LJ Reference | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Below is a list of Reference titles to be reviewed in the October 1, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

REFERENCE

History

**Byrne, Joseph P. The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Greenwood. Jun. 2017. 797p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440829598. $198; ebk. ISBN 9781440829604. REF

Scott, Jonathan. A Dictionary of Family History: The Genealogists’ ABC. Pen & Sword. Apr. 2017. 247p. ISBN 9781473892521. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781473892545. REF

Literature

Magill’s Literary Annual, 2017. 2 vols.Salem. Apr. 2017. 700p. illus. index. ISBN 9781682172766. $195. REF

Social Sciences

Kenny, Erin & Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols. Beauty Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. Jun. 2017. 416p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781610699440. $94; ebk. ISBN 9781610699457. SOC SCI

REFERENCE SHORT TAKES

Cohen, Joseph Nathan. Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class. Praeger: ABC-CLIO. Apr. 2017. 211p. notes. index. ISBN 9781440832215. $60; ebk. ISBN 9781440832222. REF

Critical Approaches to Literature: Psychological. Salem. (Critical Approaches to Literature). Mar. 2017. 300p. ed. by Robert C. Evans. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781682172728. $125; ebk. ISBN 9781682172735. REF

Donald, Graeme. The Long and the Short of It: How We Came To Measure Our World. Michael O’Mara. Nov. 2017. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782436287. $16.95. REF

Giordano, Ralph G. The Fifties. Greenwood. (Pop Goes the Decade). Jun. 2017. 392p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440844713. $89; ebk. ISBN 9781440844720. REF

Howard, Sheena C. Encyclopedia of Black Comics. Fulcrum. Sept. 2017. 244p. illus. ISBN 9781682751015. pap. $19.95. REF

Peerless, Veronica. How Not To Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged. DK. Aug. 2017. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781465463302. $14.99. REF

S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South from Absinthe to Zydeco. Harper Wave. Oct. 2017. 400p. ed. by David DiBenedetto with Garden & Gun Eds. illus. ISBN 9780062445148. $45. REF

Secret Marvels of the World. Lonely Planet. (Travel Guides). Aug. 2017. 304p. illus. index. ISBN 9781786578655. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781787010048. REF

EREVIEWS

Gale Small Business Builder

Gale, Cengage

http://www.gale.com/c/gale-small-business-builder

 

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