Nature & Environment
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms (Jan., $23.95) by Amy Stewart tackles the unsung hero of our ecosystem.
The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals (Nov., $25.95) by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. The author of When Elephants Weep explores the complex feelings of barnyard creatures. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
BARNES & NOBLE
The Art of Being an Elephant (Sept., $19.95) by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot. This photographer/writer team captures the life of the largest land mammal.
Nomads of the Serengeti (Sept., $39.95) by Robyn Stewart is a photographic essay of the yearly mass migration in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.
The Nature of Vermont (Oct., $35) by David Middleton is a photo-journal of the state's natural world from mayfly to moose, mountainside to roadside.
Earth (Oct., $50), edited by James F. Luhr, surveys our planet by studying the forces and processes that formed the environment and continue to influence its evolution.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Wild Maine: Discoveries of a Wildlife Photographer (Nov., $25) by Bill Silliker, a nature photographer, combines 80 color photos with anecdotes about his field adventures.
Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds (Sept., $59.95), edited by Christopher Perrins. Organized alphabetically by family, this comprehensive volume is illustrated with 2,000 color photographs and location maps. 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. BOMC, Discovery Book Club selections.
Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival (Sept., $40) by James R. Duncan traces the evolution of 205 owl species and their place within the avian order as both predators and prey.
Grizzly Seasons: Life with the Brown Bears of Kamchatka (Oct., $29.95) by Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns tells the story of three bear cubs rescued from a zoo and reintroduced to the Russian wild by the authors.
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and a Fowl Obsession (Feb., $25) by Mark Obmascik is a chronicle of the human need to conquer and categorize, in this case, every bird on the planet, no matter how low the stakes. Author tour.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Built for Speed: A Year in the Life of a Pronghorn (Sept., $24.95) by John A. Byers traces a scientist's 20-year relationship with North America's fastest mammal.
Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly (Oct., $60) by Susan Snyder explores the natural history of the extinct California Grizzly.
The Edge of Africa: All Life Is Here (Oct., $39.95) by Carlton Ward. Wildlife photography emphasizes the message to industry to preserve both natural resources and wildlife.
Animal Life in Nature, Myths and Dreams (Sept., $50) by Elizabeth Caspari ponders the value and meaning animals have for human life and psyche.
MCGILL—QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
Deep Futures: Our Prospects for Survival (Sept., $75) by Doug Cocks looks at the future of the human race.
Whose Water Is It?: The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World (Oct., $25), edited by Bernadette McDonald and Douglas Jehl. Fourteen environmental writers discuss the urgent plight and future of our most precious natural resource.
Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind (Sept., $25.95) by David Quammen examines the fate of the big predators—lions, tigers and their man-eating kin, who are disappearing in nature. First serial to The Atlantic. Bookspan selection. 8-city author tour.
Night Visions: The Secret Design of Moths (Oct., $45) by Joseph Scheer. Moth prints reveal their hidden beauty and variety of colors and shapes.
Jeff Corwin's Living on the Edge (Nov., $27.95) by Jeff Corwin. The Animal Planet show host explores rare wildlife in four exotic ecosystems. 75,000 first printing.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Trout of the World (Oct., $32.50), text and paintings by James Prosek. Watercolors accompany historical profiles of each fish; includes the author's reflections.
In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History (Sept., $39.95) by Ellen Morris Bishop. A geologist provides photographs and text on how Oregon's diverse landscapes evolved and speculates on its future. Author publicity.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Sept., $45) by Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt is a comprehensive reference on lizards of the world.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (Nov., $49), edited by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani, offers an overview of wolves and conservation and recovery efforts.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Liquid Land: A Journey Through the Florida Everglades (Sept., $29.95) by Ted Levin explores the world's great wetlands.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas (Sept., $60), edited by Wayne R. Petersen and W. Roger Meservey, is a guide to the 198 species that breed in the Bay State; includes 198 original watercolors.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Believing in Place: A Spiritual Geography of the Great Basin (Oct., $24.95) by Richard V. Francaviglia explores how spiritual beliefs affect both the environment and the human spirit in the region between California's Sierra Nevada and Utah's Wasatch Mountains.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Death in the Everglades: The Murder of Guy Bradley, America's First Martyr to Environmentalism (Oct., $24.95) by Stuart B. McIver covers Florida's "Plume Wars," the controversy surrounding the death of one of the early protectors of wild birds and the impact on America's environmental movement.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land (Oct., $27), edited by Norman Wirzba, features essays on responsible practices and policies for land health.
The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty (Nov., $24.95) by Kenneth Libbrecht, photos by Patricia Rasmussen, collects highly detailed micro images of snow crystals.
WALL STREET JOURNAL PRESS
Herd on the Street: Animal Stories from the Wall Street Journal (Dec., $24), edited by Ken Wells. Advertising. Author publicity.
King of Fish (Oct., $26) by David R. Montgomery recounts the rise and fall of salmon in England, New England and the Pacific Northwest—with recommendations for their return. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.