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February 2016

About the Cover: Hudson County Community College Library, Jersey City, NJ. Carol Van Houten, associate dean, college libraries. Carol Van Houten, photographer.

Editorial: Put It on Your List. Various Choice staff share their favorite "quirky, one-of-a-kind bookstores."

Bibliographic Essay. American Wilderness Writing, by Erik Hage. Arguably the US's oldest and most enduring form of writing, wilderness texts stretch back to the English Colonial period in the 1600s, when settlers wrote promotional tracts to encourage further immigration, through such well-known practitioners as Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. These writers staked out the boundaries of an environmental consciousness, thus creating the basis of conservation and preservation ideals. American wilderness writing, which uses not merely “nature” but the most untrammeled regions as its subject, is a record of a continual fascination with wild places and of an evolving environmental consciousness. This essay offers a comprehensive overview of the work of American wilderness writers, from the 1600s to the new millennium, along with key secondary sources.

Community College Feature: Editors' Top 75 Community College Resources. Each month, the Choice editorial team pulls together the most significant titles for community college libraries.

Recent and Forthcoming Titles in African American Studies, 2016.This issue of Choice marks the thirteenth annual installment of African American studies in the popular "Forthcoming" series. This selected list provides information on 89 new titles from 38 publishers, each one of potential relevance for academic libraries.


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