February news and new books

News and Notes

narrative_inquiry_in_bioethicsJHU Press Publications Recognized for Excellence by AAP’s PROSE Awards Four JHU Press publications were honored recently at the prestigious Association of American Publishers’ Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards). In the category of science, technology, and medicine, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics:  A Journal of Qualitative Research garnered an honorable mention for best new journal. Joseph Manca’s George Washington’s Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon and Martin Treu’s Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics along America’s Commercial Corridors were each recognized with an honorable mention in architecture and urban planning. In biological science, Theodore W. Pietsch’s Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution also earned an honorable mention.

Jane Austen Fans Take Note

barchasThe Times Literary Supplement says of Janine Barchas’ Matters of Fact in Jane Austen,This is a book whose charm and clarity easily overcome any initial resistance one might have to its central claim that Austen’s work actively partakes in what historians now call ‘celebrity culture.’ The Los Angeles Review of Books calls the same book meticulously researched, beautifully written, highly original, and unquestionably timely. It ought to stimulate not just rousing arguments but provoke, too, further historically attuned Austen scholarship.

Hot off the Press

bauerGeckos: The Animal Answer Guide Lizard biologist and gecko expert Aaron Bauer answers deceptively simple questions with surprising and little-known facts about the biology, natural history, and diversity of geckos. Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.

lawrencecomp.inddStarfish: Biology and Ecology of the Asteroidea  Among the most fascinating animals in the world’s oceans are the more than 2,000 species of starfish. This book is a comprehensive volume devoted to the integrative and comparative biology and ecology of starfish. 

abateBloody Murder: The Homicide Tradition in Children’s Literature “Off with her head!” decreed the Queen of Hearts, one of a multitude of murderous villains populating the pages of children’s literature explored in this volume. Bloody Murder is the first full-length critical study of the pervasive theme of murder in children’s literature. 

sommerTen Lessons in Public Health: Inspiration for Tomorrow’s Leaders There are occasions when a story told from a personal viewpoint can illuminate a profession. Alfred Sommer’s epidemiological memoir is such a book. Adventurous, illuminating, and thought provoking, Ten Lessons in Public Health is more than the story of one man’s work. It tells the tale of how epidemiology grew into global health. 

harrisCommunism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin This fascinating and deeply researched book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka.

ShelleyThe Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3 It is in the works included in this volume that the recognizable and characteristic voice of Shelley emerges—unmistakable, consistent, and vital.

Journals News

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals honored German Studies Review with the 2012 Best Journal Design award earlier this year. When the journal came to JHUP at the beginning of 2012, Press staff worked collaboratively with Editor Sabine Hake on a total re-design. The journal is the official publication of the German Studies Association (GSA).

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