Nubian Jak's Book of World Facts: The Quiz-and-Reference Hall of Fame on Global Black Entertainment, History, Sports, Science, Arts and Literature, Politics, and Current Affairs (Dec., $14.95) by Jak Bubeula-Dodd is a compendium of information about black people over the centuries and throughout the world.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Pictorial Price Guide to American Antiques (Oct., $19.95) by Dorothy Hammond prices more than 5,000 objects.
The Great American Handbook (Sept., $9.95) by Cheri Sicard offers suggestions on how to celebrate America.
The Magical World of Lord of the Rings (Oct., $13) by David Colbert explores the myths behind the epic fantasy.
The Best Small Towns in America: How to Find a Great Little Place as Your Next Home Base (Nov., $19.95) by Norman Crampton gives directions on how to find the perfect house in the perfect town.
The American Sign Language Handshape Starter: A Beginner's Guide (Oct., $17.95), edited by Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown, illustrates 800 of the most common signs.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Econoguide Buying and Selling a Home (Dec., $17.95) by Corey Sandler provides hundreds of tips on buying, selling and financing.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
The Alaska Almanac: Facts About Alaska (Nov., $12.95) offers amusing and informative details, highlights and tips.
The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps 2002 (Oct., $23) by the U.S. Postal Service is a guide to stamps issued from 1847 to the present.
The Scholarship Scouting Report: Inside America's Top Scholarships and College Cash Contests (Feb., $21.95) by Ben Kaplan reveals the nation's top scholarship opportunities.
Antique Trader Clocks Price Guide (Nov., $17.95), edited by Kyle Husfloen, contributing editor Mark Moran, is a guide to all the major types of large timepieces from the 17th to the 20th century; includes more than 1,400 listings. Advertising.
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Antiques, Art & Collectibles on the Web (Oct., $14.95) features more than 1,000 Web sites for finding collectibles.
Heloise Conquers Stinks and Stains (Nov., $10.95) by Heloise. The domestic expert and columnist dispenses cleaning tips.
The Associated Press Guide to Punctuation (Jan., $6), edited by Jack Cappon, lays down the law of AP style.
Uncle John Presents Mind-Blowing Weather Facts (Sept., $12.95) by David Phillips and Suzanne Chisholm takes a humorous and informative look at the air above.
PURPLE MOON PRES
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Willetta's Guide to Police Detective Series (Oct., $19.95) by Willetta L. Heising features more than 500 contemporary authors with their fictional characters from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Advertising.
QUILL DRIVER BOOKS
Quit Your Day Job and Write for a Living: How to Sleep Late, Do What You Enjoy, and Make a Ton of Money As a Writer (Nov., $14.95) by Jim Denney is a roadmap to turning the dream of writing into a career.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
Safe at All Times: Protect Yourself and Your Family at Home, at Work, and While Traveling (Sept., $17.95) by Janet Rodgers. A detective dispenses tips, techniques and information for personal safety, crime prevention and self-defense.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
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Exploring Our Lives: A Writing Handbook for Senior Adults (Sept., $14.95) by Francis E. Kazemek provides instruction on how older people can turn their memories into memoirs, fiction, poetry and more.
How to Publish Your Children's Book (Dec., $17.95) by Liza N. Burby explains the process.
World War II on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites—with Free CD-ROM (Nov., $23.95) by J. Douglas Smith and Richard J. Jensen describes and rates the finest sites. Ad/promo.
A Thousand Paths to Love (Sept., $9.95) by David Baird gathers quotations about love from contemporary Western thinking and traditional Eastern philosophy.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (Feb., $15) by Scott L. Montgomery offers advice on crafting research papers, conference talks, grant proposals and more.
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The Writer's Handbook 2003 (Sept., $29.95), edited by Elfrieda Abbe, features inspiring essays by leading writers, a new section for beginning writers and updated market listings.
Religion & Inspiration
At the End of the Day: How Will You Be Remembered (Sept., $13) by James W. Moore tells how to build a legacy of worth.
Redeveloping the Congregation: A How-to for Lasting Change (Nov., $17) by Mary K. Sellon, Daniel P. Smith and Gail F. Grossman suggests ways congregations can apply organizational behavior expert John Kotter's eight-step framework.
Silver Screen, Sacred Story: Using Multimedia in Worship (Nov., $14.50) by Michael Bausch guides congregations in using artistic resources to enhance worship.
Isis Mary Sophia: Her Mission and Ours (Dec. $16.95) by Rudolf Steiner considers Mary as anthroposophia, or divine wisdom descended from the spiritual world.
Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know (Sept., $12.99) by Al Miles confronts issues involving family and intimate-partner violence.
AVE MARIA PRESS
The Gift of Saint Benedict (Sept., $14.95), edited by Verna Holyhead, is a primer to the sixth-century Rule of Saint Benedict.
Does God Have a Future? A Debate of Divine Providence (Jan., $14.99) by Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders offers an account of the current debate over the classical versus openness views of God. Advertising.
Israel's Messiah in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Feb., $17.99), edited by Richard S. Hess and M. Daniel Carroll. Evangelical scholars analyze the Messiah as presented in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Advertising.
What Good Is God?: Finding Faith and Hope in Troubled Times (Sept., $12.99) by Doug Herman with Donna Wallace explores God through contemporary and biblical stories.
The Wisdom of Islam: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Islamic Belief (Oct., $18.95) by Robert Frager presents an overview of Islam's foundations, scriptures, history and traditions.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
New Religious Movements and Religious Liberty in America (Sept.; $16.95, cloth $29.95), edited by Derek H. Davis and Barry Hankins, collects essays on religious liberty and new religious movements.
The Place of Tolerance in Islam (Nov., $15) by Khaled Abou El Fadl. Leading scholars of Islam, such as Tariq Ali, Milton Viorst and John Esposito, contribute commentary on the nonviolent nature of this religious practice.
BEAR & CO.
The Cherokee Full Circle: A Practical Guide to Sacred Ceremonies and Traditions (Sept., $14) by J.T. Garrett and Michael Tlanusta Garrett surveys Native American spiritual principles and their application.
Reprints: Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue and In Communion with God (both Oct., $14), both by Neale Donald Walsch.
Jesus Freaks, Vol. II (Oct., $16.99) by dc Talk features testimonies of those who have taken a stand in support of Jesus against the culture of their day.
Created for His Glory (Nov., $TBA) by Jim Berg leads Christians in their relationships with God.
Reading Is Believing: The Christian Faith Through Literature and Film (Nov., $18.99) by David Cunningham looks at the Apostles' Creed to explore how fiction and film can lead Christians to deeper faith. Advertising.
Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, the Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons (Dec., $13.99) by David Dark claims that God's ways are revealed in contemporary popular culture.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Young Man in the Mirror: A Christian Rite of Passage into Manhood (Jan., $9.99) by Patrick Morley explains what it means to be a man from a Christian perspective.
Faith in Politics (Sept., $20.95) by A. James Reichley considers religion's past role in American public life and its future involvement in the formation of public policy.
On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable? (Sept., $14) by Richard Holloway studies the process of forgiveness. Advertising.
CATHOLIC BOOK/RESURRECTION PRESS
Praying Through Our Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Path to Freedom (Sept., $9.95) by John J. Cecero explains how faith can be used to overcome fears, insecurities and emotional wounds.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
Saint Thomas Aquinas: Volume 2, Spiritual Master (Jan.; $29.95, cloth $49.95) by Jean-Pierre Torrell. This second volume in a series focuses on the saint's spirituality.
You Are Talented!: Discovering, Perfecting and Using Your Unique Abilities (Sept., $12.99) by Patrick Kavanaugh offers practical help for Christians who want to discover and perfect their natural gifts.
Safe Place: Guidelines for Creating an Abuse-Free Environment (Sept., $19.99), edited by Marv Parker, is a guide for ensuring the safety of students as well as leaders in churches and organizations; includes a CD with forms and resources.
COOK COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES
Great Dads (Sept., $12.99) by Robert Hamrin comes with an endorsement from Billy Graham.
The Gift of Listening (Feb., $12.99) by Dallas and Nancy Demmitt is geared to creating better listeners in order to improve all relationships.
God's Greater Glory (Oct., $17.99) by Bruce A. Ware explores the historical-scriptural model of the doctrine of God.
A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld (Sept., $10.95) by Francis Bridger argues that, far from promoting the dark arts, the Harry Potter books are firmly based on Christian values. Ad/promo.
Reprints: Weigh Down Diet (Dec., $12.95) by Gwen Shamblin; The Journey to Peace: Reflections on Faith, Embracing Suffering, and Finding New Life (Feb., $12.95) by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.
WM. B. EERDMANS
The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalms to Accompany Us on Our Journey Through Aging (Sept., $15) by Albert Micah Lewis reflects on three psalms and their relation to the aging experience.
The Middle East and Islamic World Reader (Sept., $18.50), edited by Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar, surveys the history and culture of the Muslim world with primary documents from the era of Muhammad to the present.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Best Spiritual Writing 2002 (Sept.), edited by Philip Zaleski, and The Best Christian Writing 2002 (Dec., $15.95 each),edited by John Wilson, anthologize the best writing on spiritual and Christian matters. 30,000 first printing and 25,000 first printing, respectively.
Reprint: A New Christianity for a New World: Why Traditional Faith Is Dying & How a New Faith Is Being Born (Oct., $13.95) by John Shelby Spong.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Jainism and Ecology: Nonviolence in the Web of Life (Sept.; $22.95, cloth $32.95), edited by Christopher Key Chapple, grapples with the 2,500-year-old tradition of Jainism, which emphasizes nonviolence as the path to liberation.
The Voice of Silence: A Life of Love, Healing and Inspiration (Sept., $10.95) by Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo is the autobiography of a London healer and acupuncturist who has been both a nun and a confidante to Princess Diana.
Ruth, Jonah, Esther (Nov., $24.99) by Eugene F. Roop. This 16th addition to the Believers Church Bible Commentary series focuses on three Bible stories.
You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Bringing Meditation to Life (Oct., $14.95) by Rick Lewis explains the benefits of meditation.
The Power of a Positive Woman (Oct., $14.99) by Karol Ladd recommends practical steps and principles for women to follow in order to have an impact on the world.
Mending the World: Spiritual Hope for Ourselves and Our Planet (Oct., $15.95) by Bruce Epperly and Lewis Solomon. A Protestant minister and a rabbi present a path for those seeking deeper understanding of faith and spirituality.
The Power of a City at Prayer: What Happens When Churches Unite for Renewal (Sept., $12) by Mac Pier and Katie Sweeting shares lessons learned from the New York City prayer movement.
Making a Successful Jewish Interfaith Marriage: The Jewish Outreach Institute Guide to Challenges, Opportunities and Resources (Oct., $18.95) by Kerry Olitzky and Joan Littman guides interfaith couples and those affected by their relationships. $15,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
A Different Kind of Laughter (Sept., $10.99) by Andy Cook. A Pulitzer Prize—winning editor-turned-pastor examines the last week of Jesus's life.
KREGEL/KREGEL ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL
Psychology of Paul (Nov., $17.99) by James R. Beck studies the influential author and missionary.
Rwanda: The Land God Forgot? (Sept., $13.99) by Meg Guillebaud is an account of life in a country that has known both strong faith and terrifying genocide.
The Third How-to Handbook for Jewish Living (Sept., $13.95) by Kerry Olitzky and Ron Isaacs explains the practice of Judaism.
Contemporary Orthodox Judaism's Response to Modernity (Oct.; $18.95, cloth $29.50) by Barry Freundel. A rabbi reviews Orthodox Jewish views on basic issues.
Do You Know Where You Are Going?: One Man's Story of September 11 and the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ(Sept., $11.95) by Sujo John. A survivor of the World Trade Center attack tells his story of that day and its religious implications.
LITTLE, BROWN/BACK BAY
Reprint: An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life (Sept., $12.95) by the Dalai Lama, edited by Nicholas Vreeland. Ad/promo.
God in the Garden: A Week-by-Week Journey Through the Christian Year (Sept., $17.95) by Maureen Gilmer compiles scripture, meditations, prayers, gardening tips and more. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor (Oct., $17.95) by Gary Smith. A Jesuit priest chronicles life and faith among the poor. 15,000 first printing.
Mary's House: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Discovery of the House Where the Virgin Mary Lived and Died (Oct., $12) by Donald Carroll traces the history of a pile of stones discovered at the close of the 19th century in Turkey, believed to be the remains of the house where Mary lived after the crucifixion.
Keeping Silence: Christian Practices for Entering Stillness (Oct., $12.95) by C.W. McPherson provides instruction for Christian meditation practice.
A Holy Island Prayer Book: Prayers and Readings from Lindesfarne (Jan., $11.95) by Ray Simpson offers daily prayers based on those said on this English island.
Fight on Your Knees (Sept., $13) by Mel Winger encourages men to participate in persistent prayer. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Soul Guide (Dec., $11) by Bruce Demerest introduces spiritual direction as a part of spiritual growth and discipleship.
The Edge of Certainty: Dilemmas on the Buddhist Path (Oct., $16.95) by Peter Fenner offers an overview of Buddhist traditions and addresses the contradictions of spiritual practice.
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September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences (Sept., $25.95), edited by Ian Markham and Ibrahim Abu-Rabi', contains 14 articles by leading theologians on subjects such as the motivations of bin Laden and why God permitted the events to occur. Author tour.
9-11: Meditations at the Center of the World (Sept., $10) by Eugene Kennedy considers September 11 to reveal the sacred in the midst of sin.
Soul Sisters: Women in Scripture Speak to Women Today (Oct., $20) by Edwina Gateley supplies portraits of women touched by Jesus, from Mary Magdalen to a Chicago street walker.
Understanding the Hadith: The Sacred Traditions of Islam (Sept., $22) by Ram Swarup is an introduction to the Sahih Muslim for the lay reader.
Simple Prayers for a Powerful Life (Oct., $8.99) by Ted Haggard serves as a practical and biblical prayer guide.
What the Bible Is All About Handbook, NIV (Oct., $14.99) by Henrietta Mears. This Bible handbook has been updated and revised for easier study.
RINGING ROCKS PRESS
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Ropes to God: Experiencing the Bushman Spiritual Universe (Nov.; $18.95, cloth $39.95) by Bradford Keeney. This eighth volume in the Profiles of Healing series on traditional shamans and medicine people focuses on Bushman spiritual experience; includes a DVD. $2,000 ad/promo.
Reprint: Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (Sept., $13) by Thich Nhat Hanh.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER
8 Spiritual Heroes: Their Search for God (Sept., $11.95) by Brennan R. Hill profiles eight modern religious heroes, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa.
On-the-Job Spirituality: Finding God in Work (Sept., $10.95) by Marianne E. Roche attempts to help readers see the work of God in all jobs and chores.
St. VLADIMIR'S SEMINARY PRESS
O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? (Oct., $9.95) by Alexander Schmemann, trans. by Alexis Vinogradov, collects Radio Liberty broadcasts on Christian revelation and anthropology.
I Love, Therefore I Am (Nov., $14.95) by Nicholas V. Sakharov is a critical exposition of the theology of Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov, a Christian ascetic, monk and mystic of the 20th century.
To Be Victorious in Life (Sept., $6.50) by Paramahansa Yogananda gives advice for harnessing the power of will. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
26 Words That Will Improve the Way You Do Family (Sept., $9.99) by Dan Seaborn contains messages on subjects from awareness to zany, intended to strengthen families.
Real Survivors (Jan., $10.99) by Steve and Valerie Bell recounts the stories of Christians who have endured extreme difficulties.
SEVEN BRIDGES PRESS
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Asian Religions (Sept., $29.95) by Bradley K. Hawkins presents the major religions of South and Southeast Asia, China and Northeast Asia.
Seeds (Oct., $13.95) by Thomas Merton, edited by Robert Inchausti, expounds on the essence of Merton's thought through short excerpts from his work.
Reprint: The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Sept., $12.95) by Pema Chodron.
SHEED & WARD
Christmas Memories from Famous Lives: Heartwarming Stories from Past and Present (Sept., $17.95), edited by Walter Oleksy. Nearly 200 noted figures wax nostalgic about Christmases past.
Searching for God at Ground Zero (Sept., $12.95) by James Martin. A clergyman who worked with firefighters, police officers and rescue workers recounts his experiences.
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The Little Book of Wholeness and Prayer: An Eight Week Meditation Guide (Oct., $14) by Kimberly Beyer-Nelson advises readers on integrating spiritual practices into their daily routines.
The Shaman's Quest: Journeys in an Ancient Spiritual Practice (Sept., $16.95) by Nevill Drury narrates the spiritual journeys of four shamans from first calling to leaders in their communities. $20,000 ad/promo.
Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval (Oct., $16.95) by Ira Rifkin examines the issues from a religious view. $20,000 ad/promo. 4-city author tour.
Essential Practice (Sept., $14.95) by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. A master of Tibetan Buddhism outlines the stages of meditation and a bodhisattva's view. Ad/promo.
SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS
Surprised by Truth 3: More Men and Women Who Found New Life in the Catholic Church (Oct., $14.95) by Patrick Madrid offers more conversion stories that support Catholics' defense of their faith.
The End-Times Survival Handbook: What to Expect Before the Rapture and How to Survive It (Sept., $13.99) by Joan Hake Robie and Daymond Duck aims to enable readers to defend faith and family and identify false prophets.
Prophecy at Ground Zero: From Today's Middle-East Madness to the Second Coming of Christ (Oct., $16.99), edited by William T. James. This is the first title in the Prophecy Experts series on cults and the occult, the Antichrist and more. Advertising. Author tour.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings (Sept.; $29.95, cloth $44.95) by Neal Vahle studies the religious movement founded in 1889 that publishes the Daily Word.
In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (Sept., $29.95) by Daniel Pipes. The newspaper columnist and director of the Middle East Forum wrote this in response to the Iranian revolution and hostage crisis of 1979—81 and has added a new preface.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Irish Jesus, Roman Jesus: The Formation of Early Irish Christianity (Oct., $24) by Graydon F. Snyder relates the story of Paul and the Celtic Christians, showing how modern Christianity would differ if the Celts had won the battle for the church.
TYNDALE HOUSE/FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Peacemaking for Families (Sept., $TBA) by Ken Sande with Tom Raabe. An attorney offers conflict-resolution skills based on scripture to help families manage conflict in the home.
Jesus & Buddha: The Parallel Sayings Illustrated Edition (Sept., $25), edited by Marcus Borg, combines the beliefs of two religious figures, while Jesus & Mohammed: The Parallel Sayings (Sept., $14), edited by Joey Greene, matches parables of Jesus with ethical teachings of Mohammed.
Way to Live: Christian Practice for Teens (Sept., $16), edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter, offers methods to incorporate Christian spirituality into young adults' everyday lives. 15,000 first printing.
Mother Roots: The Female Ancestors of Jesus (Dec., $15) by Helen Bruch Pearson explores the lives of the four women named in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, with a final chapter on Mary.
Inside Afghanistan (Sept., $14.99) by John Weaver. An aide worker explains why he chose to minister in Afghanistan and remain after September 11.
Intimate Faith: A Woman's Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines (Jan., $12.95) by Jan Winebrenner presents 17 spiritual disciplines to enable women to pursue spiritual intimacy with God. Advertising. Author tour.
One Holy Fire (Jan, $13.99) by Nicky Cruz with Frank Martin provides instruction on "releasing the Holy Spirit's power."
Buddhism: Core Ideas (Sept., $14.95) by Hsing Yun, trans. by Tom Graham. A Chinese Buddhist monk presents concepts central to the teachings of Buddha, including cause and effect and the six primary virtues.
WILDCAT CANYON PRESS
Ceremonies for Real Life: 10 Complete Ceremonies for Bringing the Sacred to Life's Important Events (Oct., $14.95) by Carine Fabius presents sacred ceremonies for events such as weddings, birthdays and new homes.
The Bible for Dummies (Nov., $21.99) by Jeffrey Geohegan and Michael Homan. This lively guide breaks down the Bible to the basics. Ad/promo.
Mindfulness in Plain English: Updated and Expanded Edition (Sept., $14.95) by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana gives step-by-step guidance on meditation and mindfulness.
On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, Mind (Sept., $14.95) by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi and Bernard Glassman is a detailed Zen primer.
God: A Guide for Seekers (Oct., $7.95) by David Schiller. The author of The Little Zen Companion and The Little Book of Prayers compiles numerous quotes—from the New Testament, Nietzsche and Picasso—about God.
Courageous Leadership (Sept., $12.99) by Bill Hybels explains the importance of the spiritual gift of leadership and the positive impact it will have on churches.
Faith, Hope, and Hilarity (Jan., $12.99), edited by Ann Spangler and Shari MacDonald. This third book in a humor series offers laughter and inspiration.
Reprint: In Code: A Young Woman's Mathematical Journey (Jan., $13.95) by Sarah Flannery with David Flannery.
The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime Scene Investigation (Sept., $16.95) by N.E. Genge explains how to secure a crime scene, identify blood spatter patterns, collect fingerprints and more. Advertising.
The Coming Storm—The True Causes of Freak Weather—and Why It's Going to Get Worse (Sept., $22.95) by Mark Maslin discusses floods and droughts, global warming and more.
Celestial Delights: The Best Astronomical Events Through 2010 (Oct., $19.95) by Francis Reddy and Greg Walz-Chojnacki combines an introduction to science and a calendar of upcoming celestial events.
The Best American Science Writing 2002 (Sept., $13.95), edited by Matt Ridley, series editor Jesse Cohen, collects writings from prominent science journalists and pioneers. Ad/promo.
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That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: 65 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life (Sept., $15) by Joe Schwarcz. Anecdotes and tales to make science fun. Advertising.
Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles (Sept., $19.95) by Freddy Silva. A leading crop circle researcher reports on their history, nature and symbolism, and the issue of man-made hoaxes.
Reprint: Why People Believe Weird Things (Sept., $16) by Michael Shermer.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Starring T. Rex!: Dinosaur Mythology and Popular Culture (Nov.; $17.95, cloth $39.95) by José Luis Sanz looks at paleontological discoveries and the possibilities for commercial exploitation.
Crop Circles: Exploring the Designs & Mysteries (Oct., $14.95) by Werner Anderhub and Hans Peter Roth offers answers to what these geometric figures are, who is creating them and more.
Roadside Geology of Nebraska (Oct., $16) by Harmon D. Maher Jr., George F. Englemann and Robert D. Shuster uncovers badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos and the largest dune field in the Western hemisphere.
Genetics: A Beginner's Guide (Nov., $14.95) by A. Griffiths, B. Guttman, D. Suzuki and T. Cullis explains genetics and its role in our future.
Blackfoot Physics: A Journey into the Native American Universe (Nov., $16.95) by F. David Peat explores the relationship between science and the Native American worldview.
Just Curious About Science, Jeeves (Jan., $15) by Jack Mingo with Erin Barrett is the third book from the Web site Ask.com, and takes an intriguing look at science facts.
THAMES & HUDSON
Cyborg: The Man-Machine (Oct., $24.95) by Marie O'Mahony is an illustrated catalogue of man-machines and discusses the implications of A.I., advances in biotechnology and other scientific innovations.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Reprint: A Plague of Frogs: Unraveling an Environmental Mystery (Dec., $17.95) by William Souder.
Genes, Girls and Gamow: After the Double Helix (Feb., $14) by James D. Watson observes the years after Watson's discovery of DNA. Advertising.
A Cup of Comfort for Women (Sept., $9.95) by Colleen Sell contains 50 stories that celebrate womanhood. 150,000 first printing. $250,000 series ad/promo. 50-city radio satellite tour.
It's the Little Things (Sept., $9.95) by Amy Collins lists 300 indulgences to re-energize, reconnect and relax. 50,000 first printing. Author tour. 40-city radio satellite tour.
Why Men Love Bitches (Oct., $14.95) by Sherry Argov helps women hold their own in relationships. 100,000 first printing. Author tour. 40-city radio satellite tour.
ALLEN & UNWIN
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Navigating Midlife: Women Becoming Themselves (Oct., $14.95) by Robyn Vickers-Willis addresses women over 35 with advice on achieving their full potential in the second half of life.
Having What Matters: The Black Woman's Guide to Creating the Life You Really Want (Dec., $12.95) by Monique Greenwood. A former Essence editor-in-chief guides African-American women with advice on men, finances, spirituality and more.
Reprint: Living a Life That Matters (Sept., $11.95) by Harold S. Kushner.
Stairway of Surprise: Six Steps to a Creative Life (Nov., $14.95) by Michael Lipson uses exercises created by Rudolf Steiner to open up one's perspective.
The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear (Feb., $11.99) by Cari Jackson presents practical methods for improving communication skills.
AVE MARIA PRESS
A Season of Grief: A Comforting Companion for Difficult Days (Sept., $12.95) by Ann Dawson collects quotations, reflections and prayers for the grieving.
Redeeming Eve: Finding Hope Beyond the Struggles of Life (Nov., $12.99) by Heather P. Webb guides women in restoring their relationships with God.
Reprints: Embraced by the Light (Nov., $11.95) by Betty J. Eadie. 40,000 first printing ; Family Estrangements (Jan., $TBA) by Barbara LeBey. 75,000 first printing.
A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors (Dec., $21.99) by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom helps readers overcome the obstacles in tracing African-American ancestry.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS
The Breakup Book: A Girl's Guide to Putting the Pieces Back Together (Nov., $8.95) by Diane Mastromarino assists women in battling heartbreak with advice and humor.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (Oct., $16.95) by L. Ron Hubbard aims to rid readers of unwanted emotions, stress and psychosomatic illnesses and help establish self-confidence. Ad/promo.
Reprint: Life Makeovers: 52 Practical & Inspiring Ways to Improve Your Life One Week at a Time (Dec., $TBA) by Cheryl Richardson.
The Lovers' Guide: What Women Really Want (Sept., $19.95) by Marcelle D'Argy Smith with Sarah Humphery, M.D., answers Freud's infamous question, at least as far as lovemaking is concerned.
How to Be Ageless: Growing Better, Not Just Older! (Sept., $14.95) by Suzy Allegra discusses enjoying life, embracing age and wisdom and achieving a healthy state of mind.
Dream Wisdom: Uncovering Life's Answers in Your Dreams (Jan., $14.95) by Alan B. Siegel reveals how to use dreams as a guide to hidden needs and unconscious feelings.
The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written (Nov., $24.95) by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans is by two women with more than 15 years experience working at America's leading sex toy store.
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Healing Your Traumatized Heart: 100 Practical Ideas (Sept., $11.95) by Alan D. Wolfelt helps one deal with the loss of a loved one to a sudden, violent death. Author tour.
Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned While Shopping (Sept., $14.95) by Amanda Ford looks at shopping and its soothing effects. Ad/promo.
CONSUMER ADVOCATE PRESS
When Death Occurs: A Practical Consumer's Guide to Burial, Cremation, Body Donation, Funerals, Memorials and Their Merchandise (Oct., $19.95) by John M. Reigle provides straightforward information on making arrangements.
Reawakening to Life: Renewal After a Husband's Death (Sept., $16.95) by Mary Ellen Berry and Carmen Renee Berry. A mother/daughter team give solace and advice to recently widowed women.
The Not-So-Lost Soul Companion (Oct., $11.95) by Susan M. Brackney explains how artists can make a living from their work. 22,500 first printing. Ad/promo.
Sex: True or False: The Pleasures, Perils, and Passions of Sexual Intimacy (Sept., $10.95) by R. Kevin Hennelly and Michelle Rios Rice Hennelly emphasizes the necessity of love-centered sex.
Sorrow's Journey: Words of Comfort to Heal the Grieving Heart (Nov., $20) by Twyla Fisher helps those who have experienced the death of a loved one. $10,000 ad/promo.
Reprint: Know What You Want and Get It (Oct., $12.95) by Norman Monath.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It (Feb., $11.95) by David Niven imparts advice for finding happiness, peace and satisfaction in relationships. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.
Reprint: The Secret of the Shadow: The Power of Owning Your Story (Jan., $14.95) by Debbie Ford.
Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Sept., $13.95) by Robin Sharma offers 101 solutions to life's challenges. Ad/promo. 20-city author tour.
Field Notes: A Geography of Mourning (Sept., $14.95) by Sharon White relates a woman's journey through grief and the solace she finds in nature. Advertising. Author tour.TV/radio campaign. Author tour.
52 Weeks of Conscious Contact: Meditation for Connecting with God, Self & Others (Nov., $15) by Melody Beattie gathers stories, meditations and suggestions that address issues such as nurturing inner peace and cultivating a deep prayer life. 20,000 first printing. Advertising. TV/radio campaign.
The Angel and the Dragon: A Father's Search for Answers to His Son's Suicide: The Myths and Realities of Mental Illness (Sept., $12.95) by Jonathan Arthur. A father investigates his son's suicide. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul: Inspirational Stories About Sisters and Their Changing Relationships (Nov., $12.95) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Mitchell, Nancy Mitchell, Katy McNamara and Heather McNamara celebrates the bonds between sisters.
The Don't Sweat Guide to Taxes: Avoiding Stress over April 15th (Jan., $10.95) by Don't Sweat Press editors explains how to calmly deal with fiscal matters. 100,000 first printing.
Taming the Paper Tiger at Home and Taming the Paper Tiger at Work (both Oct., $14.95 each) by Barbara Hemphill describes methods for managing the paper that comes into the house—and the office. $5,000 ad/promo.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
The Colors of Love: The Black Person's Guide to Interracial Relationships (Oct., $14.95) by Kimberly Hohman gleans advice for couples based on hundreds of interviews.
MARLOWE & CO.
Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living and Staying Together (Nov., $15.95) by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller is a guide for couples bound by love but not marriage.
Dealing with Relatives... (Even If You Can't Stand Them): Bringing Out the Best in Families at Their Worst (Nov., $12.95) by Rick Brinkman and Rick Kirschner advises readers on dealing with tough situations that families face. Ad/promo.
Comfort for the Grieving Heart (Sept., $9.95) by Margolyn Woods and Maureen MacLellan collects short stories, essays, poems and bible quotes to soothe the sad.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Setting Yourself Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love (Sept., $14.95) by SaraKay Smullens enables men and women to recognize the five major types of emotional abuse and to break the cycle. Ad/promo. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Cheaters: 180 Telltale Signs Mates Are Cheating and How to Catch Them (Oct., $15.95) by Raymond B. Green with Marcella Bakur Weiner identifies behavioral patterns that indicate a cheating partner. Advertising. 20-city radio satellite tour.
How to Hang Loose in an Uptight World (May, $9.95) by Elizabeth Baker offers steps to alleviate stress.
The Queen of Clean Conquers Clutter (Dec., $10) by Linda Cobb. A cleaning expert recommends how to get and stay organized. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour. TV satellite tour.
PRENTICE HALL PRESS
Reprint: The New Psycho-Cybernetics: The Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success That Has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People (Nov., $14) by Maxwell Maltz, M.D., edited and updated by Dan S. Kennedy and the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation.
Eldercare 911: The Caregiver's Complete Handbook for Making Decisions (Sept., $24) by Susan Beerman and Judith Rappaport-Musson assists family caregivers with comprehensive information.
Reprints: Men, Women, and Relationships: Making Peace with the Opposite Sex (Nov., $12.95) by John Gray; Mars and Venus in Love: Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relationships That Work (Nov., $12.95) by John Gray; Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships (Jan., $12.95) by Laura Schlessinger.
A String and a Prayer: How to Make and Use Prayer Beads (Sept., $14.95) by Eleanor Wiley and Maggi Oman Shannon recounts the history and symbolism of prayer beads, teaches stringing techniques and offers prayers for using them.
The Spiritual Chicks Question Everything: Learn to Risk, Release, and Soar (Oct., $14.95) by Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman features the Spiritual Chicks in a no-holds-barred quest to know, feel and apply universal goodness.
Ask the Girl Next Door (Jan., $9.95) by Nicole Beland. A Men's Health columnist provides men with the lowdown on the fairer sex.
Win the Green Card Lottery! (Sept., $9.95) by Marybeth Rael and J. Stephen Wilson explains how to increase your chances of being one of the 50,000 winners out of the 12 million yearly green card applicants. Advertising.
SENSIBLE PSYCHOLOGY PRESS
Family Desk Reference to Psychology (Sept., $24.95) by Chuck T. Falcon supplies counseling advice and critiques psychology controversies. Advertising. Author tour.
The Soul's Palette: Drawing on Art's Transformative Powers for Health and Well-Being (Oct., $14.95) by Cathy Malchiodi explores how art and creativity can heal.
Chocolate for a Woman's Courage (Dec., $12) by Kay Allenbaugh features inspirational stories for women.
Living Alone and Loving It: A Guide to Relishing the Solo Life(Jan., $10) by Barbara Feldon discusses the benefits of being on your own. Ad/promo. TV/radio satellite tour.
Reprints: Every Day I Pray: Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion (Nov., $10) by Iyanla Vanzant; Stand Up for Your Life: Develop the Courage, Confidence, and Character to Fulfill Your Greatest Potential (Dec., $13) by Cheryl Richardson; Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter (Jan., $12) by Hal Urban.
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From Hurting to Happy: Transforming Your Life After Loss (Sept., $12.95) by Barbara Bartocci describes growing through loss.
God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart: 12 Ways to Keep It All Together (Sept., $11.95) by Gretchen Thompson offers essential information.
A Year of Romance (Nov., $16.95) by Mara Goodman-Davies presents ideas and activities for occasions throughout the year.
The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care (Dec., $21.95) by Brette McWhorter Sember. An attorney outlines the residential, financial and medical issues that accompany the care of a senior citizen.
Wisdom Bowls: Overcoming Fear and Coming Home to Your Authentic Self (Oct., $15.95) by Meredith Young-Sowers teaches how to see into one's spiritual nature and discover obstacles that stand in the way of happiness.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Sacred Contracts (Feb., $15) by Caroline Myss. 150,000 first printing.
Every Day Is a Blessing: 365 Illuminations to Lift the Spirit (Oct., $12.95) by Aaron Zerah. This treasury collects a year's worth of interfaith proverbs, stories and sayings. Ad/promo.
How to Calm Down: Three Deep Breaths to Peace of Mind (Jan., $9.95) by Fred L. Miller offers ways to relieve stress. Ad/promo.
Reprint: Patti's Pearls: Lessons in Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously (Sept., $12.95) by Patti LaBelle and Laura Randolph Lancaster.
The Great Marriage Tune-Up Book: A Proven Program for Evaluating and Renewing Your Relationship (Nov., $19.95) by Jeffrey Larson looks to improve relationships between husbands and wives.
Fine Art of Relaxation, Meditation and Concentration: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds (Feb., $14.95) by Joel and Michelle Levy emphasizes that elimination of stress improves your health and helps you achieve your goals.
Seven Secrets of a Happy Marriage: Wisdom from the Annals of "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" (Sept., $12.95) by Margery D. Rosen and Ladies' Home Journal editors. On the 50th anniversary of the longest-running women's magazine column, the most memorable cases are collected.
Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Life, Law, and Justice (Oct., $13.95), edited by Jabari Asim, collects essays by influential contemporary writers on the impact of the American legal system on black life. Ad/promo.
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Eastern Erotica: Chinese, Indian, and Japanese Eroticism (Sept., $15.95), edited by Bret Norton, offers an illustrated examination of the traditional erotic texts of the East.
AUSTRALIAN THEOLOGICAL FORUM
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Karl Barth: A Future for Postmodern Theology (Sept., $18) by Geoff Thompson and Christian Mostert looks at the relationship between Karl Barth and the term postmodern .
The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace (Sept., $15) is an anthology of persuasive arguments for peace over the last 2,500 years, from Buddha to Arundhati Roy.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Lobsters Great and Small: How Scientists and Fishermen Are Changing Our Understanding of a Maine Icon (Sept., $24.95) by Philip W. Conkling and Anne Hayden provides facts and observations about the Maine lobster.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire (Jan., $19.95) by Katherine Frank. A former stripper turned anthropologist explains why men go to strip clubs.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
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More Justice, More Peace: The Black Person's Guide to the American Legal System (Nov., $14.95) by Nedra B. Campbell is a guide to help African-Americans exercise their rights within the legal system.
Reprint: A Death in Texas (Jan., $14) by Dina Temple-Raston.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
A Gathering of Stones: Journeys to the Edges of a Changing World (Sept., $12.95) by Carol Ann Bassett journeys into the communities, ceremonies and lives of traditional peoples struggling in the face of rapid change.
Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism (Oct., $19.95) by Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Chairman Jefferson Mao, Gabriel Alvarez and Brent Rollins takes an informative and humorous look at race and popular culture. Author publicity.
Black in America: When a Ph.D. Is Still Not Enough (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $59.95) by Lee Jones deals with equity in higher education.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Despite Good Intentions: Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed (Jan., $19.95) by Thomas W. Dichter. An insider critiques the development assistance industry.
Staging Growth: Modernization, Development, and the Global Cold War (Feb., $19.95), edited by David C. Engerman, Nils Gilman, Mark J. Haefele and Michael E. Latham offers a reassessment of modernization theory and its international impact.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Harlem Between Heaven and Hell (Nov., $18.95) by Monique M. Taylor looks at race, class and black gentrification in this New York City community.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
A Way Out of No Way: Claiming Family and Freedom in the New South (Nov., $14.95) by Dianne Swann-Wright explores relations between plantation owners and their slaves and the succeeding generations of both.
In the Pit with Piper (Nov., $14.95) by Rowdy Roddy Piper with Robert Picarello. The bagpipe-playing legendary wrestler tells his life story.
Pro Football Prospectus, 2002 Edition (Sept., $21.95) by Sean Lahman and Pro Basketball Prospectus, 2002 Edition (Oct., $21.95) by John Hollinger provide analysis and essays on aspects of each game.
Reprint: At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt (Oct., $13.95) by Leigh Montville.
The Striped Bass Book (Sept., $16.95) by Milt Rosko offers a guide to the saltwater game fish of the Northeast.
Philly Hoops: The Magic of Philadelphia Basketball (Oct., $19.95) by the Philadelphia Daily News staff looks at the highlights, big plays and big stars of Philadelphia's college and professional basketball teams.
The Quotable Coach: Leadership and Motivation from History's Greatest Coaches (Oct., $15) by Thom Loverro. Pithy quotes illustrate the concepts of motivation and determination.
Tonight... In This Very Ring: A Fan's History of Professional Wrestling (Nov., $18.95) by Scott Keith. A veteran journalist looks at this bizarre world and its denizens.
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Brawl: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mixed Martial Arts Competition (Sept., $20) by Erich Kraus chronicles the history of mixed martial arts—fighting that pits masters of every kind of combat, including street fighting, sumo and judo.
GLOBE PEQUOT/FALCON GUIDES
The Art of Surfing (Sept., $15.95) by Raul Guisado is a course for surfers on ways to improve their technique or expand their repertoire.
Equal Play: Stories of Women Who Dare (Feb., $12.95) by Peggy O'Neill-McLeod are true stories of women who took amazing adventures and made significant contributions in the world of outdoors enthusiasts.
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One Man's Leg (Oct., $16) by Paul Martin. After losing his leg, a man became a world champion triathlete and Paraolympic cyclist.
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Hockey Scouting Report 2003: Over 430 NHL Players (Oct., $13.95) by Sherry Ross provides comprehensive, insider assessments of every active NHL player.
The Answer Is Never (Sept., $13.50) by Jocko Weyland looks at the world of skateboarding.
Athletic Abs (Oct., $18.95) by Scott Cole and Tom Seaborne. Cole, star of the Abs of Steel videos, and Seaborne provide a crunch-free program to burn off excess fat and showcase the abs.
Artistry on Ice: Advanced Figure Skating Skills and Style (Nov., $24.95) by Nancy Kerrigan with Mary Spencer. Olympic silver medalist Kerrigan shares her knowledge.
2003 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac: The Definitive Sports Reference Book (Nov., $12.99) by Gerry Brown, Mike Morrison and Information Please editors is the resource for sports professionals and fans, with fast access to facts, photographs and analysis.
INVISIBLE CITIES PRESS
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques (Nov., $29.95) by Royce Gracie and Charles Gracie with Kid Peligro. Six hundred color photos show each position step-by-step. $50,000 ad/promo.
The RYA Book of World Sailing Records (Sept., $18.95) by Peter Johnson is the Royal Yachting Association's compendium of sailing records since the days of the clipper ship.
The Mountaineers Anthology Series, Volume III: Over the Top: Humorous Mountaineering Tales (Oct., $16.95), edited by Peter Potterfield, relates adventures gone wrong, unfortunate pratfalls and comedic reflections.
POCKET/WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
The Ultimate World Wrestling Entertainment Trivia Book (Nov., $15) is the complete WWF trivia guide for fans. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Tony Hawk: The Autobiography (Sept., $6.99) by Tony Hawk with Sean Mortimer. A skateboarding star inspires young fans to believe in their dreams.
Reprints: Ain't the Beer Cold! (Sept., $16.95) by Chuck Thompson with Gordon Beard; The Yankees Fan's Little Book of Wisdom, Centennial Edition (Sept., $7.95) by George Sullivan
Chance the Tide: How to Cruise the Bahamas for the Winter (Sept., $17.95) by Kenneth Mowbray explains how to choose the right boat and equip it properly.
Reprint: Ice Bird: The Classic Story of the First Single-Handed Voyage to Antarctica (Oct., $17.95) by David Lewis.
Bicycle, Around the World (Sept., $19.95) by Linda Svendsen contains humorous and moving images of the bicycle.
The Way We Played the Game (Sept., $14.95) by John Armstrong examines how American football was played at the turn of the century and how a team's victorious strategy changed the sport forever.
Reprints: And the Crowd Goes Wild and And the Fans Roared (Sept., $19.95 each) by Joe Garner.
Basic Fly Tying (Sept., $16.95), edited by Jon Rounds, is a step-by-step guide to tying fishing flies.
Reprint: The Mental Art of Putting: Using Your Mind to Putt Your Best (Oct., $16.95) by Patrick J. Cohn and Robert K. Winters.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Randy Johnson's Power Pitching (Feb., $14.95) by Randy Johnson with Jim Rosenthal. A star pitcher reveals his secrets.
No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Submission Wrestling (Oct., $11.95) by Mark Hatmaker and Doug Werner is an instructional guide to the combat art used in Ultimate Fighting Championships and King of the Cage.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History (Sept., $17.95) by Jules Tygiel focuses on the cultural scene that surrounds the game of baseball.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
A Summer Up North: Henry Aaron and the Legend of Eau Claire Baseball (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Jerry Poling recounts Aaron's summer in the minors two years before his major league debut with the Milwaukee Braves.
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The Zen of Muhammad Ali and Other Observations (Sept., $12) by David Miller features the author's trilogy of Ali pieces, plus essays on Sugar Ray Leonard and Bruce Lee.
Fighting Science: Applying the Laws of Physics to Your Martial Arts Training for Maximum Efficiency (Sept., $16.95) by Marina Sprague is designed to improve skills.
Pelé: His Life and Times (Dec., $15) by Harry Harris charts the career and influence of the famous soccer player.
Taekwondo Spirit & Practice—Beyond Self Defense (Sept., $15.95) by Richard Chun. The author, a founder of Taekwondo in America, tells his story from post-WWII Korea to present-day America.
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Un-London: A Guide (Sept., $19.95), edited by Clare Cumberlidge finds the unlikely and unheralded spots where tourists rarely go.
BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
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River Thames: In the Footsteps of the Famous (Nov., $18.95) by Paul Goldsack identifies writers who have been inspired by the river and relates its role as backdrop for innumerable historical events.
Botswana: The Bradt Travel Guide (Jan., $18.95) by Chris McIntyre reveals the wetland paradise, a top destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
Island Wise: Lessons in Living from the Islands of the World (Jan., $14.95) by Janis Frawley-Loller combines travelogue and essays about 35 of the world's most appealing islands.
Buying a Property: Italy (Nov., $19.95) by Monica Larner launches a new series to help readers buy a home overseas.
Edinburgh (Feb., $15.95) by Charles Godfrey-Faussett covers new boutique hotels, bars and restaurants.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Australia: Land Beyond Time (Sept., $35) by Reg Morrison includes more than 300 color photographs of the continent and its landforms; a companion book to the IMAX film.
Bicycling Cuba: 50 Days of Detailed Rides from Havana to Pinar del Rio and El Oriente (Oct., $19.95) by Wally and Barbara Smith uncovers history and culture along the routes and gives information on equipment, food and water, safety, accommodations and how to get there.
The Travel Doctor: Your Guide to Staying Healthy While You Travel (Sept., $14.95) by Mark Wise, M.D. A specialist in travel and tropical medicine addresses health concerns facing today's travelers.
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Footprint Australia Handbook: The Travel Guide (Dec., $26.95) by Andrew Swaffer et al. leads readers down under.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
100 Best Ski Resorts of the World (Sept., $19.95) by Gerry Wingenbach describes what each location offers beginners and expert skiers alike.
Golf Travel by Design: Playing the Best Courses of the Game's Top Architects (Oct., $17.95) by Golf Insider editors helps those who love golf to navigate the great courses.
Reprint: Under a Sickle Moon: A Journey Through Afghanistan (Sept., $14) by Peregrine Hodson.
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Hachette Vacances: The Alsace-Vosges (Sept., $9.95) directs tourists to hiking and biking, hunting and fishing, skiing and swimming and other local activities.
Routard Athens & Greek Islands (Sept., $9.95) provides insights into the country's character, customs and lifestyles.
The Smart Traveler's Guide to Staying Well Anywhere (Nov., $9.95) by Lalitha Thomas shows how to maintain energy on the road and handle minor emergencies and major inconveniences.
Costa Rica Alive (Sept., $15.95) by Bruce Morris explores the country in depth.
Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao (Oct., $17.95) by Lynne Sullivan is a guide to this trio of islands.
Romantic Paris (Sept., $23.95) by Thirza Vallois tells stories of Paris's love life through the ages.
A Traveller's History of Oxford (Sept., $14.95) by Richard Tames reveals the city from its earliest Roman beginnings to its importance in the 21st century.
Knopf CityMap Guides: Dublin , ...Florence , ...Seville and ...Vienna (all Oct., $8.95 each). Each book has six fold-out, how-to-get-there and pocket-sized map guides.
Mexico's Pacific Coast (Jan., $16.99) by Danny Palmerlee and Sandra Bao helps travelers avoid tourist traps and experience the best of the area.
St. Kitts: Cradle of the Caribbean (Sept., $15) by Brian Dyde describes the attractions of this island plus the geography, history, natural history, people and culture.
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Tschiffely's Ride (Sept., $17.95) by A.F. Tschiffely is a classic of travel literature about a 10,000-mile journey from Buenos Aires to New York.
An English Experience: Exploring the Backroads and Byways of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire (Feb., $14.95) by Marge D. Hansen takes tourists off the beaten path.
ALASTAIR SAWDAY PUBLISHING
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Special Places to Stay: British Holiday Homes (Nov., $17.95), edited by Jonathan Goodall, highlights more than 200 places from the simple to the sumptuous.
The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow (Sept., $19.95) by A.J. MacKinnon tracks the author's route in a small dinghy from the English Channel to the Black Sea.
Europe's Wonderful Little Hotels & Inns 2003: Great Britain & Ireland , edited by Caroline Raphael and Desmond Balmer; ...Continental Europe , edited by Adam and Caroline Raphael, (both Feb., $22.95 each) are the latest of the guides known as "word-of-mouth in print."
TEN SPEED PRESS
Flying South: A Pilot's Inner Journey (Oct.; 24.95, cloth $32.50) by Barbara Cushman Rowell, photos by Barbara and Galen Rowell, chronicles the authors' 25,000-mile flight throughout Latin America. 200,000 first printing.
THAMES & HUDSON
Hip Hotels: Ski (Oct., $29.95) by Herbert Ypma focuses on winter sports and stylish places to stay.
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Kilimanjaro: Treks & Excursions (Feb., $16.95) by Henry Stedman features the world's tallest freestanding peak and one of Africa's most popular treks.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Discovering the Geology of Baja California: Six Hikes on the Southern Gulf Coast (Sept., $22.95) by Markes E. Johnson is both hiking guide and armchair introduction to the geology and paleoecology of this peninsula.
Discover Macau: A Walking Guide and History (Oct., $13) by Todd Crowell takes travelers through a city made for walkers.
NEIL WILSON PRESS
Travels with the Flea... and Other Eccentric Journeys (Sept., $17.95) by Jim Perrin collects the travel writer's essays.
Family Walks in Scotland (Oct., $17.95) by Colin Hogarth explores 100 regional walks of varying difficulty.
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Exploring Dublin: Wildlife, Parks and Waterways (Sept., $15) by Christopher Moriarty is a natural history of Dublin's inner city.
Kodiak to Unalaska: Alaska's Southwest Gulf Coast (Dec., $23.95) by the Alaska Geographic Society, Penny Rennick editor, focuses on this region, its history, geography and natural history.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Bob Garner's Guide to North Carolina Barbecue (Oct., $12.95) by Bob Garner describes what he considers the 100 best places for barbecue in North Carolina.
Traveling Florida (Oct., $18.95) by Vernon and Cathy Summerlin features 35 itineraries in seven different areas of the state. Author publicity.
A Guide to New York's Fetish Underground (Dec., $12.95) by Claudia Varrin takes sophisticated travelers through Gotham's erotic underworld.
Spiritual Vacation: A Guide (Jan., $12.95) by Stephanie Ocko reveals where one can join a pilgrimage to a holy site, drum in a forest clearing and visit places to expand one's spirit.
Maryland: An Explorer's Guide (Feb., $19.95) by Leonard M. Adkins recommends hundreds of things to see and do and places to eat and stay.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Where the Bodies Are: Final Visits to the Rich, Famous & Interesting (Oct., $15.95) by Patricia Brooks includes a brief description of each cemetery and biographies of selected residents.
Food Lovers' Guide to Colorado: Best Local Specialties, Shops, Recipes, Restaurants, Events, Lore, and More! (Dec., $14.95) by Eliza Castaneda is the ultimate guide for food lovers in Colorado.
Staying at a Lighthouse: America's Most Romantic Lighthouse Inns (Feb., $11.95) by John Grant gives a personal tour of overnight havens that are also landmarks.
GLOVE BOX GUIDES
Hungry? Boston: The Lowdown on Where the Real People Eat (Nov.), edited by Esti Iturralde and Kaya Stone, ...Chicago (Nov.), edited by Courtney Arnold, ...San Francisco (Dec., $12.95 each), edited by Erik Nelson, list the best places to eat in each city.
The Spiritual Traveler: Boston and New England: A Guide to Sacred Sites and Peaceful Places (Oct., $20) by Jana Riess introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, meeting houses, Buddhist meditation centers and retreat centers of all religious traditions. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Long Island Alive Guide (Sept., $16.95) by Francine Silverman is a guide to Nassau and Suffolk counties from Great Neck to Montauk.
Rediscovering America—Exploring the Small Towns of Virginia & Maryland (Oct., $15.95) is a guide to the coastal fishing villages, mountain retreats, river towns and other villages in these states.
New York City: A Cultural and Literary Companion: Cities of the Imagination (Sept., $15) by Eric Homberger explores the contributions New York City has made to American history and culture.
Washington, D.C. for Families (Nov., $15) by Larry Lain is a new addition to this family travel series.
Reprint: The Gay Vacation Guide: The Best Trips and How to Plan Them, Revised and Updated (Nov., $15) by Mark Chestnut.
Hawaii: The Big Island (Sept., $16.99) by Conner Gorry and Julie Jares focuses on the best spots for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and hiking.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington (Sept., $16.95) by Dan Nelson includes 86 dog-friendly trails.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Immortal Summer: A Victorian Woman's Travels in the Southwest (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $45), edited and annotated by Mary J. Straw Cook, gathers letters and photographs by Amelia Hollenback, a woman of means who gave up her European holiday in 1897 to see what she thought were disappearing Native American cultures.
Sedona: Treasure of the Southwest (Oct., $9.95) by Kathleen Bryant provides a visual tour that conveys the charm and grandeur of Sedona, Ariz. 20,000 first printing.
Exploring South Carolina's Islands (Sept., $9.95) by Terrance Zepke is for vacationers, day-trippers, armchair travelers and those looking to relocate to these outer banks.
Reprint: Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet (Feb., $14.95) by Elliott Hester. 30,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
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Secrets of the City (Oct., $19.95) by Susanna Margolis describes the real New York City and how to take advantage of the best and most unusual it has to offer.
A Visitor's Companion: Great Smoky Mountains (Feb., $19.95) by George Wuerthner explores the park's geological history, land use issues and natural history.
Hidden Hawaii: Including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island, 12th Edition (Sept., $18.95) by Ray Riegert. New information enables visitors to experience the islands like a local.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Ski Touring the Red Rock Country: Winter Trails in Southwest Utah (Sept., $14.95) by Jonathan Wynn is a guide to cross-country ski trails and includes route maps, geological trail guides and more.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Guide to the Great Florida Birding Trail: East Section (Dec., $19.95), edited by Susan Cerulean and Julie A. Brashears, is for birders of all levels and showcases 136 car-accessible sites in east central Florida.
Kayaking the Keys: Fifty Great Paddling Trips in Florida's Southernmost Archipelago (Dec., $19.95) by Kathleen Patton offers a variety of excursions for all ages and skill levels.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Touring Literary Mississippi (Sept., $20) by Patti Carr Black and Marion Barnwell maps one of the nation's most author-rich states.
John Fielder's Best of Colorado (Sept., $29.95) by John Fielder. The photographer reveals 160 treasured Colorado sites to capture on film. 30,000 first printing.
Cycling Colorado's Mountain Roads & Highways (Feb., $22.95) by Michael Seeberg offers carefully researched directions and route ratings for high-altitude, paved-road enthusiasts.
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Square Mile of Murder (Sept., $15) by Jack House explores four murders that took place in the fashionable and respectable West End of Glasgow.
Silent Witness: How Forensic Anthropology Is Used to Solve the World's Toughest Crimes (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $35) by Roxana Ferllini gathers explanations of 29 cases from the anthropological forensics experts who worked on them. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Arrested! (Oct., $14.95) by Marilyn Olsen reveals hundreds of celebrity arrests and crimes.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
In the Crosshairs: Famous Assassinations and Attempts from Julius Caesar to John Lennon (Jan., $16.99) by Stephen J. Spignesi looks at attempted and successful assassinations of famous entertainers, political figures, religious leaders and others.
Jesse James and the First Missouri Train Robbery (May, $14.95) by Ronald H. Beights documents the train raid at Gads Hill, Mo., January 31, 1874. Advertising.
Criminal or Not, What Is Your Verdict? (Sept., $12.95) by Samuel A. Francis identifies cases where simple acts of carelessness or negligence became classified as criminal acts; read the cases and decide for yourself.
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Gangland International: The Mafia and Other Mobs (Sept., $9.95) by James Morton is a survey of worldwide criminal activity.
Reprint: Shadow Warriors (Feb., $TBA) by Tom Clancy with General Carl Stiner (Ret.) and Tony Koltz.
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Highland Warrior: Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars (Sept., $19.95) by David Stevenson recounts the eventful years in Scottish history, 1644—46, when Montrose and MacColla won battle after battle.
Espionage's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Malicious Moles, Blown Covers, and Intelligence Oddities (Sept., $12.95) by Tom E. Mahl reveals the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of espionage.
Your Loyal and Loving Son: The Letters of Tank Gunner Karl Fuchs, 1937—41 (Dec., $18.95), edited and trans. by Horst Fuchs Richardson, gathers the wartime correspondence of a Third Reich soldier.
Afghan Wars: 1839 to the Present Day (Oct., $18.95) by Edgar O'Ballance offers an overview of wars in Afghanistan including the current conflict.
BURD STREET PRESS
Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg (Sept., $12.95) by Douglas Lee Gibboney presents a revealing look at Jackson's role in the Gettysburg campaign.
Tragic Glory: A Concise, Illustrated History of the Civil War (Sept., $14.95) by Douglas Lee Gibboney is a handbook history of America's Civil War.
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Blood on the Doorstep: The Politics of Preventive Action (Oct., $18.95) by Barnett R. Rubin argues that initiatives aimed at preventing regional crises must form a key part of the U.S. global security strategy.
Annihilation Zones: Far East Atrocities of the 20th Century (Sept., $14.95) by Stephen Barber documents shocking examples of the human capacity for cruelty and destruction.
For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $49.95) by Terri Spahr Nelson addresses the pervasive problem.
Armed Conflict: The Lessons of Modern Warfare (Jan., $17.95) by Brian Steed evaluates America's future challenges.
Waging War Without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Christopher Coker explores the evolution of Western warfare.
Iran—Iraq War in the Air: 1980—1988 (Oct., $29.95) by Tom Busic and Pia Dworzak focuses on the role of the air power in the conflict.
Gotham at War: New York City, 1860—1865 (Sept., $17.95) by Edward K. Spann offers an account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. Ad/promo.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
See No Evil (Feb., $14) by Robert Baer looks at how terrorism works and provides evidence of how the CIA ultimately sabotaged its own efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists. 100,000 first printing.
Into the Fight: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg (Sept., $17.95) by John Michael Priest tells the story of a boy's love for his grandfather and the shocking discovery that nearly breaks his heart.
A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs of a Wartime Boomtown (Sept., $19.95) by Wilbur D. Jones Jr. studies the significance of Wilmington, N.C., to the WWII home front.
Vietnam for Dummies (Oct., $19.99) by Ronald B. Frankum Jr. and Stephen Maxner is a reader-friendly guide to the conflict at home and the war abroad.
Voices of Thinking Jewish Women (Sept., $9.25) by Prudence Wright Holmes, edited by Doris B. Gold. This collection, designed for women's organizations and events, presents the perspectives of various Jewish women achievers on a variety of topics.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women (Oct., $15.95) by BJ Gallagher celebrates what women teach each other. Author tour.
Seen and Heard: A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture (Nov., $17.95) by Mona N. Mikhail. The changing reality of Arab women's lives and their society is seen through literature, film, popular culture and the law.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
Women, Power, and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Workplace (Dec.; $18.95, cloth $47.50) by Lois Kathryn Herr. A 26-year veteran of AT&T looks at the 1973 landmark EEOC case against the company for discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace.
Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons (Oct., $15.95) by Lynn Peril. Analyzing everything from board games to beauty pageants, this pop-culture history traces the perilous path to the feminine ideal.
Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future (Oct., $13.95), edited by Sunita Mehta, is a collection of essays on the struggle of Afghan women for a just future. 15,000 first printing.
Reprint: Hard Won Wisdom: More Than 50 Extraordinary Women Mentor You to Find Self-Awareness, Perspective, and Balance (Feb., $14.95) by Fawn Germer.
The Feminine Face of Buddhism (Nov., $24.95) by Gill Farrer Halls researches the female vision and experience of Buddhism throughout history in America and abroad.
This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation (Oct., $24.95) by Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating. More than 80 pieces offer a new vision of women-of-color consciousness for the 21st century.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Women and Workplace Discrimination: Overcoming Barriers to Gender Equality (Jan.; $22, cloth $59) by Raymond F. Gregory looks at discriminatory practices and the approaches workers can use to fight back.
Women Confronting Retirement: A Nontraditional Guide (Feb.; $22, cloth $60) by Nan Bauer-Maglin and Alice Radosh tells what retirement has meant for 38 women.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women (Nov.; $24.95, cloth $49.95) by Shahla Haeri sheds new light on the status, conflicts and social realities of educated Muslim women in Pakistan.
Voices from Iran: The Changing Lives of Iranian Women (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Mahnaz Kousha. Fifteen Iranian women reflect on all aspects of their lives from domestic concerns to professional issues.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Women & the Authority of Scripture: A Narrative Approach (Sept., $24) by Elizabeth Struthers Malbon assesses the impact on women of accepting the absolute authority of scripture.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Skin Deep, Spirit Strong: The Black Female Body in American Culture (Nov.; $24.95, cloth $52.95), edited by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, traces the evolution of the black female body in American imagination.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Interviews with Betty Friedan (Oct., $18), edited by Janann Sherman, looks at the political and philosophical positions of the mother of modern feminism.