JHU Press July news

JHU Press Welcomes Three New Journals

The Journals Division will add three new journals to its collection later this year, announced Journals Publisher Bill Breichner. This brings the total number of journals published by the JHU Press to 78.

The three new titles will be The CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College English Association; Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity; and Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.

All three journals come to the JHU Press with an established history. Leviathan is the youngest of the three, entering its 15th volume. The CEA Critic will publish its 74th volume next year while Classical World is finishing its 105th year of publishing before joining our list.

Published three times a year, The CEA Critic is edited by Molly Desjardins, Jeri Kraver, and Michael Mills, all from the University of Northern Colorado. Matthew S. Santirocco from New York University serves as the editor of the quarterly Classical World. Leviathan is published three times a year with John Bryant from Hofstra University as editor and Samuel Otter from the University of California, Berkeley, as associate editor.

Hot off the Press

In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake:  Ralph E. Eshelman and Burton K. Kummerow extend an enchanting invitation to travel the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and discover the amazing world of our ancestors.

The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation IconAlison Rieser provides an unparalleled look into the way science and conservation interact by focusing on the most controversial aspect of green turtle conservation—farming. While proponents argued that farming green sea turtles would help save them, opponents countered that it encouraged a taste for turtle flesh that would lead to the slaughter of wild stocks. The clash of these viewpoints once riveted the world.

The Science of Navigation: From Dead Reckoning to GPS: In today’s world of online maps and travel directions delivered wirelessly to hand-held devices, getting from place to place requires little thought from most of us—which is a good thing, since accurate navigation can be tricky. Get your bearings with Mark Denny—an expert at explaining scientific concepts in non-technical language—in this all-encompassing look at the history and science of navigation.

Plants of the Chesapeake: A Guide to Wildflowers, Grasses, Aquatic Vegetation, Trees, Shrubs, and Other Flora: Written by Lytton John Musselman and David A. Knepper, wetland scientists with decades of experience in the Bay’s waterways, this guide includes detailed descriptions and beautiful photographs of the plants most commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay.

Math Goes to the Movies:  Burkard Polster and Marty Ross pored through the cinematic calculus to create this thorough and entertaining survey of the quirky, fun, and beautiful mathematics to be found on the big screen.

Outlier States: American Strategies to Change, Contain, or Engage RegimesRobert S. Litwak examines the role of the United States as an enforcer against the development of nuclear weapons in the international community.

News, Notes, and Reviews

Even in the heat of summer, Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior continues to receive high praise. “This magnificent species has got the book it deserves,” says Jeff Wilson of BBC Wildlife.

Wondering what’s coming out in the months ahead?  Take a look through our Fall 2012 catalog? It’s chock full of all the JHU Press goodness you’ve come to know and expect, now in a new size and format. Feedback is welcome!

Project MUSE has a new logo: In June, the staff of Project MUSE introduced their new logo to the public at the American Library Association. While we’ll all miss Calliope, we do like to think that this new, modern design is eye-catching.

The God particle revealed: Don Lincoln, JHUP author of The Quantum Frontier and Fermilab physicist explains the concepts behind the search for this elusive particle using simple dice. Read more about this discovery on NOVA’s Physics blog: The Nature of Reality.