The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments.
A food psychologist identifies hidden factors, motivations, cues, and land mines that cause readers to overeat and furnishes practical and effective solutions to help avoid these hidden traps and enjoy food more, without putting on excess pounds. 65,000 first printing.
Examines the full spectrum of human-animal relations, including why some are pets, some frighten us, and some are food, through research and real-life anecdotes from animal rights activists, dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers.
Traces the stories of six individuals whose lives have been profoundly changed by unusual changes to essential senses and abilities, including a renowned pianist who lost the ability to read scores and a novelist whose ability to read was destroyed by a stroke.
Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs. By the author of New Rules for a New Economy.
Johnson addresses an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? He provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how the ideas are born that push careers, lives, society, and culture forward.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes his gifted but troubled youth and career while unknowingly affected by Asperger's syndrome, in a full-length account based on his popular New Yorker essay that discusses the disparity between his aptitude and grades and his high-functioning career in spite of persistent social challenges. Reprint.
Traces the rescue story of dozens of dogs that survived NFL player Michael Vick's dog-fighting operation, offering details of the efforts to bring Vick to justice and the rehabilitation of the traumatized dogs.