Routledge & CRC Press Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

The complete list of Routledge and CRC PRESS Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) selected by Choice Magazine from 2012-2017

This catalog contains all Routledge and CRC Press titles selected as Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) by Choice Magazine from 2012-2017. Titles are split by year and subject area below, and highlights of each Choice Review can be seen by clicking on the 'Reviews' tab within each title.

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2017 OAT Winners

  • Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

    4th Edition

    By Charles E. Carraher Jr.

    Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this fourth edition…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11
    CRC Press

  • Encyclopedia of Soil Science

    3rd Edition

    By Rattan Lal

    New and Improved Global Edition: Three-Volume Set A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01
    CRC Press

  • Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes

    3rd Edition

    By George F. Simmons

    Fads are as common in mathematics as in any other human activity, and it is always difficult to separate the enduring from the ephemeral in the achievements of one’s own time. An unfortunate effect of the predominance of fads is that if a student doesn’t learn about such worthwhile topics as the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    Textbooks in Mathematics

  • Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

    1st Edition

    By Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean

    Considering that glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10% of the Earth’s land surface in a world where human civilization is increasingly impacted by the effects of changing glacial activity, Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena presents itself as an indispensable guide for students, professionals, and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
    CRC Press

  • Police Use of Force

    Important Issues Facing the Police and the Communities They Serve, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Palmiotto

    Starting with a historical introduction, Police Use of Force presents readers with critical and timely issues facing police and the communities they serve when police encounters turn violent. Dr. Palmiotto offers in-depth coverage of the use of force, deadly force, non-lethal weapons,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12
    CRC Press

  • Women in Game Development

    Breaking the Glass Level-Cap, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Brandes Hepler

    Videogame development is usually seen as a male dominated field; even playing videogames is often wrongly viewed as a pastime for men only. But behind the curtain, women have always played myriad important roles in gaming. From programmers to artists, designers to producers, female videogame…

    Paperback – 2016-07-01
    CRC Press

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa

    Decolonizing Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt, Innocent Pikirayi

    This volume provides new insights into the distinctive contributions that community archaeology and heritage make to the decolonization of archaeological practice. Using innovative approaches, the contributors explore important initiatives which have protected and revitalized local heritage,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15

  • Extending R

    1st Edition

    By John M. Chambers

    Up-to-Date Guidance from One of the Foremost Members of the R Core Team Written by John M. Chambers, the leading developer of the original S software, Extending R covers key concepts and techniques in R to support analysis and research projects. It presents the core ideas of R, provides…

    Paperback – 2016-05-24
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series

  • Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Jennings, Clive Holmwood

    Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Couples Coping with Stress

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mariana K. Falconier, Ashley K. Randall, Guy Bodenmann

    This is the first book that reviews both empirical and clinical applications of how couples jointly cope with stress - dyadic coping - around the globe. The Systemic-Transactional Stress Model (STM), developed by co-editor Guy Bodenmann, is used as a consistent framework so readers can better…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10

  • Urban Wildlife Management

    3rd Edition

    By Clark E. Adams

    Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the authored book category Urban development is one of the leading worldwide threats to conserving biodiversity. In the near future, wildlife management in urban landscapes will be a prominent issue for wildlife professionals. This new…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    CRC Press

  • Social Theory, Sport, Leisure

    1st Edition

    By Ken Roberts

    Ken Roberts’ Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30

  • Understanding Greek Religion

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Larson

    Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • At Home with the Aztecs

    An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life, 1st Edition

    By Michael Smith

    At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10

  • Women in Sports Coaching

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicole M. LaVoi

    Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

    An Environmental Approach, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Emilio Chuvieco

    Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition is a definitive guide to remote sensing systems that focuses on satellite-based remote sensing tools and methods for space-based Earth observation (EO). It presents the advantages of using remote sensing data for…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
    CRC Press

  • Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War

    1st Edition

    By William H. Shaw

    This book offers a detailed utilitarian analysis of the ethical issues involved in war. Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War addresses the two basic ethical questions posed by war: when, if ever, are we morally justified in waging war, and if recourse to arms is warranted, how are we permitted to…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • A History of Drink and the English, 1500-2000

    1st Edition

    By Paul Jennings

    A 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award winner *********************************************** This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • Critical Issues in School-based Mental Health

    Evidence-based Research, Practice, and Interventions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa K. Holt, Amie E. Grills

    A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title of 2017! School-based mental health professionals intervene daily to address a variety of student mental health concerns. From challenges that arise in the educational context to those carried over from home, from managing daily care to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08

  • Animation: A World History

    The Complete Set, 1st Edition

    By Giannalberto Bendazzi

    A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s three-volume Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just…

    Pack – 2015-11-30

  • Memorials as Spaces of Engagement

    Design, Use and Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Quentin Stevens, Karen A. Franck

    Memorials are more diverse in design and subject matter than ever before. No longer limited to statues of heroes placed high on pedestals, contemporary memorials engage visitors in new, often surprising ways, contributing to the liveliness of public space. In Memorials as Spaces of Engagement…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07

  • Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools

    Current Issues in Educational Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks

    Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools addresses the most topical issues facing school leaders today—including bullying, harassment, inappropriate use of social media, drug use, and school safety. This case book helps aspiring educational leaders prepare and respond to even…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07

  • Introduction to Enumerative and Analytic Combinatorics

    2nd Edition

    By Miklos Bona

    Introduction to Enumerative and Analytic Combinatorics fills the gap between introductory texts in discrete mathematics and advanced graduate texts in enumerative combinatorics. The book first deals with basic counting principles, compositions and partitions, and generating functions. It then…

    Hardback – 2015-10-02
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications

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