The American Library Association (ALA) has named—count ’em—20 UC Press books to its list of Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010. The list contains approximately ten percent of some 7,000 works reviewed in Choice during the calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of academic librarians. UC Press congratulates the authors and editors who brought this work to the academic community. The titles recognized were:

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First Peoples in a New World: Colonizing Ice Age America, by David J. Meltzer

From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America, by Richard Mendelson

Encyclopedia of Islands, edited by Rosemary G. Gillespie and David A. Clague

Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, by Julia Bryan-Wilson

Species: A History of the Idea, by John S. Wilkins

Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America’s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860-1862, by Ted Genoways

The Great Dinosaur Discoveries, by Darren Nais

Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Agents, by Tom Kemper

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600, by Loren Partridge

Evolution: The Story of Life, by Douglas Palmer, illustrations by Peter Barrett

In Sight Of America: Photography and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy, by Anna Pegler-Gordon

Arachnids, by Jan Beccaloni

Vietnam, 1946: How the War Began, by Stein Tønnesson

Essentials of Paleomagnetism, by Lisa Tauxe

Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954, by Pierre Brocheux and Daniel Hémery

The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference, by Jonathan M. Hoekstra et al.; edited by Jennifer L. Molnar

Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, by Laurent Dubois

Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, by Mark W. Moffett

The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period, by Bezalel Bar-Kochva

Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the National Landscape, by Kirk Savage