hi
in case anyone is interested.
just found at
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672322528/ref=pd_sbs_b_2/103-8053225-7349446
there is a "Table of contents" list available.
looks very cool
just ordered a copy.

and the publication date according to amazon is no langer january 02, but
already in 3 weeks.
just one day after "the ruby way" will be out
and "ruby developers guide" will also be availabe in december

christmas will be fine this year :-)

markus