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Mathematics and Sex (Sept., $14.95) by Clio Cresswell offers a flirty look at how math can reveal the patterns behind love, attraction and getting it on.
The Odd Body: Mysteries of Our Weird and Wonderful Bodies Explained (Sept., $10.95) by Stephen Juan answers intriguing and bizarre questions about the human body.
The Science of the Cold Case Files (Sept., $14) by Katherine Ramsland. The official guide to the A&E series reveals the true stories behind the cases.
Microterrors: A Tour of the Microscopic World (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $29.95) by Charles Hart is an illustrated reference.
Space: A History of Space Exploration in Photographs (Oct., $24.95) by Andrew Chaikin provides history and images from the American, Russian and other space programs.
Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation (Sept., $20) by Raymond C. Murray examines crimes involving soil and rock evidence.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Newtonian Moment (Dec., $19.95) by Mordechai Feingold investigates the effects of Newton's theories and discoveries on modern culture and thought.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions (Dec., $18.95) by Jelle Zeilinga De Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders examines nine epic volcanic events to explain the resulting geology.
The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time (Oct., $17.95) by Fred Alan Wolf. By combining the latest theories of physics and quantum mechanics with Yoga concepts, Wolf speculates on how the mind can play a major role in transforming time travel into reality. Advertising. Author tour.
How to Clone the Perfect Blonde (Nov., $16.96) by Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham looks into how cutting-edge science will eventually make our wildest dreams come true.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Map, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $65) by Kirsten A. Seaver seeks to prove that the celebrated and controversial Vinland Map was a forgery.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
March of the Machines: The Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence (Sept., $TBA) by Kevin Warwick takes robots from fiction and places them in the real world, where they may truly give us something to worry about.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
The Bone Hunters: The Discovery of Miocene Fossils in Gray, Tennessee (Jan., $16.95) by Harry Moore recounts the details of a remarkable, chance find.