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University Press Week 2020

11 Nov 2020 09:10:08

University Press Week is here! For those that don’t know, this is an annual celebration of the positive impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us; a focus on the vital role University Presses play, that consequently bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe; and a nod to how these presses use peer review and rigorous editorial processes to ensure that their books are among the best in their fields.

In the strange year that is 2020, trustworthy publications, reliable sources, and freedom is speech is more important than ever, and we’re proud to be standing with our UP friends to celebrate their hard work and extend this important mission.

As a UK based marketing, sales and distribution agency, Eurospan is proud to partner with a prestigious portfolio of University Presses to represent their publications in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America, and as part of University Press week, we’ll be taking a closer look at a handful of the titles that make up this year’s recommended reading list.

Cut in Stone by Ryan Andrew Newson represents the first detailed theological investigation of Confederate monuments, and acts as a resource for the larger collective task of determining how to memorialize problematic pasts and how to shape public space amidst contested memory.
Baylor University Press

Know Your Price by Andre M. Perry demonstrates through rigorous research and analysis the worth of Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. All of these assets are means of empowerment, as Andre Perry argues for shifting away from simplified notions of equality and moving towards maximizing equity.
Brookings Institution Press

Demagogue for President by Jennifer R. Mercieca looks at Donald Trump's 2016 campaign speeches and other rhetoric, and how it seemed on the surface to be simplistic, repetitive, and disorganized to many. But as this book shows, his campaign strategy was anything but simple. Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue.
Texas A&M University Press

From Here to Equality by William Darity Jr. & A. Kirsten Mullen makes a comprehensive case for economic reparations for US descendants of slavery. After opening the book with a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being, Darity and Mullen look to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery.
The University of North Carolina Press

Pussy Hats, Politics, and Public Protest by Rachelle Hope Saltzman focuses on the women-centred aspects of the protests that started with the 2017, and deals with the very public nature of that surprising, grassroots spectacle whilst exploring the relationship between the personal and the political in the protests.
University Press of Mississippi

We Shall Overcome by Kathryn E. Delmez expands on a Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition to present a selection of approximately one hundred photographs that document an important period in Nashville's struggle for racial equality. The book also provides an opportunity to consider the role of images and the media in shaping public opinion: a relevant subject in today's news-saturated climate.
Vanderbilt University Press

Don’t forget this is just a small edit of the 2020 recommended University Press reading list, so follow this link to check out the full collection, and check back in on social media tomorrow to read the next post in the 2020 blog tour!

We are delighted to announce that, as of 1 September 2020, titles published by NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English will be available through Eurospan worldwide, excluding North America, Latin America, and North Korea.

NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English supports teachers of English and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments. Through its publications and other resources, NCTE promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.


Writing Can Change Everything
Middle Level Kids Writing Themselves into the World
Edited by Shelbie Witte
April 2020 118pp
9780814174876 Paperback
Identifying writing as central to what makes us human, editor and teacher educator Shelbie Witte has gathered a diverse group of middle school teacher-writers who open the doors of their classrooms to share their approaches to mentoring, modeling, and facilitating middle level writers as they explore their places within our world.

Making Middle School
Cultivating Critical Literacy and Interdisciplinary Learning in Maker Spaces
Steve Fulton & Cynthia D. Urbanski
April 2020 125pp
9780814130667 Paperback
Presents the story of English teacher Steve Fulton and science teacher Tiffany Green's explorations of the intersections between critical literacy and science through maker spaces alongside their students. Steve and Tiffany use the idea of make to centre student learning in their classrooms as well as to democratise learning.

Teaching Writing Online
How and Why
Scott Warnock
2009 235pp
9780814152539 Paperback
How can you migrate your tried and true face-to-face teaching practices into an online environment? This is the core question that Scott Warnock seeks to answer in this book. Warnock explores how to teach an online (or hybrid) writing course by emphasizing the importance of using and managing students' written communications.


New Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

12 Aug 2020 16:56:50

Eurospan is pleased to announce that J. Ross Publishing joined us on 1st July 2020 for distribution in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Oceania.

J. Ross Publishing produces books and multi-media products for business, science, technology, environmental, and engineering professionals. With nearly a two-decade track record of creating high-quality content and a commitment to meeting the needs of the marketplace, they are a leader in the professional publisher arena. In order to keep up with today's challenges, J. Ross Publishing features practical, hands-on solutions that solve real-world problems and adds value to the learning experience.


Coming soon!
Effective Project and Change Sponsorship
Getting the Most from Your Strategic Investments
Ori Schibi
September 2020 320pp
9781604271744 Paperback
Addresses the challenges that organisations face surrounding the sponsorship of projects and change initiatives. This long overdue book provides techniques, remedies, and approaches to improve the way these initiatives are sponsored, led, and executed to ensure context, alignment, and a focus on value creation.

Coming soon!
Quantum Lean
Taking Lean Systems to the Next Level
Sean Fields & Michael Sanders
September 2020 328pp
9781604271751 Paperback
Presents a revolutionary approach to lean systems. Whereas traditional lean techniques suffer from less-than-inspiring results, Quantum Lean (QL) rethinks this subject and provides an overdue remedy. The key to this breakthrough is that QL approaches lean systems from an entirely different perspective than conventional methods.

Simplified Real-World Economics
A Practical Guide for Managers and Small Business Owners
Michael C. Thomsett
2019 312pp
9781604271676 Paperback
Simplified Real-World Economics, by financial guru and best-selling author Michael Thomsett, dispels the myths and explains microeconomics and macroeconomics in an easy-to-understand manner. It’s supported by dozens of real-world examples from history and the author’s own first-hand experience, giving it the authenticity that too many books lack.

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We are delighted to announce that, as of 1st May 2020, titles published by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) will be available through Eurospan in the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Oceania.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organisation of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF produce content for water quality engineers and water department administrators

              Industrial Wastewater Management Treatment and Disposal  Why Water's Worth It  Nutrient Removal

Industrial Wastewater Management, Treatment, and Disposal
Third Edition
February 2020, 602pp
9781572783690, Paperback
WEF Manual of Practice, FD-3
This publication offers proven methods to help you take on toxic, concentrated, and polluted wastewater. Complete with illustrations and tables throughout, this comprehensive, authoritative guide contains up-to-date information on significant treatment studies, efficient control processes, and the latest regulations.

Divided into two sections covering planning and managing industrial wastewater pre-treatment processes and design, operation, and procurement of industrial pre-treatment facilities, respectively, this Manual of Practice equips you with the know-how for treating and removing industrial wastes of all kinds by providing detailed descriptions of pre-treatment processes, design criteria, and process performance.

This is the only reference you'll need to perform effective wastewater treatment operations.

Why Water's Worth It
Lori Harrison
Illustrated by Jon Harrison
March 2019, 42pp
9781572783546, Paperback
9781572783621, Hardback

Also Available: 
Por qué el agua vale la pena?
9781572783638, July 2019 
Paperback, 42pp 
9781572783645, August 2019
Hardback, 42pp

Pourquoi l'eau en vaut la peine
9781572783652, July 2019 
Paperback, 42pp
9781572783669, August 2019
Hardback,  42pp
This educational picture book is about a little girl with a big story to tell – why is water worth it? With her nose buried in her book, she walks young readers through the world of clean water, how it's managed, and the importance of everyone working together to protect it.

Written for 4 to 8 year-olds but with appeal to readers of all ages, this book uses fun, engaging illustrations and rhyming text to present a simple explanation of a complex process while encouraging personal responsibility and thoughtful, "green" choices.

To help small hands become big heroes, the book includes a list of small ways to make a big difference and cool facts to explain why water's worth it!

You need water. Water needs you. From parents, to teachers, to water professionals around the world, this story will help you empower the next generation of water protectors.

Nutrient Removal
March 2020, 672pp
9781572783706, Paperback
WEF Manual of Practice, No 34
This manual and definitive guide provides comprehensive information on biological and chemical methods for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater.

It is invaluable to everyone who wants to really understand how nutrient removal is accomplished – whether it's a utility trying to optimize its plant, an engineer trying to figure out the best approach to designing a facility, or a student trying to understand the basics behind nutrient removal.

  • ⁠- Provides an integrated approach for combined nitrogen and phosphorus removal.
  • ⁠- Includes details on ammonia and dewatering liquors treatment.
  • ⁠- Covers environmental and regulatory issues.
  • ⁠- Also discusses natural treatment systems.

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