Books published by Johns Hopkins University Press


Black Power

Johns Hopkins University Press | March 19, 2019 | 296 pages
Ultimately, Black Power reveals a black freedom movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.  More Info


Johns Hopkins University Press | March 19, 2019 | 352 pages
Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In Outsiders, award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when a woman's reputation... More Info

Under the Big Tree

Johns Hopkins University Press | January 15, 2019 | 240 pages
With a foreword by Bill Gates, this book fascinates, inspires, and gives readers concrete steps for further engagement.  More Info

Why They Can't Write

Johns Hopkins University Press | December 3, 2018 | 288 pages
Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.  More Info

Before and After Loss

Johns Hopkins University Press | December 14, 2018 | 184 pages
Combining the science of emotional trauma with concrete psychological techniques— including dream interpretation, journaling, mindfulness exercises, and meditation—Shulman's frank and empathetic account will help readers regain their emotional balance by navigating the passage from profound... More Info

The Environment

Johns Hopkins University Press | November 30, 2018 | 256 pages
The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is essential reading for anyone who wants to help protect the environment from the numerous threats it faces today.  More Info

Freedom's Laboratory

Johns Hopkins University Press | November 15, 2018 | 312 pages
Closing in the present day with a discussion of the recent March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States.  More Info

Catch, Release

Johns Hopkins University Press | July 30, 2018 | 240 pages
" With Catch, Release, Harun upends the world once more.  More Info

Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism

Johns Hopkins University Press | October 30, 2018 | 240 pages
"—from the foreword by Arthur L. Caplan, NYU School of Medicine  More Info

Take Control of Your Depression

Johns Hopkins University Press | August 31, 2018 | 216 pages
It is of enormous value to the layperson, hungry for knowledge about how best to interact and help their loved one face the dreadful ravages of depression."—Nursing Times  More Info

Honeybee Hotel

Johns Hopkins University Press | October 31, 2018 | 208 pages
This absorbing narrative unwraps the heart within the glamour of one of the world’s most beloved cities, while assuring us that nature can thrive in the ultimate urban environment when its denizens care enough to foster that connection.  More Info

The Digital Literary Sphere

Johns Hopkins University Press | September 10, 2018 | 256 pages
Drawing on approaches from literary studies, media and cultural studies, book history, cultural policy, and the digital humanities, this book asks: What is the significance of authors communicating directly to readers via social media? How does digital media reframe the "live" author-reader... More Info

The Sting of the Wild

Johns Hopkins University Press | January 2, 2018 | 280 pages
With colorful descriptions of each venom’s sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild’s one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination.  More Info

Pathologist of the Mind

Johns Hopkins University Press | February 22, 2018 | 336 pages
The first historian ever granted access to these exceptional medical records, Lamb offers a compelling new perspective on the integral but misunderstood legacy of Adolf Meyer.  More Info

Calming Your Anxious Child

Johns Hopkins University Press | May 20, 2016 | 224 pages
Trainor’s method, which helps parents move from feeling controlled by their child’s anxiety to feeling they are in control of their family’s future.  More Info

Why Can't I Stop?

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 29, 2016 | 192 pages
Featuring patient stories of behavioral addiction and recovery, as well as information about treatment centers, this compassionate guide will help readers better understand the complicated issues surrounding these addictions and teach family members how to help the addicted person while helping... More Info

Just and Lasting Change

Johns Hopkins University Press | May 8, 2016 | 352 pages
It reveals how community-based social change unfolded in America, spurred at different points by Abraham Lincoln’s leadership style and the Green Bay Packers’s ownership model, and presents readers with thematic global examples from the anti-smoking campaign, Green Revolution, Child Survival... More Info

Selma’s Bloody Sunday

Johns Hopkins University Press | November 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Drawing on archival materials, secondary sources, and eyewitness accounts of the brave men and women who marched, this gripping account offers a brief and nuanced narrative of this critical phase of the black freedom struggle.  More Info

From Playgrounds to PlayStation

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 23, 2015 | 216 pages
In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by studying the relationship between technology and play? From... More Info

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Johns Hopkins University Press | October 7, 2014 | 296 pages
Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a... More Info

Wikipedia U

Johns Hopkins University Press | October 2, 2014 | 176 pages
Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been a lightning rod for debates about knowledge and traditional authority. It has come under particular scrutiny from publishers of print encyclopedias and college professors, who are skeptical about whether a crowd-sourced encyclopedia—most of whose... More Info

An Equation for Every Occasion

Johns Hopkins University Press | September 8, 2014 | 200 pages
In An Equation for Every Occasion, John M. Henshaw tells fifty-two entertaining true stories, each inspired by a different mathematical equation. His succinct, easy-to-read narratives come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous... More Info

Taking to the Streets

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 16, 2014 | 368 pages
Taking to the Streets critically examines the conventional wisdom that the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings happened spontaneously and were directed by tech-savvy young revolutionaries. Pairing first-hand observations from activists with the critical perspectives of scholars, the book illuminates the... More Info

Refrigeration Nation

Johns Hopkins University Press | September 9, 2013 | 248 pages
Only when the power goes off and food spoils do we truly appreciate how much we rely on refrigerators and freezers. In Refrigeration Nation, Jonathan Rees explores the innovative methods and gadgets that Americans have invented to keep perishable food cold—from cutting river and lake ice and... More Info

Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 18, 2013 | 384 pages
Paris has always fascinated and welcomed writers. Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, writers of American, Caribbean, and African descent were no exception. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic considers the travels made to Paris—whether literally or imaginatively—by... More Info

Just One of the Kids

Johns Hopkins University Press | May 16, 2013 | 240 pages
If you have a child with a physical disability, how can you plan your family’s life in a way that is inclusive for everyone? What can you do to create a family where every member pulls his or her own weight (in appropriate measure), meets challenges, and has his or her moments in the spotlight... More Info

Food Allergies

Johns Hopkins University Press | March 12, 2013 | 304 pages
Posing the questions that anyone with food allergies will think to ask—and then some— Food Allergies provides practical, emotional, and scientific guidance on the topics that affect your life. Allergy expert Scott H. Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies, from mild to life... More Info