ANTHROPOSOPHIC PRESS/BELL POND BOOKS
The Holy Order of Water: Healing Earth’s Waters and Ourselves (Oct., $18) by William E. Marks names water as the mediator between life and death, the physical and spiritual worlds.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Sept.; $27.95, cloth $69.95) by Bjorn Lomborg argues that the global environment has actually improved. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Six-Legged Sex: The Erotic Lives of Bugs (Sept., $17.95) by James K. Wangberg, illus. by Marjorie C. Leggitt, reveals the sexual behavior of insects.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers (Oct., $16.95) by Gilbert Waldbauer examines group behavior and the social lives of an array of bugs.
Defending Our Wildlife Heritage: The Life and Times of a Special Agent (Sept., $18) by Terry Grosz is the story of a wildlife conservation law enforcement officer.
MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Dangerous Wildlife in the Southeast (Oct.) and Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic (Dec., $22.95 each) by F. Lynne Bachleda introduce plants and animals harmful to people. Advertising. Author tour.
Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony (Sept., $14), compiled by Hank Lentfer and Carolyn Servid, presents debates about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
State of the World 2002 (Jan.; $15.95, cloth $29.95) by the Worldwatch Institute analyzes current global environmental problems.
The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $35) by Theodore Roszak explores the relationship between the human psyche and the larger world. Advertising.
RED DEER PRESS
Buffalo: Sacred & Sacrificed (Oct., $14.95) by Grant MacEwan chronicles the efforts of early conservationists to protect the plains animal.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
(dist. by Gem Guides)
Hummingbirds of the American West (Oct., $9.95) by Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes the habits and habitats of various species of hummingbirds.
Cacti of the Desert Southwest (Oct., $9.95) by Meg Quinn focuses on 86 types.
Mount Rainier: Adventures and Views (Oct., $19.95) by John Harlin III, photos by James Martin, offers a portrait of this majestic peak.
So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture (Oct., $19.95) by Chris J. Magoc collects essays that trace changes in the American landscape from the 17th century to the present. Ad/promo.
Wilderness Living (Sept., $16.95) by Gregory J. Davenport is a guide to a long-term stay in the wilderness.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
City Wilds: Essays and Stories About Urban Nature (Feb.; $19.95, cloth $45), edited by Terrell Dixon, collects writings about the nature found in cities.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout’s Life in the River of No Return Wilderness (Nov., $19.95) by Don Scheese recounts a fire lookout’s long season on the Idaho River.
Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England (Nov., $19.95) by Kent C. Ryden offers a personal meditation on the connection between nature and culture.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Fire: A Brief History (Oct., $18.95) by Stephen J. Pyne traces the history of fire from prehistoric times to the present.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Common Birds of North America: An Expanded Guidebook, Eastern and Midwest (Sept., $22.50 each) by James D. Wilson. An ornithologist identifies and discusses the habits of the most commonly viewed birds.
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150—1750 (Sept., $24) by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park discusses how early European naturalists used oddities and marvels to explain the natural world.