This spring, Poul Anderson, winner of the Nebula Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement, published Operation Luna, the long-awaited sequel to Operation Chaos. Here, available as a beautifully repackaged trade paperback, is the science fantasy extravaganza that started it all. In a war waged against black magic, the fact that Steve is a werewolf and his wife is a highly skilled witch is not unusual. But their adventures prove very unusual, even for their world, when they are given the task of neutralizing an enemys ultimate weapon, the worlds most powerful demon.
Zeb-s world has gone to hell in a handbasket. Not only has the disease killed the few people he knew, now he has to deal with something that has taken control of his body and most of his mind. The entity controlling him has gathered thousands upon thousands of dogs around Zeb. They are to protect Zeb as he goes after the elusive Joe, who the entity hates with a passion. Zeb fights back with little hope of success until he meets another outcast like himself. Then the real battle begins.
Carl A. Price, Professor Emeritus of Plant Biochemistry at Rutgers University, has written and co-written hundreds of scientific papers, lectured internationally, written textbooks, and served as editor of The Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. In retirement, he continues to write, edit, and manage the database of plant accessions at the Quail Botanical Garden in Encinitas, California.
In this richly entertaining and accessible book, Alex Bellos explodes the myth that maths is best left to the geeks. Covering subjects from adding to algebra, from set theory to statistics, and from logarithms to logical paradoxes, he explains how mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives. Alex explains the surprising geometry of the 50p piece, and the strategy of how best to gamble it in a casino. He shines a light on the mathematical patterns in nature, and on the peculiar predictability of random behaviour. He eats a potato crisp whose revolutionary shape was unpalatable to the ancient Greeks, and he shows the deep connections between maths, religion and philosophy. Alex weaves a journey from primary school to university level maths, from ancient history to the computing frontline, and from St Louis, Missouri, to Braintree, Essex. He meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany, consults a numerologist in the US desert, meets a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan, and seeks advice from a venerable Hindu sage in India. An unlikely but exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs, Alex's dispatches from 'Numberland' show the world of maths to be a much friendlier and more colourful place than you might have imagined.
Visits by unknown agents are seeded throughout UFO literature and newspaper accounts of flying saucer sightings. For many years they were overlooked or not recognised for what they were. Today just about every UFO investigator has encountered these Men in Black during their research. The history of Demonology, Witchcraft and the Occult are filled with similar incidents leading one to speculate that the UFO phenomena is at least partly 'psychic' in nature. The Men in Black appeared during several UFO flaps in the last century. In 1864, a UFO dropped several artefacts over a small community in Texas. They were placed by the citizens of the town in the front window of a shop on the main street of town. The next day a travelling dealer stopped by and offered the shop keeper a 'good price' for the objects and carted them away with him. Several similar incidents happened in 1897 and 1898. Many of the occupants observed during this period were said to have oriental features, dark complexions slight stature and a heavy, indefinable accent -- identical to the features described by observers of the MIB, who continue to harass and frighten witnesses today.
Wie nehmen Sie andere wahr und wie werden Sie selbst von anderen wahrgenommen? Dieser TaschenGuide zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie körpersprachliche Signale besser verstehen und gezielt einsetzen, authentisch auftreten und sozial kompetent handeln.Wie nehmen Sie andere wahr und wie werden Sie selbst von anderen wahrgenommen? Dieser TaschenGuide zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie körpersprachliche Signale besser verstehen und gezielt einsetzen, authentisch auftreten und sozial kompetent handeln. Wie nehmen Sie andere wahr und wie werden Sie selbst von anderen wahrgenommen? Stimme, Körperhaltung und selbst der Gang verraten über Menschen viel mehr, als man denkt. Hier erfahren Sie, worauf Sie bei Menschen achten sollten, wie Sie sich auf sie einstellen und selbst authentisch auftreten.INHALTE- Menschenkenntnis beginnt bei sich selbst: So finden Sie Ihre innere Einstellung und Ihre eigene Haltung.- Was Sie über Menschen wissen sollten: Motive, Werte, Einstellungen, Emotionen.- Körpersprache gezielt einsetzen: im Bewerbungsinterview, im Verkaufsgespräch oder im Meeting mit dem Chef.- Empathie und soziale Kompetenz: Ideen formulieren, Widerstände überwinden, gemeinsam handeln. Wie nehmen Sie andere wahr und wie werden Sie selbst von anderen wahrgenommen? Dieser TaschenGuide zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie körpersprachliche Signale besser verstehen und gezielt einsetzen, authentisch auftreten und sozial kompetent handeln. Wie nehmen Sie andere wahr und wie werden Sie selbst von anderen wahrgenommen? Stimme, Körperhaltung und selbst der Gang verraten über Menschen viel mehr, als man denkt. Hier erfahren Sie, worauf Sie bei Menschen achten sollten, wie Sie sich auf sie einstellen und selbst authentisch auftreten.INHALTE- Menschenkenntnis beginnt bei sich selbst: So finden Sie Ihre innere Einstellung und Ihre eigene Haltung.- Was Sie über Menschen wissen sollten: Motive, Werte, Einstellungen, Emotionen.- Körpersprache gezielt einsetzen: im Bewerbungsinterview, im Verkaufsgespräch oder im Meeting mit dem Chef.- Empathie und soziale Kompetenz: Ideen formulieren, Widerstände überwinden, gemeinsam handeln.
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WAS IST KÖRPERSPRACHE?Körpersprache hat mehr Macht über uns als wir glauben, meistens unterschätzen wir ihre Wirkung. Warum? Weil wir sie unbewusst wahrnehmen und einsetzen. Ähnlich wie unsere gesprochene Sprache kann man Körpersprache aber lernen, sie bewusst wahrnehmen und verstehen.In diesem Kapitel lesen Sie,- warum Körpersprache so stark auf uns alle wirkt,- was Sie beachten sollten, wenn Sie Körpersprache deuten wollen, und- was Körpersprache mit Manipulation zu tun hat.DIE UNVERFÄLSCHTE SPRACHEBeispiel: Wenn die Botschaft nicht ankommtHerr Kern, seit vielen Jahren Führungskraft auf der obersten Ebene, hält eine Rede vor seinen Mitarbeitern. Es geht um ein äußerst wichtiges Projekt: neue Organisationsstrukturen sollen eingeführt und Hierarchieebenen zusammengelegt werden. Der Inhalt seiner Rede klingt logisch und seine Folienpräsentation ist nach allen Regeln der Kunst aufgebaut.Während der Rede verschränkt er die Arme, zieht immer wieder seine Schultern hoch und rührt sich nicht vom Fleck. Seine Stimme klingt monoton und sein Blick ist starr. Die Mitarbeiter folgen seinen Ausführungen, doch sie fühlen sich nicht angesprochen. Sie lehnen sich mit verschränkten Armen zurück, senken kritisch den Kopf und runzeln die Stirn.Während der Präsentation und noch einige Tage später beschleicht Herrn Kern das Gefühl, dass die Botschaft seine Mitarbeiter nicht erreicht hat. Als die Implementierung der neuen Strukturen dann nur sehr schleppend vorangeht, ist Herr Kern besorgt um den Erfolg des Projekts und fragt sich: „Was habe ich falsch gemacht? Habe ich etwas übersehen?"
'The Manual of the Warrior of Light' is a handbook that shows human beings how to live as spiritual beings in the material world. This exciting new edition includes exclusive content, such as an interview with the author, in-depth background information on the book, recommended books if you liked this one, and much more.'The Manual of the Warrior of Light' is an invitation to each of us to live our dream, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to meet our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of light within each of us.With inspiring short passages, we are invited to embark upon the way of the warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.
Cholera had taken her parents and left Cissie Brodie with the upbringing of a family of nine. She was barely fifteen herself when they were evicted from their cottage and forced out on to the fells. But even though they'd hardly a shilling between them, Cissie set to building a home for the Brodies with a will that would have shamed an adult. It was only a rough stone shelter, thatched as best they could, but to Cissie and her family it was enough to keep them fron the workhouse.They had friends, such as Matthew Turnbull the wheelwright and Watson the miller. But charity could not always spare them the harsh reality of their struggle, and the bitterness of those who bore them ill. Only love--when it came for Cissie Brodie--could ever teach her not to fear the world beyond the dwelling place...
Orphaned at a tender age, Millie Forester is adopted by "Raggie Aggie" Winkowski, and she suffers misfortune and misplaced love as she grows to adulthood side by side with Aggie's son, Ben, whose love for Millie increases over the years.
Adam Goodfellow and Nicole Golding run a stable in the Cotswolds and specialise in curing problem horses. It's never an easy task, and often requires changing the habits of the owner as much as the horse. The pair have travelled a long way to get where they are today - but they've been united by a common passion. After a chance meeting with Monty Roberts, they gave up everything to live out their dreams and show that it's possible for ordinary people to become 'horse whisperers'. Their world is extraordinary, particularly through their unusual methods of teaching, and as you meet the cast of characters, both animals and humans, that surround them, you'll find it impossible not to be won over by their life.
Peer Steinbrück ist der Oppositionspolitiker mit der größten Zustimmung, er ist populärer als seine Partei. Er gilt schon jetzt als Kanzlerkandidat der SPD, den Segen von Helmut Schmidt und Gerhard Schröder hat er bereits. Daniel Goffart beobachtet ihn seit über 20 Jahren, er führte zahlreiche Gespräche und Interviews mit ihm und begleitete ihn auf Reisen im In- und Ausland. In seinem Buch erklärt er den Politiker, aber auch den Menschen Peer Steinbrück und enthüllt bislang unbekannte Details aus dem Leben des Mannes mit der „klaren Kante“.
De veertienjarige Peter, een groot voetbaltalent, woont met zijn ouders en zijn iets oudere zus Tilte op het Deense eiland Finø. Als zijn ouders tijdens een reis naar het buitenland plotseling verdwijnen, gaan de twee kinderen naar hen op zoek. Als ze een aanwijzing volgen die hen op het spoor brengt van grootschalige misdaad, belanden Peter en Tilte in een achtbaan van avonturen. Hun speurwerk valt op en met de geheime dienst op hun hielen verandert de zoektocht naar hun ouders in een wilde rit vol bijzondere personages. Hoe meer de kinderen ontdekken, hoe meer ze zich afvragen of hun ouders misschien deel uitmaken van het criminele circuit. De kinderen van de olifantenhoeders is een typisch Høegiaans leesavontuur met fantastische personages en vol humor, actie en drama.
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. The Grand Design explains the latest thoughts about model-dependent realism (the idea that there is no one version of reality), and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes. There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists). It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the unified theory Einstein spent a lifetime searching for. This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.
**By the author of the acclaimed bestseller *Benjamin Franklin*, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.**
How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.
These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.
### Amazon.com Review
As a scientist, Albert Einstein is undoubtedly the most epic among 20th-century thinkers. Albert Einstein as a man, however, has been a much harder portrait to paint, and what we know of him as a husband, father, and friend is fragmentary at best. With *Einstein: His Life and Universe*, Walter Isaacson (author of the bestselling biographies *Benjamin Franklin* and *Kissinger*) brings Einstein's experience of life, love, and intellectual discovery into brilliant focus. The book is the first biography to tackle Einstein's enormous volume of personal correspondence that heretofore had been sealed from the public, and it's hard to imagine another book that could do such a richly textured and complicated life as Einstein's the same thoughtful justice. Isaacson is a master of the form and this latest opus is at once arresting and wonderfully revelatory. *--Anne Bartholomew*
**Read "The Light-Beam Rider," the first chapter of Walter Isaacson's *Einstein: His Life and Universe*.**
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**Five Questions for Walter Isaacson**
**Amazon.com:** What kind of scientific education did you have to give yourself to be able to understand and explain Einstein's ideas?
**Isaacson:** I've always loved science, and I had a group of great physicists--such as Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and Murray Gell-Mann--who tutored me, helped me learn the physics, and checked various versions of my book. I also learned the tensor calculus underlying general relativity, but tried to avoid spending too much time on it in the book. I wanted to capture the imaginative beauty of Einstein's scientific leaps, but I hope folks who want to delve more deeply into the science will read Einstein books by such scientists as Abraham Pais, Jeremy Bernstein, Brian Greene, and others.
**Amazon.com:** That Einstein was a clerk in the Swiss Patent Office when he revolutionized our understanding of the physical world has often been treated as ironic or even absurd. But you argue that in many ways his time there fostered his discoveries. Could you explain?
**Isaacson:** I think he was lucky to be at the patent office rather than serving as an acolyte in the academy trying to please senior professors and teach the conventional wisdom. As a patent examiner, he got to visualize the physical realities underlying scientific concepts. He had a boss who told him to question every premise and assumption. And as Peter Galison shows in *Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps*, many of the patent applications involved synchronizing clocks using signals that traveled at the speed of light. So with his office-mate Michele Besso as a sounding board, he was primed to make the leap to special relativity.
**Amazon.com:** That time in the patent office makes him sound far more like a practical scientist and tinkerer than the usual image of the wild-haired professor, and more like your previous biographical subject, the multitalented but eminently earthly Benjamin Franklin. Did you see connections between them?
**Isaacson:** I like writing about creativity, and that's what Franklin and Einstein shared. They also had great curiosity and imagination. But Franklin was a more practical man who was not very theoretical, and Einstein was the opposite in that regard.
**Amazon.com:** Of the many legends that have accumulated around Einstein, what did you find to be least true? Most true?
**Isaacson:** The least true legend is that he failed math as a schoolboy. He was actually great in math, because he could visualize equations. He knew they were nature's brushstrokes for painting her wonders. For example, he could look at Maxwell's equations and marvel at what it would be like to ride alongside a light wave, and he could look at Max Planck's equations about radiation and realize that Planck's constant meant that light was a particle as well as a wave. The most true legend is how rebellious and defiant of authority he was. You see it in his politics, his personal life, and his science.
**Amazon.com:** At *Time* and CNN and the Aspen Institute, you've worked with many of the leading thinkers and leaders of the day. Now that you've had the chance to get to know Einstein so well, did he remind you of anyone from our day who shares at least some of his remarkable qualities?
**Isaacson:** There are many creative scientists, most notably Stephen Hawking, who wrote the essay on Einstein as "Person of the Century" when I was editor of *Time*. In the world of technology, Steve Jobs has the same creative imagination and ability to think differently that distinguished Einstein, and Bill Gates has the same intellectual intensity. I wish I knew politicians who had the creativity and human instincts of Einstein, or for that matter the wise feel for our common values of Benjamin Franklin.
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### **From Publishers Weekly**
**Acclaimed biographer Isaacson examines the remarkable life of "science's preeminent poster boy" in this lucid account (after 2003's *Benjamin Franklin* and 1992's *Kissinger*). Contrary to popular myth, the German-Jewish schoolboy Albert Einstein not only excelled in math, he mastered calculus before he was 15. Young Albert's dislike for rote learning, however, led him to compare his teachers to "drill sergeants." That antipathy was symptomatic of Einstein's love of individual and intellectual freedom, beliefs the author revisits as he relates his subject's life and work in the context of world and political events that shaped both, from WWI and II and their aftermath through the Cold War. Isaacson presents Einstein's research—his efforts to understand space and time, resulting in four extraordinary papers in 1905 that introduced the world to special relativity, and his later work on unified field theory—without equations and for the general reader. Isaacson focuses more on Einstein the man: charismatic and passionate, often careless about personal affairs; outspoken and unapologetic about his belief that no one should have to give up personal freedoms to support a state. Fifty years after his death, Isaacson reminds us why Einstein (1879–1955) remains one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century. *500,000 firsr printing, 20-city author tour, first serial to *Time*; confirmed appearance on *Good Morning America*. (Apr.)*
Der Geek-Atlas listet 128 Orte auf der gesamte Welt auf, wo Wissenschaft, Mathematik oder Technik erlebt werden kann. Jeder Ort wird in einem eigenen Kapitel beschrieben und darüber hinaus wird ein technisches oder wissenschaftliches Thema behandelt, das mit diesem Ort in Verbindung steht.
\nOb als informatives Reisebuch oder zur Inspiration für den nächsten oder übernächsten Urlaub: Der Geek-Atlas ist ein einzigartiges Buch, das in keinem Geek-Rucksack und bei keiner Urlaubsvorbereitung fehlen darf.
\n- Bletchley Park in England, wo die Enigma geknackt wurde
\n- Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, wo die erste Atombombe gezündet wurde
For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no diplomats in each others' capitals and no direct way to communicate. Then, in July 1971, Henry Kissinger arrived secretly in Beijing on a mission which quickly led to the reopening of relations between China and the West and changed the course of post-war history. For the past forty years, Kissinger has maintained close relations with successive generations of Chinese leaders, and has probably been more intimately connected with China at the highest level than any other western figure. This book distils his unique experience and long study of the 'Middle Kingdom', examining China's history from the classical era to the present day, and explaining why it has taken the extraordinary course that it has. The book concentrates on the decades since 1949, presenting brilliantly drawn portraits of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping and other Chinese leaders, and reproducing verbatim Kissinger's conversations with each of them. But Kissinger's eye rarely leaves the long continuum of Chinese history: he describes the essence of China's approach to diplomacy, strategy and negotiation, and the remarkable ways in which Communist-era statesmen have drawn on methods honed over millennia. At the end of the book, Kissinger reflects on these attitudes for our own era of economic interdependence and an uncertain future. On China is written with great authority, complete accessibility and with many wider reflections on statecraft and diplomacy distilled from years of experience. At a moment when the rest of the world is thinking about China more than ever before, this timely book offers insights that no other can.
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Hommes politiques, experts et économistes rivalisent aujourd'hui pour trouver les moyens d'augmenter le volume du travail. Tous semblent tenir pour acquis que l'homme a besoin de travail et que celui-ci non seulement a toujours été mais encore demeurera au fondement de notre organisation sociale. Et si cela était faux ? Si le travail n'était qu'une " invention " récente dont nos sociétés ont ressenti la nécessité dans un contexte historique particulier, une solution datée dont nous pourrions désormais nous passer ? La volonté farouche des pouvoirs établis de " sauver le travail " ne trahit-elle pas la difficulté que nous éprouvons à passer à une autre époque où le travail ne constituerait peut-être plus une valeur centrale ? Cherchant à situer le moment où le travail est devenu un besoin, Dominique Méda tente d'expliquer pourquoi nous avons glorifié l'instrument de notre souffrance et comment le travail a pu être tenu pour l'origine du lien social. Elle dessine alors un ordre des priorités : avant de nous engager dans la recherche des solutions au chômage, nous interroger sur le sens du travail ; avant de présenter des réponses exclusivement économiques à cette question, faire la critique de l'économie elle-même ; à l'heure de mettre en œuvre des politiques, examiner auparavant les rapports étroits qu'entretiennent l'idéologie du travail et le dépérissement de la politique...
Elric of Melniboné is a requisite title in the hard fantasy canon, a book no fantasy fan should leave unread. Author Michael Moorcock, already a major player in science fiction, cemented his position in the fantasy pantheon with the five-book Elric saga, of which Elric of Melniboné is the first installment. The book's namesake, the brooding albino emperor of the dying nation of Melniboné, is a sort of Superman for Goths, truly an archetype of the genre. The youthful Elric is a cynical and melancholy king, heir to a nation whose 100,000-year rule of the world ended less than 500 years hence. More interested in brooding contemplation than holding the throne, Elric is a reluctant ruler, but he also realizes that no other worthy successor exists and the survival of his once-powerful, decadent nation depends on him alone. Elric's nefarious, brutish cousin Yrkoon has no patience for his physically weak kinsman, and he plots constantly to seize Elric's throne, usually over his dead body. Elric of Melniboné follows Yrkoon's scheming, reaching its climax in a battle between Elric and Yrkoon with the demonic runeblades Stormbringer and Mournblade. In this battle, Elric gains control of the soul-stealing Stormbringer, an event that proves pivotal to the Elric saga. --Paul Hughes
In The Weird of the White Wolf, Elric returns to Imrryr after a long journey and confronts Yyrkoon, who usurped the throne in his absence. Yyrkoon has regained Mournblade through unknown means and uses it to attack. Elric and Stormbringer kill Yyrkoon, and no further mention is made of Mournblade until it is later disclosed that it was recovered by the Seers of Nihrain, to be wielded by Elric's cousin, Dyvim Slorm. Imrryr is sacked, though the pillagers' fate is not much better, being pursued by the golden battle barges and the few dragons who were awakened, led by Dyvim Tvar. Only Elric's ship escapes, propelled by the aid of his sorcery.
Forced to flee his city of Melnibone, Elric and his sorcerous blade Stormbringer journey through barren hills to the edge of a black sea. Elric finds a dark ship and begins a voyage that will bring him face-to-face with all the champions Time can summon--and more. Reissue.
Elric of Melnibonè, proud prince of ruins, last lord of a dying race, wanders the lands of the Young Kingdoms in search of the evil sorcerer Theleb K'aarna. His object is revenge. But to achieve this, he must first brave such horrors as the Creatures of Chaos, the freezing wilderness of World's Edge, the golden-skinned Kelmain hordes, King Urish the Seven-fingered with his great cleaver Hackmeat, the Burning God, the Sighing Desert, and the terrible stone-age men of Pio. Although Elric holds within him a destiny greater than he could ever know, and controls the hellsword Stormbringer, stealer of souls, his task looks hopeless - until he encounters Myshella, Empress of the Dawn, the sleeping sorceress...
Desmond Morris is a professional zoologist and studied animal behaviour with the famous Dutch ethologist Niko Tinbergen at Oxford University. He then moved on to become Curator of Mammals at London Zoo, where he established his own behaviour research group. Although for the past twenty years he has in his books (from The Naked Ape to Bodywatching) concentrated on the human species, his professional eye has constantly been focused on animals and their fascinating behaviour. The most recent fruits of this interest are the bestselling Catwatching ('No cat lover should be without it." – Doris Lessing, New Scientist) where he answers the following questions and many more: Why does a cat purr? Why does a cat like being stroked? Why does a cat tear at the fabric of your favourite chair? Why does a cat roll over to lie on its back when it sees you? Why does a cat rub up against your leg when it greets you? Why do some cats hop up on their hind legs when greeting you? Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1986 This disk version of 'Catwatching' has a hard page break before each new question. Your computer's search facility should enable you to find the title of a question.
From Library Journal
In each of these books by the author of Bodywatching an introductory essay is followed by a question-and-answer section (items one to four pages in length). The questions include ones about mating, hunting behavior, and physical characteristics. Morris writes very well, and his answers are often witty as well as informed. Nearly any reader would find these books interesting. Unfortunately, all of Morris's information is available from such other sources as encyclopedias and general dog and cat books, so a purchasing library is getting little new for its money. If your budget permits "extra" buying in the pet area, do acquire these books. Your readers will like them. But if the budget is tight, they are marginal purchases. Susan Matusak, Wilson Coll. Lib., Chambersburg, Pa. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs.