Drawing on the latest research on the brain as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, an accomplished science writer shares his 20-year battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences.
John McQuaid investigates the mysteries of flavor, drawing on reportage from kitchens, markets, farms, labs and other sources to trace historical experiences while making predictions about how the sense of taste will evolve in coming decades.
In this memoir of geopolitical intrigue, the author tries to thwart a plan to make tigers into farm animals. Her efforts take her across Asia and Europe, from elephant back to presidential motorcade, and into the company of man-eaters, movie stars and world leaders.
Describes the author's time working as a basecamp doctor at Antarctica's Halley research station and his fascination with the emperor penguin community that shared the icy continent with him.
A twenty-first-century philosophical argument against mechanistic views of human life outlines expansive and advanced theories on human behavior to consider how humans are supremely different from all other species.
Based on original research and clinical experience, two experts in the field present a reassuring, empowering guide for parents that offers practical strategies for supporting girls as they enter puberty and helps them navigate through this complex stage of their lives.
In a combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, a renowned science writer takes readers on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era that follows the animal most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe — the chicken.
Investigates how the Pentagon, NSA and other government agencies are working with corporations in anticipation of cyberspace warfare against enemy targets. By the award-winning author of The Watchers. 20,000 first printing.
A report on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age considers the challenges being faced by small artists and posed by large corporations, exploring today's pitfalls and opportunities to reveal evolving internet business models. 20,000 first printing.
A developmental psychologist shares scientific insights and examples from real life to explain the importance of face-to-face social interactions in relationships, arguing that in-person human contact promotes health and happiness.
The creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong presents a photo-augmented collection of humorous—and scientific—essays on cooking, eating and loving food with all one's heart.