ARTE PBLICO PRESS
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Volume V (May, $27.95), edited by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, compiles essays by leading U.S. scholars.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB
Starting to Collect 20th Century Ceramics (Apr., $25) by Andrew Casey is a primer.
Persian Rugs: Their History and Symbolism (July, $89.50) by Essie Sakhai covers a wide range of carpets made from 1850 to 1980.
ARNOLDSCHE (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Gijs Bakker and Jewellery: Catalogue of Jewellery (Mar., $75), edited by Yvonne Joris, pairs a biography of Dutch jewelry designer Bakker with illustrations of his work.
CHIPPENDALE SOCIETY (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
The Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director: A Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition of 1754 (Mar., $275) by Thomas Chippendale examines the original furniture styles and designs of the famed Englishman.
Word Fugitives (Mar., $14.95) by Barbara Wallraff, wordsmith and AtlanticMonthly columnist, celebrates unusual words and phrases that have eluded popular usage.
Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyers: Wingsuits and the Pioneers Who Flew in Them, Fell in Them, and Perfected Them (May, $23.95) by Michael Abrams pays tribute to the men who attempted to fly in a variety of homemade designs.
FRANCES LINCOLN (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Sundials: History, Art, People, Science (Apr., $50) by Mark Lennox Boyd charts these instruments' evolution from Neolithic times to the present day.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary (June, $55), edited by Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel, contains 604 entries by 264 scholars.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
The Scientific Basis of Chinese Integrative Cancer Therapy: A Color Atlas of Chinese Anti-Cancer Plants (May, $85) by Bruce M. Halstead, M.D., and Terri L. Holcomb-Halstead presents botanical illustrations of plants with anti-cancer properties.
Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Mar., $895), edited by H. James Birx, is a five-volume work featuring 1,200 entries on topics related to physical, cultural and applied anthropology.
Plan a Great Wedding in Three Months or Less: Everything You Need for a Bride on a Tight Schedule (June, $16.95) by Judy Allen.
Glad You Asked: 500 Names, Facts, Dates, and Ideas You Need to Know (May, $19.95) by Michael Feldman and Encyclopedia Britannica compiles info every American should know based on facts from the encyclopedia series.
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (Mar., $34.95), edited by Dr. Peter Boxall, covers a century of memorable writing.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing (Mar.; $27.95, paper $12.95) by Ted Kooser and Steve Cox offers tips for neophytes.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
The Mountains of New Mexico (May; $39.95, paper $22.95) by Robert Julyan, photos by Carl Smith, provides historic and natural information on the state's mountain ranges.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
Encyclopedia of Appalachia (Mar., $79.95) edited by Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell. Some 2,000 entries detail the region's history, land, culture and people.