Dog World (Feb., $24) by Alfred Gingold travels through the obsessive and colorful world of dog ownership.
Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes (Sept., $24.95) by Emily Craig. Kentucky's state forensic anthropologist recounts cases in her career, including sorting through remains from the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Tex.
IVAN R. DEE
Back from the Land: How Young Americans Went Back to Nature in the 1970s and Why They Came Back (Sept., $27.50) by Eleanor Agnew. A former member of the back-to-the-land movement explains why she returned to urban life.
Hip: The History (Oct., $26.95) by John Leland. The New York Times style reporter describes the evolution of 20th-century American popular culture. 50,000 first printing.
A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America (Nov., $25.95) by Peter Wood offers a tour of American acrimony.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
Genetics, Disability, and Deafness (Oct., $39.95), edited by John Vickrey Van Cleve, brings together essays on science, the humanities and history to show how disability, deafness and the new genetics interact.
The Intimate History of the Orgasm (Nov., $24) by Jonathan Margolis addresses sex for pleasure as well as for conception.
Voices of American Muslims: Twenty-three Profiles (Nov., $24.95) by Linda Brandi Cateura. Muslims discuss the challenges they face since 9/11.
Who We Are Now (Sept., $15) by Sam Roberts. A New York Times reporter and editor analyzes the trends and social shifts that are changing the face of America today. Advertising.
Marriage on Trial: In Defense of an Endangered Institution (Dec., $25) by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese discusses the nature and dynamics of marriage. Advertising.
The Impact of Inequality: How to Make Sick Societies Healthier (Jan., $24.95) by Richard Wilkinson explores how inequality destroys health and social status and affects the way people view their lives.
American Mania: When Too Much Is Not Enough (Jan., $24.95) by Peter C. Whybrow, M.D. A psychiatrist reveals why Americans have an insatiable thirst for more that threatens their health and happiness.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Together at the Table: Sustainability and Sustenance in the American Agrifood System (Nov., $45) by Patricia Allen addresses social and environmental problems in the agrifood system. Advertising.
Massive Change (Sept., $29.95) by Bruce Mau and the Institute Without Boundaries offers a manifesto to contemporary culture, technology and current events.
Broken Chain (Jan., $19.95) by Vera Muller-Paisner examines the lives of Poles raised as Catholics who are discoveringthat they are Jews.
RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION
Putting Children First: How Low-Wage Working Mothers Manage Child Care (Sept., $39.95) by Ajay Chaudry studies the plight of low-income, single working mothers and the difficulties in securing affordable child care.
The Future of the Family (Oct., $39.95), edited by Daniel P. Moynihan, Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding, takes stock of U.S. families and the ways in which public policy affects them.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
The Largest U.S. Cities Named After a Food and Other Mind-Boggling Geography Lists from Around the World (Nov., $16.95) by Brandt Maxwell offers more than 500 lists of geographic trivia.
Born to Buy: Marketing and the Transformation of Childhood and Culture (Sept., $25) by Juliet B. Schor exposes the ways big business targets younger and younger children as consumers, and the resulting effects on childhood, community and culture.
Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins (Oct., $19.95) by Michael Quinion. The OED's lexicographer provides an entertaining look at the English language.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Virginia Hasn't Always Been for Lovers: Interracial Marriage Bans and the Case of Richard and Mildred Loving (Sept., $29.50) by Phyl Newbeck covers U.S. laws banning interracial marriage, with particular emphasis on the Loving case.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
13, The Story of the World's Most Popular Superstition (Sept., $22) by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer recounts how a single superstition developed among wildly divergent societies.
War over the Family (Nov., $34.95) by David Popenoe presents observations and interpretations about the meaning and importance of marriage.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues (Oct., $19.95) by Joel Best identifies different numerical analyses that shape opinion on public issues.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Florida's Lost Tribes (Sept., $29.95) by Jerald T. Milanich presents 57 paintings by Florida artist Theodore Morris that tell the story of the state's vanished indigenous peoples.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Art of the Warriors: Rock Art of the American Plains (Oct., $45) by James D. Keyser offers an introduction to Plains art and culture.
Smashed: Growing Up to Be a Drunk Girl (Feb., $TBA) by Koren Zailckas looks at binge drinking among girls from 13 to 22.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Red Pencil: Convictions from Experience in Education (Sept., $23) by Theodore R. Sizer. An author with 50 years' experience as a teacher, principal, researcher, professor and dean combines a critique of American education with memoir.