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EXPLAINING

THINGS
THIS NOVEMBER!

THING EXPLAINER by Randall Munroe
978-0-544-66825-6

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Forecast

T H E B E S T H A R D C O V E R

A N D P A P E R B A C K B O O K S

NOVEMBER 2015

Jayne Ann
Krentz

Discusses
Her New

Novel

We Also
Speak With
Ellen Marie

Wiseman

As Always,
We Have the

Best New
Fiction

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REFERENCE
The Knot Outdoor
Weddings. Roney, Carley, &
the editors of The Knot.
➼ Combines inspiring photo-
graphs of real outdoor
weddings, from simple
backyard receptions to grand
destination ceremonies, with

leading style tips, ideas and problem-solving
recommendations by The Knot wedding brand.
Illustrations. ˇ
➼ Clarkson Potter (Random House). Hardcover.
288 pages. 8” x 10”. Dec.
ISBN 9780804186032 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00
➼ Clarkson Potter (Random House). eBook.
eISBN 9780804186049 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$85.00

Martha Stewart Weddings:
Ideas and Inspiration. The
Editors of Martha Stewart
Living. ➼ Published to
coincide with the brand’s 20th
anniversary, a photographed
guide to planning a wedding
covers every detail from

choosing a theme and fi nding a dress to hiring
photographers and selecting fl owers.
Illustrations. ➼ Clarkson Potter (Random
House). Hardcover. 272 pages.
9 7/8” x 11 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780307954657 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60.00

SCIENCE
A Brief History of Creation:
Science and the Search for
the Origin of Life. Mesler, Bill
& Cleaves, H. James. ➼ An
essential history of Western
scientifi c studies into the
origins of life examines histori-
cal discoveries in the contexts

of philosophical debates, political change and
evolving understandings about the complexities
of biology. Illustrations. ˇ
➼ Norton. Hardcover. 288 pages.
6 1/8” x 9 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780393083552 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27.95
➼ Norton. eBook.
eISBN 9780393248548 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50.00

The Invention of Science:
A New History of the
Scientifi c Revolution.
Wootton, David. ➼ A ground-
breaking examination of the
Scientifi c Revolution by the
author of Bad Medicine chron-
icles the essential transforma-

tions that were made possible by science

Reclaim Your Brain: How to
Calm Your Thoughts, Heal
Your Mind, and Bring Your
Life Back Under Control.
Annibali, Joseph A. Foreword
by Daniel G. Amen. ➼ A pre-
scriptive guide to restoring
cognitive calm in today’s over-

stimulating world examines the role of over-busy
brains in a range of health disorders while outlin-
ing practical strategies for healthy mind
management. ˇ
➼ Avery Pub (Penguin). Hardcover. 304 pages.
6” x 9”. Dec.
ISBN 9781594632976 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25.95
➼ Viking Penguin Audio. CD - Unabridged.
ISBN 9781611764802 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45.00
➼ Avery Pub (Penguin). eBook.
eISBN 9780698194397 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18.99

Why Does the Other Line
Always Move Faster? The
Myths and Misery, Secrets
and Psychology of Waiting in
Line. Andrews, David.
➼ A whimsical analysis of the
ingrained culture of waiting in
line includes stories about

how boot camp recruits are fi rst taught the skill
of standing rigidly in formation, how London riot
thugs were observed taking turns to loot and
how China trained citizens to wait in line to
accommodate Western visitors to the
2008 Olympics. Illustrations. ˇ
➼ Workman Pub. Hardcover. 208 pages. 5” x 7”.
Nov.
ISBN 9780761181224 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.95
➼ Workman Pub. eBook.
eISBN 9780761187073 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.95

The Wisest One in the
Room: How You Can Benefi t
From Social Psychology’s
Most Powerful Insights.
Gilovich, Thomas & Ross, Lee.
➼ Two prominent social psy-
chologists, specializing in the
study of human behavior,

provide insight into why we trust the people we
do and how to use that knowledge in under-
standing and infl uencing people in our own
lives. Illustrations. ˇ
➼ Free Pr (Simon & Schuster). Hardcover.
288 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 3/8”. Dec.
ISBN 9781451677546 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26.00
➼ Free Pr (Simon & Schuster). eBook.
eISBN 9781451677560 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18.99

The U.S. House of
Representatives,
No. 3 (Fundamentals of
American Government).
Spieler, Matthew. ➼ A concise
explanation of the functions
and importance of the U.S.
House of Representatives

includes coverage of its voting procedure,
historic beginnings and modern-day challenges
and is complemented by historical anecdotes
and a glossary of terms. ˇ
➼ Thomas Dunne Bks (St. Martin’s Pr). Hardcover.
192 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9781250040367 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22.99
➼ Thomas Dunne Bks (St. Martin’s Pr). eBook.
eISBN 9781466835641 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60.00

The Wilderness: Deep Inside
the Republican Party’s
Combative, Contentious,
Chaotic Quest to Take Back
the White House. Coppins,
McKay. ➼ A BuzzFeed senior
political writer presents a
critical insider’s assessment of

the Republican party’s ongoing strategies to
ensure a 2016 Presidential election win.
40,000 fi rst printing. ˇ
➼ Little, Brown. Hardcover. 288 pages.
6” x 9 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780316327411 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28.00
➼ Little, Brown. eBook.
eISBN 9780316383714 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$84.00

PSYCHOLOGY
The Collapse of Parenting:
How We Hurt Our Kids
When We Treat Them Like
Grown-Ups. Sax, Leonard.
➼ An acclaimed expert on
parenting and childhood
argues that today’s kids are
suffering because parents are

no longer assuming leadership roles in families,
sharing recommendations for how caregivers
and educators can reverse damaging trends.
40,000 fi rst printing. ˇ
➼ Basic Bks (Perseus Bk Group). Hardcover.
304 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780465048977 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26.99
➼ Basic Bks (Perseus Bk Group). eBook.
eISBN 9780465073849 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26.99

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SELF-HELP
The Age Fix: Insider Tips,
Tricks, and Secrets to Look
and Feel Younger Without
Surgery. Youn, Anthony, with
Eve Adamson. ➼ The board-
certifi ed plastic surgeon and
regular guest on The Rachel
Ray Show and The Dr. Oz

Show outlines skin-care and dietary strategies for
enabling youthful, wrinkle-free skin without
surgery or invasive treatments. 50,000 fi rst
printing. ˇ
➼ Grand Central Life & Style. Hardcover.
240 pages. 7 1/2” x 9 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9781455533329 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27.00
➼ Grand Central Life & Style. eBook.
eISBN 9781455592654 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$81.00

The Emotional Edge:
Discover Your Inner Age,
Ignite Your Hidden
Strengths, and Reroute
Misdirected Fear to Live
Your Fullest. Morissette,
Crystal Andrus. ➼ A life and
empowerment coach offers a

spiritual self-help guide to help people let go of
their pasts, get out of ruts and start living a
happier life through exercises, meditations and
enlightening and transformative personal
stories. ˇ
➼ Harmony Bks (Random House). Hardcover.
304 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780553418422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24.00
➼ Harmony Bks (Random House). eBook.
eISBN 9780553418439 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$72.00

Organize Tomorrow Today:
8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind
to Optimize Performance at
Work and in Life. Selk, Jason
& Bartow, Tom; with Matthew
Rudy. ➼ A prominent sports
psychologist and a star
business coach outline a

formula for productivity and success in work and
life based on the development of seven funda-
mental skills in the areas of positive habits and
peak performance. 30,000 fi rst printing. ˇ
➼ Da Capo Lifelong Bks (Perseus Bk Group).
Hardcover. 240 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780738218694 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21.99
➼ Da Capo Lifelong Bks (Perseus Bk Group).
eBook.
eISBN 9780738218700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21.99

Ten Billion Tomorrows: How
Science Fiction Technology
Became Reality and Shapes
the Future. Clegg, Brian.
➼ Explores the plausibility of
real-life technologies derived
from science fi ction and their
potential impact on the world,

from the virtual environments of The Matrix and
the intelligent computers from 2001 to the
defense tools and intelligent androids of Star
Trek. ˇ
➼ St. Martin’s Pr. Hardcover. 320 pages.
5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9781250057853 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26.99
➼ St. Martin’s Pr. eBook.
eISBN 9781466861923 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60.00

Too Much of a Good Thing:
How Four Key Survival Traits
Are Now Killing Us.
Goldman, Lee. ➼ The dean of
Columbia University’s medical
school explains how rising
rates of obesity, heart disease
and other life-threatening

conditions are refl ecting how the human body is
out of sync with today’s environment, and makes
recommendations for changing causative life-
style habits. 30,000 fi rst printing. ˇ
➼ Little, Brown. Hardcover. 352 pages.
6” x 9 1/4”. Dec.
ISBN 9780316236812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28.00
➼ Little, Brown. eBook.
eISBN 9780316365420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$84.00

Welcome to the Microbiome:
Getting to Know the Trillions
of Bacteria and Other
Microbes in, on, and Around
You. DeSalle, Rob & Perkins,
Susan. ➼ Inspired by the exhi-
bition The Secret World Inside
You: The Microbiome at the

American Museum of Natural History, which will
open in New York in early November 2015, a
timely resource explains what researchers are
discovering about the microbe world and what
the implications are for modern science and
medicine. Illustrations. ➼ Yale Univ Pr.
Hardcover. 264 pages. 5 1/2” x 8 1/4”. Nov.
ISBN 9780300208405 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32.50

throughout the past fi ve centuries, profi les fore-
front iconoclasts and identifi es links between key
discoveries and the rise of industrialization.
25,000 fi rst printing. ˇ
➼ Harper. Hardcover. 768 pages. 6” x 9”. Dec.
ISBN 9780061759529 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.00
➼ Harpercollins. eBook.
eISBN 9780062199256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31.99

The Last Volcano: A Man, a
Romance, and the Quest to
Understand Nature’s Most
Magnifi cant Fury. Dvorak,
John. ➼ Documents the more
than 50-year career of the
Harvard-educated volcano
science pioneer to share

insights into his fi rst-hand fi ndings about massive
volcanoes in such regions as Yellowstone, Alaska
and Hawaii. Illustrations. ˇ
➼ Pegasus Bks (Norton). Hardcover. 356 pages.
6” x 9”. Dec.
ISBN 9781605989211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28.95
➼ Pegasus Bks (Norton). eBook.
eISBN 9781605989228 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50.00

Light: The Visible Spectrum
and Beyond. Watzke, Megan
& Arcand, Kim. ➼ A visual
exploration of the power and
behavior of light across the
entire electromagnetic
spectrum reveals how types
ranging from radio waves to

x-rays affect life on earth and throughout the
universe. 40,000 fi rst printing. Illustrations.
➼ Black Dog & Leventhal Pub. Hardcover.
208 pages. 10” x 10”. Oct.
ISBN 9781631910067 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29.99

Parrots of the Wild:
A Natural History of the
World’s Most Captivating
Birds. Toft, Catherine A. &
Wright, Timothy F. ➼ Based
on the authors’ own research
and their review of more than
2,400 published scientifi c

studies, an exploration into the lives of wild
parrots, which are among the most intelligent
and rarest of birds, focuses on general patterns
across the 350-odd species of parrots.
Illustrations. ➼ Univ of California Pr. Hardcover.
346 pages. 7” x 10”. Nov.
ISBN 9780520239258 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39.95

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