Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information—including life histories, behaviors, and habitats—on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.
An analysis of the obesity epidemic in the African-American community draws on home wisdom and the author's experience of losing her sister after gastric bypass surgery, exploring the historical and cultural roots of obesity among black women while sharing practical guidelines on weight loss and living a balanced lifestyle. Reprint.
An account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas.
Using the controversial neurosurgeon's notes, letters, interviews, and journals, the author chronicles the life of the scorned proponent of lobotomy, covering Dr. Walter Freeman's drive to cure depression by brain surgery and the procedure's impact on twentieth-century psychiatry.
The movie business celebrates its creators, but what about the "names" behind Doom, The Sims, Donkey Kong, Grand Theft Auto—the games that spawned a ten-billion-dollar industry whose revenues surpassed the domestic movie box office take five years ago? Videogames are no longer a quirky subculture, but a bona fide mainstream industry revolutionizing the way we teach, learn, communicate. This book delves into the videogame explosion, where computer technology is fused with artistic creativity. From the hackers at MIT in the 1960s to the Ferrari-driving developers of the modern-day industry to professional "cyberathletes," we meet the celebrities of the gaming world. It's a trip through the trade conventions, gaming competitions, and design labs; an up-close and personal look at the egos, the battles, the one-upmanship, and the love of the chase fueling these innovators who are creating the worlds in which we're going to play for the next century.—From publisher description.
Based on evaluations of "abductees," contends that people who believe they were kidnapped by aliens are sane and have created false memories based on nightmares, cultural images, and a need for meaning that science cannot satisfy.
The premier makeup artist to such top black models, singers, and actresses as Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and Patti LaBelle shares his beauty secrets and outlines the fundamentals of makeup in a lavishly illustrated guide for black women. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
An informative exploration of earthquakes places a particular focus on the San Francisco disaster of 1906, describing how it affected more than two hundred miles of California, triggered a vast firestorm, and destroyed the gold-rush capital.
A beautifully illustrated two-volume set chronicles the authors' two-thousand-mile expedition through wilderness Africa, from the dense forests of the Congo to the shore of Gabon, featuring remarkable images of the wildlife of the continent in their native habitat, along with a detailed journal documenting the real-life experiences of members of the expedition.
Traces the history of evolutionary theory, from the eighteenth-century emergence of paleontology, through the breakthroughs of Darwin, to the backlash against evolutionism, to its resurrection through the science of genetics.
An inspirational account of the author's first year with ALS describes her life prior to the onset of the disease and the choices she made after diagnosis, a period during which she left her job, planned her funeral, moved in with her true love, purchased a home, and gave birth to her first child.