A witty and informative look inside the world of animals that feed on blood examines the ecological roles and life cycles of the vampire bat, leeches, ticks, mites, bedbugs, and a feared vampire fish known as the candiru. 30,000 first printing.
An intimate and compelling work from a beloved minister facing his own imminent death. "Truly a gift, one that will echo in my own preaching and teaching, and in my own life as well. Like Moses gazing at the Promised Land he would not enter, Forrest Church blesses us with his eloquence, his faith, and, mostly, his love."—Rabbi Harold Kushner.
The best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices, counseling readers on the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods. 200,000 first printing.
What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder.
An accessible introduction to the physics theory about supersymmetry explains its potential for resolving key gaps in particle physics and rendering the universe more predictable, in a guide for lay readers that explains basic tenets in a comprehensive and lighthearted style. 20,000 first printing.
Integrating nutritional science with culinary expertise, a physician explains how to prevent disease, shed pounds, and promote overall health by using foods that tempt the palate while promoting the body's immunity.
A personal account of life with bipolar disorder documents the author's experience with the condition's extreme highs and lows, which had her paralyzed with depression one day and recklessly skirting death the next, in an intimate memoir that also traces her therapies and the disease's impact on her relationships. 20,000 first printing.
The author looks at his family's battle with the scourge of schizophrenia, tracing the origins of the disease through earlier generations of his family against the backdrop of Irish history to reveal Ireland's long link to mental illness.
Reveals how to incorporate subtle changes that can positively affect the ways in which professionals advertise, write, and speak, in a volume of quick-read segments that covers a range of topics, from outmaneuvering a rival and the downside of playing devil's advocate to the shortcomings of free samples and the ineffectiveness of voice-mail messages. 60,000 first printing.
Documents how the author, an athletic, clean-living, non-promiscuous teen contracted HIV and managed to stay positive in spite of health challenges and her rejection by formerly close community members. Original. 100,000 first printing.
Explores the general disillusionment and discontent that pervades Americans' lives, arguing that the turmoil that followed the 1960s collided with the media and technology revolution at the end of the twentieth century to create a cultural and ethical overload.
The only comprehensive book ever written on alcohol fuel production and use for home and farm. Until now, it has been very difficult for farmers, contractors, alternative energy aficionados, those concerned about Peak Oil, and small-scale entrepreneurs to obtain good, accurate information on producing alcohol, or on converting vehicles to run on the fuel. Now, Alcohol Can Be a Gas! provides the definitive reference on alcohol fuel. Simultaneous.