offers a comprehensive global overview on prevention science with the most up-to-date research from around the world. Over 100 scholars from 27 different countries (including Australia, Bhutan, Botswana, India, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Thailand) contributed to this volume, which covers a wide range of topics important to prevention science. It includes major sections on the foundations of prevention as well as examples of new initiatives in the field, detailing current prevention efforts across the five continents. A unique and innovative volume, The Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science is a valuable resource for established scholars, early professionals, students, practitioners and policy-makers.

LC 2016015774, ISBN 9781107087972 (c.), ISBN 9781316713259 (e.)



Obenchain, Theodore G.

Genius Belabored: Childbed Fever and the Tragic Life of Ignaz Semmelweis

264 pp., 6" x 9", 23 b&w figures, 1 table, $29.95 cloth, $29.95 ebook, CIP included

September 2016

The University of Alabama Press

Genius Belabored is the fascinating story of Ignaz Semmelweis, a nineteenth-century obstetrician ostracized for his strident advocacy of disinfection as a way to prevent childbed fever, a leading cause of mortality in new mothers. "Obenchain's account of Semmelweis's career is highly enjoyable. Its medical detail is impressive and exceeds that in any other account of the doctor's life. Obenchain's argument that Semmelweis suffered from bipolar disorder is original, and no other work has supported the hypothesis of Semmelweis's mental illness so thoroughly."—K. Codell Carter, author of Childbed Fever: A Scientific Biography of Ignaz Semmelweis and translator of Semmelweis's The Etiology, Concept, and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever

LC 2016004130, ISBN 9780817319298 (c.), ISBN 9780817390457 (e.)




Scott, Joyce Wallace

Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott

232 pp., 6" x 9", 15 illustrations, 4-color inserts, $26.95 cloth, $18.00 paper, $18.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Beacon Press

The remarkable story of "outsider" artist Judith Scott, who was institutionalized for more than thirty years before being reunited with her twin sister. Born with Down syndrome, profound deafness, and having never learned to speak or sign, Judy was institutionalized. After 30 years her sister was able to become her legal guardian and enrolled her in an art center for adults with disabilities. Judy is introduced to fiber art and works five days a week for the next eighteen years, producing more than two hundred astoundingly diverse fiber sculptures. Today, Judith Scott's work is displayed in museums and galleries around the world, in some of the most prestigious collections of contemporary art.

LC 2015039221, 9780807051405 (c.), 9780807041666 (p.), 9780807051412 (e.)



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620-639 Engineering, Agriculture


Adams, Melvin R.

Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

154 pp., 6" x 9", illustrations, map, references, index, glossary, $22.95 paper, CIP included

November 2016

Washington State University Press

Perhaps the first environmental engineer at Hanford, Melvin R. Adams spent 24 years on its 586 square miles of desert terrain. His thoughtful, often surprising vignettes recall challenges and sites he worked on or found personally intriguing.

LC 2016023036, ISBN 9780874223415 (p.)



Leopold, George

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

416 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $25.99 ebook, CIP included

June 2016

Purdue University Press

Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history.

LC 2016008567, ISBN 9781557537454 (c.), ISBN 9781612494586 (e.)




Barnard, Edward Sibley and Neil Calvanese

Central Park Trees and Landscapes: A Guide to New York City's Masterpiece

336 pp., 8" x 8", $24.95 paper, $23.99 ebook, CIP included

May 2016

Columbia University Press

This is the ultimate field guide to the trees and landscapes of Central Park, with a lively, authoritative text and over 900 color photographs, botanical plates, and extraordinarily detailed maps. Besides being a superb guide to the world's greatest center-city park, this book is a highly informative guide to most of the tree species commonly encountered in the eastern United States. Anyone who loves trees will find this book a very rewarding read, full of fascinating details and beautiful illustrations.

LC 2015041402, ISBN 9780231152877 (p.), ISBN 9780231526616 (e.)


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640-649 Home Economics


Burgard, Anna Marlis

Shrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts

288 pp., 7 1/4" x 9 1/4", 100 color photographs, $26.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2016

University Press of Florida

Embark on a fresh and delicious culinary tour of coastal America! Shrimp Country invites readers to discover the southern shorelines from Texas to the Carolinas, savoring the region's sea air, salty characters, and succulent shrimp. In this savory homage to the crustacean, Anna Marlis Burgard gathers more than 100 tempting recipes from regional classics like pilau, creole, and bog to global fare such as shrimp empanadas, shrimp saganaki, and tom kha gai. Brimming with the larger-than-life personalities of trawler captains, food truck masters, diner cooks, and award-winning chefs, Shrimp Country is a love letter to coastal communities and their joy-filled, soul-fueling kitchens.

LC 2016941388, ISBN 9780813062945 (c.)



Barber, Kristen

Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men's Grooming Industry

256 pp., 6" x 9", 1 figure, 4 tables, $90.00 cloth, $27.95 paper, $27.95 ebook, CIP included

August 2016

Rutgers University Press

Styling Masculinity investigates the economic and social relations at the heart of the growing multi-billion-dollar male grooming industry. Conducting detailed observations at two upscale men's salons, Kristen Barber explores both how male customers are encouraged to invest in their appearance and how female employees do much of the work—not only the physical labor of snipping, tweezing, waxing, and exfoliating, but also the emotional labor of pampering their clients and pumping up their masculine egos.

LC 2015042936, ISBN 9780813565606 (c.), ISBN 9780813565521 (p.), ISBN 9780813565613 (e.)




Bérubé, Michael

Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up

232 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, $16.00 paper, $16.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Beacon Press

In Life as Jamie Knows It, Bérubé chronicles his son's journey to adulthood and his growing curiosity and engagement with the world. Writing as both a disability studies scholar and a father, he follows Jamie through his social and academic experiences in school, his evolving relationships with his parents and brother, Nick, his encounters with illness, and the complexities of entering the workforce with a disability. As Jamie matures, his parents acknowledge his entitlement to a personal sense of independence, whether that means riding the bus home from work on his own, taking himself to a Yankees game, or deciding which parts of his story are solely his to share.

LC 2016007675, ISBN 9780807019313 (c.), ISBN 9780807062302 (p.), ISBN 9780807019320 (e.)



Ogden, Paul W. and David H. Smith

(Foreword by Marlee Matlin)

The Silent Garden: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Deaf Child

Third Edition

376 pp., 6" x 9", 5 figures, 2 tables, $34.95 paper, $34.95 ebook, CIP included

November 2016

Gallaudet University Press

For over 30 years, The Silent Garden has offered parents of deaf children the support and unbiased information needed to fully realize their children's potential. This completely revised third edition is a must-have resource that will help parents navigate the complex and unique challenges they face. Accessible, practical, and, above all, open-minded, The Silent Garden educates parents quickly and thoroughly about the many conflicting points of view on what is best for their deaf children. The authors, who are deaf, cover a range of topics that impact day-to-day actions and decision-making. Each topic is accompanied by real-life stories that offer further insight.

LC 2016026123, ISBN 9781563686764 (p.), ISBN 9781563686771 (e.)


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650-699 Business and Manufacturing


Jacobs, Daniel

BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster

210 pp., 6" x 9", $23.00 cloth, $22.99 ebook, CIP included

October 2016

Brookings Institution Press

BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. A management professor and former Justice Department lawyer responsible for enforcing environmental laws, Daniel Jacobs provides new and disturbing details in a definitive narrative that takes the reader inside BP, the White House, Congress, and the courthouse during the aftermath of the disaster.

LC 2016479990, ISBN 9780815729082 (c.), ISBN 9780815729099 (e.)



Rogers, David L.

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

296 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, $28.99 ebook, CIP included

April 2016

Columbia University Press

Globally recognized digital expert David L. Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about updating your technology but about upgrading your strategic thinking. Based on Rogers's decade of research and teaching at Columbia Business School, and his consulting for businesses around the world, The Digital Transformation Playbook shows how pre-digital-era companies can reinvigorate their game plans and capture the new opportunities of the digital world.

LC 2015037126, ISBN 9780231175449 (c.), ISBN 9780231541657 (e.)



Arnold, Rob and Eric Simanek

Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey

160 pp., 12" x 12", 64 color images, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

September 2016

TCU Press

Organized into approximately sixty illustrated essays, Shots of Knowledge samples selected topics in whiskey production through the lenses of science and engineering. The story commences with water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight; travels through the manufacturing process; and ends with the molecules that entertain the palate. Whether the topic is photosynthesis, bubble caps, oak speciation, or a mechanistic enzymology, the essays seek to reveal the simple beauty too often hidden in science and engineering. Inspiration for the book derived from a productive collision between individuals from TCU and the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company.

LC 2016000758, ISBN 9780875656540 (c.)


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