Having Nature and Protecting It, Too Stephanie Pincetl, Stephanie Pincetl, a research associate professor of geography and coordinatorof the Sustainable Cities Program at USC, is the author of "Transforming California: a Political History of Land Use and Development."
My Life As a Dog ROBERT ALTER, Robert Alter is the author, most recently, of "Canon and Creativity: Modern Writing and the Authority of Scripture," which will be published in the fall
The Star of Anxiety DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is a contributing writer to Book Review. He is the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West" and is co-editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know."
Mixed Emotions JONATHAN REE, Jonathan Ree is the author of "I See a Voice: A Philosophical History of Deafness, Language and the Senses" (Metropolitan Books). He teaches philosophy at Middlesex University in England
The Bad Seed HENRY MAYER, Henry Mayer is the author of "All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery," which won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and was a finalist for the 1998 National Book Award. He is at work on a biography of the photographer Dorothea Lange
Father of Globalization WILLIAM PFAFF, William Pfaff is the author of "The Wrath of Nations" and "Barbarian Sentiments," among other books. He is a syndicated columnist in Paris for the International Herald Tribune