Evan M. Anderson

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The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

This will be enjoyed by readers of the history of science and medieval studies, with some crossover appeal to classicists. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]

The Story of Greece and Rome

While the pacing might overwhelm at times, this is overall a worthy and enjoyable introduction for readers seeking a general sense of the interwoven world of ancient Greece and Rome.

Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

Watts's latest offers a solid argument and serves as a fine historical companion to Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt's How Democracies Die. It will appeal to audiences interested in both popular Roman history and contemporary American affairs.—Evan M. Anderson, Kirkendall P.L., Ankeny, IA

Making Library Websites Accessible: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Useful as a starting point for library staff involved in website development and e-resources, as well as those who want to advocate for all of their patrons.

How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

Recommended for fans of this popular author, the Civilizations program, and those looking for brief foray into an alternative form of art appreciation.

Europa: How Europe Shaped the Modern World

This broad-strokes, big-claims history will appeal to fans of Jared Diamond and those weary of postmodernist historiography.

Five Steps of Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation for Public Libraries

This slender book will be welcome to time-strapped staff seeking an effective strategy to designing and evaluating programs and proving their library's worth.

The Gene: An Intimate History

This highly accessible and thoughtful volume on a cornerstone of modern biology will have broad appeal, amplified by the success of Mukherjee's previous work.

American Colonial History: Clashing Cultures and Faiths

This fine, up-to-date survey of the peoples of the post-Columbian Americas, from European contact to the Revolutionary period, is best suited to interested undergraduates or as a core text for courses on the subject.

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