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Jessica Snyder Sachs

An Alpharetta, Ga., freelance, Snyder Sachs describes the array of new high-tech devices and tests forensic pathologists are doing to answer the question that has always plagued the justice system in the absence of credible witnesses — when did the victim die? Sachs reveals how the hot new science of "forensic ecology" is able to solve some crimes.

Barbara Gastel, M.D.

An associate professor of journalism at Texas A&M University, Barbara Gastel offers this guide for current and prospective health writers. She suggests ways of gathering and evaluating information and explains the mechanics of crafting a piece. She addresses questions about technique, genres, sensitivity and style as well as presents information on risk and ethical issues.

Mark Pendergrast

This is the updated, revised edition of Mark Pendergrast's history of Coca-Cola, a drink that began as a patent medicine containing a small amount of cocaine and a large amount of caffeine. The book contains 600 pages of research material, second only to his previous book, Uncommon Grounds (a history of coffee).

Dona Z. Meilach

This is Dona Meilach's 80th book, and her fourth on contemporary ironwork. This illustrated book showcases a vast array of ironwork commissioned for new commercial and residential building projects. Traditional styles in modern settings and designs that reach for new visual impact help to redefine ironwork's status in our current society.

Ronald Lawrence M.D., Ph.D., and Martin Zucker

Dr. Lawrence, a founding member of the International Association of the Study of Pain, reveals a holistic plan to head osteoarthritis off at the pass with a regimen of diet, supplements, non-traumatic exercise, and specific yoga and self-massage techniques. He identifies the kinds of daily habits that cause structural stresses in the body and even explains how sex can protect joints.