ALLEN & UNWIN
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Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar (May, $14.95) by Peter Macinnis traces the history of sugar, examining related political and social legacies.
Exploring Southeast Asia (June, $15.95) by Milton Osborne is an introduction to the histories and politics of the countries in this region.
Lindbergh's Artificial Heart: More Fascinating True Stories from Einstein's Refrigerator (May, $9.95) by Steve Silverman collects quirky stories about everything from a radioactive Boy Scout to a toilet paper shortage.
Walking to Canterbury: A Modern Journey Through Chaucer's Medieval England (Mar., $14.95) by Jerry Ellis. The author of Walking the Trail follows in the footsteps of Chaucer's pilgrims.
Reprint: The Life of Elizabeth I (July, $15.95) by Alison Weir.
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (June, $16) by Max Boot depicts the forgotten wars that promoted America's rise to world power. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
BEAR & CO.
The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids (Mar., $20) by Maurice Cotterell decodes the spiritual mysteries of the recently discovered Inca pyramids.
The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran: The Essene Record of the Treasure of Akhenaten (June, $20) by Robert Feather explores the link between ancient Judaism and the pharaoh Akhenaten.
Reprint: Lusitania (May, $15) by Diane Preston.
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The Scottish Empire (Apr., $29.95) by Michael Fry tells how the British Empire came to be dominated by the Scots.
Shakespeare by Stages: An Historical Introduction (Apr., $19.95) by Arthur Kinney focuses on the material conditions of playing and playgoing and demonstrates how they both inspired and restricted Shakespeare's art.
JOHN F. BLAIR
I Was Born in Slavery: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Texas (Mar., $10.95), edited by Andrew Waters, includes 27 selections from the 1930s Federal Writers' Project, documenting the lives of former slaves.
Voices from the Trail of Tears (Mar., $10.95), edited by Vicki Rozema, covers the events following the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the relocation of an estimated 100,000 Native Americans.
BURD STREET PRESS
Eyewitness to War in Virginia, 1861—1865: The Civil War Diary of John William Peyton (Mar., $19.95) by Walbrook D. Swank examines the home front and civilian side of the Civil War.
CARROLL & GRAF
Circumnavigators: A History (July, $13) by Derek Wilson chronicles the explorers and adventurers who have sought to circle the earth.
Secret Societies of America's Elite: From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones (Mar., $20) by Steven Sora exposes the role secret societies play in the lives of America's ruling families.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Bygone Boston: A Postcard Tour of Beantown (Apr., $12.95) by Earl Brechlin with John Bishop displays historic postcards of Boston locations with descriptive captions.
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The Book of the Sea (Apr., $23.95) by Aubrey de Selincourt anthologizes writing about the sea and its impact, from ancient Greece to the 20th century.
Idaho Falls: The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident (Mar., $16.95) by William McKeown documents a well-kept secret and investigates the possible conspiracy.
Building the Great Pyramid (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $29.95) by Kevin Jackson and Jonathan Stamp uses computer graphics to show how and why the great pyramid of Khufu was built.
The Jews in Early America: A Chronicle of Good Taste and Good Deeds (Apr.; $15.95, cloth $25.95) by Sandra Cumings Malamed explores Jewish history in early America.
Murder at the Brown Palace: Seduction and Betrayal in Early Denver Society (Mar., $17.95) by Dick Kreck recounts a notorious 1911 murder involving high society, adultery and drugs at Denver's grand old hotel.
Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865, the Diary of Sarah Raymond Herndon (Apr., $9.95) by Sarah Raymond Herndon paints a portrait of a woman who made this journey.
Gilded Girls: Women Entertainers of the Old West (June, $10.95) by Chris Enss and JoAnn Chartier highlights 15 women who performed their way across the frontier West.
What Were They Thinking?: Really Bad Ideas Throughout History (Aug., $14.95) by Bruce Felton revels in mind-boggling acts of stupidity.
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (June, $16.95) by Anna Funder reveals stories from the underbelly of the brutal surveillance state—the former East Germany.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (May; $24.95, cloth $55) by Brent Hayes Edwards revisits black transnational culture in the 1920s and '30s.
HILL STREET PRESS
The Georgia Tech Trivia Book (Apr., $10.95) by Tim Darnell poses and answers more than 500 trivia questions on the school's sports, alumni, buildings and government.
The Lewis and Clark Companion (May, $17) by Stephanie Ambrose Tubbs and Clay Jenkinson follows the famous 8,000-mile transcontinental journey.
Reprint: In Harm's Way (May, $15) by Doug Stanton.
Reprints: Profiles in Courage for Our Time (May, $14.95), edited by Caroline Kennedy. 100,000 first printing;Medal of Honor: Profiles of America's Military Heroes from the Civil War to the Present (May, $14.95) by Allen Mikaelian. 75,000 first printing.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The Bad City in the Good War: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego (Mar.; $19.9, cloth $49.95) by Roger W. Lotchin studies how the diverse populations of urban California worked together during World War II.
The Templar Treasure at Gisors (Apr., $18) by Jean Markale examines the enigma of the Templars and their lost treasure based on original source documents.
INTERLINK/OLIVE BRANCH PRESS
Bitter Harvest: A Modern History of Palestine (May, $18.95) by Sami Hadawi tracks Palestine's recent history from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
LITTLE, BROWN/BACK BAY
Reprints: The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain (Apr., $14.95) by María Rosa Menocal; Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe (June, $14.95) by Gregory Gibson.
Wilderness of Mirrors: Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets That Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents (July, $12.95) by David C. Martin exposes a secret war of espionage between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
MARLOWE & COMPANY
Inside Iraq (May, $15.95), edited by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi, anthologizes essays on Iraq by writers, historians, journalists and scholars.
Great Ship Disasters (May, $19.95) by Kit Bonner and Carolyn Bonner remembers sensational incidents at sea over the past 100 years.
The Devil Himself: The Mutiny of 1800 (Apr., $14.95) by Dudley Pope relates the British mutiny on the captured French ship Danae and its return to France.
MOUNTAIN PRESS PUBLISHING
The Pony Express: A Photographic History (May, $23) by Bill and Jan Moeller follows the 2,000-mile Pony Express trail from Independence, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif.
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS CLASSICS
To the Finland Station (Mar., $16.95) by Edmund Wilson is a magisterial study of the revolutionary dream, from the French Revolution to 20th-century upheavals. Ad/promo.
Turkey: A Short History (July, $15.95) by Feroz Ahmad surveys Turkey's history from a group of tribes to the first secular republic in the Islamic world.
A Treasury of Great American Scandals (July, $14) by Michael Farquhar addresses topics ranging from the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels and sex scandals that have punctuated our history. 50,000 first printing.
Reprint: The Fall of Berlin (May, $16) by Antony Beevor. 200,000 first printing.
Reprint: Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen (May, $13.95) by Bob Greene.
The Templars and the Grail: The Knights of the Quest (May, $18.95) by Karen Ralls describes these warriors of the Crusades. Author tour.
Reprint: The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians (Mar., $12.95) by Caleb Carr.
National Park Ranger: An Informal History of an American Icon (May, $18.95) by Butch Farabee looks into the diverse roles of park rangers and honors those who guard and maintain the country's natural resources.
Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift (Mar., $19.95) by Jacqueline M. Moore reviews the Washington and Du Bois debate over how African-Americans should achieve equality.
Reprint: Tuxedo Park (May, $14) by Jennet Richards Conant. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Hollywood in Vintage Postcards (Apr., $14.95) by Rod Kennedy Jr. celebrates Hollywood's past through collectible historic postcards.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
Native American in the Land of the Shogun: Ranald MacDonald and the Opening of Japan (May, $19.95) by Frederik L. Schodt provides an account of an eccentric man who crossed cultures and changed Japan-U.S. relations.
Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America (Mar., $24.95) by Eviatar Zerubavel argues that the discovery of the New World was more than just Columbus's claim on October 12, 1492, but a process that has evolved over hundreds of years.
Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler (Apr., $24.95) by Peter Viereck expands on the author's original 1941 work on the cultural interpretation of Nazism and his psychological analysis of Hitler.
The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West (Apr., $24.95) by Daniel Pipes. The director of the Middle East Forum and columnist for the New York Post and Jerusalem Post revises his seminal work on the 1988 furor over The Satanic Verses.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Historic Indian Towns in Alabama, 1540—1838 (June; $22.95, cloth $55) by Amos J. Wright Jr. identifies town sites and clarifies entries from documents and maps of early explorers.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Bearing Witness: Memories of Arkansas Slavery (Mar., $34.95), edited by George Lankford, draws on 1930s interviews with ex-slaves.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Michael S. Foley focuses on Boston's draft resistance movement in 1967 and 1968.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Sinn Féin: A Hundred Turbulent Years (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Brian Feeney examines the history of the controversial Irish political movement.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge and The Soviet Space Race with Apollo (both Mar., $34.95 ea.) by Asif Siddiqi are companion volumes on the Soviet-manned space program from the end of WWII through the collapse of its moon program.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
The Cajuns: Americanization of a People (Apr.; $18, cloth $48) by Shane K. Bernard investigates the French-speaking people of Louisiana.
Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture (May; $18, cloth $48), edited by Marcia Gaudet and James C. McDonald, collects essays on Louisiana's French, Cajun, Creole and Indian influences.
Zionism: A Brief History (Mar., $16.95) by Michael Brenner, trans. by Shelley Frisch, is a concise, up-to-date introduction.
The Spy Who Spent the War in Bed and Other Bizarre Tales of World War II (May, $15.95) by William Breuer offers strange, absurd and unexplained stories.
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The Book of Tara (Mar., $16.95) by Michael Slavin captures the Celtic hill through anthropology, archeology, geology, legend and photographs.
Are You Bucksperienced (May, $10.95) by Darby Conley recounts the antics of Bucky, Satchel and Rob.
Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables: A FoxTrot Collection (May, $8.95) by Bill Amend. FoxTrot comics offer a wacky look at family life.
Dinosaur Cartoons (Apr., $8.95) by Charley Parker collects lighthearted cartoons at dinosaurs' expense.
Garfield Takes the Cake (June, $10.95) by Jim Davis anthologizes Garfield comic strips. 6-city author tour.It's Back to School, Charlie Brown! (Aug., $11.95) by Charles M. Schulz features 50 years of the Peanuts gang in the classroom.
Fawlty Towers: Fully Booked (Mar., $19.95) by Morris Bright and Robert Ross pays tribute to the British import TV series.
I Think, Therefore I Have a Headache (June, $11.99) by Martha Bolton pens humorous anecdotes about everyday life.
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Awa' and' Bile Yer Heid: Scottish Curses and Insults (May, $7.95) by David Ross, illus. by Barbara Robertson, reflects the long Scottish tradition of hurling insults.
The Wild Life of Dogs: A RUBES Cartoon Book and The Wild Life of Pets:... (both Apr., $6.95 ea.) by Leigh Rubin. The former questions the perception of dogs as man's best friend and the latter takes a warped look at the world through a pet's eyes. 25,000 first printing each.
Princess: You Know Who You Are (May, $14.95) by Francesca Castagnoli explains how to unleash the princess within.
The Handbook of Law Firm Mismanagement for the 21st Century (May, $14) by Arnold B. Kanter details the adventures of a mythically inept law firm.
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work (May, $14.95) by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. The latest entry in the Worst-Case Scenario series presents humorous solutions to the crises that can strike during the work day. 25,000 first printing.
Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park BBQin' Cookbook (May, $15.95) by Ruby Ann Boxcar dispenses advice for tasty vittles
It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer: Facts from the World of Writing & Publishing (Aug., $14.95) by Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo is the sixth book in the Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining Trivia series that looks at the wacky world of writers.
The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories (Mar., $16.95) by Rob Myers, M.D., gathers bizarre incidents and medical mysteries.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Enough About You: The Narcissist's 7-Step, 1-Minute Survival Guide to Sacred Spirituality, A Self-Empowered Career, and Highly Effective Relationships (June, $11.95) by Mimi E. Gotist skewers the self-help genre.
Reprint: The Bear in the Attic (June, $13) by Patrick McManus.
MANIC D PRESS
In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot (Mar., $12.95) by Graham Roumieu recasts Bigfoot as a modern everyman. Ad/promo. Author tour.
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D'Little Book of Popstars (Apr., $5.95) by Will Hanafin features pop icon blunders, illus. with cartoons by Aongus Collins.
Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT (June, $19.95) by T.F. Peterson documents such practical jokes as cars placed on the great dome and a disappearing door to the new president's office.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Life Is Short, Pray Hard: More Roadside Church Signs from Across America (Mar., $6.99) by Mary Compton and David Compton assembles funny roadside church signs that convey thought-provoking messages.
Simpsons Comics Madness (Apr., $14.95) by Matt Groening serves up more of the outrageous and bizarre.
The Big Bad Book of Bart Simpson (June, $12.95) by Matt Groening is the second book in a series featuring our favorite delinquent.
Reprint: The Darwin Awards II (Apr., $11) by Wendy Northcutt.
RED ROCK PRESS
Never Kiss a Frog (May, $14) by Marilyn Anderson guides women through the dating swamp.
Cracker Ingenuity: Tips from the Trailer Park for the Chronically Broke (Mar., $12.95) by P.T. Elliot and E.M. Lowry suggests ways of having a good time without spending a dime.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
Redneck Haiku (Apr., $9.95) by Mary K. White observes redneck lifestyle in the meter of Japanese haiku poems.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Scatalog (Aug., $13) by Balloon Knot riffs on catalogues and conspicuous consumption. 60,000 first printing.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Truth or Tabloid? (Mar., $12.95) by Peter Fenton quizzes readers to differentiate between real tabloid headlines and fictional ones.
Who Would You Do?: The Celebrity Sex Game (June, $9.95) by Susan Segrest presents a parlor game that asks questions such as 'Who would you rather see perform at your local strip club: Rue McClanahan, Betty White or Bea Arthur?'
The Odd Todd Handbook: Hard Times, Soft Couch (May, $13.95) by Todd Rosenberg follows the life of unemployed Odd Todd of www.oddtodd.com fame.
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'Away an' Ask Your Mother!': Your Scottish Father's Favourite Sayings (Mar., $7.95) by Allan Morrison compiles common phrases from harassed Scottish dads uttered to their kids.
Living Large in Small Spaces (May, $35) by Marisa Bartolucci extols the virtues of limited room that is properly styled.
Cat Miracles (Apr., $9.95) by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger recounts more than 50 tales of feline saviors. 40,000 first printing.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Paint Magic (Mar., $30) by Jocasta Innes depicts paint's transformative powers in home decor with 140 color photographs. A Frances Lincoln book.
Reprint: The Other End of the Leash (June, $13.95) by Patricia McConnell.
Chess Strategy in Action (June, $24.95) by John Watson explains tactics with 550 b&w diagrams.
Poker on the Internet (May, $17.95) by Andrew Kinsman focuses on cyber skill.
Casino Gambling: Play like a Pro in 10 Minutes or Less (May, $14) by Frank Scoblete demystifies the most popular games. 25,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
BOSTON MILLS PRESS
Log Houses: Classics of the North (May, $19.95) by Peter Christopher and Richard Skinulis acts as a style book, an idea resource and a building primer.
Why Do Cockatiels Do That? Real Answers to the Curious Things Cockatiels Do (Apr., $6.95) by Nikki Moustaki answers questions about this curious creature that craves attention and grinds its beak when happy. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
The New Curtain Book: Master Classes with Today's Top Designers (May, $24.95) by Stephanie Hoppen provides illustrated counsel from more than 30 designers on curtain couture.
100 Years of Harley-Davidson Advertising (May, $24.95) by Harley-Davidson views a century of ad campaigns. Advertising.
The Complete Holistic Dog Book (May, $24.95) by Jan Allegretti and Katy Sommers recommends ways to maintain a dog's entire body system from puppyhood through maturity.
The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating (Mar., $24.95) by Creative Homeowner editors dispenses guidance with more than 440 color photos. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.Smart Guide: Basements (July, $8.95) by Creative Homeowner editors illustrates how to transform an unfinished space. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Stationery Flight: Awesome Paper Airplanes (Apr., $15.95) by Michael Weinstein has 32 designs, complete with illustrated folding instructions. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Home Hints & Tips (Mar., $15) by Rosamond Richardson emphasizes environmentally aware, 'green' solutions.
How to Be Creative if You Never Thought You Could (Mar., $22.99) by Tera Leigh encourages readers through craft projects. Advertising.
Collectible Playing Cards (Apr., $14.95) by Frédérique Crestin-Billet tracks card-playing history around the globe.
Signing for Dummies (Apr., $21.99) by Adam R. Penilla II and Angela Lee Taylor promises basic proficiency in a snap and includes a CD-ROM.
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Knitting with Wire (Mar., $16.95) by Nancie Wiseman has 30 projects that cover all the fundamentals of wire knitting. Crafter's Choice selection.
Beaded Beads (Apr., $16.95) by Jean Campbell offers variety in new creative projects from the Beadwork Creates series.
Flower Origami: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets (Mar., $17) by Hiromi Hayashi has diagrams on how to make azaleas, roses, hyacinths and more.
Accessories of Beads and Wire Works: Jewelry and Decorative Items for the Home (May, $16) by Ondori staff contains ideas for beadwork for bracelets, necklaces, frames, candle holders and more.
Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse (May, $15) by Mark Rashid. The horse trainer shares knowledge learned from his horse, Buck.
Soft Animals A to Z (Apr., $21.99) by Carolyn Vosburg Hall presents patterns for stuffed playthings from an armadillo to a zebra.
Quick-Sew Denim (June, $21.99) by Barb Chauncey is a resource guide for creating home and fashion accessories from new and used denim.
Router Joinery Workshop: Common Joints, Simple Setups & Clever Jigs (May, $19.95) by Carol Reed. Four sections cover the router and the art of designing and using jigs.
Weekend Crafter: Paper Crafting: 20 Projects to Fold, Cut, Mold, Weave & Pierce (May, $24.95) by Terry Taylor offers plans for place mats, floor cloths, desk organizers and more.
Annie Sloan's Painted Garden: 25 Outdoor Paint Effects for Stylish Living (Apr., $22.95) by Annie Sloan provides garden furniture projects step-by-step.
Family Circle Big Book of Christmas (Mar., $19.95) by Leisure Arts editors mixes 100 craft, gift and decorating projects with 80 holiday recipes. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Gooseberry Patch: Celebrate the Seasons (May; $19.95, cloth $24.95) by Leisure Arts editors suggests craft projects, decorating ideas and recipes keyed to the year's major holidays. 28,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
MARLOWE & CO.
A Week at the Beach (May, $13.95) by Jim and Joanne Hubal assembles an assortment of beach activities and trivia.
Better Homes and Gardens Complete Basements, Attics & Bonus Rooms—Plan & Build Your Own Dream Space (Mar., $19.95) turns extra space into living areas. 50,000 first printing.
Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Ideas Under $100 (Mar., $14.95) includes room dividers and pillows. 50,000 first printing.
Waverly Decorating Projects You Can Make (Mar., $24.95) proposes fabric projects from window treatments to chair cushions. 35,000 first printing.
The Healing Touch for Cats: The Proven Massage Program for Cats and ...Dogs (both June, $12.95 ea.) by Michael W. Fox are inspired by the veterinarian's massage therapy. Author publicity.
Carnival Undercover (May, $12) by Bret Witter takes a behind-the-scenes look at America's amusement parks. Author publicity.
The Encyclopedia of Cool (June, $20) by Pilar Guzman and Alanna Stang is a pop culture compendium of what makes it today and what never did. Author publicity.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio (Apr., $35) by Danny Gregory and Paul Sahre showcases postcards exchanged between ham radio operators after they make airwave contact.
La Casa Loca: Latino Style Comes Home: 45 Funky Craft Projects for Decorating and Entertaining (Mar., $22.95) by Kathy Cano-Murillo gives plans for killer fiestas and restful siestas.
The Impatient Decorator: 201 Shortcuts to a Beautiful Home (May, $25) by Glenna Morton. Create stylish living spaces in record time.
Stacking the Deck: Secrets of the World's Master Card Architect (Aug., $15) by Bryan Berg and Thomas O'Donnell reveals Berg's secrets for creating freestanding structures made of playing cards without gluing, taping, folding or notching.
Permission to Play (Apr., $14.95) by Jill Murphy Long invites women to revive their inner child through play.
Chic (May, $12.95) by Nina Waldorf. Live large on a small salary.
Building Your Dream House (May, $24.95) by William P. Spence provides the essentials for home-building and remodeling from start to finish; 650 color photos and 250 drawings.
The Ultimate Scrapbooking Book (May, $24.95) by Rebecca Carter et al. promises memory books that stand out from the crowd.
Country Style Decorating (Apr., $19.95) by Sunset Books editors proposes an updated approach for a new country style. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Interior Trim (June, $14.95) by Sunset Books editors shows how to plan, design and install trim elements to transfigure a room. 30,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Home Fix-It 101: The Anyone-Can-Do-It Guide to Home Repair (May, $18.95) by Al and Kelly Carrell. The father/daughter duo give advice on maintaining a home inexpensively.
THAMES & HUDSON
Manolo Blahnik (May, $34.95) by Anna Wintour and Michael Roberts gathers more than 100 of Blahnik's footwear drawings.
How to Restore Classic John Deere Tractors: The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Guide to Rebuilding and Restoring Deere Two-Cylinder Tractors in 350 Color Photos (June, $29.95) by Tharran E. Gaines.
Sew Simple Squares: More than 25 Fearless Sewing Projects for Your Home (Mar., $19.95) by Kathy Peterson. From one shape spring countless possibilities for creating home accents.
Wedding Flowers Made Simple: Over 80 Glorious Designs for That Special Day (Apr., $24.95) by Stephen Roberts suggests a variety of floral arrangements.
97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile (Apr., $7.95) by Jennifer Ann Langbehn suggests ways to make doggies grin—with goofy canine photos as proof.
Literary Criticism & Essays
The Brontës A to Z (Mar., $19.95) by Lisa Paddock and Carl Rollyson opens the door into the world of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell.
David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest by Stephen Burn and Don DeLillo's White Noise by Leonard Orr (both May, $9.95 each) are two new titles in the Continuum Contemporaries series, ideal for book clubs, reading groups and literature students. Advertising.
A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries and Recluses (June, $15) by Isabel Colgate considers the search for meaning through solitude and self-exile. Advertising.
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Out of India (Apr., $11.95) by Tim Pigott-Smith collects writings on the country's wonders.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Reprint: Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971—2001 (Apr., $15) by Seamus Heaney.
Shakespeare Is Hard but So Is Life: A Radical Guide to Shakespearean Tragedy (Apr., $12.95) by Fintan O'Toole. Ireland's noted theater critic pens a provocative look at Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and King Lear.
Open House: Writers Redefine Home (June, $16), edited by Mark Doty. Contributors include Andrea Barrett, Bernard Cooper and Terry Tempest Williams. Advertising.
Reprints: Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering (May, $13) by Wendy Lesser; The Road to Middle-Earth, Revised and Expanded Edition (June, $13) by Tom Shippey.
World of the Rings: Language, Religion and Adventure in Tolkien (Mar., $20) by Jared Lobdell cites Tolkien's religious faith and its effect on his fiction. Advertising.
Becoming Cleopatra: The Shifting Image of an Icon (July, $19.95) by Francesca Royster discusses race, gender and sexuality in performances portraying the famous Egyptian from Shakespeare's Cleo to Cleopatra Jones.
Reprint: Small Wonder: Essays (Apr., $12.95) by Barbara Kingsolver.
The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work: A Collection from the Washington Post Book World (May, $16), edited by Marie Arana, explores literature and literary life. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
How to Read Literature like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (Mar., $12.95) by Thomas C. Foster illuminates symbols, themes and contexts.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Paging New Jersey: A Literary Guide to the Garden State (Aug., $18) by James F. Broderick tracks the state's role in the creation of literary and popular culture.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft (Mar., $17.95) by Kim Stafford suggests how to tap sources of inspiration.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Secret Spaces of Childhood (May; $19.95, cloth $49.50), edited by Elizabeth Goodenough. Such contributors as Anne Frank and Joyce Carol Oates recall real and symbolic refuges.
Crime in Literature (June; $19, cloth $60) by Vincent Ruggiero ponders issues of crime in the work of Hugo, Camus and others.
Nature & Environment
51 Easy Ways You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money!) (Apr., $9.95) by Jeffrey Langholz and Kelly Turner promises an average household saving of more than $2,000 annually.
BOSTON MILLS PRESS
Beaver Tales: Audrey Tournay and the Aspen Valley Beavers (Mar.; $14.95, library binding $24.95) by Audrey Tournay recounts rescuing, raising and reintroducing beaver kits into the wild.
COMMON COURAGE PRESS
Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness (Apr., $17.95) by Chad Kister recounts a 700-mile journey by raft and foot. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Backyard Birds of America (May, $16.95) by Fred J. Alsop III is a guide to attracting, identifying and photographing 100 common species.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Reprints: The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes (Apr., $16) by Peter Matthiessen.
Jungle Bugs: Masters of Camouflage and Mimicry (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $29.95) by Bruce Purser uncovers insects' efforts to hide from or scare off predators.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Dam Politics: Restoring America's Rivers (Apr., $21.95) by William R. Lowry cites management and mismanagement in public policy.
HarperCollins Complete North American Wildlife: A Photo Field Guide (June, $21.95) by Gerard A. Bertrand and John Burton contains full descriptions and photos of virtually all mammals, birds, fish, wildflowers and more.
Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-To, Where-To and When-To of Birding (Mar., $12) by Pete Dunne is a one-stop resource. 25,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Libby, Montana: Asbestos & the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation (May, $17.50) by Andrea Peacock tears open a scandal of corporate greed and irresponsibility.
KEY PORTER BOOKS
The Jade Coast: Ecology of the North Pacific Ocean (Mar., $21.95) by Rob Butler roams from Northern California to southeast Alaska.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America and ...Western... (both Apr., $19.95 ea.) by David Allen Sibley are illustrated portable guides. Eastern: 250,000 first printing. Western: 175,000 first printing.Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land (Apr.; $22.95, cloth $35) by Subhankar Banerjee et al. uses photographs of the territory to underscore the need to preserve the land in its pristine state. 10-city author tour.
Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Apr., $20) by H. Wayne Phillips mixes history with botany to reveal trees and flowers as the explorers first saw them.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE PRESS
Ghosts of Tsavo: Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa (June, $15) by Philip Caputo treks through forbidding plains to meet the continent's most efficient killers.
Vital Signs 2003: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future (May, $14.95) by the Worldwatch Institute addresses issues of toxic waste, oil spills and other key indicators.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (Mar., $17.95) by Robin Wall Kimmerer reveals what the simple life of moss has to teach us.
Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America (Apr., $14) by Loren Coleman proffers the evidence for these creatures.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
A Guide to Green New Jersey: Nature Walks in the Garden State—Forests, Beaches, Vineyards, Battlefields, Rail Trails, Marshes, Orchards, Canals, Gardens and More (Apr., $17) by Lucy D. Rosenfeld and Marina Harrison spotlights more than 200 strolls.
Basic Composting (Mar., $16.95) by Eric Ebeling is for the novice.
The Book of Field and Roadside: Open-Country Weeds, Trees and Wildflowers of Eastern North America (Mar., $18.95) by John Eastman describes 85 plants with an ecological approach.
Life Between the Tides: Marine Plants and Animals of the Northeast (May, $15), edited by Susan K. White, is aimed at beach walkers and educators.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Farming with the Wild: A New Vision for Conservation-Based Agriculture (Apr., $29.95) by Dan Imhoff and Roberto Carra introduces more than 30 farms, ranches and organizations in the U.S. testifying to a new agrarian movement.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism, 1993—2003 (July, $24.95), edited by Michael P. Branch and Scott Slovic, is a 10th anniversary anthology.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Father Nature: Fathers as Guides to the Natural World (June, $19.95), edited by Paul S. Piper and Stan Tag, pays tribute to dads who share their love of the outdoors with their children.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year (Apr., $19.95) by Mary Blocksma offers a guide to everyday but often overlooked ecological treasures.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Timothy Silver chronicles geological and environmental forces that created the range.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
The Global Environment and International Law (May; $21.95, cloth $55) by Joseph F.C. DiMento assesses the effect that the laws have had around the world.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
A Yellowstone Reader: The National Park in Folklore, Popular Fiction and Verse (May, $17.95), edited by Richard L. Saunders, also includes fur trapper tales.
The Newman's Own Organics Guide to the Good Life: Simple Measures to Benefit You and the Place You Live (Mar., $14.95) by Nell Newman with Joseph D'Agnese suggests practical measures that won't drastically alter one's lifestyle. 5-city author tour.
Washington's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide (Apr., $14.95) by Charles Gurche surveys the state's remote and rugged natural places.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents and More Before Going in the Water (Apr.; $9.95, cloth $20) by Stephen P. Leatherman lists how to minimize risks.
ALLEN & UNWIN
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Girlosophy: The Oracle (June, $11.95) by Anthea Paul issues advice for young women.
Compass of the Soul: 52 Ways Intuition Can Guide You to the Life of Your Dreams (Apr., $14.95) by Lynn Robinson includes motivational quotes, intuition exercises and thought-provoking questions.
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Tantric Reiki: How to Use Reiki to Enhance Love and Sex (July, $14.95) by Gail Radford explains how to combine tantric meditation and reiki.
The Witch's Book of Wisdom (Aug., $12.95) by Patricia Telesco is a hands-on guide for the modern witch.
Magic for Lovers: Create Lasting Love with Wiccan Spells and Tantric Techniques (Apr., $14.95) by Selene Silverwind integrates the systems into specific rituals.
Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle (July, $16.95) by Paul Rhys Mountfort accesses the runic Elder Futhark alphabet.
A Stream of Dreams: The Ultimate Dream Decoder for the 21st Century (May, $14.95) by Leon Nacson is an up-to-date interpreter. Advertising.
The Crystal Children: A Guide to the Newest Generation of Psychic and Sensitive Children (June, $7) by Doreen Virtue looks at kids from infants to age 5. Advertising.
Never Say Goodbye: A Medium's Stories of Connecting with Your Loved Ones (Aug., $14.95) by Patrick Matthews emphasizes that relationships continue after death. Author tour.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Crop Circles: Signs of Contact (Mar., $17.99) by Colin Andrews with Stephen J. Spignesi sets the record straight about their origins and meanings.
A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland (Aug., $19.99) by A.J. Drew reveals the unknown.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Learning Their Language: Intuitive Communication with Animals and Nature (Apr., $15.95) by Marta Williams posits that anyone can learn how. Advertising.
Ancient Pagan Symbols (Apr., $19.95) by Elisabeth Goldsmith examines art and artifacts from various cultures and across history.
The Jesus Path: 7 Steps to a Cosmic Awakening (Mar., $16.95) by Vicky Thompson encapsulates divine guidance.
Feng Shui Your Life (May, $24.95) by Jayme Barrett, photos by John Coolidge. A feng shui consultant to Beverly Hills' wealthy shares her wisdom.
Meditation for Wimps: Finding Your Balance in an Imperfect World (May, $17.95) by Miriam Austin, photos by Barry Kaplan, is like having one's own personal guru.
Sacred Architecture: Explore and Understand Sacred Spaces (Apr., $14.95) by Caroline Humphrey and Piers Vitebsky covers spires, minarets, pyramids and temples.
The Celestial Guide to Every Year of Your Life: Discover the Hidden Meaning of Your Age (Apr., $17.95) by Z. Budapest and Diana L. Paxson combines ancient wisdom with modern magic.
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Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843—1924 (Aug., $17.95) by David Wondrich researches the sounds that became today's rock, jazz and funk.
Makin' Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Features (Apr., $21.95) by Allen Neuwirth includes interviews with such pros as the director of Shrek and the producer of Rugrats .
The Art of Writing Love Songs (May, $18.95) by Pamela Phillips Oland teaches how to woo any audience. Advertising.
The Bent Lens: 2nd Edition (Apr., $22.95) by Lisa Daniels and Claire Jackson reviews more than 2,300 gay- and lesbian-interest films. Ad/promo.
Song of the Outcasts: An Introduction to Flamenco (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $29.95) by Robin Totton. A CD accompanies this primer to song forms, guitar techniques and dance.
Mainlines, Blood Feasts, Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader (Aug., $15) by Lester Bangs, edited by John Morthland, includes previously unpublished material by the late rock critic. Advertising.
Hairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Hit Broadway Musical (Apr., $16.95) by Mark O'Donnell et al. is from the hit Broadway musical. Advertising.
Horton Foote's 'The Shape of the River': The Rediscovery of a Television Play About Mark Twain (May, $15.95) by Mark Dawidziak is taken from the only surviving copy of the 1960 script found in the CBS-TV vaults. Advertising.
Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock (May, $19.95) by Richie Unterberger examines the music from the late 1960s.
Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity (Apr., $14.95) by Jason Blume offers lessons from the songwriter who has made it to the country, r&b and pop charts.
The Sound and the Fury: 40 Years of Classic Rock Journalism: A Rock's Backpages Reader (Aug., $TBA) by Barney Hoskins includes Nick Hornby's thoughts on ABBA and Will Self on Morrissey.
The Alicia Keyes Story (Mar., $12.95) by Natasha Lowery tracks the singer's climb to the top.
The Encyclopedia of Westerns (June; $24.95, cloth $75) by Herb Fagen. This A—Z resource boasts more than 3,500 entries.
The Christina Aguilera Story (Mar., $12.95) by Pier Dominguez shines new light on the star.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan... and Beyond: A Revised and Expanded Edition of the Classic Text (July, $24.50) by Robin Wood. Among four new chapters are those on Day of the Dead and My Best Friend's Wedding.
Guerilla FilmMakers: U.S. Edition (Apr.; $29.95, cloth $59.95) by Chris Jones and Genevieve Jolliffe covers film production from copyright law to casting agents. Advertising. Author tour.
Reprint: Broadway, the Golden Years: Jerome Robbins and the Great Choreographer-Directors, 1940 to the Present (Apr., $16.95) by Robert Emmet Long.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager (Aug., $16.95) by James L. Dickerson suggests that Parker's manipulation of Elvis contributed to the icon's ultimate obesity and drug addiction.
Search and Destroy: An Illustrated Guide to Vietnam War Movies (Mar., $19.95) by Jack Hunter gathers Hollywood's depictions of the conflict.
Celebrity Tantrums: The Official Dirt (May, $14.95) by Lisa Brandt exposes famous people losing their cool.
FSG/FABER AND FABER
Conversations with Peter Brook, 1970—2000 (May, $15) by Margaret Croyden collects the noted director's takes on the theater and the world.
The Love Bomb and Other Musical Pieces: Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Fall of Jerusalem (July, $14) by James Fenton reproduces the poet's three libretti.
How to DJ (May, $14) by Bill Brewster is a guide for wannabe announcers.
Watching Movies: The Biggest Names in Cinema Talk About the Films That Matter Most (Mar., $14) by Rick Lyman includes such celebrities as Woody Allen, John Travolta and Steven Soderbergh. Advertising.
ReelViews: The Ultimate Guide to the 1000 Best Modern Movies on DVD and Video (Aug., $21.99) by James Berardinelli focuses on the past 10 years' output. Advertising.
The U2 Reader: Four Decades of Commentary (May, $18.95) by Hank Bordowitz ranges from the band's beginnings to its status today.
Play by Play: Theatre Essays and Reviews 1993—2002 (Apr., $17.95) by Jonathan Kalb includes critiques of Robert Wilson, David Mamet and others.
An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City: How to Live Like a Star Before You Become One (May, $16.95) by Craig Wroe equips hopeful performers with survival tips.
Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes with TV's Most Daring Designers (Mar., $19.95), edited by Brian Kramer, contains a chapter on each cast member as well as inside stories and design tips. 250,000 first printing.
New One-Act Plays for Acting Students (Mar., $17.95) by Deb Bert and Norman Bert gathers 30 works by well-known playwrights.
Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film (Apr., $39.95), edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel, shows what electronic media can do.
Dreamcatcher: The Shooting Script (June; $18.95, cloth $26.95) by William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan ties in with the April film starring Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore. Ad/promo.
X-Men 2: The Illustrated Story and Screenplay (May; $19.95, cloth $40). Director Bryan Singer's introduction begins the official movie tie-in with the May release starring Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman. Ad/promo.
Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway (July, $19.95) by Trevor Schoonmaker marks the legacy of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian Afrobeat musician.
Reprint: Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and (Mis)fortune in Hollywood (June, $14.95) by Peter Guber and Peter Bart.
MTV's Diary (Mar., $20) bares the psyches of celebrities and the hottest bands. Ad/promo.
VH-1: 100 Greatest Albums (Apr., $16) lists the music that should be in everyone's collection. Ad/promo.
Animals in Film (Mar., $16) by Jonathan Burt reports on our favorite animal actors.
Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution 1964—1974 (May, $17.95) by Michael Lydon collects firsthand profiles of the founding fathers and mothers of '60s rock.
Faith, God & Rock 'n' Roll (Apr., $13.95) by Mark Joseph tracks how 'God Rock' went mainstream. Author tour.
SEE SHARP PRESS
The Drummer's Bible: How to Play Every Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco (Aug., $29.95) by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni includes two CDs.
Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out: Five Keys to the Art of Making Inspired Movies and Television (Mar., $16) by Jed Dannenbaum et al. is based on interviews conducted by professors at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. Ad/promo.
SMITH AND KRAUS
Humana Festival 2002: The Complete Plays (Mar., $19.95), edited by Amy Wegener and Tanya Palmer, includes such writers as Charles L. Mee and Anne Bogart.
John Guare: The Complete Plays Vol. II (Mar., $19.95) by John Guare includes Lake Hollywood and Adoring the Sun.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
The Yakuza Movie Book (June, $19.95) by Mark Schilling surveys the Japanese gangster film genre. Author tour.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity (June; $19.95, cloth $64.50) by Peter Lehman analyzes the late singer's style and songs.
THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Talk (July, $13.95) by Carl Hancock Rux portrays Archer Aymes, the African-American author of the successful novel Mother and Son, who, 10 years later, died in jail. Advertising.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. (Mar., $18.95) by Cheo Hodari Coker revisits the still-unsolved murder of the drug-dealing rapper. A VIBE book. Advertising. Author publicity.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
U2 (June, $23.95) by Ian Gittins springs from the only official magazine published by the band itself.
The Prisoner Handbook: An Unauthorized Companion (Mar., $19.95) by Steven Paul Davies goes episode by episode. A Boxtree book.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Secular Steeples: Popular Culture and the Religious Imagination (May, $27) by Conrad Ostwalt indicates how entertainment and media serve as conduits for religious messages.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
L.A. Confidential (May, $12.95) by Manohla Dargis probes the careers of the film's director, Curtis Hanson, and its source novelist, James Ellroy.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
The Teatro Solís: 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo (July; $29.95, cloth $70) by Susana Salgado is a history of the oldest major opera house in the Americas.
Teach Yourself Visually: Guitar (May, $24.99) by Ruth Maran is an easy-to-follow guide.
The Art of the Siesta (July, $13.95) by Thierry Paquot explores the importance of human sleep as reflected in philosophy, art and music.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
Jacques Maritain: An Intellectual Profile (Apr., $21.95) by Jude P. Dougherty assesses Maritain's contributions to philosophy.
What Philosophers Think (May; $14.95, cloth $65) by Julian Baggini assembles interviews with sages of the world.
Thoreau on Freedom; Attending to Man: Selected Writings from Henry David Thoreau (Mar., $12.95), edited by Jeffrey Cramer, presents his notions about freedom and slavery.
MARLOWE & CO.
Return to Stillness (June, $14.95) by Trevor Carolan recounts the author's 20-year apprenticeship to a tai chi master.
The Ontology of Cyberspace: Philosophy, Law and the Future of Intellectual Property (Mar., $19.95) by David R. Koepsell explores the ramifications of intellectual property laws in the virtual world.
Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life (Aug., $14) by Roger-Pol Droit, trans. by Stephen Romer, finds the miraculous in the mundane. 40,000 first printing.
Daniel Dennett: Reconciling Science and Our Self-Conception (July, $22.95) by Matthew Elton explicates Dennett's ideas on the nature of thought, consciousness, free will and Darwinism.
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Mar., $12.95) by Chip Hartranft is taken from a Sanskrit text on how to use the mind to end suffering.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Can One Live After Auschwitz?: A Philosophical Reader (May; $29.95, cloth $75) by Theodor W. Adorno, edited by Rolf Tiedemann, trans. by Rodney Livingstone et al., collects essays, many appearing in English for the first time.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-First Century (Mar., $26.95) by Kurt Spellmeyer contends that higher education must retreat from 'culture wars.'
Cool Memories IV (May; $20, cloth $60) by Jean Baudrillard collects essays that remark on the banalities of (post)modern life.
Digital Nature Photography (May, $24.95) by Jonathan Cox is by a pioneer in the field.
Erotic Home Videos (Mar., $24.95) by Anna Span teaches how to immortalize sexual prowess.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Safe Harbor: Exploring Maine's Protected Bays, Coves and Anchorages (June, $30) by William Hubbell reproduces more than 100 color photographs.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Photography's Other Histories (May, $22.95), edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson, rethinks photography as a globally disseminated but locally appropriated medium.
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The Complete Guide to Digital Photography (June, $29.95) by Michael Freeman leads readers into a new world of image making.
Sturgis: The Photography of Michael Lichter (Apr., $29.95) by Michael Lichter captures the annual motorcycle rallies in Sturgis, S.Dak.
Body Parts (May, $25) by John Coplans. Following September 11, the downtown resident photographer reacts creatively to the trauma. Ad/promo.
Fog City: Impressions of the San Francisco Bay Area (May, $19.95) by the late Galen Rowell pairs photographs with excerpts of authors' and poets' work about the city.
Seattle (July, $21.95) by Paul Sounders. Bill Radke's essays comment on Sounders's photography.
THAMES & HUDSON
Street Graphics New York (Apr., $19.95) by Barry Dawson documents imagery that appeared after September 11.
Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air (May, $39.95) by Alex MacLean reflects his interest in the effects of time and urban sprawl.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Harker's Barns: Visions of an American Icon (Apr., $24.95) by Michael P. Harker, text by Jim Heynen, includes 75 b&w photographs.
WHITE CLOUD PRESS
Wild Grace: Nature as a Sacred Path (Apr., $23.95) by Eric Alan finds the spiritual in wilderness. Advertising. Author tour.
AmeRícan (Mar., $11.95) by Tato Laviera. The Nuyorican poet responds to the ethnic experience in the U.S.
AVE MARIA PRESS
Let Me Sow Love: Living the Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (Mar., $10.95) by James E. Adams weaves together scripture and reflection for quiet moments.
Life Watch: A Circle of Ninety-One Nights (June, $13.95) by Willis Barnstone is both surreal and meditative.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry (Apr., $15) by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser is poetic correspondence between the two authors.
Ca Dao Vietnam: Vietnamese Folk Poetry (May, $15), edited and trans. by John Balaban, was collected during the Vietnam War.
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Casting Off (Apr., $12.95) by Claribel Alegría, trans. by Margaret Sayers Peden, contains elegiac poems by the Central American writer.
Pleased to See Me: 69 Very Sexy Poems (Mar., $14.95), edited by Neil Astley, gathers unashamed appreciations of fleshly pleasures. A Bloodaxe book.
Sky Lounge (May, $14) by Mark Bibbens mixes irreverence, sensuality and elegy. Advertising. Author tour.
HANGING LOOSE PRESS
Shooting the Rat: Outstanding Poems and Stories by High School Writers (May; $16, cloth $26), edited by Mark Pawlak et al., draws from Hanging Loose magazine.
The Dark God of Eros: A William Everson Reader (Apr., $19.95), edited by Albert Gelpi, looks at the poet/monk's work from the mid-1930s through the 1990s.
River of Words: Images and Poetry in Praise of Water (Apr., $12.95), edited by Pamela Michaels, anthologizes work by the young (k-12) throughout the world.
Black Series (Mar.) by Laurie Sheck; Wild Gratitude (Mar.) by Edward Hirsch; Visits from the Seventh (May) by Sarah Arvio; and The Watercourse (May, $15 ea.) by Cynthia Zarin are titles in the Knopf Poetry in Paperback series.
The Red Thread (Apr., $14.95) by Elizabeth McKim deals with family secrets and carnal knowledge. Advertising. Author publicity.
Morning Earth: Field Notes in Poetry (July, $13.95) by John Caddy encourages writers to explore their inner and outer worlds through daily journaling.
J'Accuse (Apr., $14.95) by Aharon Shabtai, trans. by Peter Cole. An Israeli's poetry charges his country with crimes against humanity.
The Midnight (June, $19.95) by Susan Howe is the latest from this American experimental poet.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
I Will Say Beauty (Mar., $14.95) by Carol Frost believes that beauty is a far cry from the decorous and the social.
Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (May, $13.95) by Patrick Rosal. This debut collection arrives from the industrial towns of central New Jersey.
Poetry 180: Turning Back to Poetry (Mar., $13.95), selected by Billy Collins, assembles work by contemporary writers. Author publicity.
Lost River (Apr., $8.95) by James Tate. The Pulitzer Prize winner presents vivid characters and absurd situations. Advertising.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
A History of Color: New and Collected Poems (Apr., $17.95) by Stanley Moss represents the poet's entire body of work for the first time. Author publicity.
TIA CHUCHA PRESS
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Singing the Bones Together (Apr., $13.95) by Angela Shannon. A debut collection bridges the real and spirit worlds.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Angry Voices: An Anthology of the Off-Beat: New Egyptian Poets (Apr., $19.95), edited by Mohamed Metwalli, showcases the emergent and edgy Cairo poetry scene.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Barter (Apr., $15.95) by Ira Sadoff finds epiphanies in unexpected, sometimes unpleasant experiences and emotions.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Intensive Care: More Poetry and Prose by Nurses (May, $17.95), edited by Cortney Davis and Judy Schaefer. Nurses from around the world express what it is like working on the front lines of health care.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
The Starry Messenger (Mar., $12.95) by George Keithley crafts a sequence of narrative poems about Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus.
Long for This World: New and Selected Poems (Apr., $14.95) by Ronald Wallace includes 26 new poems from this sonneteer.