News and Notes
Annette Lanjouw, co-author of Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence, was interviewed on NPR’s Science Friday during the SciFri Book Club about Dian Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.
Daniel Webster, co-editor of Reducing Gun Violence in American: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, was interviewed on Annapolis radio station WRNR 103.1.
Hot off the Press
Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Vol. 1 & 2 Now in paperback, this award-winning biography has been hailed as the definitive portrait of Lincoln.
Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels This is the first book to analyze the growing trend of Amish protagonists in romance fiction and to place it into the context of contemporary literature, religion, and popular culture.
Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery Alexander the Great led one of the most successful armies in history and conquered nearly the entirety of the known world while wearing armor made of cloth. How is that possible? Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete provide the answer.
Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay This compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake’s waters.
The Inevitable Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so difficult to achieve.
Being American in Europe, 1750–1860 Daniel Kilbride tracks the adventures of American travelers while exploring large questions about how these experiences affected national identity.
Project MUSE has partnered with YBP Library Services to facilitate the sales of single book titles from UPCC on Project MUSE. In addition to being able to purchase numerous book collections, libraries will now be able to discover and acquire titles from UPCC through YBP’s GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information) interface.
MUSE has received many requests from librarians for further, flexible purchase options for the UPCC books and is happy to now be able to offer the single title purchase option to libraries. Single title sales service will be available at the end of March.
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