LJ Reference | Review Alert, December 2017

Below is a list of Reference titles to be reviewed in the December 2017 issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Also included are titles recently reviewed as online-only Xpress Reviews and in our LJ Reviews e-newsletter.

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.



The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade. 2 vols. ABC-CLIO. Apr. 2017. 919p. ed. by Stephen K. Stein. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440835506. $189; ebk. ISBN 9781440835513. REF

Performing Arts

Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem. Rowman & Littlefield. Sept. 2017. 736p. notes. index. ISBN 9781538106174. $150; ebk. ISBN 9781538106181. REF


Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past. Smithsonian. Nov. 2017. 576p. ed. by Paul Bahn. illus. index. ISBN 9781588345912. $45. REF

Social Sciences

The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. 2 vols. Greenwood. May 2017. 1053p. ed. by Robert S. Rycroft. index. ISBN 9781610697576. $198; ebk. ISBN 9781610697583. REF 


Dove, Tony & Ginger Woolridge. Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape. Imagine! Charlesbridge. Feb. 2018. 336p. illus. index. ISBN 9781623545031. $35. ref

Gordon, Chad. Wealth by Virtue: Rise Above the Maze of Retirement Planning and Personal Finances. GreenStar. Nov. 2017. 400p. illus. ISBN 9780692769157. $32. ref

Seaver, Barton. American Seafood: Heritage, Culture and Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea. Sterling Epicure. Nov. 2017. 528p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781454919407. $50. ref

Stolley, Karl. How To Design and Write Web Pages Today. 2d ed. Greenwood. Apr. 2017. 370p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440843136. $68; pap. ISBN 9781440857423. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781440843143. ref


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