Nature & Environment
Giant Pandas in the Wild: Saving an Endangered Species (Sept., $35), photos and text by Lü Zhi with George B. Schaller and Pan Wenshi, studies pandas' life in the wild and the international efforts to conserve their natural habitat.
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB
Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest (Oct., $39.95) by Stephen Gorman examines the history, geography and environmental evolution of the 26-million-acre wilderness that spans New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Author tour.
Saving Maine: An Album of Conservation Success Stories (Sept., $27) by Bill Silliker Jr. Outdoor photos illustrate Maine's conservation victories.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Founding Fish (Oct., $24) by John McPhee discusses the American shad, a species that has populated American waterways since the days of George Washington. Advertising.
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The Art of Being a Lion (Oct., $24.95) by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot captures the complexity of the endangered group.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love (Oct., $23.95) by Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff lists 10 precautions to ensure a safe and peaceful world. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters (Nov., $25) by Robert Jerome Glennon warns of the environmental problems caused by excessive water use and groundwater pumping. Advertising. Author tour.
The Jade Coast: Ecology of the North Pacific Ocean (Feb., $TBA) by Rob Butler is the story of the ecology and conservation of the shoreline running from northern California to southeast Alaska.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Alligator Book (Sept., $39.95), photos and text by C.C. Lockwood. This complete reference on the American alligator includes images, behavioral information, regulation on the industry and its tourism. Advertising.
Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power (Oct., $24.95) by Kenneth D. Bergeron exposes the dangers of the U.S. government's plan to abandon its policy of keeping civilian and military uses of nuclear technology separate. Author tour.
The New Best of Outside: Classic Tales and New Voices from the Frontiers of Adventure (Oct., $25.95). Outside editors select more than 30 essays about wild places and extreme endeavors. Advertising.
Dead Reckoning: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Golden Age of Exploration, 1800—1900 (Nov., $29.95), edited by Helen Whybrow, collects stories about the 19th-century's discovery voyages. Advertising.
Birds (Oct., $40) by Robert Bateman. The celebrated wildlife painter offers detailed images along with a narrative about his adventures while painting. Advertising. 14-city author tour.
The Florida Night Sky (Sept., $24.95) by Elinor De Wire provides a guide specific to the state.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Life of Mammals (Oct., $29.95) by David Attenborough is published in conjunction with a 10-part series for the Discovery Channel.
Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly, and the Politics of Thirst (Sept., $24.95) by Diane Raines Ward investigates the history and fate of this vital resource.
Soul of Nowhere: Traversing Grace in a Rugged Land (Oct., $22.95) by Craig Childs tracks a broad territory through the Sierra Madre Mountains and the canyons of Utah, the White Mountain Apache Reservation and a deserted island in the Sea of Cortez. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Discovering Alabama Wetlands (Oct., $39.95) by Doug Phillips, photos by Robert P. Falls Sr., is a cry for the care and protection of the state's wetland habitats.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Ranching, Endangered Species, and Urbanization in the Southwest (Sept., $48) by Nathan F. Sayre. A case study reveals how conflicts between ranchers and environmentalists can render land management and species restoration efforts ineffectual.
The Environmental Justice Reader (Nov., $45; paper, $21.95), edited by Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans and Rachel Stein, links gender, race and class inequality to distribution of environmental problems around the globe.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Deep Cuba: The Inside Story of an American Oceanographic Expedition (Sept., $27.95) by Bill Belleville documents the first U.S. scientific underwater expedition to the undocumented waters around Cuba.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Between Grass and Sky: Where I Live and Work (Sept., $24.95) by Linda M. Hasselstrom. Essays express concern about the effects of ranching on the environment.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
When Raccoons Fall Through Your Ceiling: The Handbook for Coexisting with Wildlife (Nov., $21.95) by Andrea Dawn Lopez offers humane advice on wildlife-related problems and concerns.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
The Rhine: An Eco-Biography (Nov., $29.95) by Mark Cioc discusses the centrality of the Rhine River to European political, economic and environmental life.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Beyond Earth Day: Fulfilling the Promise (Oct., $26.95) by Gaylord Nelson with Susan Campbell and Paul Wozniak. A creator of Earth Day details the planet's environmental concerns to instigate a call to action.
Everyday Karma: A Renowned Psychic Shows You How to Change Your Life by Changing Your Karma (Nov., $23.95) by Carmen Harra offers advice on how to erase past mistakes, eliminate daily confusion and feel secure about the future. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
The Spirit of Yoga (Sept., $29.95) by Kathy Phillips demystifies yoga, emphasizing the benefits of this practice.
The Little Book of Candle Power: Lessons in Lighting Your Life (Sept., $15.95) by Carli Logan describes candle history, lighting techniques and color meditations for the art of candle lighting. Advertising.
Ruling Planets (Oct., $39.95) by Christopher Renstrom redefines astrology, drawing upon an old tradition that regards planets as celestial guides for those born under their influence. 25-city radio tour. Author tour.
Connecting with Your Spirit Guide (Dec., $17.95) by Sylvia Browne helps readers find their spirit guides, the entity designated by the individual and God to help and guide an individual. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
The General Principles of Astrology (Sept., $80) by Aleister Crowley with Evangeline Adams includes discussions of planets and analyses of astrological types.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
The Art of Yoga (Oct., $40) by Sharon Gannon and David Life, photos by Martin Brading, shows more than 100 asanas, the physical postures in yoga practice, demonstrated by renowned yoga instructors Gannon and Life.
Dear Echo... Answers to Your Questions About Ghosts, Hauntings, and Things That Go Bump in the Night (Oct., $21.95). Echo describes her ghost-busting adventures and answers her readers' questions about the supernatural. Advertising. Author tour.
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Zen: The Supreme Experience (Oct., $24.95) by Alan Watts. This guide to Zen Buddhism is based on radio transcripts featuring the late Alan Watts.
James Bond: the Legacy: 40 Years of 007 Movies (Nov, $49.95) by John Cork and Bruce Scivally is the official 40th anniversary guide to the 007 phenomenon; published to coincide with release of Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry.
ALLISON & BUSBY
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The Encyclopedia of Cult Children's TV (Jan., $14.95) by Richard Lewis is a complete encyclopedia of children's television characters from the U.S. and the U.K.
Choral Music in the Twentieth Century (Sept., $29.95) by Nick Strimple covers a worldwide range of music for vocal ensembles including secular, sacred, folk and jazz-inspired.
Tim Page on Music: Views and Reviews (Sept., $24.95) by Tim Page. Sixty-five pieces by the Pulitzer Prize—winning critic are gathered in a single volume.
Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades of Hip Hop Photography (Nov., $29.95), photos by Ernie Paniccioli, text by Kevin Powell, is a photohistory of this popular music movement.
Off the Record: Songwriters on Songwriting (Oct., $49.95) by Graham Nash showcases songwriters' thoughts on their music and lyrics; includes audio CD narrated by Nash.
Stay Tuned: Television's Unforgettable Moments (Nov., $49.95) by Joe Garner presents 36 famous moments; includes DVD and two CDs. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Conversations with Miller (Sept., $22.95) by Mel Gussow features playwright Arthur Miller. Advertising. Author publicity.
Playbill: At This Theatre: 100 Years of Broadway Shows, Stories and Stars (Sept., $35) by Louis Botto with Robert Viagas presents a theater-by-theater roundup of players and productions from 1900 to 2000. Advertising. Author publicity.
Alec Guinness: A Life (Oct., $29.95) by Garry O'Connor reveals the real man behind the chameleon-like actor. Advertising. Author publicity.
Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam (Oct., $29.95) by David Kaufman follows the life of the controversial actor, director, playwright and founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Advertising. Author publicity.
Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photographs of Jay Blakesberg (Oct., $35) by Jay Blakesberg is a visual documentary of the Grateful Dead experience by the Grammy-nominated rock photographer. 9-city author tour.
Chet Atkins: The Life, Legend, and Legacy of a Musical Giant (Nov., $24.95) by Rusty Russell follows the life of the musician known as "Mister Guitar."
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A Secret History (Sept., $24.95) by Alistair Taylor. The right-hand man to Beatles manager Brian Epstein provides an insider's portrait of the Fab Four.
BOYDELL & BREWER
Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema: From Micheaux to Morrison (Sept., $70) by Barbara Tepa Lupack analyzes the ways in which the black American experience has been depicted in film adaptations of popular literature.
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock (Oct., $22.95) by Gene Odom with Frank Dorman is an unvarnished biography of the South's legendary rock band.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (Sept., $40) by Christiane Kubrick, intro. by Steven Spielberg. The late director's widow portrays Kubrick's life in 200 images from film, photographs and paintings.
Nina Simone: Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nov., $18) by Richard Williams presents an insightful portrait of one of the giants of 20th-century music.
James Bond Movie Posters (Nov., $29.95) by Tony Nourmand captures the guns, the girls and the gadgets from the Bond films.
Steinway (Nov., $60) by Ronald Ratcliffe celebrates the history of the piano makers on Steinway's 150th anniversary.
Underneath a Harlem Moon: The Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall (Sept., $29.95) by Iain Cameron Williams is the biography of a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Advertising.
Leni Riefenstahl (Nov., $29.95) by Rainer Rother presents the life and work of Germany's controversial photographer and filmmaker. Advertising.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Bette Midler: Still Divine (Nov., $27.95) by Mark Bego covers the star's life from her childhood in Hawaii through her New York nightclub years to her current career in Hollywood.
Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of Its Golden Age (Nov., $27.95) by Paul Zollo. Karl Malden, Steve Allen, Jonathan Winters and other longtime residents reminisce about the town's glory days.
TV Guide: Fifty Years of Television (Nov., $50) by TV Guide editors, packaged by Melcher Media, covers the magazine's history. 50,000 first printing.
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE
Disney's Little Big Book of Pooh (Sept., $24.45) by Monique Peterson contains fun facts, little-known lore and personality profiles of friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood.
Rolling with the Stones (Oct., $50) by Bill Wyman offers a new angle on the Stones as told by one of its founding members. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Sideman (Sept., $29.95) by Fred Wesley Jr. The jazz trombonist who worked with James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner and Count Basie tells his life story.
Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song (Nov., $21.95) by Steve Turner studies the popular hymn written by John Newton, a former slave trader.
FSG/FABER AND FABER
Memories and Commentaries (Nov., $30) by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft is a newly edited volume of the celebrated Stravinsky and Craft Conversations.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
To Reach for the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers (Sept., $30) by Philippe Petit re-creates Petit's six-year journey to walk the high wire between the World Trade Towers.
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American Song (Oct., $44.95) by Larry David Smith probes the biographies, creative philosophies and oeuvres of the two singer-songwriters.
Steve Earle: The Life of a Legend (Feb., $26.95) by Lauren St. John tells the story of the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter.
E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX (Oct., $24.95) by DMX and Smokey D. Fontaine explores the life of the hip-hop artist DMX.
"Live from New York": An Uncensored History ofSaturday Night Liveas Told by Its Stars, Writers and Guests (Oct., $25.95) by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller reveals what went on behind the scenes. Ad/promo.
Frida: Bringing Frida Kahlo's Life and Art to Film (Oct., $35) by Julie Taymor includes production notes, details on cinematography, interviews with the cast and more; tie-in to the Miramax release in October 2002.
Giants of Jazz (Nov., $22.95) by Studs Terkel offers a baker's dozen of jazz legend portraits.
The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Myth of the Sixties (Feb., $29.95) by J. Hoberman. The Village Voice 's film critic looks at the celluloid culture of the 1960s.
Speaking Shakespeare (Sept., $26.95) by Patsy Rodenburg. A noted voice coach presents the actor's bible for speaking Shakespeare's words. Author tour.
A Beautiful Pageant: African American Performance, Theater and Drama in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910—1927 (Oct., $35) by David Krasner is a history of the performances and entertainments that fueled the Harlem Renaissance.
Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell (Oct., $40) by Amy Sohn. This behind-the-scenes guide provides information about and photos of the popular HBO series. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Life's Too Short: A Story of Gene Kelly (Nov., $26) by Patricia Ward Kelly. Kelly's widow remembers the star's life and their time together. Advertising. Author tour.
Toward Love (Feb., $25.95) by Richard Chamberlain. The actor shares his personal story.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Something Worth Leaving Behind (Sept., $14.99) by Tom Douglas and Brett Beavers is a follow-up to I Hope You Dance; includes a CD of the title song. 150,000 first printing.
Remembering Patsy (Oct., $14.99) by Brian Mansfield collects photographs and memories of singer Patsy Cline; includes CD.
Great Hollywood Wit: A Glorious Cavalcade of Hollywood Wisecracks, Zingers, Japes, Quips, Slings, Jests, Snappers, and Sass from the Stars (Nov., $19.95) by Gene Shalit. The Today film critic compiles stars' comebacks. Author publicity.
ST. MARTIN'S/L.A. WEEKLY BOOKS
Hollywoodland (Oct., $24.95) by David Wallace is a history of Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century. Advertising.
Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Nov., $29.95) by Mel Stuart with Josh Young. This retrospective celebrates the beloved film. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
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Charlie Chaplin: A Photo-Diary (Oct., $50), edited by Michel Comte, essays by Sam Stourdzé, gathers never-before-published photos discovered in Chaplin's estate. Advertising.
Matthau: A Life (Oct., $25.95) by Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg covers Walter Matthau's personal life and multi-faceted career. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Diana Ross: Going Back (Nov., $39.95), edited by Rosanne Shelnutt, is a "scrapbook" in which Ross has collected memories, iconic images and personal moments; deluxe edition CD features 4 previously unreleased songs.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Kafka Goes to the Movies (Dec., $30) by Hanns Zischler traces Kafka's romance with the movies based on notes from his diaries.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music (Sept., $29.95) by John Mark Dempsey tells the story of the Doughboys phenomenon and their radio show that ran from 1930 to 1952; includes CD.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Henning Kronstam: Portrait of a Danish Dancer (Sept., $39.95) by Alexandra Tomalonis observes the dancer and how his leadership shaped the Royal Danish Ballet.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography (Sept., $27.50) by Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell gives an honest representation of the star and her films.
Hold the Roses (Oct., $25) by Rose Marie is a memoir by the actress best known for playing Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (Oct., $28) by Jane Lenz Elder reveals Faye's rewarding life both on the screen and off.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy (Sept., $34.95) by Douglas B. Green. Ranger Doug from the Grammy-winning group Riders in the Sky offers a history of the singing cowboy as musician, film star and popular icon.
An Improbable Life: Memoirs by Robert Craft (Oct., $39.95) by Robert Craft is the story of life before, during and after his long collaboration with Stravinsky.
A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album (Nov., $27.95) by Ashley Kahn celebrates the legendary saxophonist's 1964 spiritual opus.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Introduction to a Virtue Ethics: Insights of the Ancient Greeks (Oct., $21.95) by Raymond J. Devettere introduces the birth and development of ethics in Western civilization.
The Naked Is Series, Vol. 1, Pythagoras: To Drown in a Sea of Non-Identity and The Naked Is Series, Vol. 2 Parmenides: The Dawn of Metaphysics (Dec., $45 each) by Arnold Hermann traces the beginnings of philosophy and introduces ancient methods of proving and disproving thoughts.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy (Sept., $27.95) by Bernard Williams believes that losing the sense of value for the truth results in a loss for all humanity.
On Enlightenment (Oct., $34.95) by David Stove, edited by Andrew Irvine, attacks the intellectual roots of enlightenment thought and defines the limitations of its success and the areas of its likely failure.
Action and Reaction: The Life and Adventures of a Couple (Jan., $34) by Jean Starobinski studies the word pair "action and reaction," embracing philosophy, semantics, literature and science.
Richard Avedon: Portraits (Sept., $35), essays by Richard Avedon, Maria Morris Hambourg and Mia Fineman, is a slipcased, 64-page accordion-style art book; accompanies a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit from Sept. 25, 2002—Jan. 5, 2003.
African Ceremonies: The Concise Edition (Oct., $49.95) by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher is considered the masterwork on African ritual; includes audio CD.
Pure (Oct., $49.95) by Anne Geddes offers images that evoke the wonder of infancy and the mother-child bond.
Sir Edmund Hillary and the People of Everest: A Photographic Essay (Oct., $29.95) by Anne B. Keiser and Cynthia Ramsay chronicles Hillary's humanitarian and environmental efforts to preserve the Sherpa culture.
Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50 (Oct., $50) by R.H. Cravens. Celebrating Aperture's 50th birthday, this art book features more than 250 images exploring the changing trends in photography.
Stepping Through the Ashes (Sept., $40), photos by Eugene Richards, interviews by Janet Altongy, comes to terms with the devastation of September 11 through images and interviews with families who lost loved ones. First serial to Time magazine.
Berenice Abbot/Eugène Atget (Oct., $50) by Clark Worswick features previously unpublished photographs from Abbot's private collection of Atget's work.
Peter Lindbergh: Stories (Nov., $75) by Peter Lindbergh. The noted b&w photographer features leading fashion models.
The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist (Oct., $75), essays by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., Giles Moore and Karen Haas, surveys the American modernist's photographic work, highlighting his renowned industrial landscapes.
Tattoo Nation: Portraits of Celebrity Body Art (Nov., $35) by Rolling Stone editors reveals tattoos on Drew Barrymore, Eminem, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige and others. Advertising.
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Times Squared (Sept., $30), photos by Toby Old, captures New York City's Times Square at different times of day and night.
Inside Havana (Sept., $40), photos by Andrew Moore, portrays historic architecture and the city's inner life.
Girl Culture (Dec., $40), photos by Lauren Greenfield, explores American girlhood and the nature of modern femininity.
Boston Rediscovered (Sept., $24.95), photos by Ulrike Welsch, recalls 40 years of Boston's architecture, vistas and residents.
Arrivals and Departures: The Airport Pictures of Garry Winogrand (Nov., $45), edited by Alex Harris and Lee Friedlander. Spanning from 1958 to 1983, photos reveal a wide range of emotions on the faces of airport patrons. Advertising.
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Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion atVogue (Nov., $120), edited by Grace Coddington and Michael Roberts, essay by Vicki Woods. Vogue's creative director and the New Yorker 's fashion art director collaborate on a visual record of Grace Coddington's life in fashion. Advertising. Author tour.
Afghanistan: The Road to Kabul (Sept., $45) by Ron Haviv documents the first three months of the war, from October to December 2001.
5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS
Bernatzik: South Pacific (Oct., $45) by Bernard de Grunne presents 160 photographs of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, taken by the Austrian ethnographer in the early 1930s.
North Atlantic Lighthouses (Oct., $35) by Jean Guichard and Ken Tretheway displays dramatic images of lighthouses on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Black Panthers (Oct., $50) by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. A husband-and-wife team document the Black Panther movement in 1968. Advertising.
HILL STREET PRESS
Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America (Oct., $35), edited by Tim Duffy, foreword by B.B. King, tells the story of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, established in 1994 to aid impoverished and/or forgotten blues and roots musicians. 25,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. 10-city author and musician tour.
The Spirit of Family (Nov., $35) by Al and Tipper Gore. The former vice president and second lady chart the evolution of the American family over the last two generations in 260 images. Advertising. Author publicity. Author tour.
The Comfort of Cats (Oct., $21.95) by Pamela Wallin, photos by Anne Bayin, witnesses the strange beauty, history, elegance and humor of our feline friends.
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The Aran Islands: Another World (Sept., $37.95) by Bill Doyle chronicles these Irish islanders' harsh lifestyle.
LITTLE, BROWN U.K.
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Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography (Sept., $60) by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir selects previously unpublished photos from British Vogue's huge archives.
Designs Underfoot: The Art of Manhole Covers in New York City (Jan., $29.95) by Diana Stuart gathers more than 300 photographs of these relics of New York's architectural heritage.
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Distinctly American: The Photography of Wright Morris (Oct., $50) by Alan Trachtenberg compiles Morris's photography from the 1930s to the 1950s. Advertising. Author publicity. Author tour.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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William Eggelton's Guide (Oct., $34.95), essay by John Szarkowski. New York's MoMA revisits the museum's first one-man show of color photography, which finally recognized color as an integral element of photographic composition. Advertising.
Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle (Oct., $59.95) by Manning Marable and Leith Mullings presents the struggle for civil rights from the 19th century to the present.
First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography (Oct., $45) by Michael Gray, Arthur Ollman and Carol McCusker looks at the origins of photography beginning with Talbot's 1830s and 1840s research notebooks.
Photographic Memory (Nov., $65), photos by William Claxton, text by Graydon Carter and William Claxton, juxtaposes such 20th-century celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire with Claxton's anecdotes about them.. $15,000 ad/promo budget.
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940—2000 (Sept., $45) by Sylvia Wolf offers portraits, landscapes, streetscapes and genre subjects from emerging and well-known American photographers.
Icons of Photography: The 19th Century (Oct., $29.95) by Freddy Langer examines the legacy of photography's pioneers through images and biographical text.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
The Eiffel Tower (Nov., $19.95) by Lucien Hervé studies the great structure with its delicate balance between the elegant ironwork and imposing physical force.
New York, New York (Sept., $275), photos by Richard Berenholtz, showcases panoramic photos of New York City in all seasons.
Oceans (Oct., $39.95), foreword by Robert Redford, essay by Vicki Goldberg, is produced in association with the National Resources Defense Council.
Still Life and Special Effects Photography: A Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques (Oct., $25) by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz explores lighting techniques used by accomplished still-life photographers.
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Looking at Me: On Pictures and Photographs (Sept., $29.95) by Isabella Rossellini offers a private collection of the actress's portraits taken by leading photographers. Advertising. Author tour.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS
Working Stiffs: Occupational Portraits in the Age of Tintypes (Sept., $25.95) by Michael L. Carlebach contrasts contemporary employees with images of 19th-century laborers.
Picturing Men: A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography (Oct., $32.95) by John Ibson reveals an uncommonly open culture of male intimacy.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
212 Views of Central Park: Experiencing New York's Jewel from Every Angle (Sept., $35), photos by Mick Hales, text by Sandee Brawarsky, reveals the beauty of the park's 843 acres.
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The Performance Horse (Oct., $60) by David R. Stoecklein goes behind the scenes at horse competitions.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Irish: A Photohistory, 1840—1940 (Sept., $40) by Sean Sexton and Christine Kinealy records the emergence of modern Irish life, chronicling the Great Famine, the Land War, the Anglo-Irish elite and their estates, the struggle for Home Rule, civil war, partition and emigration. BOMC selection.
Shekhina (Oct., $39.95), photos by Leonard Nimoy, text by Donald Kuspit, studies the female form manifested in ancient spirituality and scriptural mythology. $15,000 ad/promo budget.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Visions of Buddhist Life (Oct., $39.95) by Don Farber reveals the diverse forms of international Buddhist life.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
A Bountiful Harvest: The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925—1965 (Sept., $34.95) by Leslie A. Loveless introduces the work of FSA photographer Wettach.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
The Road to Lame Deer (Oct., $25), text and photos by Jerry Mader, narrates the cross-cultural friendship between Mader and Cheyenne elder Henry Tall Bull that resulted in misunderstanding and tragedy.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Photo du Jour: A Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of the New Millennium (Oct., $34.95) by David Hume Kennerly, foreword by Dave Barry, presents a visual diary.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Elizabeth Taylor: The Queen and I (Oct., $49.95) by Gianni Bozzacchi looks at the public and private face of an American celebrity.
Above Hallowed Ground: A Photographic Record of September 11, 2001 (Sept., $29.95) by New York Police Department photographers documents the September 11 tragedy and the rescue and recovery operations.
My Passage from India: A Filmmaker's Journey from Bombay to Hollywood (Nov., $35) by Ismail Merchant. The award-winning filmmaker travels between Hollywood and Bollywood, analyzing his own journey as a middle-class Muslim who has won international acclaim.
I Looked in the Brook and Saw a Face: Images of Childhood in Early Colorado (Sept., $39.95) by the Colorado History Museum illuminates the experience of childhood through the decades.
Arizona Then and Now (Oct., $50) by Allen Dutton compares historic landscape images from the 19th and early 20th centuries to contemporary ones.
AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW
The Search Engine (Sept., $23; paper $14) by Kathleen Ossip is the winner of the 2002 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.
BLACK CLASSIC PRESS
Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry from the 21st Century (Sept., $24.95), edited by E. Ethelbert Miller, offers a varied collection of black poetry. $30,000 ad/promo.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS
A Son Is Forever: A Blue Mountain Arts Collection of Writings from a Proud Parent to a Wonderful Son (Sept., $16.95), edited by Gary Morris, conveys a parent's feelings and thoughts. 25,000 first printing.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
Contradictions (Sept., $20) by Alfred Corn illuminates cultural nuances from religious history to present day Chelsea in New York City.
Ten Poems to Open Your Heart (Jan., $15) by Roger Housden explores the various landscapes of love. 50,000 first printing.
IVAN R. DEE
The Poetry Anthology, 1912—2002: Ninety Years of America's Most DistinguishedVerseMagazine (Oct., $29.95), edited by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young, features poems by well-known 20th-century poets including W.H. Auden, William Butler Yeats and Billy Collins.
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Wedding Poems (Sept., $25.95) by David Jones, edited by Thomas Dilworth, presents poems by the underrated Welsh writer and author of the classic In Parenthesis.
PAUL S. ERIKSSON
The Headmaster's Poems (Sept., $17.95) by Richard Hawley focuses on ordinary and unusual occurrences of life, family and the world.
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Hawksley Burns for Isadora (Sept., $20) by Hawksley Workman, paintings by Beverly Hawksley, blends poetry and prose into a collection of love letters to an elusive object of affection from a classified ads section.
Poems of New York (Sept., $12.50), edited by Elizabeth Schmidt, offers a collection of New York—themed poetry, including Walt Whitman's exuberant celebrations of Manhattan, W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939" and contemporary elegies following September 11.
The Brownings: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Feb., $12.50), edited by Peter Washington, presents the poets' work in the context of their lives, from their initial friendship, courtship and marriage to their 15 years together in Italy before Elizabeth's death.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Collected Poems (Nov., $40) by Robert Lowell, edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter, compiles a collection of Lowell's poems that spans his career.
Selected Poems (Nov., $30) by Giuseppe Ungaretti, trans. by Andrew Frisardi, compiles the leading 20th-century Italian poet's life work. Advertising.
FSG/FABER AND FABER
The Invasion Handbook (Oct., $22) by Tom Paulin presents the first installment of an epic poem on World War II from the Irish poet.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Longing and Ecstasy (Feb., $21.95), trans. by Coleman Barks, offers a compilation of Rumi's poems for lovers. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
To Be the Poet (Sept., $22) by Maxine Hong Kingston. A writer maps her future through verse.
A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, and Speeches Every American Should Know (Oct., $24.95), selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, compiles patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents and speeches. 250,000 first printing.
Loving Through Heartsongs (Jan., $14.95) by Mattie J.T. Stepanek. The bestselling young poet writes about innocence and trust from a child's perspective. 350,000 first printing.
White Feather: A Journey to Peace (Feb., $21.95) by Suzanne Stutman. Poems provide eternal hope even after life's darkest moments. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea (Dec., $16.95) by Nikki Giovanni charts popular culture, American life and the author's personal struggles. 8-city author tour.
The Selected Poems of Denise Levertov (Nov., $24.95), edited by Paul A. Lacey, brings together the breadth and depth of the poet's work.
The Pushcart Book of Poetry (Mar., $28), edited by Joan Murray. This anthology of Pushcart Prize winners cover 25 years of outstanding American poetry.
Top of My Lungs (Oct., $27.95) by Natalie Goldberg. The author of Writing Down the Bones offers poems, paintings and the essay "How Poetry Saved My Life." Advertising. Author publicity.
Dardadel: Rumi, Hafez and Love in New York (Feb., $26) by Manoucher Parvin. This novel-in-verse finds an Iranian-American in despair after encountering the reincarnations of the Persian poets Rumi and Hafez.
Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse (Feb., $24) by Thylias Moss. This book-length poem follows a slave-girl in the antebellum South on her journey to freedom.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry (Oct., $14.95) by Robert Pinsky argues that poetry resonates with profound significance in democratic culture.
At the Palace of Jove (Oct., $26; paper $15) by Karl Kirchwey. Verse explores the impact of the past on the present.
Nine Horses (Oct., $21.95) by Billy Collins. Our Poet Laureate's first new collection in four years shuttles between the ordinary and the mysterious in his signature style. Advertising. Author publicity. 5-city author tour.
Praeder's Letters (Oct.; $20.95, paper $12.95) by James Baker Hall. Another Poet Laureate (of Kentucky) describes a doomed relationship between a younger and older poet that ends in betrayal and ruined talent.
In the Most Beautiful Life (Oct., $39.95), poems by Carmen Firan, photos by Virginia Joffe, celebrates contemporary Romania through the ruins of an old world on the cusp of a new one.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Emblems of Desire: Selections from the Délie (Dec., $29.95), trans. by Richard Sieburth, gathers poems of unrequited love by the French medieval poet Maurice Sceve.
Good Poems (Oct., $25.95), selected by Garrison Keillor, originate from The Writer's Almanac radio program. Advertising. Author tour.
Haiku Landscapes: In Sun, Wind, Rain, and Snow (Sept., $16.95) by Stephen Addiss with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto, juxtaposes 120 haiku with prints of Japanese landscapes.
Letters to a Young Conservative (Oct., $22) by Dinesh D'Souza. The enfant terrible of the Reagan administration believes that today's budding conservatives will be tomorrow's radicals. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator (Nov., $25) by Senator Orrin G. Hatch discusses the lessons he has learned in his 25 years as a U.S. senator. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room (Nov., $24.95) by Michael K. Bohn offers an insider's account of the how this "emergency room" functions during a crisis.
Blessed Are the Cynical: How Original Sin Can Make America a Better Place (Feb., $23.99) by Mark Ellingsen shows how the Augustinian doctrine of original sin has been eclipsed by America's feel-good culture. Advertising.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Beyond Tiananmen: The Politics of U.S.—China Relations 1989—2000 (Jan., $39.95) by Robert L. Suettinger traces the turbulent relationship between the U.S. and China since student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
Democracy by Disclosure: The Rise of Techno-Populism (Sept., $24.95) by Mary Graham argues that recent disclosure laws reduce corruption and improve services, and have created an optimistic conviction that information can improve life. Advertising.
FSG/HILL AND WANG
The Rehnquist Court (Nov., $25), edited by Herman Schwartz. The American University professor of law and constitutional authority assembles 17 legal scholars to evaluate the Supreme Court's record on controversial issues.
What Color Is a Conservative: My Life and My Politics (Sept., $24.95) by J.C. Watts Jr. with Chriss Winston. The fourth-ranking Republican in Congress explains that there is nothing inherently contradictory about being a black Republican. Advertising. Author publicity.
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Sinn Féin: A Hundred Turbulent Years (Oct., $29.95) by Brian Feeny analyzes the revolutionary group's role in Irish politics over the past century.
The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat (Sept., $19.95) by Roger Scruton. The English philosopher and cultural commentator argues that one must understand the historic evolution of the state and the dynamic of globalization to comprehend Islamic terrorism. Advertising. Author publicity.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public (Sept., $29.95) by Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg charts the transformation of Americans from informed and involved citizens to disinterested consumers.
Choose Hope—Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age (Sept., $23.95) by David Krieger and Daisaku Ikeda discusses how ordinary people can influence world leaders to end the threat of nuclear devastation.
Social Security Under the Gun: What Every Concerned Citizen Needs to Know About Pension Reform (Jan., $22) by Arthur Benavie guides the concerned citizen through Social Security reform and safeguards to protect oneself and one's children.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security (Jan., $29.95) by John P. Murtha with John Plashal. The veteran Congressman and ranking Democrat on the House appropriations defense subcommittee offers an insider's account of national security and foreign policy decisions in the last quarter-century.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
Jörg Haider and the Politics of Austria, 1986—2000 (Dec., $29.95) by Lothar Höbelt analyzes the "Haider phenomenon," which juxtaposes the new Austrian identity with residual anti-Semitism and socialist economics of their dark Germanic past.
ROWMAN & LITTEFIELD
God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics (Sept., $24.95) by Paul Marshall argues that Christians should interject their religious convictions into political actions. 5-city radio satellite tour.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Al Qaeda: In Search of the Terror Network That Shook the World (Sept., $24.95) by Jane Corbin explains how al-Qaeda developed with U.S. support, how terrorists masterminded the September 11 attack and looks at where terrorist cells may strike next.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Still the Wild River Runs: Congress, the Sierra Club, and the Fight to Save the Grand Canyon (Sept., $45) by Byron Pearson claims that behind-the-scenes congressional deal-making, not the efforts of the Sierra Club, kept dams out of the Grand Canyon.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Inside the Ropes with Jesse Ventura (Sept., $24.95) by Tom Hauser provides a firsthand account of the rise of Minnesota's unconventional governor.
First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life (Oct., $26.95) by Kenneth W. Starr. The Clinton prosecutor offers a look at the inner workings of today's Supreme Court, examining the delicate balance of personalities and judicial philosophies. Advertising.
Phobias (Dec., $25.95) by Helen Saul aims to help relieve phobia sufferers.
The Childhood Roots of Adult Unhappiness (Oct., $22.95) by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., offers parents a five-step plan to give their children "the gift of happiness." Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Destructive Emotions (Jan., $TBA) by Daniel Goleman, foreword by the Dalai Lama, brings together research in neuroscience, education and psychology with Buddhist practices for transforming negative emotions. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Fighting the Good Fight: One Family's Struggle Against Adolescent Alcoholism (Oct., $18.95) by Victoria C.G. Greenleaf, M.D. A psychiatrist details her family's efforts to reclaim their teenage son from his alcohol addiction. Advertising. $30,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (Sept., $26) by Martin E.P. Seligman posits that happiness can be learned and cultivated. Advertising. Author publicity. 7-city author tour.
Modernizing the Mind: Psychological Knowledge and the Remaking of Society (Nov., $39.95) by Steven C. Ward traces the history of psychology and its proliferation as a field of knowledge in modern society.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious (Sept., $27.95) by Timothy D. Wilson looks into the hidden mental world of judgments, feelings and motives, and teaches ways to discover the unconscious self.
Women Who Think Too Much (Feb., $25) by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema suggests that excessive brooding leaves women anxious or depressed, and challenges the popular assumption that constantly expressing and analyzing emotions is healthy.
The High Price of Materialism (Sept., $24.95) by Tim Kasser shows how materialism and consumerism undermine quality of life; a Bradford book. Author publicity.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Wounds Not Healed by Time (Sept., $28) by Solomon Schimmel looks at perpetrators and victims to probe human encounter with evil and suggests ways to promote healing. Author tour.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation (Feb., $29.95) by Thomas J. Cottle explores the importance of other's support in human development.
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Oct., $26.95) by Steven Pinker examines the idea that our natural instincts have become somewhat taboo in favor of modern intellectual behavior. 10-city author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Intuition: Its Powers and Perils (Sept., $24.95) by David G. Myers marshals classic and contemporary cognitive science to assess the reliability of intuition.
The 100 Greatest Disasters of All Time (Nov., $29.95) by Stephen J. Spignesi covers more than two centuries of tragedies.
New England in a Nutshell: Quotations About the People, Places, & Particulars of Life in the Six New England States (Oct., $17.95), edited by Commonwealth Editions.
The Firefly Visual Dictionary (Sept., $49.95), edited by Jean-Claude Corbeil and Arianne Archambault, provides graphics to show what regular dictionaries can only describe. 50,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literary (Oct., $29.95), edited by E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph E. Kett and James Trefil, gathers information that contributes to modern cultural conversation on topics such as politics, history, business and literature.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
The New Encyclopedia of Judaism (Sept., $14.95), edited by Geoffrey Wigoder. Updates the former one-volume encyclopedia.
PRENTICE HALL PRESS
Words That Shook the World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches (Sept., $50) by Richard Greene with Florie Brizel compiles more than 20 spellbinding oratories of the last century.
RANDOM HOUSE/MODERN LIBRARY
On Writing (Sept.; $22.95, paper $14.95) by Eudora Welty. The Pulitzer Prize—winning author offers a primer on the art of writing fiction. Advertising.
The Piano: An Inspirational Style Guide to the Piano and Its Place in History (Sept., $29.95) by John-Paul Williams provides a history along with a list of manufacturers and makes in this illustrated guide.