This list of forthcoming books has been complied from the latest information available from publishers. Dates of publication, prices and numbers of pages are tentative, however, and are subject to change.
Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, 1500-1800 (Volume 1: Ceramics, Glassware, and Beads). Kathleen Deagan. Smithsonian Press: June, 208 pp, HB $35, PB $19.95. Primarily for archaeologists, this book examines artifacts of both European and New World manufacture in the political and economic context of post-Columbian America.
The Archaeology of Ancient China (4th edition). K.C. Chang, ed. Yale University Press: June 17, 544 pp, HB $50, PB $17.95. Discusses the formation of Chinese society from the Paleolithic cultures of early humans to the rise and development of the earliest civilizations around 1000 B.C.
Prehistoric Britain. Timothy Darvill. Yale University Press:June 17, 192 pp, $25. Traces the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman Conquest.
Stomatal Function. Eduardo Zeiger, G.D. Farquhar and I.R. Cowan, eds. Stanford University Press: June, 520 pp, $60. An updated sourcebook on the relationship between the structural and physiological properties of stomata, and on the role of stomatal function in the physiology, adaptation and productivity of plants.
Observing Marine Invertebrates: Drawings from the Laboratory. Donald P. Abbott; Galen Howard Hilgard, ed. Stanford University Press: June, 408 pp, HB $45, PB $18.50. Reproduces 373 anatomical drawings of marine invertebrates-prepared by Abbott and his Stanford University students- representing all major groups common to the U.S. West Coast.
Annual Review of Plant Physiology (Volume 38). Winslow R. Briggs, ed. Annual Reviews: June, 520 pp, $31. Assembles scientific articles on topics including the plant cytoskeleton, cellulose biosynthesis, plant virus-host interactions, and plants in space.
Fundamentals of Palaeobotany. Sergei V. Meyen. Chapman and Hall: July 20, 600 pp, $110. Covers the entire field of modern palaeobotany, including such topics as morphology and systematics of fossil plants, methods of studying plant remains, palaeopalynology and plant palaeoecology.
Arboviruses in Arthropod Cells In Vitro (2-volume set). Conrad E. Yunker, ed. CRC Press, $175. Discusses methods and techniques for using arthropod cell cultures as systems for arbovirus growth.
Carbohydrates. P.M. Collins. Chapman and Hall: 800 pp, $175. Designed for specialist chemists, this book assembles physical data for several thousand carbohydrates along with selected literature references.
The Fifth Generation Fallacy: Why Japan Is Betting Its Future on Artificial Intelligence. J. Marshall Unger. Oxford University Press: June 25, 256 pp, $24.95. Challenges the notion that Japan's superiority in technology and business is unassailable, arguing that Japanese researchers are less concerned with economic coups than with solving a fundamental problem concerning their difficult written language and the challenges it poses for computer technology.
Wild California: Vanishing Lands, Vanishing Wildlife. A. Starker Leopold. University of California Press: June, 150 pp, $19.95. An ilLustrated guide to the major regions Df California, discussing the aesthetic, educational and scientific values of undeveloped land.
The Life Era: Cosmic Selection and the Conscious Evolution. Eric Chaisson. Atlantic Monthly Press: June 26, 272 pp, $19.95. Argues that a new era is at hand-one in which cosmic selection will replace natural selection, and survival and extinction will be determined by the choices of humankind.
Meditations At Sunset: A Scientist in the Atmosphere. James Trefil. Scribner's: June, 240 pp, $16.95. The final book in Treffi's "Natural Philosopher" trilogy ponders the mystery of disappearing sunspots, the riddle of ball lightning, and the scientific principles behind other natural phenomena.
Cosmic Joy and Local Pain: Musings of a Mystic Scientist. Harold J. Morowitz. Scribner's: June 11, 304 pp, $17.95. Writing from his sailboat in Hawaii, Morowitz integrates science, philosophy and religion in humorous and illuminating essays on the universe.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
. Lawrence K. Altman. Random House: June 20,448 pp, $22.50. Written by the New York Times' senior medical columnist, this book recounts stories of self-experimentation by scientists researching such diseases as yellow fever, typhus, malaria, polio and alcoholism.
Disease and Discovery: A History of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1916-1939. Elizabeth Fee. Johns Hopkins University Press: June 4, 320 pp, $30. Examines the issues surrounding the establishment of the first independent institution for public health research and education, and discusses the school's growth and adaptation to the changing social environment up to the beginning of World War I.
Coon Mountain Controversies: Meteor Crater and the Development of Impact Theory. William Graves Hoyt. University of Arizona Press: July, 500 pp, $40. Recounts the scientific debate surrounding the "Coon Mountain" crater and the saga of mining entrepreneur Daniel Barringer, who contested the U.S. Geological Survey claims that the crater had been formed by volcanic explosion.
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Peirce's Theory of Scientific Discovery: A System of Logic Conceived as Semiotic. Richard Tursman. Indiana University Press: June, 176 pp, $25. Examines the system of logic proposed by Charles S. Peirce, which blends elements from classical mechanics, experimental physics, chemistry, idealism and modern symbolic logic.
Magnetotail Physics. Anthony T.Y. Lui, ed. Johns Hopkins University Press: July 20, 404 pp, $40. Discusses the formation and dynamics of magnetotails, the behavior of individual particles and the use of computer simulations in research.
Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance. Richard K. Betts. Brookings Institution: June, 200 pp, HB $2895, PB $10.95. Examines crises involving nuclear threats and compares the decision-making processes of the leaders to the commonly accepted logic of nuclear deterrence and coercion.
Soviet Automation. Jack Baranson, et al. Lomond Publications: June 25, $49.50. Discusses Soviet automation efforts and examines the economic and international environment in which Soviet industrial management functions. Also analyzes the effect of Eastern European economies on the Soviet automation programs.
Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology. Edward Teller. Free Press: June 12, 225 pp, $19.95. Personal reflections on the Oppenheimer controversy and development of he atomic bomb, relationships with scientists such as Leo Szilard and Enrico Fermi, and his own stance on arms control and nuclear policy, written by one of the most imminent and controversial scientists of the 20th century.
The Prairies and the Pampas: Igrarian Policy in Canada and Argentina. 1880-1930. Stanford University Press: June, 320 pp, $39.50. Examines the governmental policies affecting Canadian and Argentine wheat economies at he turn of the century and discusses how Canada outpaced Argentina, a country with superior growing conditions and a shorter haul to port.
Generating Technological Innovation. Edward B. Roberts, ed. Oxford University Press: June, 160 pp, $17.95. Presents 16 articles, reprinted from the Sloan Management Review, on technology management, staffing, structure and strategy.
Social Theory Today. Anthony Giddens and Jonathan H. Thrner, eds. Stanford University Press: June, 450 pp, $42.50. A comprehensive survey of current trends in the development of social thought, presenting contributions by Jeffrey Alexander, Ira Cohen, Immanuel Wallerstein and Thomas Wilson, among others.
Modern German Sociology: An Anthology. Volker Meja, Dieter Misgeld and Nico Stehr, eds. Columbia University Press: June, 536 pp, $50. Assembles the most important German sociological work done since World War II, some available for the first time in English, from such influential thinkers as Oskar Negt, Theodor Adorno, Arnold Gehien and Ralf Dahrendorf.