365 Ways to Save the Earth (Nov., $29.95) by Philippe Bourseiller presents simple, environment-friendly actions that can be taken to protect the planet.
Bateman's Backyard Birds (Oct., $l4.99) by Robert Bateman. The wildlife artist's introduction to birding pairs descriptive text with scientifically accurate illustrations.
Vanishing Act (Nov., $50) by Art Wolfe. The noted wildlife photographer creates 80 images of wildlife in camouflage.
Jane Goodall's Return to Gombe: The Homecoming (Nov., $24.95) by Jane Goodall with Janine Adams. Goodall returns to the place where her chimpanzee research first began, in 1960; includes a DVD. Author tour.
Fishbugs (Sept., $45.00) by Thomas Ames Jr. celebrates eastern aquatic insects in factual details and larger-than-life photos.
DOUBLEDAY/NAN A. TALESE
The Bedside Book of Birds (Oct., $29.95) by Graeme Gibson compiles paintings, poems, essays and scientific observations.
Oceans: A Visual Guide (Sept., $29.95) by Stephen Hutchinson and Lawrence E. Hawkins discusses such issues as the oceans' formation, content and value to humans.
Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees (Sept., $49.95), edited by Steve Cafferty. This A—Z reference features 700 photos, illustrations, maps and charts.
Frogs: Inside Their Remarkable World (Sept., $34.95) by Ellin Beltz focuses on the history and anatomical makeup of all 31 frog families.
Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches (Nov., $24) by Jill Fredston interweaves victims' accounts with explanations of the deadly mountain forces. 50,000 first printing.Author tour.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The Smaller Majority (Oct., $35) by Piotr Naskrecki takes readers on a journey to the remote world of organisms.
Around the World Underwater (Dec., $24.95) by Richard Ellis uncovers facts about the ocean floor.
Trees: National Champions (Sept., $39.95), photos by Barbara Bosworth, essays by Douglas R. Nickel and John R. Stilgoe, presents 70 "champion" trees, each the biggest of its species.
National Geographic Complete Book of Birds (Nov., $35), edited by Jonathan Alderfer, provides a comprehensive listing of North American species. 75,000 first printing.
NORTH POINT PRESS
Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul (Nov., $25) by Scott Weidensaul. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher's Wild America, Weidensaul retraces the men's steps. Author tour. Ad/promo.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Ever Blooming: The Art of Bonnie Hall (Nov., $25) by Bonnie Hall, edited by James D. Hall, collects the work of the botanical artist.
Live! From Death Valley: Dispatches from America's Low Point (Sept., $22.95) by John Soennichsen describes the author's regular excursions to the region.
What the Stones Remember (Sept., $22.95) by Patrick Lane pays homage to the healing power of nature. 30,000 first printing.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Black Rock (Sept., $50) by Paul F. Starrs, photos by Peter Goin, illuminates this desert region in northwestern Nevada.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Hatteras Blues: A Story from the Edge of America (Oct., $27.50) by Tom Carlson relates the many dramatic changes that have taken place in Hatteras Village, all in the name of progress.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Threads from the Web of Life: Stories of Natural History (Feb., $24.95) by Stephen Daubert, illus. by Chris Daubert. Science-grounded stories transport readers to great moments in our evolutionary past.
Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather (Feb., $24) by Marq de Villiers articulates humankind's long struggle to understand one of the elements that make life on Earth possible. Author tour.