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Fall 2009 General Trade catalog from Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Features titles published between September 2009 and March 2010 from independent publishers throughout the world, including Interweave Press, Chicago Review Press, ECW Press, Aviation Supplies & Academics, The Crossroad Publishing Company, BlueBridge, Medallion Press, Santa Monica Press, XRX Books, and Fox Chapel Publishing.All titles are available to order from your preferred vendor. Visit www.ipgbook.com for more information.Titles are available in a wide range of subjects: Knitting, beading, crafting, woodworking, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, FAA guides, and more.

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP

Fall 2009

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

New TitlesA new appreciation for Christianitys contemplative tradition

The Naked NowLearning to See as the Mystics SeeRichard Rohr $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Christian Advance (July and September), National Catholic Reporter (September), Spirituality & Health (September), and Presence (March 2010) Authors previous books sold more than 800,000 copies For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present. Richard Rohr is a well known lecturer who founded the Center for Action and Contemplation. He has been a featured essayist on the NPR program This I Believe, a guest on the radio show Oprah and Friends, and he appeared in the documentary ONE, featuring spiritual teachers from around the world. He is a regular contributor to Sojourners and Tikkun magazines, and he is the author of numerous books, including Adams Return, The Enneagram, Everything Belongs, Simplicity, and Things Hidden. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 192 PAGES, 5.38 X 8.15 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Excerpt: A friend of mine once brought back a stack of photos from a monastery he visited in Tibet. In every photo, there was a young monk seated on the ground and an older one seemingly circling around him. During the young novices training, he is presented with every one of the Buddhas teachings. During that time, he has to name all of the difficult and problematic consequences that would follow from observing this teaching, and all the good consequences. After each answer, the older monks clap their hands in approval, and they smile at one another. Here is the clincher. The only way you can lose the consequentialist debate is to stop smiling! Obviously, this calls for a letting go of the ego. Have you ever noticed that in any situation, when your ego is invested, afraid, or needy, its very hard to smile? But when the truth is not your personal possession, it is very easy to smile. Remember, Jesus never said, This is my commandment, thou shalt be right. Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). I think the intended effect of that often misused line is this: If Jesus is the Truth, then you probably arent!

ISBN: 9780824525439RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

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Everything Belongs 9780824519957 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Enneagram 9780824519506 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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New TitlesProfound religious concepts in a simple, contemporary way

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

Intimacy with GodAn Introduction to Centering Prayer Third editionThomas KeatingThis is perhaps Keatings most readable and enlightening work. Filled with insight and practical advice, it offers sound wisdom on the way that centering prayer can deepen our intimacy with God. Spiritual Book News Packed into this book is a treasury of spiritual history and teaching. There is a richness of complexity which is always disciplined by the simplicity of the goal of prayerunion (or intimacy) with God. St. Anthony Messenger Co-op available Advertising in Christian Advance (November) and Presence (March) Previous editions sold more than 60,000 copies Authors previous books sold more than 150,000 copies A poetic and accessible introduction to the method of Centering Prayer, this guide explains its origins, theological basis, and psychology by drawing on the writings of important Catholic figures, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and significant texts, such as The Cloud of Unknowing. Describing the theological basis for the Centering Prayer while staying rooted in the heart of a practice that is very personal and intimate, the study explores how harmful attitudes and beliefs about God can distort a positive relationship with the divine. With a careful balance of both Christian and Buddhist philosophy, the volume also discusses the psychological barriers and levels of resistance that contemplatives must face and bolsters seekers with supportive practices like Lectio Divina (holy reading) and praying the rosary. Updated to include a new foreword, this revised edition of a much loved classic is sure to inspire a deeply intimate experience with God. Thomas Keating is the founder of the Centering Prayer movement, an author, a teacher, and a monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the worlds religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, he has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts and currently directs retreats in the practice of Centering Prayer, a cornerstone of contemporary Christian contemplative practice. He is the author of numerous books, including Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit; Manifesting God; Open Mind, Open Heart; St. Therese of Lisieux; and The Transformation of Suffering. He lives at St. Benedicts Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY 176 PAGES, 5.15 X 7.5, 7 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Excerpt: It is not our attention that needs adjusting, because attention is secondary in Centering Prayer. We are not attending to a particular thought or object, or even to the sacred word as would be the case in a mantric kind of prayer. Our attention is a general and loving awareness of the presence of God. The actual work of Centering Prayer is consenting to Gods presence and in doing so letting go of the present moment with its psychological content. If a thought or feeling stirs unconscious programs along with their commentaries, then before we get on the boat, we return to the sacred word. With time, patience, and many failures, we develop the habit of letting go of thoughts promptlynot by thinking about the fact that we are thinking, but simply by returning ever-so-gently to the sacred word. If you find yourself on a boat, just get off. There should be no self-recriminations, no sighs, no annoyance that you have had a thought. Any such reflection is another thought, another boat.

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ISBN: 9780824525293 (REPLACES 9780824515881)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

Awakenings 9780824510442 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Heart of the World 9780824524951 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

New TitlesA celebration of the boundless riches of Catholic faith

The Difference God MakesA Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and CultureFrancis Cardinal George, OMI $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in National Catholic Register (October); America, Christian Advance, and Commonwealth (November); and First Things (March) Penned by the leading intellectual in the American Catholic hierarchy, this debut brings together some of the most influential writings on the Catholic visionnot just the Church itself but of the relation and unity of all people. Weaving together intellectual insight and personal wisdom, this investigation offers a luminous Catholic vision of communion, illustrating the Churchs relation to numerous religions as well as the secular world. Drawing from both the authors observations of Catholicism in cultures around the globe and countless theologians perspectivesincluding Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Thomas Aquinas, and Francis of Assisithis analysis demonstrates how to recognize the self-giving, liberating God who provides freedom from the competitive, oppressive gods of secular modernity. This overview also recalls an assortment of fascinating stories, from a poignant moment with a non-Christian in Zambia to the humbling dedication of volunteers who came to observe Pope John Paul IIs visit to Mexico City. Confronting controversial issues head-on, this volume will inspire Christians everywhere while also offering non-Christians a renewed understanding of what a Christian lifestyle means for political and personal life today.Excerpt: In the Archdiocese of Chicago, there is a large Curia, a chancery office full of people who supervise various ministries and perform different tasks so that the Churchs mission can be more vital. From time to time, I have gone to some offices and asked: Would you do anything differently if God did not exist? Of course, the people involved in the various ministries, such as the Justice and Peace Office and the Schools Officehave good answers to that question, even though they are immersed in day to day administration. As I talk with the development people, they begin to talk about philanthropy and its motivation in the Gospel and not just in good will for all peoples. As I get to the real estate folk, it becomes less clear. They begin to speak about buildings as part of the patrimony of the Church. Finally, the lawyers, who control quite a few things these days, are prone to chortle and say knowingly, Why are you bothering to ask? This is an essential question, especially as we consider not only the Source of love in the Godhead, but also the expression of that love in His Church. Would we do things to help others differently if, in fact, God did not exist?

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, is the president of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. He has served as vicar general of the Oblates; Bishop of Yakima, Washington; and archbishop of Chicago. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1998. He lives in Chicago.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/CURRENT EVENTS, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780824525828RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/ HERDER & HERDER OCTOBER

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NEW TIT LES

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

An essential treasury for fans of the Fighting Irish

An inspiring look at the Catholic experience

The Spirit of Notre DameLegends, Traditions, and Inspirations from One of Americas Most Beloved Universities Second editionJim Langford and Jeremy Langford Foreword by Regis PhilbinNotre Dame fans will put this book on the top shelves of their collections. Boston Globe Co-op available Advertising in Notre Dame Magazine (October) Celebrating the character and heritage of the University of Notre Dame, this collection of stories captures the spirit of an institution that has come to symbolize excellence and faith in action. A variety of places and personalities are described setting Notre Dame apart as an institution of mystique and grace that has deeply influenced millions of people. Included in these pages are stories of many of the universitys most prominent leaders and a host of graduates who have made a difference in the world. Many of the schools most famous athletes are profiled alongside stories of miraculous comebacks and incredible victories, making this account a fascinating and inspiring story of scholars and champions. Jim Langford is the former director of the University of Notre Dame Press, and the author of several books, including The Cubs Fans Book of Days, Happy Are They, and Rookie. He lives in South Bend, Indiana. Jeremy Langford is the author of God Moments, The Journey to Peace, and Seeds of Faith. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. Regis Philbin is a University of Notre Dame alumnus and cohost of Live with Regis and Kelly. He is the author of Im Only One Man and Who Wants to Be Me? He lives in New York City.CULTURAL STUDIES/EDUCATION, 304 PAGES, 5.38 X 8.15 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Joy of Being CatholicA Resounding Affirmation of Our Faith Second editionMitch FinleyYou dont have to be Catholic to enjoy The Joy of Being Catholic! It is a rich celebration . . . of the good, the beautiful, and the true in the Catholic tradition. Joan Wester Anderson, author, Where Angels Walk Co-op available Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), St. Anthony Messenger (October), Christian Advance (November) Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Celebrating the best of Catholic faith and culture, this affirmative introduction provides brief overviews of such topics as the sacraments, the scriptures, the saints, the arts, sex, and intellectual life. With related stories, poems, and images that explain and support each topic discussed, this illustrated gift book is an ideal resource for anyone interested in Catholicism. Mitch Finley is a freelance writer, an editor, and a speaker. He received the Excellence in Writing award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and is the author of Everybody Has a Guardian Angel and Your Family in Focus. He lives in Spokane, Washington.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 144 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9780824525729 (REPLACES 9780824517359 )RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780824525422 (REPLACES 9780385510813)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

New Titles

Bible study made easy

The Bible CompanionA Catholic Handbook for Beginners Second editionRonald D. WitherupA user-friendly guide to the Bible . . . great for any Bible-study group or for personal use. Spirit & Life Co-op available Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), National Catholic Register and St. Anthony Messenger (October), and America and Christian Advance (November) An entry-level overview of the Bible, which presupposes no specialized knowledge of the Bible or religion, this accessible guide emphasizes truly experiencing the Bible rather than just studying it. Written in a warm and inviting tone by a prominent biblical scholar, the handbook answers many questions, such as What is the Bible, and how did it come to be? How do you recognize a true prophet? and Which Bible should I choose? Arranged according to the books of the Bible, this comprehensive introduction includes chapters on the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Letters as well as appendices, a glossary, and resources for further study. Ronald D. Whitherup is the superior general of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice in Paris, France, and the author of numerous books on the bible, including Biblical Fundamentalism and St. Paul: Called to Conversion.RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 264 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Intuitive spiritual reading inspired from life lessons

A New Set of EyesEncountering the Hidden God Second editionPaula DArcy Co-op available Advertising in Presence (March) Speaking engagements include Springfield, Illinois; Worcester, Massachussetts; Louden, Tennessee; and Kingwood,Texas (November) A trusted voice shares her literary reflections on how we can find Gods presence in everyday challenges and experiences. Catching fresh and original glimpses of God and sharing them through a series of highly intuitive meditations, this text encourages readers to see beyond ordinary reality and uncover the truth of Gods presence in lifes fleeting moments. Paula DArcy is the author of Gift of the Red Bird, Song for Sarah, and When People Grieve. She is a former psychotherapist and the president of the Red Bird Foundation. She lives in Austin, Texas.SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 144 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9780824525736 (REPLACES 9780824519308)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780824525477 (REPLACES 9780824517465)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

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Gift of the Red Bird 9780824519568 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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New TitlesAn expose of the pervasive and rampant discrimination in virtually every aspect of womens lives

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

Sexism in AmericaAlive, Well, and Ruining Our FutureBarbara J. Berg, PhDA remarkable fund of information . . . [provides] a genuine service for men and women who are curious about womens role in American history . . . Stimulating and original. Alden Whitman, New York Times on The Remembered Gate This is Our Bodies Ourselves writ large and personal. Women will love this book. Library Journal on Nothing to Cry About Co-op available Advertising in Alternet.org, Bitch, Bust, Feminist Review, Hypatia, and Off Our Backs Debunking the many myths about how far women have come and the pervasive belief that American society is postfeminist, this account traces womens status and the assault on their rights from the 1950swhen Newsweek declared, for the American girl, books and babies dont mixto the present, exploring the deception behind womens progress and contextualizing the current situation. The legacy of the womens movement is being short-circuited in every aspect of life, as evidenced by statistics such as the growing wage gap between men and women that begins right after college, the U.S. ranking of 31st in world gender equitybehind Latvia and the Philippinesas well as trends ranging from rising medical insurance costs to shortening life expectancy for women. This passionate, extensively documented, humorous, and persuasive argument is simultaneously enlightening, frightening, and revitalizing and helps women understand where they are and why and how they can move beyond marginalizing strategies. Barbara J. Berg, PhD, is the author of The Crisis of the Working Mother, Nothing to Cry About, and The Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism. She has written for the Baltimore Sun, Ladies Home Journal, Ms., the New York Times Magazine, Parents, the Washington Post, and Working Woman. She lives in New York City.WOMENS STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Excerpt: What I was seeing was endemic and profound, and it sliced through the jaundiced platitudes of postfeminism to reveal a complicated and painful look at the reality of American society today. I discovered renewed sexism in our national policies and our jobs; on college campuses, the internet, and major television shows; and in our most intimate relationsan unequivocal resurgence of sexism in this country so potent, so complexly and broadly expressed, so much a product of the 21st century, it should be called nothing less than the sexism of mass destruction. Yet astonishingly, the nation is in a collective state of denial over this deepening misogyny and these growing gender inequities. Its as if wed rather believe that the emperor really has new clothes than confront the naked truth. A dangerous and startling trend is short-circuiting the inheritance of feminism in every aspect of womens lives. Roles are being redefined both for us and with us. Measured by every standard, womens independence and self-determination are being eroded. The world of equal rights and treatment that so many of us struggled for, the one I believed and hoped we were still working to achieve, is slowly but most definitely coming apart.

ISBN: 9781556527760RIGHTS: US & CANADA LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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New Titles

A hard look at U.S. drug policy in Latin America

An entertaining examination of a key figure in the decade of counterculture

The Politics of CocaineHow U.S. Foreign Policy Has Created a Thriving Drug Industry in Central and South AmericaWilliam L. Marcy, PhD Co-op available Advertising in Booklist, Nation, and New York Review of Books Drawing on declassified documents and painstaking research, this exploration of the economic drug trade of Central and South America fills in historical gaps and provides a new and controversial analysis of a complex and seemingly unsolvable problem. Viewing the problem through the lens of United States policy, the author puts forth the theory that, through the conflation of the Cold War and the war on drugs, the United States helped establish and strengthen the drug trade as the areas economic base. This authoritative and timely polemic traces the counternarcotics stance of the 1970s through George W. Bushs administration through a wealth of information and unflinching directness, asserting that the drug war will continue with no end in sight. William L. Marcy, PhD, is an assistant professor of history at St. Martins University in Washington. He divides his time between Buffalo, New York, and Lacey, Washington.SOCIAL SCIENCE, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9 65 GRAPHS, 10 MAPS CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

Acid ChristKen Kesey, LSD, and the Last Great Gurus of American DissentMark Christensen Co-op available Following the leader of the notorious Merry Pranksters from his birth in Colorado to his literary success and the cross-country journey that inspired the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this candid biography chronicles the life and times of 1960s cultural icon Ken Kesey. Presenting an incisive analysis of the author who described himself as too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippie, this account conducts a mesmerizing journey from author Mark Christensen's point of view, who grew up in Southern California and migrated to Oregon to be part of the Kesey flock. From interviews with family members and those within his inner circle, this exploration reveals the bestselling author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in his many forms, placing him within the framework of his time, his generation, and the zeitgeist of the psychedelic era. Mark Christensen is the author of The So-Cal Speed Shop, Super Car: The Story of the Xeno, and The Sweeps: Behind the Scenes in Network TV. He is the former editor of Oregon Magazine and a media columnist for Rolling Stone. He has contributed articles to American Film, Connoisseur, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Playboy, TV Guide, and Wired. He lives in Laguna Beach, California.BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 344 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 B & W PHOTOS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 LINE DRAWINGS CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781556529498RIGHTS: WORLD LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9780980139440RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCHAFFNER PRESS, INC.. OCTOBER

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New TitlesA long-awaited collection of the artists most iconic works

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

John Van Hamersveld: Post-FutureJohn Van Hamersveld Co-op available A retrospective of one of the 20th centurys most important artistic figures, this beautifully illustrated monograph focuses on John Van Hamersvelds intensely creative period from 1964 to 1974 and his contemporary reworkings of the original illustrations, posters, album covers, and other artworks from this period. Revealing the creative genius behind his extensive body of workthe iconic Endless Summer poster; more than 300 album covers, including designs for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Blondie, and KISS; the world famous Jimi Hendrix Pinnacle poster; and the widely known grinning Johnny Face imagethis collection showcases the artists past work, provides insights into his creative process, and demonstrates how his work has been widely influential in popular culture. Also discussed are the new designs and products coming from his Coolhous studio that will introduce this masterful artist to a new audience. John Van Hamersveld is a popular graphic designer and illustrator who was instrumental in the pop art and surf culture movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He has designed rock concert posters, album covers, corporate logos and signage, book covers, movie posters, and an official poster and 360-foot-long mural for the 1984 Olympic Games. He launched a product line called Post-Future in 1997, which builds upon his past imagery for the culture of the 21st century. He lives in Santa Monica, California.ART/DESIGN, 288 PAGES, 9 X 12 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS, 400 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9781595800473RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK SANTA MONICA PRESSS OCTOBER

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

New TitlesAn entertaining and enlightening protest art compilation

Paper PoliticsSocially Engaged Printmaking TodayEdited by Josh MacPhee Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies With a widely eclectic variety of protest art in mediums such as relief, lithography, collagraph, and photography, this major collection of contemporary politically engaged printmaking showcases art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in conversation. Based on an art exhibition that has traveled to more than a dozen cities in North America and including many do-it-yourself samples, this eye opening book contains works from more than 200 international artists. From the well establishedSue Coe, Swoon, Carlos Cortezto street artists, rock poster makers, and up-and-comers such as Favianna Rodriguez and Chris Stain, this diverse collection is the work of artists who felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of modern politics. Josh MacPhee is a street artist and activist who runs justseeds.org, a radical art distribution project. He is the author of Realizing the Impossible, Reproduce and Revolt!, and Stencil Pirates. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.ART/CURRENT EVENTS, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 144 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781604860900RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS OCTOBER

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

The authoritative, if rebellious, handbook to veganism

An influential but oft-neglected portion of U.S. historyrevealed

Vegan FreakBeing Vegan in a Non-Vegan World Second editionBob Torres and Jenna TorresIn this down-to-earth and entertaining guide, Bob and Jenna Torres not only convince you that you have to go vegan today, they also give you what you need to live as a healthy and happy vegan for the rest of your life. Gary L. Francione, distinguished professor of law, Rutgers University In this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans offer tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Sometimes funny and irreverent yet always aware of its serious message, this resource for being vegan in a world that doesnt always understand or have sympathy for the lifestyle illustrates how to go vegan in three weeks or less by employing a cold tofu method; convince family, friends, and others that there is no such thing as a vegan cult; and survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores. Also offering answers to questions such as Do you, like, live on apples and twigs? this reference dispels myths and explains the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism, encouraging everyone to embrace their inner vegan. Bob Torres is the author of Making a Killing as well as several essays that have appeared in Critical Sociology, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, the Journal of Latinos and Education, and Satya magazine. Jenna Torres is a frequent personality of vegan talk shows who has been on Animal Voices Radio and has been quoted as an expert in Newsweek, Veg News, and Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today. They cohost Vegan Freak radio show and live in Colton, New York.HEALTH/COOKING, 196 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

For All the PeopleUncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in AmericaJohn CurlIt is indeed inspiring . . . to be reminded by John Curls new book of the noble history of cooperative work in the United States. Howard Zinn, author, A Peoples History of the United States Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by most historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social changefarmer, union, consumer, and communalistthat have been all but erased from collective memory. Focusing far beyond one particular era, organization, leader, or form of cooperation, the expansive analysis documents the multigenerational struggle of the American working people for social justice. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, the chronicle considers Native American times and follows the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United States and those who will shape its future. John Curl is a professional woodworker, a former city planning commissioner, and a 30-year member of Heartwood Cooperative Workshop in Berkeley, California. He is the author of seven books of poetry and several historical books, including History of Work Cooperation in America and Memories of Drop City. He lives in Berkeley, California.HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 506 PAGES, 6 X 9 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781604860153 (REPLACES 9780977080410)RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781604860726RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP FALL 2009

New Titles

A complete chronicle of international anarchist ideas and practice

An important document on grassroots anarchism by lifelong activists

Demanding the ImpossibleA History of AnarchismPeter Marshall[This is] the book I always recommend when askedas I often amfor something on the history and ideas of anarchism. Noam Chomsky Attractively written and fully referenced . . . bound to be the standard history. Colin Ward, Times Educational Supplement Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic conceptsfrom Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements throughout the world. Presenting a balanced and critical survey, the detailed document covers not only classic anarchist thinkerssuch as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus, and Emma Goldmanbut also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky. Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what anarchists stand for and what they have achieved, this fascinating account also includes an epilogue that examines the most recent developments, including postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism as well as the anarchist contributions to the peace, green, and global justice movements of the 21st century. Peter Marshall is a philosopher, a historian, a poet, and the author of 15 books, including Natures Web: Rethinking Our Place on Earth.POLITICAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 800 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

The Floodgates of AnarchySecond editionStuart Christie and Albert MeltzerA lucid exposition of revolutionary anarchist theory. Peace News Coming from a position of uncompromising class struggle . . . [this book] has a power and directness sadly missing from some contemporary anarchist writing. It is exciting to see it back in print, ready for a new generation to read. Barry Pateman, associate editor, Emma Goldman Papers Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Back in print and featuring a new foreword by the authors, this polemic approaches the subject of anarchism in relation to class struggle. It presents an argument against class-based society and hierarchy and advocates for a free and equal society based on individual dignity and merit. Drawing from the authors experiences as activists and documenting the activities of other 20thcentury anarchistsincluding clandestine activities and social change by any meansthis fundamental text asserts that government is the true enemy of the people and that only through the dissolution of government can the people put an end to exploitation and war, leading to a fully free society. Stuart Christie is an activist for anarchism and the author of Granny Made Me an Anarchist: General Franco, the Angry Brigade and Me and We, the Anarchists!: A Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 19271937. Albert Meltzer is an activist for anarchism and the author of several books, including Anarchism: Arguments For and Against.POLITICAL SCIENCE, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781604860641RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PM PRESS DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781604861051 (REPLACES 9780900707797)RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS MARCH

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A history of living life on the (straight) edge

Sober Living for the RevolutionHardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical PoliticsEdited by Gabriel KuhnExamining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music, this international survey of the political-punk straight edge movementwhich has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 yearstraces its history from 1980s Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also defies common conceptions of straight edges political legacy as being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzn of Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands ManLiftingBanner and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as CrimethInc. and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight for a better world. Gabriel Kuhn is the author of Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy and Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger.POLITICAL SCIENCE/MUSIC, 352 PAGES, 6 X 9 12 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

The most influential German anarchist intellectual of the 20th century. Paul Avrich, author, Anarchist Voices

Revolution and Other WritingsA Political ReaderGustav LandauerIf there were any justice in this worldat least as far as historical memory goesthen Gustav Landauer would be remembered, right along with Bakunin and Kropotkin, as one of anarchisms most brilliant and original theorists. Jesse Cohn, author, Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation Should be required reading for anyone with an interest in radical social change. James Horrox, author, A Living Revolution The first comprehensive collection of Gustav Landauers writings in English, this valuable addition to the history of anarchism in the early 20th century gathers more than 40 influential works by one of Germanys most prominent radical agitators. The readings presented here cover Landauers entire political biography, from his early anarchism of the 1890s and his philosophical reflections at the turn of the century to the subsequent establishment of the Socialist Bund and his tireless agitation against the coming Great War. Additional chapters on war and nationalism, the United States and Mexico, and opinion pieces and personal letters reveal the further scope of Landauers thinking with pieces on corporate capital, education, language, and Judaism. Gustav Landauer was one of the key figures of German anarchism who influenced many prominent authors, including Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, and Hermann Hesse.PHILOSOPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 528 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9781604860511RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781604860542RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS MARCH

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An essential social narrative from the philosopher of the New Left

An influential activists quintessential ruminations on anarchism

New ReformationNotes of a Neolithic Conservative, Second editionPaul GoodmanPaul Goodman appears increasingly as our most exemplary intellectual, that is, the most deeply representative and the most worthy one. Theodore Solatoroff, Washington Post [Goodmans] pleading, sane, frank, troubled and by now tired voice is one of the truest and wisest in American life. New York Times Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Emphasizing the importance of culture and the arts in society, this reprint of a 1960s classicthe authors last book of social criticismincludes a new introduction that situates the late Paul Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights. The probing introduction speaks for a new generation of young scholars as it discusses the initial impact and continuing relevance of Goodmans problematic love affair with the radical youth of the 1960s. Timely and compelling, Goodmans narrative reassesses what he considered a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformationthe breakdown of belief, and the emergence of new belief, in sciences and professions, education, and civil legitimacy. With new analysis of 1960s activism, this survey shows that Goodmans prescient voice is as relevant today as it was four decades ago. Paul Goodman is the author of Decentralizing Power and the bestselling Growing Up Absurd. He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature.POLITICAL SCIENCE, 226 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

Drawing the Line Once AgainPaul Goodmans Anarchist WritingsPaul Goodman[Goodman] most passionately believed that man must not commit treason against himself, whatever the statecapitalist, socialist, et alcommands. Nat Hentoff, Village Voice Paul Goodman has been one of the few integrated and hence liberated people of our age . . . He may well have been the only truly seminal libertarian thinker in our generation. George Woodcock, historian of anarchism Painting a vivid picture of 1960s counterculture ideas, this new collection of the late Paul Goodmans essential anarchist writingsfrom utopian essays to practical proposalsreveals how he inspired the dissident youth of the era and profoundly influenced movement theory and practice. Long out-of-print, these provocative, insightful, and incisive pieces analyze citizenship and civil disobedience, decentralization and the organized systemall while still mindful of the long anarchist tradition and of the Jeffersonian democracy that resonated strongly in Goodmans own political thought. A potent antidote to U.S. global imperialism and domestic anomie, this collection also includes a new introduction by Goodmans friend and literary executor, Taylor Stoehr, who explains why these nine core texts will thoroughly explicate anarchism for future generations. Paul Goodman is the author of Decentralizing Power and the bestselling Growing Up Absurd. He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics, and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature.POLITICAL SCIENCE/ESSAYS, 128 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604860573RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781604860566 (REPLACES 9780394711218)RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS MARCH

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A close-up look at the world of music during a period of unprecedented change

Mr. Langshaws Square PianoThe Story of the First Pianos and How They Caused a Cultural RevolutionMadeline GooldGoold succeeds admirably, and the thoroughness of her research is particularly impressive . . . fascinating and informative. Early Music America It was a serial number inside an antique piano which launched Madeline Goold on the quest to discover its first owner . . . John Langshaw . . . who bought it in 1807 . . . Goolds affectionate impulse to salute him across two centuries is justified. Guardian Co-op available A handwritten serial number inside a neglected 1807 Broadwood square piano inspired this illuminating story of an almost-forgotten musical instrument that transformed the musical and cultural perceptions of the western world. Square pianos were the first popular pianos, and the core of the classical piano repertoireMozart, Haydn, Beethovenwas written for such early pianos. This absorbing history leads back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution and the birth of mass production, commoditization, and global distribution of pianos from the ports of London to the shores of America and around the world. Both an investigative story and genealogical study that highlights a key period in music history, this chronicle closely examines the roles of John Broadwoodthe most successful piano maker in late-Georgian Londonand of one of his professional customers, Mr. John Langshaw, an organist and music master. Madeline Goold holds a law degree from the London School of Economics. A sculptor and artist, she has also taught piano, which she has played since childhood.HISTORY/MUSIC, 304 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933346212RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLUEBRIDGE OCTOBER

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A treasure trove of French classics for Francophiles and fans of literature

A riveting chronicle of the search for spiritual truth

One Hundred Great French BooksFrom the Middle Ages to the PresentLance Donaldson-EvansReaders will appreciate this concise and vibrantly written invitation to survey the best and brightest authors of one of the great literatures on the planet . . . Enjoy! Franois Rigolot, professor, French literature, Princeton University One hundred tasty, satisfying hors doeuvres to prepare the readers palate for the main coursethe actual reading of these great French books. Bob Mitchell, author, Match Made in Heaven Co-op available Proving that French literature has been a consistent and powerful source of cultural influence on an international level, this provocative and concise collection of 100 timeless French masterworks spans 10 centuries. Featuring a broad spectrum of literary genres, styles, and formatswith the entertaining inclusion of comic books, detective novels, and science fictionthis illuminating introduction provides cultural and social context to emphasize the importance of each work in literary history. Detailing each authors background, historical significance, and a focused summary of content, this fresh and lucid compilation offers a rich panorama of one of the most fascinating and influential literatures in the world and will inspire aficionados of great writing to seek out the complete featured masterpieces for themselves. Lance Donaldson-Evans is a professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Media, Pennsylvania.LITERARY CRITICISM, 224 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

The Great Medieval HereticsFive Centuries of Religious DissentMichael FrassettoFrassetto admirably demonstrates that many who were declared heretics have much to teach us. Library Journal Frassetto has made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of medieval society and religion . . . Here are utterly fascinating (and complex!) stories. Hans J. Hillerbrand, author, The Division of Christendom Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781933346120) Replete with terror, passion, and hope, this gripping narrative history explores the intricate mysteries of medieval Europe through the lives of the great heretics whose beliefs and practices challenged the teachings of an all-powerful church. Five centuries of social and spiritual turmoil are covered through a vivid and telling mix of events, personalities, and ideas. A host of figures are discussed in detail, including Bogomil, an obscure priest from the Balkans who introduced Manichean ideas to parishioners; Henry the Monk, who eluded capture and prepared southern France for the Cathars; Marguerite Porete, the great mystic who was burned at the stake; Fra Dolcino, whose brigand followers terrorized northern Italy; and John Wyclif and Jan Hus, the heralds of the Reformation. By the end of the Middle Ages, the courageous lives and beliefs of these and the other heretics discussed had transformed the religious, cultural, and political map of Europe. Michael Frassetto teaches history at the University of Delaware and was the religion editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica for a number of years. He lives in Medford, New Jersey.HISTORY, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781933346229RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, EUROPE, NEW ZEALAND & UK BLUEBRIDGE FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781933346236RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLUEBRIDGE FEBRUARY

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A visually stunning fly fishing reference

Mayfly identification made clear and simple

Matching the HatchA Practical Guide to Imitation of Insects Found on Eastern and Western Trout Waters Revised editionErnest G. Schwiebert Jr.In my opinion, [Ernest Schwiebert] was the most important figure of the 20th century in the fly fishing world. Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prizewinner and former executive editor, New York Times Advertising in Trout Magazine Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Region by region, season by season, this update to the classic flyfishing manual contains all of the information about the structure, appearance, and habits of the insects that signal the favorite feeding times of various fish. With commentary on dozens of mayflies, stone flies, and caddis flies as well as on crane flies, dragonflies, damsel flies, fish flies, backswimmers, and scuds, this is the ultimate resource for fly fishermen looking to understand the rivers to fish in various situations and how to identify the flies in their different stages. Along with this useful information, the guide is supplemented by large and detailed artwork of the insects as well as a review of the history of fly-fishing, thoughts on the ethics of angling, and anecdotes from the authors fly-fishing experience. Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield. He was the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper, Nymphs Volumes I and II, Remembrance of Rivers Past, and Trout.SPORTS/SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 9 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 TABLES, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

The Mayfly GuideQuick and Easy Steps to Identifying Nymphs, Duns, and SpinnersAl Caucci Photographs by Bob NastasiAt last, a pocket guide to aquatic insects comparable in quality and practicality to the Petersons Field Guides. This book will fill the stream with hatch-matchers at last . . . bugs made decipherable! John Randolph, Flyfisherman Magazine Advertising in Drake and Trout Magazine Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies For anglers looking to increase their catch, this indispensable guide reveals the steps to easily and confidently identifying the three stagesnymph, dun, and spinnerof many common mayfly species found in North America. Including information on when and where mayflies hatch and how trout feed on them along with illustrated species charts, this reference avoids the abstractions of complex scientific keys and words and instead favors a practical and visual approach that supports quick learning. Waterproof pages and a small trim size enhance the guides portability, making it as sensible as it is useful. Al Caucci is a world-renowned angler, the author of Mayfly Easy ID, and was inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame and currently operates Al Caucci Fly Fishing, a fly-fishing destination travel service. He lives in Starlight, Pennsylvania. Bob Nastasi cofounded Comparahatch Ltd. and the Caucci/Nastasi Fly Fishing School for trout and bonefish. They are the coauthors of Comparahatch, Fly Tyers Color Guide, Hatches, Hatches II, and Instant Mayfly Identification Guide.SPORTS/NATURE, 80 PAGES, 4.75 X 6.5 80 COLOR PHOTOS, 126 LINE DRAWINGS, 28 TABLES, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780979903786 (REPLACES 9780883170762)RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780979903793RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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An attractive assortment of the finest trout in North America

Charmingly illustrated gamefish note cards

Splendid portraits of the fiercest bluewater gamefish

Trout of North AmericaEighteen Card SetIllustrations by Joseph R. Tomelleri Advertising in Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2009, Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2010, and Trout magazine (Winter, Spring, and Fall 2009) Author to appear at 2010 fly-fishing shows in Denver (January 911); Marlborough, Massachusetts (January 1618); Somerset, New Jersey (January 2325); Charlotte, North Carolina (January 3031); Bellevue, Washington (February 68); Portland, Oregon (February 1415); Pasadena, California (February 2122); and Pleasanton, California (February 2728, March 1) Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies Depicting the most beautiful trout of the U.S. and Canada, this exquisitely reproduced 18-card collection is based on photography from more than 20 years of traveling and fly-fishing the continent. Each elegantly printed set features six distinct types of trout, illustrated in breathtaking detail. This appealing arraycomplete with a keepsake box and envelopesis the perfect gift for the passionate angler. Joseph R. Tomelleri is an artist and the author of About Trout, Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West, Fishes of Alabama, and Trout and Salmon of North America. He lives in Leawood, Kansas.SPORTS/NATURE, 18 PAGES, 10.25 X 5 1 COLOR PHOTO, 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CARD DECK, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Saltwater Gamefish of North AmericaEighteen Card SetIllustrations by Flick Ford Advertising in Trout magazine Authors previous books sold more than 35,000 copies Artfully capturing the distinct and luminescent details of the most popular and beautiful saltwater game fish found along the coastal regions of northern America, this exquisite set of 18 note cards are comprised of the unique painting reproductions of a world-renowned artist and dedicated angler. With three cards for each subjectthe striped bass, bonefish, false albacore, tarpon, redfish, and snook these faithfully illustrated hard-fighting fish are printed on high-quality paper stock and presented in a sturdy keepsake case reminiscent of a vintage cigar box. Classically crafted and beautifully detailed, this deluxe card set is the ideal gift for appreciators of the world of nature, and a stylishly creative way to correspond with the passionate inshore and offshore angler. Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North America. He lives in Albany, New York.SPORTS/NATURE, 18 PAGES, 8 X 6 6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Bluewater Gamefish of North AmericaEighteen Card SetIllustrations by Flick Ford Advertising in Trout Magazine Authors previous books sold more than 35,000 copies Featuring a variety of card-sized prints of hard-fighting bluewater gamefish, this exquisite card collection reproduces the beauty of these sublime creatures. With six species of fishthe blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and dolphinfishthis card set makes a perfect gift for passionate inshore and offshore anglers. Each illustration is reproduced from an original painting, finely printed on high-quality paper stock, and presented in a colorful and sturdy keepsake box. Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North America. He lives in Albany, New York.SPORTS/NATURE, 18 CARDS, 8 X 6 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780979903779RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780979903762RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780979903717RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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A slew of enchanting mayfly illustrations

A striking artistic array of saltwater game fish

Mayflies of North America Print SetErnest G. Schwiebert Jr. Advertising in Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2009, Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2010, and Trout Magazine Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Posters shipped in sturdy tubes Featuring numerous illustrations of mayfly duns and spinners on four prints, this pristine collection of drawings enlarges these tiny critters to reveal their complex structures and wide range of beautiful colors. Including all of the mayfly species important to anglers across North Americafrom the tiny, blue-winged, olive psuedos to the chunky, yellow drakeseach illustration is augmented by a high level of detail. Organized by the mayflys time of emergence and life-stages and labeled with common and up-to-date scientific names, this fantastic collection makes a great gift for experienced and novice fishermen alike. Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & Stream, Fly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield. He was the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper; Nymphs Volumes I and II, Revised Editions; Remembrance of Rivers Past; and Trout.SPORTS/NATURE, 4 POSTERS, 12 X 17.75 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $85.00 (CAN $93.95)

Saltwater Gamefish of North America PosterIllustrations by Flick Ford Posters shipped in sturdy tubes Skillfully reproduced from the distinct and meticulous paintings of an acclaimed artist and passionate fly fisherman, this exceptional collection showcases the saltwater game fish that inhabit the coasts of America on a striking wall poster. With 35 unique and popular species replicated in breathtaking detail and reflecting relative scale, this collage is illustrated with astounding fidelity and a fine art charm. Including such species as striped bass, redfish, bonefish, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, false albacore, and dolphinfish, this poster can assist anglers in the often tricky identification of a particular species. Brilliantly colored and printed on high quality paper to ensure longevity, this essential saltwater game fish reference is perfect for the home or office of the dedicated sports fisherman, the weekend angler, or nature lovers with a penchant for striking wall art. Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North America. He lives in Albany, New York.SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 24 X 36 35 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780979903748RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780979903731RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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A faithful reproduction of a celebrated artists painting of the striped bass

An artistically detailed collage of the many unique species of trout

Striped Bass PosterFlick FordEncapsulating the true dimension and uncommon beauty of a hefty 39-inch striper caught off the coast of Massachusetts by the illustratora renowned artist and passionate anglerthis referential poster represents the most accurate and detailed illustration of a striped bass ever made available to the public. With dedication to authenticity and a unique artistic perspective, this charming reproduction is a colorful and essential adornment for the walls of fly-fishing fanatics and appreciators of the striped bass. Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North America. He lives in Albany, New York.SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 36 X 24 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Trout of North America PosterJoseph R. TomelleriAmazing illustrations . . . [His] fish shimmer on the pages. Publishers Weekly Joseph Tomelleri is the best fish illustrator Ive ever seen. Period. Gary Soucie, Audubon magazine Tomelleris illustrations just have to be seen to be believed. John Gierach, author, Trout Bum Advertising in Trout magazine Masterfully illustrated and designed to capture the intricate details of 34 species of trout found in American waters, this essential collection of elite angler quarry are dutifully presented on one delightful poster. With faithful attention to detail and accuracy and representative in relative scale, each fishfrom the tiny golden trout to the massive steelheadis painstakingly replicated at 40 percent of average size. Reflective of the immense popularity of fishing among avid anglers throughout America and the world, and essential as a reference for easy identification of each distinct species, this colorful and fastidiously accurate posterby the foremost authority on trout illustration in the countryis a truly remarkable addition to any fishermans functional art collection. Joseph R. Tomelleri is an illustrator whose work has appeared in About Trout, Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West, Fishes of Alabama, and Trout and Salmon of North America. His work is featured in the Trout of North America Eighteen Card Set and the Trout of North America Poster. He lives in Leawood, Kansas.SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 25 X 38 34 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780979903755RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780979903724RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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Homemade projects for a crocheter to enjoy making, keeping, or giving away

Interweave Presents Crocheted GiftsIrresistable Projects to Make & GiveKim Werker Co-op available Advertising in Interweave Crochet magazine Authors previous books sold more than 45,000 copies A guide to making stylish crocheted gifts year-round, this collection of projects from todays most popular crochet designers is full of perfect projects for every occasion. The first small project book to focus exclusively on crochet, the innovative, unusual, and imaginative designs are provided by various crochet stars such as Doris Chan, Kathy Merrick, Robyn Chachula, and Annie Modesitt, and many others. From easy-to-crochet to more advanced techniques, each project is accompanied by stylish photography and step-by-step crochet instructions. Crocheters will learn to play with color and build color confidence while creating wearables and home dcor projectsall using fine yarns and big hooks to achieve a crochet fabric that is fluid and never stiff. Also available: Directions on changing colors in crochet, stranding techniques, and how to work over yarn tails are also provided. From baby gifts and mittens for the whole family to home dcor and fancy lace, this book is the ultimate gift-giving resource for crocheters, full of various projects they will love to make and be proud to give away. Kim Werker is the author or coauthor of several crochet books, including Crochet Me and Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting, and a cohost of Knitting Daily TV. She is the former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine and the founder of CrochetMe.com. She has written for Crochet Today, Knit.1, and Yarn Market News magazines. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Crochet Me 9781596680449 $21.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781596681071RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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New and unique designs for knitted, gifty items

Interweave Presents Knitted GiftsIrresistible Projects to Make & GiveAnn Budd $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Interweave Gifts magazine, Interweave Knits magazine, and KnitScene magazine Authors previous books sold more than 300,000 copies Offering more than 30 projects for any occasionbirthday, anniversary, thank-you, get well, bon voyage, new baby, Christmas, and morethis collection focuses on small knitting projects that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. The classic to contemporary projects are from a variety of top knitwear designers, including Nancy Bush, Mags Kandis, Pam Allen, Vronik Avery, Chrissy Gardiner, Marta McCall, Kathy Merrick, and Kristin Nicholas. Sample projects include garments and accessories for the entire family, gifts for four-legged friends, and items for the home, ranging from beautiful hats, bags, scarves, socks, mittens, and gloves to unique gifts such as a felted oven mitt, napkin rings, baby blocks, a hobby horse, a catnip mouse, a car seatfriendly baby bunting, and floral ballet shoes. With detailed instructions and helpful photos, these projects are perfect for knitters Also available: looking for small projects to keep or give away. Ann Budd is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of The Best of Interweave Knits, Getting Started Knitting Socks, The Knitters Handy Book series, and Simple Style, and a coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, and Wrap Style. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 136 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781596680913RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

The Best of Interweave Knits 9781596680333 $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

Getting Started Knitting Socks 9781596680296 $18.95 (CAN $22.95)

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Expert know-how that will inspire timid knitters to leave their comfort zones and tackle new challenges

Fearless Knitting WorkbookThe Step-by-Step Guide to Knitting ConfidenceJennifer E. Seiffert Co-op available Advertising in Interweave Knits, Interweave Knits Gifts, and Spin-Off Designed to empower knitters with practical knowledge of how yarn becomes fabric and to boost confidence in tackling common obstacles and mistakes made during the process, this knitting how-to guides fiber artists to success in their craft by explaining each word of standard knitting instructions. This illustrated guide offers classically designed swatch exercisessuch as knit-and-purl patterns, cables, shaping, and lacethat can later be combined to create pillow covers, throws, or scarves, in addition to tutorials on how to identify stitches that are properly mounted and master basic stitch movements and math required for each exercise. Promoting a deeper understanding of knitting and its facets and encouraging a bold approach to some of the more complex and daunting knitting styles and designs, this informative manual is essential in assisting knitters of all levels in gaining crafting mastery. Jennifer E. Seiffert is a knitter, a technical writer, and a teacher. She lives in Warsaw, Indiana.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8 X 9 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781596681491RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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New TitlesAdvanced techniques for crafting premium knitwear

Knitwear Design WorkshopThe Comprehensive Guide to HandknitsShirley Paden $25,000 marketing budget, co-op available Advertising in Fiberarts, KnitScene, Piecework, and Stitch From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, this advanced manual to knitwear design provides knitters with the foundation to take their projects to the next level. The five exceptional projects demonstrate the level of uniqueness and beauty that can be achieved with these expert techniques and how to achieve the elusive perfect fit that defines a successful end product. Knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body and garment measurements. Shirley Paden is the owner and founder of Shirley Paden Custom Knits. She teaches master knitting classes for the fashion industry and conducts seminars on lace, entrelac, cables, color knitting, and finishing techniques. She lives in New York City.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 304 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.25 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $34.95)

ISBN: 9781596680869RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

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Inspired rejuvenations of a revered crafting technique

Dazzling knits infuse ancient Incan designs with a modern eye

All New Homespun Handknit25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun YarnAmy Clarke Moore Advertising in Interweave Knits and Spin-Off Homespun Handknit sold more than 60,000 copies Authors previous books sold more than 35,000 copies A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknita perennial bestseller for two decadesthis collection revitalizes the craft of handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art form. With designs from some of the most influential knitters and spinners working todayincluding Kathryn Alexander, Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemontthis inspiring resource features hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, childrens items, wraps, and home dcor options to challenge fiber artists of all skill levels. Imparting essential and informative adviceon measuring yarns, reviewing woolen versus worsted, drive/tension differences, special techniques, and basic yarn dynamicsand complemented by basic knitting and spinning glossaries, this refreshing contemporary companion to a much-loved classic is an indispensable addition to every craft lovers bookshelf. Amy Clarke Moore is the editor of Spin-It! and Spin-Off and the coauthor of Beaded Embellishments. She lives in Denver, Colorado.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

Inca KnitsDesigns Inspired by South American TraditionsMarianne Isager Advertising in Interweave Knits and Spin-Off Authors previous titles sold more than 11,000 copies Incorporating the vibrant style of ancient Incan knitting with a nod to contemporary trends, this new collection of knitwear designs features 25 garments that bring the vibrant and geometric motifs of the South American tradition to the 21st century. By innovatively combining knit-and-purl techniques in lightweight yarns, the stunning colors, stripes, and zigzags of South American patterns are complemented by subtle textures. All the featured projects are suitable for any intermediate knitter, with instructions and charts for each pattern as well as a glossary to clarify various knitting techniques. Beyond its instructional role, this guide also directs knitters to find inspiration for their own designs by examining the landscape, wildlife, and pottery of the high Andes. Marianne Isager is the author of Classic Knits, Japanese Inspired Knits, and Knitting out of Africa. She is a textile artist whose knit garments are sold throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. She has had numerous exhibitions of her work in Europe as well as in Japan and the United States and has taught at design and craft schools. Also available:CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 60 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681163RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681446RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

Japanese Inspired Knits 9781596681149 $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

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Fresh interpretations of timeless Norwegian knits

A beginners guide to handcrafted weaving

The New Stranded Colorwork20 Contemporary DesignsMary Scott Huff Co-op available Advertising in Interweave Knits, Interweave Knits Gifts, and Piecework Classic Norwegian knitting techniques are reinvigorated with a modern twist in this clear and concise handbook to stranded colorwork. Featuring 20 innovative and fun projectssuch as the Lotus Blossom Vest, the Go for Baroque Tote, the Counting Crows Pullover, and the Wedding Belle Cardiganthis guide accompanies each with detailed instructional outlines in the tutorial section and is perfect for a variety of skill levels. Going beyond the usual snowflake and reindeer motifs of traditional Norwegian patterns, this modern resource addresses a niche few other knitting guides have explored and offers a technique section that is enjoyable thanks to its conversational tone. Advanced techniques are also highlighted, such as managing two balls of yarn, adding steeks, and finishing cut edges. Mary Scott Huff is a lifetime knitter who teaches knitting classes using her elegant, whimsical designs. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 60 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

Woven TreasuresOne-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving TechniquesSara Lamb Advertising in Handwoven Magazine With weaving enjoying a resurgence in popularity among crafters and cottage industries worldwide, this guide enables novice weavers to explore basic folk techniques and styles to produce beautiful and evocative handcrafted works of art. From creative conception to completion, aspiring fiber artists are given accessible yet in-depth instructions on hand-manipulating weaving techniques, such as soumak, twining, cut pile, cardweaving, inkle weaving, and plain weave. Containing six easy-to-follow weaving tutorials and projects for eight exquisite hand-woven bags, this manual encourages personal, creative distinctions and promotes understanding and appreciation of the color and textural components of traditional folk weaving style. Designed to instill a sense of creativity and accomplishment through the learned techniques and finished product, this delightful guide is certain to become an essential reference for those starting out in the rewarding and inspirational field of fiber arts. Sara Lamb is a well-known fiber artist and teacher in weaving, dyeing, and spinning. She has written for Handwoven and SpinOff magazines and contributed to the books All New Homespun Handknit, Colorworks, Handspun Treasures from Old Peru, and Homespun Handknit. She lives in Grass Valley, California.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681118RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781596681026RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

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New TitlesThe style and freedom of appliqu sewing

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Sew Liberated30 Stylish Projects for the Modern SewistMeg McElwee $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Piecework, Stitch, and Quilting Arts magazines Resurrecting the art of appliqua technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creationsthis enlightening resource provides todays generation of sewists with a technique that can be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some sewing experience looking to break away from the restrictions of traditional patterns, this guide offers the details for both hand and machine appliqu techniques, as well as a history of appliqu and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts. Featured are 25 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, and totes to a duvet cover, wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, and scarf. With step-bystep instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions, this is an all-in-one resource and guide. Meg McElwee is an internationally certified Montessori teacher, a successful sewing pattern designer, and the author of the blog Sew Liberated. She lives in Amherst, Maryland.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 160 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681613RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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New TitlesExquisite insight into creating functional and fashionable Japanese-style handbags

Carry Me30 Boutique Bags to SewYuka Koshizen Co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors and Stitch Magazine Highlighting the extraordinary influence Japanese craft has imparted on the world of fiber arts, this brilliantly illustrated manual showcases the stylish sensibilities of eastern expertise in creating gorgeously sophisticated handbags. Revealing a balanced selection of cleverly constructed handbags, exclusive pull-out pattern templates, intricate details and instructions, and simple sewing techniques, sewers are shown how to create distinct and fashionable works of functional art, such as a wool tweed travel bag, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote with contrast lining and inside pockets, a handy laptop bag, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, and a soft luggage tote. With several concepts offering matching companion projectssuch as change purses, drawstring bags, and wristletsand accessible advice and information, this lively guide will inspire sewers of all experience levels. Yuka Koshizen is a fabric designer, a writer, and the former editor of a fashion magazine.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 112 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.5 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681842RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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New TitlesCute overload, Japanese-style

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Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy60 Motifs to Stitch EverywhereAyaka Otsuka Co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors (November/December), Fiberarts(November/December, Winter), and Stitch (November/December) The irresistible and adorable cat and dog motifs in this project book take Japanese cuteness to a whole new level. The more than 60 original embroidered motifs are shown in stepby-step detail for stitching, and the array of projects includes home accessories, apparel items, and fashion ornaments. Complete sewing instructions for each project insure an ideal backdrop for the embroidered embellishments. Beginners will appreciate the detailed illustrations and explanations of the embroidery stitches used through-out the book, while experienced stitchers will be inspired by the contemporary project designs to take their creativity to the next level. Endearing dozy kittens, frisky puppies playing with bones, wagging tails, and paw prints galore guarantee that no cloth surface is safe from a cute attack. Ayaka Otsuka is a professional embroiderer and an accomplished teacher of embroidery technique. Her original designs have been featured in numerous magazines and books.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 122 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681835RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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New TitlesHow to craft cuddly stuffed critters

Sew Me, Love MeBest Stuffed Friends to MakeHsiu-Lan Kuei $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, and Stitch magazines Perfect for any sewer with a love for animals, this delightful handbook to crafting homemade stuffed animals features 12 fabric and sock animals that are guaranteed to charm. Making appearances are Poppo Piggy, with a big button nose and floppy ears; Jeff Bear, with his lanky body smartly dressed in a turtleneck and corduroy pants; and Wind Lion, with a mane of colorful fabric scraps and a sideways expression. Sewers will learn not only quirky embellishment techniquesfrom creating button noses or ribbon hair to hand-embroidering facesbut also how to craft clothing accessories such as dresses, tops, scarves, hats, skirts, and pants. Step-by-step illustrations and pattern templates keep the crafting process clear and simple; and because many of the accessories are made from socks, fabric scraps, and trims, these stuffed animals make a perfectly adorableand affordablegift. Hsiu-Lan Kuei is a costume designer and an illustrator. She primarily uses fabric scraps and recycled fabric cloth for her doll creations.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10 120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681828RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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An engaging collection of contemporary fabric projects

I Love Patchwork25 Irresistible Zakka Projects to SewRashida Coleman-Hale $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, and Stitch Offering a modern approach to traditional fabric design, this charming instructional illustrates how to create sophisticated patchwork projects by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting procedures. Presenting a diverse collection of projectsmany inspired by the Japanese zakka aestheticsuch as a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, table runner, apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, pillowcase, and shoulder bag, all designs are fun, functional, and easy to master. Combining sewing, appliqu, quilting, and patchwork techniques with thoughtful advice on how to select, work with, and care for linen, this colorful handbook is brimming with sophisticated and innovative projects to challenge and inspire both beginning and intermediate sewers and quilters. Rashida Coleman-Hale studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sells her designs on Etsy.com, and has contributed to Stitch magazine. She lives in New York City.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 150 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681422RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

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The Harmony GuidesEdited by Kate Haxell Co-op available The Harmony Guides series includes 101 Stitches to Crochet (9781596681019), 101 Stitches to Knit (9781596681002), Basic Crochet Stitches (9781596680814), and Crochet Stitch Motifs (9781596680838) Kate Haxell is a crafter, an editor, a publisher, and the author of Customizing Cool Clothing, Decorative Knitting, First Knits, Simple Handmade Garden Furniture, Simple Handmade Storage, and The Seed Bead Book.

An expansive resource of crochet finishing designs

Valuable inspiration for unique embellishments

Crochet Edgings & Trims150 Stitches Advertising in Interweave Crochet Offering clear, concise instructions, charts, and photographs for a variety of crochet edgings and trims, this dependable handbook provides guidance and inspiration to crocheters seeking the perfect edging or finishing to complement their projects. Gathering an abundance of gorgeous traditional and contemporary designs, this valuable reference covers a multitude of stitches and applications and is the perfect portable one-stop source for stitch inspiration. Whether explaining the construction of a highly textured lace trim or demonstrating a technique to embellish a basic sweater silhouette with a distinctive border, this compendium is sure keep the discerning crocheter in stitches for years to come.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 150 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Knit Edgings & Trims150 Stitches Advertising in Interweave Knits Offering clear, concise instructions and photographs for a variety of knit edgings and projects, this dependable handbook provides guidance to knitters facing the challenge of finding the perfect edging or finishing for their projects. From adorning highly textured lace with trim to revamping basic sweater silhouettes with unique edgings, this is the perfect portable one-stop source for stitch inspiration. The unique and surprising results are guaranteed to keep knitters in stitches for years to come.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681736RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681729RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

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Knit & Purl 9781596680562 $22.95 (CAN $28.95)

Lace & Eyelets 9781596680579 $22.95 (CAN $28.95)

Cables & Arans 9781596680586 $22.95 (CAN $28.95)

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A handy how-to of crafting with harmonious hues

A thorough and environmentally sound guide to naturally dyed fibers

Crochet in ColorTechniques and Designs for Playing with ColorKathy Merrick Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 15,000 copies Revealing the secrets to designing with color in unique and unexpected ways, this innovative resource offers 20 original patterns that explore sophisticated ways to play with color and build color confidence for all crocheters. Various projects are featured, from clothing and accessories to home dcor, all of which are crafted with fine yarns and big hooks to create a fluid fabric that is never stiff. Ideal for all skill levels, chapters include single- and two-color designs, which teaches a pleated hat and triangular shawl; Stripes, which offers a half-circle bag and an Afghan; Color Blocks, featuring a chain lace shawl and a pillow; Stranded, detailing mittens and a patterned yoke sweater; and Random Color, which highlights a round tea table cover, among many other projects. With various tips and trickssuch as a proportion guide for working with color bands, techniques on stranding and working over yarn tails, and simple ways to finish a projectthis definitive handbook will encourage crocheters to experiment with color, design outside their comfort zones, and make unique color combinations work. Kathy Merrick is a fiber artist with more than 30 years of experience crocheting and knitting and the author of Crochet Me. She lives in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

The Complete Guide to Natural DyeingFabric, Yarn and FiberEva Lambert and Tracy Kendall Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Handwoven, Interweave Knits, Quilting Arts, Spin-Off, and Stitch Exploring natural and foolproof dyeing techniquesto coincide with the high demand for organic and rustic approaches to fiber artsthis colorful guide expertly utilizes the many modern and traditional methods intrinsic to creating beautiful fibers. Demonstrating that the use of natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber can be simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable, this thoughtful instructional is ideal for quilters looking to give their projects an edge, spinners searching for an eco twist, and knitters on a quest for that perfect color of yarnall of whom will learn how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums and how to mix dye baths for unique results. Including comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing; step-by-step sequences to simply and concisely explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff; and methods for both solid and semisolid dyeing, this quintessential dyeing manual provides novices and seasoned artists alike with plenty of thoughtful inspiration to get creative the natural way. Eva Lambert is a fiber artist and the owner of the Shilashair shop in the UK. She has also done historical dyeing for the Victoria and Albert Millennium Exhibition. Tracy Kendall designs her own range of innovative wallpapers. She is the author of The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10 400 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781596681125RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681811RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS FEBRUARY

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Respect the SpindleSpin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing ToolAbby Franquemont Advertising in Interweave Knits, Knitting Daily dedicated email, and Spin-Off Enjoying resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple projects designed to instill confidence in creating a variety of yarns with this simple tool. Combining fascinating historical narratives, traditions, and cultures from around the globe with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle also boasts easyto-follow, contemporary techniques and styles that affirm the tools enduring legacy. Abby Franquemont is an accomplished textile researcher, a technical writer, and a fiber artist. Her writing has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, and Twist Collective, and she is a coauthor of the forthcoming More Homespun Handknit. She lives in Lebanon, Ohio.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681552RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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A creativity book that focuses on finding ones quilting voice

Art + QuiltDesign Principles and Creativity ExercisesLyric Kinard Co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Quilting Arts, and Stitch Secrets for quilting success are presented through a variety of techniques, exercises, and insider tips to inspire novice quilters and experienced textile artists to make genuine works of art. Simplifying the basic fundamentals of art and teaching the underlying principles of the visual language, this guide explores texture, shape, line, color, and value with examples and hands-on exercises. Essential principlessuch as focal point, balance, repetition, scale, and spaceare paired with creativity exercises while guest essays, guest artwork, and inspiring artwork from the author allow readers to analyze how other artists utilize key artistic elements or principles and see how to successfully use these elements in their own work. Both a personal creativity coach and a guide for a hobbyist or professional artist, this reference clarifies quilting goals and takes the craft to the next level through design and composition. Lyric Kinard is an award-winning master quilter whose articles have appeared in Quilting Arts magazine, and her works have been featured in numerous books and exhibitions. She lives in Cary, North Carolina.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781596681064RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesA pioneering exploration of the versatile paper-cloth medium

Stitch AlchemyCombining Fabric & Paper for Mixed Media ArtKelli Perkins Co-op available Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Quilting Arts, and Stitch Mixing the versatility of paper with the dimensional qualities of cloth, this inventive handbook to crafting with paper-cloth provides mixed-media artists with the knowledge to easily transform their works into collaged quilts using embellishment techniques, such as painting, stitching, needlefelting, and beading. Though the technique is inexpensive and requires less space, equipment, and skill than dyeing fabrics for quilt making, readers will learn step-by-step how the use of paper-clothfrom making the paper-cloth itself; adding color and interest to the foundation with inks, stains, paints, and glazes; texturizing; implementing printmaking techniques; and morecan allow layers of complexity and textural appeal. Common projects include art quilts, art dolls, jewelry, and artist books. Perfect for artists interested in altered art, found and recycled art, needle felting, and nontraditional elements, this original resource is the first to cross the paper and cloth mediums. Kelli Perkins is a librarian and a mixed-media artist. Her work has been featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and she has taught at the International Quilt Festival. She lives in Holland, Michigan.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

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An exhaustive resource for jewelry of all forms

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Jewelry Making TechniquesA Comprehensive Guide for Jewelers and MetalsmithsVanetta Seecharran Co-op available Advertising in Beadwork, Fiber Arts, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing The ultimate guide for the experimental jeweler, this complete how-to offers detailed instructions and clear photographs for working with all kinds of materials. From rubber, resin, glass, leather, and paper to plastics, ceramics, textiles, and natural and found objects, these options, along with precious and nonprecious metals, can all be used individually or combined in a mixed-media piece. Preceded by a helpful introduction offering guidance on essential tools and inspirational advice for selfdesigned projects, the main section is organized by material or media, providing details on the properties and possibilities for each as well as some inspiring examples of jewelry made using the techniques described. For the finishing touch, information on various surface textures that can be achieved for each media as well as ideas for various clasps and closures are shared. Vannetta Seecharran is jewelry designer and maker and owns a workshop in London. She teaches contemporary jewelry techniques at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and at Camberwell College of Art in London.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75 250 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

An inspiring collection of fashionable wire earrings

101 Wire EarringsStep-by-Step Projects and TechniquesDenise Peck Co-op available Advertising in Beadwork, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Wire Jewlery, and Stringing Authors previous book sold more than 13,500 copies Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished. Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working, such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals, and ear wires, clearly highlighting the techniques and detailing the quality materials necessary to produce functional and innovative works of wearable art. With a diverse selection of 101 contemporary earring projects submitted from top designers, wire crafters of all skill levels will hone their talents while discovering new and inspirational ideas for producing unique and creative works in one of the fastest growing trends of modern jewelry art. Denise Peck is a wire/metal jewelry artist, the editor in chief of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, a senior editor for Jewelry Artist, and a projects editor for Step by Step Beads. She is the author of Wire Style and is a Also available: metalsmith with a bench jewelers certificate. She lives in Philadelphia.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 110 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681460RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681415RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

Wire Style 9781596680708 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Simple yet effective techniques for constructing designer jewelry

A one-of-a-kind guide to mixed-media techniques in beaded jewelry

Chain Style50 Contemporary Jewelry DesignsJane Dickerson Co-op available Advertising in Easy Wire, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable pieces. Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the most inexperienced designer look like a pro. Covering basic essential techniquesincluding opening and closing jump rings, cutting, oxidizing, and hammeringthis informative and engaging manual focuses on simple chain styles that can be constructed to form clean, modern, wearable art. Jane Dickerson is the managing editor of Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays and Step by Step Beads. She is the editor of Creative Jewelry 2008 and is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry. She lives in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 70 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Seed Bead Fusion18 Projects to Stitch, Wire & StringRachel Nelson-Smith Co-op available Advertising in Beadwork, Cloth Paper Scissors, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry Featuring 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-bystep photography, color variations, and practical illustrations, this fresh approach to seed bead jewelry teaches crafters how to combine materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design ideas for jewelry with a contemporary edge. Inspired by a wide range of sourcesfrom Indian Punjabi folk costumes to Native American beadingthe designs in this inventive resource fuse materials such as silver, copper wire, seed beads, Czech glass, and crystals into these traditional arts in order to achieve a unique outcome. All of the basic beadweaving stitches, wirework, and stringing techniques are explained and illustrated. Rachel Nelson-Smith is a teacher and a jewelry designer whose work has been displayed at the Milpitas Museum, Santa Cruz Metro Center, and other locations in the California Bay Area. A number of her original projects have appeared in Bead & Button and Bead Style. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681569RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681507RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

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Contemporary Copper JewelryStep-by-Step Techniques and ProjectsSharilyn Miller $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Bead Star, Beadwork, Easy Wire, Jewelry Artist, Step-by-Step Beads, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing Authors previous books sold more than 150,000 copies This eye-opening guide epitomizes the revolution of copper as a rapidly growing trend among designers due to its inexpensive yet stylish nature. Considered to be one of the prettiest and most accessible alternatives to silver and gold, this essential reference details just how simple copper is to work with, offering step-by-step photographic demonstrations on how to craft beautiful and functional pieces with ease. With 17 inspirational projects from top jewelry designers and an extensive exploration of the many varied techniques and styles available, this handbook will help jewelry artists of all skill levels discover exciting new avenues for their craft. Sharilyn Miller is a wire jewelry artist and the author of Bead on a Wire, Rubber Stamped Jewelry, Stamp Art, and The Stamp Artists Project Book. She is the former editor of Somerset Studio and the launch editor for spin-off titles Art Doll Quarterly and Belle Armoire. She lives in Idyllwild, California.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681439RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesDiscover the limitless possibilities of mixed-media jewelry

Enchanted AdornmentsCreating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & MoreCynthia Thorton Co-op available Advertising in Beading Daily dedicated e-mail, Beadwork, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing Presented in the style of an artists journal, this remarkable handbook uses an informal, conversational approach to teach a wide variety of innovative mixed-media jewelry techniques. Accompanied by fairytale introductions and augmented by watercolor illustrations and design sketches, the 20 unique projects featured, ranging from the delightfully simple to the exquisitely ornate, are infused with personal meaning. Projects make use of various newly popular techniques in mixed-media jewelry, including the creation of resin pendants, PMC clasps, polymer clay beads, and more. All basic techniques are made clear by step-by-step photography. Cynthia Thornton is the designer for the popular bead-making and jewelry studio, Green Girl Studios. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681576RIGHTS: US & CANADA INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

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Wave goodbye to mundane gloves

Magnificent MittensThe Beauty of Warm HandsAnna Zilboorg Photographs by Alexis XenakisMagnificent, indeed. Largess to knitters from an extraordinarily talented team; concisely written and edited text; splendid photographs; and scores of mittens of sheer exuberancein both design and color. Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press This collection offers interesting techniques, from the mittens unique beginnings to their decorative finishings. Nancy Bush, author, Folk Socks Advertising in Knitters Magazine (November and February), the National Needlework Association (January), and Stitches West Knitting Expo Show Book (February) Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies With complete instructions for 42 fully charted mitten designs, this guide uses geometric color patterns, sophisticated colors, occasional embellishments and embroidery, and simple yet effective edgings and cuffs to make vibrant, warm mittens. This knitters essential includes seven embellishments and 13 cuff designs that add color and texture to homemade mittens. Notes, photos, and comments throughout illustrate how to add hand-knit or machine-knit linings and reveal which dyes and kits to use for those who wish to exactly reproduce the mittens featured. Anna Zilboorg is the author of 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit and Fancy Feet. She lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitters Magazine and XRX Books. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 11.25 X 9 77 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS, 78 LINE DRAWINGS, 123 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

A wide range of techniques and designs for a customized fit

Swing, Swagger, DrapeKnit the Colors of AustraliaJane Slicer-Smith Photographs by Alexis Xenakis $25,000 marketing budget Advertising in Knitters Magazine (November, February), Stitches Knitting Expo (September, October, February), and the National Needlework Association (January) Author tour to include Chicago (September); Hartford, Connecticut (October); San Diego (January) and Santa Clara, California (February) A long-awaited collection of 30 designs by Australias leading knitwear designer is showcased in this instructional knitting handbook utilizing classic yarns, which features on-location photography of the Australian flora and fauna that inspired her work. Small projects with step-by-step instructions introduce the techniques used in the garments, such as intarsia, miters, and textured patterns. Designer notes explain the logic of the shapes and highlight opportunities for customizing the fit. Alternate colorways are also shown for most garments along with distinctive shapes for jackets, coats, and simple wraps that flatter and fit. Jane Slicer-Smith is a knitter, a teacher, and the author of Signature Handknits. Her work has been displayed in various knitting magazines, such as Interweave, Knitters, and Vogue Knitting. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitters Magazine and XRX Books. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 10.5 X 11 172 COLOR PHOTOS, 52 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781933064154TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933064161RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & EUROPE XRX BOOKS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933064178RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK XRX BOOKS OCTOBER

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The magic of charm jewelry revealed

Charming: Jewelry with a MessageThe Brighton Company Co-op available Vintage and modern examples of charms are interwoven throughout the pages of this exploration of charm jewelry, revealing how they have been worn, collected, interpreted, cherished, and even worshipped. Complete with lavish, full-color photographs, this work includes sentimental stories of charms and jewelryfrom travel memories and family histories to commemorating important events, holidays, or occasions. This inspired volume includes the personal stories of the creative staff of Brighton Collectibles, relating how their jewelry creations and their own collections correspond. Abounding with creative ideas and practical tips on how to wear and share charms, there are also sidebars of information describing how charms are made and detailing how to throw a charm party. Highlighting charm jewelry from the era of ancient Egypt to today, this accessory continues to be popular, due to the emotional attachment of each delightful little charm. The Brighton Company is a leading manufacturer of womens accessories and is the only major accessories line featuring products that coordinate from head to toe. Rooted in the philosophy that the difference is in the details, the designers still sketch each creation by hand and follow the product from concept to fruition. They are located in City of Industry, California.DESIGN/FASHION & APPEARANCE, 112 PAGES, 9 X 9.25 138 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

A beautifully illustrated directory of a famed artists illustrious career

Cloth and CultureCouture Creations by Ruth E. FunkRuth E. Funk Foreword by Jack Lenor Larsen Photographs by Dominic Agostini $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour to include Atlanta and New York City (August) and Chicago (September) An illuminating exploration into the engaging world of artist Ruth E. Funks remarkable body of work, this beautifully compiled visual catalog is replete with brilliant imagery and layered with enlightening insights into her craft. This inspiring collection is complemented by the stunning photographic documentation of her work, showcasing Funks unique design aesthetic as applied to wearable art, her passion for the medium, and her innate understanding of evolving fashion. Exemplifying the artists versatile design techniques through her hand-sewn and embellished one-of-a-kind piecescoupled with her vast knowledge of garment-making and fiber art jewelrythis delightful monograph is an authoritative historical documentation of a talented and beloved American artists contribution to the fiber and style community worldwide and an essential textile art guide for the design and fashion enthusiast. Ruth E. Funk is an accomplished artist and crafter. She is the former director of education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. She lives in Melbourne, Florida. Jack Lenor Larsen is a world-renowned innovator in fabric design and technology. He lives in East Hampton, New York. Dominic Agostini is a freelance photographer. He lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY, 280 PAGES, 9 X 12 400 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $50.00)

ISBN: 9781932802511RIGHTS: WORLD HOLY MACRO! BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781933415819RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC SEPTEMBER

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Fun-and-easy, on-the-go designs

Its In the BagKnitting Projects to Take & MakeEdited by Kara Gott Warner Editors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Featuring helpful tips on how to make traveling with knitting fun and easy, these projects offer a variety of travel-friendly designs. This guide is all about the knitting bagwhat to put in it, how to organize it, and where to take it. A special addition is the Take & Make Journal, which helps to track progress on the road by allowing knitters to log yarn, needles, and where they last left off in the pattern. Kara Gott Warner is a knitwear designer and an illustrator whose designs have been published in magazines such as Family Circle Easy Knitting and Interweave Knits. She is the editor of Tops & Toes. She lives in Treasure Island, Florida.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

A wide selection of projects requiring little material

1, 2, 3 Skein CrochetEdited by Judy Crow Editors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Requiring only three skeins of yarn or less, this collection provides a variety of designs that are fun and fast to finish. Using up remnants from previous projects or trying out samples of more expensive yarns, these designs are more flexible in order to make use of materials not feasible for larger projects. Topics feature ideas for men, women, and children, the home, pillows, and throwsand projects that are just plain fun. Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 178 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781592172559RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG/HOUSE OF WHITE BIRCHES OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781592172481RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG/HOUSE OF WHITE BIRCHES AUGUST

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Chain-Free Crochet Made Easy 9781592172269 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Special Techniques & Stitches in Crochet 9781592172153 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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A crochet collection with enough festive flare to keep Santas elves happy

Holiday decorations that add a personal touch

Christmas in CrochetEdited by Judy Crow Advertising in Crochetmagazine.com and Crochet-world.com (March) Editors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies A full compliment of clever Christmas designs will keep crocheters happily crafting through the cold months of winter. Six project-packed chapters offer every imaginable gift and holiday project: tree toppers, tree skirts, ornaments both whimsical and elegant, afghans, pillows, table settings, wall hangings, tissue toppers, angels, bookmarks, book covers, hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, gift baskets, games, stuffed toys, slippers, baby booties, and even a Santa hat. With this volume, crafters will never again be at a loss for Christmas projects. Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Christmas Traditions in Plastic CanvasEdited by Judy Crow Editors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies From bobbles and tree trim to precious symbols of faith, this collection of holiday-themed projects will keep needlecrafters busy throughout the year. Featuring a wide-variety of ideas, the volume is full of gift ideas for people of all ages. With decorations to add a warm and friendly glow to any home at Christmastime, this complete guide also includes a unique fireplace cardholder to display yuletide greetings. Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781573673365RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG/THE NEEDLECRAFT SHOP SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781592172412RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG/HOUSE OF WHITE BIRCHES MARCH

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Holly Jolly Christmas Quilting 9781592171859 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Holly Jolly Christmas in Plastic Canvas 9781573672603 $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

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A clever collection of cozy quilts and comfy crafts

A quilters walk-through guide to runners

Patchwork Comforters, Throws & QuiltsEdited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch Advertising on Quilters-world.com and Sewingsavvy.com Authors previous books sold more than 110,000 copies Focusing on patchwork style, this handy how-to presents 42 fun quilting projects for every occasion, from baby blankets, artistic quilts, and comforter shawls to foot warmers, throws, and bedspreads. Through step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and vivid photographs, the guide shows both beginners and experienced quilters how to create traditional designs with a modern twist. Starting off with a super easy project, each of the chaptersincluding Simple Comforts, Rolls & Squares, and Uncommon Quiltscaters to busy quilters looking to create quality pieces in minimal time. Mindful of both time and available resources, the instructional largely utilizes todays popular fabric cuts: 1.5-inch rolls, 2.5-inch rolls, 5-inch charms, and 10inch squares. With several intermediate- and advanced-level designs, some of which feature both standard and 3-D appliqu, this lively tutorial is ideal for crafters seeking contemporary takes on classic quilts. Sandra L. Hatch is the editor of more than 25 quilting books, including The Illustrated Guide to Vintage Quilts. She lives in Lincoln, Maine. Jeanne Stauffer is a quilter with more than 20 years of experience and the editor of more than 50 quilting books, including Amazingly Simple Star Quilts. She lives in Berne, Indiana.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Patchwork Table RunnersEdited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch Advertising in Quilters-world.com and Sewingsavvy.com (September) Beginning to intermediate level quilters will love this rich collection of runner designs with concise instructions that guide them through each exciting project. Several of the provided patterns are reversible, adding an extra layer of functionality to the finished product. Directions for adjusting patterns to fit a specific table, dresser, or trunk are includedideal for displaying projects in almost any room of the home. As a special bonus, patterns are provided for matching napkins and rings. Jeanne Stauffer is a quilter with more than 20 years of experience and the editor of more than 50 quilting books, including Amazingly Simple Star Quilts. She lives in Berne, Indiana. Sandra L. Hatch is the editor of more than 25 quilting books, including The Illustrated Guide to Vintage Quilts. She lives in Lincoln, Maine.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781592172443RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG OCTOBER

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ISBN: 9781592172603RIGHTS: US & CANADA DRG/HOUSE OF WHITE BIRCHES FEBRUARY

256 Fat Quarter Quilt Blocks 9781592170760 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Creative Scraps 9781592171576 $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

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Nothing quite compares to owning a stylish and unique handmade bag or purse

Shape basic patterns into unique and fashionable handbags and purses

Fabulous Bags to Stitch & MakeJenny Rolfe Authors previous books have sold more than 15,000 copies Crafters who love to pair their accessories with their own individual spirit will delight in this dynamic guide that incorporates quilting and free machine embroidery techniques that result in stunning bags and purses for all occasions. With each required technique skillfully taught and carefully explained, aspiring designers will learn how to employ ribbons and bondable fiber and how to make stylish cords that give bags and purses that personal touch. The fabrics used include cotton, silk, and felt as well as more exotic metallic organza, chiffon, velvet, and netting. Variegated and metallic machine threads add texture, and the bags and purses are further embellished with beads, sequins, shisha mirrors, and various colored wire. Detailed step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions guide crafters through the construction and decoration of five beautiful bags and six purses. Jenny Rolfe is a prize-winning textile artist and the author of Handmade Embroidered Bags and Handmade Embroi-dered Purses. Also available:CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 244 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

Knit N Felt Bags20 Quick-and-Easy Embellished BagsBev BeattieWith clear, simple instructions perfect for beginning and experienced knitters alike, this handy, fun reference offers three fundamental bag patterns that can be adapted in a variety of ways. Taking knitters step-by-step and start-to-finishbeginning with how to knit the purses, then how to felt them, and ultimately how to embellish them with buttons, beads, weaving, needle-felting, and embroiderythis guide is perfect for personalizing accessories, either to match individual personalities or even outfits. Tips for circular and double-pointed needles make the bags appear seamless, giving them a professional finish, as dropped stitches disappear under forgiving felt techniques. Both stylish and sturdy, these purses are perfect for crafters looking for new ways to explore their creativity or for those new to knitting and felting yarn. Bev Beattie is a lifelong knitter and the owner of a yarn-importing business and the knitting website Knitting4fun.com.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.25 120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764400RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781844483938RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS FEBRUARY

Handmade Embroidered Bags 9781844480296 $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Knit the coziest of clothes and accessories with these select mohair-silk designs

Fetching designs for snuggly, cuddly baby items

Silky Little KnitsLuxurious Designs and Accessories in Mohair-Silk YarnsAlison Crowther-SmithWith more than 20 unique projects, this collection of designs for knitting with mohair-silk yarna popular fiber known for its gossamer lightness and wonderful sheenis the perfect gift for knitters craving new crafting ideas. A superb assortment of projects are featured, such as the gleam shawl, latticework scarf, stella shrug, starry beaded cape and corsage, colorwash mittens, frilled socks and bag, and ribbed hat, as well as designs for cushions and a throw, and a few projects that use classic wool and cotton yarns. For those new to the skill, a wide range of tips are shared, from how to turn the heel on a sock to knitting on four needles. Alison Crowther-Smith teaches successful workshops for Rowan, a British yarn company. She is a former design consultant for the company and the author of Shibori Knitted Felt.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8 X 10 60 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Booties, Blankets & Bears20 Irresistible Hand Knits for Your BabyDebbie BlissPresenting 24 patterns, Bliss offers some usual suspects but knits up some surprises too. Stash this tome for your next baby boom. Vogue Knitting Authors previous works have sold more than 90,000 copies Nursery essentials that will delight new parents and their babies are showcased in this lovely collection of knitted heirlooms. Based around a trio of core baby itemsbooties, blankets, and teddy bearsthese patterns from bestselling knitter Debbie Bliss offer a range of toys, garments, and other accessories. Each project is beautiful in its own right, while reoccurring themes link projects for creating the perfect baby bundlesuch as pairing the stitch blanket with the matching booties, blocks, and bunny. Photographs complement the instructions, and an introductory techniques section illustrates knitting basics. Stylish, creative, and beautifully presented, these hand knits are perfect for new parents and parents to-be or for any knitter looking for a charming, hand-made baby gift. Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers of hand knits. She is the author of numerous books, including Classic Knits for Kids, Debbie Bliss Home, Essential Baby, Essential Knits for Kids, and Simply Baby, as well as the producer of the recently released Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75 75 COLOR PHOTOS, 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $23.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781570764417RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781570764387RIGHTS: US TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesA world-renowned knitter reveals her secrets

Debbie Bliss Tips for KnittersStitches and Seams to Finishing TouchesDebbie BlissAlways wanted to knit that giant novelty sock but never knew how? Debbie Blisss definitive knitting manual will teach you how. Time Out New York Written for new knitters looking for quick tips and experienced knitters desiring to improve their skills, this reference full of tested techniques outlines knitting essentials and gives crafters the know-how for creating their own patterns. Starting with the basicsfrom choosing yarns to casting on and offthis one-stop guide then moves to more complex procedures, such as incorporating buttons and beads. Useful advice can also be found in the section on correcting common errors, which is ideal for troubleshooting while working on a project. With beautiful photographs and simple illustrations, this is the perfect, all-in-one resource to keep in a knitting bag. Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers of hand knits. She is the author of numerous books, including Classic Knits for Kids, Debbie Bliss Home, Essential Baby, Essential Knits for Kids, and Simply Baby, as well as the producer of the recently released Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 7.5 130 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781570764394RIGHTS: US TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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How to Knit 9781570761454, $29.95 (NCR)

Baby Knits for Beginners 9781570762482, $19.95 (NCR)

Knitting Workbook 9781570761904, $24.95 (NCR)

Special Knits 9781570763021, $26.95 (NCR)

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A celebrated artists famous fairies transferred to a popular fiber art

Enchanting dolls brought to life by a designers affection for detail

Cicely Mary Barkers Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery & StumpworkDi van Niekerk Authors previous books sold more than 34,000 copies Cicely Mary Barkers beautiful and beloved Flower Fairies have enchanted children and adults since their introduction more than 85 years ago. Now, needlecrafters can create five of her beloved charactersPeriwinkle Fairy, Black Medick Fairies, White Clover Fairy, Storks Bill Fairy, and Red Clover Fairyin beautiful threedimensional embroidery. Easy-to-follow, close-up photography, and step-by-step instructions reveal how to create the winsome fairies and their hair and clothes using long and short stitches as well as a variety of threads and ribbons to create the beautiful background details such as flowers, leaves, and insects. Di van Niekerk is a professional fiber arts instructor and manager of a mail-order business specializing in ribbons, instruction guides, and other design-based products. She is the author of Dreamscapes in Ribbon & Embroidery, A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, and Stumpwork Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 152 PAGES, 7.5 X 10.25 800 COLOR PHOTOS, 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 27 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Knitted Witches, Wizards and Magical DollsAnnette HeffordProviding patterns for knitted dolls based on classical styles found in fairy tales, this guidebooks enchanting projects will delight designers and crafters of all abilities. Featuring widely available yarns and basic knitting principles, this gorgeous resource provides descriptive patterns for various dollssuch as Santa Claus, a fiery flamenco dancer, a pirate, a witch, and a wizardall standing approximately 16 inches tall. Each doll shares a common knitted body shape, and elaborately detailed hair, clothes, and accessoriesfrom layered bodices and tunics to knitted swords and a nose-wart for the witchtransforming each model into a charming character. Annette Hefford is a crafter and designer who designs and creates sculpted greeting cards and knits dolls and toys.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844484249RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781844484300RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS SEPTEMBER

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A unique approach to making colorful and contemporary wearables

Make contemporary and stylish accessories with minimal effort

Crazy PatchworkUsing Water-Soluble StabiliserJeannette KnakeBased on simple methods and using basic materials, these projects for making clothes and accessories from leftover pieces of fabric and craft materials, such as leather and raffia, and machine-stitching them to water-soluble fabric are suitable for crafters of all skill levels. With a wide variety of colors and styles suitable for casual and evening wear, the 20 projects include scarves, bags, tops, and belts while the deceptively simple techniques can be followed to update any article of clothing by adding new embellishments and flourishes. A comprehensive lesson on patchwork sewing, this guide includes ideas for creating individually designed pieces, step-by-step instructions, detailed information about materials and equipment used, and a tutorial of basic techniques. Jeannette Knake has been involved in creative arts and crafts for many years. She is the author of Crazy Felt and Crazy Wool.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 60 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Crazy Textile Jewellery & Other AccessoriesUsing Water-Soluble StabiliserHannelore KochCreate stunning pieces of textile jewelry and accessories using simple techniques for machine stitching painted silk, yarn, and thread on water-dissolvable fabric. With step-by-step instructions and pattern templates provided throughout, these projects for making jewelry, bags, shawls, and jackets are perfect for beginning crafters. From casual wear to evening wear, these techniques can be applied to a variety of projects to create unique items by varying the colors and textures of the materials. Hannelore Koch is a textile artist who specializes in painting on silk and working with silk in fashion design.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 64 PAGES, 8 X 10.75 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781844484331RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781844484324RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

Also available:

Crazy Felt 9781844483563 $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

Crazy Wool 9781844483570 $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Showy effects with easy clay jewelry

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft

Polymer Clay Beaded Jewellery35 Beautiful DesignsIsabelle Cheramy-DebrayInspiration abounds in this fun and colorful guides stunning photos of adorable clay beads and their transformation into eyecatching necklaces, earrings, bracelets, key rings, and brooches in a range of innovative styles, from fun and funky to elegant enough for evening. Praising the wonderful versatility of polymer clay, the book is suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced jewelry and bead makers. The clear, step-by-step instructions are fully illustrated, and all the materials and equipment needed are described in detail. Since polymer clays can be easily shaped at home with improvised tools and baked in a standard household oven, they are shown to be an attention-getting yet inexpensive way to experiment with all kinds of beads that can be embellished with cutters, decorative stamps, powder, paint, and textured sheets. Isabelle Cheramy-Debray is a jewelry maker who runs creative workshops.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25 180 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

The Simple Art of Japanese Temari45 Traditional & Contemporary DesignsDominique Herv and Alban NgaretOffering a rich introduction to Japanese temari balls, this guide is a treat for embroiderers of all skill levels. Very little in the way of materials and equipment is needed for this traditional craft, and full-color diagrams are used to show the basic techniques needed to create 45 balls covered with geometric designs that glow with bright embroidery stitchessome of which are enhanced with beads and metallic threads. For crafters who are ready to go off on their own after just a few projects, the handbook offers suggestions for using temari balls to make jewelry, key rings, and other decorative items. Dominique Herv is a jewelry maker. Alban Negart is a writer. They are the coauthors of various books in their native French.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781844483990RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781844484003RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

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Decorative arts for the letterati, each a distinct masterpiece

Solutions for enriching customary patterns

Embroidered AlphabetsWith Ribbon EmbroideryDi van Niekerk Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Offering 26 gorgeous monograms in ribbon embroidery and the instructions for applying them to quilts, toys, journals, cards, and home decor pieces, each step-by-step demonstration in this manual instructs crafters on basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography that promotes minute details. In this highly versatile guide, each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolor and clear instructions for transferring the painted designs onto fabric are included. Numerous designsfrom embroidered cards, plaques, and boxes to journals and baby clothesoffer crafters an almost limitless scope for creating personalized gifts for baby showers, birthdays, wedding parties, and anniversaries. Di van Niekerk is a professional fiber arts instructor and the manager of a mail-order business specializing in ribbons, instruction guides, and other design-based products. She is the author of Dreamscapes in Ribbon & Embroidery, A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, and Stumpwork Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 7.75 X 10.25 250 COLOR PHOTOS, 26 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

Embroidery on PaperAlphabets & Festive MotifsJoke De Vette and Adriaan De VetteUtilizing traditional embroidery techniques for paper, this delightful collection contains numerous ideas for expanding upon ordinary designs. Featuring a diverse array of unique alphabet letters and festive motifs, this indispensable guide enables crafters of all abilities to fashion greeting cards suitable for Christmas, birthdays, birth congratulations, and much more. With tips for combining conventional methods with paper decoupage and advice on accessories such as beads, ribbons, and stars, this all-inclusive guidebook also provides templates for each design as well as diagrams to assist with the stitching process. Joke De Vette is a notable embroiderer in the UK and Europe and the author of Easy Embroidery on Paper. Adriaan De Vette has created patterns for several craft books. They are the coauthors of Embroidery on Paper for Every Occasion.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 6.5 X 9 10 COLOR PHOTOS, 57 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781844484614RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS MARCH

ISBN: 9781844484461RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

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A complete guide to silk ribbon embroidery and painted enhancements

The Handbook of Silk Ribbon EmbroideryAnn Cox Authors previous books sold more than 140,000 copies Based on material from the authors previous books, this beautifully presented spiral-bound handbook brings together all the techniques needed to create silk ribbon embroideries. Using just three basic stitches and gathering techniques, embroiderers of all skill levels learn how to stitch more than 35 different flowers, including roses, geraniums, irises, pansies, and sweet peas. For those ready for more extensive projects, more than 15 detailed designs provide templates and full instructions for larger and more intricate pieces. In addition to stitching, the book also teaches how to paint and stencil backgrounds, paint the ribbons themselves, and mount and frame finished pieces. Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She is the author of The Beginners Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Designs & Techniques, and Silk Ribbon Greeting Cards.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 112 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 380 COLOR PHOTOS, 70 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR SPIRAL, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781844484607RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS SEPTEMBER

Also available:

The Beginners Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery 9780855328351 $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

Silk Ribbon Embroidery 9780855329488 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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New TitlesMake stunning flower embroideries with a contemporary flair

AZ of Silk Ribbon FlowersAnn Cox Authors previous books sold more than 140,000 copies Perfect for beginners, this project guide features step-by-step instructions and stunning close-up photography for more than 30 flowers designs in a wide variety of styles. A comprehensive tutorial on techniques covers all of the basic skills needed to make beautiful ribbon flowers, including how to handle and work with ribbon, transfer a design to fabric using a template, and paint ribbons and backgrounds to achieve different effects. Each design includes a template and diagrams while inspirational ideas for variations on the main design expand the range and style of the projects. Information on ribbon stitches and gathering techniques and types of materials rounds out this useful reference. Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She is the author of The Beginners Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Designs & Techniques, and Silk Ribbon Greetings Cards.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 400 COLOR PHOTOS, 45 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781844481996RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS MARCH

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A library of patterns and inspirational designs

The Complete Book of Flower DesignsSearch PressA comprehensive collection of flower patterns for artists and crafters, this sourcebook is packed with line drawings of a wide range of flowers, floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders, and frames. From the flowing curves of art nouveau and intricate Medieval and Tudor designs to the simple lines of folk art and traditional Japanese designs, this detailed guide features clear designs that may be photocopied, inspirational finished pieces that illustrate how designs may be incorporated into a range of projects, and a CD-ROM that includes all of the designs from the book. Search Press is a leading publisher of arts and crafts books.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 300 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR, INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Dyeing experiments for coloring textiles, paper, wood, reeds, and stems

Colours from NatureA Dyers HandbookJenny Dean Authors previous book sold more than 20,000 copies Useful for anyone wanting to explore color without harming the natural world, this navigable reference book offers organized guidelines on how to obtain dyes through environmentallyfriendly methods. Featuring dyes obtained from natural sources, such as plants, insects, and shellfish, this striking guidebook contains up-to-date information combined with simple recipes that will offer pleasing results for more than 100 colors. A comprehensive recipe section gives instructions for mixing both traditional dyes, such as cochineal, indigo, madder, and weld, and dyes drawn from alternative sources, such as blackberries, rhubarb, oak trees, and walnuts. Using color charts, this resource covers every step of the natural dyeing process, employing simple, user-friendly methods, clear instruction, and an advanced knowledge leading to excellent results. Jenny Dean is an advocate for natural dyeing and the author of The Craft of Natural Dyeing.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 108 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 7 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844484409RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS JANUARY

Also available:

ISBN: 9781844484683RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

The Craft of Natural Dyeing 9780855327446 $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

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An appealing introduction to bookmaking techniques

Inspirations for creating cards with a personal touch

Making fun and functional little boxes

Handmade Decorative BooksSue Roddis Part of the A Passion for Paper series, which includes Paper Punching (9781844481675), Outline Stickers (9781844481033), Rubber Stamping (9781903975862), and South American Parchment Craft (9781844480654) Lavishly illustrated, this step-by-step guide shows crafters how to make and decorate their own books. The seven projects presented all take different bookmaking approaches, including piano-hinge books, accordion books, and flag books, while a section on materials and techniques provides a number of variations on each of the projects. Bright color photographs of the construction process dazzle throughout, and the charming finished pieces are truly something to treasure. Sue Roddis is a contributor to numerous craft magazines throughout the United Kingdom and the United States.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 80 PAGES, 8 X 10.25 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Greetings Cards to Make and TreasureSearch PressA great source for ideas and creativity, this compendium provides excellent yet simple instructions for a large number of decorative techniques, including 3-D decoupage, pen and wash, flower pressing, glass painting, powder and metal embossing, and using polymer clay. Art nouveau, Celtic, oriental, and Victorian designs predominate, but fairy and rustic themes and a collection of paper-pierced and paper lace cards are also included. Additional information is provided and details the use of enhancements, such as rubber stamping, clear stamping, craft stickers, chalks, alcohol inks, sewing, beads, origami, craft punching, and quilling. Clear, step-by-step photographs and a set of templates make the designs appropriate for card makers of all skill levels, and there are dozens of beautifully photographed variations for more inspiration. Search Press is a leading publisher of arts and crafts books.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10.25 280 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Mini Gift BoxesMichelle Powell Authors previous books sold more than 230,000 copies Part of the Twenty to Make series, which includes Artist Trading Cards (9781844482597),Beaded Felt Jewellery (9781844483150), Bracelets (9781844482764), Charms (9781844482757),Layered Cards (9781844483464), Necklaces (9781844483105), Tags & Toppers (9781844483372), and Wild Women (9781844483020) Pretty papers, glitter, ribbons, and other embellishments adorn the projects in this gorgeous collection of tiny gift boxes. Smartly sized for holding wedding favors, candy, or jewelry, these miniature treasures can be made quickly with this guides easy-to-follow instructions for 20 cleverly designed boxes, plus 20 additional variations of each. Requiring only basic craft materials and tools, these fun creations are also an ideal way to use leftover scraps from other craft projects. Michelle Powell is a craft project designer and the author of Beadwork, Iris Folding, and Michelle Powells Iris Folding Papers.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.5 50 COLOR PHOTOS. FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844483143RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781844483945RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781844484621RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS MARCH

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Creating strikingly expressive nonfigurative artworks from start to finish

The Art of Abstract PaintingA Guide to Creativity and Free ExpressionRolina van VlietFilled with inspired instruction, this detailed guide shows how to compose dramatic, beautiful, thought-provoking, and evocative abstract paintings. Providing background information about the artistic style, the procedures and aims of the abstract method are explored in depth. This manual also teaches where to find inspiration, how to develop ideas, the way to create lively effects, and how to apply a range of techniques on different surfaces, whether it be transparent watercolor or thickly applied acrylics. While focusing on the goal of developing the creativity and self-expression inherent in each individual, the approach is unique in that there are no step-by-step instructions. Rolina van Vliet is a painter and a teacher of abstract art at a variety of centers for artistic training. She regularly exhibits her work, which varies from abstract expressionism to lyrical abstract painting, and is the author of Painting Abstracts. Also available:ART, 128 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75 145 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

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ISBN: 9781844484270RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS NOVEMBER

Painting Abstracts 9780855327446 $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

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How to Draw series

Equestrian etchings made simple

Learn to draw exciting mythical creatures

How to Draw Horses in Simple StepsEva DuttonExploring the concept that all drawing is based on the construction of lines and simple geometric shapes, this valuable guide teaches aspiring artists how to draw horses in a variety of poses. Providing easy-to-follow instructions, a simple two-color method is used to demonstrate the sequences for creating a complete, realistic image. Detailing 28 positions and forms of movement including standing, trotting, galloping, sitting, and jumpingthis invaluable guide includes a full color, vivid illustration at the conclusion of each lesson. Eva Dutton is a professional artist, illustrator, and a qualified riding instructor and stable manager.ART, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 28 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 112 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

How to Draw Fairies in Simple StepsPaul Bryn Davies Authors previous books sold more than 15,000 copies Derived from the idea that all drawing is based upon a simple construction of lines and shapes, this exciting guide teaches aspiring artists how to draw fairies. Artists of all skill levels will find satisfaction by following the easy, step-by-step instructions that result in highly-detailed drawings of amusing, charming, and mischievous fairies. Appropriate for all ages, this guidebook will also appeal to fans of the fantasy genre and artisticallyinclined children. Final drawings for each of the 28 projects are shown in full color, for those seeking coloring inspiration. Paul Bryn Davies is a commercial illustrator and the author of several books, including How to Draw Dragons in Simple Steps.ART, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844483723RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781844483716RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS SEPTEMBER

Also available in the How to Draw series:

How to Draw Birds 9781844483549 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

How to Draw Cats 9781844483693 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

How to Draw Dragons 9781844483129 $9.95 (CAN $9.95)

How to Draw Flowers 9781844483266 $9.95 (CAN $9.95)

How to Draw Leprechauns 9781844484164 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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Drawing, the foundation of all expressive mediums, is given a generous introduction

A trio of accomplished artists conduct a master class in acrylic technique

Drawing Step-by-StepRichard Box, Ronald Swanick, Denis Naylor, Sally Michelle, and Carole Massey Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies From media and techniques to styles and subjects, this comprehensive drawing resource benefits beginning and experienced artists alike. Starting with advice on the breadth of drawing and its importance to other art mediums, these early chapters examine graphite weights, as well as colored pencils, charcoal, chalks, pastels, cont crayons, water soluble pencils, and ink mediums. Later chapters explore the various techniques that can be used with these mediafrom making gestural marks and creating tone and texture, to mixing and overlaying colors. Detailed, specific advice is offered on drawing landscapes, trees, and pets, with step-bystep demonstrations for students to follow. Each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational drawings by the five featured artists, each pulling from a rich variety of styles. Richard Box is a professional artist and instructor and the author of Basic Drawing Techniques. Ronald Swanick teaches classes in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. He is the author of Drawing Landscapes. Denis Naylor studied wildlife painting at Swansea Institute and is the author of Drawing Trees. Sally Michelle is a professional artist, a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, and the author of Animals in Watercolour. Carole Massey is a practicing instructor and exhibiting artist. She is the author of Figures in Watercolour, Flowers in Acrylics, and Water Soluble Pencils.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11 198 COLOR PHOTOS, 132 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Acrylic Painting Step-by-StepWendy Jelbert, Carole Massey, and David Hyde Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies In this practical and inspiring guide for all acrylics enthusiasts from beginners to experienced artistshelpful advice abounds, covering core principals, such as shopping for materials, which brushes are appropriate for acrylic paint, buying and using a palette knife, and selecting a preparation surface. As each author adds their unique, instructive voice to the subject, aspiring artists will benefit from various viewpoints. Wendy Jelbert explains the basics of painting with acrylics and gives advice on useful techniques and their effects. David Hyde explores landscape painting, from composing landscapes and choosing colors to creating depth and painting different seasons. Carole Massey, an expert on flowers, offers valuable advice on composition, drawing the image, creating accurate flower colors, and capturing tone. Ten easy to follow step-by-step demonstrationscomplemented by color photographs and helpful instructionsoffer inspirational paintings for painters to both admire and engage. Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and a professional artist who works with pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. She is the author of several books, including Wendy Jelberts Line & Wash and Wendy Jelberts Water-Soluble Pencils. Carole Massey is a practicing instructor and an exhibiting artist. She is the author of Figures in Watercolour, Flowers in Acrylics, and Water Soluble Pencils. David Hyde is a self-taught artist and the author of Landscapes in Acrylics.ART, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11 330 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781844484119RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781844484393RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS DECEMBER

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Easy techniques that encourage creativity and experimentation

A distinctive stylist guides artists toward their own expressive identity

AbstractsDani HumberstoneGuiding aspiring artists through three projects, this tutorial uses simple approaches that make abstract paintings accessible to beginners. Assuming no prior experience, this guide begins with a comprehensive review of materials, a primer on how to get started, tips and techniques for working in a variety of media, and step-by-step photographs that make painting abstracts simple and clear. A demonstration on transforming photographs and images into unique abstract art is accompanied by a discussion of aspects of composition and the imaginative and creative skills needed to paint personal and symbolic works. Dani Humberstone is a freelance designer who trained in fashion design prior to opening her own shop and studio.ART, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

PastelsCarol HodgsonEmphasizing a free, spontaneous style and explaining the properties of this fascinating mediumand the various surfaces that can be used as a canvasthis convenient guide walks painters through the basic steps of getting started with tips and tricks for a tempermental medium. This guidebook, full of vital, confidence-building advice, teaches painters how to work upright to avoid dust spoilage, correct mistakes with relative ease, and protect, store, and transport finished works. Richly illustrated sections emphasize color and sketching techniquessuch as how different strokes can be executed with the end or the side of a pastel stick, and how colors can be blendedwhile planning the layout of each painting is also fully explained. Carol Hodgson is an art instructor with more than 25 years of experience as a professional artist.ART, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 216 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844482900RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS MARCH

ISBN: 9781844483655RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS MARCH

Also available in the How to Paint series:

Acrylics 9781844482955 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Drawing Techniques 9781844482689 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Flowers in Watercolour 9781844482672 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Oils 9781844482917 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolours 9781844482665 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Ready to Paint series Removable tracing papers are included along with step-by-step demonstrations in each book in the series

Oil painting that doesnt intimidate

Landscapes in OilsNoel Gregory Authors previous books have sold more than 75,000 copies For people who want to learn to paint landscapes in oils but are hesitant about their draftsmanship or their drawing skills, this inspiring and practical guide provides reusable tracings to set up five different paintings. Step-by-step photographs show how to fill in each canvas; and because the tracings can be used again and again, they offer vital practice and quick results for artists and amateurs alike. Noel Gregory is the author of Flowers in Oils, Instant Oil Painting, and Painting with Oils.143 COLOR PHOTOS

A beginners guide to making quick progress with a core medium

Flowers in AcrylicsWendy JelbertCovering everything from flowers depicted in formal still life to wildflowers in their natural landscape, this introductory guide requires no prerequisite drawing skills as full-size, pull-out tracing papers for each project is provided. Aspiring artists who want to dabble in a new creative vehicle or who want to start painting acrylic portraits of their favorite flowerssuch as stargazer lilies, poppies in a cornfield, or flowers in a classic Venetian windowboxwill benefit from each of these confidence-building projects. Wendy Jelbert is is the author of several books, including Wendy Jelberts Line & Wash and Wendy Jelberts Water-Soluble Pencils.130 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781844483648NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781844484256SEPTEMBER ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS

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Ready to Paint series, continued

A collection of projects illuminate an ancient land

The art of painting pastoral scenes

Painting Ireland in WatercolourTerry Harrison Authors previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies Showcasing Gaelic scenes, such as a Georgian doorway in Dublin and a classic pub entryway, this collection of watercolor projects will surely appeal to lovers of iconic cityscapes and landscapes. Amateur artists and travelers alike who wish to experience or relive Irish cultural motifs will quickly benefit from basic step-bystep demonstrations and clear, guided instructions. Also, for artists who are new to painting and do not have accomplished drawing skills, this project guide offers tracing papers for each of the five Irish scenes along with tips for transferring the images to watercolor stock. Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of numerous technique books, including Brush with Watercolour and Terrys Top Tips for Watercolour Artists.230 COLOR PHOTOS

Watercolour BarnsTerry Harrison Authors previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies Clear instructions and step-by-step images illustrate the methods for painting rustic barn scenes in this informative study. Spotlighting five vivid demonstrations and accompanied by helpful pull-out tracings, aspiring artists will enjoy mastering the medium of watercolor without relying on advanced drawing skills. Encouraging and jargon-free, guidance is offered for transferring each image to watercolor paper and recreating respective landscapes. A detailed section for necessary materials is included, along with a bonus tracing for inspiration. Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of numerous technique books, including Brush with Watercolour and Terrys Top Tips for Watercolour Artists.230 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781844484089NOVEMBER ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS

ISBN: 9781844483631JANUARY

Also available in the Ready to Paint series:

Landscapes in Acrylics 9781844484232 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Venice in Acrylics 9781844484133 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolour Flowers 9781844482849 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolour Landscapes 9781844482658 $17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Seven respected artists share their expertise on technique, style, and subject

Palette-loads of instruction for capturing atmosphere, mood, and meaning

Watercolour PaintingStep-by-StepJackie Barrass, Richard Bolton, Ray Campbell-Smith, Frank Halliday, William Newton, Wendy Tait, and Bryan A. Thatcher Authors previous works sold more than 420,000 copies A comprehensive resource for all watercolor enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced artists, this practical manual offers advice on materialsfrom how to shop for them and what quality factors are important to technical issues such as color and compositionbefore discussing watercolor techniques, such as composition, perspective, and tone. This collection includes some of the top professional voices in watercolor instruction and describes basic techniques along with advanced touches that add wonderful detailing effects. Each easy-to-follow lesson is accompanied by step-by-step demonstrations showing art students how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings, and flowers. For further study, each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, each drawing on a rich variety of styles. Jackie Barrass is the author of Light in Watercolour. Richard Bolton is the author of Creative Watercolour Techniques. Ray Campbell-Smith is the author of Landscapes in Watercolour. Frank Halliday is the author of Laying a Watercolour Wash. William Newton is the author of Painting with Watercolours. Wendy Tait is the author of Flowers in Watercolour. Bryan A. Thatcher is the author of Bryan Thatchers Wet-into-Wet.ART, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11 337 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Watercolour LandscapesTips & TechniquesRichard Bolton, Geoff Kersey, Joe Francis Dowden, and Barry Herniman Authors prevous books sold more than 200,000 copies Packed with essential tips and practical advice, this comprehensive resource contains basic step-by-step instructions that explore a wide range of techniques and styles. Offering art students and hobbyists first-rate guidance from an assemblage of experts, this collection explores how to shop for and select quality materials, including brushes, paints, and surfaces. Projects focus on the fundamental landscapes of watercolor style, including skies, bodies of water, forests, and mountain ranges, with special emphasis placed on capturing the drama and mood of each scene. Richard Bolton is a professional watercolor artist. He is the author of Creative Watercolour Techniques and Painting Landscapes & Nature. Geoff Kersey is a painter and teacher, and the author of Ready to Paint: Watercolour Trees & Woodlands; Painting Skies; and Perspective, Depth & Distance. Joe Francis Dowden is a professional artist and the author of several books, including The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook and Painting Water. Barry Herniman is a painter and the author of Painting Mood & Atmosphere and Successful & Creative Washes.ART, 376 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 1064 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

ISBN: 9781844484317RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781844484386RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS DECEMBER

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Make stunning and imaginative worlds come alive in paint

A master of natural scene painting reveals her secrets for artists of all skill levels

Fantasy Landscapes in WatercolourStuart Littlejohn Part of the Fantasy Art series, which includes Angels in Watercolour (9781844483969), Celtic Fantasy in Watercolour (9781844482924), Dragons in Watercolour (9781844483822), Fairies in Watercolour (9781844483839), and Unicorns in Watercolour (9781844483846) Fantasy artists of all skill levels will delight in these innovative and simple watercolor techniques that result in dynamic fantasy landscapes. Step-by-step instructions offer a wealth of practical advice and help build skills and confidence. With sections on where to find inspiration and how to develop ideas, this enjoyable guide shows how to add mood, drama, atmosphere, and a little sprinkling of magic to create your own fantasy world. Bursting with helpful hints and tips, there are three distinctly different projects included that result in dramatic, rich, and mystical finished paintings. Stuart Littlejohn is a painter, an illustrator, and a teacher who specializes in the myths, legends, and spiritualities of ancient civilizations. He is a member of the British Visionary Artists Group.ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Creative Acrylic LandscapesWendy Jelbert Authors previous books sold more than 170,000 copies Part of the Acrylic Tips & Techniques series, which includes Painting with Acrylics (9781844480104) Creating beautiful convincing landscapes in acrylics is made easy with this handy artists reference. Brimming with detailed instructions and practical tips, this in-depth course teaches painters what materials to buy, how to use sketches and photographs, how to evaluate landscape shapes, and using tone and composition for stunning effects. Six beautiful step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and instructions are included, so painters can explore the variety of acrylic techniques presented and reflect on the lessons concerning landscape elements, such as foregrounds, distances, and skies. No drawing skills are required, and the focus is purely on acquiring the painting skills needed to build confidence and create truly inspiring paintings. Wendy Jelbert is a professional artist, a teacher, and a member of the Society of Women Artists. She is the author of several books, including Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step, Creative Acrylic Techniques, Watercolour Techniques, Wendy Jelberts Line & Wash, and Wendy Jelberts WaterSoluble Pencils. Also available:ART, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Also available:

ISBN: 9781844483778RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781844481712RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS NOVEMBER

Angels in Watercolour 9781844483969 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Painting with Acrylics 9781844480104 $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

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A slick and sophisticated guide to the innovative series, Mad Men

Kings of Madison AvenueThe Unofficial Guide to Mad MenJesse McLean Co-op available Advertising on PopMatters.com Reveling in the consumerist decadence of AMCs infamous advertising house Sterling Cooper, this complementary volume to the groundbreaking series Mad Men provides behind-the-scenes revelations, episode guides, cast biographies, and rich sidebar content, including How to Party Like the Mad Men. Delving beneath the glitz and glamour to highlight the workings of a sophisticated modern classic, this definitive fan guide also offers fascinating sociological context and cultural analysis. The details of historical ad campaigns that are woven into the shows storylines are providedsuch as Volkswagen Beetles landmark Think Small campaign, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential push, and the creation of Lucky Strikes Its toasted slogan. This is the ultimate guide to a series that has been praised by the New York Times, Time magazine, and USA Today. Jesse McLean has written television and film criticism for popmatters.com, movie industry op-ed pieces for Suite101.com, and numerous humor articles for Yankee Pot Roast. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.TELEVISION, 200 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228878RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS SEPTEMBER

Excerpt: Since 1917, Lucky Strike used the slogan Its toasted along with the signature acronym L.S./M.F.T. (Lucky Strikes/Means Fine Tobacco). Examples of era-specific advertising for Lucky Strikes include lines such as Get the Honest Taste of a Lucky Strike and Lucky Strike Separates the Man from the Boys . . . But Not from the Girls.

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New insights into the bewildering events on this popular program

Indispensable anatomy of the pop-culture phenomenon, Gossip Girl

Finding LostSeason FiveThe Unofficial GuideNikki StaffordNikki Stafford knows TV, and she knows TV fans . . . Stafford has succeeded in creating books for [Lost fans], a crowd that could arguably be called the most difficult to please. Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV.com If youre a fan of the popular TV show Lost, you cant be without this unofficial guide. California Bookwatch $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising on PopMatters.com Authors previous books sold more than 87,000 copies The preeminent source for Lost fans, this fourth volume of the popular companion series finds the show having regained both audience fervor and critical praise as the rescued Oceanic 6 decide whether or not to return to the island for those left behind. Featuring the most comprehensive episode guide available as well as many never-before-seen photos, this resource is invaluable for all followers of Lost, whether casual viewers or hard-core theorists. With an analysis of how John Locke could become the mysterious Jeremy Bentham, the in-depth handbook also includes background information on the shows historical, philosophical, religious, and literary references, such as those alluding to James Joyces Ulysses and Stephen Kings The Stand. Nikki Stafford is the author of several books, including Bite Me!: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Bitten: A Guide to the World of Angel, and Uncovering Alias: An Unofficial Guide. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.TELEVISION, 224 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 48 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

SpottedYour One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip GirlCrissy Calhoun $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Centered on the philosophy, fashion, and high society of the wildly popular and critically acclaimed teen series Gossip Girl, this nitty-gritty expos provides an episode-by-episode dissection of the first two groundbreaking seasons. Diving below the surface plotlines to detail the cultural references, glamour, haute couture, music, and morality of the privileged teenagers of the Upper East Side, this essential fan bible covers all of the juicy and intriguing aspects of the hit showitself a biting social commentary on this generation of entitled, tech-savvy youth. With bios of the cast and creators, a comparison of the show to its teen soap and literary predecessors, a look at the adaptation from books to screen, and a Gossip Girl introduction to real-life New York City, this guide is not only the first of its kind but a must-have accessory for any Gossip Girl fan. Crissy Calhoun is an editor and a writer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.TELEVISION, 240 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 32 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781550228892RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS SEPTEMBER

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How a spin-off show tarnished TVs favorite family

A cinematic examination of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Love to Love You BradysThe Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety HourTed Nichelson, Susan Olsen, and Lisa Sutton $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Author tour includes New York City Chronicling a production rife with conflictsfrom drug addiction and power struggles to sexuality and weight issuesthis behind-the-scenes history of the rarely seen Brady Bunch Variety Hour investigates how the show was conceived, produced, and ended up ranked one of the Worst Shows of All-Time. Featuring hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews with cast, crew, and production staff, this colorful retrospective details how the spin-off ultimately shattered the Bradys perfect image and forever scarred their television legacy. After decades under lock and key, the story behind the most disastrous offering in television history is revealed in full Brady detail. Ted Nichelson is a writer, musician, scholar, business entrepreneur, and pop culture historian. Susan Olsen is internationally recognized for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. She is an actress, writer, artist, producer, and radio personality. Lisa Sutton is a graphic designer and art director. She writes a weekly television and pop-culture memorabilia column for TVLand.com. They all live in Los Angeles.TELEVISION, 272 PAGES, 8.75 X 10.5 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

The Lord of the FilmsThe Unofficial Guide to Tolkiens Middle-Earth on the Big ScreenJ. W. Braun Co-op available A unique scene-by-scene breakdown of all of the Lord of the Rings movies, this guide provides in-depth analysis of the liveaction trilogy and other related films, alongside games, puzzles, and interviews with the filmmakers. Each scene is explored in four different ways: a closer look at the plot and the action, a look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through, and audience reactions. In addition to covering the stunning Peter Jackson trilogy and the animated versions, details are also revealed about the prequel films currently in production, making this an essential volume for any Lord of the Rings fan. J. W. Braun has been a Lord of the Rings fan since the 1980s and followed every detail of the film adaptations from beginning to end on his website, http://www.angelfire.com/film/rings/blog/. He lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.FILM, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9 40 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781550228908RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesThe perfect stepping stone into the world of kung-fu movies

The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies, Vol. One700+ Fight Films of the 1970sCraig Reid Part of the Ultimate Guide series Dynamic and entertaining, this movie guide brings depth to the martial arts films of the 1970s, with more than 2,000 titles from 14 countries, broken down into lively reviews, detailed discussions, and meticulous references. Beginning with an engaging introduction to kung-fu cinema, this examination then launches into a collection of 700 martial arts reviews that include the movie name, time and place of theatrical release, director name, list of principal actors, fight instructors, and interesting tidbits about the film. Each entry also includes statistics such as the number and length of training and fight sequences. Complete indexes are also featured, listing actors and movies by their English variations as well as countries of origin. Both a fun read and an accurate resource, this handbook is a must-have for movie fans and martial artists. Craig Reid has been a martial arts practitioner for more than 30 years. He has acted and performed stunts in Chinese kung-fu movies and on TV in Taiwan. He is a former fight choreographer in Hollywood and has written for Black Belt magazine, Film Quarterly, Hollywood Reporter, and www.kungfumagazine.com. He lives in San Diego.FILM/MARTIAL ARTS, 600 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 300 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780897501842RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS NOVEMBER

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The Complete History of American Film CriticismJerry Roberts Co-op available Author tour to include Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California (March and April) Authors previous books sold more than 25,000 copies From the first published movie review in the late 1800s to the 21st-century era of the great movie critics wake, this chronicle reviews the nature, scope, and controversies in American film criticism. Moving through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar years, the golden age of the 1970s, and the eventual decline of the 1980s and 1990s, this exhaustive overview includes biographical information on some of the most influential film critics including Leonard Maltin, Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, and James Ageeas well as a historical record and critical assessment of their work. Illuminating various past controversies, this invaluable reference documents the battles between auteur theorists and their opposing critics as well as between the critics and studios, filmmakers, and even themselves. Little-known aspects of film criticism lore are also related, such as the epic battles waged in print by Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris, the studio boycotts of the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune over unflattering press, and the critics barred from attending premieres by studios for writing negative reviews. Honoring those who shed light on the artistic visions, storytelling sensibilities, and the emotional intent inherent on the big screen, this authoritative guide is a must-have for industry professionals, film historians, and movie buffs. Jerry Roberts is an acquisitions editor for Arcadia Publishing. He is a former film critic and columnist for the former Copley Los Angeles Newspapers and Copley News Service and has contributed to Daily Variety, DGA Magazine, and the Hollywood Reporter. He is a past coordinator of film programs for the UCLA Film & Television Archive, featuring speakers such as Elmore Leonard, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Robert Towne, Roy Scheider, and Horton Foote. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors, The Great American Playwrights on the Screen, Images of America: Hawthorne, Images of America: Hermosa Beach, Mitchum: In His Own Words, and Movie Talk from the Front Lines. He lives in Carson, California.FILM, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Excerpt: Kaels intensely personal reviews were distantly reminiscent of the responses of Otis Ferguson and James Agee. But where Ferguson or Agee bemoaned a dud, Kael ratcheted up the provocation levels, wantonly throttling individuals in print. Aside from Is There a Cure for Film Criticism? Kaels broad-ranging, benchmark compositions include: Circles and Squares in Film Quarterly in 1963, in which she blithely shot Andrew Sarris, the American messenger of the French auteur theory, figuratively in the kneecaps with a scattershot pen; a glowing watershed review of Arthur Penns Bonnie and Clyde (1967) in the New Yorker, certainly one of the single most important film assessments in history; and Trash, Art, and the Movies in Harpers in 1969, which stands as her essential manifesto on the movies and reviewing.

ISBN: 9781595800497RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK SANTA MONICA PRESS MARCH

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A fascintating look at the heyday of freak shows

Circus and Carnival BallyhooSideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box QueensA. W. Stencell Co-op available From Lentini the three-legged man and Siamese twins to equipment caravans and big top architects, this captivating collection lifts the striped curtain to reveal the larger-than-life world of circuses, carnivals, and freak shows in post-World War II America. Copious never-before-seen photographs, in-depth historical research, and insightful interviews with former sideshow employees illustrate the development of the circus sideshow, the roles of key groupsthe freaks, working acts, managers, talkersand the importance of the grift. A. W. Stencell owned and operated his own circus for 19 years and is a former president of the Circus Historical Society. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.HISTORY/PHOTOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 10 X 8 300 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $26.95)

A drama-free guide to establishing a thriving independent ensemble

How to Start Your Own Theater CompanyReginald Nelson Foreword by David Schwimmer Co-op available Advertising in American Theatre, Dramatics, New Theatre Quarterly, Performing Arts, and Variety With hands-on advice and instruction from an experienced actor and theater director, this pragmatic, authoritative guide to starting a theater company imparts essential backstage know-how for would-be playhouse practitioners on everything from fundraising and finding a space to selecting plays and successfully navigating tricky legal issues. Chronicling three seasons at Chicagos awardwinning Congo Square Theatre Company, this journey behind the curtain reveals the nitty-gritty details of practical issues that are often overlooked amidst the zeal of artistic pursuit, such as how to manage rent, parking, and safety issues; determine tax status and calculate budgets; and find flexible day jobs to help foster artists creative passion. Concluding with lists of equity offices, legal advisers, and important organizations for assistance, this complete resource is sure to help ambitious theater lovers establish and maintain their own successful companies. Reginald Nelson is the founding board president and former managing director of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles. David Schwimmer is an actor who has appeared in numerous films and TV series and a cofounder and an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles.PERFORMING ARTS, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 24 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781550228809RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS OCTOBER

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A one-of-a-kind recollection of political unrest south of the border

A delightfully quirky view of the banks of the Nile

Diario de OaxacaA Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in MexicoPeter Kuper Introduction by Martn SolaresAn artist at the top of his form. Publishers Weekly Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers strike and led to a sevenmonth siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful, 15th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadnt counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexicos biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will. Peter Kuper is best known for drawing Mad magazines Spy vs. Spy comic since 1997. He has also illustrated covers for Newsweek and Time magazines and is the author of the graphic novel Sticks and Stones, which won the New York Society of Illustrators gold medal. He lives in New York City. Martn Solares is the author of Los Minutos Negros (The Black Minutes).CURRENT EVENTS/ART, 208 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 208 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Edward LearEgyptian SketchesJenny GaschkeDrawings from Edward Lears Egyptian travels are gathered and matched with travelogues in this never-before-published collection. Learfamous for his nonsense poetry and prose as well as his landscape paintingstraveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and India, and documented his sojourns in what has been described as poetical topography. However, Lear never fulfilled his intention to document his adventures in Egypt, where he traveled during the later half of the 19th century. Compiling a selection of his most picturesque and informative watercolors from these voyages and uniting them with extracts from his travel diary as well as quotations from his poetry, this retrospective account offers a charming view of Lear as a travel artist. Jenny Gaschke is curator of fine art at the National Maritime Museum and the author of Turmoil and Tranquility.ART/TRAVEL, 64 PAGES, 9.75 X 7.5 2 B & W PHOTOS, 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781906367206RIGHTS: US & CANADA NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781604860719RIGHTS: WOR X MX PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

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A complete history of dance

Appreciating DanceA Guide to the Worlds Liveliest Art Fourth editionHarriet Lihs Previous edition sold more than 10,000 copies Written for the dance novice, this reference is a concise history of all forms of dance. Detailing the development of dance from its earliest beginnings, this guide covers the intersection of dance and religion, social dance, ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, film and theatrical dance, and contemporary dance. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a chapter on dance in the new millennium, along with lists of the social dances of Europe and America, basic ballet terminology, Hollywood movie-musicals, dance organizations, suggested readings, and filmographies. Brief biographies of notable dancers and choreographers who have contributed to each form of dance are also included. Harriet Lihs is a professional dancer who has performed with the Radio City Ballet Company and the Brooklyn Ballet. She is an associate professor of dance at Lamar University. She lives in Beaumont, Texas.DANCE/CULTURAL STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 45 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

A world-class dance instructor shares her secrets to poise and alignment

Zena Rommett: The Art of Floor-BarreBallet Class on the Floor: A Conditioning Program for Dancers, Athletes, the Injured, and the ElderlyZena Rommett and Lisa Jo SagollaEveryone and anyone would benefit from Floor-Barre. When you are centered properly, everything becomes easy and correct. Phylicia Rashad, actress-singer One of the most constructive [techniques] I have worked with. Prima ballerina Melissa Hayden Accurately representing all aspects of Zena Rommett and her Floor-Barre technique, this record includes a biographical essay, commentary from her many pupils, and a description of the concept and framework of her unique and groundbreaking teaching form. Ideal for any type of dancer looking to correct their alignment, elongate their muscles, and develop muscle memory, this guide provides expert advice from one of dances true luminaries. Zena Rommett is a former professional dancer and a world renowned dance instructor who has been teaching for more than 40 years. She lives in New York City. Lisa Sagolla is a professional dance instructor and choreographer. She is a dance critic for Back Stage and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken. She lives in New York City.DANCE/FITNESS, 128 PAGES, 7 X 9 45 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780871273185 (REPLACES 9780871272492)RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK PRINCETON BOOK COMPANY SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780871273192RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK PRINCETON BOOK COMPANY DECEMBER

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The keys to creating stirring musical performances

Bringing Music to LifeBarry Green Foreword by Don Campbell Authors previous books sold more than 250,000 copies Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration required to energize and enliven music making, this manual offers countless suggestions for creating joy and excitement in performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, and techniques such as breathing, pulse, and movement. This entertaining reference also recounts the authors experiences singing, conducting, and playing with violinist Joshua Bell, Latin musician Tito Puente, symphony conductors Leonard Bernstein and Gustavo Dudamel, and even with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his I Have a Dream speech. Barry Green is the director of a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony and teaches privately at the University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz. He is the former principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony and the executive director of the International Society of Bassists. He is the author of The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry and the coauthor of The Inner Game of Music and The Popular Bass Method. He lives in El Cerrito, California. Don Campbell is the founder of the Institute of Music, Health, and Education and he has worked with musicians such as Jean Houston and Leonard Bernstein. He is the author of Creating for Harmony and The Mozart Effect. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.MUSIC/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 276 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Era-defining images from a renowned blues photographer

Chicago FolkImages of the Sixties Music ScenePhotographs by Raeburn Flerlage Edited by Ronald D. Cohen and Bob Riesman Co-op available Advertising in Dirty Linen and Sing Out! magazine (Summer) The vibrant urban folk scene of the 1960s and early 1970s is dazzlingly portrayed in this collection of more than 150 previously unpublished photographs by Raeburn Flerlage. From concert performances and studio sessions to interviews and intimate club shows, Flerlages images effortlessly capture the essence of both the artists and their music. Arresting photographs of popular performers, such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger, mingle with those of more traditional musicians, including the Reverend Gary Davis, Booker White, Dock Boggs, and Mother Maybelle Carter as well as many other blues, bluegrass, Cajun, and gospel artists who performed at the University of Chicago Folk Festival. Raeburn Flerlage was an acclaimed photographer of the Chicago Blues scene. His work has appeared in magazines such as Blues Access, DownBeat, Living Blues, and Sing Out!; books including Blues Legends and Whos Who in the Blues; and on record covers for Chess, Delmark, and RCA record labels. Ronald D. Cohen is the author of Folk Music: The Basics and A History of Folk Music Festivals in the United States and a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University. He lives in Gary, Indiana. Bob Riesman is the cowriter and coproducer of the documentary American Roots Music: Chicago. He lives in Chicago.MUSIC/PHOTOGRAPHY, 180 PAGES, 10 X 8 150 B & W PHOTOS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781579997571RIGHTS: WORLD GIA PUBLICATIONS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781550228731RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS OCTOBER

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Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell. Bob Dylan

The freshest insights on a popular musical art form

Hand Me My Travelin ShoesIn Search of Blind Willie McTellMichael Gray Co-op available Advertising in Acoustic Guitar, Blues Access, Blues Revue, and Living Blues Evoking the turbulent past of the subjects time and place, this odyssey to rural Georgia peels back the many layers of Blind Willie McTells compelling, occasionally shocking, but ultimately uplifting story. Portraying him as one of the most gifted artists of his generation, this account uncovers the secrets of McTells ancestry, the hardships he sufferedincluding being blind from birth and the successes he enjoyed. Traveling throughout the South and beyond, this personal and moving journey unearths a lost world of black music, exploring why he drifted in and out of the public eye, how he was rediscovered time and again through chance meetings, and why, until now, so little has been written about the life of this extraordinary man. Part biography, part travelogue, part social history, this atmospheric, unforgettable tale connects the subjects life to the tumultuous sweep of history, exploding every stereotype about blues musicians and revealing a vulnerable milieu of poverty and discrimination, demonstrating that little may have changed in the Deep South, even today. Michael Gray is the author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Mother: The Frank Zappa Story, and Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan.MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 448 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 11 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

How to RapThe Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MCPaul Edwards Foreword by Kool G RapExamining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every formmainstream and underground, current and classic this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically acclaimed artists in hip-hopincluding Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, and will.i.amunraveling the stories behind their art and preserving a wealth of the genres history through the words of the legends themselves. Exhaustively detailing the many complex aspects of rappingsuch as utilizing literary tools and devices to strengthen content, battling, imagery, similes, metaphors, analogies, slang, performing both live and in the studio, word play, controversial content and punchlines, and constructing beats, singles, and freestylingwith emphasis on enunciating and breathing for unique vocal style, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping lore and insight. Paul Edwards is a writer and a researcher of hip-hop who has interviewed more than 100 rappers. Kool G Rap is one of the most important MCs of all time and has been cited by Eminem, Jay-Z, Big Pun, and many others as a major influence. He lives in New York City.MUSIC, 288 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781556529757RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781556528163RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS DECEMBER

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The complete Florence Ballard storyfor the first time

A newly designed, highly detailed discography of contributions and collaborations

The Lost SupremeThe Life of Dreamgirl Florence BallardPeter Benjaminson Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781556527050) In the months before she died, Florence Ballard, the spunky teenager who founded the most successful female vocal group in historythe Supremestold her own side of the story. Recorded on tape, Flo shed light on all areas of her life, including the surprising identity of the man by whom she was raped prior to her entering the music business, the details of her love-hate relationship with Motown Records czar Berry Gordy, her drinking problem and pleas for help, a never-ending desire to be the Supremes lead singer, and her attempts to get her life back on track after being brutally expelled from the group. This is a tumultuous and heartbreaking story of a world-famous performer whose life ended at the age of 32 as a lonely mother of three who had only recently recovered from years of poverty and despair. Peter Benjaminson is the author of Death in the Afternoon: Americas Newspaper Giants Struggle for Survival, Secret Police: Inside the New York City Department of Investigation, and The Story of Motown, and is the coauthor of Investigative Reporting. He is a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Detroit Free Press. He lives in New York City.MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 21 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Beatles Deeper UndercoverKristofer EngelhardtWhat a book! A massive job. George Harrison, on Beatles Undercover

Outstanding. It deserves to be added to the library shelf of every serious fan of the group. Goldmine magazine, on Beatles Undercover Focusing exclusively on more than 1,000 musical endeavors shared between more than 300 artists, this updated continuation of the critically acclaimed Beatles Undercover contains new chapters, previously unpublished interviews, and exclusive firsthand information on the Fab Four from the artists who knew them best. An exhaustively researched, highly detailed discography of the Beatles musical contributions is also included, giving a clear look into their songwriting and recording processes. Many of the Beatles contributions to other artists recordings were done anonymously and are documented here for the first time, making this an extremely valuable book for any Beatles fan. Kristofer Engelhardt is the former host of Breakfast with the Beatles and has been a regular guest speaker at authorized Beatlefest conventions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including CNNs Showbiz Today, Fox News, and PAXs Treasures in Your Home. He is the author of Beatles Undercover and From Grand Funk to Grace: The Authorized Biography of Mark Farner. He lives in Bay City, Michigan.MUSIC, 350 PAGES, 6 X 9 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781556529597RIGHTS: WORLD LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781926592091RIGHTS: US & CANADA COLLECTORS GUIDE PUBLISHING, INC. MARCH

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Thoroughly researched . . . chockfull of fascinating revelations . . . it is, surprisingly, the first real history of the pioneers of anarcho punk. Classic Rock

A groundbreaking look at a revolutionary rock group

The Story of CrassGeorge BergerLucid in recounting their dealings with freaks, coppers, and punks, the bands voices predominate, and thats for the best. Guardian In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movementCrass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorantdetail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the worlds press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues. George Berger is the author of Levellers: State Education/No University. He has written articles for Amnesty International, Melody Maker, and Sounds.MUSIC/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 304 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Linkin Park: An Operators ManualNeil Daniels Co-op available Showing how one of the most popular American rock bands of the third millennium has superseded the ambitions, talents, and durability of all their original Nu-Metal contemporaries, this is the first-ever chronicle to investigate the career of Linkin Park. Demonstrating how they have found such success, this account begins with a group biography before moving into a discussion of the bands music and detailing all of their albums and songs. Guides to past and present band members are also included, as well as information on recording and touring guests, music videos, tours, and films. The handbook concludes with a more personal collection of hundreds of quotes from and interviews with the band. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and band paraphernalia and featuring sidebars detailing intriguing tidbits, this is a visually stunning survey of a group that has been compared to legends such as Bon Jovi, U2, and Nirvana. Neil Daniels is the author of Defenders of the Faith: The Story of Judas Priest and Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The Solo Years. He has written for Big Cheese, the London Guardian, MediaMagazine, musicOMH, Powerplay, Record Collector, and Rock Sounds.MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 200 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781604860375RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781842404713RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA & UK CHROME DREAMS OCTOBER

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A revealing portrait of a deeply influential musical icon

Insights into the life of one of modern jazzs most important figures

Leonard Cohen: HallelujahA New BiographyTim Footman Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 12,000 copies Chronicling the highs and lows that have punctuated the life of a musical genius, this in-depth biography reveals new insight into the legendary songs of Leonard Cohen. Covering each stage in his prolific careerhis early years as a poet and author in Canada, his relocation to New York City and subsequent impact within the folk and rock scenes, his years spent in a Buddhist monastery, and his recent rediscovery by a new generation of fansthis definitive history combines perceptive research with previously unpublished photos. Balancing his literary and musical influences with themes of religion, depression, sex, politics, and complex interpersonal relationships, fresh perspectives are highlighted through interviews with colleagues who have never before gone on record. His recent release of new music, current revival in popularity, and first tour in 15 years are fully detailed and cited as one of the most dramatic periods in the life of this eloquent songwriter. Tim Footman is the author of several biographies on bands, including Blink 182: The Unauthorised Biography in Words and Pictures, Global Assassins: The Limp Bizkit Story in Words and Pictures, Radiohead: A Visual Documentary, and Radiohead: Welcome to the Machine. He is the former managing editor of the Guinness Book of World Records and has contributed pieces on music and pop culture to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Guardian, and Time Out.MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 40 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Paul BleyThe Logic of ChanceArrigo CappellettiRetracing the life of Paul Bleyone of the most complex and mysterious personalities in the history of jazzthis fascinating biography positions him in the pantheon of great jazz musicians from the last 50 years. A proponent of free jazz and improvisation, his techniques, aesthetic values, and individual style are examined in the context of his contributions to modern jazz. The story of his musical career is also discussed alongside many of the great bands and jazz icons that he performed with, including Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry, and Keith Jarrett. Arrigo Cappelletti is a pianist, a composer, and a professor at the Conservatory of Venice.MUSIC, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 12 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781550652529RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA VHICULE PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781842404720RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA & UK CHROME DREAMS NOVEMBER

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New TitlesMore fun than a new belt buckle

Country Music Fun Time Activity BookAye JayA fun, knowing tribute that takes its metal trivia seriously and still affectionately goofs on it. Bust Magazine on Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book The 48-page childrens activity book send-up pays loving tribute to those fantastic little workbooks Mom and Dad would buy us . . . its heavy metal. Its fun time. Its activities. And yes, its a book, too. San Francisco Guardian on Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book Never has fun time been so charged with such raw, terrorfueled rock power. Utne.com on Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Sure to elicit an aw shucks from fans of old country legends and new tabloid faves, this whimsical book moseys through a variety of classic activities, such as connect-thedots, coloring, and simple puzzles. Cowboys and girls with a loaded six-shooter of crayons can help Willie Nelson escape the taxmans maze, outline Billy Ray Cyrus mullet, insert a hat on Dwight Yoakams head, and draw Dolly Partons notorious curves. Aye Jay is the author of Gangsta Rap Coloring Book, Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book, Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book, and The Indie Rock Connect-theDots Book. He lives in Chico, California.MUSIC/HUMOR, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10 48 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781550228861RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS OCTOBER

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Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book 9781550227987 $9.95 (CAN $11.95)

Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book 9781550228724 $9.95 (CAN $9.95)

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The ultimate bible for the youngand not so youngat heart

A compendium of celebrated skateboarding stunts

The Complete Geezer GuidebookEverything You Need to Know About Being Old and Grumpy!Charles F. Adams Co-op available Defining the differences between run-of-the-mill old farts and the loveable geezer, this hilarious tome for old men illuminates what they need to embrace geezerhood. Tools for recognizing different types of geezersfrom the golfer to the hypochondriachelp men identify what type of cranky old man they are, and geezer role models and great geezer moments offer inspiration for who they can ultimately become. Offering daily insights into geezer philosophies and tips for locating popular geezer stomping grounds, this must-have gift for grandpa also includes crosswords, puzzles, and New Yorker cartoons he can enjoy from the comfort of his own recliner. Charles F. Adams is a former advertising executive and owner of the Pittsburg Penguins of the National Hockey League. He is the author of Murder by the Bay. He lives in San Francisco.HUMOR, 216 PAGES, 6 X 9 60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2Steve BadilloSerious skateboarders looking for descriptions of high-level tricks need look no further than this title. Voice of Youth Advocates on Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks This is a strong addition to collections; its great for browsing, for readers seeking tips and instruction, and for those interested in learning about the history of skateboarding. School Library Journal on Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks Authors previous books sold more than 147,000 copies Compiling more legendary skateboarding figures and their pioneering tricks, this comprehensive resource details dozens of spectacular stuntscombining invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each feat is captured in action sequence and captioned allowing aspiring riders to learn how to perform them. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary inventors, is also included. Blending background and how-to, this copiously illustrated reference explains amazing maneuvers that changed the sport and encourages a deep respect for the legends that made skateboarding the worldwide passion it is today. Steve Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides, including Skateboarders Start-Up, Skateboarding: Book of Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks, and Skateboarding: New Levels. He has worked as a stunt double and actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, including Lords of Dogtown. He lives in Oxnard, California.SPORTS, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 500 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781884956980RIGHTS: WORLD LINDEN PUBLISHING/QUILL DRIVER BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781884654350RIGHTS: WORLD TRACKS PUBLISHING MARCH

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New TitlesThe new and improved Skateboarding 101

Skateboarders Start-UpA Beginners Guide to Skateboarding Second editionDoug Werner and Steve Badillo Previous edition sold more than 45,000 copies Part of the Start-Up Sports series, which includes Bowlers StartUp (9781884654053), Fencers Start-Up (9781884654084), Golfers Start-Up (9781884654077), In-Line Skaters Start-Up (9781884654046), Longboarders Start-Up (9781884654060), and Surfers Start-Up (9781884654121) Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant ones feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this exciting sport. From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of resourcesincluding books, camps, museums, skate parks, shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts. Doug Werner is the founder of Tracks Publishing and the author of 17 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California. Steve Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides, including Skateboarding: Book of Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2, and Skateboarding: New Levels. He has worked as a stunt double and actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, including Lords of Dogtown. He lives in Oxnard, California.SPORTS, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 500 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781884654343 (REPLACES 9781884654138)RIGHTS: WORLD TRACKS PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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Also available in the Start-Up Sports series:

Backpackers Start-Up 9781884654107 $9.95 (CAN $14.95)

Boxers Start-Up 9781884654091 $11.95 (CAN $17.95)

Sailors Start-Up 9781884654015 $11.95 (CAN $17.95)

Snowboarders Start-Up 9781884654114 $11.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Holds Barred! Fighting TechniquesRodrigo Gracie and Kid Peligro $24,000 marketing budget Advertising in Grappling Magazine (September) Authors previous books sold more than 325,000 copies combined Part of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series Offering 100 striking and grappling combination moves, this guide will give jiu-jitsu practitioners the edge they need to excel in the sport of no-holdsbarred fighting. Taught by Rodrigo Grace, winner of the 2002 Pride Fighting Championship, these techniques are not only for high-level competitors but for amateur fighters, as well. Whether aiming to be unstoppable in the ring or just looking to add new moves to their arsenals, competitors who utilize these grappling and striking techniques are sure to find success in the MMA world. Rodrigo Gracie runs his own fighting academy and is the author of the Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and No Holds Barred Fighting. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is the author of the Gracie Way and coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques, The Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 700 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781931229500RIGHTS: WORLD INVISIBLE CITIES PRESS LLC OCTOBER

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Also available in the Ultimate Guide series:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques 9781931229326 $29.95 (CAN $44.95)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Technique 9781931229296 $29.95 (CAN $44.95)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Theory and Techinique 9781931229081 $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

The Gracie Way 9781931229289 $29.95 (CAN $44.95)

Superfit 9781931229333 $29.95 (CAN $44.95)

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Lessons in self-defense from the worlds jiu-jitsu masters

The steps to jiu-jitsus highest level

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense TechniquesCharles Gracie, Royce Gracie, and Kid Peligro Authors previous books sold more than 370,000 copies Favoring an emphasis on real-life situations over the dramatic kicks and throws of a formal competition, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has quickly become recognized as one of the most effective selfdefense techniques for non athletes. This guide provides lessons that anyone, regardless of strength or size, can use to neutralize an attacker in seconds. Offering a variety of defenses against knife and gun attacks, as well as escapes from headlocks, choke holds, and other situations, this volume is the next best thing to taking the classes popular with the military, police academies, and womens self-defense schools. Charles Gracie is a jiu-jitsu champion in both Brazil and the United States and a leading teacher of the sport. He maintains an academy in San Francisco. Royce Gracie has won multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship events and runs the Gracie Academy in California. He is the author of Superfit, Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 1: The Top Game, and Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 2: Fighting from the Bottom. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is the author of The Gracie Way and coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques, The Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 600 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path to the Black BeltRodrigo Gracie and Kid Peligro $24,000 marketing budget Advertising in Grappling Magazine (September) Authors previous books sold more than 325,000 copies combined Part of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series, which includes Brazilian JiuJitsu Black Belt Techniques (9781931229326), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Technique (9781931229296), Brazilian JiuJitsu Theory and Techinique (9781931229081), The Gracie Way (9781931229289), and Superfit (9781931229333) Presenting the well-regarded Gracie familys comprehensive method of achieving a jiu-jitsu black belt, this step-by-step textbook informs fighters of exactly what they need to learn, when and why they need to learn it, and what they can do to progress more quickly. How and how often to train, pacing, training objectives, and how to measure success are all addressed according to the different goals students might have, from casual practitioner to self-defense student to professional competitor. The plan detailed in the text can be customized to fit the trainees body type and strengths. Instructors of jiu-jitsu will also find the manual helpful, as it provides advice on program management, student evaluation, the selection of techniques for lessons, and recognizing a prodigy. Rodrigo Gracie runs his own fighting academy and is the author of the Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and No Holds Barred Fighting. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is the author of the Gracie Way and coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 800 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781931229487RIGHTS: WORLD INVISIBLE CITIES PRESS LLC SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781931229494RIGHTS: WORLD INVISIBLE CITIES PRESS LLC OCTOBER

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The most powerful tactic in the art of grappling

Jujitsu Figure-4 LocksSubmission Holds of the Gentle ArtGeorge KirbyFocusing on essential principles, this overview illustrates jujitsus most effective trapping technique. From elementary figure-4 lock characteristics to variations on multiple positions, practitioners of all skill levels will learn how to utilize basic methods through detailed photographic sequences and easy-to-read captions. Accessible and comprehensive, this guidebook will prove invaluable to both beginning and advanced grapplers. George Kirby is a jujitsu pioneer and an internationally recognized martial arts instructor. He holds a 10th-degree black belt in jujitsu and has been teaching the art for more than 40 years. He is the author of Advanced Jujitsu and Jujitsu Nerve Techniques. He lives in Los Angeles.MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 150 PAGES, 6 X 9 800 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

An authoritative analysis of the art of controlling an opponent

The Grapplers HandbookGi and No-Gi Techniques: Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission FightingJean Jacques Machado and Jay ZeballosProviding a clear demonstration of all its techniques, this guide presents an integrated, nonpartisan approach to grappling. Highlighting gi and no-gi techniques from major positions found in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and submission fighting, this handbook builds an accessible foundation that grapplers of any background can utilize. Detailed how-to photo sequences that illustrate techniques with and without a gi in complementary positions are also featured, including mount, guard, side control, and back control. Jean Jacques Machado is one of the five brothers of the world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family. He is the author of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques and Championship Grappling Techniques. He has appeared in the motion pictures Force of the Spirit and Redbelt. Jay Zeballos is a black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and is active as a competitor, teacher, and student. He is a cofounder of Lo9on, Inc., a website design company that developed and manages the Jean Jacques Also available: Global Online Training Program. They both live in Los Angeles.MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS 200 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 600 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780897501804RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS SEPTEMBER

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ISBN: 9780897501835RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art 9780897500883 $9.95 (CAN $11.95)

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques 9781931229326 $29.95 (CAN $44.95)

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New TitlesPearls of wisdom from historys most legendary martial artist

Bruce LeeWisdom for the WayBruce Lee Authors previous books sold more than three million copies Summing up the philosophies of the greatest modern martial artist of all time, this compilation includes a variety of proverbs coined by Bruce Lee himself. Touching on martial arts, the universe, and life in general, this collection defines the concepts behind both a warrior and a martial artist. Ideal for fans and philosophers alike, this compendium is an attractive, elegant, and compact guide to the insight of a legend. Bruce Lee was an iconic figure in martial arts who pioneered the concept of jeet kune do from his physical training, personal research, and formal education in philosophy at the University of WashingtonSeattle. He acted in several motion pictures, including The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, and Way of the Dragon. He is the author of Tao of Jeet Kune Do.PHILOSOPHY/MARTIAL ARTS, 70 PAGES, 4.5 X 6 70 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780897501859RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER

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Tao of Jeet Kune Do 9780897500487 $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method 9780897501705 $34.95 (CAN $43.95)

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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 1 9780897500500 $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 2 9780897500517 $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 3 9780897500524 $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 4 9780897500531 $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

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Practical self-defense for extreme situations

Combat HapkidoThe Martial Art for the Modern WarriorJohn PellegriniIntending to bring a classical art into the modern world, this guidebook contains the wisdom and experience behind the art of combat hapkido. Providing real-life tactical know-how, this manual discusses the evolution of hapkido into a modern art for selfdefense as well as the key principles behind the system. Focusing on empty-hand techniques, this thorough reference illustrates effective defenses against strikes, kicks, grabs, chokes, knives, and guns. By offering fundamental concepts and techniques for practitioners of all skill levelsincluding military and law enforcement personnelthis resource demonstrates how classical hapkido has evolved into a potent fighting style ideal for self-defense. John Pellegrini is one of the worlds leading authorities on handto-hand combat. He has trained in the arts of aikido, judo, karate, taekwondo, hapkido, jeet kune do, special forces handto-hand combat training, and counterintelligence self-defense. He is the founder of the art of combat hapkido, which is now taught at more than 250 schools in a dozen countries. He is the first American to be promoted to ninth-degree black belt by the World Ki-Do Federation and has been named Black Belt magazines Instructor of the Year. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 150 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 600 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

The intriguing history behind one of todays most popular fighting systems

The First Mixed Martial ArtPankration from Myths to Modern TimesJim Arvanitis Authors previous books sold more than 12,000 copies Detailing the evolution of the Hellenic combat arts, this handbook chronicles the history behind the art of pankration. Beginning with the myths and traditions behind the arts development, this examination also touches on pankrations modern methodology and techniques, fully explained in illustrative photographs and easy-to-follow captions. Revealing and informative, this exploration is a must-have for mixed martial arts and pankration practitioners as well as Ultimate Fighting Championship fans. Jim Arvanitis is a worldwide pankration instructor. He is the author of Game of the Gods and Pankration. He has received myriad awards and has been honored by numerous organizations, including the World Martial Arts Alliance. He lives in Florida.MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 230 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 350 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780897501828RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780897501811RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER

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The dark secrets behind a recent wrestling tragedy

Recollections from the most hated man in professional wrestling

Chris & NancyThe True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestlings Cocktail of DeathIrvin Muchnick Co-op available Exploring the steroid-fueled world of professional wrestling, this riveting chronicle lays bare the devastating events that led to the 2007 murder-suicide of Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their seven-year-old son, Daniel. Benoits performance-enhancing drug addictionmassive amounts of doctor-prescribed human growth hormone were found in Benoits homeand subsequent suicide proved to be the tipping point for the professional wrestling world, resulting in unprecedented scrutiny of the sports subpar health and safety standards. Using public records, dozen of interviews with those inside and outside of wrestling, and investigative results, this authoritative analysis provides an uncompromising look at the price athletes pay in this rough-and-tumble world. Irvin Muchnick is the author of Wrestling Babylon and the coauthor of Benoit. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Penthouse, and the Village Voice. He is the nephew of legendary wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick. He lives in Berkeley, California. Also available:SPORTS/TRUE CRIME, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 30 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

Rope OperaHow WCW Killed Vince RussoVince Russo Co-op available Highlighting the athlete renowned as the savior of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and the man who destroyed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), this behind-the-scenes autobiography documents the astonishing career of Vince Russo. Chronicling the rise, fall, and eventual rebirth of professional wrestling, this engrossing account answers questions such as How did Vince McMahon win the war between the WWF and WCW? What was Eric Bischoff really like? and Why did Hulk Hogan threaten lawsuits? Penned by a winner of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, this memoir details the authors historic face-off with Hulk Hogan in Daytona Beach as well as the legendary Monday Night Wars. Exploring the inner workings of the sports most turbulent era, this memoir speaks from the center of the maelstrom, delivering a fresh and informed perspective on the current pro-wrestling scene. From the death of WCW to the rise of Total Nonstop Action Wrestlingthe worlds fastest-growing and most cutting-edge wrestling promotionthis remarkable narrative demonstrates how a grown man can find peace within the insanity of the squared circle. Vince Russo is a Christian minister. He was the editor of WWF Magazine, the head of the WCWs creative department, and the creative force behind the National Wrestling Alliances Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion. He is the author of Forgiven. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado.SPORTS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.25 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781550229028RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS NOVEMBER

Wrestling Babylon 9781550227611 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228687RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS FEBRUARY

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An unconventional view of this hands-on sport

A view of the steroids subculture from the inside

Slam! WrestlingShocking Stories from the Squared CircleEdited by Greg Oliver and Jon Waldman Co-op available From the celebration of WrestleMania XVIII in Toronto to the tragic death of Owen Hart, this collection features highlights from SLAM! Wrestlings 12-year history. Interviews with Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, The Rock Dwayne Johnson, and Trish Stratus seamlessly mesh with stories about the World Wrestling Entertainment megalith and the independent leagues that dot the North American landscape while striking photographs tell a visual tale. Founded by journalists yearning to break free from traditional sports coverage, the SLAM! Wrestling website has been a haven for fans and an inspiration to the internet wrestling community; behind-the-scenes information on the sites staff and insight into its ever-growing popularity is also included. Greg Oliver is the cofounder of SLAM!, a website dedicated to professional wrestling in North America. He is the author of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians and coauthor of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels and The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. He lives in Toronto, Also available: Ontario. Jon Waldman is a veteran SLAM! staffer. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.SPORTS, 380 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 24 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $20.95)

Generation STales for a Steroid CultureAnthony RobertsNot seeking any diplomatic offices in the field of anabolic steroids, Roberts doesnt pull any punches. He is one of the most knowledgeable men in the world on this issue and has provided a fascinating read. Randy Roach, author, Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors Co-op available Providing a first-person perspective on the multibillion-dollar steroids industry, this narrative examines the factors that have placed it daily in the mainstream news headlines. From the doctors hired to attack steroid use, only to turn around and become advocates for the drugs within the industry, to education and misinformation about steroids, the history and evolution of the drugs are captured here from the vantage point of an insider who knows everything and everyone in the black market and underground. His voice comes straight from the middle of the controversyfrom his own use of the drugs, his relationships with steroid-pushing websites, and his ongoing research into government interventions and the legal and illicit sides of the medical system. Anthony Roberts is a trainer and consultant for athletes at all levels of competition. He has been researching anabolic steroids for more than a decade and is the author of Anabolic Steroids: Ultimate Research Guide.SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781550228847RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781550228854RIGHTS: US & CANADA

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams 9781550226836 $18.95 (CAN $22.95)

ECW PRESS OCTOBER

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Stories from boxings last golden age

Four KingsLeonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of BoxingGeorge KimballBoxings last golden age gets the book it deserves. Kimballs breezy, detail-packed book . . . provides vivid, knowledgeable accounts of the action. He also draws clear, colorful portraits of four fighters whose styles in and out of the ring were so markedly different and shows how interwoven their lives became. Richard OBrien, Sports Illustrated Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131626) Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hit Man Hearns, and Roberto Duran all formed the pantheon of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980sbefore the pay-per-view model, when prize fights were telecast on network television and still captured the nations attention. Championship bouts during this era were replete with revenge and fury, often pitting one of these storied fighters against another. From training camps to locker rooms, veteran sports journalist George Kimball was there to cover every body shot, uppercut, and TKO. Inside stories, including recent interviews of each of the boxers, are full of drama, sacrifice, fear, and pain, resulting in a fast-paced, blow-by-blow account of four extraordinary adversaries and a remarkable boxing epoch. George Kimball was a sports columnist for the Boston Herald for 25 years and was awarded the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism in 1985 from the Boxing Writers Association of America. He is the author of Only Skin Deep and Sundays Fools. He lives in New York City.SPORTS/HISTORY, 352 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

A behind-the-scenes analysis of Jamaican athletic achievements

Jamaican AthleticsA Model for 2012 Olympics and the WorldPatrick Robinson Co-op available Celebrating an area of excellence in Jamaica that deservedly brings pride to every Jamaican, this book illuminates the countrys highquality performances in global athletics throughout the past 60 years. Seeking to isolate the environment in which athletic excellence thrives, this guide asserts that Jamaicas athletic achievements can be attributed to a rich legacy and history of sport; the spirit that Jamaica is known for; the immense athletic talent that abounds in the country; and, most importantly, the systemic and structural features that underpin the athletic training programs. Jamaica has frequently placed between third and 10th in athletics at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships; at the Beijing Olympics, from a field of 205 countries, Jamaica placed third in track-and-field athletics, and this book offers an explanation and analysis of the Jamaican athletic system. Praising the quality of the coaching and the intensity of training regimens, it is suggested that the Jamaican product is a model for the worldparticularly for developing countries in time for the 2012 Olympicsbecause it illustrates how success in athletics can be achieved at the global level with relatively few resources. Patrick Robinson is a former employee of the Jamaican government legal service. A specialist in international law commission and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, he was made a commander of the order of distinction by the government of Jamaica for services in international law.SPORTS/EDUCATION, 152 PAGES, 10.25 X 8.5 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781590132388RIGHTS: US & CANADA MCBOOKS PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781906413293RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS/BLACKAMBER SEPTEMBER

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A comprehensive guide for trainer and horse communication

The step-by-step guide to the Downunder Horsemanship training method

Beyond a WhisperTrain with a New Language for Better Horse BehaviorRyan Gingerich and Ami HendricksonObjective and effective, this step-by-step guidebook provides the tools to develop a means of clear communication between trainer and horse. Not only does this resource illustrate how to evaluate a behaviorally challenged horse, it also develops a training plan specifically designed for the problem animal. By explaining the simple but powerful forces that drive horses, this remarkable handbook instructs how to cue horses so that they instantly understand and respond accordingly. Trainers and horses will benefit with this consistent and logical plan, which discusses assessment, the rehab process, and training. Ryan Gingerich is a professional horse trainer and the creator of Connective Horsemanship, which applies scientific research into horse behavior. His method crosses all disciplines and is used at his National Equine Behavior Center to rehabilitate every breed of horse. He lives in Moscow Mills, Missouri. Ami Hendrickson is an author, a screenwriter, a writing consultant, and a horse owner. She is the founder of Muse Ink, which provides writing and marketing resources to writers. She lives in Coloma, Michigan.HORSES/SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Lessons Well LearnedWhy My Method Works for Any HorseClinton Anderson and Melinda KaitcerDelivers just what the clinician promises in his prefacereal solutions for real riders with real problems. Western Horseman magazine on Clinton Andersons Downunder Horsemanship Authors previous book sold more than 60,000 copies Through personal insights and dynamic color photographs, this engaging handbook examines the unparalleled effectiveness of the Downunder Horsemanship method of horse training. Influenced by lessons learned from the horses themselves, this guide explains how the training process developed and entertains as it educates. Written in basic, practical language, this manual clearly demonstrates how to apply the knowledge to everyday equestrian activities and shows how Downunder Horsemanship works for any horse. Clinton Anderson is the author of Clinton Andersons Downunder Horsemanship and the first horse trainer to launch a made-for-TV weekly training program broadcast on satellite television. He is the owner of a training facility and the winner of both the 2003 and 2005 Road to the Horse competition. He lives in Stephensville, Texas. Melinda Kaitcer is a writer and horse owner who benefited from Andersons horse training method. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.HORSES/SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 8 X 9.25 75 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764295RIGHTS: WORLD TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS MARCH

ISBN: 9781570764356RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS OCTOBER

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Why a trustful and engaged horse is the best performer

The foremost reference for one of the most popular horse events in North America

Connect with Your Horse from the Ground UpTransform the Way You See, Feel, and Ride with a Whole New Kind of GroundworkPeggy Cummings and Bobbie LiebermanIntroducing a new approach to specialized groundwork for horse training, this guide provides more than two dozen exercises to help horses and their handlers find a reciprocal connection on the ground before the rider takes a position in the saddle. These exercisesdone both standing still and in motionare shown to drastically change the way a rider sees and feels about the horse, and immediately improve how the horse moves, responds, and works. Aspiring to the ideals of lightness and ease promoted by top riding instructors and classical texts, the exercises found in this manual help handlers achieve the goals of discipline and joy that they have for their horsesleaving behind the mechanical, stiff movements that inhibit horses from expressing their innate curiosity, trust, and freedom of motion. Peggy Cummings is the author of Connected Riding. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington. Bobbie Lieberman is an award-winning writer and journalist, the former senior editor of EQUUS magazine, the editor and publisher of Modern Horse Breeding, and coauthor of Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training. She lives in Amado, Arizona.SPORTS/ANIMALS, 240 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 225 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Rookie ReinerHow to Survive and Thrive in the Show PenHeather CookDemystifying one of the worlds most exciting and fastest-growing equestrian sports, this thorough guide is an essential asset to competitors new to horse reining competition. In addition to explanations of basic maneuvers and patterns, the manual includes the history of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and information about how judges are trained and score performances. A competition diary offers a variety of suggestions for setting goals, a table for tracking earnings, a calendar for scheduling events, and some important contact information for NRHA and its international affiliates. Answering questions such as Does the riders body position affect the score? How early should children start reining? and What are the Rookie Days? this comprehensive guide discusses a wide range of topics, from selecting a trainer or coach and equipment to being the best possible athlete and a riders first show. With lessons gleaned from successful competitors as well as tips from amateur coaches and top trainerssuch as Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheonthis ultimate resource offers all the insights needed to slide into the winners circle. Heather Cook is an editorial team member for The Western Horse Review, a monthly columnist for The Quarter Horse News, and an international reining correspondent for PhelpsSports.com. She has been published several times in The Reiner, the official publication of the National Reining Horse Association. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.SPORTS/ANIMALS, 240 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781570764226RIGHTS: WORLD TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781570764141RIGHTS: WORLD TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS NOVEMBER

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A visually enticing guidebook to performance horses

Donkeys do not think, behave, or eat like horses

Gallop to FreedomExperience the Joy of Training Horses with the Founding Stars of CavaliaFrdric Pignon and Magali DelgadoIn a delightful series of conversations, this copiously illustrated handbook demonstrates how to read horse behavior as well as how to develop a better partnership with horses. Balancing friendship and leadership, this guidebook presents the tools to appreciate horses in either a casual or performance environment. Written by two of the equine artists from Cavalia, an equestrianthemed show, this dynamic book features the authors own horses as well as other strikingly beautiful horses with whom they have performed. A visual and educational treat for equine lovers, this resource opens the gates of communication between horses and their owners. Frdric Pignon is an equine performer and the owner of his own stable. He and his wife Magali Delgado worked with Norman Latourelle, the pioneer of the Cirque du Soleil, in the multimedia spectacle Cavalia. Magali Delgado trained under master horsemen Jose Ataide and Carlos Pinto and is a state-certified dressage instructor. She furthered her competitive dressage career through the upper levels representing France and performing in shows such as Cavalia and Passion Cheval.ANIMALS, 160 PAGES, 9 X 9.5 75 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

DonkeysA Veterinary Guide for Owners and BreedersStephen Purdy, DVMAddressing a common misconception, this handbook explains that donkeys are not horses and that the two kinds of animals are genetically and anatomically quite different. Carefully laying out the special physiological and environmental needs of donkeys, the book educates owners, would-be owners, and breeders about how best to care for their charges while also providing clear technical information on donkey anatomy and behavior, diseases, breeding, and general husbandry. Written with affection for donkeys and their antics, the book goes a long way toward preventing common and sometimes dire mistakes in caring for these interesting animals. Stephen Purdy, DVM, is a professor of veterinary education and the director of the Camelid Reproduction Center at the University of MassachusettsAmherst, where he specializes in practical research and educational projects to improve farm-animal health. He lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.ANIMALS, 176 PAGES, 7.5 X 10 125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764189RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781570764202RIGHTS: US & CANADA TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS OCTOBER

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New TitlesCharming dog tales to amuse and inspire

Good Dogs Doing GoodLives Transformed by Mans Best FriendEdited by The Healing ProjectFilled with heartwarming stories of loveable dogs helping their masters cope with life-threatening diseases or chronic illnesses, this moving collection will comfort and encourage readers to face their own challenges. The courage, loyalty, love, and determination of these canine companions is faithfully documented in each touching story. From rambunctious pups whose antics have yanked down the curtain of depression and let the sun shine into their owners lives to loyal and resourceful dogs who have become vital aids in their owners struggles with chronic or lifethreatening diseases, these stories are rich with the drama, humor, and pathos that have earned the humble dog the beloved status of mans best friend. The Healing Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 that is dedicated to creating a community of support for those challenged with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. They produce numerous books in the Voices Of series, including Voices of Alcoholism, Voices of Autism, Voices of Breast Cancer, and Voices of Lung Cancer.ANIMALS/INSPIRATIONAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781934184097RIGHTS: WORLD LACHANCE PUBLISHING LLC DECEMBER

Excerpt: The worst of it came on the morning I lapsed into a temporary diabetic state due to the high dosage of steroids I was taking for my serious liver ailment. As the doctors detailed the many times a day I would need to test my blood sugar and where I should give myself insulin shots, my heart sank and I lowered my head into my hands. How much more difficult could life get? I wandered toward an upstairs bathroom, too lost in my worries to even notice Lola wagging her tail and watching me pass. She followed me upstairs and waited outside the bathroom door as I sat on the floor and cried. I could hear her pacing back and forth in the hall. Then, suddenly, I heard a thump against the door. Another thump. Then another. I opened the door to see that Lola had collected all of her toys and tossed them at the door! There she was, giving me a quizzical look before taking a toy in her mouth and shaking it furiously. When this failed to cheer me up, she flipped onto her back, kicked her paws into the air and let out a series of playful yelps. I smiled, hoping to appease her, but Lola seemed to know I needed more serious distraction. She sprinted around the room a few times before landing at my feet with an expression that absolutely demanded I pick her up. So I gathered her in my arms, and she began to kiss me until I was laughing through my tears. From then on, each time the phone rang Lola acted preemptively, dashing off to collect toys and then rushing to pile them at my feet, sensing I might need some cheering up. Perhaps playing with Lola and her toys was the antidote Id needed all along. I certainly felt better when presented with every one of her stuffed animals. Or maybe Lola knew all along that Id be okay if I drew from her deep, deep well of undiluted optimism.

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A moving memoir of the doghuntsman relationship

Creating good rapport between parrot and owner

The LineA Hunters Passion for Breeding DogsWilliam A. Urseth Co-op available Advertising in Shorthair Journal and with the American Kennel Club Striking a perfect point, flushing grouse for hours, and retrieving perfectly to hand, two German shorthaired pointer dogs named Jger and Cent are at the heart of this huntsmans memoir. After hiring an expert to find the best of this breed in the world, William Urseth created The Linegenerations of dogs that not only won countless tournaments but also created countless highs and heartbreaks in their lifetimes of bird hunting and spending days in the field. Centering on stories about the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, the kennel and dogs there, and the hunts in the northern Midwest of the U.S., these dog tales comprise an entertaining and touching look at the German shorthaired pointer breed and one mans relationship with it. William A. Urseth is the author of Death Spiral, the editor in chief of Menz Tournament Hunter magazine in the U.S. and Menz magazine in Canada, and the host of the latter magazines Where the Adventure Never Ends radio show in eastern Canada. He has been a recurring host on Trevor Gowdys television program In the Hunt, and he is the cohost of Quest for the One, an Outdoor Life Network television show. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.PETS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

Why Does My Parrot . . . ?Second editionRosemary LowWhen you are buying your new bird and its cage and toys, make sure this book is part of your purchases. It will save a lot of headaches at a later date, and you will love reading it. Cage & Aviary Birds Parrot authority Rosemary Low seeks to prevent many common problems owners have . . . The A-to-Z format makes it an easy reference tool. Bird Talk Parrots are sensitive creatures whose intelligence is often grossly underrated and, as a result, frequently exhibit behavior that is misunderstood by their owners. This reference guide to owning a parrot answers questions about problems and tensions between these feathered creatures and their owners. The basic elements of parrot psychology are explained, as are environmental factors that can cause biting, screaming, and feather plucking. Case studies of specific relationships are used to illustrate both good and bad examples of the pet/owner relationship. Rosemary Low is the author of The Parrot Companion and has answered readers queries in Cage & Aviary Birds and PsittaScene (the magazine of the World Parrot Trust) for more than 25 years.PETS/ANIMALS, 208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 36 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780285638402 (REPLACES 9780285635708)RIGHTS: US, CANADA & PHILIPPINES SOUVENIR PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781550229035RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS FEBRUARY

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A hauntingly beautiful photographic trek through the Himalayas

Himalayan PortfoliosJourneys of the ImaginationPhotographs by Kenneth Hanson Includes a foreword by Greg Mortenson, author of the international bestseller Three Cups of Tea, and an introduction by mountaineer Doug Chabot Features an 11 x 46 panoramic foldout of the Biafo Glacier, part of the worlds longest glacial system outside of the polar regions Dramatically immortalizing the breathtaking beauty and remote wilderness of one of the planets last untamed frontiers, this intriguing photographic exploration of near inaccessible landscape and culture illuminates the starkly beautiful but often inhospitable Himalayan regions. Religiously documented over a 20-year period, these glorious, panoramic black-and-white imagesincluding one breathtaking, 48-inch panoramaare the remarkable result of a dedicated and passionate fascination with the history and vistas of the Himalayas. Complemented by trekking maps of mountains, glaciers, and riversfrom the peaks of Kashmir, the Hidden Realm, and the Great Cleft of the Kali Gandaki to mighty Mount Everest in Tibet and Nepaland accompanied by scholarly essays penned with scientific, geological, and spiritual analysis of the region, this stunning visual journey illustrates the Himalayas as an enduring emblem of mans ultimate challenge in nature. Kenneth Hanson is a writer, an exhibiting artist, and an extreme-climates landscape photographer. He is a former senior research biochemist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. He lives in Orange, Connecticut.PHOTOGRAPHY/NATURE, 190 PAGES, 13.5 X 11 109 B & W PHOTOS, 2 DIAGRAMS, 12 MAPS CLOTH, $85.00 (CAN $93.95)

ISBN: 9780979059704RIGHTS: WORLD FIELDS PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

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How to create flattering portraits of newly married women

Turning clients into cover girls, from start to finish

500 Poses for Photographing BridesA Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital Wedding PhotographersMichelle Perkins $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (February) Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Containing numerous contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual concerning wedding portraits explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photographone that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, legs, or torsoin different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths. Since posing is the second most challenging aspect of photography and with the added complications of a weddingfrom the brides personal style to her figure and gownit can be very easy for a photographer to make a wrong turn. This perceptive reference provides the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Michelle Perkins is a writer, a photographer, and a digital imaging specialist. Her work has appeared in After Capture, PC Photo, and Rangefinder. She is the author of numerous photography books, including 500 Poses for Photographing Women, Professional Portrait Lighting, and Professional Portrait Posing, and is the coauthor of The Illustrated Dictionary of Photography. She lives in Buffalo, New York.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 500 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Extreme Makeover Techniques for Digital Glamour PhotographyJerry D. and Bill Hurter $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (January) Spotlighting a unique service that provides a competitive edge to any professional photographer, this thorough handbook teaches all of the essential skills for creating glamorous portraits. Stressing the importance of facilitating a stronger, healthier sense of self-admiration, tips are provided for emphasizing the subjects desirable features and downplaying perceived flaws. Offering breakthrough techniques for applying highlight and shadow, corrective posing, camera tricks, and digital enhancements, this superbly illustrated guide also provides 17 makeover sample sessions. Each case documents an untouched starting photo and analyzes desired goals, followed by detailed discussions and step-by-step demonstrations of the varied techniques used for addressing problem areas and creating a masterful image, including an array of Photoshop time-saving tips and shortcuts. Each final portrait is coupled with a statement from the subjecta touching testimony on the positive personal effects of their session. Jerry D. is an award-winning professional portrait photographer, a licensed cosmetologist, a hairdresser, and a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He lives in Upland, California. Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder magazine and the author of more than a dozen instruction books for professional photographers, including The Best of Portrait Photography and Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography. He lives in West Covina, California.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282723RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781584282686RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. DECEMBER

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The perfect introduction to a growing segment of the portrait photography market

How to perfectly capture two of the most popular religious events

Mother and Child PortraitsTechniques for Professional Digital PhotographersNorman Phillips $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (February) Authors previous books sold more than 45,000 copies Examining a style of photography that has become increasingly popular with families, this in-depth analysis explores the most important aspects of mother and child portraiture. Summarizing advice from seasoned professionals, this helpful reference demonstrates how to create the right environment for the shoot as well as carefully select the best props, backgrounds, and lighting for mother and child while allowing them to interact naturally. Starting with mothers and newborns, this survey works its way up through toddlers to elementary and middle schoolers and concludes with teenagers. A vastly diverse collection of images that express each photographers concept of what mother and child represent is also included. Filled with inspiring examples and no-nonsense techniques, this extensive overview also covers photographing moms with groups of children and extended sessions that offer potentially greater sales volume. Norman Phillips is a master photographer who is the recipient of more than 150 awards. He has contributed to Master Photographer, Professional Image Maker, and Rangefinder, and is the author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography and Wedding and Portrait Photographers Legal Handbook. He lives in Highland Park, Illinois.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 250 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Professional Digital Techniques for Photographing Bar and Bat MitzvahsStan Turkel $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (January) Highlighting two of the most recognized and attended Jewish occasions, this exploration details all of the vital elements for bar and bat mitzvah photographers. From the synagogue and party to the family portraits, this meticulous study covers the best lighting and posing techniques for the most important shots of the day, providing the background photographers need to beautifully document each event. In addition to the photographic aspect, this exhaustive overview also features marketing guidelines, outlining where to advertise, what packages sell best, and how to identify and communicate with key contacts in the field. A section of frequently asked questions as well as a glossary of Jewish words and terms are also included. Stan Turkel is a professional photographer who has photographed hundreds of mitzvahs. He is the author of Photographing Jewish Weddings. He lives in Pikesville, Maryland.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 140 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

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ISBN: 9781584282709RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. JANUARY

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Photographing Jewish Weddings 9781584282549 $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

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Portrait photography from start to finish whether indoors or out

Capturing the human form in pictures for business and art

Portrait Lighting Made SimpleA Guide for Digital PhotographersStephen Dantzig $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (November) The fundamentals of exposure and the essentials of lighting are explored in this photography reference that uses progressive images from portrait sessions as its basis of explanation. Starting with how light is perceived differently by the camera than the human eye, this resource clarifies the more complicated laws that govern light, breaking the rules down with clear, effective examples. Various light sources are investigatedfrom simple sunlight to advanced professional and studio systemsas well as the types of lighting units used at different times during the sessions. By adding or modifying one light at a time, a sequence of images shows how the desired effect was achieved, offering photographers step-by-step troubleshooting tips. Concise text paired with photo examples offer any portrait photographer the techniques needed to create perfectly lit images. Stephen Dantzig is a nationally renowned lighting expert and the author of Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography for Digital Photographers, Mastering Lighting Techniques for Outdoor Location Digital Portrait Photography, and Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers. He is a frequent contributor to Rangefinder magazine, and his articles have appeared in Professional Photographer Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, and Studio Photography and Design. He teaches and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 190 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

The Beginners Guide to Photographing NudesTechniques for Digital PhotographyPeter Bilous $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (October) Teaching beginners how to enter into the field of professional nude photography, this guide discusses a wide-range of topics from concept through the actual shoots to editing and review. Approached systematically, the easy flow of steps provide invaluable insight into determining artistic versus commercial imagery, finding models who suit the works goal, techniques for working with models, selecting the appropriate environment and lighting, maintaining direction and a quick pace during a session, and processing the images and experiences. Also included is information on creating a website, designing a portfolio, and preparing for gallery presentation. The ideas and direction expressed in this volume are designed as a starting point for even greater artistic expression or commercial success with photographing nudes. Peter Bilous is a commercial and artistic photographer. His work is a permanent part of the Elizabeth Collection at Artisan Works and has exhibited pieces at Image City Gallery, Kodak Parks main lobby, and the VARGA Gallery. His images have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Nude. He lives in Rochester, New York.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 170 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282631RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781584282655RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. NOVEMBER

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Succeed in taking photos for paying clients

An A to Z on self-employment for photographers

Commercial Photography HandbookBusiness Techniques for Professional Digital PhotographersKirk Tuck $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (September) Targeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike, this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behavior. Armed with this information, commercial photographers who are developing or expanding their businesses will know how to evolve and grow during periods of both prosperity and recession. Kirk Tuck is an award-winning advertising photographer whose clients include Dell, Elle magazine, IBM, Motorola, Pharmaco, and Time Warner. He is the author of Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography. He lives in Austin, Texas.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Freelance Photographers HandbookSuccess in Professional Digital Photography Second editionCliff Hollenbeck and Nancy Hollenbeck $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder magazine (November) Providing useful strategies for becoming a freelance photographer and building a successful business, this in-depth manual offers a complete overview of the professionfrom perfecting the art form to project management. Demonstrating important points for getting startedcustomer service, marketing, billing, and negotiating pricesthis comprehensive guide also delves into important matters of law, taxes, permits, insurance, and copyrights. Paying special attention to the evolving role of technology in the creation, marketing, and sales of images, this reference provides invaluable advice on digital photo equipment, computers and software, and custom processing. Loaded with entirely new images, this revised edition details a variety of interestssuch as advertising, entertainment, fashion, or traveland presents step-by-step instructions for turning a passion for photography into an exciting, full-time career. Cliff Hollenbeck and Nancy Hollenbeck are one of the leading travel photography and film making teams. Together they own and operate Hot Shot Productions and Hollenbeck Photographya flourishing film business and a still photography company. They are the coauthors of Great Travel Photography, Make-up Techniques for Photography, and Portrait of Hawaii. They live in Seattle.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 140 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282600RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781584282662 (REPLACES 9780936262819)RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. NOVEMBER

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Marrying photography and design to create lifelong memories

Capture spectacular matrimonies with a discerning, insightful eye

Fantastic underwater shots without breaking the bank

Creative Wedding Album Design with Adobe PhotoshopStep-by-Step Techniques for Professional Digital PhotographersMark Chen $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (September) Pairing photographic creativity with digitalmanipulation techniques, this unique manual teaches the use of Photoshop to design artful, distinctive, and compelling wedding albums. Showing that the artistic process need not stop at the click of the shutter, the steps for album creation are detailed reviewing the images, forming a story line, and conveying the tale through welldesigned montages. Offering 10 projects with varying levels of complexity and covering diverse skill sets, step-by-step techniques are demonstrated with detailed screen shots, and a companion website features downloadable practice files for easy review. Mark Chen is a professional photographer and teaches Photoshop at Houston Baptist University. He lives in Houston.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

The Best of Wedding The Beginners Guide Photojournalism to Underwater Techniques and Images for Digital PhotographyProfessional Digital Photographers Second editionBill Hurter $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (March) Authors previous books sold more than 150,000 copies In contrast to a traditional wedding photographer, a wedding photojournalist works unobtrusively to capture the real life flavor of the special event as it unfolds, and this guidebook addresses the unique challenges and specific preparations required to excel in this field. Calling upon the best and brightest photojournalists to share their images and insights, this updated edition reveals the secrets for capturing all the breathtaking exchanges between the personalities, so that the photographs tell a story rich in detail. Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder and the author of numerous photography books, including The Best of Wedding Photography. He lives in West Covina, California.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Larry Gates $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (March) Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehandboth for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Larry Gates is an underwater photography instructor and has been featured in Florida Scuba News, Skin Diver, and Water Line. He lives in Key Largo, Florida.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 160 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282617RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781584282730 (REPLACES 9781584281221)RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. MARCH

ISBN: 9781584282747RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. MARCH

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Capturing remarkable images of the kids that rule the school

Master the skills needed to control light effectively

Maximize commercial photography skillsand profit

Jeff Smiths Senior Studio Lighting Portrait Photography Techniques for Handbook PhotographyA Guide for Professional Digital PhotographersJeff Smith $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (December) With detailed, informative instructions for capturing personable and memorable yearbook photos, this reference presents stepby-step demonstrations on advertising, talking to clients, producing outstanding images, and finalizing a sale. Noting the delicate balance of pleasing parents and teens alike, this resource combines a wealth of lighting and posing techniques with tips for analyzing the subject, choosing which features to accent and which to downplay, and creating alluring, fashionable looks that the whole family can appreciate. Jeff Smith is the author of Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography and Posing for Portrait Photography. He lives in Fresno, California.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 130 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Professional Commercial PhotographyTechniques and Images from Master Digital PhotographersLou Jacobs Jr. $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (January) Part of the Pro Photo Workshop series Presenting ideas and commentary as well as photographs, this collection offers new photographers revelations and wisdom from professionals and informs them how to achieve commercial success. With a section focusing on each area of expertise, this reference furnishes those new to the business with a wide variety of information about each specialty. Tips for selecting the most effective equipment and business-savvy know-how, this a comprehensive reference for being both behind and in front of the lens. Lou Jacobs Jr. is the author of Photographers Lighting Handbook and Studio Lighting. He lives in Cathedral City, California.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 160 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital PhotographersChristopher Grey $20,000 marketing budget Advertising in Rangefinder (October) Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Through lengthy image sequences, this invaluable examination takes the guesswork out of lighting and presents the most essential principles for photo shoots, including different finishes for reflective surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of fine-tuning placement and setting, this detailed guidebook enables photographers to maximize productivity on any shoot. Christopher Grey is the author of Creative Techniques for Nude Photography and Photographers Guide to Polaroid Transfer. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 300 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282679RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781584282716RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781584282693RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMHERST MEDIA, INC. JANUARY

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A must-have floral guidebook gets a handsome makeover

Expert advice for safe and effective chainsaw use

Great Book of Floral PatternsThe Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters Second editionLora S. Irish Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Holiday, Spring) and Woodcarving Illustrated (Fall, Holiday) Authors previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies With the addition of more than 30 beautiful flower designs, the updated edition of this all-in-one resource features expertly drawn patterns for hundreds of flowers. From poppies and peonies to daffodils and daisies, these realistic and stylized floral designs are perfect for craft projects in any media, from painting, quilting, and scrap booking to intarsia, woodcarving, and stained glass. Crafters benefit from full-color photos of finished works in a variety of settings, scenes, themes, and backgrounds that reveal the versatility of floral patterns, inspiring every artist to create their own masterpiece. Each design includes a line drawing for easy transfer and a shaded variety to illustrate depth and shadow. These attractive designs are great for beginners or experienced crafters alike. Lora S. Irish is an artist who runs an internet carving studio with her husband at www.carvingpatterns.com. She is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Wood Carving Illustrated and the author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Fairy Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Great Book of Woodburning, Modern Tribal Tattoo Designs, and Wood Spirits and Green Men. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Homeowners Complete Guide to the ChainsawA Chainsaw Pro Shows You How to Safely and Confidently Handle Everything from Trimming Branches and Felling Trees to Splitting and Stacking WoodBrian J. Ruth and Jen RuthTaking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of everyday yardworkers. With step-by-step color photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operationssuch as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumberare tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance. With an additional section devoted to chainsaw types, potential buyers can also assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets their needs. Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information and identifies the parts of a chainsaw and how each functions. Brian J. Ruth is the owner of Masters of the Chainsaw, a talent agency with offices in the United States and Japan that has placed more than 60 professional performance chainsaw artists at more than 1,200 events worldwide. He is a former tree surgeon and has been featured on the CBS Early Morning Show and ESPNs Play of the Week. He lives in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.WOODWORKING, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 300 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565233560RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781565234475 (REPLACES 9781565232402)RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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New TitlesCelebrating the individual, creative spirit of todays elite box crafters

New Masters of the Wooden BoxExpanding the Boundaries of Box-MakingOscar P. FitzgeraldIn this beautiful, wide-format soft cover, Oscar Fitzgerald does an admirable job of describing each makers importance to the movement. Fine Woodworking on Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery In all, this is a cant miss text for any collector of American studio furniture. American Style Magazine on Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery Advertising in Woodworkers Journal Featuring some of todays best woodworkers and artisans such as Michael Hosaluk, Steven Kennard, Richard Raffin, Jacques Vesery, Bonnie Klein, and Hans Weissflogthis craftsmens companion celebrates these modern masters and others who have taken box-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. The artist profiles include full-color, studio-quality photographs of their work along with essays that illustrate their design ideas and objectives. In addition, this collection also offers an in-depth introduction detailing the recent history of the wooden box in woodworking and its place in contemporary crafts and instrumental pieces, such as jewelry boxes, desk boxes, reliquaries, and keepsakes. Oscar P. Fitzgerald is the former director of the Navy Museum in Washington, DC, and currently works as a historian and a teacher with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is the author of Four Centuries of American Furniture and Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery and the 2004 recipient of the prestigious James Renwick Research Fellowship. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781565233928RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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An assemblage of easy-to-master lessons simplify a popular woodcraft

A master carver shares the secrets for realistic birds and beasts

Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners20 Skill-Building Lessons for Creating Beautiful Wood MosaicsKathy Wise Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Fall, Holiday, Spring) Although intarsiathe assembly of various woods into a unified mosaic pieceis often perceived as a challenging, unapproachable woodcraft, this guidebook rejects that notion by describing the small, achievable steps, thereby offering crafters an easy entrypoint into this rewarding art form. Following a progression, this resource starts simply, teaching how to cut basic shapes and introducing sanding concepts, and then leads to more advanced skills, such as stack cutting and finishing techniques that add shading and grain to the mosaic masterpiece. Each step is organized into 17 total mini-lessons, including practice exercises and a final stepby-step guided project. Five additional patterns for each skill level round out the chapters for a total of 20 patterns. Kathy Wise has been sculpting animals for the gift trade for more than 25 years. She is the author of Intarsia Woodworking Projects and has been featured in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated. She lives in Emmitt, Michigan.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Wildlife Carving in ReliefCarving Techniques and Patterns Second editionLora S. Irish Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated Authors previous books have sold more than 130,000 copies Within the pages of this convenient source, woodworkers will learn the art of relief carving, which gives the illusion of depth, through projects on wild creatures. An in-depth introduction teaches novice carvers basic techniques, such as choosing wood and transferring a pattern while intermediate and experienced carvers will appreciate a section devoted to advanced techniques, such as undercutting for depth and creating free-floating areas within a carving. Step-by-step line drawings are included for each project, with shaded patterns illustrating depth and shadow. Genre-specific techniques for wildlife creatures are given exclusive study in this resource and include difficult detailing elements such as creating facial features, and texturing fur, hair, and feathers. More than 60 patterns, including 15 new projects for creating fighting buck, mule deer, elk, and fish, will provide skilled hands with many new challenges. Additionally, woodcarvers will learn how to add finishing details to their projects with woodburning, Danish oil, and paint. Lora S. Irish is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated and the author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Fairy Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Great Book of Woodburning, and Wood Spirits and Green Men. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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ISBN: 9781565234482 (REPLACES 9781565231368)RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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Charming keepsakes from the 19th and 20th centuries

How to make eco-friendly, innovative playthings

Turning Vintage ToysChris ReidTo the delight of children and grandchildren, this handy guidebook offers an assortment of vintage wooden toy projects that hearken to bygone eras. Drawing primarily from Victorian and Edwardian eras, each wonderful toy project offers step-by-step instructions, cutting lists, wood recommendations, and techniques such as jigmaking and turning spheres and cylinders. In these 15 projects, crafters will find age-appropriate toys for toddlers to teens, including a diabalo for juggling, a yo-yo, toy soldiers and mice, colorful stacking discs, spinning tops, and bowling pins. More skilled toymakers will enjoy the challenge of crafting a kaleidoscope and a walking cow. Variations for each project allow crafters to personalize each toy, and a brief history of how and where the toy was used provides added value and interest. Chris Reid is a trained engineer and has been turning wood for more than 50 years.WOODWORKING, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly28 Projects from the Toy Inventors WorkshopBob Gilsdorf Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated Inventive and unique, this dynamic collection of woodworking projects teaches the basic skills needed to make exciting, actionpacked toys. From rapid-fire nickel launchers and ball-and-socket robots to a monkey-toss gumball machine, each project includes a color photograph, a tools and materials list, a full diagram, woodworking plans, and instructions for using the finished product. Covering all the methods necessary for creationselecting wood, drilling and shaping, making wheels and axles, and decorationthese constructions are simple enough for children and parents to complete together, all in an afternoons time. Bob Gilsdorf is a third-generation woodworker who is active in the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Young Life organizations. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 224 PAGES, 8 X 8 450 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 75 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234512RIGHTS: WORLD X UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781565233942RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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An inspiring source for those who seek sweet music

Original patterns, tool reviews, and more from the worlds best scrollers

Violin MakingAn Illustrated Guide for the Amateur Second editionBruce Ossman Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies Utilizing fewer tools and expressing a get-it-done attitude, this useful manual makes the violin-making process easy for the everyday crafter. Using step-by-step instructions and hundreds of detailed drawings and color photographs, the obscure language and unfamiliar techniques of instrument-making are given a populist overhaul in this newly revised and expanded resource. Requiring only basic tools and everyday woods, aspiring luthiers can begin each new project with full-size component cutouts, which are included for each instrument piece. An inspiring fullcolor gallery of violins made by other amateur crafters is also included. From cutting and shaping each piece to assembly and performance, the theory that only elite crafters can make wood instruments is debunked. Bruce Ossman is a retired teacher and a woodcrafter. He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.WOODWORKING, 112 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Big Book of Scroll Saw Projects and TechniquesEditors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Fall, Holiday, Spring) Collecting the most popular projects and useful scrolling techniques, this all-in-one reference is an essential bookend for all scroll saw libraries. While appropriate for all skill levels, new scrollers will benefit from a comprehensive section devoted to basic skills. This section includes articles pulled directly from the pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts on such essential subjects as choosing blades and wood, cutting, pattern placement, sanding, and safety. Beginners get plenty of advice on these basics before moving forward with novice projects, including simple Christmas motifs, a maple-leaf pattern, and a curious cat. Not to be overlooked, a variety of intermediate and advanced patterns and projects are also included, along with the techniques needed to create themsuch as compound cutting for a chess set, fretworking for an intricate Victorian doll bed, intarsia for holiday ornaments, and stack cutting for a classic corner shelf. Seasoned woodworkers will enjoy the chapter committed to using unusual materials such as corian, coins, stained glass, and vellum. Each pattern design is taken from the workshops of todays top designers, including Rick Hutcheson, John Nelson, Gary MacKay, Karen Longabaugh, Sue Mey, Kathy Wise, and Gary Browning. Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts is the leading magazine for wood crafters and scroll saw artists, providing step-by-step projects and original patterns from the worlds best designers.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781565234352 (REPLACES 9781565230910)RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781565234260RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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You cant build a house with just one tool, but you can build a box

New bowl-making techniques for a time-honored craft

A resource for woodworkers seeking divine inspiration

Creating Wooden Boxes on the Scroll SawPatterns and Instructions for Jewelry, Music, and Other Keepsake BoxesEditors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Spring, Summer, Holiday) Uniting form and function without complicated joinery or the need for a shop full of tools, this crafting guide offers step-by-step instructions and patterns for 26 unique, keepsake boxes, made exclusively with the scroll saw. Incorporating popular scrolling techniques like fretwork, segmentation, intarsia, and layering, the projects include a holiday card holder, a desktop organizer, a patriotic flag box, and themed ideas for hikers, patriots, cowboys, and poker players. Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts is the leading magazine for wood crafters and scroll saw artists, providing step-by-step projects and original patterns from the worlds best designers.WOODWORKING, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw33 Useful & Surprisingly Easy-To-Make ProjectsCarole Rothman Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Fall, Holiday, Spring) While wood bowls are commonly made on a lathe, this guided resource offers 33 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw. Each project is organized in a progressive learning format; beginning crafters can start with the most basic starter bowl and gradually work their way toward more elaborate bowlssuch as laminated swag bowls; a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles; a thin, eight-segmented bowl; and an inward curving bowl. Carole Rothman has been refinishing furniture since the late 1960s. Her woodwork has been featured in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and she was a finalist in the 2008 Design Competition. She lives in Somers, New York.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

300 Christian and Inspirational Patterns for Scroll Saw WoodworkingSecond editionTom Zieg Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Summer, Fall, Holiday) Previous edition sold more than 30,000 copies Expressions of faith and love for the Lord abound in this collection of more than 300 unique scroll saw patterns for inspirational and Christian motifs. Perfect for scroll saw artists and applicable for any craft medium, these beautiful designs can be used to make wall plaques, nativity sets, holiday ornaments, gifts, jewelry, paintings, functional objects such as napkin holders, letter openers, and puzzles. The patterns include The Last Supper, Noahs Ark, and more. Tom Zieg is a crafter whose work has appeared in Wood Magazine. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 40 COLOR PHOTOS, 300 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234338RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING JANUARY

ISBN: 9781565234444RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781565234307 (REPLACES 9781565230637)RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

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Add machine power to workshop repertoires

Year-round woodworking projects from a host of experts

A master woodburners tips for beautiful results

Power Carving Manual Chip CarvingTools, Techniques, and 12 AllTime Favorite ProjectsEditors of Woodcarving Illustrated Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated (Spring, Summer) Part of The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated series Featuring 12 projects from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated, crafters will learn all about the various benefits of carving with power tools and how to master this technique. Additional information about power units, hand pieces, carving burs, materials shopping, and maintenance advice, as well as the particular techniques associated with each type of tool is included. Additional lessons are given on detailing more intricate pieces, and each project includes step-by-step instructions and original pattern designs. Woodcarving Illustrated is a leading howto magazine for woodcarvers of all skill levels and has a circulation of more than 65,000 readers.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Expert Techniques and 29 All-Time Favorite ProjectsEditors of Woodcarving Illustrated Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated (Holiday, Spring, Summer) Part of The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated series In this collection of 29 projects, woodworkers of all skill levels are taught several variations of chip carvingthe timeless art of decorating a wood surface by removing chips of wood with short triangular-shaped cutsincluding basic chip carving, line carving, shallow-chip carving, and highly stylized European chip carving. Featuring patterns from a host of preeminent chipcarvers, this handy guidebook includes Christmas ornaments, a beautiful linecarved birdhouse, a handsome chip-carved chess set, and fun chip-carved golf balls with intricate, geometrical designs. Woodcarving Illustrated is a leading howto magazine for woodcarvers of all skill levels and has a circulation of more than 65,000 readers.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Pyrography Workshop with Sue WaltersHawk Portrait: Step-by-Step Woodburning TutorialSue Walters Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Summer, Fall, Holiday) and Woodcarving Illustrated (Summer, Fall, Holiday) Authors previous book sold more than 30,000 copies In this intimate DVD, crafters and hobbyists receive a private lesson on the ancient art form of pyrography from an expert. New woodcrafters will benefit from a 20minute introduction to pyrography that details the tools and wood required to pursue this skill, complemented by a series of 10 lessons that result in the creation of a gorgeous woodburned hawk project. Sue Walters is the author of Pyrography Workbook and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrator.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES 16 PAGES, 5 X 7 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR DVD, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234499RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781565234413RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781565234505RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING DECEMBER

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Step back in history with these extensively researched period pieces

Tips for using hand tools while working with wood

Civil War Woodworking17 Authentic Projects for Woodworkers and ReenactorsA. J. HamlerRanging from fairly easy to moderately difficult, this woodworking manual furnishes accurate reproductions of Civil War-era objects. Historical information about manufacturing and woodworking in the 19th century complements a discussion on standards, offering interested craftspeople all the relevant information to produce authentic replicas in the modern shop. Step-by-step instructions present a variety of projectssuch as an officers field desk, an ammunition box, a folding camp table, a lantern, and a camp chestand a detailed history accompanies each item. With period photographs of the original items as well as modern images of reenactors using the reproductions, this reference will appeal to both the woodworker and history buff. A. J. Hamler is a woodworking editor and writer who has written articles for Handy, Wood Magazine, Woodshop News, Woodwork Magazine, and Woodworkers Journal. He is the editor of The Collins Complete Woodworker, the author of several science fiction novels and short stories, and is a Civil War reenactor. He lives in Williamstown, West Virginia.WOODWORKING/HISTORY, 160 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 217 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and ScrapersJohn EnglishA simple, straightforward shop manual for woodworkers of all skill levels, this reference dispenses with the lore and legend of planes and offers techniques for adding these tools into woodworking regimens. The step-by-step photography and instructions for using bench planes and scrapers comprehensively covers the usage and care of these two types of hand tools. Each chapter represents the practical, relevant facts about different types of planes and scrapers, showing woodworkers how to use these tools to create deep, rich surfaces. John English is a cabinetmaker, a teacher, and the author of The Woodworkers Guide to Sharpening and many articles published in Woodshop News and Woodworkers Business News. He is the former editor of Todays Woodworker and Woodworkers Journal. Currently he designs and builds magazine projects for American Woodworker magazine and runs the Black Hills School of Woodworking. He lives in Spearfish, South Dakota.WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 216 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 300 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933502298RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA LINDEN PUBLISHING FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781933502281RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA LINDEN PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

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The truth behind the methodical killing of a notorious activist

The basis for the critically acclaimed film In the Valley of Elah

The Assassination of Fred HamptonHow the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black PantherJeffrey HaasThe hard truth is that this is a remarkable work. Studs Terkel, author and historian Co-op available Advertising in Booklist, Crisis, In These Times, Macleans, Progressive, and Z Magazine Publication will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Hamptons assassination Uncovering a cold-blooded execution at the hands of a conspiring police force, this engaging account relentlessly pursues the murderers of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Documenting the entire 14year process of bringing the killers to justice, this chronicle also depicts the 18-month court trial in detail. Revealing Hampton himself in a new light, this examination presents him as a dynamic community leader whose dedication to his people and to the truth inspired the young lawyers of the Peoples Law Office. Contending with FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent on hiding a darker plot, this reconstruction relates an inspiring narrative of upholding morality in one mans memory. Jeffrey Haas is an attorney and cofounder of the Peoples Law Office, whose clients have included the Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society, and other community activists. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.TRUE CRIME/AFRICAN AMERICAN, 424 PAGES, 6 X 9 30 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

Murder in Baker CompanyHow Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their OwnCilla McCainThis work has been created with an insightful heart and an activists drive. Paul Haggis, writer/director, Crash, In the Valley of Elah, and Million Dollar Baby Co-op available Advertising in Alternet.org, Mother Jones, Progressive, and Utne Reader Using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records to retrace the key events of the case, this journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Richard Davis provides a disturbing, eye-opening look into the problems of todays military. After surviving tours in Bosnia and Iraq, Davis was mercilessly tortured and ultimately murdered before his remains were set on fire in the woods of Georgia. Four members of his own platoon were arrested for the crime. When one was asked why they set Richard on fire, his answer was both cold and revealing: Because thats the way we got rid of bodies in Iraq. There is no other case on record in which American soldiers have killed one of their own in such a twisted manner. They were home. They were alive. So the only question is, why? This is not only the exploration of the heinous murder of a soldier; it is also a call to action for U.S. citizens to provide support and necessary programs for veteran reentry and reassimilation into U.S. society. Cilla McCain is a writer focusing on social justice issues. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.TRUE CRIME/MILITARY, 312 PAGES, 6 X 9 24 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556527654RIGHTS: WORLD LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781556529474RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS FEBRUARY

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A powerful and moving glimpse into the character of New Orleans

A groundbreaking account of the eclectic history, influence, and music of New Orleans early years

The Year Before the FloodA Story of New OrleansNed Sublette $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in Bloomsbury Review, Gambit, In These Times, Mother Jones, Nation, New York Review of Books, Oxford American, and WashingtonPost.com Author tour in New Orleans Spending 20042005 in New Orleans investigating the citys legendary past both in the archives and its living culture in the street, this account combines personal memoir, historical research, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a suspenseful arc through the last year New Orleans was whole. The perspectives of daily life and the passage of seasons in the antediluvian city are darkly comic, irreverent, passionate, and angry. Fully revealing the citys vicious heritage of racism and its murderous poverty, this heartbreaking narrative of joy, violence, and loss features a grand parade of unforgettable characters in the town that is both Americas great music city and its homicide capital. Ned Sublette is the author of The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square and Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years. A writer, record producer, and musician, he lives in New York City.AUTOBIOGRAPHY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 496 PAGES, 6 X 9 24 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

The World That Made New OrleansFrom Spanish Silver to Congo SquareNed SubletteCultural studies and history do not get much better than this, a must read for anyone who wonders why this city must be saved. Booklist Co-op available Advertising in Booklist, Gambit, Nation (online), Oxford American, and Shelf Awareness New in paper; also available in cloth (9781556527302) The cloth edition was the winner of the 2009 Humanities Book of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans first century of existence, it presents a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisianas early years. This innovative history tracks the important roots of American music back to the swamp town, making clear the effects of centuries-long struggles among France, Spain, and England on the citys unique culture. It also reveals the origins of jazz and the citys eclectic musical influences, including the role of the slave trade. Ned Sublette is the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. He lives in New York City.HISTORY, 368 PAGES, 6 X 9 23 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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One familys journey through American history

Middling FolkThree Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish FamilyLinda H. Matthews Co-op available Advertising in American Scholar, New York Review of Books, Poets & Writers, Preservation, and Virginia Living Telling the stories of those who quietly conducted the business and built the livelihoods that made their societies prosper or fail, this account shows how one Scots-Irish American family, the Hammillsmillers, wagon makers, and blacksmithslived out their lives against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and westward expansion. Spanning three centuries from the shores of Ireland to the Chesapeake Bay Area to the Pacific Northwest, this saga brings to life the early days of the founding of this country through the lens of the middle class. From revolutions, uprisings, and economic booms and busts to owning slaves in the colonial South, these personal encounters through dramatic historical events depict the private dramas tragic deaths, business successes and failures, love and lossof the ordinary families who helped shape this country and managed to hold their own through turbulent times. Linda H. Matthews is the cofounder and former publisher of Chicago Review Press. She is the coauthor of The Balancing Act: A Career and a Family and has contributed several articles to The Mill Racer, the monthly newsletter of the Occoquan Historical Society of Occoquan, Virginia. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, 368 PAGES, 6 X 9 16 B & W PHOTOS, 9 MAPS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Observations on the metamorphosis of smalltown America

Boom TownHow Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town Into an International CommunityMarjorie Rosen Co-op available Authors previous works sold more than 120,000 copies Advertising in American Sociological Review, Harpers.org, Mother Jones, Nation (online), New York Review of Books, Northern Arkansas newspapers, Oxford American, and Shelf Awareness Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansasa microcosm of Americas social, political, and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with a KKK rally, and a Hindu father concerned about interracial dating. In documenting these citizens stories, this account reveals the challenges and issues facing those who compose this and other boom townswhere demographics, the economy, and immigration and migration patterns are continually in flux. Marjorie Rosen is an associate professor in the department of journalism, communication, and theatre at Lehman College CUNY. She is the author of Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies & the American Dream and What Nigel Knew and the coauthor of Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal. She lives in New York City.SOCIAL SCIENCE/BUSINESS, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

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An autobiographical account of race, journalism, and a white-establishment media giant

A revelatory look at the new African Americans

My Times in Black and WhiteRace and Power at the New York TimesGerald M. Boyd Afterword by Robin D. Stone Co-op available Advertising in Gawker.com, Gothamist.com, Nation, Politico.com, and Progressive A rags-to-riches story of the climb from urban poverty to success at the New York Times, this insiders view of struggle and change at the nations premier newspaper reconstructs the most controversial period in the papers history and records how journalists reported and edited the biggest events of the past two decades. A candid discussion on race, this memoir is the inspirational story of a man who covered presidents, documented extraordinary social and cultural challenges, led his team to an unprecedented number of Pulitzers, stumbled disastrously during an unjust scandal, and in the end discovered the true value of his life. Gerald M. Boyd was the first black managing editor at the New York Times. During his 20-year tenure there, he served various roles, including White House correspondent. A Neiman Fellow at Harvard, he was a board member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was named the Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Robin D. Stone is the author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse; a former deputy editor of Health magazine; a former executive editor of Essence magazine; and the founding editor in chief of www.essence.com. She lives in New York City.MEDIA & JOURNALISM/AFRICAN AMERICAN, 432 PAGES, 6 X 9 12 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

Post BlackHow a New Generation Is Redefining African American IdentityYtasha L. Womack and Derek T. Dingle Co-op available Advertising in Bookslut, Chicago Reader, Essence, Upscale, and VIBE Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communitiessuch as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classesthis powerful examination gives voice to what the author has deemed post black approaches to business, lifestyles, and religion that are nowhere else reflected as part of black life. The argument states that this new, complex black identity is strikingly different than the images handed down from previous generations and offers new examples of behavior, such as those shown by President Obama, gays and lesbians, young professionals, and black Buddhists. Contending that this new generation feels as unwelcome in traditional churches as in hip-hop clubs, this dynamic provocation dispels myths about current, popular black identity. Ytasha L. Womack is a journalist, a filmmaker, and the coeditor of the award-winning anthology Beats, Rhymes, and Life. She is the director and producer of several award-winning films, including The Engagement, Love Shorts, and Tupac. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Emerge, Essence, Honey, King, VIBE, and XXL. She lives in Chicago. Derek T. Dingle is the senior vice president and editor in chief of Black Enterprise magazine.AFRICAN AMERICAN, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9 14 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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A Gen-X black female speaks out with wit, self-deprecating humor, and insight

Advising students and parents on how to achieve a successful college career

Conversate Is Not a WordGetting Away from GhettoJam DonaldsonFunny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the authors award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspective without assuming a condescending tone. Continually reviewing the ongoing struggle between her own conflicting identities, she asks such questions as How can African Americans speak out about the aspects of their culture that need improvement without risking mockery and the reinforcement of negative stereotypes? and How can you improve a situation when simply calling it out is fraught with the risk of undermining your own race? By weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, the author provides a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives that exist within every member of the black community while also offering comic anecdotes, making this call to action accessible as well as poignant. Jam Donaldson is an author and attorney who is best known for writing and producing the TV series We Got to Do Better and creating the popular website www.hotghettomess.com. Her blog, www.conversateisnotaword.com, was nominated for Best Culture Blog of the Year by the Black Weblog awards, and she most recently worked as a legal-aid attorney representing low-income residents in civil matters, receiving the Frederick Abramson Award for Public Service. She is the CEO of the popular news website www.blackpower.com. She lives in Washington, DC.AFRICAN AMERICAN/HUMOR, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9 16 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for CollegeThomas LaVeist and Wil LaVeist Foreword by Tom Joyner Tom Joyners previous books sold more than 250,000 copies Written specifically for African Americans, this unique and realistic guide leads parents and students through the steps that should be taken at every grade level in order to gain acceptance into the most suitable college available. Through long-term planning and execution, students will be able to develop the long-term extracurricular activities that are the hallmarks of the well-rounded academics that admissions officials seek. Activities that show dedication and commitment to an applicants social surroundingssuch as volunteering and community serviceare highlighted for their desirability and their positive demonstration of time management abilities. Lists of historically black colleges and universities, a catalog of scholarship-granting organizations, and examples of successful interview answers round out this invaluable college preparation manual for conscientious parents and ambitious students. Thomas LaVeist is a research scientist, a public speaker, and the author of The DayStar Guide for Colleges for African Americans and Minority Population and Health. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Wil LaVeist is an editor, a journalist, an internet consultant, and the author of Fired Up: How to Win When You Lose Your Job. They are the coauthors of Eight Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Tom Joyner is a nationally syndicated radio and television personality, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur. He lives in Dallas.AFRICAN AMERICAN/EDUCATION, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 7 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $16.95)

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An in-depth profile of the community-organizerin-chief

The first posthumous biography of a political and literary legend

Barack ObamaThe Movement for ChangeAnthony PainterExamining in detail the origins of President Barack Obamas mission to change America, this biographical account is focused on his days as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago and his rise through the racially charged Chicago political scene. Obamas plan for change is put forth as the latest expression of a movement for justice: a movement that has swept forward with the collective energy of great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harold WashingtonChicagos first black mayor and others who have bent the arc of morality towards justice. This examination of Obamas early years in Chicago explores how his life touched and was touched by a beleaguered and sinking community in one of Chicagos poorest neighborhoods and how his work with the residents of Chicagos Woodlawn and Altgeld Gardens communities has shaped how he thinks, how he works, and his vision for the American people. Stepping back from recent events, it becomes apparent that Obamas unlikely victory is not merely the story of a single, remarkable individual, it is a story of a movement and of the people who drove that movement forward and one that will cascade down the generations. Anthony Painter is a freelance political commentator who has been published in numerous newspapers and periodicals. He was awarded the New Statesman prize for political writing in 2003.BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 213 PAGES, 4.5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

Aim CsaireGabrielle Parker Co-op available Aim Csaires many literary and political achievementsfrom the founding of his literary journal LEtudiant Noir, a forerunner of the Negritude movement that aimed to provoke a black consciousness, to the poetry of his classic work, Return to My Native Landare all explored in this introduction to his life and works. A poet, playwright, and political activist, Csaire was an inspiration to generations worldwide. Here, his relationship with his protge Frantz Fanon, his association with Andr Breton and the surrealists, his involvement with the Communist Party, and his political career that spanned half a century as deputy to the French National Assembly in Martinique are all examined in illuminating detail. Gabrielle Parker is a founding editor of the Current Issues in University Language Teaching series and a member of the editorial committee of the Modern & Contemporary France journal. She is the former pro-vice-chancellor and dean of the school of arts at Middlesex University, London.BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 100 PAGES, 4 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

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Revisiting the real King of the Wild Frontier

David Crockett in CongressThe Rise and Fall of the Poor Mans FriendJames R. Boylston and Allen J. Wiener Co-op available Countering the widespread historical persona of David Crockett as little more than a coonskin-capped, buckskin-clad frontier hero, this remarkable biography chronicles his life in politics, revealing him instead as an inveterate entrepreneur, advocate for the poor, and career politician with a talent for hardball campaigning. Through a careful review of his letters, speeches, and political circulars, this provocative and insightful examination provides a unique, long-ignored perspective on the man behind the legend and corrects inaccurate portrayals perpetuated by previous works, most notably John B. Shackfords landmark 1956 biography. Following his political rise from justice of the peace and magistrate to two-term representative in the Tennessee State Legislature and three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, this account fully documents the elections of 1829, 1831, 1833, and 1835 and details the progress of both the Tennessee Land Bill and the Indian Removal Bill. Jim Boylston is a member of the Alamo Society and the Alamo Battlefield Association and has written articles for the Alamo Journal and the Crockett Chronicle. He is the creator and moderator of the Alamo Studies online forum, www.alamostudies.com. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Allen J. Wiener is the author of The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide and The Music of the Alamo. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.BIOGRAPHY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9 16 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Before the Donald, there was the Commodore, Nucky, Jimmy, Stumpy, and Hap

Boardwalk EmpireThe Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic CityNelson Johnson Co-op available HBO pilot in production, directed by Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Goodfellas) and written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), starring Steve Buscemi (Fargo), Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men), Michael Pitt (Dawsons Creek), and Academy Awardnominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reaching history offers a riveting account of its past 100 yearsfrom the citys heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era. A colorful cast of characters, led by Enoch Nucky Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic Citys shadowy pastthrough its rise, fall, and rebirthis given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime. Nelson Johnson practiced law for 30 years, during which time he was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics. He is currently a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, sitting in the Civil Division of Atlantic County. He lives in Hammonton, New Jersey.HISTORY/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC, 296 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 33 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Surprising truths about pirate society in the 1700s

Life Under the Jolly RogerReflections on Golden Age PiracyGabriel KuhnBrings the golden age of piracy to life and shows us the link to contemporary radical politics . . . A well-reasoned analysis of their legacy. Luis A. Fernandez, author, Policing Dissent Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of piratesas romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on the otherthis fascinating chronicle explores the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a wide range of ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical standards. The meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and disability in pirate communities are analyzed and contextualized, as are the pirates forms of organization, economy, and ethics. Going beyond simple swashbuckling adventures, the examination also discusses the pirates self-organization, the internal make-up of the crews, and their early-1700s philosophiesall of which help explain who they were and what they truly wanted. Asserting that pirates came in all shapes, sexes, and sizes, this engaging study ultimately portrays pirates not just as mere thieves and killers but as radical activists with their own society and moral code fighting against an empire. Gabriel Kuhn is the author of Sober Living for the Revolution: Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics and Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger.HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

A history of Native American opposition to European colonial domination

500 Years of Indigenous ResistanceSecond editionGord HillAn alternative and unorthodox view of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is offered in this concise history. Eurocentric studies of the conquest of the Americas present colonization as a civilizing force for good, and the native populations as primitive or worse. Colonization is seen as a mutually beneficial process, in which civilization was brought to the natives who in return shared their land and cultures. The opposing historical camp views colonization as a form of genocide in which the native populations were passive victims overwhelmed by European military power. In this fresh examination, an activist and historian of native descent argues that the colonial powers met resistance from the indigenous inhabitants and that these confrontations shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This account encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of indigenous resistance in the post-World War II era. Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwakawakw nation. He is a writer, an artist, and a militant activist. He has been active in the Indigenous resistance, anticolonial, and anticapitalist movementsoften using the pseudonym Zig Zag. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 96 PAGES, 5 X 8 70 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $10.00 (CAN $11.00)

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Participants offer insight into an intriguing and widely misunderstood revolution

The only coloring book to challenge female gender roles and stereotypes

Venezuela Speaks!Voices from the GrassrootsEdited by Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo FarrellA collection of interviews with activists and other contributors, this compelling oral history details Venezuelas bloodless uprising and reorganization. For the last decade, Venezuelas Bolivarian Revolution has captured international attention. Poverty, inequality, and unemployment have all dropped, while health, education, and living standards have seen a commensurate riseand this chronicle is the real, bottom-up account. The stories shed light on the complex facets within the revolution, detailing the change in such realities as community media to land reform, cooperatives to communal councils, and the labor movement to the AfroVenezuelan network. Offering a different perspective than that of the international mainstream media, which has focused predominantly on Venezuelas controversial president, Hugo Chavez, these examples of democracy in action illustrate the vast cultural, economic, and racial differences within the countryall of which have impacted the current South American state. Carlos Martinez recently served in Venezuela as the program director for Global Exchange. His articles have been published in Common Dreams, Monthly Review Zine, and on www.venezuelanalysis.com. He lives in Berkeley, California. Michael Fox is a journalist, a reporter, and a documentary filmmaker based in South America. He is the cofounder of the internet radio program Radio Venezuela en Vivo. JoJo Farrell worked in Venezuela as the program director for Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. A journalist and former reporter, he teaches and lives in Brooklyn, New York.CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring BookJacinta Bunnell and Julie NovakAn ingeniously subversive coloring book. Heather Findlay, editor in chief, Girlfriends magazine Get this cool feminist coloring book even if you dont have a kid. Jane Pratt, founding editor, Jane and Sassy magazines Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life. A diverse group of pictures reinforce positive gender roles throughout the book and show that girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, and healers. Some of the characters who show the new face of the feminine include Rapunzel, who now has power tools and Miss Muffet, who tells the spider off and considers a career as an arachnologist. Deconstructing the homogeneity of gender expression has never been so colorful. Jacinta Bunnell is an artist and writer who promotes a genderdefiant new world. Julie Novak is the art director for New York House magazine, an actor, a writer, a musician, and an artist. They both live in New Yorks Hudson Valley.WOMENS STUDIES, 32 PAGES, 8 X 11 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $10.00 (CAN $11.00)

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An updated narrative of the Brigade and the trials of its alleged members

Newly available social commentary from a champion of the working class

The Angry BrigadeA History of Britains First Urban Guerilla Group Second editionGordon CarrEven after all this time Carrs book remains the best introduction to the culture and movement that gave birth to the Angry Brigade. Barry Pateman, coeditor, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years Based on extensive research, this book remains the essential study of the Angry Brigade, a group of urban guerillas, who, between 1970 and 1972, used guns and bombs on embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments, and the homes of cabinet ministers as well the attorney general and the commissioner of the metropolitan police. An avalanche of police raids followed, culminating in the Stoke Newington 8 conspiracy trialthe longest criminal trial in British legal historywhich is throughly discussed in this volume. Updated with a comprehensive chronology of the Angry Decade and new illustrations, this new edition also adds introductions by Stuart Christie and John Barker, two of the defendants, who discuss the political and social context of the movement and its long-term significance. Gordon Carr has been a newspaper reporter and a producer and director of investigative documentaries for BBC television.POLITICAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 60 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. JamesEvery Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist SocietyC. L. R. James Edited by Noel Ignatiev Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Portraying C. L. R. James as a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies and in the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States, this volume provides an extensive introduction to Jamess life and thought before presenting two critical works that illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of his worldview. Both long-out-of-print pamphlets display Jamess contributions to Marxist and revolutionary theory as he documents and elaborates on the aspects of workingclass activity that constitute the revolution in todays world. Fully encapsulating Jamess thoughts on democracy and workers emancipation, these essential works represent the principal themes that run through Jamess life: implacable hostility toward all condescending saviors of the working class and an underlying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world. C. L. R. James is a major figure in Pan-Africanism and the author of a wide array of fiction and nonfiction, including Beyond a Boundary, A Majestic Innings: Writings on Cricket, and The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults. Noel Ignatiev is a teacher at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the author of How the Irish Became White. He lives in Boston.POLITICAL SCIENCE/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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The Vegetarian MythFood, Justice, and SustainabilityLierre KeithEveryone who eats should read this book. Everyone who eats vegetarian should memorize it . . . This is the single most important book Ive ever read on diet, agriculture, and ecology. Aric McBay, author, What We Leave Behind Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculturecaused the devastation of prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoiland asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eatingor not eatinganimals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms. Lierre Keith is a writer, a farmer, and a feminist activist. She is the author of the novels Conditions of War and Skyler Gabriel. She splits her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and Humboldt, California.ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/HEALTH, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

An empiricist theory of knowledge derived from a rejection of Kantian dualism

The Nature of Human Brain WorkAn Introduction to DialecticsJoseph DietzgenBrilliant contributions to the theory of knowledge. Anton Pannekoek, author, Lenin as Philosopher This primer on dialectical materialism is the first and best-known work of a pioneer of socialist philosophy. Joseph Dietzgen, a tanner by trade, was self-taught and developed his theory of dialectical materialism independently of Karl Marx. In this book he argues that thinking is a process involving two opposing aspectsgeneralization and specializationand all thought is therefore a dialectical process. Knowledge is limited, truth is relative, and the only absolute is existence itself. This cornerstone of socialist philosophy lays the foundation for a nondogmatic, flexible, nonsectarian yet principled socialist politics. Joseph Dietzgen was a philosopher of social theory and comrade of Karl Marx whose work influenced Vladimir Lenin. He lived in Germany, Russia, and the U.S., where he became the editor of the anarchist publication Chicagoer Arbeiterzeitung after the previous editors were executed for their role in the Haymarket bombings.POLITICAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

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Darwin meets God, Allah, and Yahweh

A closer look at the inevitable

And God Said, Let There Be Evolution!Reconciling the Book of Genesis, the Quran and the Theory of EvolutionEdited by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. WigginsSound science and personal reflection on religious questions are presented in this discussion on the continuing conflict between science teaching and religious beliefs. The effects of scriptural literalism and the heightened interest in interfaith initiatives and multicultural diversity makes this a timely book that provides extensive evidence in support of evolution as a scientific reality and how it can be reconciled with various faiths. Examining three monotheistic religions in particularChristianity, Judaism, and Islamand their relationship to Darwinism, this study concludes that evolution is not an obstacle to faith but a complement to it. In a world where more and more people are seeking common ground, both culturally and personally, this book is a valuable addition to the discussion. Charles M. Wynn is a professor of chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University. He lives in Columbia, Connecticut. Arthur W. Wiggins is a professor of physics at Oakland Community College in Oakland County, Michigan. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They are the coauthors of The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science, Natural Science: Bridging the Gap, and Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 6 LINE DRAWINGS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

PassingsDeath, Dying, and Unexplained PhenomenaCarole A. Travis-Henikoff Co-op available From dream research and global belief systems to extraordinary occurrences such as near death and out-of-body experiences, this fascinating study delves into every aspect of death. Taking a scientific and anthropological approach, this examination focuses on how other cultures deal with death, how diverse kinds of death are treated differently, and how belief systems set the tone for grieving. In addition to the use of science and anthropology, this analysis includes the authors own personal experiences as well as other stories that illustrate the striking realities of passing. Beginning with the many losses that occurred during the authors childhood, this recollection moves into to an up-closeand-personal look at the tragic three-and-a-half year period during which she lost her daughter, father, husband, grandmother, and mother. By combining personalized accounts with the scientific and the uncanny, this intriguing overview offers up a comprehensive investigation into the end of life, exploring individual beliefs and encouraging a better understanding of how the human species copes with death and dying. Carole A. Travis-Henikoff is a businesswoman, a rancher, and an independent scholar specializing in the study of human origins. She is the author of Dinner with a Cannibal and Star Food Revisited. She lives in Chicago and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.SOCIAL SCIENCE, 312 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

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New TitlesUltimate resource for covering tuition bills

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1001 Ways to Pay for CollegePractical Strategies to Make Any College Affordable Fourth editionGen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe $50,000 marketing budget Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and New Step Magazine (October) Author tour to include Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh (September); and Atlanta, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Raleigh, and San Francisco (October) Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies Completely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategiessuch as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan repayment programshelp students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents. Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, Sallie Mae How to Pay for College, and The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010. They have been featured as college admissions experts in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. They live in Belmont, California.TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 448 PAGES, 7 X 10 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Table of Contents Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Pay for College Chapter 2: Find a Scholarship Chapter 3: Contests for Students Chapter 4: Guaranteed Scholarships Chapter 5: Reward Programs for Students Chapter 6: Save for College Chapter 7: Tax Breaks for Students Chapter 8: Maximize Financial Aid Chapter 9: Asking for More Financial Aid Chapter 10: Avoid Financial Aid Scams Chapter 11: Get Your State to Pay Chapter 12: Borrow Money for College Chapter 13: Loan Forgiveness Programs Chapter 14: Military Options Chapter 15: Save Money While in College Chapter 16: Make Your College Cheaper Chapter 17: Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur Chapter 18: Internships and Part-time Jobs Chapter 19: Be a Part-time Student Chapter 20: Opportunities for Adult Students Chapter 21: Opportunities for Graduate Students Chapter 22: Conclusion

ISBN: 9781932662382 (REPLACES 9781932662207)RIGHTS: WORLD SUPERCOLLEGE, LLC SEPTEMBER

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Winning tactics for crafting admission essays

50 Successful Ivy League Application EssaysGen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe $50,000 marketing budget Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and Next Step Magazine (October) Author tour to include Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September); Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Los Angeles; Phoenix, Arizona; and San Francisco (October) Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 1001 Ways to Pay For College, Accepted! 50 Successful Business School Admission Essays, and Sallie Mae How to Pay for College. They live in Belmont, California.TEST PREP/REFERENCE 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

An innovative approach to winnowing college options to the schools that are ideal for the student

8 First ChoicesAn Experts Strategies for Getting into CollegeJoyce Slayton Mitchell $35,000 marketing budget Advertising in College Outlook Magazine (October) and Next Step Magazine (October) Written within an educational framework, this handbook offers general guidance to help students do a self-assessment and select the top eight colleges that are the strongest fit for them. Establishing readers as anthropologists, students will learn to observe 20 campus cultures, assess each one, and research their options in American higher education. Additionally, it offers several basic assumptions that are contrary to common knowledge about getting into college. Written by a college counselor with decades of experience, this guide offers insight into the college admissions process and allows students to hone in on the schools that are right for them. Joyce Mitchell writes for college advice columns in both the Hardwick Gazette (Vermont) and the teen edition of the China Daily. She has served as the director of college advising at schools in New Jersey and New York City, an editorial advisory board member for the College Boards Review, and a school committee member of U. S. News & World Reports special college issues. She is the author of College to Career: The Guide to Career Planning and Winning the Heart of the College Admissions Dean. She lives in New York City.TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 12 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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An inside look at how scholarships are won and lost

Start the countdown to outrageous science fun

How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships Third editionGen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe $40,000 marketing budget Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and Next Step Magazine (October) Author tour to include Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September); Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Los Angeles; Phoenix, Arizona; and San Francisco (October) Authors previous books sold more than 200,000 copies Examining the two basic components of scholarship competitionessays and interviewsthis vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations and tips for finding scholarships by using books, the internet, personal connections, and sources in the community. With insight into the judges criteria for a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style. Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of numerous titles, including 1001 Ways to Pay For College and Get into Any College. They live in Belmont, California.TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9 45 LINE DRAWINGS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Soda-Pop Rockets20 Sensational Rockets to Make from Plastic BottlesPaul Jarvis Co-op available Anyone can recycle a plastic bottle by tossing it into a bin, but it takes a bit of skill to propel it into a bin from 500 feet away, and this fun guide features 20 different easy-to-launch rockets that can be built from discarded plastic drink bottles. After learning how to construct and launch a basic model, readers find new ways to modify and improve their designs, including built-on fins, nosecones, and parachutes that enable a rocket to float safely back to earth. More complex designs include two-, three-, and five-bottle rockets, gliding rockets, long-tail rockets, cluster rockets, whistling rockets, ring-finned rockets, and a jumbo version made from a five-gallon water-cooler tank. Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations accompany each project, along with photographs of the author firing his creations into the sky. Paul Jarvis is a full-time engineer and a trained pyrotechnician.SCIENCE, 112 PAGES, 5.75 X 7.75 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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New TitlesOffice-supply-based weaponry unleashed

MiniWeapons of Mass DestructionBuild Implements of Spitball WarfareJohn Austin Co-op available Advertising in Geek Monthly and Wired.com With the advent of modern household products and office suppliesbinder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and matches and barbeque lighterstroublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project are provided, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shootersbuild a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery, wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive bomb, and convert champagne party poppers and pen casings into a three-barreled bazooka. Finally, plans are provided for a top secret concealing book to hide your stash, as well as targetscardboard critters, big-headed aliens, and zombiesfor shooting practice. Never let your cubicle, home office, or personal space go undefended again! John Austin is a professional toy designer and author of Cubical Warfare and Prank University. He lives in Appleton, Wisconsin.SCIENCE, 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 150 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781556529535RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS OCTOBER

Table of Contents Introduction Play It Safe 1. Small Launchers 2. Bows and Slingshots 3. Darts 4. Catapults 5. Combustion Shooters 6. Mini Bombs and Claymore Mines 7. Concealing Books and Targets

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The bizarre and unsuccessful ideas of the worlds most famous inventors

Edisons Concrete PianoFlying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes, and 12 Other Flops from Great InventorsJudy Wearing Co-op available Highlighting the careers of well-known inventors, this exploration of failure amid greatness reveals the lesser-known and most fascinating facts about their careers, their wackier hobbies, and their big flops alongside great successes. Thomas Edison, for example, not only revolutionized the world with the light bulb but also designed a concrete piano, a nonoperational helicopter made from box kites and piano wire, and a machine to speak to the dead. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, actually devoted most of his time to his sheep farm in Nova Scotiadevising a multinippled sheep somewhere along the way. The ludicrous ideas and faulty designs housed in this volume will inspire laughs and serve as a reminder that even the very best minds make mistakes. Judy Wearing is an award-winning educator, author, and science education consultant, who holds a PhD in biology from Oxford University. She lives in Newburgh, Ontario.SCIENCE, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 10 B & W PHOTOS, 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Table of Contents The Mistakes of Great Inventors: An Introduction Thomas Edisons Concrete Piano James Watts Apparatus for the Administration of Medicinal Airs George Davisons Popcorn Volcano Danny Hilliss Paint Can Robot Stanley Masons Chinese Tallow Tree Plantation Leonardo da Vincis Walk-on-Water Shoes Henry Fords Flipping Fordson Nikola Teslas Earthquake Machine Robert Hookes Flying Machine Powered by Artificial Muscle Alexander Graham Bells Six-Nippled Sheep George Washington Carvers Miracle Peanut Cure Elihu Thomsons Quartz Telescopic Mirror Jerome Lemelsons Flying Balloon J. Walter Christies Flying Tank Buckminster Fullers Fish-Shaped People Carrier Leo Szilard and Albert Einsteins Howling Refrigerator

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The Handy Answer Book series Co-op available Part of the Handy Answer Book series, which includes The Handy Anatomy Answer Book (9781578591909), The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (9781578591930), The Handy Biology Answer Book (9781578591503), The Handy Geology Answer Book (9781578591565), and The Handy History Answer Book (9781578591701)

A wealth of information about Earths mysterious prehistoric creatures

More than 1,000 questions answered about the world of philosophy

The Handy Dinosaur Answer BookSecond editionPatricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney Authors previous books sold more than 500,000 copies Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurssuch as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye. Patricia Barnes-Svarney is the author or coauthor of more than 30 books, including the award-winning New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. Thomas E. Svarney is the author of Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness around the World and The Oryx Guide to Natural History. They live in Endicott, New York.SCIENCE/ANIMALS, 336 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 100 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

The Handy Philosophy Answer BookNaomi Zack, PhD Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge basesfrom junior high to junior collegethis is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought. Naomi Zack, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon and the author of Inclusive Feminism, Philosophy of Science and Race, Thinking About Race, and Women of Color and Philosophy. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.PHILOSOPHY/HISTORY, 450 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 100 B & W PHOTOS

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Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the DarksideBrad Steiger Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 500,000 copies A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews, this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the horrifying truth. Revealing that real vampires are not immortal, do not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and have no fear of sunlight or crucifixes, the examination dispels many myths but also confirms the truth behind several traits of real vampires, such as the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an eternal soul. Complete with 30 spine-tingling tales of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who left a trail across the South as they conducted blooddrinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men who dare approach her as she wanders through city streets and parks. Brad Steiger is an award-winning writer with more than five decades of experience exploring unusual, hidden, secret, and strange occurrences. He is the author of Conspiracies and Secret Societies; Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; and The Werewolf Book. He lives in Forest City, Iowa.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 400 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Excerpt: The vampire legend has always been with usfrom the shadows of the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the bright lights of New York City, the vampires evil remains eternal. From the villages of Uganda and Haiti to the remote regions of the Upper Amazon, indigenous people know the vampire in its many guises. The traditional Native American Medicine priest, the Arctic Eskimo shaman, the Polynesian Kahuna, all know the vampire and take precautions against those who were once human who are now undead and seek blood by night to sustain their dark energies.

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New TitlesRomantic suspense among ancient Greek ruins

My Brother MichaelMary StewartThis detective adventure . . . is seen through the eyes of a characteristic Stewart heroine; and surely there are few more attractive young women in todays popular fiction. New York Times Mary Stewarts best novel to date . . . The villains are wonderfully ruthless, the peoplemajor and minorare alive and picturesque, and the treasure-hunt theme has perhaps never had such an awesome and uplifting object. This one is truly delightful, and exciting enough for anyone. San Francisco Chronicle Co-op available First published in 1960, this classic novel, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense and its vivid and foreboding descriptions, chronicles Camilla Havens adventure to Delphi in the company of a charming but quietly determined Englishman named Simon Lester. Camilla begins to investigate the craggy ruins of the mountainside with Simon, who believes his brother Michael stumbled upon something of great importance before he was murdered. Soon, however, Simon and Camilla learn that they are not alone in their search and that Michaels death is still remembered by others in whom brooding passion and unresolved conflict still rage. Endlessly evocative prose pairs with a relentless pace in this stirring novel that leads to a last terrifying moment on the slopes of Parnassus where, high above the majestic serenity of Delphi, love and hatred meet in a climactic conclusion. Mary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including the Merlin trilogy, The Ivy Tree, Nine Coaches Waiting, and Thornyhold. Also available:FICTION, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781556529832 (REPLACES 9780380820757)RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS NOVEMBER

Excerpt: He disappeared into the darkness of the cleft. I waited. Once again, far away, I thought I heard that little thread of music, the ghostly echo of the pan-pipes. Heard now, in this hot cruel corrie, the sound spoke no longer of Arcadia, and the kindly god of flocks and herds. It was a panic prickle along the flesh. It had gone. I had imagined it again. I stood with my hands tightly clasped together in front of me, and made myself wait without moving. Simon showed in the darkness of the cleft, like a beckoning ghost. I almost ran towards him into the cool darkness of the cave. After the glare of day the place was dead-dark. It was like running against a black velvet curtain. I stopped, blinded. I felt Simons arm come round me, guiding me in out of the light, then he switched on a torch. The light seemed feeble and probing after the blaze of day, but we could see. . . .

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Discover the gilded lives of the early prospectors and pioneers

The next chapter in a captivating portrait of the Civil War era

Calico PalaceGwen Bristow Co-op available Bringing to life the thrilling days of the California gold rush, this novel follows the men and women who were already there when it all began with the first discovery of gold in 1848when San Francisco was a village of 900 people. Kendra came because her stepfather was an army officer assigned to duty in San Francisco. Ted said he came because he was bored working in a New York law office. And Marny went to the mining camp called Shiny Gulch to set up a gambling tent called the Calico Palace. These were the people who went up to the hills and came back staggering under the weight of the treasure they carried and who began transforming San Francisco from a shantytown into one of the most brilliant cities in the world. Witness the foundation of the golden empire before the first 49ers arrived; this is frontier California brought to vivid life. Gwen Bristow was the author of Celia Garth, Golden Dreams, Jubilee Trail, This Side of Glory, and Tomorrow Is Forever.FICTION, 608 PAGES, 5.5 X 8 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Presidents DaughterA NovelBarbara Chase-Riboud Co-op available Previous edition sold more than 250,000 copies Illuminating an enigma of the past, this is the provocative continuation of the irrefutable chronicle of Sally HemingsThomas Jeffersons mistress, the mother of his children, and the slave he would never set free, even when the scandal nearly cost him the presidency. Epic in proportion yet rendered in exquisite detail, this controversial story begins in 1822, recounting the tale of Harriet Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings beautiful and headstrong slave daughter. Harriet is allowed to run away from Monticello and pass for white, as Jefferson had promised Sally their children would be able to do. Experiencing the turbulent events leading up to the American Civil War, Harriet eventually finds herself thrust into the very heart of the Battle of Gettysburg. Astonishing in its depiction of American history, this is an authentic and classic account of love and color in the United States. Includes a new readers guide written especially for this edition. Barbara Chase-Riboud is an awardwinning novelist and poet. Her bestselling historical novels include Echo of Lions, Hottentot Venus, Sally Hemings, and Valide.FICTION, 488 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781556529849RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS NOVEMBER

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A disquieting tale of disaster and betrayal

The CarnivoreA NovelMark Sinnett Co-op available Advertising in Bookninja Magazine, Broken Pencil, Geist Magazine, Globe and Mail, Matrix, Quill & Quire, and Taddle Creek When Hurricane Hazel tore through Toronto on October 15, 1954, it left its mark on both the city and its inhabitants. In the aftermath, a young cop named Ray Townes emerges as a hero numerous accounts detail the way he battled the raging Humber River to save those trapped in their homesand his story is featured prominently in the newspapers, thrusting him into the spotlight as a local celebrity. Meanwhile, his wife Mary is wrestling with doubts about her husbands heroism. While performing her own miracles the night of the storm as a nurse at a mud-filled, overcrowded emergency room, Mary met a womandisoriented and near deathwith a disturbingly peculiar recollection of events. While Mary tries to shake her suspicions about Ray as they rebuild their life in the shell-shocked city, she cant help but wonder about her husband and that fateful night. When a reporter comes knocking 50 years later to revisit that horrendous night, the truth begins to surface and threatens to destroy them. Mark Sinnett is the author of The Border Guards, Bull, The Landing, and Some Late Adventure of the Feelings. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.FICTION, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

A novel of the fantastic life and times of Sacagaweas son

Museum of Human BeingsA NovelColin SargentFrom the beginning to the novels spellbinding conclusion, playwright and poet Sargent allows us an intimate glimpse into what could have been the heart of Jean-Baptiste. This memorable novel will captivate all who read it. Highly recommended. Library Journal, starred review Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131671) From deprivation in the wilderness to the lavish courts of European nobility, this poignant historical novel explores the life and quest of Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea. After the famed Lewis and Clark expedition and the death of his mother, Jean-Baptiste was brought up as Clarks foster son. He was eventually paraded throughout Europe as a curiosity from the wilds of America, labeled as a half gentleman and half animal, entertaining nobility as a concert pianist. Jean-Baptiste returns to North America with a burning desire to create his own place in the New World. In doing, so he returns to the heart of the American wilderness on an epic quest for ultimate identity that brings sacrifice, loss, and the distant promise of redemption. Colin Sargent is a playwright and the author of three books of poetry. He is the founder and publisher of Portland Magazine. He lives in Portland, Maine.FICTION, 352 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228984RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS/A MISFIT BOOK SEPTEMBER

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Kydd Sea Adventures seriesJulian StockwinStockwins richly detailed . . . portrait of life on ship and shore in Britains oceanic empire is engrossing. He writes evocatively of shipboard routine, the panic and confusion of combat, and the terrifying approach of a storm at sea, and he knows how to stage enthralling action scenes. Publishers Weekly Continuing the rousing adventures of Thomas Kydd . . . Stockwin, a career navy man, writes of the nautical life with vivid authority. Kirkus Reviews Co-op available Authors previous books have sold more than 80,000 copies. Part of the Kydd Sea Adventures series, which includes The Admirals Daughter (9781590131435), Command (9781590131206), Kydd (9780743214599), Mutiny (9781590131145), and Tenacious (9781590131191) Julian Stockwin is a retired lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire.

The next installment in the exhilarating Kydd Sea Adventures series

A high seas adventure of loss and revenge

InvasionA Kydd Sea AdventureIn the 10th book of the popular series, rumors fly of Napoleons planned invasion of England, and British naval commander Thomas Kydd is sent to liaise with American inventor, Robert Fulton, who has created infernal machines that can wreak mass destruction from a distance. Fulton believes that his inventions, namely the submarine and torpedo, will win the day for the power that possesses them, and Kydd must help him develop the devices. Despite his own scruples, believing that standing man-to-man is the only honorable way to fight, Kydd agrees to take part in the crucial testing of these weapons of mass destruction, which just may decide the fate of England.5.5 X 8.5 CLOTH, $24.00 (NCR)

The Privateers RevengeA Kydd Sea Adventure New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131657) Following the loss of his fiance, Lieutenant Thomas Kydd descends into depression in this installment of the riveting nautical-adventure series. Rescued from despair by his close friend Renzi, Kydd finds life increasingly difficult when he is framed and dismissed from his ship. The pair eke out a pitiful existence in Guernsey, where, in a moment of desperation, Renzi offers his services to the Prince de Bouillon and becomes embroiled in covert operations. Meanwhile, Kydd accepts the captaincy of a privateer and is soon taking many prizes. Kydd longs to rejoin his rightful place in the navy, however, and when he gets his chance, he risks all for revenge and restoration.5.25 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (NCR)

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A fact-based techno-thriller of cyber capers

A cult classic back in print

Geek Mafia: Black Hat BluesRick DakanFilled with charming geek humor, thoroughly likable characters, and a relentless plot. Cory Doctorow, author, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, on the Geek Mafia books Authors previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Part of the PM Fiction series, which includes Geek Mafia (9781604860061) and Geek Mafia: Mile Z ero (9781604860023) A gripping story of con artists and activists, this story follows a crew of elite hackers, new recruits, anarchists, and impersonators as they attempt to take down their most challenging target to datethe U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Gathered under the cover of HackerCon in Washington DCa place for security experts, penetration testers, and technology geeks to meet and discuss the latest hacks and exploitsthis group of renegades plot their attack on the federal government for its objectionable security practices. Thought provoking and entertaining, this fast-paced adventure is based on years of research in the hacker community, addresses many contemporary social issues, and provides an overview of how hacking really works. Rick Dakan was the lead designer of the online game City of Heroes and he is the author of many role-playing game books, including Conspiracy X, Deadlands, Dungeons & Dragons, Kult, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Wraith: The Oblivion. He is also the author of several novels, including Greek Mafia and Rise of the Titans. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.FICTION, 368 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Fire on the MountainSecond editionTerry BissonYou dont forget Bissons characters, even well after youve finished his books . . . [this book] does for the Civil War what Philip K. Dicks The Man in the High Castle did for World War II. George Alec Effinger, author, When Gravity Falls Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Part of the Spectacular Fiction series Presenting an alternative version of African American history, this novel explores what might have happened if John Browns 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry had been successful. Chronicling life in a thriving black nation founded by Brown in the former southeastern United States, this dramatic story opens 100 years later, just as Nova Africa is poised to celebrate its first landing of a spacecraft on Mars. The prosperous black state will soon be tested when the granddaughter of John Brown returns from Africa to reunite with her daughter and share with her a secret that will alter their lives forever. Terry Bisson is the host of SF in SF, a popular science-fiction reading-series. He is the author of several books, including The Cats Pajamas, Greetings & Other Stories, and Numbers Dont Lie. He lives in San Francisco.FICTION, 208 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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An uproarious illustration of the religious right

Hiroshima reimagined

The Left Left BehindTerry BissonBisson is a national treasure! Bisson can charm your toes off! John Crowley, author, Little Big Washington Post

The Lucky StrikeKim Stanley RobinsonThe foremost writer of literary utopias. Time magazine Its no coincidence that one of our most visionary science fiction writers is also a profoundly good nature writer. Los Angeles Times Authors previous works have sold more than 350,000 copies Combining dazzling speculation with a profoundly humanist vision, this astounding alternate history tale presents a dramatic encounter with destiny wrapped around a simple yet provocative premise: the terrifying question of what might have happened if the fateful flight over Hiroshima had gone a bit differently. An extensive interview with the author, offering insight into his fiction and philosophies, is also included. Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of Antarctica, Fifty Degrees Below Zero, The Martians, Sixty Days and Counting, and The Years of Rice and Salt, as well as the award-winning Mars trilogy. He lives in Davis, California.FICTION, 144 PAGES, 7.5 X 5 TRADE PAPER, $12.00 (CAN $14.00)

Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Sardonic and merciless, this satire of the entire apocalyptic enterprise provides a humorous and timely interpretation of the bestselling Left Behind seriesthe adventures of those left behind to battle the Anti-Christ after all Born-Again Christians have ascended into heaven. From predatory preachers and goth lingerie to Indian casinos and art cars at Burning Man, this religious spoof deftly pairs the personal with the fictional. Featuring an extensive author interview and biography, this contemporary parody also includes the unique one-act drama, Special Relativity, which asks the question: When Paul Robeson, J. Edgar Hoover, and Albert Einstein are raised from the dead at an anti-Bush rally, which one wears the dress? Terry Bisson is the host of the popular reading series SF in SF, the editor of the Outspoken Authors pocketbook series, and a recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards. He is the author of Crossfire, The Fifth Element, Greetings, Numbers Dont Lie, and Star Wars. He lives in San Francisco.FICTION, 144 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $12.00 (CAN $14.00)

ISBN: 9781604860856RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781604860863RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS OCTOBER

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A compelling and necessary tale of tough judgment for corporate unaccountability

Violence erupts in a peaceful modern country

Lives Less ValuableA NovelDerrick JensenDerrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the baleful design of our culture . . . His analysis of our cultures predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones. Daniel Quinn, author, Ishmael Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Part of the Flashpoint series, which includes Songs of the Dead (9781604860443) Putting corporate disregard for ecology on trial, this novel follows Vexcorp, a wealthy corporation that, at a safe distance, counts both the lives of others and the health of the environment as expenses on a balance sheetbut that distance is about to collapse. Malia is an activist who has lost faith in systemic reform, and Eddie is a street thug torn by grief at his younger sisters death. When Eddie mugs Malia, she compares him to Vexcorp, triggering a storm inside him. That storm only clears when he identifies the real agent of his pain: Larry Gordon, Vexcorps CEO. Injury requires justice, so Eddie kidnaps Gordon, and presents him to Malia for judgment. As bystanders become involved and time runs out, Malia is forced to make grueling moral decisions between survival and loyalty, safety and courage, agency and despair. Derrick Jensen is a teacher, an activist, and the author of The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame, and A Language Older Than Words. He lives in Crescent City, California.FICTION, 224 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $20.00)

Lonely Hearts KillerTomoyuki HoshinoA major novel by Tomoyuki Hoshino, one of the most compelling and challenging writers in Japan today. Thomas LaMarre, William Dawson Professor of East Asian Studies, McGill University Advertising in Journal of Asian Studies, Otaku USA magazine, and Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique Taking on a subject that is still largely avoided in Japan, this powerful thriller explores the threat posed by an emperor, even in a ceremonial role, to a democratic government. Set in a fictional island country, the novel is told from the perspective of a group of young adults who are embroiled in their private problems of friendship, work, and sex. Much of the plot is revealed though their internet postings, which gradually become a tool of resistance when the countrys popular young emperor dies and his sister is next in line to the throne. In the confusion that follows, martial law is declared and the populace, obsessed with fears about personal and national security, agrees to accept a new authoritarian government. Horrified by the rapid swing in the nations politics, the main characters confront the brutality that is eroding support for basic rights and environmental and humanitarian reforms. Tomoyuki Hoshino made his literary debut in Japan in 1997 and is the author of 12 novels, including Fantasista, which won the Noma Bungei award in 2003, and The Mermaid Sings Wake Up, which won the Mishima Prize in 2000. He is also known in Japan for his nonfiction essays on art, politics, social issues, and sportsparticularly soccer.FICTION/ASIAN STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781604860450RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781604860849RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS NOVEMBER

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A reissue of a thrilling maritime escapade

The Bird of DawningJohn Masefield Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Originally written in 1933, this classic sea adventure tells of the Blackgauntlet and her homeward-bound race from China to London. Disaster strikes when the ship is struck at night by a passing steameronly half of the crew manages to escape to the lifeboat while the others perish. Cruiser, the 22-year-old second mate who has always longed to be captain, takes command of the survivors as they plan to sail 700 miles to the island of Fayal. Cruiser and his crew battle all odds, including sharks, potential mutiny, a leaky boat, too few provisions, and the sea herself, in this taut and haunting narrative. John Masefield was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and the author of The Box of Delights, The Midnight Folk, and SaltWater Ballards. He spent many years traveling by ship, including years working on a hospital ship for the Red Cross.FICTION, 250 PAGES, 4.5 X 7 CLOTH, $21.00 (CAN $23.95)

A gripping and graphic story of an adventurous pirates life

The Pirate GowDaniel Defoe Authors previous works sold more than one million copies With a fascinating introduction that provides historical context for the book, this rendition of novelist Daniel Defoes historical account details the life of John Gow, the notorious 18th-century pirate who ransacked the waves. Leaving home at an early age to sail the seas, Gow overthrew the crew of the ship Caroline, which propelled him to the rank of Captain. He exploited French, Spanish, and Portuguese ships, establishing himself as an infamous seaman adept at evading authorities at sea and ashore. Perfect for any collector of fiction or for those interested in piracy and maritime history, this adventurous tale is a faithful, unedited reproduction of Defoes original. Daniel Defoe has been credited as the father of the English novel. He is the author of many books, including Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe. He harbored strong political views, which led him to become a spy as well as the founder of the pro-government newspaper, The Review.FICTION, 144 PAGES, 4.5 X 7 CLOTH, $17.00 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781906367244RIGHTS: US & CANADA NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781906367237RIGHTS: US & CANADA NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM SEPTEMBER

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A young womans disturbing obsession leads to dire consequences

A mystery from one of Norways leading authors of crime fiction

A Kind of IntimacyJenn Ashworth Co-op available Tracing the dark possibilities of best intentions gone awry, this darkly comic novel about a dysfunctional young womans life in the suburbs offers interesting psychological insights. Anniemorbidly obese and lonelymoves into a new home hoping for a clean slate but is convinced she has seen her next-door neighbor before. She embarks on a series of increasingly bizarre attempts to ingratiate herself with the boy next door, but wrong turns and snap judgments lead to a compelling and bloody climax. Jenn Ashworth is head librarian in a prison. She studied English at Cambridge and creative writing at Manchester.FICTION, 284 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Writing on the WallGunnar Staalesen Translator Hal SutcliffeAn intriguing reworking of an old idea Time Out Co-op available Authors previous books have sold more than one million copies internationally In this crime drama, set in Bergen, Norway, detective Varg Veums adventures take him into a dark world of privileged citizens who have been drawn into cross-dressing, drugs, and prostitution. When the local judge is discovered dead and clad only in womens lingerie in a luxury hotel, Varg is called in to explain the judges death. Soon, when a teenage girl suddenly goes missing and her parents ask that he find her,Varg finds that all of the clues lead him deeper into Bergens criminal underworld. Gunnar Staalesen is a leading author of crime stories. His books have been translated into more than 12 languages and have twice won Norways top crime-writing prize, the Golden Pistol. Hal Sutcliffe is a prize-winning translator affiliated with the European Union.MYSTERY, 272 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781906413064RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS/BLISS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781906413194RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS OCTOBER

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Volumes one and two of the trilogy often considered Hungarys War and PeaceMikls Bnffy Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor Translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katlin Bnffy-Jelen Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 35,000 copies Mikls Bnffy was a diplomat, a member of parliament, and a foreign minister in the early 1920s. He signed the peace treaty with the U.S. that granted Hungarys admission to the League of Nations. He is the author of The Phoenix Land and volumes one, two, and three of the Transylvanian trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided. Patrick Leigh Fermor is the author of numerous travel books, including Between the Wood and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople, A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople, and A Time to Keep Silence. Patrick Thursfield is a translator and a former Times journalist and television writer. Katlin Bnffy-Jelen is a translator and the daughter of Mikls Bnffy. They are the cowinners of the Weidenfeld Translation Prize for their translation of volume three of the Transylvanian trilogy, They Were Divided.

They Were Counted Included in the 2009 Guardian list of 1,000 Novels Everyone Must Read Painting an unrivalled portrait of the vanished world of pre-1914 Hungary, this story is told through the eyes of two young Transylvanian cousins, Count Balint Abdy and Count Lszl Gyeroffy. Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes in parliament, and the luxury of life in Budapest provide the backdrop for this gripping, prescient novel, forming a chilling indictment of upper-class frivolity and political folly, in which good manners cloak indifference and brutality. Abdy becomes aware of the plight of a group of Romanian mountain peasants and champions their cause, while Gyeroffy dissipates his resources at the gaming tables, mirroring the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire itself. The first book in a trilogy published before World War II, it was rediscovered after the fall of Communism in Hungary and this edition contains a new foreword.FICTION, 596 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

They Were Found WantingThe tale of the two Transylvanian cousins, their loves, and their very different fortunes continues in this second volume of the Transylvanian trilogy. Balint Abdy is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy, while Lzlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through excessive drinking and his own fecklessness. Politicians, quarreling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymens real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with the Habsburg rule of Hungary from Vienna. Meanwhile, they fail to notice how the Great Powersthrough such events as Austrias annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 19141918 that will destroy their world forever. Contrasting a life of privilege and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help, this portrait is an unrivalled evocation of a rich and fascinating aristocratic world oblivious of its impending demise.FICTION, 470 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781905147977RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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Four tragic lives intertwine during the Spanish Civil War

An exotic mix of gay, war-themed short stories

Blind SunflowersAlberto MndezReaders should be grateful to have this book, and English readers doubly grateful for Nick Caistors impeccable translation. Times Literary Supplement Awarded the Critics Prize and the National Prize for Literature in 2005 Serialized in the New Yorker in 2006 Now a major film by director Jos Luis Cuerda and starring Javier Cmara and Maribel Verd In this beautifully translated account of loss and reconciliation set in the time of the Spanish Civil War, four subtly connected vignettes come together to form a cohesive narrative that underlines the horrors of the war in Spain. The stories are narrated in the same engaging spirit but are clearly set apart by the individual voices of the narrating characters: a captain in Francos army who renounces winning the war on the very day of victory; a young poet who flees with his pregnant girlfriend and is forced to grow up quickly, only to die within a few months; a prisoner in Porliers jail who refuses to live a lie so that his executioner can be held accountable; and a lustful deacon who hides his desires behind the apostolic fascism that clamors for the purifying blood of the defeated. Combining power and passion with delicacy and literary art, these heartbreaking tales blur the line between victor and conquest until only one thing remains clear whatever ones affiliations, nobody survives unscathed. Alberto Mndez is an award-winning writer who worked for both Spanish and international publishing companies.FICTION, 110 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

A Casualty of WarThe Arcadia Book of Gay Short StoriesEdited by Peter Burton Co-op available Authors previous titles have sold more than 50,000 copies A finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Anthologies category In this grisly anthology of gay-themed short stories, a carefully selected assortment of fictional vignettes are brought together to form an eclectic compilation of stories on conflict and war. Opening with an insiders take on military brutality in war-torn Baghdad and following with a blend of acclaimed authorssuch as Neil Bartlett, Desmond Hogan, and Richard Zimlerand upand-comers, this heart-wrenching anthology represents writings from a wide range of international locales, including Britain, Ireland, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Sometimes serious, often sinister, at times light-hearted, and always absorbing, these stories contain something to satisfy readers of all tastes. Peter Burton is the editor of six anthologies of gay short stories, three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. He is the former literary editor of both Gay News and Gay Times and has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including Amongst the Aliens, The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories, and Parallel Lives.FICTION/GAY STUDIES, 289 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781906413316RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS OCTOBER

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An American officer switches sides at the height of the Cold War

Murderers from different centuries tell their connected chilling accounts

The EnvoyEdward WilsonA glorious, seething broth of historical fact and old-fashioned spy story. Times Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Kit Fournier, a disaffected former American officer, goes deep undercover and sides with the enemy in this sophisticated espionage thriller that takes place at the height of the Cold War. Giving a unique look into the CIA in London, Kit faces not only the looming arms race and an impending H-bomb apocalypse but also a crisis of the soulbrought about by the unveiling of his own dark, personal secret that might prove more deadly than the dispatches hes decoding. In a world where sexual blackmail and personal betrayal are essential skills, the consequences of siding with the enemy are exposed in this gripping historical drama. Edward Wilson served as an officer in Vietnam and was decorated with the Bronze Star and a U.S. Army commendation medal for valor. He is the author of A River in May.FICTION, 274 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

This Breathing WorldJos Luis de JuanA work of stunning virtuosity, intelligence, and elegance. Francis King, author, The Dividing Stream An elegant, disturbing, and labyrinthine thriller. Richard Zimler, author, Guardian of the Dawn Co-op available Constructed as reflections of one another, this pair of playfully unsettling, wonderfully sensual thrillers explores the secrets of desire and the dark yearning to make historyand the drastic lengths some will go to in order to do so. Set in first-century Rome, the first tale tells of Mazuf, a homosexual scribe who is driven to kill. The second story, set in modern-day Boston, focuses on the sexual exploits of a Harvard student, eventually revealing that he, too, is a murderer. Carefully intertwining the two narratives of the young murderers, this novel ultimately begs the question Can actions change not just the future but, more compellingly, the past? Jos Luis de Juan is the prize-winning author of a short story collection, a book of essays, and four novels in his native Spanish. He was also distinguished as a writer in residence at Villa MontNoir in France.FICTION, 231 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781906413125RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesAn undercover Secret Service agent battles violent Irish criminals

Shamrock AlleyA NovelRonald Damien Malfi Co-op available Advertising in Crime Spree (September/October) and Strand (Holiday) When Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates a ring of organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit money operation, including two violent Irish criminals from Hells Kitchen, he risks his life to stop what may be the most sinister operation in the countrys history. Every step of drugs, booze, and blood brings him closer to his own demise in a gory, dangerous undercover world far removed from his own personal reality, which includes his pregnant wife and terminally ill father. But when these two worlds meet, Mavio must implement every skill he has learned to save himself, his family, and the people of New York City. Ronald Damien Malfi is the author of The Fall Of Never, The Nature Of Monsters, and Via Dolorosa. He lives in Baltimore.FICTION, 400 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836942RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS SEPTEMBER

Excerpt: Freeze, goddamn it! Police! Nobody move! John hit the wall as if struck by a passing locomotive and wasted no time gathering his legs up around his body and rolling behind the corner edge of the bar. His head struck the side of the bar and bright, oily spirals exploded behind his eyelids. Legs flitted past him; a barstool crashed to the floor. Breathing heavily, his throat suddenly burned. Something flailed beside him. It was Jeffrey Clay, the color abruptly drained from his face, his eyes bugging out to the size of chicken eggs. Clay fumbled with a .38, juggled it as if unaccustomed to its weight and texture. He waved a hand at Clay. Shit, he hissed through clenched teeth. Shit, Jeffrey! Jeffrey Clay did not hear him. They were pegged behind the bar and against the wall. One of the officers shouted for them to stand, and no one moved. The room thundered like a series of amplified heartbeats. Frantically, John surveyed his immediate area for any sign of Francis Deveneau. At first he didnt see him, but then caught a glimpse of the man edging back across the floor on his hands and knees, his face twisted, his eyes darting. He was crawling backward toward a darkened room. Their eyes met briefly and locked. Tressa Walker had pressed herself against the doorframe behind the bar, her pale, slender arms wrapped tight around her knees. She was visibly shaking; John thought he could almost hear the sound of her head thudding against the wall, her teeth rattling in her skull . . . Stand up! one of the cops shouted. The voice was too close. John could sense their presence all around him, thick like humidity. The walls vibrated. Stand up slow! John slid himself against the wall beside Clay. The guy was shaking. He pushed his hand against Clays gun. Chill out, he half-whispered. Chill out. Youre gonna blow your own goddamn foot off. Give me the gun. Clay didnt respond. Jeffrey . . . He closed his fingers around the grip of Clays gun, slid his index finger behind the trigger. Give it to me . . .

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A dangerous foray into the world of human trafficking

Unexplained murders bring out mysterious secrets in a small town

TraffyckMichael BeresA page-turner of the highest order: from the compelling characterization to the vividly described landscape of a devastated Ukraine to the stunning cover art, Beres has penned himself a winner. Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune, on Chernobyl Murders Co-op available Advertising in Mystery Scene (Fall), BookPage (October), CrimeSpree (October/November), and Strand (Holiday) Part of the Lazlo Horvath Thriller series, which includes Chernobyl Murders (9781933836294) When a Kiev video store is torched, the wife of the now-deceased ownerand primary suspect in the arson casehires private investigator Janos Nagy. As he delves into the womans past, Janos discovers things are far more than meets the eye, and as the case is pursued further, a human trafficking plot unfolds from Kiev across the Ukraine. With mixed involvement of Eastern European and Russian mafia, the Ukraine Secret Service, and both orthodox and nonorthodox church rivalries, the race to untangle the threads of the international trafficking ring turns quickly to a matter of life and death. Michael Beres is the author of Chernobyl Murders, Grand Traverse, and The Presidents Nemesis. He lives in Freesoil, Michigan.FICTION, 500 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (NCR)

Dark Secrets of the Old Oak TreeDolores J. WilsonDolores J. Wilson is a storyteller who will soon find her own audience. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Made me wish I could drive a wrecker. Sandra Chastain, author, Bedroom Eyes, on Barking Goats and the Redneck Mafia Her [Wilsons] debut novel is an affectionate chronicle of one womans discovery that commitment, support, and trust are closer than she thought. Publishers Weekly on Big Hair and Flying Cows Co-op available Advertising in Book Page, Crime Spree, Mystery Scene, Romantic Times, and Strand Following the end of her 15-year marriage to a high-powered attorney, Evie Carson returns to her small hometown in Georgia only to stumble upon a horrible secret. She is stunned into silence as she watches a mentally-challenged member of the community carry the nude, lifeless body of her childhood friend. The authorities are sure that once the man is arrested, the towns nightmare will be over. But when he turns up dead and Evies home becomes the center of bizarre events, she and an investigating state trooper fear she may be the next victim. With his help, Evie wages a battle to save her life against the secrets of the oak tree. Soon, she begins to wonder if she is safe from anyone in her hometown, including the state trooper. Dolores J. Wilson is the author of several novels, including Barking Goats and the Redneck Mafia and Big Hair and Flying Cows.FICTION, 350 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605421056RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS NOVEMBER

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New TitlesA military experiment meant to protect the United States is now out to destroy it

Forty-Eight XThe Lemuria ProjectBarry Pollack Co-op available Advertising in Mystery Scene (Fall), Strand (November, December), Ebaumsworld.com and SliceofScifi.com (December), and CrimeSpree (Holiday) On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project. These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces, McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following orders without question. When Egyptian beauty Fala al Shodaha and Israeli Joshua Krantz, scientists in their own right, stumble across the top-secret project, they are determined to uncover its true nature and pursue their quest to Diego Garcia. Tensions mount as Krantz and McGraw clash over the projectand vie for the affection of the lovely Fala. When they discover they arent the only ones on the island competing for her attention, shocking truths are revealed that beg the question, Is it too late to save themselvesand the entire human racefrom almost certain annihilation? Barry Pollack is an emergency-room physician and a writer who has written prime-time television screenplays, a newspaper column, and a travel book. He also wrote and directed Cool Breeze, the 1972 blaxploitation remake of John Hustons 1950 classic Asphalt Jungle. He lives in West Lake Village, California.FICTION, 450 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (NCR)

Excerpt: There was a small clinic in the town with broken-tiled, almost dirt floors, a dozen beds, one doctor, and a few nurses. Unlike the antiseptic odors of most medical facilities, this one reeked of urine and feces. The doctor had little to offer, some basic antibiotics, bandages, and most importantly, the gift of pain relief: intravenous narcotics, in the form of the local homegrown heroin. If you survived the place, you likely left addicted. In a corner bed there was a man, or they assumed he was a man, wrapped like a mummy, head to toe, in bloodied bandages. His body had been serrated, from the top of his head to his feet. Krantz immediately had doubts about his theory. Could a child soldier wielding a battle scythe have done this? The man had been blinded. His lips, tongue, and mouth were shredded. He was fed through a feeding tube in his abdomen and was in great pain, even with the heavy doses of narcotics they were giving him.

ISBN: 9781934755020RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS DECEMBER

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A race against time in rural Washington state

The Rock & Roll Queen of BedlamA Wise-Cracking Tale of Secrets, Peril, and Murder!Marilee Brothers Co-op available Advertising in BookPage and Strand (September/October), Mystery Scene (Fall), and Crime Spree (Holiday) Leggy, karaoke-singing Allegra Thome spends her days teaching dysfunctional teens and her nights with a wealthy new boyfriend. Her life is grand until she finds herself in the middle of a drug bust and meets Sloan, a rough-around-the-edges DEA agent. Soon after a student from her class disappears, things quickly head south, and their search becomes a race against time with dead bodies piling up and her own life in peril. Marilee Brother is the author of Castle Ladyslipper and Moonstone. She lives in Selah, Washington.FICTION, 300 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

Effervescent mystery meets offbeat comedy in this page-turner

Diary of a Confessions QueenKathy Carmichael Co-op available Advertising in BookPage, CrimeSpree, Mystery Scene, Romance Sells, Romantic Times, and Strand Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In writing for True Lies Magazine, guilt-ridden Amy takes on the abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safethat is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessingand laughinguntil the end. Kathy Carmichael is the award-winning author of Chasing Charlie, Here Comes Trouble, My Lady Mischief, and Hot Flash. She lives in Palm Harbor, Florida.MYSTERY/FICTION, 350 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

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A novel of drugs, guns, sex, and gold bullion

SwapA MysteryJohn McFetridgeCanadas answer to Elmore Leonard, John McFetridge is going places. Toronto Star [McFetridge is] a clear disciple of Elmore Leonard . . . a fun read. Publishers Weekly When Torontos shadow city sprawls outwards with its vicious and encompassing criminal economy, all the local detectives can do is watch, grimace, and drink, sweeping up detritus left in the wakedead hookers, corrupt cops, and people too slow or weak to keep up or too stupid to get out of the way. Detroit-born, projects-raised, former soldier Get feels right at home here, having returned from the business opportunities he sought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selling guns to biker gangs and hiding in a veneer of respectability, he soon finds himself wavering because of stick-up girl Sunitha. She wants him to help her rob the bikers gold bullion drug money and escape with her, swapping this life for another. John McFetridge is the author of Below of the Line, Dirty Sweet, and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. He lives in Toronto.MYSTERY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, CAN $24.95

Crime and corruption abound in this Torontobased thriller

Everybody Knows This is NowhereA MysteryJohn McFetridgeAn absorbingly complex tale . . . There are wheels within wheels, plots within plots, betrayals within betrayalsalong with confusions and hopes. Toronto Sun Co-op available Advertising in Bloody Words and CrimeSpree magazine New in paper; also available in cloth (9781550227550) The seedy massage parlors, gang-ridden housing projects, and expensive mafia-run clubs of Toronto provide the backdrop for this riveting crime story featuring Detective Gord Bergeron. Plagued by unanswered questions in his personal life and at work, Gord immerses himself in the investigation of a death that may be terrorist-related. Did the Arab-looking man who fell 25 floors to his death jump, or was he pushed? Sharon MacDonald may know the answer, but she is knee-deep in her own problemsnamely, her house arrest, the impending arrival of her drug lord ex-boyfriend, and the attention of the preternaturally good-looking Ray. Its only a matter of time until Sharon and Gords paths cross in this fast-paced mystery. John McFetridge is the author of Below the Line, Dirty Sweet, and Swap. He lives in Toronto.MYSTERY, 334 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

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A return to the city where bullets square everything

An excellent introduction to the eccentric Clay Blackburn series

GrinderA MysteryMike KnowlesThe action is hard and raw and savage, and the characters are about as deliciously nasty as youd expect. January Magazine The action is straight, hard, and fast, and the characters are as sharply etched as this stuff gets. Mystery Scene Co-op available Two years ago Wilson left his old boss alive in exchange for a clean slate, keeping up his end of the bargain and staying off the grid. Then, thousands of miles from the city he once escaped, a man comes calling on Wilson with a gun in hand and a woman in his trunk. Wilson is pulled back into his old life as a grinder to work under the radar to quietly find out who is responsible for a dangerous mobsters missing nephewsand this time all bets are off. Mike Knowles is the author of Darwins Nightmare. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.MYSTERY, 220 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

The Incredible DoubleOwen HillOwen Hills breathless, sly, and insouciant mystery novels are full of that rare Dawn Powel-ish essence: fictional gossip. Jonathan Lethem, author, The Fortress of Solitude Author tour to include New York City (June) Most of the time, Clay Blackburn is your average, bisexual, book scout in Berkeley, but sometimes hes a would-be private detectivewithout a license, gun, or even a business card. Despite his questionable qualifications, people still come to him for help, and he inevitably comes across more than his fair share of trouble. Through it all, hes constantly seeking the fountain of youth, the myth of paradise, the pie in the skyThe Incredible Double. Fighting his way through corporate shills, Berkeley loonies, and CEO thugs, Clay struggles to understand the secret of The Double and discover the true meaning of life. Joined by his three trusty but goofy sidekicksbest friend and lefty soldier of fortune Marvin, ex-FBI agent Bailey Dao, and smarmy but debonair Dino CentroClay confronts a host of bizarre characters, including drug casualty turned poet Loose Bruce, conspiracy theorist Larry Sasway, and Grace, the Tallulah Bankhead of Berkeley. Togetherand sometimes not so togetherthey team up to foil Drugstore Wally, the CEO with an evil plan. Owen Hill is the author of The Chandler Apartments and Loose Ends. He was awarded the Howard Moss Residency for poetry at Yaddo in 2005. He lives in Berkeley, California.MYSTERY, 128 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

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A riveting police procedural set amongst jazz clubs and high society

A young criminal longs for romance

Water-Blue EyesDomingo VillarVillars prose is brilliantly concise and depicts consistent scenes and characters. Babelia A piece of hard-boiled crime fiction. In luminous prose Villar lets the Mediterranean space speak. Times Literary Supplement Co-op available Part of the EuroCrime series, which includes Dead Horsemeat (9781900850827), A Deal with the Devil (9781905147526), Final Curtain (9781900850599), Janeites (9781900850735), and Rough Trade (9781900850872) Set amid the aromatic sea and forest of Vigo, Spain, this captivating thriller opens with the discovery of a young saxophonist found murdered in his posh, beachside apartment. An unusually cruel murder, the body is found tied by the wrists to the beds headboard, with two glasses of whiskey nearby, and bearing hideous burns across its midsection. The disheartened police inspector assigned to the mysterious case, Leo Caldas, stealthily moves his investigation between the inviting jazz clubs and the affected atmosphere of the upper crust, all whilst on the look out for a more headily desired objecta sense of meaning and purpose in his life. Domingo Villar is a screenwriter, a radio food critic, and a frequent contributor to various periodicals. He is the recipient of the Brigada Prize 21 for best first crime novel and the Sintagma Prize.MYSTERY/FICTION, 168 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

To Steal Her LoveMatti Joensuu Co-op available Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunp takes on a strangely elusive case in this mystery that begins with reports of a nocturnal visitor who tiptoes through apartments in Helsinki. Nothing is stolen or destroyed, but numerous women have awakened to an unknown presence in their bedrooms, only to assume in the light of morning that it was all a dream. The police take little notice at first, and the women themselves begin to doubt their sanity. As the evidence accumulates, the dragnet starts closing around a local burglary rings lock-picker. When the suspect falls in love with one of his nighttime victims, Harjunp thinks his big break has come, but his pursuit falters when he is forced to reassess his own private life. Matti Joensuu is one of Finlands leading crime writers and until recently worked as an investigator in the Helsinki Police Department. He is the author of Priest of Evil, and his books have been translated into 13 languages.MYSTERY/FICTION, 216 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Murder and lobsters abound in this classically charming regional mystery

Lushly illustrated look into the work of science fictions master artist

Geoff Henry and the Menke WhaleSimeon Gorges Author tour to include Camden and Yarmouth, Maine (September) Geoff Henry, a retired businessman who dabbles in detective work, takes on his first case when a lobsterman is found murdered on a downtown Portland pier. When a rare whale that had been frequenting the local bays turns up dead on shore, Geoff enlists the help of his best friend, the newly appointed police chief, in an attempt to piece together the two deaths. Set on the scenic coast of southern Maine and filled with rich, evocative details of place, this whodunit offers a gripping, intelligent, and fast-paced mystery. Simeon Gorges is a writer. He lives in Portland, Maine.MYSTERY/REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND, 176 PAGES, 4.75 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

OutermostThe Art & Life of Jack GaughanLuis Ortiz Co-op available Advertising in Illustration Magazine (Spring), Locus Magazine (Winter/Spring), and Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Spring) Authors previous books sold more than 12,000 copies Fantastic imagery, explosive color, and occasionally creepy creations merge together in this elaborate collection of the work of genius artist, Jack Gaughan. Extremely prolific and popular from the 1960s through the 1980s, Gaughan is showcased in this chronicle that is the first detail the art and life of this master of the science fiction and fantasy genre. Overflowing with samples of work from the artists personal archives and exploring examples of his working method, this definitive guide provides an inside look into this four time Hugo Award winner. After his death, the New England Science Fiction Association created the Jack Gaughan Award for best emerging science fiction illustrator. Luis Ortiz is the author of Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye, Cult Magazines: From A to Z, and Emshwiller: Infinity X Two, which was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus awards. His writings have also appeared in Comics Journal, Filmfax, and Illustration Magazine. He lives in New York City.ART/BIOGRAPHY, 176 PAGES, 9 X 9 75 COLOR PHOTOS, 140 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

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New TitlesBlurring the boundaries between fiction genres

The Secret History of Science FictionEdited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel Co-op available Advertising in Locus magazine Author tour to include Burlington, Massachusetts; Montreal; and Orlando, Florida This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question, If Thomas Pynchons Gravitys Rainbow had won the Nebula award in 1973, would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased? Exploring the possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction, this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already been obscured. Don DeLillos Human Moments in World War III follows the strange detachment of two astronauts who are orbiting in a skylab while a third world war rages on earth. The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe traverses a dissolving marriage, a custody dispute, and the visit of time travelers from the future. T. C. Boyles Descent of Man is the subversively funny tale of a man who suspects that his primatologist lover is having an affair with one of her charges. In Schwarzschild Radius, Connie Willis draws an allegorical parallel between the horrors of trench warfare and the speculative physics of black holes. Artfully crafted and offering a wealth of esteemed authorsfrom writers within the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction, as well as those with a crossover reputationthis volume aptly demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises.Table of Contents Angouleme Thomas M. Disch The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Ursula K. Le Guin Descent of Man T. C. Boyle Human Moments in World War III Don DeLillo Homelanding Margaret Atwood Interlocking Pieces Molly Gloss Salvador Lucius Shepard Schwarzschild Radius Connie Willis Buddha Nostril Bird John Kessel The Ziggurat Gene Wolfe The Hardened Criminals Jonathan Lethem Standing Room Only Karen Joy Fowler 1016 to 1 James Patrick Kelly 93990 George Saunders The Martian Agent, A Planetary Romance Michael Chabon Frankensteins Daughter Maureen F. McHugh The Wizard of West Orange Steven Millhauser

James Patrick Kelly is the author of Burn, Think Like a Dinosaur, and Wildlife, and the coeditor of Feeling Very Strange and Rewired. He is a columnist for Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine and the winner of two Hugo Awards. He lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire. John Kessel is a Nebula-, Sturgeon-, Tiptree-, and Locus-award winner and the author of Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News from Outer Space, and The Pure Product. He is the coeditor of Feeling Very Strange and Rewired and teaches science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing at North Carolina State University. His criticism has appeared in Foundation, Los Angeles Times Book Review, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.SCIENCE FICTION, 424 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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New TitlesStill the gold standard for short fiction in America. Stephen King on Fantasy & Science Fiction

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The Very Best of Fantasy & Science FictionSixtieth Anniversary AnthologyEdited by Gordon Van GelderIts obvious why F&SF has thrived while competitors have vanished. Eloquent, scintillating, often sublime. Kirkus Reviews Co-op available Advertising in Fantasy & Science Fiction and Locus magazine (September) Author tour to include Montreal and San Jose, California Collecting more than two dozen stories that originally appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fictionthe premiere speculative fiction magazinethis extraordinary anthology celebrates 60 years of top-notch genre fiction. Including All Summer in a Day, Ray Bradburys lasting tale of what happened on one special day; Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, describing what happened to Charlie Gordon when he was made into a genius; Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonneguts absurdist cautionary tale of mandatory equality; and The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick, concerning what Garson Poole learned after the accident that hospitalized him. This remarkable collection also features some of the most highly acclaimed, award-winning authors, including Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Shirley Jackson, Peter S. Beagle, Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Theodore Sturgeon, and Roger Zelazny. Hand-picked by the magazines current editor, this is an unmatched assemblage of appealing, first-rate fiction. Gordon Van Gelder is the editor of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF). He has been honored twice with the World Fantasy Award and twice with the Hugo Award. Under his leadership, F&SF has won the Locus Award for Best Magazine for eight consecutive years. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY, 480 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Table of Contents Introduction Gordon Van Gelder Of Time and Third Avenue Alfred Bester All Summer in a Day Ray Bradbury One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts Shirley Jackson A Touch of Strange Theodore Sturgeon Eastward Ho! William Tenn Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut This Moment of the Storm Roger Zelazny The Electric Ant Philip K. Dick The Deathbird Harlan Ellison The Women Men Dont See James Tiptree, Jr. I See You Damon Knight The Gunslinger Stephen King The Dark Karen Joy Fowler Buffalo John Kessel Solitude Ursula K. Le Guin Mother Grasshopper Michael Swanwick macs Terry Bisson Creation Jeffrey Ford Other People Neil Gaiman Two Hearts Peter S. Beagle Journey into the Kingdom M. Rickert The Merchant and the Alchemists Gate Ted Chiang

ISBN: 9781892391919RIGHTS: WORLD TACHYON PUBLICATIONS SEPTEMBER

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New TitlesA deliciously tongue-in-cheek Talmudic study

The Kosher Guide to Imaginary AnimalsThe Evil Monkey DialoguesAnn VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer Co-op available Authors previous works have sold more than 25,000 copies Advertising in Locus magazine Author tour to include Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco, California; and Miami and Orlando, Florida Whimsically illustrated, this bite-sized bestiary is the deciding vote on which fantastical creatures are kosher. Embarking on an undomesticated romp from A to Z, the ritual cleanliness of E.T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra are discussed. This hilarious kashrut is the offspring of a debate that began on Jeff Vandermeers blog, between his alter-ego, Evil Monkey, and his editor/wife. Addressing questions such as Is a vegetable-lamb a vegetable or a lamb? Does licking the Pope make you trayf? What exactly is a Pollo Maligno? and Is Sasquatch roast stringy? this irreverent abecedary is a perfect gift for anyone seeking to broaden their imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free. Ann VanderMeer is the fiction editor for Weird Tales and the founder of Buzzcity Press and Silver Web magazine. Jeff VanderMeer is the author of City of Saints and Madmen, Secret Life, Shriek, and Veniss Underground and the founder and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. They coedited the Best American Fantasy series, as well as The New Weird and Steampunk. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.FANTASY/HUMOR, 96 PAGES, 5 X 7 35 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

Excerpt: Pollo Maligno Of Columbian origins, the evil cannibalistic chicken or pollo maligno is a spirit of the forest that takes the form of poultry. Pollo maligno haunts hunters, drawing them into the deepest forest. Once the hunters are lost, the huge chicken challenges them to a boxing match, but cheekily devours them while they're still preparing for the fisticuffs. Then the pollo maligno runs through the forest screaming its own name until it is absorbed back into the vines and leaves until the next time. This mighty chicken is unrelated to the pollo maligno familiar to you from bad fast food joints. Kosher? No Discussion: Ann VanderMeer: When you say cannibalistic, do you mean a chicken that eats other chickens or a chicken that eats humans? Evil Monkey: When I say Pollo Maligno, I have no idea what I mean except I sound fierce. Ann: Well, chickens are kosher, but if it's eating meat, probably not. Evil Monkey: POLLO MALIGNO! POLLO MALIGNO!

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The Best of Joe R. LansdaleJoe R. LansdaleA folklorists eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteurs sense of pace. New York Times Book Review Like 10-alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty strong stuff. . . . He has become a cult figure. People magazine Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness . . . but amped up to about 100,000 watts. Houston Chronicle A zest for storytelling and a gimlet eye for detail. Entertainment Weekly Co-op available Authors previous books have sold more than 25,000 copies Advertising in Locus magazine By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Horny steam-shovels, odd-ball detectives, malicious rocks, spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire hunters permeate these vividly detailed stories. Featuring cult-classic award-winning tales such as The Night They Missed the Horror Show, Mad Dog Summer, and Dog, along with non-fiction forays into drive-in theaters and low budget films, this dynamic retrospective represents the broad spectrum of Lansdales career. Bubba Hotepthe tale of Elvis, John F. Kennedy, and a soul-sucking mummy, which was made into an award-winning filmis included along with the acclaimed novella, On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks, and never before collected works. Original, compelling, and downright odd, this unforgettable compilation is essential reading for fans of horror, mystery, and southern gothic. Joe R. Lansdale is the author of 30 novels, including Bad Chili, The Bottoms, Lost Echoes, and Mucho Mojo, and more than 200 short stories, nonfiction articles, and comic books. His novel, Bubba Hotep, was made into a major motion picture and he is the winner of seven Bram Stoker Awards, the British Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Award. He is a writer in residence and teacher at Stephen F. Austin University. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.HORROR/SCIENCE FICTION, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Excerpt: Godzilla, on his way to work at the foundry; sees a large building that seems to be mostly made of shiny copper and dark, reflecting solar glass. He sees his image in the glass and thinks of the old days, wonders what it would be like to stomp on the building, to blow flames at it, kiss the windows black with his burning breath, then dance rapturously in the smoking debris. One day at a time, he tells himself. One day at a time. Godzilla makes himself look at the building hard. He passes it by. He goes to the foundry. He puts on his hard hat. He blows his fiery breath into the great vat full of used car parts, turns the car parts to molten metal. The metal runs through pipes and into new molds for new car parts. Doors. Roofs. Etc. Godzilla feels some of the tension drain out.

ISBN: 9781892391940RIGHTS: WORLD TACHYON PUBLICATIONS JANUARY

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New TitlesFiendish fiction at its finest

DarknessTwo Decades of Modern HorrorEdited by Ellen Datlow Co-op available Advertising in Locus Magazine (February) Authors previous works have sold more than 150,000 copies Compiling the finest in frightening tales, this unique anthology offers a diverse selection of horror culled from the last 25 years. Hand selected from cutting-edge authors, each work blends subtle psychology and mischievousness with disturbingly visceral imagery. In the classic Chattery Teeth, Stephen King provides a tautly drawn account of a traveling salesman who unwisely picks up yet another hitchhiker, while in Peter Straubs eerie The Juniper Tree, a man whose nostalgia for the movies of his childhood leads to his stolen innocence. Renowned fantasy author George R. R. Martin weaves a sinister yarn about a young woman encountering a neighbor who is overly enamored with her in The Pear-Shaped Man. Combining acclaimed masters of the macabre, such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and Thomas Ligotti, with bold new talents to the genre, including Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen Kings son, Joe Hill, this distinctive collection of stories will delight and terrify. Ellen Datlow has edited more than 50 anthologies, including The Dark, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Inferno, Little Deaths, Poe, Twists of the Tales, and The Years Best Fantasy and Horror. She coedited The Coyote Road, Salon Fantastique, and Trolls Eye View and has won the Locus Award, the Hugo Award, the Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the World Fantasy Award for her editing. She lives in New York City.HORROR, 424 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Excerpt from My Fathers Mask by Joe Hill: Why cant you protect me? I asked. My mother said, Because there are some things a mothers love and a fathers courage cant keep you safe from. Besides, who could fight them? You know about playing card people. How they all go around with little golden hatchets and little silver swords. Have you ever noticed how well armed most good hands of poker are? No accident the first card game everyone learns is War, my father said, driving with one wrist slung across the wheel. Theyre all variations on the same plot. Metaphorical kings fighting over the worlds limited supplies of wenches and money. My mother regarded me seriously over the back of her seat, her eyes luminous in the dark. Were in trouble, Jack, she said. Were in terrible trouble. Okay, I said. Its been building for a while. We kept it from you at first, because we didnt want to scare you. But you have to know. Its right for you to know. Werewell, you seewe dont have any money anymore. Its the playing card people. Theyve been working against us, poisoning investments, tying assets up in red tape. Theyve been spreading the most awful rumors about your father at work. I dont want to upset you with the crude details. They make menacing phone calls. They call me up in the middle of the day and talk about the awful things theyre going to do to me. To you. To all of us.

ISBN: 9781892391957RIGHTS: WORLD TACHYON PUBLICATIONS FEBRUARY

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Some of the best stories you will ever read. RPG.net

The Best of All FleshZombie AnthologyEdited by James LowderFull of excellent stories from 25 different writers. All have their own little spin on what a zombie story should be and all of them entertain . . . definitely pick up this book. Games Unplugged Zombie fans wont want to miss out. Hellnotes on The Book of More Flesh Co-op available Advertising in Fangoria (August and November) and Realms of Fantasy (October and November) Editors previous books sold more than 500,000 copies Bringing the living dead into stark reality, this anthology reveals the best of undead horror and monstrous zombie tales. Culled from the popular All Flesh Must Be Eaten zombie anthology series, this broad collection of stories proves that no place in the world is safe when the dead rise again. Their shambling hordes flood cities, scour the countryside, and leave no part of history untouched. Ideal for fans of supernatural terror and apocalyptic fiction, this horrific array includes narratives by Tobias Buckell, Scott Edelman, Charles Coleman Finlay, and Tom Piccirelli. James Lowder is the editor of several critically acclaimed anthologies, a four-time Origins Award winner, and a finalist for the Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He is the author of The Book of More Flesh, The Doom of Camelot, The Final Book of Flesh, and Prince of Lies. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Excerpt from Night Shift by Rebecca Brock: The fire drew the dead. I sat in my car for a long time, watching the flames, listening to the static on the radio. No broadcasts. Not a surprise. I dont think I wanted to know what was going on in the cities. The things stood as close to the fire as they could. A few of them got too close and went up like theyd been soaked in gasoline. On the far side of the house, just behind the ruined wall of the nursery, one of the things watched me instead of the flames. I stared at her for a long, long time. I remembered the pink nightgown and fuzzy houseshoes. The glasses hanging around her neck by a thick gold chain. Mom. Shed come home.FICTION/HORROR, 288 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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The latest in the dark adventures of supernatural detective Teddy London

A handful of eerie yarns spun from another world

The Sleep That RescuesA Supernatural Detective NovelC. J. HendersonHenderson is a solid and original writer who brings a great deal of variety as well as a twist-in-the-tail irony to his stories. In the glutted private-eye field, some follow conventions slavishly while others like Henderson bring a fresh slant. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine C. J. Henderson is a born storyteller. The Armchair Detective Co-op available Advertising in Locus Magazine (September, November) and Realms of Fantasy (September, December) Private investigator Teddy London, who has stood firm against vampires, werewolves, and terrors from beyond without flinching, now faces not only an unimaginable god-horror of unlimited power but also the consequences of his own reckless ego. Acting without thinking, he inadvertently opens the doorway of the dreamplane to a beautiful cat burglar, giving her access to the secrets of the universe. Now, the balance of all time and space has been thrown into chaos, and Teddy will need more than a gun named Betty and a blade named Veronica to save his own skin, let alone the entire world. C. J. Henderson is the creator of the Jack Hagee private detective series, the Teddy London occult detective series, and author of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.FICTION/FANTASY, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Ancient ShadowsDark Tales of Eldritch FantasyEdited by William JonesMr. Jones has proven himself to be one of the best editorsif not the bestworking in the horror presses these days, and I urge you folks reading this to go pick up any of the books hes edited, as well as Dark Wisdom magazine. Stephen Mark Rainey, editor, Dark Realms Magazine, and author, Dark Shadows series Co-op available Advertising in Locus Magazine (September, November) and Realms of Fantasy (September, December) Presenting an eldritch dimension that is familiar and unsettling, this anthology of alternate-history tales touches upon a dark mythos unseen beneath the surface of the real world. Conducting a journey into a timeless universe of what might have been, this collection of stories contains narratives composed by todays most popular Cthulhu Mythos authors. Ideal for sword and sorcery aficionados and written in the authentic style of traditional dark fantasy, this compilation is a must-have for fans of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and H. P. Lovecraft. William Jones is the author of The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson and Voodoo Virus. He is the editor of Dark Wisdom magazine and the anthologies Arkham Tales, High Seas Cthulhu, Horrors Beyond, and Rlyeh Rising. He lives in Metamora, Michigan.FANTASY, 304 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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A girl battles the most deadly of killers her own mind

I had to put this book down to catch my breath. Steve Vernon, Cemetery Dance Weekly

ImolaRichard Satterlie Co-op available Advertising on Fangoria.com, Fearzone.com, and Horrorhound.com (September, October) and in Rue Morgue (September) Part of the Agnes Hahn series After witnessing the horrific murder of her twin sister Lilin, Agnes Hahn developed a multiple personality disorder in the form of her dead sibling and was admitted to the Napa State Mental Institution, simply known as Imola to its residents. By controlling her sisters body, Lilin escapes from the institution and begins a killing spree throughout northern California. Calling on the lessons learned in her therapy sessions and with the support of investigative reporter Jason Powers, Agnes begins to challange her maniacal sister. Wrestling with the secrets of her dark past and her persistent inner demon, Agnes finds herself in the ultimate battle to regain her life. Richard Satterlie is the author of the novels Agnes Hahn, Phoenix, and Something Bad and the short story The Stick, which is included in the horror-and-suspense anthology Fear. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, a recent Guggenheim Fellow, and the author of many articles published in scientific journals. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. Also available:HORROR/FICTION, 385 PAGES, 4.25 X 7 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

Personal DemonsGregory Lamberson Co-op available Advertising in Book Page (August, September), on Fangoria.com and Fearzone.com (October), in Horrorhound (September, October), on Horrorhound.com (August, September, November, December), and in Rue Morgue (September, Halloween, November) Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special Homicide Task Force, faces what every cop dreadsan elusive serial killer. While investigating a series of bloodletting sacrifice rituals executed by an ominous perpetrator known as the Cipher, Jake refuses to submit to a drug test and resigns from the police department. While battling a cocaine addiction, Jake starts a high-pressure position as the director of security at Tower International, a controversial genetic-engineering company. Beneath the polished exterior of the corporate identity and the CEOwho has a reputation as the frontiersman on the cutting edge of scienceis a deranged mind. As Jake delves deeper into this frightening laboratory, he discovers much more than unethical practices performed in the name of human progress. Sequestered in rooms veiled in secrecy is the worst crime the world will ever seethe theft of the human soul. Horrifying and gruesome, this is a gripping, suspense-filled novel that offers intense arguments about science, ethics, and human life. Gregory Lamberson is the writer and director of the horror films Naked Fear, Slime City, and Undying Love. He is the author of Johnny Gruesome and a contributor to Cheap Scares: Horror Filmmakers Share Their Experience. He lives in Cheektowaga, New York.HORROR/FICTION, 400 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781934755044RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS SEPTEMBER

Agnes Hahn 9781933836454 $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420721RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS OCTOBER

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Whimsical yarns examine the thrill of the chase

Dreamwish Beasts and SnarksMike ResnickResnick is thought-provoking, imaginative . . . and above all galactically grand. Los Angeles Times Co-op available At times humorous, at other times serious, this endearing collection of short fiction explores many concepts regarding fantastical or futuristic safaris. Detailing the many contrasting pitfalls of hunting, a hardboiled detective attempts to locate a unicorn in New York City on New Years Day, and in a later tale, must track down a millennia-old vampire in order to save his assistant. In the Nebula-nominated story Hunting the Snark, a classical big-game hunt on a newly discovered planet develops similarities to Lewis Carrolls famous poem, yet ends with a surprising twist. In The Soul Eater and Nicobar LaneThe Soul Eaters Story, separate views are offered from the hunter and the hunted in an eccentric love story that incorporates elements of Moby Dick and the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Offering a few somber features, Safari 2103 AD looks at a world where the number of wild animals can be counted on ones fingers, while in Bwana, colonists leave industrialized Africa to create a paradise on a new world, only to discover how fragile they are. Imaginative and captivating, each narrative offers a unique spin on what it means to be a hunter. Mike Resnick is the author of numerous science fiction novels and short stories, including Dragon America, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Amulet of Power, Return to Santiago, and Santiago. He is the editor of This Is My Funniest and has won five Hugo Awards and the Nebula Award. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION, 278 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Vividly imagined tales from a new voice in science fiction

Are You There and Other StoriesJack SkillingsteadSkillingstead ably maps the landscape of humankinds presentgrowingconfusion. Locus Magazine Co-op available Unconventional and deep, this dynamic collection of 26 stories offers a wealth of fantastical and horrifying settings. Several perspectives on life after death are exploredreincarnated swarms of nanobots with digital personalities and a spirit wandering a bleak and violent city in search of lost loveas well as dynamic themes of alien invasion and Lovecraftian horror. In Life on the Preservation, the Earth has been devastated, but Seattle has been preserved in a time loop taking place one day before world destruction, and a young girl who has never known such opulence is sent to destroy the city. A man injured by a terrorists bomb discovers that he can relive the event, but if he chooses to save the woman at the table next to him, there will be dire consequences to himself in Rewind. In the title story, a parapolice detective in hot pursuit of a serial killer receives help from a responsive memory module of the killers mother, but soon discovers that he might be falling in love with the module. Edgy and surreal, each tale reflects on familiar, emotional issues and complex relationships from new and imaginative angles. Jack Skillingstead is an author whose short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Fast Forward 2, The Mammoth Book of New SF, The Years Best Fantasy & Horror, and The Years Best Science Fiction, as well as numerous periodicals, including Asimovs Science Fiction, F&SF, and Realms of Fantasy. He lives in Seattle.SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR, 310 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781930846609RIGHTS: WORLD GOLDEN GRYPHON PRESS SEPTEMBER

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A battle rages against a wickedness stronger than any human

Magic and freedom are threatened by a powerful and hateful enemy

The Keepers of SulbrethSusan Gourley Co-op available Advertising in BookPage and Realms of Fantasy In this magical, medieval fantasy, forces must combine to save the kingdom of Futhark from the evil abyss that threatens it. Sitting within this land and high above an unexplored sea is Sulbreth, the seat from which the Otten family has always ruled. Standing next to their throne are the Keepers, gifted sorcerers who hide a guarded truth only the king understands. When Prince Jonared takes the throne, he also inherits a tragic and dark shadow ready to befall his land. He and the Keepers summon Sabelline Shelton, a rare sorceress gifted in metallurgy, for a duty she has always feared. But even her exceptional talents are not enough to forestall the soulless enemy issuing forth from the dark places of Futhark. When Cage Stone enters Sulbreth in a tournament to secure his sisters future, he too is called by a prophetic destiny to help fight the otherworldly foes and renew the seals that protect their kingdom. Susan Gourley is a novelist, a teacher, and a coach. She lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.FANTASY/FICTION, 450 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

May Earth RiseHolly Taylor Co-op available Advertising in BookPage (September, October); Dragonpage.com (November, December); Realms of Fantasy, Renaissance Magazine, and SliceofSciFi.com (November) Part of the Dreamers Cycle series, which includes Crimson Fire (9781933836034, 9781933836676), Cry of Sorrow (9781933836263), and Night Birds Reign (9781932815535) In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a fullscale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented pillars of society as the Gifted. These Gifted peoples are essential to his empire. When they are taken captive by the Corianans, King Arthur confronts his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader a formidable opponent backed by menacing powers that threaten to end the magic in Kymru. Forced to enter a treacherous realm where captives are collared and sacrificed, where ruthless territorial boundaries are drawn and enforced, and where death by poisoning and torture are the norm, King Arthur and those loyal to him must fight to save their way of life and to liberate the Gifted. In this captivating and stirring fantasy, only the strongest survive in the pursuit of freedom. Only the deepest passion will drive away the evil that lurks in this mystical land of fragile kingdoms, powerful warlords, and ancient magic. Holly Taylor is the author of the Dreamers Cycle series. She is an avid fan and scholar of fantasy; Celtic, Germanic, and Arthurian mythology; and medieval history. She lives in Monrovia, California.FANTASY, 485 PAGES, 5 X 8 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420653RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781933836577RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS OCTOBER

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A futuristic romance breaches clan alliances

Darkscape: RedemptionR. Garland Gray Co-op available Advertising in BookPage (October), Romance Sells (Winter), Romantic Times (November, December), and Sliceofscifi.com (December) Part of the Darkscape series In this science fiction romance that blends clan alliances, historical heritage, and a feudal government, Declan de Douglas has come to Planet Forest to negotiate a trade agreement with the treacherous Clan MacKendrick. Despite his training on Planet Mars under the Braemer Keep of Clan Douglas, Declan is not prepared for the peril ahead and ends up in the collared life of slavery. Fallon MacKendrick, princess of the MacKendrick clan, has fallen deeply in love with this forbidden savage despite the laws of her betrothal contract. When she later discovers that he has been kidnapped, she resolves to rescue the haunted man who touched her heart. But the destined lovers are doomed unless Declans soul can accept the DNA synthesis that has altered his physical makeup. Princess Fallon holds his life in her handsthe only woman with the power to save him from his captors and himself. R. Garland Gray is the author of the Darkscape series, Fey Born, Predestined, and White Fells. Also available:ROMANCE/FICTION, 430 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

A star witness on the run from the mob finds solace in the arms of a small-town sheriff

Reclaim My LifeCheryl Norman Co-op available Advertising in BookPage (August, September), Romance Sells (Fall), Romantic Times (August, September), and Romantictimes.com (September) Part of the Mustang Sally series, which includes Restore My Heart (9781932815863) When Sofia Desalvo enters the witness security program, she transforms her sleek, sophisticated image into nondescript English professor Elizabeth Stevens, hoping to quietly disappear in the safety of a small Southern town. Organized-crime boss Frank Sullivana respected doctor accused of racketeering and murderhas a contract out on Elizabeth, and her only hope is to survive long enough to testify against him in court. When two women close to Elizabeth are brutally murdered, small-town sheriff Wilson Drake steps in to solve the mystery and instead falls head over heels for the professor who, despite her best efforts, still emanates the charisma and charm of Sophia Desalvo. As the investigation deepens, so do Wilsons feelings for Elizabeth, and he soon realizes that he must solve the violent murders quickly to prevent the woman he loves from becoming the next victim. Cheryl Norman is the award-winning author of Full Moon Honeymoon, Full Moon Lullaby, Last Resort, which won the 2003 EPPIE award, Restore My Heart, Running Scared, and Storms of the Heart. She lives in Wellborn, Florida.ROMANCE/FICTION, 390 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836553RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781934755006 Darkscape: The Rebel Lord 9781933836485 $7.95 (NCR)RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/EMERALD SEPTEMBER

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Lost love that can withstand the test of time and transcend death

Their love might be the greatest peril of all

Garden of the MoonElizabeth SinclairA sweet story of love and healing. Affaire de Couer on Miracle in the Mist

Emerald EmbraceShannon Drake Illustrations by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya Co-op available Advertising in BookPage, Romance Sells, Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine, www.romanceforeveryone.com, and www.romantictimes.com After a friends untimely death arouses suspicion of murder, Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce Creegans presence arouses more than just her suspicions. Surrounded by fear, temptation, and uncertainty, Martise tries to unlock the mystery of the ancient castle and locate a missing emerald. But when the Lords stormy eyes and charm melt her resolve, Martise struggles to destroy the shadow of her doubts in flames of reckless passion. Shannon Drake is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author who has written more than 100 novels, including The Pirate Bride and The Queens Lady. She has been honored with several awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affairs de Coeur, Romantic Times, including the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers. Yevgeniya Yeretskaya has a BFA from Pratt Institute. They both live in Miami.ROMANCE/FICTION, 400 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

Sinclair sketches out her characters thoroughly enough that their pain and love is tangible. Publishers Weekly Co-op available Advertising in BookPage (October), Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine (November, December), www.romantictimes.com and www.romanceforeveryone.com (December), and Romance Sells (Winter) When Sara Wade inherits her paternal grandmothers plantation, Harrogate, her mother encourages her to godespite the fact that its unheard of for a single woman to live alone in 1850 because she doesnt want to explain Saras embarrassing ability to see ghosts to her friends. Fed up with being offered on the marriage market to less-than-desirable suitors, Sara couldnt be happier to move to the old plantation house for which she has always had a special, if inexplicable, affinity. Not until she arrives at Harrogate does she realize that the house holds more than her freedom; it also holds her destiny with a ghost who loved her in another lifetime and is determined to win her back. But all is not benevolent peace at Harrogate. Another ghost resides there who is just as determined to keep the lovers apart, even if it means killing Sara. Elizabeth Sinclair is the author of numerous romance novels, including Baptism in Fire, Eye of the Dream, Jennys Castle, and Miracle in the Mist. Her books have been sold in 19 countries and translated into nine languages. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.ROMANCE/FICTION, 350 PAGES, 4 X 6.25 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420820RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/SAPPHIRE FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781933836980RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST DECEMBER

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New TitlesChoosing between love and duty in the time of dragons

There Be DragonsHeather Graham Illustrations by Cherif Fortin and Lynn Sanders Co-op available Advertising in Affaire de Coeur (September), Romantic Times (August and September), and Romance Sells (Fall) Authors previous books sold more than 1.5 million copies When the beautiful Marina tragically loses her parents, she is left alone and in the hands of the one responsiblethe devious sorceress, Geovana. Greedy for power, Geovana arranges for the girl to marry her evil son, even though Marina is in love with someone else. As Christmas day approaches, the girl is faced with the terrible choice to either save her land and her people or follow her heart and believe in the magic of Christmas and true love. This enchanting holiday tale also includes an audio CD of original Christmas songs by the author as well as several classic carols. Heather Graham is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 novels and novellas, including The Death Dealer and The Flynn Brothers Trilogy. She lives in Coral Gables, Florida. Cherif Fortin is a freelance photographer, illustrator, and writer. Lynn Sanders is an artist, photographer, and writer of romance fiction and childrens books. They both live in Chicago.ROMANCE/FICTION, 100 PAGES, 8.25 X 9.25 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR INCLUDES AUDIO CDCLOTH, $25.95 (NCR)

Excerpt: Once again, a storm rose. And it was quite bizarre, for the Countess Elisia was sleeping in her own bed when a stone flew straight into the bedroom, borne on the wind. It struck her on the head. Within a fortnight, she, too, passed away. She did so as had her dearly beloved Nico, at the stroke of twelve. When the clock echoed with its last chime, the heavens cleared again and the stars showed the shape of a magnificent, magical falcon, and the people whispered that her soul had been taken through the stars to join with Nicos. True or not, it made for a lovely legend. Lendo was cast into a deep mourning, for Elisia had been so dearly adored by her people. The talk around the countryside became, with the passage of time, quite practical. Thank goodness that the Countess had remarried, for Lendo was, at least, left with a new lord. There was always danger on the wind. The People of a Distant Land might send raiders again at any time. And then again, they did, indeed, live in a time of dragons . . . . Years passed. Fire and danger forever threatened. Even when the beauty of peace of Christmastide came near.

ISBN: 9781605420714RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/MASTERPIECE SEPTEMBER

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An adventurous young woman wants love on her own terms

A masquerading man is allured by a pair of sensual, azure eyes

Beautys CurseTraci E. Hall Co-op available Part of the Boadicea series, which includes Loves Magic (9781933836270) In this reversal of the Sleeping Beauty story, gorgeous Galiana Montehueresisting her familys efforts at arranged marriage scorns all her suitors and finds true love only after she awakens an injured knight from a deep sleep. Wishing for an adventure before she is forced to settle down and marry, she takes a stroll in winters first snowfall with her younger twin brothers and is horrified by the sight of a knight drawing a sword on one of the boys. Without thought, she throws a rock and hits the knight on the back of the head, knocking him unconscious. Taken prisoner by the knights men, Galiana is forced to care for the handsome victim of her well-aimed throw, but when the young man finally wakes from his coma, the households happiness turns to sorrow upon hearing he is now blind. By this time, Galiana has become fond of her knight, and he in turn is fascinated by her gentleness and her wit. Because he is unable to see Galianas beauty, she trusts him, and by the time his eyesight returns, the young knight is ready to ask for her hand in marriage. He also reveals his true identityas a spy for Prince William. As he describes his life-anddeath mission to find an ancient, magical stone known as the Breath of Merlin, Galiana knows her wish for meaning and adventure has come true, and she joins her prince in his fight against the forces of treachery and ancient magic. Traci E. Hall is the current president of Florida Romance Writers and the author of Loves Magic and The Secret. She lives in southern Florida.ROMANCE, 400 PAGES, 4 X 7 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

Lady BlueHelen A. RosburgFull of strength and beauty . . . captivating Publishers Weekly on Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder Co-op available Advertising in BookPage (October), Romance Sells (Fall), Romantic Times (October, November), and Romantictimes.com (November) Written with humor as well as suspense, this love story depicts a young woman in captivity who yearns for her duplicitous lover. After the death of her affluent parents, Harmony Simmons loses everythingincluding her freedom. Forced to move to England and live with her domineering and jealous older sister Agatha, Harmonys existence becomes restricted to the prim atmosphere of an English parlor, a stifling environment compared to the expansive American West of her former, privileged life. With her spirit crushed by her confinement, she meets Anthony Allena rogue who immediately falls for Harmony. He falsifies his inheritance and introduces himself as the suave aristocrat Lord Farmington. As they begin their romance, Harmony slowly recognizes the ruse behind his persona and starts to question whether her mysterious lover is a cavalier bandit or an honorable hero. Yet, his secret does nothing but ignite her passion for him as she strives to uncover his past. Helen A. Rosburg is a writer and the owner of Medallion Press. She is the author of Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder; By Honor Bound; Call of the Trumpet; Circle of Promise; Dream Thief; and Ellie and the Elven King. She lives in Odessa, Florida.ROMANCE/FICTION, 380 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420639RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/SAPPHIRE NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933836560RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST NOVEMBER

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A gripping tale of unlikely love and a fortune at risk

Look for evil but finding love

Stolen PromiseLisa Marie WilkinsonLisa Marie Wilkinson weaves deep emotion, tenderness, and sensuality into a rich historical tapestry in this sweeping romance of adventure and intrigue. Christine Wells, author, The Dangerous Duke, on Fire at Midnight Co-op available Advertising in Affaire de Coeur, BookPage, and Romantic Times Cultures clash and passions collide when a stunning deathbed confession by his mother sends Evan Dark, the heir to a sprawling South Carolina plantation, to England in search of information about the father he never knew. Evan, a Southern gentleman who has just discovered his Gypsy heritage, cannot resist coming to the aid of a spirited young Gypsy woman, Jade of the Lowara tribe, who has fled her campsite after learning she is betrothed to a brutal clansman. Jades father, seeing an opportunity to bring wealth to his clan through marriage, pegs Evan as Jades bridegroom. Coerced into marrying Jade, Evan intends to abandon his Gypsy bride and return to South Carolina, where his own fiance awaits him, unaware that she has been unfaithful with his half brother and that the two are plotting to challenge Evans status as heir. When loyalties divide and fortunes are at risk, will Jades love be enough? Lisa Marie Wilkinson is a writer and the Grand Prize Winner in the 2007 Maryland Writers Association Novel Contest. She is the author of Fire at Midnight. She lives in Antioch, Tennessee.ROMANCE/FICTION, 380 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

Wild MagicAnn Macela Co-op available Advertising in BookPage and Romantic Times (September and October) and Romance Sells (Fall) Part of the Magic series, which includes The Oldest Kind of Magic (9781932815436) and Your Magic or Mine? (9781933836324) Irenee Sabel is a good witch, a sophisticated beauty, a member of Chicagos old-money elite, and a defender of an ancient code of ethics that prohibits the indiscriminate use of power attached to magical possessions. Responsible for confiscating and destroying hidden relics of the sorcery realm still employed by practitioners of the craft for self-centered reasons, she attends an aging warlocks gala party to burglarize his safe in search of an item of mystical mayhem. But when undercover agent Jim Tylan interrupts her break-in with an undisclosed search warrant from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, she finds herself not only launched into an escapade after pieces of a legendary evil object but also thrown together with the agent destined to be her soul mate. Ann Macela is a former public school and university teacher and the author of both history and romance books, including the Also available in Magic series. She lives in the the Magic series: Chicagoland area.ROMANCE, 400 PAGES, 4 X 6.75 MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836997RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781605420691RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA MEDALLION PRESS/SAPPHIRE MARCH

Do You Believe in Magic? 9781933836164 $7.99 (NCR)

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A devastated woman examines her grief

A personal exploration of utopian failure

An Accidental MemoirHow I Killed Someone and Other StoriesWendy ReedMemoirs address all kinds of scars, but few so real as this. Wendy Reed writes chillingly about how fast life can change, and end, on a piece of asphalt. Rick Bragg, bestselling author, All Over but the Shoutin and The Prince of Frogtown I am in awe of Wendy Reed. Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prizewinning author, Carry Me Home: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Movement Co-op available Advertising in Birmingham magazine, First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers Forum, The Oxford American, Poets and Writers, and the New York Times Book Review (September) In this collection of deliberately fragmented essays, a talented documentary filmmaker points the lens at herself and explores a succession of personal tragedies. Told from unusual perspectives and in highly figurative language, the essays draw on the Southern Gothic tradition of Flannery OConnor and feature dark humor, flawed people, disastrous events, and moments of spiritual grace. Taken together they become a meditation on subjects such as death, work, family responsibilities, and raising a child. Wendy Reed teaches scriptwriting at the University of Alabama, produces the Emmy-nominated Bookmark series for Alabama Public Television, and is the coeditor of All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality. She lives in Hoover, Alabama.ESSAYS/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, 208 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Paper RadioPoemsDamian Rogers Co-op available Advertising in Poetry Magazine (October/November) Steeped in the language and images the author was raised on, this fractured memoir explores the nature of utopian impulses and how they break downfrom 19th-century spiritual movements to 1960s radicalism to the current hopes for Barack Obama. Melding the influence of such varied ideas as Dorothy Parker quips, Beat diatribes, Victorian childrens stories, and the crumbling beauty and very real danger of downtown Detroit, the writing is related closely to traditional lyricism, while also surveying narrative, mystery, memory, and the emotional effect of language on a reader. With research subjects ranging from communes and hippie cookbooks to surrealism and the MC5, no subjects here escape the search for profundity. Damian Rogers was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her poems have been published in Brick Magazine, MoonLit, Salt Hill, This Magazine, and The Walrus. She lives in Toronto.POETRY, 120 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781550228922RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS/A MISFIT BOOK OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780615276809RIGHTS: WORLD JEFFERSON PRESS SEPTEMBER

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An examination of what it means to be human

An epic poem of characters, creation, and artifice

Inventive verse that tackles the modern era

Theory of MindNew & Selected Poems 19782008Bin Ramke Co-op available Advertising in American Book Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Rain Taxi Author tour to include Berkley, California; Chicago; Boulder and Denver, Colorado; and Iowa City Drawing upon four decades of poetry and including new work, this perceptive collection shares intimate experiences and compelling encounters with the world. Sharing insight into private forms of suffering, personal issues are used to assess continued struggles with the profound questions of what it means to be human, moral, and conscious. Directly responding to current social and cultural issues, these engaging meditations examine the complex interrelations of people with their environment, work, health, cultural upheaval, and natural disasters. Bin Ramke is the editor of the Denver Quarterly and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Denver. He is the author of nine poetry collections.POETRY, 162 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Plot GenieGillian Conoley Co-op available Advertising in American Book Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Rain Taxi Author tour to include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma, California; Chicago; Boulder, Colorado; Athens, Georgia; Iowa City; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Minneapolis; New York City; Seattle; Austin and Dallas, Texas; Montpelier, Vermont; and Richmond, Virginia Inspired by the plot geniea plot-generating device created in the 1930s that used numerical games of chance to divine character traits and plot pointsthis book-length poem discusses the ways that stories affect people. Exploring and blending genres with exciting and lyrical language, references to film and pop culture are laced throughout. Presenting a memorable cast in moving and humorous motifs, this rich composition examines the way the characters behave when inhabiting a construct created by ideas. Gillian Conoley is an award-winning poet and the founder and editor of VOLTa national literary magazine. She lives in Corte Madera, California.POETRY, 96 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Barn Burned, ThenMichelle Taransky Co-op available Advertising in American Book Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Rain Taxi Author tour to include Amherst, Massachusetts; Chicago; Iowa City; Buffalo and New York City, New York; and Philadelphia Politically charged and deeply insightful, this critical exploration of poetry maps the interior of our deepest feelings and fears through reflections on money, commerce, and the capitalist machine. Allegorically referencing the topical issues of labor and finance, each piece turns current concerns into timeless verse, with unrelenting courage and candor. Offering a modern lyrical style that reflects a lineage of the great Objectivists, each tautly crafted poem observes the intimacies and alienations of popular culture. Michelle Taransky is a poet whose work has been published in the Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and VOLT. She is winner of the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize and the coauthor of the chapbook, The Plans Caution. She lives in Philadelphia.POETRY, 72 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781890650414RIGHTS: WORLD OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781890650421RIGHTS: WORLD OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781890650438RIGHTS: WORLD OMNIDAWN PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

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A professional author shows how to break into publishing

How to Write Fiction That SellsPatrick Quinlan Author tour to include Portland, Maine; New York City; and Washington DC (October) Authors previous books sold more than 30,000 copies With wide-ranging topicssuch as the best way to begin a novel, endings that satisfy, what agents do, what editors want, and what happens after a manuscript gets soldthis entertaining and instructional writers manual shows how to craft perfectly tailored commercial fiction for todays market. Detailing every aspect of the publishing industry, this guidebook provides the tools necessary for writers to avoid slush piles and to sell their fiction efficiently and effectively. A guide to writing appealing and marketable short stories and a comprehensive list of additional resources for further education are also included. Patrick Quinlan is a critically acclaimed author whose novels have appeared in more than a dozen countries throughout the world, have been translated into several languages, and have had film rights optioned. He is the author of the crime novels The Drop-Off, The Hit, Smoked, The Takedown, and the coauthor of the memoir All Those Moments. He lives in Portland, Maine.WRITING, 126 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

As the director of one of the nations most prestigious writers conferences, Marcia Meier knows whats happening in the book world. Catherine Ryan Hyde, author, Pay It Forward

Navigating the Rough Waters of Todays Publishing WorldCritical Advice for Writers from Industry InsidersMarcia MeierWho knows better than Marcia Meier . . . how authors can navigate past the treacherous rocks of publishing despite the current storm? Jerry Camarillo Dunn Jr., author, My Favorite Place on Earth A complete review of the modern publishing process, this resource is an ideal companion for aspiring authors who want to break into this ever-changing industry. A question and answer format with a robust roster of literary agents, editors, authors, and insidersincluding Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Slate magazine editor David Plot, and New York Timesbestselling author Bob Mayerthis guidebook demystifies the entire process. Discussions on the difference between fiction and nonfiction publishing, working with an agent, maximizing marketing and promotional opportunities, and getting published in magazine, newspapers, and online make this an essential reference for anyone wanting to reach publishing success. Marcia Meier is an award-winning journalist and writer and the owner and director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She is the author of Santa Barbara: Paradise on the Pacific and a former editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.WRITING, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9 15 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Proven methods for surviving and thriving in todays publishing world

How autobiography is good for the soul

BooklifeStrategies and Survival Tips for the 21st-Century WriterJeff VanderMeer Co-op available Authors previous works have sold more than 25,000 copies Advertising in Locus Magazine Offering timely advice in an era when the burden of production and publicity frequently falls on authors, this essential reference reflects on methods for being focused, productive, and savvy in the craft of writing. Discussing a wide range of essential topics for self-promoting authors, this important guide explores questions such as How can authors use social media and the internet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and the book industry? How can authors find the time to both create and promote their work? and What should never be done? Through good-humored encouragement, practical tips of the trade culled from 25 years of experience as a writer, reviewer, editor, publisher, agent, and blogger are shared. Including topics such as personal space versus public space, deadlines, and networking, the benefits of interacting with readers through new technologies is revealed. Jeff VanderMeer is the founder and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is the author of City of Saints and Madmen, Secret Life, Shriek, and Veniss Underground. He is the editor of the Leviathan series and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases and the coeditor of The New Weird and Steampunk. He is a regular contributor to Amazon.coms book blog, Omniverous, and his short fiction has appeared in Wired magazine. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.WRITING, 240 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Write Your MemoirThe Soul Work of Telling Your StoryAllan G. HunterIn this groundbreaking study, Allan Hunter uncovers the vital interplay of literature and psychology as he takes a bold new look at the way archetypeswhether found in The Odyssey or Harry Pottercan profoundly transform both individual lives and our spiritually starved society. Robert Atwan, editor, The Best American Essays, on Stories We Need to Know Co-op available Drawing from more than 25 years of literary know-how and modeled after a 15-week college course, this manual provides guidance for seekers wishing to delve further into self-exploration through writing. Extending beyond the idea that memoir writing intends to put past events into a more understandable current perspective, the guide maintains that keeping a document of ones life is actually the basis of a psychic process called soul work, which manifests as a desire to experience the state of being alive to the fullest. This unusual approach to memoir writing aims to generate more honest and genuine results that come from inner needs rather than outer expectations. Intended to clarify a writers developmental path, this resource emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and the need for dealing with difficult material that actually alters the writer in the process, resulting in significant growth of the soul. Allan G. Hunter is a professor of literature at Curry College, where he also teaches memoir writing for the Blue Hills Writing Institute. He is the author of Life Passages, The Six Archetypes of Love, and Stories We Need to Know. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Using the power of writing to break down roadblocks to personal growth

Writing as a path to healing

Journaling ThroughSeven Benefits of Unleashing the Power of Your Authentic SelfAngela Caughlin Co-op available Journaling is a valuable tool for chipping away at emotional pitfalls and personal stagnation, and this dynamic guide helps unleash the thoughts and inspiration that lay within each individual. Including the latest scientific research, this comprehensive workbook draws out the connection between the brain, body, and stories that help define a path towards achieving personal life goals. Guided exercises with step-by-step instructions help focus the journaling towards unveiling the unique, curious, and amazing qualities embodied in each person and how to embrace them. Describing seven distinct benefits of journaling, this guide provides the tools needed to manifest personal changes for a more fulfilling and dynamic life. Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of The Only Way Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences. She was the program director of Bos Place, a childrens grief center. She maintains a private counseling practice and has been involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She lives in Houston, Texas.SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 10 X 12 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Journaling Your Way ThroughA Guided Journal for Coping with LossAngela CaughlinJournaling is a valuable tool for coping with loss, and this consumable journal helps address the important questions that surround grief. Guided exercises with step-by-step instructions help focus the journaling towards healing the pain of any variety of losswhether the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a mindset. There are several sections to work through in the journal, including My Life as It Was, Going Through the Valley, Transformation, and finally a section that goes full circle to questions for future thought and journaling. With wisdom and empathy, this guide will provide the tools needed to return to a place where there is, once again, hope. Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of The Only Way Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences. She was the program director of Bos Place, a childrens grief center. She maintains a private counseling practice and has been involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She lives in Houston, Texas.SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781933979564RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS NOVEMBER

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See strength come from sorrow in this uplifting memoir

A middle-aged woman is surprised to find that the elderly are a force to be reckoned with

The Only Way ThroughA Grief MemoirAngela Caughlin Co-op available A woman must learn to come to terms with the death of her young husband in this powerful tale of loss that is ultimately inspiring and life affirming. When Angelas husband was diagnosed with cancer, they decided to remain positive and work hard to provide a wonderful life for themselves and their young children. After his untimely death, Angela is left alone to pick up the pieces of the life he left behind. Chronicling the way the family dealt with his death as well as the power of transcendence that the tragedy eventually brought to them, this stirring memoir provides others going through profound loss with the comforting knowledge that they are not alone in spirit. Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of Journaling Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences. She was the program director of Bos Place, a childrens grief center. She maintains a private counseling practice and has been involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She lives in Houston, Texas.AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 5 X 8 CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

The RouteLessons Learned from Meals on WheelsGale SearsVibrant and funny, this inspirational novel treats aging and death as natural and often revealing parts of life. Deciding that she has arrived at a midlife crisis, Carol Nimitz volunteers to take meals once a week to homebound senior citizens. Every Thursday her delivery route brings her into the world of wacky and fascinating people whose backgrounds, good and bad decisions, and startling experiences have created strong personalities and lots of opinions. Carols interactions with her old folks run the gamut from pesky to poignant, humorless to hilarious; and through their diverse lives she comes to see that there are many good reasons to savor ones later years. Gale Sears is the author of By the Light of a Star and Christmas for a Dollar. She lives in Sandy, Utah.FICTION, 168 PAGES, 5 X 7 CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781934393321RIGHTS: US & CANADA SILVERLEAF PRESS SEPTEMBER

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Compelling analysis of womens role in the healing and transformation of todays world

A unique autobiography of spiritual transformation

The Return of the Feminine and the World SoulLlewellyn Vaughan-Lee Advertising in Light of Consciousness: Journal of Spiritual Awakening (Winter 2009) Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies The first compilation of writings and talks by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee culled from the past two decades, this stirring volume provides an understanding of the feminine for both men and women, describing the central part it must play in the work of global healing and transformation and stressing its redemption in order for Anima Mundithe soul of the worldto reemerge. Exploring the historical, cultural, and theological insights of the Sacred Feminine as well as practical advice for bringing the feminine principle into consciousness, this examination briefly explores the past patriarchal and matriarchal eras, moving from a historic perspective into addressing the potential of the present day. Explaining how the feminine has a deep understanding of the power of matter, this argument conveys the idea that every woman embodies the sacred substance of creation necessary for lifes regeneration within her spiritual center. Maintaining that Gods omnipotence and transcendence must be balanced by intimacy and love, this study addresses the need for the balancing of masculinity and femininity in order to birth the next phase of evolution. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi sheikh who has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and the author of more than 15 books, including Alchemy of Light and Spiritual Power. He lives in Inverness, California.SPIRITUALITY/WOMENS STUDIES, 248 PAGES, 5.325 X 7.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Face Before I Was BornA Spiritual AutobiographyLlewellyn Vaughan-Lee Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Describing the intoxicating intensity of his own spiritual journeywhich began when he was 16 years oldthis autobiography reveals the events that followed throughout the next 22 years: tremendous love, psychological breakdown, craziness, bliss, and the slow work of balancing the inner world of the spirit and the outer demands of everyday life. An ancient story of a spiritual transformation experienced in present times relates the terrifying depths, vulnerability, and emptiness of the spiritual journeyonly revealed in divine love. More than 10 years since the original publication of the book, this revised edition includes new material exploring the continuing mystery of human experience and divine revelation. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the NaqshbandiyyaMujaddidiyya order of Sufism and the author of numerous works including Alchemy of Light, Awakening the World, and Traveling the Path of Love. He lives in Inverness, California.SPIRITUALITY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 340 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781890350185 (REPLACES 9780963457493)RIGHTS: US & CANADA THE GOLDEN SUFI CENTER SEPTEMBER

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Presenting a beloved Buddhist poems modern-day relevance

The fascinating origins of the Buddhist religion

Eight Steps to HappinessThe Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness First American EditionGeshe Kelsang Gyatso Co-op available Advertising in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Author tour to include Albuquerque; Atlanta; Boulder; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; New York City; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; Santa Fe; Seattle; and Washington, DC Previous edition sold more than 10,000 copies; authors previous books sold more than 500,000 copies Offering ancient wisdom to those who seek meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives, this inspiring book explains how to meditate on the eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhisms best-loved teachings. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, the short poem Eight Verses for Training the Mind is newly accompanied by line-by-line commentary that demonstrates its peaceful power, showing how all of lifes difficulties can be transformed into valuable spiritual insights. Presented clearly and practically with meditations interspersed throughout, the classic text is given modern, accessible trimmings that will appeal to new Buddhists as well as accomplished scholars. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a Buddhist monk, a meditation master, and an international teacher who has founded more than 1,000 Kadampa Buddhist meditation centers. He is the author of more than 20 books, including The New Meditation Handbook.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 316 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 19 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (NCR)

The Flower of Chinese BuddhismDaisaku Ikeda Translated by Burton Watson $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Living Buddhism, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (November) Authors previous books sold more than 60,000 copies Part of the Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism series, which includes Buddhism: The First Millennium (9780977924530) and The Living Buddha: An Interpretive Biography (9780977924523) Beginning with the introduction of the religion into China, this chronicle depicts the evolution of Buddhism. The career and achievements of the great Kumarajiva are investigated, exploring the famed philosophical treatises that form the core of East Asian Buddhist literature. Providing a useful and accessible introduction to the influential Tien-tai school of Buddhism in Japan as well as the teachings of the 13th-century monk Nichiren, this examination places special emphasis on the faith of the Lotus Sutra and the major works of masters such as Huisu, Chih-i, and Chanjan. From the early translations of the Buddhist scriptures to the persecution of the Tang dynasty, this exploration illuminates the role of Buddhism in Chinese society, and by extension, in humanity in general. Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the Soka Gakkai International and the founder of the Soka University of America. He is the author of For the Sake of Peace, Unlocking the Mysteries, and The Way of Youth. Burton Watson is a former professor at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities. His translations include Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, The Lotus Sutra, Mo Tzu: Basic Writings, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Vimalakirti Sutra.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/HISTORY, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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A Catholic approach for lifes major decisions

Discerning the Will of GodAn Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision MakingTimothy M. Gallagher, OMVFather Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States. Harvey D. Egan, S. J., professor, Boston College Co-op available Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), National Catholic Register (October), St. Anthony Messenger (October), America (November), Life and Soul (January 2010), and Presence (March 2010) Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Drawing from the timeless methods of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this thoughtful meditation is enriched with examples and stories that offer practical and profound wisdom for aligning personal desires and goals with Gods will. With guidance on recognizing Gods infinite love, opening the heart to what God wants, making use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, spiritual direction, finding clarity, and understanding discernment as part of the overall spiritual life in Christ, this discussion addresses questions asked by many Christians throughout life, such as What does God want for my life? Is it time to change jobs? and Should I marry? Focusing on major life decisions such as marriage and career, these insights can be adapted to any of lifes decisions, helping the thoughtful Christian find a spiritually inspired mission. Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, is a priest and a popular retreat leader who lectures around the world. He is the author of several books on Ignatian spirituality, including The Discernment of Spirits, The Examen Prayer, An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer, and Meditation and Contemplation. He lives in Boston.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

A new and vital translation of a timeless spiritual classic with commentary

The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius LoyolaWith CommentaryJoseph A. TetlowA fine translation of the original text, an historical overview of St. Ignatius and the background of the Exercises, as well as deeply insightful commentary on the meditations. James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints Co-op available Advertising in America and Christian Advance (November) Offering an accessible translation of the classic Ignatian text The Spiritual Exercises, this reference provides step-by-step commentary that explains its meaning and relevance to the modern spiritual life. An important resource for those seeking to grow spiritually, whether Christian or not, every page provides compassionate advice for each stage of the journey and reflects the understanding of the human soul. Chronicling a spiritual work out, this resource employs stories, analogies, and approachable language to make this an ideal companion for anyone seeking divine inspiration. Joseph A. Tetlow is the director of the Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, the former head of the Jesuit generals Secretariat for Ignatian Spirituality, the former president of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and the associate editor of America magazine. He is the author of Making Choices in Christ and Mana for the Desert of Business. He lives in Dallas, Texas.RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 168 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Simple, uplifting virtues to enhance everyday life

Angels Calling50 Invitations to Empower Yourself Second editionAnselm Gruen Co-op available Advertising in St. Anthony Messenger (October) and Christian Advance (November) Authors previous books sold more than 25,000 copies This inspirational guide explores angel qualities and their meanings, rooting each in Western tradition and revealing how to apply them to modern life. A resource of comfort and strength, this valuable exploration addresses a wide array of concepts from universal themes of love, community, and harmony to the encouraging qualities of confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance. Explaining the wisdom of old in a contemporary context, this fascinating analysis truly conveys the power of angels and reveals how humans can aspire to angelic behavior. Anselm Gruen is a Benedictine monk and bestselling author of Finding Your Inner Balance, A Happy Heart, and Heaven Begins Within You.SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 164 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Day-by-day reflections, readings, and practical exercises for the Lenten season

This Way to Heaven40 Joyful Journeys for LentGwendolin Herder Co-op available Opening with two-page reflections on each day of Lent, including Mardi Graswhich rarely appears in Lenten booksthe daily entries in this handbook are rooted in the basic themes of the fundamental prayer the Our Father. Each week and individual days have a themefrom love and embrace to rejoice and shareto help readers find their own rhythm and practice during the time leading up to Easter. Every entry contains a short reflection and a call to action that will help practitioners prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually for Lent. Gwendolin Herder is the publisher and CEO of the Crossroad Publishing Company, which promotes a universal vision for religious and spiritual publishing. She lives in Spring Valley, New York.SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 112 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5 6 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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ISBN: 9780824525712 (REPLACES 9780824517618)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

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Comfort for the bereaved through understanding dreams of the departed

A modern, well-rounded guide to the ancient practice of fasting

Special DreamPersonal Accounts After the Death of a Loved One Second editionLuellen HoffmanI am fascinated with the book Special Dream as it speaks to me . . . I have had many such dreams. They are quite real and reassuring. Cliff Robertson, Academy Awardwinning actor People who have had a special dream will find this book immensely helpful. Helen Fitzgerald, author, The Grieving Child and The Mourning Handbook Co-op available Advertising in Spirituality & Health (September), St. Anthony Messenger (October), and Christian Advance (November) Exploring the world of special dreamsclear, unforgettably vivid encounters with loved ones who have diedthis unique collection shares the personal stories of those who have experienced them, including the author herself, and reveals the distinct qualities surrounding this phenomenon. After an introduction that examines whether or not the contact is real and a questionnaire to determine if readers have had any themselves, more than 80 poignant stories offer comfort to mourners, detailing the special bonds between the dreamers and grandparents, parents, siblings, in-laws, children, spouses, and friends. Luellen Hoffman is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the recipient of the Chairmans Award VNU/Nielsen Business Media for her outstanding people and communication skills. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.SELF-HELP/SPIRITUALITY, 144 PAGES, 5.15 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

FastingWhat Why HowNiklaus Brantschen Co-op available Advertising in Christian Advance (November), Spirituality & Health (February), and Presence (March) Providing a no-nonsense introduction to fasting, this guide presents the physical, spiritual, and sociopolitical dimensions of this ancient practice. Short reflections from practitioners clarify misunderstandings about what fasting is and is not. The inclusion of a practical overview of the steps to conducting a fast round out a thorough exploration of a venerated practice. Niklaus Brantschen is a Zen master in the White Plum Sangha, the cofounder of both the Lassalle Zen lineage and the LassalleInstitut, and the former director of Haus Bad Schnbrunn and Lassalle-Haus. He is an experienced seminar leader and the author of The Advantage of Being Good and On the Zen Path: A Christian Buddhist.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/HEALTH, 112 PAGES, 5.15 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

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ISBN: 9780824525415 (REPLACES 9781598247794)RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/CROSSROAD SEPTEMBER

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Achieving spiritual growth through kindness

Serving & GivingGateways to Higher ConsciousnessJohn-Roger, DSS, and Paul Kaye, DSS Advertising in Leading Edge Review and New Age Retailer (November/December) Authors previous books sold more than two million copies Looking at the act of giving as a way to bring greater happiness into the life of the giver as well as the receiver, this insightful exploration challenges contemporary concepts of service. Offering simple and practical techniques for open-minded volunteering, a wealth of quotes, narratives, and reflective pieces seek to motivate and inspire. Encouraging an attitude of selflessness with positive and timely action, this thought-provoking guide posits that serving is a gateway to higher consciousness. Comprised of brief, clear chapters, this perceptive meditation is easy to reference while attending the needs of others. John-Roger, DSS, is the founder of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and been a featured guest on Larry King Live, Politically Incorrect, and The Roseanne Show. He is the author and coauthor of more than 50 books, including Fulfilling Your Spiritual Promise, Loving Each Day for Peacemakers, and The Rest of Your Life. Paul Kaye, DSS, is an ordained minister and the president of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. They both live in Los Angeles.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SPIRITUALITY, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Combining the physical with the philosophical on the road to recovery

Healing Addiction with YogaA Yoga Program for People in 12-Step Recovery Third editionAnnalisa CunninghamAn enlightening, easy-to-read book for 12-step people who want to enrich their physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Cunninghams personal and persuasive text describes how adding the yoga dimension can enhance program recovery and increase the mind/body connection. Emily Marlin, author, Relationships in Recovery Co-op available Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas. Annalisa Cunningham is a certified yoga teacher and a communications teacher with a background in counseling. She is the author of Gentle Yoga for Healing and Yoga Vacations: A Guide to International Yoga Retreats. She lives in Chico, California.HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 70 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781893020993RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & UK MANDEVILLE PRESS NOVEMBER

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A glimpse into the worlds numerous angels

A New Light on AngelsRevised/Expanded editionDiana Cooper Illustrations by Damian Keenan Co-op available Author tour to include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City (October) Authors previous books sold more than 300,000 copies The ubiquitous angels of everyday life are introduced in this fully revised and expanded bestseller. Buoyed by the firsthand experiences of regular people who have interacted with angels, the book offers guidance on how to reach out to the gentle beings who have chosen to serve mankind through help, support, and healing. The identities and purposes of a multitude of angels are explored, from the small angels who care for the slightest daily tasks to the enormous archangels who cast light over great universal projects. By raising consciousness and awareness about these heavenly spirits and the amazing companionship they have to offer, this investigation offers a glimpse into a more evolved world full of peace, light, and joy. Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on many topics, such as metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Angel Answers, Angel Inspiration, Light Up Your Life, and The Wonder of Unicorns, and the coauthor of Enlightenment Through Orbs and Ascension Through Orbs. Damian Keenan is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator who cofounded Design Factory, a wellknown agency based in Dublin. He is the illustrator of Atlantis Cards and Unicorn Cards.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP 144 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 11 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Pocket-sized angels for guidance, meditation, and prayer

Angels of Light CardsPocket editionDiana CooperEach card in this lavish deck portrays a different angel for guidance, protection, help, and healing. Intended for inspiration and affirmation, the cards work with the users thoughts and decisions to raise levels of consciousness and open up psychic and spiritual gifts. Whether attempting to release negative thought patterns or clear emotional blockages, the cards offer significant meditative light from which spiritual knowledge and information emanate. This smaller presentation of the best-selling cards offers a lighter, more portable option better suited to purses and pockets. Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on such topics as metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author of more than a dozen books.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP 55 PAGES, 2.75 X 3.75 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844091713 (REPLACES 9781899171149)RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS SEPTEMBER

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An assortment of orbs for inspiration, strength, and healing

Harnessing the transcendent power of crystals to revitalize life and enliven dreams

Orbs CardsDiana Cooper and Kathy Crosswell Co-op available Author tour to include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City (October) Authors previous books sold more than 300,000 copies Packaged in a standard square tuckbox, this deck of 44 orbshaped cards provides inspiration and empowerment from the mysterious spirit guides that are concealed in the orbs often found in digital photographs. Each card features a unique orb image on one side with corresponding meditative qualities described in the accompanying booklet, allowing easy connection to the orbs for personal and planetary transformation and healing. Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on many topics, such as metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Angel Answers, Angel Inspiration, Light Up Your Life, and The Wonder of Unicorns. Kathy Crosswell is a Reiki master and astropsychologist who runs workshops designed to enable individuals to develop and improve their spiritual gifts. They are the coauthors of Ascension Through Orbs and Enlightenment Through Orbs.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP 44 PAGES, 5.25 X 5.25 44 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Complete Guide to Manifesting with CrystalsMarina CostelloeProviding real-life examples on how to live in a fruitful partnership with crystal energy, this how-to guide fully explains the power of crystals and how they can be utilized. Crystals magnify the highest energy within, and both the newly spiritually-aware and the seasoned crystal worker can gain insight and focus into their lives when combining this energy with the suggested positive affirmations to elicit forces of attraction and confidence. The book also taps into ancient and medieval cosmology to explain how crystals interact with the four elemental substances thought to constitute the physical universe: earth, fire, water, and air. By applying the wealth of information and experiences the manual has to offer, anything that can be visualized can also be fulfilled, whether extending the journey of the soul or wishing to improving surrounding circumstances. Marina Costelloe is a student of tarot, astrology, crystals, alchemy, past life, color therapy, and Jungian psychology. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 80 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Also available:

ISBN: 9781844091690RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS/EARTHDANCER BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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Ascension Through Orbs 9781844091508 $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

The Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology 9781844091034 $26.95 (CAN $33.95)

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Daily meditations from the still, small voice of Findhorns founder

The revised and expanded guide to healing disturbed landscapes

Gems of Wisdom from Eileen Caddy366 Daily Sayings and Photographs from Findhorn (Desktop Perpetual Calendar)Eileen CaddyThis is an exquisite distillation of the luminous guidance that came through Eileen Caddy. Miranda Macpherson, author, Boundless Love Authors previous books sold more than 500,000 copies Serving as a perennial meditational diary, this attractive desktop calendar offers familiar simple teachings on faith, fulfillment, and stillness, taken from a spiritual bestseller on which meditators have relied for more than 20 years. The inspirational and practical messages within are presented in daily doses for a years worth of study, but not tied to a particular calendar year, so those seeking spiritual truth or questing for the inner self will be able to cherish its adages year after year. Beginning meditators will also appreciate these well-worn kernels of guidance, which are housed in a unique presentation that can be accessed each morning and kept visibly available throughout each day. Eileen Caddy was instrumental in creating the international spiritual community centered on the Findhorn Foundation in the North of Scotland, and in 2005 she was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire from the Queen for her lifelong service to spiritual inquiry. She is the author of The Dawn of Change, Footprints on the Path, God Spoke to Me, The Living Word, Opening Doors Within, and The Spirit of Findhorn.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SPIRITUALITY, 368 PAGES, 4.3 X 5.125 366 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR DESK, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Nature Spirits & Elemental BeingsWorking with the Intelligence in Nature Revised, updated, expanded editionMarko Pogacnik Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Based on firsthand practical experiences of communicating with natural spirits through meditation, this eye-opening guide to healing the earth teaches how to work with elemental beings by describing each in detail while defining their roles within the web of life. As a result of tuning in to plants, trees, and animals, and illustrating the disrupted flow of energies within the landscape, the true impact of human culture upon the harmony of the natural world is evocatively revealed. Insight into related topics, such as how the long-suppressed Goddess culture embraces these energies to make strides toward healing the earth, can set anyone with earth and landscape concernsgardeners, growers, designers, and buildersone step closer toward becoming environmental warriors. Marko Pogacnik is an international consultant, a specialist and seminar leader on earth healing and lithopuncture, and the president of the Hagia Chora school for geomancy in Germany. He is the author of Christ Power and the Earth Goddess; Earth Changes, Human Destiny; Healing the Heart of the Earth; and Touching the Breath of Gaia.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 52 LINE DRAWINGS, 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844091751 (REPLACES 9781899171668)RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS FEBRUARY

ISBN: 9781844091461RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS OCTOBER

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Everything looks better by moonlightespecially the garden

Herbal healing for hurting hearts

In Tune with the Moon 2010The Complete Day-by-Day Moon Planner for Growing and Living in 2010Michel GrosThis beautifully illustrated book, which explains how anyone can take account of the lunar influences in their day-to-day gardening, is the best we have read. Alan Gear, MBE, and Jackie Gear, MBE, former directors, Garden Organic Co-op available This detailed guide to the day-by-day 2010 lunar cycles includes information on the waxing and waning moon, the constellations and the Chinese zodiac, and an abundance of gardening tips. The effects of the moon on plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables are explained in simple but ample detail, and recommendations for the ideal times to sow, transplant, rotate crops, and harvest are provided. This guide explains how animal husbandry, beekeeping, and even brewing beer and wine making yield better results when done in concert with the lunar cycle. In addition to gardening and farming advice, suggestions for living life in tune with the moon are offered, such as the optimum time for a haircut, a fast, and even when and what to eat. An extensive color-coded daily diary section makes it easy to record reminders and daily gardening tasks. This biodynamic approach to gardening in harmony with the moon is a simple, inexpensive, and green way to boost garden yields and live a better life. Michel Gros grew up on a farm and was an organic market gardener for many years. He recently gave up farming to devote all his energy to the lunar calendar project.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/GARDENING, 114 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 55 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 CHARTS, 19 TABLES, 12 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $16.95)

Scents of the SoulCreating Herbal Incense for Body, Mind and SpiritGinger QuinlanAn exuberant and enlightening adventure into releasing old, obstructed energy, the creation of herbal incense is the focus of this complete compilation of energy work and healing techniques. Beginning with the preparation of herbs and essential oils, from purchasing or growing to drying and storing, each individual recipe offers step-by-step instructions for mixing, energetically charging, labeling, and using. The concoctions are supported by meditations, candle work, breath work, and creative visualization techniques to facilitate the purging of stale energy, including guided work for the release and healing of personal issues, such as financial burdens, relationship issues, and grief over departed loved ones. The practical spiritual transformation that can take place is further enhanced by effective journaling exercises for writers of all skill sets, including explicit questions posed to promote self-dialogue. Herbs, oil, chakras, and candle colors are all extensively cross-referenced. Ginger Quinlan is a clairvoyant, empath, and medium who has written articles for local alternative newspapers and has been featured on local talk radio. She lives in Camden, South Carolina.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781844091744RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS SEPTEMBER

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Introducing a pleasurable and professional new massage tool

Spiritual tools to hone the inner voice

JoyaCrystal Massage for EveryoneMichael Gienger and Ulrich Metz Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Intended to facilitate the ability to perform a crystal massage anywhere at anytime with no great skills required, this handbook is the companion to the Joya Massage Roller, a revolutionary wooden implement that holds an easily changeable crystal ball, allowing it to spin freely and glide with ease over the skin. Including step-by-step massage instructions as well as information on how to treat particular problems and the effects of using different varieties of crystal, the guide teaches how to make the most of the Joya Massage Roller to produce a truly profound massage. Michael Gienger is a self-taught scientist and crystal healing researcher. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Crystal Massage for Health and Healing, The Healing Crystal First Aid Manual, Healing Crystals, and Purifying Crystals. Ulrich Metz is the creator of the Joya massage roller. He continues to develop the Joya principle into other massage products.HEALTH/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 144 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5 360 COLOR PHOTOS, 4 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Questions About Wisdom and LoveImportant Questions for MyselfBengt RudqvistSeekers on the spiritual path will look for answers within themselves and make their own journey of discovery with this treasury of 115 important personal questions meant to inspire self-reflection. Combining a knowledge of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, the book uses question techniques from Socrates and Kierkegaard to enable seekers to deepen their own knowledge and to develop their own inner oracle. The questions are granted a special, meditative rhythm with the beautiful landscape photographs interspersed throughout, taken by the author with his eyes closed. Bengt Rudqvist is a lifelong student of psychology and philosophy who subscribes to the spiritual discipline, A Course in Miracles.BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 64 PAGES, 8 X 8.25 33 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781844091720RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781844091683RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS/EARTHDANCER BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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Voices Of series $20,000 marketing budget Part of the Voices Of series, which includes Voices of Alcoholism (9781934184042), Voices of Caregiving (9781934184080), and Voices of Lung Cancer (9781934184004)

Insight and encouragement shared by individuals affected by bipolar disorder

Voices of Bipolar DisorderThe Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and StrengthJudtih CohenThis inspirational collection includes personal stories from more than 40 diverse people who are living with bipolar disorder. Each story reveals strategies used to cope with the varying symptoms and offers insight into what it is like to have this mood instability disorder. Paired with essays from renowned medical researchers on the science of the disease and a comprehensive resources section on where to get help, these first-hand accounts offer the advice and encouragement essential to recovery. Judith Cohen is a writer and a teacher whose work has appeared in Rosebud, Mochila Review, and Womens Review of Books. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.PSYCHOLOGY

An insightful collection of stories dedicated to a neurological disorder that affects 2.5 million people worldwide

Voices of Multiple SclerosisThe Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and StrengthEdited by Richard Day GoreOffering candid, heartfelt, and inspiring stories of 40 diverse individuals who have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), this compilation creates a connection that is vital to those dealing with the mysterious and difficult symptoms of this nerve condition. With 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year and its causes still not fully understood, these stories of personal experience act as a support group by offering advice and encouragement and creating a sense of community. Richard Day Gore is editor of the Voices Of series. He lives in New York City.HEALTH/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT

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ISBN: 9781934184080DECEMBER 275 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD LACHANCE PUBLISHING LLC

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Voices of Breast Cancer 9781934184028 $16.95 (CAN $21.95)

Voices of Alzheimers 9781934184011 $16.95 (CAN $21.95)

Voices of Autism 9781934184059 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Get microorganisms working for you instead of against you

Cleanse and purify the entire body

Boost Your Health with BacteriaHarness the Power of Beneficial Bacteria To: Lose Weight, Relieve Digestive Problems, Decrease Inflammation, Increase Energy, Combat Allergies, Enhance ImmunityFred Pescatore, MD, and Karolyn A. Gazella $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available Advertising in Better Nutrition magazine, Optimum Wellness magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Whole Foods Magazine (October) Author tour to include Boston (September) and Anaheim (March) Discussing the important distinction between good and bad bacteria, this study presents compelling evidence why bacterial balance is the key to optimal health and provides practical, cutting-edge information for disease prevention. From boosting immunity to helping with weight loss, good bacteria influences every system in the human body, and this guide reveals their broad health impacts and how to use friendly microorganisms to foster vitality, wellness, and healthy aging. Fred Pescatore, MD, is the head of the Centers for Integrative and Complimentary Medicine in New York and the author of Feed Your Kids Well, The Hamptons Diet, and The Hamptons Diet Cookbook. He has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared on the Today show, The View, and many other television programs. He lives in New York City. Karolyn A. Gazella is the coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and Return to Beautiful Skin. She is the founding publisher of the journal Integrative Medicine, the managing editor of the Healthy Living Guide series, and a regular contributor to Better Nutrition magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.HEALTH/MEDICAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Whole Body CleansingTransform Your Health Through Gentle Purification and Effective DetoxificationGaetano Morello, ND $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available Advertising in Better Nutrition magazine, Optimum Wellness magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Whole Foods Magazine Arguing that detoxification is an ongoing process to be done gently rather than an intense purge to be performed periodically, this whole-body approach to purification goes beyond the gastrointestinal tract to include practical information on how to support the entire body so it can effectively process toxins. Clarifying the many misconceptions regarding the proper way to cleanse and detoxify, this practical and comprehensive guide promotes an inside out approach that enables the body to detoxify safely, effectively, thoroughly, and consistently. Individuals concerned about the toxic world will look and feel more energetic as they bolster their innate ability to fight illness by transforming health on the cellular level. Gaetano Morello, ND, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor at the West Vancouver Wellness Centre. He received a doctor of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle and educates physicians, pharmacists, and consumers about the scientific uses of natural products. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.HEALTH/MEDICAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781935297222RIGHTS: WORLD ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA, INC. DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781935297215RIGHTS: WORLD ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA, INC. OCTOBER

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A guide to shaping life despite chronic symptoms

Living with P.C.O.S.Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Second editionAngela Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterling, and Scott Isaacs, MD Authors previous books sold more than 27,000 copies Confronting an illness that affects an estimated 10 million American women, this jargon-free reference sheds light on the commonplace ailment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The symptoms of this hormonal disorder are explored in detail, including irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. Identifying the affliction as the leading cause of infertility, this study also investigates the long-term risks of leaving the condition untreated, such as endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Penned by an expert physician and two women who are living with PCOS, this analysis provides a much-needed examination of an underreported, under-diagnosed malady. Angela Boss is a freelance womans health writer. She is the author of Heart of a Shepherd and Surviving Your First Year as a Pastor. She lives in New Palestine, Indiana. Evelina Weidman Sterling is a certified health-education specialist. She has worked for the American Association for Health Education, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the American Heart Association. She lives in Marietta, Georgia. They are the coauthors of Budgeting for Infertility. Scott Isaacs, MD, is the clinical instructor of medicine at Emory University and the medical director at Intelligent Health Center. He is the author of Hormonal Balance, Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome, and A Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 170 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 2 B & W PHOTOS, 3 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

An exceptional overview of an all-too-common ailment

Understanding Parkinsons DiseaseA Self-Help Guide Second editionDavid L. Cram, MD, Xiao Gao, MD, and Steven Schechter, MD Authors previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Addressing a disease that affects half a million Americans todaywith 100,000 new cases diagnosed annuallythis reference emphasizes how treatment and education are vital to maintaining the best quality of life possible. Coauthored by a former physician who has lived with Parkinsons for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, for which there is no cure, and ways that patients can stay active and maintain independence. Additional topics include symptoms and stages, treatment options, the role of self-help, the emotional side of the illness, day-to-day coping, benefits of exercise, choosing the right doctor, and care for caregivers. David L. Cram, MD, is the clinical professor emeritus for the University of CaliforniaSan Francisco. He is the author of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Parkinsons Disease and The Healing Touch. He lives in Walnut Creek, California. Xiao Gao, MD, works in private practice and is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at New York University Medical Center. She lives in Riverside, Connecticut. Steven Schechter, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 170 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781886039018 (REPLACES 9781886039490)RIGHTS: US & CANADA ADDICUS BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781886039001 (REPLACES 9781886039407)RIGHTS: US & CANADA ADDICUS BOOKS SEPTEMBER

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Personal stories to help cope with IBD

A fun and motivational weight-loss guide

ColitiscopeLiving With Crohns Disease and Ulcerative ColitisAndrew TubesingCharming and earnest . . . an open-hearted and informative reflection on the experience of living with IBD. Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, professor and chair, pathology and laboratory medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Colitiscope should be read by everyone affected by a chronic diseasepatients, families, friends, and coworkers. It is informative and touching and, best of all, laugh out loud funny. I cant wait to recommend it to friends, family, and my patients. Ken Loving, MD, AAFP, medical director, Access Community Health Centers, Madison, Wisconsin More of an adventure story than an encyclopedia, this resource for Crohns and colitis patients weaves humor with introspection and information with observation. Written by a sufferer of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the guide shares common tales and insights while also covering symptoms, medications, and procedures, from a uniquely entertaining viewpoint. Humor and frankness are used as a coping method, helping to illustrate and conquer common difficulties brought on by the chronic illness. Andrew Tubesing is an educator, an artist, and an engineer. He was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in 2002 and works closely with the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America as a group leader and chapter board member. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Love Your BodyThe Real Secret to Losing Weight and Lifetime FitnessBethany Hughes and Vince Grbic Co-op available Founded on the philosophy that working out should be a pleasant experience, this uplifting and instructional manual teaches how to get in shape through personalized health plans that combine exercise, simple nutritional advice, and important diet secrets. Emphasizing the importance of self-love and positive self-reinforcement, this health handbook covers such topics as healthy shopping, how to debunk and decipher food labels, and how to combine foods effectively to ensure ample energy and minimum hunger throughout the day. Each exercise is explained by a certified personal trainer and designed to be adapted to almost any environmentthe gym, the park, or even the home in order to change body, attitude, and quality of life. Bethany Hughes is the cofounder of the Love Your Body Fitness Boot Camps for women. Vince Grbic is a personal trainer, a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified health and fitness instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than two decades of fitness experience and was the lead trainer for the George Foreman Walk It Off With George! videos. They both live in Houston, Texas.FITNESS/HEALTH, 128 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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ISBN: 9781935388005RIGHTS: WORLD PFEIFER-HAMILTON, INC. SEPTEMBER

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Tofu Hound Press series

Fresh and flavorful recipes for the finicky vegan

The definitive vegan cookbook for all palates

Alternative VeganInternational Vegan Fare Straight from the Produce Aisle Second editionDino SarmaThis is vegan new school, which is really vegan old school, which draws on traditions that pre-date any of us. Cooking can be empowering, no doubt about it. Loren Corman, host, Animal Voices, University of Toronto radio Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking without the substitutes, this cookbook showcases more than 100 fully vegan recipes, many of which have South Asian influences. With a jazz-style approach to cooking, it also discusses how to improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly. The recipes for mouth-watering dishes include one-pot mealssuch as South-Indian Uppama and Chipotle Garlic Risottoalong with Pakoras, Flautas, Bajji, and Kashmiri Biriyani, Hummus Canapes, and No-Cheese Pizza. With new, improved recipes this updated edition also shows how to cook simply to let the flavor of fresh ingredients shine through. Dino Sarma is a cook who writes a food-related blog at altveg.blogspot.com and creates food-related podcasts at www.alternativevegan.com. He lives in New York City.COOKING/HEALTH, 224 PAGES, 7.5 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Cook, Eat, ThriveVegan Recipes from Everyday to ExoticJoy TienzoGives vegans the option of choosing exotic and extraordinary recipes for special dinner preparations, or simpler, yet imaginative creations for day-to-day meal planning. Whether youre looking for everyday vegan fare, or exquisite vegan dining, Tienzo serves it up with culinary flair! Dreena Burton, author, Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan Encouraging chefs to savor the cooking process, this collection of recipes provides distinctive meals using fresh, flavorful ingredients. Drawing from a variety of influences, this lively compendium features a diversity of innovative vegan dishes, ranging from well-known favorites such as Buttermilk Biscuits with Southern Style Gravy and Barbecue Ranch Salad to more exotic fare such as Palm Heart Ceviche and Italian Cornmeal Cake with Roasted Apricots and Coriander Crme Anglaise. Offering a wider culinary horizon with internationally inspired dishes, this reference is ideal for creating cuisine that allows people, animals, and the environment to fully thrive. With planned menus for all occasions, clear symbols for recipes that are raw, low-fat, soy-free, and wheat-free, and a section on making basics like seitan and nondairy milks, this is an essential handbook for those interested in cooking the very best vegan food. Joy Tienzo is a cook and baker. She lives in Denver.COOKING, 224 PAGES, 7.5 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781604860788 (REPLACES 9780977080427)RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781604860269RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS JANUARY

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A spirited introduction to vegan eating that is heavy on sass and light on lecture

Treats for a vegan sweet tooth

Cook FoodA Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local EatingLisa JervisThis rousing call to action for healthy, conscious eating is an inspirational primer for those who want to move beyond packaged and processed food toward a more responsible and sustainable way of eating. Many people are learning about the political ramifications of what they eat, but dont know how to change their habits or expand their kitchen repertoire to include meatless dishes. This compendium offers a straightforward overview of the political issues surrounding food, and a culinary toolkit to put principles into practice. Without resorting to faux meat, fake cheese, or obscure ingredients, the recipes focus on fresh, local, minimally processed ingredients that sustain farmers, animals, and the entire food chain. Instead of a rigid set of recipes to be replicated, it offers tips for improvisation, creative thinking in the kitchen, practical suggestions for cooking on a budget, and quick and delicious vegan and vegetarian meal options for anyone who wants to eat fast, tasty, nutritious food every day. Lisa Jervis is the founding editor and publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board president of Women in Media and News, and a member of the advisory board for outLoud Radio. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Ms. magazine and Utne Reader, and she is a contributor to the anthologies Body Outlaws and The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order. She is coeditor of Young Wives Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership and BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California.COOKING/HEALTH, 128 PAGES, 5 X 8 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $10.00 (CAN $11.00)

Lickin the Beaters 2Vegan Chocolate and CandySiue Moffat Illustrations by Celso and Missy KulikSugar and spice and all things nice. Thats what this little book is made of. Sarah Kramer, author, Vegan a Go-Go and How It All Vegan Chocolate, candy, and even ice creema vegan alternative to ice creamare featured in this fun vegan dessert cookbook. With quirky illustrations, useful hints, and a handy Quick Recipe indicator, vegan renditions of tantalizing delicacies, both traditional and original, are included. Recipes include old favorites, such as carmel corn, saltwater taffy, pralines, cookies, cakes, and fudge, plus some brave, new gluten-free recipes, such as the Fabulous Flourless Chocolate Torte and the Toll-Free Chocolate Chip cookies. These decadent temptations allow treats for dairyfree or wheat-free diets as well as for anyone who loves sweets. Siue Moffat runs a chocolate truffle business out of her home and is the author of Lickin the Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts. She lives in Toronto. Celso is the comic book artist and writer of Monk in Ogreland and has contributed to such zines as Celso, Clip-Tart, Free, and Hame-Kame-Ha! He lives in Portland, Oregon. Missy Kulik is a product and graphic designer who also draws comics for the free weekly paper Flagpole Magazine. She lives in Athens, Georgia. Also available:COOKING, 176 PAGES, 7 X 8.5 60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS 60 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781604860092RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781604860733RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

Lickin the Beaters 9781604860047 $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

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Indispensable information about the most popular method of home winemaking

Seasonal cooking and gardening tips for the perfect holiday hostess

A truly nutty celebration of history and savory flavors

Kit WinemakingThe Illustrated Beginners Guide to Making Wines from ConcentrateDaniel Pambianchi Authors previous book sold more than 20,000 copies Providing day-by-day instructions for novice winemakers, this guide takes the guesswork out of using kits and concentrates for producing high-quality wine at home. Covering everything the hobbyist vintner needs to know about the winemaking process, this informative handbook discusses the different kinds of winemaking kits that are on the market, presents solutions to the most common problems experienced by kit winemakers with tips on how to avoid these pitfalls, and includes a glossary that demystifies winemaking lingo. Daniel Pambianchi is the founder and CEO of Cadenza Wines, which operates Maleta Winery. He is a regular columnist and technical editor for WineMaker magazine, and the author of Techniques in Home Winemaking. He lives in Montreal.COOKING, 112 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 26 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $12.00 (NCR)

Seasonal FavoritesFestive FoodThe Garden Club of Houston Bulb and Plant Mart Co-op available Organized around the calendar year and designed to celebrate the cycle of life reflected by a garden, this wonderful compendium includes special recipes handed down through generations, flower arranging and gardening tips, and ideas for unique parties with family and friends. Although its focus is on the delicious food, this guide also offers seasonal planting tips, valuable ideas for incorporating garden elements into decor, and a wide variety of party-planning ideas for lessconventional holidays. The Garden Club of Houston Bulb and Plant Mart is a group whose purpose is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment. They have been in operation for nearly five decades, and proceeds from their annual Bulb Mart are donated to benefit parks, civic improvement, and education in the Houston area.COOKING/REGIONAL: SOUTH 128 PAGES, 7 X 7 75 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

In Praise of PecansRecipes & RecollectionsJune Jackson Photography by Watt M. Casey Jr. Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781933979007) From the introduction, which wistfully recalls the authors childhood spent picking out pecans for her mothers candymaking, to the candid discussion of the health aspects of pecans, this collection evokes nostalgia and a desire to cook with pecans in order to improve health. The compendium of more than 100 sumptuous recipes includes the use of pecans in all categories of cooking, from Key Lime Pecan-Laced Pies to Toasted Pecan Polenta-Cheese Slices. Recipes that have been handed down through generations in pecan country become even more treasured when paired with the stories of their origins in this guide. June Jackson is a teacher of English and creative writing, and the author of The Showboat Cookbook. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Watt M. Casey, Jr. is a rancher and a photographer whose images have appeared in the CIAO cookbook series and in Barbecue, Biscuits and Beans. He lives in Albany, Texas.COOKING, 176 PAGES, 8 X 8 75 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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A new look at the old-fashioned custom of food storage

A handy little guide to coping with emergencies

Simple Secrets for Using Food Storage in Your Own RecipesCrystal GodfreyPowdered milk and dried beans come to mind when people mention long-term food storage, but this cheerful guide, inspired by the authors popular blog and YouTube videos, hopes to transform the image of this thrifty practice. For starters, the discussion asks Would you really like to start eating powdered eggs all of sudden? The answer is forceful: if a household doesnt know how to use stored food nowand make it palatable for family mealsthey probably wont eat it in an emergency and eventually must dump it out. Instead, the book explains, bulk foods must be rotated out of storage and incorporated into everyday meals, an easy skill to learn when armed with this collection of more than 100 fun, easy, and great-tasting recipes and tips for substituting dried and canned ingredients in favorite family dishes. Crystal Godfrey is an expert on food storage and runs the websites www.everydayfoodstorage.net and www.funwithfoodstorage.net. She lives in Lehi, Utah.COOKING/NUTRITION, 182 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5 100 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Emergency Preparedness HandbookTami GirsbergerSimple instructions and practical advice make this reference a reassuring household guide to disasters such as power failure, fire, storms, floods, and exposure to the elements. The information covers first aid kits, food and water storage, protective clothing, cooking and staying warm without electricity, creating shelter, and evacuation. Supplies are specified for a 72-hour emergency kit as well as for periods up to a year, and each page features a helpful tip that sums up the topic covered. The later chapters discuss CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) volunteers, neighborhood block plans, back-up generators, and contact information for state and local agencies. Tami Girsberger is the founder of an emergency preparedness and food-storage company and the author of The Essential Food Storage Cookbook. She lives South Jordan, Utah.REFERENCE, 168 PAGES, 5.5 X 6 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781934393307RIGHTS: US & CANADA SILVERLEAF PRESS OCTOBER

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The all-purpose remedy to a different kind of pain

A guide to revealing the hidden power of loss

Healing Your Grieving Body100 Physical Practices for MournersAlan D. Wolfelt, PhD, and Kirby J. Duvall, MD Advertising in the Forum newsletter (Fall) Part of the Healing Your Grieving Heart series, which includes Healing the Adult Childs Grieving Heart (9781879651319), Healing a Spouses Grieving Heart (9781879651371), Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas (9781879651258), Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids (9781879651272), and Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens (9781879651234) Authors previous books sold more than 250,000 copies Acknowledging the unique set of symptoms that accompanies a period of mourning, this guide is the ideal companion to weathering the storm of physical distress. From muscle aches and pains to problems with eating and sleeping, this handbook addresses how the body responds to the impact of profound loss. Low energy, headaches, and other conditions are also taken into account. With 100 ways to help soothe the body and calm the mind, this compassionate study is an excellent resource in understanding the connection between the two. Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Journey Through Grief, and Understanding Your Grief. Kirby J. Duvall, MD, is a family physician and occupational-medicine specialist. They both live in Fort Collins, Colorado.SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 128 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

Twelve Critical Questions for Mourners . . .The Answers That Will Help You HealAlan D. Wolfelt, PhD Advertising in Forum newsletter (Spring) Authors previous books sold more than 250,000 copies Confronting the little griefs that can occur in the course of a lifetime, this handbook seeks to relieve the inevitable burden of loss. Taking the wilderness experience into accountbeing disconnected from oneself and the outside worldthis guide presents 12 vital questions, the answers to which encourage the choice between deciding to live and letting sadness take control. Delving into the possibilities behind integrating sorrow into ones life, this study is the road map to exploring and honoring the transformational nature of grief. Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Journey Through Grief, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

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A Childs View of Grief 9781879651432 $6.95 (CAN $9.95)

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The definitive training resource for the aviation industry

FAR/AIM 2010Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual 2010 EditionFederal Aviation Administration Part of the FAR/AIM series Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this definitive manual of the latest civil aviation directives has been fully updated and indexed to clearly reflect all the changes in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) over the past year. In addition to the regulations, AIM procedures, and redrawn AIM illustrations, this retypeset edition also includes a study guide for specific pilot certifications and ratings, a pilot/controller glossary, the NASA Aviation Safety reporting form, important FAA contact information, and a free e-mail service that accounts for regulation changes throughout the publication year via the Aviation Supplies & Academics website. A combined FAR/AIM index is also included. The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.TRANSPORTATION/REFERENCE, 1064 PAGES, 6 X 9 38 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 30 LINE DRAWINGS, 21 CHARTS, 96 TABLES, 17 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

FAR /AIM Contents Federal Aviation Regulations (from Titles 14 and 49 Code of Federal Regulations) Part 1: Definitions and Abbreviations Part 43: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration Part 61: Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors Part 67: Medical Standards and Certification Part 71: Designation of Class Airspace Areas; Service Routes; and Reporting Points Part 73: Special Use Airspace Part 91: General Operating and Flight Rules Part 97: Standard Instrument Procedures Part 103: Ultralight Vehicles Part 105: Parachute Operations Part 119: Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators Part 135: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations Part 136: Commercial Air Tours and National Parks Air Tour Management Part 137: Agricultural Aircraft Operations Part 141: Pilot Schools Part 142: Training Centers 49 CFR: NTSB 830 Accident Reporting TSA 1552 Flight Training Security Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Pilot/Controller Glossary NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System Form

ISBN: 9781560277446 (REPLACES 9781560277002)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. OCTOBER

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FAR/AIM seriesFederal Aviation AdministrationThe Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

The quintessential regulatory reference for AMTs

In-depth FAA regulations reference

FAR/AMT 2010Federal Aviation Regulations for Aviation Maintenance Technicians 2010 EditionAs the most accurate and reliable regulatory reference on the market for aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs), this volume of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and relevant Advisory Circulars clearly marks all changes from the previous year. Additional AMT references from the FAA Advisory Circular publication makes this the most comprehensive regulations book available for aviation technician and repair centers. All data is indexed by subject matter and features the regulations from the original government text. Reformatted for better legibility, this edition offers access to a free e-mail service that posts FAR updates throughout the year.TRANSPORTATION/REFERENCE, 872 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 17 LINE DRAWINGS, 44 TABLES, 24 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

FAR/FC 2010Federal Aviation Regulations for Flight Crew 2010 EditionThese handbooks present the latest civil aviation regulations gathered from the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) for airline transport pilots, air carriers, dispatchers, flight engineers, and flight crew. All regulations that have changed since the last release are precisely marked and indexed to provide a clear listing of subject matter and to refer pilots and staff to the correct paragraph or regulation number. Free updates are provided throughout the year and a study list of pertinent regulations for flight crew is included.TRANSPORTATION/REFERENCE, 496 PAGES, 6 X 9 36 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 12 LINE DRAWINGS, 85 TABLES, 8 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781560277453 (REPLACES 9781560277019)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781560277460 (REPLACES 9781560277026)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. OCTOBER

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Test Prep seriesFederal Aviation AdministrationThe Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

Commercial Pilot Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Commercial Airplane, Helicopter, Gyroplane, Glider, Balloon, Airship and Military Competency FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionApplicants studying for the Commercial Pilot Knowledge Exam will find answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam database in this guide. All of the more than 900 questions from the exam are arranged by subject category and are accompanied by specific study material. Each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a reference and subject code for further study in FAA materials. Subjects covered include basic aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight instruments, basic navigation, airspace and airport operations, and meteorology.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 352 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 69 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

Airline Transport Pilot Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Aircraft Dispatcher and ATP Part 121, 135, Airplane and Helicopter FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionApplicants studying for the Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Exams are provided answers and explanations for every question on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam database in this guide. All of the more than 900 questions from the exam are arranged by subject category and are accompanied by specific study material. Each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a reference and subject code for further study in FAA materials. Regulations, weather and weather services, flight physiology, and aircraft performance are among the subjects covered.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 496 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 37 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $43.95)

Private Pilot Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Recreational and Private Airplane, Helicopter, Gyroplane, Glider, Balloon, Airship, Powered Parachute, and Weight-Shift Control FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionApplicants studying for the Private Pilot Knowledge Exam will find answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam database in this guide. All of the more than 900 questions from the exam are arranged by subject category and are accompanied by specific study material. Each question is followed by the answer, an explanation, and a reference and subject code for further study in FAA materials. Basic aerodynamics, engine operation, flight instruments, performance, and meteorology are among the subjects covered.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 376 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 96 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781560277385 (REPLACES 9781560276944)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. SEPTEMBER

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ISBN: 9781560277354 (REPLACES 9781560276913)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. SEPTEMBER

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How to study for and pass the FAAs license exams

Test Prep series, continuedFederal Aviation AdministrationThe Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

Certified Flight Instructor Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Ground, Flight and Sport Instructor: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Weight-Shift Control, Powered Parachute, Add-On Ratings, Fundamentals of Instructing, and Designated Pilot Examiner FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionApplicants studying for the Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Knowledge Exam will find answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration exam database in this guide. The more than 900 questions are followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a Subject Matter Knowledge Code for further study in FAA materials.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 464 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 40 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $25.95)

Sport Pilot Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Sport Pilot Airplane, Lighter-ThanAir, Glider, Powered Parachute, Weight-Shift Control, and Gyroplane FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionDesigned to aid the applicant in studying for the Sport Pilot Knowledge Exam by providing answers and explanations for every question in the FAA exam database, this resource encourages self-testing and promotes memory recall and better understanding. All of the questions from the exam are arranged by subject category and accompanied by specific study material, including figures, legends, color sectional charts, and subject codes for further study in FAA materials. Updated annually, this comprehensive guide stays current with any changes made by the FAA.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 53 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

Instrument Rating Test Prep 2010Study and Prepare for the Instrument Rating, Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII), Instrument Ground Instructor, and Foreign Pilot: Airplane and Helicopter FAA Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionApplicants studying for the Instrument Knowledge Exam will find answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration exam database in this guide. The more than 900 questions from the exam are arranged by subject category, and each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the answer, and a Subject Matter Knowledge Code for further study in FAA materials. IFR procedures, arrivals and approaches, and review computations are among the subjects covered for the instrument rating.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 328 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 84 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9781560277392 (REPLACES 9781560276951)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. SEPTEMBER

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Fast Track seriesDale Crane and Federal Aviation AdministrationPart of a series designed to prepare applicants who are seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications for the full range of material, these guides offer current test questions followed by the answers with detailed explanations that include learning statement codes that identify the subjects in which further study is required. Illustrations and oral and practical study outlines to the FAAs Knowledge Exams for the Airframe, Powerplant, and General tests make this the most comprehensive resource for any aviation mechanic looking to obtain the FAA Airframe and Powerplant license. The series is designed in a fast-track format for increased comprehension and retention of the basic ideas through to the advanced concepts. Dale Crane is an airframe and powerplant mechanic, a designated mechanic examiner, a commercial pilot, and a flight instructor. He is the recipient of the FAAs Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years of service to the aviation-maintenance industry. He lives in Basin, Wyoming. The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that regulates and sets standards for the aviation industry.

General Test Guide 2010The Fast-Track to Study for and Pass the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician General and Designated Mechanic Examiner Knowledge Exams 2010 EditionTRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 63 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

Airframe Test Guide 2010The Fast-Track to Study for and Pass the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Airframe Knowledge Exam 2010 EditionTRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

Powerplant Test Guide 2010The Fast-Track to Study for and Pass the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Powerplant Knowledge Exam 2010 EditionTRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75 8 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781560277415 (REPLACES 9781560276975)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. SEPTEMBER

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FAA Handbooks seriesThe Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

A comprehensive overview of the latest compositematerial forms, applications, and requirements Fully revised, thorough reference for aviation instructors The most basic FAA aviation knowledge resource in print

Aviation Instructors HandbookFAA-H-8083-9A 2008 editionA key reference tool to all the information necessary for operating as an authorized flight instructor, this book was designed for ground, flight, and aviation maintenance instructors to provide up-to-date information on learning and teaching aeronautical knowledge and skills. Subjects covered include effective communication, the teaching process, and risk management. Appendices include a comprehensive bibliography of references, certificates and ratings endorsements, and relationships of decision-making models. The revised edition reflects current aviation industry procedures, equipment, techniques, and regulations.TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY 226 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 31 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS, 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION, 1 LINE DRAWING, 13 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical KnowledgeFAA-H-8083-25A 2008 editionUsed extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals. Required reading for pilots for more than 25 years and formerly published as an Advisory Circular (AC 61-23C), this new edition is now listed as an official FAA Handbook.TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY 470 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 57 COLOR PHOTOS, 310 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 23 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 40 TABLES, 35 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and RepairLouis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner, and Greg M. MellemaAlthough largely geared toward the aerospace industry, this handbook assumes no prior knowledge about advanced composite materials. After giving a comprehensive description of what composites are and how they work, this guide breaks materials down into their constituents and offers details about design considerations and guidelines, various tooling concepts, manufacturing methods, and accepted repair theories and concepts. Louis C. Dorworth has been teaching composite-related courses for the last 20 years. He lives in Reno, Nevada. Ginger L. Gardiner is a consultant for Abaris. She lives in Washington, North Carolina. Greg M. Mellema is an airframe and powerplant mechanic. He lives in Reno, Nevada.TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY 325 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.75 188 COLOR PHOTOS, 120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 12 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 35 TABLES, 5 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $79.95 (CAN $95.95)

ISBN: 9781560277491 (REPLACES 9781560273820)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. SEPTEMBER

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Complete study guide of the FAA oral exam for private pilots

Complete study aid for the FAA mechanic certification

Private Oral Exam GuideThe Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam Ninth editionMichael D. Hayes Part of the Oral Exam Guide series, which includes Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide (9781560274544) and MultiEngine Oral Exam Guide (9781560277248) Updated to reflect vital FAA changes, this indispensable tool prepares private pilots for the checkride with an FAA examiner. It clarifies the requirements of the written and oral portions and presents practice questions from the exam with a reference to the information source from where the answer may be derived. A new appendix with a Practical Test Checklist written in question-and-answer formatwith questions the FAA checkride examiners are most likely to askis also provided. Michael D. Hayes has been flying for more than 25 years and is a certified flight instructor. He is the author of several titles in the Oral Exam Guide series. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $12.95)

Aviation Mechanic Practical Test Standards for General, Airframe and PowerplantFAA-S-8081-26, -27, and -28 2008 editionFederal Aviation Administration Part of the Practical Test Standards series Detailing all the skills and knowledge parameters that must be demonstrated to obtain a pilot license, this guide aids aviation maintenance technicians, student pilots, flight instructors, and FAA-designated examiners though the final test to acquire a pilot licensethe checkride. The requirements for passing the checkride are thoroughly itemized, from takeoff to physiological conditions. This guide also fully covers the skills in repair and maintenance that must be demonstrated as well as the knowledge of airframe and power plant theory, processes, and techniques. The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP 96 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $11.95)

All the knowledge needed to obtain the Inspection Authorization license exam

Inspection Authorization Test PrepA Comprehensive Study Tool to Prepare for the FAA Inspection Authorization Knowledge Test Fifth editionDale Crane Edited by Terry MichmerhuizenWith more than 350 sample questions, this sourcebook is ideal for aviation maintenance technicians seeking to add Inspection Authorization (IA) privileges to their license. Since the test questions are not released to the public, applicants will utilize the comprehensive and effective sample questions, answers, and explanations to prepare for this difficult exam. Dale Crane has been involved in aviation for more than 50 years. He lives in Basin, Wyoming. Terry Michmerhuizen is a designated airworthiness representative with 10 years experience teaching aviation maintenance at the university level. He lives in Gobles, Michigan.TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP, 720 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.75 24 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 LINE DRAWINGS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $35.95)

ISBN: 9781560277231 (REPLACES 9781560275794)RIGHTS: WORLD AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC. DECEMBER

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Apogee Books Space series The Apogee Books Space series includes Floating to Space (9781894959735), Lunar Exploration Scrapbook (9781894959698), Saturn 1/1B (9781894959858), To the End of the Solar System (9781894959681), and Virtual Apollo (9781896522944)

The history and mechanics behind a worldfamous flying machine

Space exploration looking forward to the 22nd century and beyond

Rocketbelt Pilots ManualA Guide by the Bell Test PilotWilliam P. SuitorThe rocketbelta device designed by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960s to be a tactical rescue vehicle for the United States Armyis described here for the first time by one of the machines original test pilots. Covering everything from service and fueling to step-by-step directions for use, the guide also includes an in-depth technical background of the flying device and a detailed, easily accessible explanation of the science behind jet propelled flight. Accompanied with photos of each distinct component of the machine and an explanation as to how the parts relate to one another, this unique guide answers more than four decades worth of questions on the rocketbelt and ultimately encapsulates the sheer excitement of flight from a man who experienced it firsthand. William P. Suitor is a rocketbelt test pilot for Bell Aerosystems who has flown over 1,200 flights without serious injury. He was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and flew the rocketbelt for a variety of television shows and motion pictures, including The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Gilligans Island, Lost in Space, Newhart, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Thunderball. He lives in Niagara Falls, New York.SCIENCE, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10 30 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 B & W PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

The Farthest ShoreA 21st Century Guide to SpaceEdited by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton and Dr. Angelia P. BukleyProviding a synoptic look at the entire scope and vision of space exploration, this comprehensive reference covers the intercultural, artistic, and historical aspects of space travel as well as amazing new insights into where it might go in the future. All aspects of space technology are included in the guide, from how space can be used to deal with global warming to the latest in space tourism. Largely written in narrative form, the book assembles a variety of space experts from all over the world to explain everything from human artistic achievement in space to the practical applications and business investment opportunities that space travel affords. Dr. Joseph N. Pelton is the director of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute at George Washington University. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prizewinning Global Talk. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Angelia P. Bukley has more than two decades of professional experience in space and defense systems and is the acting vice president for research at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. She has published more than 70 technical publications and is the coauthor and coeditor of Artificial Gravity. She lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee.SCIENCE, 275 PAGES, 7 X 10 60 B & W PHOTOS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592053RIGHTS: US & CANADA COLLECTORS GUIDE PUBLISHING, INC./APOGEE BOOKS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781926592077RIGHTS: US & CANADA COLLECTORS GUIDE PUBLISHING, INC./APOGEE BOOKS FEBRUARY

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Apogee Books Space series, continued

Russian space exploration through American eyes

Solving the worlds problems with solar energy

Selling PeaceInside the Soviet Conspiracy that Transformed the U.S. Space ProgramJeffrey ManberOffering surprising insight into the Russian-American relationship during the golden age of space exploration and detailing the current circumstances surrounding commercial space travel, this revealing memoir charts the emergence of the Russian space program as a powerful ally to the international community from the perspective of an American who participated on the Russian side. Revealing what it was like to witness the American space community struggle to reconcile a world where the Russians were the low-cost, quality manufacturer for space goods, this is the true story of NASAs lack of international cooperation, crosscultural understandings, and acceptance of different perspectives. This insiders expos brings about a greater understanding of the complicated relationships between international partners set on exploring an infinite universe through finite means. Jeffrey Manber is CEO of SEFSpaceworks and was the first American to ever have an official role within the Russian space industry. He is the former CEO of MirCorp, who leased the Russian space station Mir, and is the coauthor of Lincolns Wrath. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.SCIENCE, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

Energy CrisisSolution from SpaceRalph NansenPresenting a bold solution for global climate change and dependence on oiland the threat of war over its diminishing supply this visionary reference explores how developing solar energy could bring about unprecedented economic prosperity and opportunity on a global scale. By using existing technology in revolutionary ways, this new energy plan would have the potential to create jobs and revitalize the economy while offering a clean, affordable, and long-term solution. Asserting that the current generation can develop this innovative energy source to change the world economically, environmentally, and politically for the better, this stunning guide offers an unexpected new hope for the future. Ralph Nansen has been involved with space engineering for more than four decades. He is the founder and president of Solar Space Industries and the former Boeing solar-power satellite program manager. He is the author of Sun Power: The Global Solution for the Coming Energy Crisis. He lives in Lopez Island, Washington.SCIENCE, 258 PAGES, 7 X 10 3 COLOR PHOTOS, 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592060RIGHTS: US & CANADA COLLECTORS GUIDE PUBLISHING, INC./APOGEE BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781926592084RIGHTS: US & CANADA COLLECTORS GUIDE PUBLISHING, INC./APOGEE BOOKS JANUARY

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Detailed plans for several sizes of sailing dory designs

Whatever happened to Triumph, BSA, and Sunbeam

Building Badger& the Benford Sailing Dory DesignsJay Benford and Pete Hill Advertising in PassageMaker and WoodenBoat (January, March, May, July, September, November) Authors previous books sold more than 56,000 copies Popularized by the bestselling Voyaging on a Small Income, the Badger design of Benford sailing dories is fully dissected in the comprehensive guide to its conception, design, and construction. With sections by a skilled Badger builder, the in-depth, how-to includes detailed architectural plans of each boat for DIY enthusiasts, while commentary reveals the designers logic behind the idea, the sailing capabilities and clever innovations of the boat, and builders tips on choosing the best tools and materials to execute the plan. Featured boats include the twin keel cutter, the Baby Badger, and the sailing dory Donna, among others. Jay Benford is the author of Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts, Small Craft Plans, and Small Ships. He lives in Easton, Maryland. Pete Hill built the first Badger sailing dory, gaining recognition for his skilled woodworking. He lives on a boat and sails around the world.TRANSPORTATION/OUTDOOR 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $30.00)

Shooting StarThe Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle IndustryAbe Aamidor Co-op available Advertising in American Motorcyclist In the years just after World War II, motorcycles were the third largest source of foreign exchange for the United Kingdom, lagging behind only automobiles and Scotch whiskey. And yet, the British motorcycle industry was essentially dead by 1975. This is the first comprehensive examination of the demise of what was once not only the largest motorcycle industry in the world, but something that virtually defined a nation for decades. With a critical look at business and trade practices, fresh information about the businessmen who built these companies and then ran them into the ground, as well as the engineers and designers who were brilliant and badly flawed, emerges alongside the full romance, beauty, and excitement of the machines and the top racers who rode them. Combining archival material and new interviews with industry insiders and living legends, this objective investigation will fascinate enthusiasts and is a cautionary tale for the currently declining American automotive industry. Abe Aamidor is a university lecturer, a life-long motorcycle enthusiast, and an award-winning journalist. He has been a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, the Indianapolis Star, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and has taught journalism at Indiana University, Georgia Southern University, and Southern Illinois University. He is the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.TRANSPORTATION, 176 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 20 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $34.95)

Also available:

ISBN: 9781888671285RIGHTS: WORLD TILLER PUBLISHING MARCH

Small Craft Plans 9781888671056 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550229004RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS SEPTEMBER

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An expedition to promote a world ungoverned by fear

An exploration of American culture by rail

One More Day EverywhereCrossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global UnderstandingGlen HeggstadWhen you read his book, start it on a Friday evening, because youll spend all weekend traveling with him. You wont be able to put it down. Cycle World Adventures Co-op available In 2001, martial artstrained biker Glen Heggstad began a journey from California to the tip of South America on his motorcycle and made it as far as Colombia, where he was kidnapped by local rebels and held captive. Undeterred by more than a month of traumatic incarceration, the Striking Viking finished his trip after being released. Three years later he set out into the world on his bike again, this time searching for truth on his own terms in a world that had become strangled by a climate of fear. Starting his trip in Japan, he traveled through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa, stopping in more than 30 countries to deliver his message of the real United States, as he knew it. Unique stories and gritty adventure fill this quest for new sights and insights amongst extreme temperatures, knee-deep mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness. Glen Heggstad is the author of Two Wheels Through Terror. He was the youngest Hells Angel ever voted in and his story of harrowing capture by Colombian rebels has been featured on 48 Hours, Larry King Live, MSNBC, a National Geographic Channel docudrama, and NPR.TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION, 280 PAGES, 6 X 9 25 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $21.95)

All Gone to Look for AmericaRiding the Iron Horse Across a Continent (and Back)Peter MillarHe writes with a confidence and a historical grasp that compel the reader. Times on Bleak Midwinter Co-op available Authors previous books have sold more than 50,000 copies In this mixture of memoir and travelogue portrayed through sharp and vivid narrative, a man sets out to rediscover the United States by following the ravaged last traces of the railroad. Armed with only a shoestring budget, his favorite tunes, a backpack, and an open mind, Peter Millar crossed the country two and a half times in hopes of discovering the quintessential American experiencefrom the people to the music to the beer selectionall the while watching the vast American landscape unfold in slow motion around him. In the tradition of Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, this witty and observant account presents a fun and educational journey across the United States characterized by powerful descriptions, intelligent humor, and undeniable humanity. Peter Millar is a popular fiction critic for the Times. He has worked as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, Reuters, the Sunday Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. He was named foreign correspondent of the year for his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is the author of Bleak Midwinter and Stealing Thunder.TRAVEL/CURRENT EVENTS, 319 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781906413026RIGHTS: US & CANADA ARCADIA BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781550228823RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS OCTOBER

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The widely acknowledged bible of RV camping in Mexico

A big, entertaining guide to a popular destination

Travelers Guide to Mexican CampingExplore Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize with Your RV or Tent Fourth editionMike Church and Terri Church $20,000 marketing budget Author tour to include Vancouver (September); Houston, Texas; Indio and Los Angeles, California; Perry, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; and Tampa, Florida Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Part of the Travelers Guide series, which includes Travelers Guide to Alaskan Camping (9780974947167) and Travelers Guide to Camping Mexicos Baja (9780974947181) Offering a sunny climate, interesting local culture, ocean-side campsites, and ancient ruins, Mexico is quickly becoming the most accessible, affordable, and exciting winter destination for American and Canadian RVers, and this ultimate tour guide confidently navigates this colorful countrys resources. Essential information, such as crossing the border and the location and details of virtually every campsite available, is expertly covered with comprehensive maps that are difficult to obtain within Mexico itself, and demonstrative photographs assist even the most experienced RV campers in their holiday adventures. Mike Church and Terri Church are the authors of Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations, RV Adventures in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest Camping Destinations, and the Travelers Guide series. They live in Benson, Arizona.TRAVEL, 544 PAGES, 6 X 9 50 B & W PHOTOS, 10 TABLES, 250 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Peoples Choice Guide.comCancnTravel Survey Guidebook Third editionEric RabinowitzWhat makes this handy guidebook special is that its practically interactive. Newsday The most comprehensive set of reviews [for Cancun] available. Minneapolis Star-Tribune An admirable populist effort. Co-op available Jam-packed and inventive, this guide to Cancun, Mexico, features more than 500 listings for hotels, restaurants, tours, and attractionswith bars, clubs, and nightlife taking center stage. Transportation, money, and shopping are also discussed, and lots of advice is provided in quirky chapters such as Gay/Lesbian Friendly, How to Maintain Good Digestive Health, and Who & How to Tip. The innovative rating system for hotels and dining options combines the opinions of the author with the results of polling and interviewing thousands of travelers to the city. Eric Rabinowitz is a writer and a musician. He lives in New York City.TRAVEL, 384 PAGES, 3.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $16.95)

Chicago Tribune

ISBN: 9780942257465 (REPLACES 9780978513917)RIGHTS: WORLD NEW CHAPTER PRESS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9780982310106 (REPLACES 9780974947129)RIGHTS: WORLD ROLLING HOMES PRESS SEPTEMBER

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City Guide seriesEdited by Kim Atkinson and Anna RoufosAn indispensable primer for quick-trippers. Considered by many to be the last word in gauging quality and luxury. An authority for details needed by travelers who are planning a trip or vacation in order to make it run as smoothly as possible. Earning five stars from Mobil is considered one of the most prestigious honors for a hotel. Co-op available For busy travelers who are always on the hunt for the best places to visit during a short jaunt, these authoritative and witty guides provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, the guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers to have the best possible experience in a city for both their time and money. Value and style are part of the package in these handbooks that include updated maps with pinpoints of star-rated properties, key sites, and top attractions, and provide quick tips and insider secrets to round them out. Kim Atkinson has written about travel for major publications including Boston Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and More Magazine. She has taught journalism and magazine editing at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. Anna Roufos is an award-winning journalist who has written about travel for many publications, including the Detroit Free Press, Marie Claire, and Self. They both live in Chicago. Washington Post Charlotte Observer Golf Today Magazine Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mobil City Guide New York 2010Second editionTRAVEL/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC 192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Mobil City Guide Chicago 2010Second editionTRAVEL/REGIONAL: MIDWEST 192 PAGES, 4.5 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010042 (REPLACES 9780841607460)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

ISBN: 9781936010059 (REPLACES 9780841607330)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

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City Guide series, continued

Mobil City Guide Los Angeles 2010Second editionTRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST 192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Mobil City Guide San Francisco 2010Second editionTRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST 224 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010035 (REPLACES 9780841607439)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

ISBN: 9781936010226 (REPLACES 9780841607415)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

Mobil City Guide Las Vegas 2010Second editionTRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST 192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Mobil City Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2010Second editionTRAVEL, 224 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5 90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010011 (REPLACES 9781936010158)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781936010028 (REPLACES 9780841607392)RIGHTS: WORLD MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

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For travelers who wish to celebrate local business in style

eat.shop guides seriesEach compact guide zooms in on 90 one-of-a-kind shops or restaurants . . . whose operators are passionate about what they do . . . [Each is] illustrated with lots of scrumptious color snapshots that make you want to consume. USA Today Co-op available Sleekly designed and focusing exclusively on locally-owned restaurants and stores, these modern city-guides are unique in both form and content. Each featured business is hand-picked by the author to represent the crme de la crme of cities beloved by both locals and tourists. The overall selection presents a fresh and unexpected look at each city, highlighting an exciting array of neighborhoods. The convenient size is ideal for bags and purses, while the eye-popping layouts of luscious photographs, efficient maps, and brief hotel recommendations will help make planning an excursion almost as fun as eating and shopping.

eat.shop bostonThe Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments Second editionAnna H. BlessingAnna H. Blessing is the Lucky magazine correspondent for Chicago. She is the author of eat.shop philadelphia, eat.shop phoenix, eat.shop twin cities, and eat.shop washington dc and the coauthor of eat.shop nyc. She lives in Chicago. ISBN: 9780979955792 (REPLACES 9780976653479)

eat.shop new england eat.shop chicagoThe Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments in Providence, Newport, Portland, Burlington and Many Other Areas of the RegionJan Faust DaneJan Faust Dane is the author of eat.shop denver, eat.shop montreal, and eat.shop rhode island and the coauthor of eat.shop miami and eat.shop nyc. She lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ISBN: 9780982325407 (REPLACES 9780976653448)

The Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments Third editionAnna H. BlessingAnna H. Blessing is the Lucky magazine correspondent for Chicago. She is the author of eat.shop philadelphia, eat.shop phoenix, eat.shop twin cities, and eat.shop washington dc and the coauthor of eat.shop nyc. She lives in Chicago. ISBN: 9780982325438 (REPLACES 9780978958886)TRAVEL, 192 PAGES, 6 X 6 450 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X UK & EUROPE CABAZON BOOKS OCTOBER

Also available in the eat.shop guides series:

eat.shop brooklyn 9780976653417 $12.95 (CAN $17.95)

eat.shop portland 9780979955754 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

eat.shop twin cities 9780978958824 $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

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eat.shop guides series, continued

eat.shop seattleThe Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments Fourth editionKaie WellmanKaie Wellman is an award-winning graphic designer and the founder of Cabazon Books, the publisher of the eat.shop guides series. She is the author of eat.shop austin and eat.shop los angeles and the coauthor of eat.shop kansas city, eat.shop miami, eat.shop nyc, and eat.shop portland. She lives in Portland, Oregon.12 MAPS

eat.shop vancouverThe Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments Second editionJon HartJon Hart owns an artist management company. He is the author of eat.shop paris and eat.shop sf bay area and the coauthor of eat.shop kansas city, eat.shop miami, eat.shop nyc, and eat.shop portland. He lives in Portland, Oregon.10 MAPS

ISBN: 9780982325414 (REPLACES 9780974732541)TRAVEL, 192 PAGES, 6 X 6 450 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X UK & EUROPE CABAZON BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780982325421 (REPLACES 9780976653493)

Also available in the eat.shop guides series:

eat.shop kansas city 9780979955785 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

eat.shop montreal 9780978958893 $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

eat.shop rhode island 9780976653448 $14.95 (CAN $20.95)

eat.shop sf bay area 9780978958848 $16.95 (CAN $21.95)

eat.shop washington dc 9780979955747 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Book of Musts series

A complete guide to Alberta and its many attractions

An amusing overview of Canadas prairie province

Alberta Book of MustsThe 101 Places Every Albertan MUST SeeEdited by Dina OMearaFrom munching on smokies at Spolumbos and gazing at trumpeter swans in Swan City to touring Jasper hot springs and Whyte Avenue, this comprehensive guide showcases one of Canadas prairie provincesAlberta. With information on driving tours, historic sites, river rafting, and horseback riding, this handbook that also features the input of well-known natives from across the province, including author Cheryl MacDonald, CBC personality Gilbert Bouchard, and gold-medal winner Duff Gibsoncaters to tourists of all ages. Thorough and engaging, this guidebook inspires admiration for Alberta and what it has to offer. Dina OMeara has worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.TRAVEL, 176 PAGES, 4.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

Saskatchewan Book of MustsThe 101 Places Every Saskatchewanian MUST SeeEdited by Tim LehnertFrom the endless prairie on Bald Butte lookout and the Wascana Park in Regina to the pints and cappuccinos on Broadway in Saskatoon and Dino Country, this comprehensive guide explores the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Famous and unfamiliar Saskatchewaniansincluding writer Noelle Chorney, Chef Moe Mathieu, and reporter Wayne Mantkyadiscuss their favorite places to visit and activities to enjoy. Informative and entertaining, this guidebook is geared towards inhabitants and tourists of all ages and is sure to inspire a trip to Saskatchewan. Tim Lehnert is a freelance writer. He was the editorial director of the Manitoba Book of Everything and has contributed to several publications, including the Boston Globe, the Montreal Gazette, and the Providence Journal. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.TRAVEL, 176 PAGES, 4.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9780981094120RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780981094137RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER

Also available in the Book of Musts series:

Nova Scotia Book of Musts 9780978478421 $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

Prince Edward Island Book of Musts 9780978478414 $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Extensive city guides to fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels

BlackBook Guide seriesBlackBook MediaWhereas most city guides focus on places to stay and things to do, these sleek and indispensable pocket-sized bibles for nightlife connoisseurs pinpoint exactly where to go to be seen. Boasting hundreds of succinct listings for the hippest restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels, these offshoots of BlackBook magazines Little BlackBook offer smart and fresh commentary with a healthy dose of snark, written by and for discerning city savants. Containing the latest information about the most intriguing and fashion-forward hot spots, each volume also sports an extra garnish or two, from interviews with entertainment icons to signature cocktail recipes and photos from featured venues. The inclusion of numerous two-tone city maps ensures that life in the fast lane never has to slow down.

An insiders guide to the Green Mountain state

BlackBook Media produces BlackBook magazine, the BlackBook Guides, and BBook.com.

Vermont 101Everything You Wanted to Know About Vermont and Were Going to Ask AnywayEdited by Charles MandelFrom the Battle of Bennington and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail to Rudyard Kiplings Brattleboro home and artisanal food, this comprehensive guide explores the state of Vermont and all it has to offer. Lifelong residents including visual artist Sabra Fields, filmmaker Jay Craven, and former state governor Madeleine Kunindiscuss their favorite aspects of Vermont and provide insight into the Green Mountain state. Politics, history, weather, culture, and wildlife are just a few of the varied topics examined in this remarkable handbook that will engage natives and first-time visitors alike. Charles Mandel is a freelance journalist who has been published in Canadian Business, Explore, and the Globe and Mail. He is the recipient of the 2006 silver National Magazine award and four P.E.I. Literary Awards for feature writing. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.TRAVEL/REFERENCE, 208 PAGES, 5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

BlackBook Guide to New York 2010 Co-op availableTRAVEL, 232 PAGES, 4 X 5.75 8 B & W PHOTOS, 32 MAPS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

BlackBook Guide to Los Angeles 2010TRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST, 192 PAGES, 4 X 5.75 8 B & W PHOTOS, 40 MAPS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781932942477RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACKBOOK MEDIA CORP. SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781932942460RIGHTS: US & CANADA BLACKBOOK MEDIA CORP. SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780981094113RIGHTS: US & CANADA MACINTYREPURCELL PUBLISHING, INC SEPTEMBER

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Enthralling tales and gorgeous photography explore the wonder of the mountains

Tales of the strangely departed

The Blue Ridge Ancient and MajesticA Celebration of the Worlds Oldest MountainsCharles W. Maynard Photographs by Jerry D. Greer Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 100,000 copies A selection of informative essays and vibrant photography combine to form a rich tapestry of the life and story of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. Stories range from the heritage of the mountains to the present day and include Life Abundant, which describes the mountains from a geologic, geographic, and natural perspective and River Gaps and Mountain Swags, which traces the origins of the mountains back over 10,000 years through settlement, war, and exploitation. Through this unique combination of storytelling and visual splendor, the intricate, interwoven fabric of the natural world and the human culture of the mountains is brought to life. Jerry D. Greer has been a professional photographer for more than two decades. His images have appeared in various publications, including Backpacker, L.L. Bean, and Mountain Bike magazines. His previous books include Appalachia: The Southern Highlands, Blue Ridge Mountains: Americas First Frontier, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Virginia Wonder and Light. Charles W. Maynard is the author or coauthor more than 28 books, including The Appalachians and The Rocky Mountains. They both live in Johnson City, Tennessee.REGIONAL: SOUTH/PHOTOGRAPHY, 168 PAGES, 10 X 12.25 145 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Death in CaliforniaThe Bizarre, Freakish, and Just Curious Ways People Die in the Golden StateDavid Kulczyk Author tour to include Bakersfield, Chico, Corte Madera, Los Angeles, Malibu, Oakland, Petaluma, Sacramento, and San Francisco, California With details about grim and grisly fatalities, this history of Californias arcane deaths encompasses the murders and accidents that at one time shocked the West Coast. The stories of hangings, gun accidents, suicides, crashes, and overdoses of both the famous and obscure offer a bizarre and lighthearted, if sometimes perverse, glimpse into the Golden States strange past. From the tragic tale of 14 tourists swept to their deaths over Vernal Fall in pastoral Yosemite National Park and the gritty details of Bob Bear Hite overdosing on heroin in a seedy Hollywood nightclub to the shocking chronicle of a 10-ton jet crashing into a Bay Area kitchen, this zany collection is delightfully weird and enthrallingly human. David Kulczyk is a historian and author whose work has appeared in the Chico News and Review, the East Bay Express, the Sacramento News and Review, and the San Francisco Guardian. He is the author of California Justice. He lives in Sacramento, California. Also available:REGIONAL: WEST/HISTORY 200 PAGES, 6 X 9 30 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781884995576RIGHTS: WORLD LINDEN PUBLISHING/ CRAVEN STREET BOOKS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9780982116227RIGHTS: US & CANADA MOUNTAIN TRAIL PRESS OCTOBER

California Justice 9781884995545 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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A breathtaking tour through Napa Valleys wine caves

Fascinating tours of newer wineries along the shoreline of California

Into the EarthA Wine Cave RenaissanceMolly Chappellet and Daniel DAgostini Co-op available Authors previous books have sold more than 25,000 copies From the hand-dug caverns of the late 1800s to the elaborate, dramatic caves of recent decades, this is an intriguing overview of Napa Valleys wine caveswhere wine is stored at specific temperatures in order to leave the land unscarred and available for agriculture. The magic, mystery, and magnificence of the regionfrom the rich history and unique character to the classic architecture and delectable cuisineis fully captured in this stunning guidebook that profiles such esteemed estates as Quintessa, Spring Mountain, Far Niente, and Stags Leap. Perfect for wine enthusiasts and novices alike, this tour of California wine caves also includes profiles of the stewards of the land, who share their philosophies, accomplishments, and dreams for the future. Molly Chappellet is the cofounder of Chappellet Winery. She is the author of Gardens of the Wine Country, The Romance of California Vineyards, and A Vineyard Garden, which received the James Beard Award. She has appeared on The Home Show, Martha Stewart Living, and The Regis and Kathy Lee Show. She lives in St. Helena, California. Daniel DAgostini is a photographer whose prints have been selected for inclusion in numerous exhibits and publications. He lives in San Francisco.TRAVEL/COOKING, 400 PAGES, 9.75 X 12 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

Spectacular Wineries of Californias Central CoastA Captivating Tour of Established, Estate and Boutique WineriesEdited by Panache Partners, LLC Co-op available Part of the Spectacular Wineries series, which includes Spectacular Wineries of New York (9781933415659) and Spectacular Wineries of Sonoma Valley (9781933415666) Presenting a taste of Californias future, this guide features the hottest new wineries of California, which are sure to capture the worlds attention soon. Still young, these vintners are brimming with ambition and possibilities. Brilliant photographs and descriptions bring Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara wine regions, Edna Valley, and Santa Maria to life. Perpetually tempting, robust cabernets, smooth sauvignon blancs and spicy merlots fill the pagesexhibiting the voyage from vineyard to glass. Panache Partners, LLC, is a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas, that specializes in developing upscale coffee-table books on architecture, golf, Also available in the interior design, and travel. Spectacular Wineries series:COOKING/REGIONAL: WEST, 300 PAGES, 10 X 12 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9781933415826RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933415642RIGHTS: WORLD PANACHE PARTNERS LLC MARCH

Spectacular Wineries of the Napa Valley 9781933415406 $34.95 (CAN $41.95)

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Art of Celebration seriesEdited by Brian Carabet and John Shand Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies From planners, caterers, and entertainers to floral designers, ice sculptors, and lighting gurus, these compendiums share the passions and motivations of the event industrys most popular specialistsand even a few of their best-kept secrets to executing unforgettable occasions. With beautiful, lavish photographs and lighthearted editorial, these collections provide a look behind the scenes at birthdays, corporate functions, religious milestones, and charity galas and invite readers to enjoy the splendor of elite events. Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. He lives in Plano, Texas. John Shand has more than 30 years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas.

A collection of the capitals biggest and best events

A behind-the-scenes guide to elaborate special occasions

Art of Celebration Washington, DCThe Making of a GalaWashington, DC StyleA pictorial journey that begins at the events conceptualization, moves through each stage, and ends with the finishing touches that make it memorable, this insiders guide to DCs triumphant occasions offers both inspiration and motivation for creating a dazzling, extraordinary party.REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC/COOKING 400 COLOR PHOTOS

Art of Celebration South FloridaThe Making of a GalaSouth Florida StyleSuch Floridian professionals as the Special Event Resource & Design Group, Always Flowers, Hy-Lite Productions, and Designs by Sean are among the dozens of firms whose work and philosophies are showcased in this insightful guide to creating a fabulous event.REGIONAL: SOUTH/COOKING

ISBN: 9781933415741NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933415796MARCH

Also available in the Art of Celebration series:

300 PAGES, 12 X 12 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $50.00) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC

Art of Celebration New York 9781933415536 $45.00 (CAN $50.00)

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Perspectives on Design seriesEdited by Brian Carabet and John Shand Co-op available Authors previous works sold more than 50,000 copies Present-day tastemakers share their wisdom, experience, and talent in these showcases of the finest architects, home builders, interior design artisans, and craftsmen. Highlighting luxurious residences with captivating photographs, the regions most notable industry specialists share the inspirations and motivations behind their work and explain their projects from initial design decisions to adding final fixtures and accoutrements. Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. He lives in Plano, Texas. John Shand has more than 30 years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas.

Inspiration and ideas for beautiful homes

Perspectives on Design SouthwestDesign Philosophies Expressed by the Southwests Leading ProfessionalsExploring the creations of architects and designers, art and antique specialists, landscaping and lighting experts, and artists of all sorts, this resource for fashioning exquisite residences exhibits the work and advice of Southwestern design professionals from Phoenix to Austin.DESIGN/REGIONAL: WEST

Tips and techniques from remarkable Southern houses

Perspectives on Design GeorgiaDesign Philosophies Expressed by Georgias Leading ProfessionalsIndustry specialists from top Georgian firms, such as Summerour and Associates Architects, Housing Trends, Lisa Torbett Interiors, C Lighting, and Land Plus Associates, offer commentary on their most impressive collections in this showcase of ideas and inspirations.DESIGN/REGIONAL: SOUTH

ISBN: 9781933415833

ISBN: 9781933415680 Also available in the Perspectives on Design series:300 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $44.00) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC MARCH

Perspectives on Design Florida 9781933415376 $34.95 (CAN 41.95)

Perspectives on Design Minnesota 9781933415772 $40.00 (CAN $45.00)

Perspectives on Design Pacific Northwest 9781933415611 $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

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A look at the past, present, and future of an iconic California municipality

Breathtakingly glamorous interior design from a master of the medium

City by Design: San Francisco Bay AreaAn Architectural Perspective of the San Francisco Bay AreaEdited by Brian Carabet and John Shand Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Part of the City by Design series, which includes City by Design: Atlanta (9781933415475), City by Design: Charlotte (9781933415543), City by Design: Chicago (9781933415512), City by Design: Dallas (9781933415413), City by Design: Orlando (9781933415529), City by Design: Phoenix (9781933415550), and City by Design: Texas (9781933415567) An inspiring history of one of the countrys most beloved regions, this celebration exhibits the work of the firms responsible for creating the Bay Areas architectural fabric. Featured works include the restoration of San Francisco City Hall, the extensive additions to the AIA San Franciscos headquarters, mixed-use row-house development, and the state-of-the-art de Young Museum. Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry, ranging from third-party publishing to magazine publishing and coffee-table-book development. He lives in Plano, Texas. John Shand has more than 30 years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures, specializing in building and managing sales and marketing organizations. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas.REGIONAL: WEST/ARCHITECTURE, 300 PAGES, 13 X 10 300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

Geoffrey Bradfield Ex ArteGeoffrey BradfieldGeoffreys work is inspired and original. Its historical references are clear, yet the contemporary vocabulary renders it absolutely unique. He has accomplished a design tour de force. Paige Rense, editor in chief, Architectural Digest Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 15,000 copies A dazzling tribute to decades of magnificent design from the internationally acclaimed designer and architect Geoffrey Bradfield, this luxuriously illustrated collection depicts the passion and product of his immeasurable skill and aptitude for artfocused interiors. Dubbed the billionaires designer by his global roster of wealthy clientele, South Africanborn Bradfields predilection for drawing upon silver-screen glamour and his innate understanding of the medium as a universal and enduring art form is lavishly detailed in this exquisite tome. Showcasing unique and sophisticated designsincluding an American chateau in Ohio, the Moroccan Embassy in New York City, an art collectors penthouse in Chicago, and an Eaton Square townhouse in Londonthis visually stunning record reaffirms Bradfields place as one of the worlds most fervent art advocates. Geoffrey Bradfield is a world renowned architect and the author of Celebration of Christmas, Geoffrey Bradfield: Defining Millennium Modern, and Point of View: Design by Jay Spectre. He lives in New York City.DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY, 360 PAGES, 12 X 9 340 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9781933415789RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781933415499RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PANACHE PARTNERS LLC NOVEMBER

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A narrative history of a storied building

The Queens HouseA Social and Architectural HistoryPieter van der MerweWatercolors, photographs, and blueprints provide a detailed account of a key architectural timepiece, offering a glimpse into the Stuart period of English history. Part of the Maritime Museum at Greenwich as well as the focal point of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, Inigo Joness magnificent and revolutionary Queens House was commissioned by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, in the early 17th century. From these aristocratic beginnings, it has served many functionsfrom a grace-and-favor residence to a school for the sons of seamen each of which is discussed in this exploration. Moving beyond the house itself and looking to the people who have formed its history, this visual record is a fascinating retelling of a beautiful, intriguing story. Pieter van der Merwe is the general editor at the National Maritime Museum. He is the author of numerous books, including Captain Cook in the Pacific, Lord Lewin of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich, Nelson, Pioneers of the Pacific, Science and British and French Navies 17001850, and South: The Race to the Pole.ARCHITECTURE/HISTORY, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 B & W PHOTOS, 5 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

A lavishly illustrated guide to one of Americas premier landscape-design institutions

Gale NurseriesFour Generations of Garden ExcellenceAdam Levine Photographs by Rob Cardillo Foreword by Chuck GaleShowcasing a compilation of the most exquisite and colorful gardening designs of the past four decades, this sumptuously illustrated collection celebrates the history and development of one of Americas most influential and renowned horticultural pioneers. Garnering numerous awards and recognitions for their groundbreaking work, this beautiful archive relates the stories of each gardens creation, with client interviews and details from noted architects and designers. Opulent photography and concise cultivation insight brings each amazing garden to life and demonstrates the breadth of style, innovation, creativity, and execution by one of the countrys most highly regarded gardening families. Adam Levine is an award-winning writer and the author and coauthor of A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region, The Passion for Gardening, and The Philadelphia Flower Show. He has written for Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living, and This Old House. He lives in Media, Pennsylvania. Rob Cardillo is an award-winning horticulture photographer whose work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, the New York Times, Organic Gardening, and Town and Country Living. He has contributed to the books Foliage, Gale Nurseries: Four Generations of Garden Excellence, and Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region. He lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Chuck Gale is the owner of Gale Nurseries. He lives in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.GARDENING/NATURE, 224 PAGES, 12.25 X 7.75 300 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 30 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $66.95)

ISBN: 9781906367114RIGHTS: US & CANADA NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9780979903700RIGHTS: WORLD SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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A greenthumbs guide to greener gardening

The Garden Organic Guide to Making CompostPauline PearsGetting to the heart of compostthe making, baking, and using of this magic materialis the objective of this invaluable handbook for the modern gardener. Featuring step-by-step photographs throughout, growers seeking nutrient-rich soil for their plantlife will find pages packed with practical advice and helpful information for producing more colorful fruit and vitamin-dense vegetables. Additional advice is offered for maintaining healthy patio and house plants with their own magical compost mixture. By taking the mystery out of the composting process and simplifying the terminology, gardeners will learn how to brew a successful heap for growing stronger, sturdier, earth-friendly, and chemical-free plants. Pauline Pears has been involved in the practice and promotion of organic gardening for more than 20 years. She is the author of All About Compost, The Garden Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, and Pests: How to Control Them on Fruit & Vegetables.CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5 160 COLOR PHOTOS, Also available: FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

A thoughtful tracing of the historical origins of agriculture in America

Seed MoneyGrowing Americas Great Seed CompaniesPriscilla DunhillChronicling a little-known aspect of this countrys rich agricultural history, this integral documentation highlights the illustrious history of the early seedsmen, and their remarkable contributions to the development of agricultural America. Presented in the social context of their times, the stories of 20 seedsmen and one womanwho founded the seed houses that began an empire that grew across America from 1795 to 1925 are fittingly embodied by extraordinary chromolithographic illustrations first published in seed catalogs in the United States. With vintage catalog text accompanying images ranging from line drawings in Aztec, Mayan, and Inca styles to detailed and illustrative photography, this enlightening lineage of Americas horticultural scientific history provides enough insight to resonate with those fascinated by the origins of modern gardening. Priscilla Dunhill has worked as a reporter, writer, and editor for Architectural Forum, Interiors Magazine, New York News for Kids, Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Victoria Magazine. She was the recipient of the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award and is the author and coauthor of several books, including An Island Sheltered, Glorious Gardens to Visit in Northern California, and A Victorian Scrapbook. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.GARDENING/HISTORY, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $37.00)

ISBN: 9781844484652RIGHTS: US & CANADA SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781933979502RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS MARCH

The Garden Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables 9781844480883 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Inspirational tales about healing injured wildlife

A celebration of the legendary Texas beer

Bird PoopReal Stories of Bird RescuesBebe McCasland Co-op available Written from the birds points of view, the tales in this collection feature dramatic bird-rescue stories ranging from the smallest hummingbird to the largest golden eagle. Filled with informative facts about the vast variety of bird species rescuedwhether a member of a native species or one of the migratory visitors passing through the Texas Flywaythis volume discusses the miraculous similarities and differences of each species. Focusing on the importance of conservation and illuminating the joys of rescuing injured wildlife, the stories have one thread that tie them all together: a feisty, articulate avian champion is both the author and the heroine of this eloquently delivered collection based on real-life efforts. Bebe McCasland is a former schoolteacher who has rescued and rehabilitated birds for 35 years. She is licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. She is a columnist for the Big Spring Herald, and her rescue stories were awarded the National Conservation Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lives in Big Spring, Texas.NATURE/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 240 PAGES, 9 X 9 84 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $30.00 (CAN $32.95)

Shine On100 Years of Shiner BeerMike RenfroFull of heartwarming stories, hilarious anecdotes, and fabulous archival photos. Austin Chronicle Co-op available New in paper; also available in cloth (9781933979205) More than 100 years of Shiner Beer are covered in this entertaining history, telling the complete story of a famous Texas establishment. From the improbable beginning of German and Czech immigrants who founded the brewery, this chronicle details the successes and struggles of a growing business. Shiner Bock has entered into the pantheon of Texan icons, recalling the many times the brand was as good as dead. For beer connoisseurs, Texas-history buffs, or simply those who appreciate a story of beating the odds, this is a tribute to an independent and well-made beer. Mike Renfro is an advertiser whose work has been recognized with awards such as the Adweek Magazine Creative All-Star, the Radio Mercury Award, and the One Show Creative Award. He lives in Dallas, Texas.HISTORY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 192 PAGES, 10.5 X 10.5 65 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979601RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933979526RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS OCTOBER

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Artistic images of a gorgeous national park

A one-stop guide for Texas gardening

Texas gardening explained accessibly by region

Texas Big BendA Photographic Adventure from the Pecos to the Rio GrandeForeword by Roy Flukinger Michael H. Marvins Preface by Bill Wright Co-op available The grandeur, remoteness, rich history, and dramatic ecologic diversity of the Big Bend is dramatically captured in this beautiful collection of intimate photographs. Showcasing rugged landscapes and geological wonders, this celebration of the region includes images of the historic towns and sweeping territory of southern Texas. Roy Flukinger is the photography curator of the University of Texass Harry Ransom Humanities Center. He is the author of Fruit of the Orchard and Texas Rangeland. He lives in Austin, Texas. Michael H. Marvins is a professional photographer who has traveled Big Bend National Park for more than 20 years. He lives in Houston, Texas. Bill Wright serves on the Texas Commission for the Arts and is the author of several books, including The Texas Outback. He lives in Big Bend, Texas.REGIONAL: WEST/OUTDOOR 192 PAGES, 10.5 X 10.5 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

The Texas Garden Resource BookA Guide to Garden Resources Across the StateNan Booth Simpson and Patricia Scott McHargue Co-op available Detailing more than 500 garden centers, specialty nurseries, and sources for garden furnishings throughout Texas, each chapter in this guide outlines one of the states 12 gardening regions, providing a comprehensive directory of retail garden sources. Information provided for each retailer includes hours of operation, staff credentials, products offered, directions, special events, and seasonal sales. Offering an allinclusive list of Texas gardening stores and supplies, this guide has everything the avid green thumb needs to get materials and inspiration for a beautiful Texas garden. Nan Booth Simpson is the author of Great Garden Sources of the Pacific Northwest and coauthor of Great Garden Sources for Texans. Patricia Scott McHargue is the coauthor of Great Garden Sources for Texans. They both live in Wimberley, Texas.REGIONAL: SOUTH/GARDENING 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 60 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Texas Gardening for the 21st CenturyPlanning, Constructing, Planting, Embellishing, and Maintaining Your LandscapeNan Booth Simpson and Patricia Scott McHargue Co-op available Full of in-depth information and gardening tips, this resource contains the latest information on organic gardening and native plants, as well as regional-specific tips for each type of plant in the garden and creative suggestions for hardscaping. Each chapter in this sourcebook is devoted to one of Texass 12 gardening regions, describing each regions climate and soil type, and interspersed throughout are money-saving tips and professional landscaping advice on plant selection and garden maintenance. Nan Booth Simpson is the author of Great Garden Sources of the Pacific Northwest and coauthor of Great Garden Sources for Texans. Patricia Scott McHargue is the coauthor of Great Garden Sources for Texans. They both live in Wimberley, Texas.REGIONAL: SOUTH/GARDENING 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 50 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781933979670RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781933979687RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS JANUARY

ISBN: 9781933979496RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS OCTOBER

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The business wisdom of an oil and gas magnate

One brave girls inspiring journey from a cult to the courtroom

A metaphorical interpretation of lifes pathways

Something from NothingJoe B. Fosters Exponential Success with Newfield ExplorationArthur L. Smith Co-op available From a nine million dollar start-up to a thriving nine billion dollar conglomerate, this narrative explores the remarkable rise of Newfield, an independent crude oil and natural gas production company, and its founder, Joe B. Foster. After spending several years heading up Tennecos oil and gas division, Foster founded Newfield in 1989 and for the next decade his vision and business acumen created rapid growth. Combining the story of a remarkable man with the history of a fascinating company, this study offers valuable insights into what it takes to grow a startup into a major industry player. Arthur L. Smith has been an energy analyst for more than three decades and is currently an investment advisor with Triple Double Advisors. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and Wall Street Week and serves on the board of directors at Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., and Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners. He lives in Houston, Texas.BUSINESS/BIOGRAPHY, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Matches in the Gas TankSurviving Hell on Earth in the Armstrong Cult: A MemoirCarla Powers Co-op available An empowering story of the survival of the spirit, this heart-wrenching memoir recounts a girls stifled and abusive childhood in the Radio Church of Goda cult founded by alleged prophet Herbert W. Armstrong in Big Sandy, Texas. Rules imposed by Armstrong were arbitrary and unforgiving, covering everything from food preparation and appearance to arranged marriages and earning income for the church. Overcoming a childhood of warped teachings and deprivation, the wrath of narrow-minded, punitive ministers, and a dangerous, alcoholic father, Carla escaped the control of the church and surpassed the legacy of abuse and shame left of her family to become a highly successful corporate lawyer. Carla Powers spent her formative years in an enclave of the Radio Church of God in Big Sandy, Texas. She is now group counsel at Shell Oil. She lives in Houston, Texas.FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

A Tale of Three ShipsCharting Your Course in LifeDwight Edwards Co-op available Using a metaphor based on the story of Columbus and his three ships, this extended parable outlines the three possible directions every persons life may take: the sinking ship, the cruise ship, or the battleshiprespectively symbolizing personal survival, unbridled enjoyment, and meaningful influence. Acknowledging that many people choose all three approaches at some point, this meditation focuses on avoiding smaller ambitions and striving for the quality and significance possible within the battleship. Providing specific and practical guidelines for discovering ones combined ability and passion, this inspirational handbook is beneficial for both young and older adults. Dwight Edwards is a former pastor, a popular motivational speaker, and the cofounder of NovaQuest, a company dedicated to helping individuals and groups attain peak performance. He is the author of Releasing the Rivers Within and Revolution Within. He lives in Houston.SELF-HELP/INSPIRATIONAL, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 7 5 LINE DRAWINGS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781933979595RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781933979434RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781933979533RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS SEPTEMBER

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Sound advice for friends and relatives of those recently incarcerated

Real stories from the dark side of the church

ArrestedWhat to Do When Your Loved Ones in JailWes Denham Co-op available Whether a defendant is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct or first-degree murder, this is an indispensable guide for those who want to support family members, partners, or friends facing criminal charges. Draining away the confusion by explaining legal proceedings and jail procedures, it identifies common bond scams and lawyer rip-offs and helps organize inmates to assist in their legal defense. In addition to the most common legal motions, challenges, and investigations, this resource also provides additional coverage on how to avoid fights, sex, gambling, and scams that can result in injury while in jail and cause additional criminal charges to be filed. Detailed budgeting forms to calculate the true, multiyear costs of legal defenseall the way through the years of probation, parole, and reentry into societyare also included. Wes Denham is the coauthor of Arrest-Proof Yourself. He has spent years interviewing men behind bars as an investigator and Spanish translator for a criminal defense law firm and writing family management plans for criminal defendants. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Also available: LAW, 240 PAGES, 7 X 1012 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 9 LINE DRAWINGS, 8 DIAGRAMS, 21 REPRODUCIBLES TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Gone to HellTrue Crimes of Americas ClergyRandall Radic Co-op available Extortion, embezzlement, drunk driving, theft, mafia ties, and even murder make up this collection of true stories of priests gone bad. A parish priest is revealed as the culprit twenty years after a nun is murdered as part of a satanic ritual inside their chapel. Another priest flees to Ireland, leaving his colleague behind to take the fall after embezzling more than eight million dollars from an affluent Palm Beach church. A third crashes his car into a crowded restaurant while driving drunk, injuring 10 people, and then employs shady defense tactics in the ensuing civil lawsuits. These stories and more are dramatically recounted through full research and vivid detail. Randall Radic is a former priest in the Old Catholic Church, a convicted felon who was sentenced to 16 months in prison, and the author of Priest in Hell: Gangs, Murderers, and Snitching in a California Jail. He lives in Ripon, California.TRUE CRIME/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228977RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS OCTOBER

Also available:

ISBN: 9781556528347RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS JANUARY

Arrest-Proof Yourself 9781556526374 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

A Priest in Hell 9781550228694 $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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A case study of those affected by the decline of the auto industry in America

The roller-coaster rise and fall of Detroits Big Three

Crash CourseMiddle Americas Battle to Save the Car IndustryAbe Aamidor and Ted Evanoff $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Detailing what is at the center of the troubled American auto industry, this story is described by the people most affected by it as they confront 2009, which is bound to be their year of decision. It is not only Detroits fate that hangs in the balance but also places such as Kokomo, Indianahome to three generations of auto workers, many of whom are descended from the original pioneers in the state. The exploration focuses on Chrysler in particular and the citizens of Kokomo: union leaders, salaried plant managers, and elected local officials, as well ordinary citizens who run small businesses in town, and the veterans who gather at the American Legion halls. This examination explains how the Detroit auto industry stumbled, why the decline matters, and how its collapse would leave the factory cities filled with millions of citizens reliant on part-time or seasonal work or on welfare handouts. Abe Aamidor is an award-winning journalist, the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star and Shooting Star, and a former journalism professor at Southern Illinois University, Georgia Southern University, and Indiana University. He lives in Carmel, Indiana. Ted Evanoff is a newspaper reporter who has received more than two dozen reporting awards for writing about the automobile industry, manufacturing, and economic development. He is currently the economics reporter for the Indianapolis Star. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana.CURRENT EVENTS/BUSINESS, 270 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

CrashWhy the Big Three Failed and the Future of Americas Automotive IndustryDavid Magee Authors previous books have sold more than 20,000 copies While it spent more than three quarters of a century as the worlds largest automaker, by 2008 General Motors had ceded its top position, teetered on the fringes of bankruptcy, and was looking, with increasing desperation, for a way out. Ford and Chrysler, who round out Americas Big Three automakers, were in the same position. How did the industry fall so quickly from the SUV-fueled euphoria of the turn of the century to the death spiral days of 2008? This groundbreaking investigation, based on unparalleled access and reporting, shows exactly why the Big Three failed and explains how both American citizens and businesses alike can learn from this failure and become strong as a result. David Magee makes regular appearances on Fox Business and CNBC and is the author of How Toyota Became #1, Jeff Immelt and the New GE Way, and Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan. He lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780980016451RIGHTS: WORLD JEFFERSON PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781550229042RIGHTS: US & CANADA ECW PRESS FEBRUARY

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An introspective look at our justice system

Whatever Happened to Justice?How the Guilty Elude PunishmentJoel Jacobsen Authors previous book sold more than 10,000 copies Informed by nearly two decades of experience in criminal law and thoroughly immersed in legal and criminal history, this analytical narrative, told from an insiders perspective, discusses how many guilty parties go free because of political maneuverings and loopholes. Marrying the insight and ideas of an academic title to the dynamics of journalism, these thought-provoking stories of true crime show the need for a reformed criminal justice system and to think about judges in an entirely new wayas those who are responsible for the decline not only of justice but of democracy itself. For those who are angry or disturbed about what is happening to the criminal justice system, this examination will reinforce how in many circumstances truth is not present in this brach of the U.S. government. Joel Jacobsen is the assistant Attorney General for New Mexicoa and a violent-crimes prosecutor who has worked in both public and private practice. He is the author of Such Men as Billy the Kid: The Lincoln County War Reconsidered and was featured on the BBC docudrama The Wild West: Billy the Kid. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.LAW/TRUE CRIME, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

How to avoid the grief, pain, and emotional torture associated with divorce

Protect Your Heart and Cover Your AssetsWrite a Legal Marital Covenant for LifeLouise March and Mary WroblewskiActing as more than merely a guide to writing a prenuptial agreement, this useful manual teaches readers how to protect their livelihoods with a legal covenant that covers all aspects of their married lives. Defining marriage as a financial relationship that is always open to negotiation as well as a romantic partnership, the legal covenant put forth in this book encompasses and explains every aspect of marriage, including property, finances, career possibilities, domestic responsibilities, and most importantlychildren. Written from painful, real-life experiences, this practical discussion aims to spare others the grief, pain, and emotional hurt that the authors dealt with in their own marriages. Louise March formerly worked for Dow Jones & Company in Chicago and the Wall Steet Journal in Europe. She currently works at The Boulder County Business Report in Boulder, Colorado. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Mary Wroblewski is a former reporter, college English professor, and editor for the Chicago Sun Times. She is currently the director of public relations for a medical management company. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.LAW/SELF-HELP, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781601642691RIGHTS: WORLD KUNATI INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781601642677RIGHTS: WORLD KUNATI INC. OCTOBER

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How to protect against deceptive physicians

Managing the intersection of love and money

When Doctors LieWhy Deception Is Accepted Medical Practice, and How You Can Protect Yourself from Dishonest DoctorsMelvin Schechter $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available Bringing to life the research evidence of routine doctor-patient deception with provocative anecdotes and wrenching case histories, this examination also reveals actions that can be taken to protect against these unethical practices. Positing that doctors routinely and systematically withhold the truth from their patients or distort it and that this lack of truthfulness is learned and fostered in medical schools, it suggests that this creates a culture of deceit and condescension among doctors and a sense of helplessness among patients. Answering the questions Why do doctors lie? Is it legal? and Do significant numbers of American patients want their doctors to shield them from the truth? this guide takes a patient-advocacy approach in which specific steps that can be taken are provided. A chapter on patients rights organizations is also included, encouraging collective patient action. Melvin Schechter is a former professor and biomedical researcher at New York Medical College. His research papers have been published in professional journals and his more popular writings in the New York Times and Psychology Today. He lives in New York City.MEDICAL/TRUE CRIME, 288 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

Financial IntimacyHow to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your MateJacquette M. Timmons Co-op available Advertising in Black Enterprise, Bookslut.com, Colorsofinfluence.com, and Pink magazine Addressing the common reasons people dont discuss personal finances in detail and in-depth with their partner, this unique three-prong approach to managing money goes beyond the superficial to the substantial and significant conversations couples should have about money. In part one, personal profiles of 19 women reflect the financial and emotional challenges every woman, to some degree, eventually faces when the relationships she has with herself, her money, and her mate converge. The second section reviews key individual thoughts, behavior, and expectations concerning money and examines how these affect the expectations of a significant other. The love-and-money dance is the focus of the third part, providing a framework for asking questions and exchanging information that allow any couple to know and understand each others personal financial history. Assessing and improving the emotional impact of managing money in a romantic relationship, this guidebook elevates the conversation about money and provides women with the tools to take the lead. Jacquette M. Timmons is a national investment expert and financial coach and the founder of Sterling Investment Management, a New Yorkbased investment-education and financial-coaching firm. She has worked in the investment industry for 23 years and conducts numerous personal finance and investing workshops. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.FINANCE/WOMENS STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781601642660RIGHTS: WORLD KUNATI INC. OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781556527753RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS OCTOBER

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What it takes to make money as a publisher

Publishing for ProfitSuccessful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers Fourth editionThomas Woll Foreword by Dominique RaccahThe bible of the industry. Associated Press Publishing for Profit is a great book. It sits on my nightstand. I often pick it up and read parts of it again. Rod Colvin, president, Addicus Books Publishing is a rapidly changing business, and this comprehensive reference is right in stepcovering operations, finances, and personnel management as well as product development, production, and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just starting out or looking to learn new tricks of the trade, this revised and expanded fourth edition contains updated industry statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies for creating new revenue streams such as online marketing and sales and e-book publishing, and provides new information on using financial information to make key management decisions. More than two dozen highly practical forms and sample contracts for immediate use are also included. Thomas Woll is president of Cross River Publishing Consultants. He has held a variety of executive positions in publishing, including vice president of the professional and trade division of John Wiley & Sons; publisher of Storey Communications/ Garden Way; and vice president and publisher of Rodale Presss book division. He lives in Katonah, New York. Dominique Raccah is the president and founder of Sourcebooks. She lives in Naperville, Illinois.BUSINESS, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

An updated tax-filing handbook providing special attention to small-business concerns

Toolkit Tax Guide 2010Edited by Robert Steere Part of the Business Owners Toolkit Series, which includes Find & Keep Customers for Your Small Business (9780808003540), Safe Harbors: The Asset Protection Guide for Small Business Owners (9780808004127), Small Business Financing (9780808007388), Start, Run & Grow (9780808017943), and Win Government Contracts for Your Small Business (9780808015796) With expert commentary and line-by-line explanations, this resource addresses the federal tax-filing process while helping to minimize liabilities. Detailed discussions focus on issues of primary importance to small-business owners and help answer commonly asked questions such as What is the best form of organization for a given business? and What might the IRS look for when conducting an audit? Free online information and support are included, as are sections covering the latest changes to the federal tax code. In addition, book buyers will have free access to an online tax-preparation service. Robert Steere is an accountant and attorney specializing in tax law. He lives in Riverwoods, Illinois.FINANCE/REFERENCE 432 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 20 CHARTS, 20 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Also available in the Business Owners Toolkit series:

ISBN: 9780808021162RIGHTS: US & CANADA TOOLKIT MEDIA GROUP JANUARY

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Business Plans that Work 9780808017936 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Business Owners Toolkit series

All the tools entrepreneurs need to prepare and organize new business activities

A detailed plan of action for starting a thriving nonprofit

Launching Your First Small BusinessMake the Right Decisions During Your First 90 Days Third editionEdited by Joel HandelsmanIdeal for aspiring small-business owners, this guide identifies the key issues that must be addressed in order to turn an idea into a profitable business. The detailed resource lists factors to consider when making the transition to self-employment and stresses the importance of choosing the right professional services and evaluating whether to start a new business or buy an existing business or franchise. Joel Handelsman is an editor at CCH Incorporated. He lives in Riverwoods, Illinois.BUSINESS/REFERENCE, 216 PAGES, 7 X 10 200 CHARTS, 200 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Found, Fund & Manage a Successful Not-For-Profit OrganizationJohn RiddleThis manual masterfully charts a path for success and growth in a competitive environment with proven strategies for three crucial areas of the nonprofit arenastarting the agency, managing day-to-day operations, and raising needed funds. Invaluable tools are provided, including an overview of the governmental maze of paperwork and requirements to establish the entity, aid in developing a mission statement, helpful tips for working with a board of directors, staffers, and volunteers, and the latest resources for marketing and fundraising. John Riddle is the author of Managing a Nonprofit. He lives in Riverwoods, Illinois.BUSINESS/REFERENCE, 224 PAGES, 7 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780808021148RIGHTS: US & CANADA TOOLKIT MEDIA GROUP SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780808021155 (REPLACES 9780808008590)RIGHTS: US & CANADA TOOLKIT MEDIA GROUP SEPTEMBER

Also available from the Business Owners Toolkit series:

Find & Keep Customers for Your Small Business 9780808003540 $16.95 (CAN $25.95)

Safe Harbors: The Asset Protection Guide for Small Business Owners 9780808004127 $19.95 (CAN $29.95)

Small Business Financing 9780808007388 $17.95 (CAN $26.95)

Start, Run & Grow 9780808017943 $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Win Government Contracts for Your Small Business 9780808015796 $24.95 (CAN $31.95)

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Finding Needles in a Haystack seriesWendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRWDesigned for corporate and staffing-firm recruiters, these valuable resources offer keywords for searching employment databases. Job candidates and their qualifications are stored by the thousands in the records of employers, employment agencies, job boards, and on many other websites, but for recruiters to search efficiently, a strategic approach is essential. Furnishing an exhaustive list of industryspecific keywords presented in a logical layout, quick selection and cross-referencing are ensured. Additional information includes tips on making an initial action plan and optimizing the results gleaned from each search. Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW, is the author of more than 30 books on job searches and career management, including 1,500 Keywords for $100,000+ Jobs, Best Keywords for Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews, and Keywords to Nail Your Job Interview. She lives in Coleman Falls, Virginia.

Finding Needles in a Haystack Vol. IIKeywords for Finding Top Talent in Resume DatabasesThe second installment in a three-volume series, this specialized handbook provides a complete vocabulary of keywords within specific industries and occupationsincluding banking, broadcasting and media, dentistry, hospitality, insurance, investment finance, law, pharmacy, real estate, science, social work, social services and human services, and teaching and education.BUSINESS/CAREER 395 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Finding Needles in a Haystack Vol. IIIKeywords for Finding Top Talent in Resume DatabasesThe third installment in a three-volume series, this specialized handbook provides a complete vocabulary of keywords within specific industries and occupationsincluding accounting, auditing, bookkeeping and collections; administration, office management, and secretarial services; advertising and corporate communications; architecture; art and design; customer service; equipment installation, maintenance, and repair; hazardous materials; manufacturing and production operations; public relations and public affairs; purchasing; security; translation and interpretation; transportation, logistics, warehousing, and distribution; and writing, editing, and journalism.BUSINESS/CAREER, 395 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Also available:

ISBN: 9781928734529RIGHTS: WORLD WEDDLES NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781928734536RIGHTS: WORLD WEDDLES NOVEMBER

Finding Needles in a Haystack 9781928734468 $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

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Breaking new ground in eco-friendly development

The Green QuotientInsights from Leading Experts on SustainabilityCharles LockwoodFeaturing conversations with cutting-edge green thinkers from around the worldincluding Pulitzer Prizewinning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Nobel Prizewinning economist Paul Krugmanthis collection of interviews from Urban Land magazines Green Quotient column explores the green issues, challenges, and trends facing real estate development today. Each column provides a glimpse into the important issues of a particular moment, from significant political changes and advances in the green-building industry to the countrys energy roller-coaster ride and the current economic crisis. Charles Lockwood is a leading corporate sustainability strategist and green real estate authority with more than 20 years of experience working with domestic and international companies. He lives in Topanga, California.BUSINESS, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Make any office building environmentally friendly

Retrofitting Buildings to Be GreenLeanne TobiasAimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green features are definitely worth the investments they require. Case study examples of projects that have incorporated these aspects as well as how they were constructed are included. Leanne Tobias is founder and principal of Malachite LLC. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on sustainable real estate accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.ARCHITECTURE/BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 8 X 10 140 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

ISBN: 9780874201215RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9780874201338RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE NOVEMBER

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Green building rules demystified

Sustainable DevelopmentNavigating the New World of Green Regulations and IncentivesDouglas PorterReal estate developers in the public and commercial sectors can navigate green projects with ease with this comprehensive analysis of the latest sustainable-development regulations and incentives. Information on how to best take advantage of these eco-enticements during the planning process is included. Douglas Porter is one of the nations leading authorities on growth management at the state, regional, and local level and the founder of the nonprofit Growth Management Institute. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.BUSINESS, 160 PAGES, 8 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

A comprehensive look at this urbanplanning superstar

Edmund BaconA Biography of a Visionary PlannerGregory Heller $45,000 marketing budget; co-op available Advertising in the Wall Street Journal (December) Historic preservationist, visionary urban planner, and the creator of Philadelphias postWorld War II imagethese are some of the many hats worn by Edmund Bacon and celebrated in this insightful biography. As executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, he reshaped and revitalized the landscape of Philadelphia and became one of the most significant city planners of the 20th century. Gregory Heller is president of the Edmund Bacon Foundation, a planner for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and a former director of planning for the Parkside Historic Preservation Corporation. His articles on planning and urban issues have appeared in numerous publications, including The Next American City, Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in Philadelphia.BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10 20 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780874201246RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DECEMBER

Also available:

ISBN: 9780874201345RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DECEMBER

Breaking the Development Logjam 9780874209563 $24.95 (CAN 29.95)

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A prognosis on the real estate collapse

Real Estate and the Financial CrisisHow Turmoil in the Capital Markets is Restructuring Real Estate FinanceAnthony Downs and Urban Land Institute $40,000 marketing budget Advertising in Wall Street Journal Authors previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Explaining that the current financial crisis began with an unprecedented flow of financial capital into commercial and housing markets, this study by a real estate insider describes the impact of the downturn and assesses the future for real estate markets. Topics of discussion include the credit crunch, problems with the flow of capital, the outlook for commercial property markets, and advice to individual investors for buying and selling while the market is down. Anthony Downs is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of An Economic Theory of Democracy and Niagara of Capital. He lives in Washington, DC. Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.BUSINESS, 180 PAGES, 7 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Practical development information from the real estate experts

Real Estate Market AnalysisA Case Study Approach Second editionAdrienne Schmitz and Deborah L. Brett Authors previous books sold more than 15,000 copies Offering the tools needed to evaluate trends and understand key factors affecting the real estate market, this book explains how to get started, where to get information, and how to apply the basic techniques to a variety of development types. This practical primer offers a step-by-step approach to developing property whether public or private sectorand shows how market-analysis methods have been employed in real projects. The 13 case studies written by top market analysts provide models that can be applied to multifamily, hotel, office, industrial, entertainment, mixed-use, and/or master-planned communities. This is an excellent reference for real estate students and professionals to maximize potential in a troubled market. Adrienne Schmitz is a director at the Urban Land Institute, the worlds leading real estate and land-use education and research institute. She lives in Washington DC. Deborah L. Brett is a real estate and planning consultant for a wide range of public and private organizations, providing project-related market analysis. She lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey.BUSINESS, 243 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $99.95 (CAN $109.95)

ISBN: 9780874201192RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9780874201369 (REPLACES 9780874208689)RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DECEMBER

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate seriesUrban Land InstituteThe Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

The highly anticipated update to this critical series on real estate investment

Hundreds of industry leaders predict the best investment opportunities

The best European real estate investments for the coming year

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010 Advertising in Urban Land magazine and the Wall Street Journal Widely recognized as one of the most accurate forecasts for commercial real estate trends, the new iteration of this established series offers information on all categories of the commercial real estate industry. Based on interviews with leading real estate authorities, the manual offers advice and predictions on all of the important variables of U.S. markets, including investment trends, capital markets, markets to watch, and what is happening in multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel development. An essential resource, this is a must for any serious investor looking for a helping hand.BUSINESS/FINANCE, 62 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 10 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $62.95 (CAN $69.95)

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2010Widely considered the most comprehensive annual forecast available on all categories of the commercial real estate industry in Asia, this thorough reference is based on interviews with leading real estate authorities. Topics covered include investment trends; capital markets to watch; and what is happening in multifamily, retail, office, hotel, and industrial development.BUSINESS, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 15 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $62.95 (CAN $69.95)

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2009The most comprehensive annual forecast available for all types of commercial real estate in Europe, this guide, based on interviews with leading real estate authorities, addresses European investment trends, capital markets, markets to watch, and the latest developments in the multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel sectors.BUSINESS, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 10 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $62.95 (CAN $69.95)

ISBN: 9780874201178 (REPLACES 9780874200843)RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9780874201406RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DECEMBER

ISBN: 9780874201383RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE OCTOBER

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Building and operating a parking lot

Making transit stations into lively hubs of city life

Innovative approaches to reduce automobile air pollution

The Dimensions of ParkingFifth editionUrban Land Institute and National Parking AssociationAnalyzing the requirements of both free and pay parking lots, this reference reveals the best practices for planning, designing, financing, building, and operating an efficient facility. Parking studies and expert practitioners provide insights and solid how-to information on a bevy of topics, including zoning requirements, automated structures, spacing geometrics, drainage and ventilation systems, and security considerations. Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization devoted to the responsible use of land and the creation and maintenance of thriving communities worldwide. National Parking Association is an international network of more than 1,200 companies representing thousands of parking-industry professionals.ARCHITECTURE, 170 PAGES, 8 X 10 80 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

Pedestrian and Transit-Friendly DesignUrban Land InstituteOutlining the best available practices, this guide explains how to incorporate attractive features into urban design that will make the area around transit stations interesting, walkable, and safe for pedestrians. While other books describe such planning in new developments, this wideranging study is applicable to many kinds of urban sites. Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization devoted to the responsible use of land and the creation and maintenance of thriving communities worldwide.ARCHITECTURE/ARCHITECTURE 200 PAGES, 8 X 10 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

Moving CoolerSurface Transportation and Climate ChangeCambridge SystematicsBased on recent research, this timely study analyzes projects and policies that might reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impact of automobiles on the environment. More than 20 transportation policy scenarios are studied, including the cost of parking, freeways, and fuel taxes; the deregulation of land-use policies; investment in public transportation, ride-sharing, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes; accommodation for bicycles; workplace and commuter choices; intelligent transportation systems; and new policies for heavy-duty vehicles. Cambridge Systematics is a consulting firm specializing in transportation issues and investment. They are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.TRANSPORTATION, 160 PAGES, 8 X 10 30 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9780874201307RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE MARCH

ISBN: 9780874201185RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780874201208 (REPLACES 9780874208276)RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE SEPTEMBER

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How to incorporate natural space in planned communities

Conservation DevelopmentCreating Value with Nature and Open SpaceEd McMahonPractical how-to information for conservation-minded urban-planning professionals is provided in this invaluable guide. The importance of natural lands or open space in master-planned communities either in the suburbs or on the edge of existing citiesis thoroughly explained and coupled with examples of conservation-oriented housing developments that incorporate this key component. Ed McMahon is the Charles Fraser Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute and a former vice president and director of land use at the Conservation Fund. He is a renowned authority on sustainable development, land conservation, and urban design. He is the author of Better Models for Commercial Development, Green Infrastructure, and Land Conservation Finance. He lives in Washington, DC.BUSINESS/ECONOMICS, 160 PAGES, 8 X 10 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

An all-encompassing urbanplanning and development market reference

How to design and develop mixed-use buildings

Public/Private DevelopmentLynne Sagalyn Advertising in Urban Land Demonstrating the collaborative procedures required to make public/private partnerships work, this comprehensive guide provides practical examples of how these steps have been implemented in a wide variety of real estate projects. With integral advice informing the public sector on what private investors are looking for, strategic consultation instructing the private sector on how to acquire public sector financing and approval, and practical information and examples to illustrate how to develop a project as a public/ private partnership, this relevant and informative guide is a compelling resource for professionals involved in the real estate industry. Lynne Sagalyn is a professor at Columbia University, the director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and the author of Cases in Real Estate Finance and Investment Strategy, Times Square Roulette, and is the coauthor of Downtown Inc. She lives in New York City.BUSINESS, 300 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

Developing Residential Over RetailUrban Land InstituteA practical how-to book, this resource clarifies the feasibility, financing, planning, design, and marketing of building housing above retail stores. Explaining the evolution and current popularity of mixed-use buildings, this reference features case studies from design experts whose insights navigate the complex and unique challenges faced when developing properties that combine housing, shopping, and offices. Simple floor plans and color photographs of innovative and financially successful projects from a variety of urban settings are also included. Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization devoted to the responsible use of land and the creation and maintenance of thriving communities worldwide.ARCHITECTURE/BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 8 X 10 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

ISBN: 9780874201253RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE JANUARY

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An investigation of the changes in land-use control and community-growth management

Fresh ideas for the redevelopment of obsolete churches and schools

Planning sustainable properties with profit in mind

The New Politics of PlanningHow States and Local Governments Are Coming to Common Ground on Reshaping Americas Built EnvironmentArthur C. Nelson and Robert E. Lang Advertising in Urban Land Chronicling land-use controls from the past generation, this analysis describes recent changes in state perspective toward managing community growth. Case studies of six states, representing diverse political cultures and locations, are analyzed in regard to how they have dealt with issues such as transportation, affordable housing, and economic development, and the way in which other states are handling newsworthy matters such as sustainability and infrastructure to improve the quality of life in communities is also discussed. Arthur C. Nelson is the author of The Social Impacts of Urban Containment. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert E. Lang is the author of Boomburbs and Redefining Urban and Suburban America. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.SOCIAL SCIENCE, 48 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 CHARTS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

New Uses for Religious Buildings and SchoolsRobert Simons, PhD Advertising in Urban Land Offering how-to information on restructuring and remodeling vacant and antiquated church and school buildings, this helpful guide covers the best redevelopment practices and techniques for making use of these unique and often difficult lots. With case studies of successful redevelopment projects across the United States that have benefited communities, developers and architects with any sort of revival plan will find this guide immensely useful. Each example provided is innovative and economically feasible. Robert Simons, PhD, is the principal of Robert Simons & Associates, Inc. and a professor in the college of urban affairs at Cleveland State University. He is the author of Turning Brownfields into Greenbacks and When Bad Things Happen to Good Property. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.BUSINESS, 200 PAGES, 8 X 10 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

Sustainable PropertiesAn Investors and Lenders GuideMolly McCabe $35,000 marketing budget Advertising in Urban Land and the Wall Street Journal Focusing on the nexus of profit and sustainability, this nifty resource leads investors and lenders through the land mines of the Green Revolution, describing cost structures and regulations, barriers to capital investment, financing, the economic impact of incentives, nontraditional revenue streams, valuation, and operations and leasing. With a focus on planning with economic feasibility, this indepth manual is crucial for those looking to understand and make their business benefit from the growing trend in energy conservation. Case studies throughout provide concrete examples of how companies are thinking strategically and investing in sustainable properties. Molly McCabe is the founder and president of HaydenTanner, a financial firm that helps corporations and entrepreneurs invest in sustainability and energy efficiency. She has more than 20 years of experience in real estate finance and business development. She lives in Bigfork, Montana.FINANCE, 200 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

ISBN: 9780874201284RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780874201314RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE JANUARY

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A pragmatic guide to sustainable architectural design and development

Growth opportunities and trends for developers

Funding roads for the future

Best Practices in DevelopmentULI Award-Winning Projects 2009Urban Land Institute Advertising in Urban Land Profiling premier commercial and residential projects, this informative guide instructs urban developers on how to develop architectural designs that are economically viable, aesthetically pleasing, and valuable to local communities. Each featured project is either a winner or finalist for the prestigious ULI Award for Excellencean annual prize based on financial viability, the resourceful use of land, overall design, and sensitivity to the community and environment. Accompanied by photographic documentation, detailed development stories, project data, and ruminations on the challenges faced throughout the planning and construction, this instructional manual is an invaluable resource for professional architects, urban planners, and real estate developers. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit research and education organization. It is located in Washington, DC.ARCHITECTURE, 150 PAGES, 9 X 9 200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

Global Demographics and Real Estate 2009Shaping Real Estates FutureM. Leanne Lachman and Deborah L. Brett $30,000 marketing budget Advertising in Urban Land and the Wall Street Journal Exploring demographic trends and the impact of such trends on real estate markets, this thoroughly researched volume looks at issues such as demand for workforce housing, the expansion of midsized communities, and the future for masterplanned communities in terms of accommodating the growing middle class. M. Leanne Lachman is the president of Lachman Associates, an independent real estate consulting company, and a former partner at Schroder Real Estate Associates. She lives in New York City. Deborah L. Brett is an adjunct professor at Rutgers Universitys Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the author of Real Estate Market Analysis: A Case Study Approach. She lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey.BUSINESS, 100 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 15 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 CHARTS, 10 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

Infrastructure 2009A Global PerspectiveUrban Land Institute $20,000 marketing budget Examining trends in transportation and road networks in the United States and abroad, this resource details how to finance their construction and maintenance with both public and private funds. The comprehensive resource also explores the effect of these projects on the existing environment, innovative ways countries across the globe have built these systems, and infrastructures essential role in building sustainable communities around the world. Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization devoted to the responsible use of land and the creation and maintenance of thriving communities worldwide.TRANSPORTATION, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 30 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9780874201222RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE SEPTEMBER

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An accessible guide to tax regulations in the Keystone State

2010 Pennsylvania Tax HandbookEditors of ALM Publishing Advertising in the Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly Detailed and concise, this reference is the complete and authoritative guide to Pennsylvanias tax laws. This updated edition contains information on numerous new topics, such as the Keystone Opportunity Zone program expansion, changes to Philadelphia wages, net profits and business-privilege tax rates, and changes to telecommunications services resulting from the Internet Freedom Act. Penned by a highly regarded team of authors, this compendium is the preferred tax handbook for accountants, tax attorneys, and business professionals. The contributors to this book are Julia M. Bennetsen, JD; H. Robert Boehringer III; Sara E. Britt, JD; Laurence R. Cusack, JD, LLM; Rachel V. Goc, MST; Seth M. Komitzky, JD, LLM; Ulrich Schmidt, MA; Howard R. Sklaroff, JD, LLM, CPA; Christina M. Sray; Glenn D. Todd, JD, LLM; Chau H. Tran, CPA, MST; Robert R. Van Gulick, CPA; Andrew I. VandenBrul, CPA, MST; Jason R. Wade, JD; Kimberley A. Wick; and Franzel G. Zullo.LAW, 781 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $80.00 (CAN $80.00)

The essential survey for Pennsylvania courtroom regulations

The ideal tool for any legal practitioner confronting an insurance company

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court Rules2010 EditionEdited by The Legal Intelligencer Advertising in Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and Pennsylvania Law Weekly Featuring the most current and thorough coverage, this accessible reference is the key to all adopted, amended, and rescinded court rules for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Highlighting more than 50 revisions to civil, juvenile, and evidence rules, this handbook also details contact information for each countys courthouse and features a CD-ROM with all requisite forms, this overview is a must-have for all law practitioners in the Keystone State. The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook, and The Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.LAW, 1315 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $83.00 (CAN $83.00)

Insurance Bad Faith in PennsylvaniaRichard L. McMonigle Jr. Foreword by Edward N. Cahn Foreword by Joseph F. Roda Advertising in Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and Pennsylvania Law Weekly Detailing more than 50 new court opinions and summaries of significant cases, this compendium is the ultimate companion for any insurance bad-faith case. This handbook also includes reviews of the most recent bad-faith trial verdicts, expanded liability in first-party bad-faith claims, recovery for compensatory and consequential damages, and a review of the latest awards. Updated verdict and judicial indexes are also featured. Richard L. McMonigle Jr. is a partner with Post & Schell, P. C. and a veteran of numerous bad-faith cases. He lives in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Edward N. Cahn is attorney-at-law at Blank Rome, LLP. He lives in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. Joseph F. Roda is a practicing attorney and president of RodaNast, P. C. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LAW, 1042 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $85.00 (CAN $85.00)

ISBN: 9781577863014RIGHTS: WORLD ALM PUBLISHING/ALM INC. DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781577862543RIGHTS: WORLD ALM PUBLISHING/ALM INC. DECEMBER

ISBN: 9781577861294 (REPLACES 9781577862246)RIGHTS: WORLD ALM PUBLISHING/ALM INC. OCTOBER

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The definitive sourcebook for Orphans Court practice in 20 Pennsylvania counties

The comprensive guide to court rules governing the counties of Allegheny and Westmoreland

An invaluable handbook for the Delaware County courtroom

Allegheny/ Pennsylvania Orphans Court Rules Westmoreland County 2010 Edition Court RulesEdited by The Legal Intelligencer Advertising in Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and Pennsylvania Law Weekly Featuring the most thorough coverage of newly adopted and amended rules for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this compilation provides the tools for effective and successful practice in Orphans Court. Presenting an accessible breakdown by county, this compendium includes a CD-ROM featuring all necessary court forms. Ideal for law practitioners, legal assistants, and chambers of commerce, this authoritative guidebook also lists indexes, administrative orders, and adoption rules. The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook, and The Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.LAW, 1264 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $83.00 (CAN $83.00)

Delaware County Court Rules2010 EditionEdited by The Legal Intelligencer Advertising in Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly Newly revised and fully documented, this rule book is essential for understanding court regulations for Delaware County, Pennsylvania. With editors notes that quickly identify updated material, this compilation features information for all relevant divisions, including criminal, juvenile, district justice, and orphans court. Highlighting recent and historical administrative orders, this encyclopedic reference also covers the Judge Pro Tempore program, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, and alternative sentences. A CD-ROM displaying all necessary forms is also featured. The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook, and The Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.LAW, 466 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $83.00 (CAN $83.00)

2010 EditionEdited by The Legal Intelligencer Advertising in Delaware Law Weekly, the Legal Intelligencer, and Pennsylvania Law Weekly Outlining official comments on countyspecific rules, this indispensable examination summarizes the legal elements of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. Featuring a CD-ROM of relevant forms cross-referenced with their corresponding rules, this guide covers civil, criminal, family, orphans, and municipal court divisions. Highlighting a new practice primer section as well as new and rescinded courtroom regulations, this overview is essential for practitioners, bar associations, paralegals, and law clerks. The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook, and The Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.LAW, 634 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $88.00 (CAN $88.00)

ISBN: 9781577862413RIGHTS: WORLD ALM PUBLISHING/ALM INC. NOVEMBER

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Grief as a place with no familiar landmarks

The Wilderness of GriefFinding Your WayAlan D. Wolfelt, PhD Part of the Understanding Your Grief series, which includes Understanding Your Grief Journal (9781879651395),The Wilderness of Grief (9781879651524), and Your Grief Support Group Guide (9781879651401) Based on the authors previous guides to grief therapy, this audiobook takes an inspirational approach to the material, presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief where the death of a loved one is likened to the experience of being wrenched from normal life and dropped down in the middle of nowhere. Feeling lost and afraid in this uncharted territory, people are initially overwhelmed, the book explains, but they begin to make their way through the new landscape by searching for trail markersor touchstonesuntil they emerge as intrepid travelers climbing up out of despair. The touchstones for each step are described in short chapters such as Recognize You Are Not Crazy and Appreciate Your Transformation. Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, and the author of several books, including Healing Your Grieving Heart and The Journey Through Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.SELF-HELP CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 30 MINS, 5.5 X 7 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

A guide to surviving the trying journey towards healing after a divorce

The Wilderness of DivorceFinding Your WayAlan D. Wolfelt, PhD Authors previous books sold more than 65,000 copies Part of the Transcending Divorce series, which includes The Transcending Divorce Journal (9781879651548) Addressing a significant loss in life, this audio book enables those who have experienced a divorce to mourn sufficiently and begin to heal. Delving into the 10 essential touchstones of the healing process, this resource encourages the exploration of feelings of loss, identifying the specific needs of divorce transition, and understanding the divorced persons bill of rights. Compassionate and accessible, this outline will allow those in need to navigate through what can be overwhelming grief to a new beginning. Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a grief counselor and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of several books, including Healing Your Grieving Heart and The Journey Through Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.SELF-HELP/PSYCHOLOGY CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 30 MINS 5.75 X 7.25 $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available in the Transcending Divorce series:

ISBN: 9781879651647RIGHTS: WORLD COMPANION PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781879651555RIGHTS: WORLD COMPANION PRESS SEPTEMBER

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Understanding Your Grief 9781879651357 $14.95 (CAN $22.95)

Transcending Divorce 9781879651500 $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Stories from the celebrated public radio program

Selected Shorts: A Touch of MagicSymphony SpaceSelected Shorts is one of the best evenings of the theatre. David Sedaris, Selected Shorts guest host Previous titles in series sold more than 36,000 copies Part of the Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story series, which includes Selected Shorts: Baseball (9780971921849), Selected Shorts: Food Fictions (9780971921894), Selected Shorts: Lots of Laughs! (9780971921825), Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics (9780971921832), and Selected Shorts: Travel Tales (9781934033005) By turns funny, moving, romantic, and surreal, each of the tales on this magical lineup is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Stephen Colbert performs Ray Bradburys tale about a room that can take one anywhere in the worldsometimes with dangerous consequences. From a romance between a mermaid and an imp to a wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers, this eclectic collection also features narratives by W. W. Jacobs, Andrew Lam, Saki, and T. C. Boyle as well as performances by John Lithgow, James Naughton, Daniel Gerroll, and Ren Auberjonois. Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, andthrough distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touringthe nation.FANTASY, 3 CDS, RUN TIME: 3 HRS, 5.5 X 5 $28.00 (CAN $30.95)

A discourse on justified civil action with an experienced practitioner

War and Civil DisobedienceHoward Zinn Authors previous books sold more than one million copies Part of the PM Audio series, which includes The Boy Bands Have Won (9781604860276), English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 (9781604860009), and Get on with It: Live (9781604860016) Delivered in the context of the current war in Iraq, this recording of a lecture and discussion from a master historian focuses on several instances of civil disobedience in response to wars in U.S. history, offering models, ideas, and inspirations concerning the reasons and ways to challenge and change the structure of power. In this wake-up call to concerned citizens across the globe, the premise that knowledge of history can only aid in analyzing the present and the future is a central theme, and many questions are posed, such as What are citizens to do when confronted by unjust laws that embroil them in unjust wars? Howard Zinn is professor emeritus at Boston University. He served as an air force bombardier in World War II and was an active voice in the antiVietnam War movement. He is the author of many books, including the bestseller A Peoples History of the United States. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604860993RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS DECEMBER

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ISBN: 9781934033135RIGHTS: WORLD SYMPHONY SPACE/SELECTED SHORTS OCTOBER

Now This War Has Two Sides 9781604860078 CD, $19.99 (CAN $21.99)

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PM Audio series Part of the PM Audio series, which includes The Boy Bands Have Won (9781604860276), English Rebel Songs 13811984 (9781604860009), Get on with It: Live (9781604860016), and Now This War Has Two Sides (9781604860078)

Striking political commentary from the father of modern linguistics

An investigation of the global food industrys ills and how to heal them

IraqThe Forever WarNoam ChomskyA global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet. New York Times The conscience of the American people. New Statesman Authors previous books sold more than one million copies Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nations past. Demonstrating how imperial powers have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on Iraq as not just a mistake but a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. The discourse focuses on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the dangerous and immoral use of anticipatory self-defense to undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In spite of this dark assessment, this argument maintains hope for democracy at home and abroad, inspiring listeners to let political malaise fall by the wayside and instead work to build a more egalitarian future for all. Noam Chomsky is an internationally renowned MIT professor. A highly sought after public speaker, he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. He is the author of 9-11, The Essential Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival, and What We Say Goes. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Stuffed and StarvedRaj PatelFor Patel, it is a short step from Western consumers engorged and intoxicated with cheap processed food to Mexican and Indian farmers committing suicide because they cant make a living. The food industrys pabulum makes us all cogs in an evil machine. New Yorker Paperback edition sold more than 20,000 copies Ranging from colossal Californian supermarkets to wrecked Indian paddy fields and bankrupt African coffee farms, this audio edition of the bestselling book scrutinizes the global food network. With a combination of hard-hitting investigative journalism and personable storytelling, several questions are explored, such as How can starving people also be obese? Why does everything have soy in it? and How do petrochemicals and biofuels control the price of food? Shocking evidence points to an epidemic of farmer suicides in famine-stricken Asia and Africa, yet there is great cause for hope as international resistance movements work to create a more democratic, sustainable, and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, the study explains the steps, from seed to store to plate, to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. Raj Patel is a writer, an activist, and a former policy analyst with Food First. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and the United Nations and has also protested them on four continents. He lives in San Francisco, California.BUSINESS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5 $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604861006RIGHTS: WORLD PM PRESS DECEMBER

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Groundbreaking investigative journalism behind the bestselling bookexplained

Functional fashion for full-figured females

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism(8 DVD Set)Naomi KleinNaomi Klein is an investigative reporter like no other. She roams the continents with eyes wide open and her brain operating at full speed, finding connections we never thought of and patterns which eluded us. Howard Zinn, author, A Peoples History of the United States on The Shock Doctrine Authors previous books sold more than 300,000 copies Part of the PM Video series, which includes The Angola 3 (9781604860207), Black and Gold (9781604860108), Deserter (9781604860122), The Jena 6 (9781604860115), Venezuela (9781604860177), and The War of 33 (9781604860139) A portion of the proceeds will go to the antipoverty charity the War on Want Offering illuminating insight into the investigative journalism behind Naomi Kleins bestselling book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, this riveting hour-long lecture and interview explains the ideas and research behind the book that exposed the popular myth of the free market economys peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to today, this is the chilling tale of shock doctors, those powerful few making a killing around the world by cashing in on chaos and exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally implement their policies. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, a syndicated columnist, and the author of the bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.POLITICAL SCIENCE/CURRENT EVENTS FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR 8 DVDS, RUN TIME: 8 HRS, 5.5 X 7.5 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Full Busted? Sew Clothes That Fit! (DVD)Marta Alto Produced by Pati Palmer Advertising in Sewing Today and Vogue Patterns Magazine Producers previous DVDs sold more than 500,000 copies Created specially for full-busted womenwho must often buy oversized clothing simply so they can button the frontthis interactive DVD demonstrates how ladies can sew their own clothes for a custom fit and teaches which size patterns will best fit the neck, upper chest, and shoulder areas. Easy to play and pause during alterations, the DVD first explores full-bust fitting basics, listing the tools needed for preparing a pattern, altering a darted front, pin-fitting fabric, and lowering a bust dart. The presentation then tackles style challenges, such as cut-on sleeves and tops and skirts with a twist. Further design techniques reveal how to transfer darts into pleats and move darts virtually anywhere, while video of everyday women displays the final products. Helping to ease both fit frustrations and wallet woes, these cost-efficient garmentsincluding both the side-panel jacket and the princess jacketoffer full-busted women unique style solutions they cant find in any store. Marta Alto is a teacher, writer, and researcher at Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, the author of 21st Century Sewing, and the coauthor of The Serger Idea Book and Sewing Ultrasuede. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and a coauthor of Sewing with Sergers. They are the coauthors of Fit for Real People, Jackets for Real People, and Pants for Real People. They both live in Portland, Oregon.CRAFTS & HOBBIES/FASHION & APPEARANCE DVD, RUN TIME: 2 HRS, 5.25 X 7.5 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781604861044RIGHTS: WORLD X UK PM PRESS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9780935278798RIGHTS: WORLD PALMER/PLETSCH PUBLISHING OCTOBER

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Connecting individual spiritual consciousness with the awakening of the whole

Discover the connection between individual responsibility and the well-being of the world

Rare and inspiring material on the mystical secret of oneness

Awakening (DVD)Llewellyn Vaughan-LeeThis is an important articulation of the spiritual awakening occurring on the planet at this time. Network Review Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies In this unique discussion, Sufi teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee addresses what it means to experience a spiritual awakening. Beginning with the ancient spiritual teaching that everything was, is, and will be perfect, this guide argues that when one realizes this perfection, one will be able to explore the veils, illusions, and distortions that typically separate one from this awakened reality. Through the legend of the Holy Grail and the story of the Garden of Eden, he describes the true meaning of service and the relationship between individual spiritual awakening and global awakening. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of Sufism and the author of several books, including Awakening the World. He lives in Inverness, California.SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT DVD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 3 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5 $14.00 (CAN $16.00)

Oneness and the A Conversation About Heart of the World Oneness (DVD) (3 DVD set), May 2 & 3, 2008July, 2006Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Authors previous books sold more than 50,000 copies Exploring the topic of global oneness, this conversation explains how the emerging consciousness of oneness is not just an individual, mystical experience but is also something that the whole of humanity is taking a step toward achieving. Asking important questions such as What is the current state of global awakening? and Can humanity collectively awaken on its own? this DVD is presented by a wellrespected and long-time observer and teacher of the subject. Exploring this emerging consciousness through use of the internet and other forms of global communication, this is an ideal resource for any spiritual seeker wanting to learn more about the oneness in everyday life that is at the root of all spiritual practice. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of Sufism and the author of several books, including Awakening the World. He lives in Inverness, California.SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT DVD, RUN TIME: 51 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5 $14.00 (CAN $16.00)

Boulder, ColoradoLlewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Fr. Thomas Keating Authors previous works sold more than 80,000 copies In a unique meeting of two mystical traditions, this 3 DVD set explores the oneness that is at the heart of all spiritual traditions and the contribution it can make in a time of global transition. Exploring the importance of the meeting of the individual heart with the mystical heart of the world, these recordings provide unique material on the importance of how contemplative life awakens us to oneness. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of Sufism and the author of several books, including Awakening the World. He lives in Inverness, California. Fr. Thomas Keating is the author of several books, including The Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit; The Human Condition; and The Mystery of Christ, Invitation to Love. He lives in Snowmass, Colorado.SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY 3 DVDS, RUN TIME: 4 HRS, 30 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5 $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781890350161RIGHTS: US & CANADA THE GOLDEN SUFI CENTER SEPTEMBER

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Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces seriesAvi Nardia, Albert Timen, and John MachadoGuaranteed to appeal to civilians, martial artists, law-enforcement officers, and military personnel, this series captures one of the most versatile self-defense systems being practiced today. From original kapap fighting theories to position and movement principles for real-life conflict applications, these demonstrations ensure adaptability to any type of training. Additional topics include grappling techniques, multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning exercises, fundamental knife drills, striking tactics, and pressure points. Avi Nardia is a Black Belt magazine contributor and the head instructor of the Kapap Academy. He has studied numerous styles of martial arts and has taught courses on tactical and defensive shooting, high-risk entry, and VIP protection. He lives in Rochester, New York. Albert Timen is the president of the Kapap Academy. He is a former lotar and close-quarters combat instructor as well as a certified defensive-tactics, kapap, and shooting instructor. He lives in River Edge, New Jersey. John Machado is one of the five brothers of the world-renowned Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts family. He won every major title and competitive award in Brazil from 1982 to 1990 and holds a fourth degree black belt. He is considered one of the foremost authorities in martial arts.

Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces (DVD)Volume One: Principles and ConditioningISBN: 9781581334593

Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces (DVD)Volume Three: Weapons Skills and DefensesISBN: 9781581334616

Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces (DVD)Volume Two: Holds and Third-Party ProtectionISBN: 9781581334609 Also available:

Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces (DVD)Volume Four: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ApplicationsISBN: 9781581334623MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS 1 DVD EACH, RUN TIMES: 60 MINS EACH, 5.5 X 7.5 $29.95 (CAN $32.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Kapap Combat Concepts 9780897501613 Trade Paper $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

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A newly revised guidebook to accompany the versatile accounting program

More than 400 Excel conundrums answered

Running QuickBooks 2010 Premier EditionsThe Only Definitive Guide to the Premier EditionsKathy Ivens Authors previous books sold more than 350,000 copies Updated to include information on the QuickBooks 2010 Premier Editions, this reference is filled with information for accounting professionals who want to provide extra services to clients. Business owners and bookkeepers will learn how to use the advanced accounting features unique to the softwares Premier Editions to create professional business plans as well as analyze and project company performance. Easy-to-follow instructions, coverage of undocumented features, and dozens of tips, tricks, and shortcuts are provided, along with file specifications for importing data into QuickBooks. Kathy Ivens is the author of more than 50 books, including Home Networking for Dummies, Quickbooks: The Official Guide, and Running Quickbooks in Nonprofits. She is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro magazine. She lives in Philadelphia.COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE, 608 PAGES, 7.25 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

Learn Excel 972010 from Mr. Excel427 Excel Mysteries Solved Third editionBill Jelen Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 160,000 copies Updating the previous editions tips to make them compatible with Excel 2010, and featuring tips that are only available in Excel 2010, this new edition of Mr. Excels popular software guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers. Each featured topic has a problem statement and description, followed by a broad strategy for solving the problem. Mr. Excel then walks readers through the specific steps to solve the issue. Alternate strategies are also provided, along with common gotchas that trip users up, leaving readers with not only answers to their specific dilemmas but also new and quicker ways to use formulas and spreadsheets. Bill Jelen is an Excel expert at www.mrexcel.com, a regular on TechTV Canadas Call for Help, and a video podcaster who is regularly listed in the iTunes top 50. He is the author of Excel Gurus Gone Wild, Pivot Table Data Crunching, and 14 titles in the Excel for Professionals series. He lives in Akron, Ohio.COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE, 925 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.25 12 TABLES, 1451 SCREEN SHOTS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9781932925135RIGHTS: WORLD CPA911 PUBLISHING NOVEMBER

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Computer Books for Seniors seriesStudio Visual Steps Co-op available Authors previous books sold more than 150,000 copies Part of the Computer Books for Seniors series, which includes Digital Photo Editing for Seniors (9789059050648) and Interesting Online Applications for Seniors (9789059052857) Studio Visual Steps is a team of experienced professionals dedicated to producing useful and informative technology titles.

Navigating the internet for older adults

Navigating a PC for older adults

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows 7For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using the InternetWritten primarily for the beginning or intermediate computer user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors to the Web with precise directions, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions. Leading users through the basics of searching and finding information on the internet, it describes the fundamentals of e-mail management, electronic communication, and connecting with other internet users.COMPUTER: INTERNET/COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE 6 B & W PHOTOS,

Windows 7 for SeniorsFor Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using ComputersThe ultimate starting point for senior citizens who want to learn how to use a personal computer, this reference guides users through the basics of the Windows 7 operating system with easyto-read large print and numerous screenshots. Seniors can work through the book at their own pace while sitting at the computer, learning how to write letters and memos, send and receive email, explore the World Wide Web, and customize computer settings. The information is suitable for users with Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Outlook Express.COMPUTER: OPERATING SYSTEMS/ COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE 30 B & W PHOTOS

ISBN: 9789059051164 Also available from the Computer Books for Seniors series:

ISBN: 9789059051263400 PAGES, 7.75 X 11 800 SCREEN SHOTS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95) EACH RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & UK VISUAL STEPS PUBLISHING OCTOBER

Internet and E-mail for Seniors with Windows Vista 9789059052840 $19.95 (CAN $26.95)

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Easy Oracle SeriesJohn Garmany Series Edited by Donald K. Burleson The Easy Oracle series includes Easy HTML-DB Oracle Application Express (9780976157311), Easy Oracle Automation (97809745993366), Easy Oracle PHP (9780976157304), and Easy Oracle Warehouse Builder (9780979795176) John Garmany is the author of Oracle 11g New Features, Oracle RAC & Grid Turning with Solid-state Disk, and Oracle Replication. He lives in Golden, Colorado. Donald K. Burleson is the author of 30 books and serves as editor in chief of Rampant TechPress. He lives in Kittrel, North Carolina.

Fully revised to compliment the new release of the Oracle Database

Oracle TuningThe Definitive Reference Second editionDonald K. Burleson Part of the Oracle In-Focus series, which includes Oracle Tuning (9780974448626), Oracle 11g New Features (9780979795107), Easy HTML-DB Oracle Applications (97879795145), Oracle Shell Scripting (9780977671557), and Oracle Dataguard (9780974599380) Authors previous books sold more than 300,000 copies Designed for Oracle tuning professionals, this guidebook introduces the various tuning analytical tools and helpful strategies to make the database easier to use. Details describe how to extract information from the database and use it to determine and increase efficiency. Sample code, sample code results, and guidelines on how to interpret the results along with countless hints, tips, and tools help users manipulate code in an effective way. Donald K. Burleson is the author of 30 books. He lives in Kittrel, North Carolina.COMPUTER: DATABASE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT/COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE, 1200 PAGES, 7 X 9 CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $75.95)

Concise and affordable information for Oracle professionals

Extract Oracle data and format reports easily

Easy Oracle PL/SQL ProgrammingGet Started Fast with Working PL/SQL Code Examples Second editionDesigned for any Oracle professional who must quickly implement Oracle reporting, this indispensable guide offers new tips and tricks that make Oracle reporting simple. The basics of PL/SQL are introduced using multiple examples, and this methodology teaches PL/SQL language structures, anonymous blocks, and stored procedures so well that by the end of the first chapter users will be coding blocks confidently.250 PAGES

Easy Oracle SQLGet Started Fast Writing SQL Reports with SQL*Plus Second editionAn introduction to using SQL and SQL*Plus with an Oracle database, this guide is ideal for quickly implementing Oracle reporting without buying expensive third-party reporting tools. This handbook will provide proven methods to building queries and reports using SQL. Also included is a section detailing how to effectively use SQL*Plus to produce quality reports and scripts.260 PAGES

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COMPUTER: DATABASE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT/ COMPUTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 7 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95) EACH RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & UK RAMPANT TECHPRESS

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A comprehensive guide to a classic component of computing

The Joy of XThe Architecture of the X Window SystemNiall Mansfield Authors previous books sold more than 15,000 copies Aimed at those new to the system seeking an overall understanding first, and written in a clear, uncomplicated style, this reprint of the much-cited 1993 classic describes the standard windowing system for Linux, UNIX, and other operating systems. Widely recommended as a course text, this thorough representation of the entire X window system allows complete understanding of the relation between its various components, and how they interact with applications. Although this is a technical book, it does not assume advanced programming or system-administrative experiencegreat for those laying a foundation for later work. This is an ideal guide for system and network managers, programmers, and technical-end users. Niall Mansfield is the founder of the European X Window System User group and the author of Practical TCP/IP and The X Window System: A Users Guide.COMPUTER: CLIENT-SERVER COMPUTING/ COMPUTER: OPERATING SYSTEMS 380 PAGES, 7 X 9.25 1 B & W PHOTO, 140 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $65.00 (CAN $70.00)

A detailed guide to OpenChange for programmers and network administrators

Treasury of programming aids and utilities for LEGO robots

MAPI E-mail and Groupware with OpenChangeFor Windows and Linux Administrators and ProgrammersJulien KerihuelContaining numerous incremental programming samples, this programmers resource lays out the possibilities available with OpenChange, an open-source implementation of the protocols on which Microsoft Exchange is based. With applications readily adapted to the networking needs of the modern business world and detailed descriptions suitable for academic courses on e-mail/groupware architectures, this guide is both practical and scholarly, ideal for students and experienced network and system administrators alike. Julien Kerihuel is the project founder and lead developer of OpenChange. He has also taught computer security classes at EPITECH and has managed the EPITECH open source laboratorys industrial projects department.COMPUTER: NETWORKING/ COMPUTER: INTERNET 640 PAGES, 7 X 9.25 20 TABLES, 75 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $65.00 (CAN $70.00)

LEGO Mindstorms NXT Power ProgrammingRobotics in C Second editionJohn C. HansenWith fun projects, tips, instructions, illustrations, and programs, this companion to the powerful Mindstorms NXT robot kit will help LEGO popularize robotics in the way that the iPod did for digital music. This second edition to programming on the NXT helps users make the most of the latest LEGO Mindstorms NXT release for further robot enhancements. Included is an ingenious set of projects that explore the complete arsenal of basic and advanced NXT functionality. John C. Hansen is the creator of several LEGO Mindstorms tools and utilities and is currently a member of the Mindstorms Community Partners. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.COMPUTER: PROGRAMMING & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING/ COMPUTER: ENTERTAINMENT & GAMES 560 PAGES, 7 X 9.25 300 B & W PHOTOS, 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS, 10 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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