Penny Le Couteur, Ph.D., and Jay Burreson, Ph.D.
f NAPOLEON’S BUTTONS
How 17 Molecules Changed History
“The shift of a single atom can alter the course
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society.”—Peter Atkins, Prof. of Chemistry,
Univ. of Oxford. B/w illustrations & chemical
Tarcher 384 pp. 1-58542-331-9 $14.95
with Sarah Crichton
f BREAKING GROUND
Adventures in Life and Architecture
“Less a memoir than a portrait of a life as told
through architecture, Libeskind’s book traces
his past and his numerous project commissions, including his most recent and
renowned contribution to the design of the
new World Trade Center.”—Publishers Weekly.
Riverhead 304pp. 1-57322-292-5 $27.95
John Mc Whorter
f AU THEN TICALLY BLACK
Essays for the Black Silent Majority
“Mc Whorter’s answer to the huge debate
sparked by those who read his first book
Losing the Race. Sure to keep the fire under the
race topic burning.”—Dallas Morning News.
Gotham 224 pp. 1-592-40046-9 $13.00
f DOING OUR OWN THING
The Degradation of Language and Music
and Why We Should, Like, Care
“Celebrates the English language and bemoans
our present incapacity to use it in an elegant,
formal, or elevated way. Mc Whorter has
raised his voice to address America’s ineloquent babble.”—J. Bottum, Wall Street Journal.
Chosen by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title.
Gotham 256 pp. 1-592-40084-1 $13.00
A Cultural History of
the World’s Favorite Flavor and Fragrance
A culinary historian marshals the fields of cultural anthropology, botany, folklore, and
economics to tell the story of the ubiquitous
little bean and its effect on the worlds of food,
medicine, psychology, and even politics.
Tarcher 224 pp. 1-58542-363-7 $21.95
The Unique Challenges
of Life in Your Twenties
“Robbins and Wilner talked to dozens of
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Tarcher 224 pp. 1-585-42106-5 $14.99
What Blacks Owe to Each Other
“Robinson examines...the problem of America’s forgotten poor. It is an expansive narrative, beautifully written in lucid language and
yet richly imbued with his patriotic love.”—
QBR, The Black Book Review.
Plume 304 pp. 0-452-28314-0 $14.00
f QUI TTING AMERICA
The Departure of a Black Man
from His Native Land
“Energetic and provocative...written with the
fury of Eldridge Cleaver and the intellectual
rigor of W.E.B. DuBois...Essential reading for
all Americans.”—Library Journal.
Plume 256 pp. 0-452-28630-1 $15.00
Available February 2005
f EVERY DROP FOR SALE
Our Desperate Battle over Water
in a World about to Run Out
“Rothfeder argues that water, not oil, is the
fluid whose scarcity will dominate the twenty-first century.”—Booklist. “A highly readable
book by an award-winning journalist.”—
Tarcher 224 pp. 1-58542-367-X $14.95
f HATLESS JACK
The President, the Fedora,
and the History of American Style
A lively social history of the hat-symbol of
social status and masculinity-until its obsolescence in the 1960s, attributed to the president
who refused to be photographed wearing one.
Plume 304 pp. 0-452-28523-2 $14.00
The Quest for the Elements
“Strathern is a gifted writer with a scholarly
but light touch...an entertaining guide to the
emergence of the most important of all the
chemical principles.”—American Scientist.
Berkley 320 pp. 0-425-18467-6 $14.00
f FOLLO WING THE BLOOM
Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers
“Biography and autobiography, popular science and travel writing, the history of
beekeeping and the natural history of
bees...Whynott excites our wonder.”—New
York Times Book Review. B/w photos.
Tarcher 240 pp. 1-58542-280-0
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f ROBOT DREAMS
“Gathers 20 of Asimov’s greatest, older short
stories. Represents the top picks from a 40-
year career...some rarely seen.”—Starlog.
Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie.
ACE 352 pp. 0-441-01183-7 $14.00
Orson Scott Card, editor
See Short Story Anthologies, page 39
f THE QUEEN’S KNIGHT
On the cusp of claiming her crown, Pheresa
vanishes in a toxic mist, and only Sirt Talmor,
her sworn protector, can save her.
ACE 368 pp. 0-441-01225-6 $7.99
William C. Dietz
Dietz takes readers into a scenario from
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ACE 432 pp. 0-441-01104-7 $7.99
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f FOR MORE THAN GLORY
A Novel of the Legion of the Damned
ACE 496 pp. 0-441-01214-0
f FOR THOSE WHO FELL
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ACE 416 pp. 0-441-01198-5 $24.95
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