John Gierach's The View from Rat Lake (BOOKS, Aug. 15) is a hardcover book priced at $17.95, not $7.95 as you said.
LISA ANDERSON MANN
Pruett Publishing Company
Concerning the special report Sports in China (Aug. 15), one thing was never explained. What is the meaning of the Chinese characters shown on the cover and as part of the headline in each article?
New York City
?The characters (above) translate as "serendipitous movement" or, more loosely, "sports."—ED.