Offers a broad examination of the subject of longevity, looking at the current scientific understanding of aging, as well as simple things people can do to promote longevity and common myths, misconceptions and scams.
Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden examines how our sense of touch and emotional responses affect our social interactions as well as our general health and development. In Touch, he explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad.
This narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human, detailing the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem, civilizations and more.
Demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
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.