Timeless Toys (Nov., $29.95) by Tim Walsh offers a compendium of playthings from historic times to the modern day. 100,000 first printing.
Encyclopedia Idiotica: History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them (Sept, $21.99) by Stephen Weir notates catastrophic choices and the motivations behind them.
The Laboratory Primate (Oct., $200), edited by Sonia Wolfe-Coote, details the past and present use of primates in biomedical research.
The Immune Response (Nov., $120) by Tak W. Mak et al. is an immunology reference.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language (Oct., $49.95), edited by Clayton Valli, contains some 3,000 illustrations, a complete index of each sign's English synonyms and more.
MARION STREET PRESS
(dist. by IPG)
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Sept., $29.95) by Peter E. Meltzer features ingenious options for the creative wordsmith.
The Elements of Style Illustrated (Oct., $24.95) by Maira Kalman adds Kalman's distinctive drawings to the classic Strunk & White work.
The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine (Oct., $100) presents the noted magazine's entire oeuvre, covers and cartoons included.
RANDOM HOUSE INFORMATION GROUP
Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language, & Style (Nov., $18.95) by Arthur Plotnik tells how to get your writing remembered.
Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell? (Sept., $17.50) by Vivian Cook highlights the vagaries of spelling, showcases snafus from literary greats and provides hints for correct spelling.
The 5 Ws: Who? An Omnium Gatherum of Popes & Playwrights, Dogs & Dukes, Actors and Advocates, Ogres & Others Who've Made Their Mark in Our World launches a series that also includes The 5 Ws: What? ; The 5 Ws: Where?; The 5 Ws: Why? ; The 5 Ws: When? (Oct., $9.95 each) by Erin McHugh.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Encyclopedia of New England (Sept., $65), edited by Burt Feintuch and David H. Walters, presents a comprehensive view of these six states.