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Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

by Nicolaus Mills Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book by historian Nicolaus Mills links the biographies of players on the 1964 Army team from the time they spent on the field together to the years they spent stationed around the country and the world,...


Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

by Joan Steidinger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

Sisterhood in Sports reveals what drives the female athlete: communication, camaraderie, competition, collaboration, and community. Steidinger illustrates through real stories that the relationships they create,...


She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban...


The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises

by Frank Russo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games: 1986 to 2013

by Mark L. Ford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

This book provides information on every NFL and AFL preseason game played from 1986 to 2013. Interesting events, significant games, key players, new rules, and off-season developments are all detailed, making...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games: 1960 to 1985

by Mark L. Ford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

This book provides information on every NFL and AFL preseason game played from 1960 to 1985. Interesting events, significant games, key players, new rules, and off-season developments are all detailed, making...


Leading into the World

by Paul Galbreath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

An exploration of ways to connect worship practices with the call of Christian disciples to care for the earth. Discussion of earth stewardship is largely absent from modern Sunday services, and this re-examination...


The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row”...


Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital

by James N. Gilmore & Matthias Stork Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic...


A Nearly Perfect Season: The Inside Story of the 1984 San Francisco 49ers

by Chris Willis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1984 season determined to erase the memory of their three point loss to the Washington Redskins in the NFC Championship Game the year before. Nineteen games later, they had...


Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today

by Joni Boyd Acuff & Laura Evans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Aimed at museum educators, Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today seeks to marry museum and multicultural education theories. It reveals how the union of these theories yields more equitable educational practices...


How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure

by Allie Phillips Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2010)

Pound seizure or pound release involves a shelter selling or giving away cats and dogs to research facilities, universities, or Class B Dealers (random source animal brokers licensed by the U.S. Department of...


Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams

by Matthew De George Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

Pooling Talent highlights relay teams, squads, and programs spanning nearly a century of competitive swimming. From the 1976 U.S. Women’s 400 Freestyle relay to the 2001 Australian squad, and even including...


A History of Women's Boxing

by Malissa Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

A History of Women’s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched,...


The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport

by Tamir Bar-On Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2014)

This book uses soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, business, ethics, leadership, childhood, philosophy, and art. It examines the way soccer influences and reflects these aspects of...


America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

by Randall K. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy...


Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR

by Mark D. Howell & John D. Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

This collection of essays examines the relevancy of motorsports to American culture and history, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Addressing a wide spectrum of motorsports—such as stock car...


The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss...


Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today's Entertainment World

by David M. Sutera Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 09, 2014)

From 1993 to 2010, minor league baseball has, in aggregate, shown a steady increase in attendance, reaching as high as nearly fifty-two million spectators in 2008. With all the high tech, live streaming, fast-paced...


Young Athletes, Couch Potatoes, and Helicopter Parents: The Productivity of Play

by Jessica Skolnikoff & Robert Engvall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2013)

This book addresses a variety of topics regarding the nature of “play” in our society. It takes a close look at the concept of “helicopter parenting” and the impact that hyper-involved parents have upon...


On Drawing

by Roger Winter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 08, 2008)

This new edition of On Drawing introduces the main elements and domains of drawing throughout history, including seminal topics such as letter design, geometry, and subjects, but also drawing for picture books...


Virtual Ascendance: Video Games and the Remaking of Reality

by Devin C. Griffiths Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 19, 2013)

Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the...


Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement

by Tim Palmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 09, 2004)

Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course...


Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions: Challenges of War, Terrorism, and Civil Disorder

by Phillip J. Cooper & Claudia Maria Vargas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2007)

Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions takes a broad-based and integrative approach to exploring nation-building and reconstruction in the wake of environmentally destructive warfare.


Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

by Eric R. A. N. Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 17, 2001)

This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the...


Forest Communities, Community Forests: Struggles and Successes in Rebuilding Communities and Forests

by Jonathan Kusel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 04, 2003)

A collection of stories about thirteen communities in the United States in their efforts to protect and restore community forests. It explores the struggles and opportunities faced by people as they work to...


Shades of Green: Environment Activism Around the Globe

by Douglas R. Weiner, Nathan Stoltzfus, Christof Mauch & Daniel J. Klooster et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 24, 2006)

Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. Discussing issues unique to different parts of the world, Shades...


The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish

by Gay Hawkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 30, 2005)

Gay Hawkins explores the ethical significance of waste in everyday life_from the broadest conceptions of waste and loss to how the environmental movement has affected the ways we think about garbage. Do we feel...


Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value

by Gay Hawkins & Stephen Muecke Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2002)

The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and...


Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay

by Howard R. Ernst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 02, 2003)

This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once.


Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning

by Robert J. Mason Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 27, 2007)

Collaborative Land-Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land-use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective...


Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility

by Christopher A. Simon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2006)

Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social...


Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

by David Nibert & Dr. Michael W. Fox Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2002)

This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization,' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that...


American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation

by Carolyn L. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2005)

The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites....


Case Studies in Environmental Ethics

by Patrick Derr & Edward McNamara Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

A collection of more than 40 case studies covering diverse topics such as genetic engineering, aesthetics, pollution, animal rights, population, and resource management, Case Studies in Environmental Ethics...


Encountering Gorillas: A Chronicle of Discovery, Exploitation, Understanding, and Survival

by James L. Newman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2013)

James L. Newman brings a lifetime of study to this powerful exploration of the rich and varied interaction between gorillas and humans since earliest contact. Tragically, most free-living gorillas—facing habitat...


Health and Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: A Guide for Pet Parents

by David G. Wellock & Jim Walker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2013)

If cats and dogs could write an instruction manual for their humans, Health and Nutrition for Dogs and Cats would be the result. This book sets out guidelines for feeding your pet, helps explain factors that...


The Agony of an American Wilderness: Loggers, Environmentalists, and the Struggle for Control of a Forgotten Forest

by Samuel A. MacDonald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 10, 2005)

What is a forest? What are forests for? Who should control them? These are familiar questions, but the Allegheny casts them in a new light. The national environmental movement has become less willing to compromise...


Lifelines: The Case for River Conservation

by Tim Palmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 29, 2004)

Lifelines chronicles the value of rivers, documents the modern day problems affecting them, and reports on key solutions for better stewardship.


The Politics and Economics of Park Management

by Alexander James, Terry L. Anderson, Mariano L. Merino & Holly Lippke Fretwell et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2000)

The Politics and Economics of Park Management examines national protected area systems, in both developed and developing countries, that have made a transformation from 'fortress parks' to a sustainable use...


Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners

by Peter E. Dans & Joseph Bottum Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2009)

Christians in the Movies traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 to the present. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from...


Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay

by Howard R. Ernst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

Hailed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as 'a must read for anyone concerned about environmental protection,' this challenging book provides a wake-up call for those concerned about the future of the Chesapeake Bay...


Baseball and American Culture

by John P. Rossi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2018)

For more than a hundred years, baseball has been woven into the American way of life. By the time they reach high school, children have learned about the struggles and triumphs of players like Jackie Robinson....


More Than a Game

by David K. Wiggins, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the United States more generally. Recognizing...


The Other Classroom

by Michael J. Coffino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2018)

High school sports programs are not simply one-dimensional after-school recreational diversions from the rigors of academic life. In The Other Classroom: The Essential Importance of High School Athletics, Michael...


Born on the Links

by John Williamson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Golf has been around for over 600 years, its origins tracing back to the links in Scotland in the fifteenth century. Since then, the game has spread worldwide, with millions of fans and players from all walks...


Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment

by Peter Gottschalk & Gabriel Greenberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 19, 2018)

In the minds of many Americans, Islam is synonymous with the Middle East, Muslim men with violence, and Muslim women with oppression. A clash of civilizations appears to be increasingly manifest and the war...


Fun Facts to Engage Students

by Jane C. Flinn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 30, 2018)

Curious about the world around you? Brushing up for Trivia Night? Studying for a test? Looking for new dinner-table discussion topics?

Take a deep-dive into subjects you may have learned about in school, but...


The Four Home Runs Club

by Steven K. Wagner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2018)

In all of baseball, one record shines as perhaps the most coveted: four home runs by one player in a single game. If the pinnacle of pitching is the perfect game, then the highpoint of hitting is four home runs,...