This list of forthcoming books has been compiled from the latest information available from publishers. Dates of publications, prices and numbers of pages are tentative, however, and are subject to change.
1987 Yearbook of Astronomy. Patrick Moore, ed. Norton: Jan 1987, $16.95. Summarizes the astronomical findings of 1986 and includes 1987 monthly star charts and a schedule for other events.
Annual Review of Entomology (Volume 32). Thomas E. Mittler, ed. Annual Reviews Inc.: Jan 1987, 559 pp, $31.
An Introduction to the Orchids of Mexico. Leon A. Wiard. Cornell University Press (Comstock): Dec 1986, 216 pp, $75. An illustrated guide to Mexican orchids that includes classification, plant and fibral characteristics, and specialized sexual apparatuses and seeds.
Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada. Haruo Tashiro. Cornell University Press (Comstock): Dec 1986, 448 pp, $35. A comprehensive reference covering taxonomy, history and distribution, host plants and damage, and natural enemies of turfgrass pests. Includes 64 pages of color plates.
The Fate of Hydrocarbons in the Environment: An Analytical Approach. J. Albaigés and R.W. Frei, eds. Gordon & Breach: Feb 1987, 380 pp, $72. Reports on the latest techniques for analyzing and monitoring hydrocarbons and related compounds.
Inorganics. Mohsin Qureshi, ed. (RC Press: Jan 1987, 376 pp, $155. A comprehensive handbook listing techniques and methods in chromatographic analysis, summaries of data, and lists of important books on electrophoreses, gel permeation chromatography and ion exchange.
Avoiding Microcomputer Headaches: How to Control the Acquisition, Use, and Security Risks of Microcomputers. Robert B. Nadel. McGraw-Hill: Dec 1986, 160 pp. $12.95. Topics include determining the need for a microcomputer, security of equipment, initial creation of programs and data, and maintenance of program and data integrity.
Assembly Language Programming for the IBM PC. David Carroll. McGraw-Hill (Byte): Dec 1986, 320 pp, $39.95. A book/disc pack-age featuring a tutorial on assembly-language programming and a source code for all sample programs in both print and disk form.
Magnetic Recording (Volume 1: Technology). C. Dennis Mee and Eric D. Daniel. McGraw-Hill: Dec 1986, 420 pp, $34.50. Compiled by senior staffers at IBM's Research Center in San Jose, this book de scribes state-of-the-art technology in data storage on all forms of magnetic media.
The Analysis of Chemically Reacting Systems: A Stochastic Approach (Volume 3 in the Topics in Chemical Engineering series). L.K. Doraiswarny and B.D. Kulkarni. Gordon and Breach: Jan 1987, 600 pp, $95. Explores the usefulness of stochastic methods in chemical engineering.
A Modern Day Yankee in a Connecticut Court: And Other Essays in Science. Alan Lightman. Viking: Dec 1986, 176 pp, $14.95. Imaginative essays on astrophysics, cosmology, and scientific theory, most of which were previously published in Science 84 and 85.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
A Concordance to Darwin's 'The Expressions of the Emotions in Man and Animals.' Paul H. Barrett, Donald J. Weinshank, Paul E. Ruhlen, Barbara N. Berghage and Stephan J. Ozminski, eds. Cornell University Press: Dec 1986, 528 pp, $45. A computer-based concordance that lists significant words of Darwin's 1872 publication sur rounded by material from the original text to make the citation easy to locate.
Higher Integrative Systems of the Brain. A.S. Batuyev. Gordon and Breach: Feb 1987, 270 pp, $82. Summarizes current knowledge on the physiology of the brain's higher integrative systems by reviewing the latest experimental data and ideas.
Brain Peptides and Catechol amines in Cardiovascular Regulation in Normal and Disease States. Joseph P. Buckley and Carlos Ferrario. Raven Press: Jan 1987, 480 pp. $55. A reference of the role of peptides and catecholamines in cardiovascular control.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
A Realistic Theory of Science. CA. Hooker. SUNY Press: Dec 1986, 448 pp, $39.50 HB, $14.95 PB. A summary of what the author views as the confused and polarized status of the orthodox philosophy of science.
Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics. A. Zee. Macmillan: Feb 1987, 384 pp, $22.50. Describes the concept of symmetry in theoretical physics, including the topics of super-gravity, multidimensional space-time and superstrings.
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics (Volume 19). John L. Lumley and Milton Van Dyke, eds. Annual Re-views Inc.: Jan 1987, 626 pp, $32.
Before the Point of No Return: An Exchange of Views on the Cold War, the Reagan Doctrine and What is to Come. Leon Wofsy, ed. Monthly Review Press: Dec 1986, HB $24, PB $8. A collection of essays and letters about the Cold War by American journalists, scholars and scientists-including Nobel laureate Hans Bethe.