A critical analysis of the interaction between the mind and the body describes how the brain maps out every part of the body and the space around it and how the brain controls the ability to sense, move, and act in the physical world.
Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments.
A review of the major animal migrations on land, in the sea, and in the air includes the conservation status of the populations involved and covers such great migratory species as bison, salmon, monarch butterflies, and shorebirds.
Readers are taken on a voyage into the darkest realms of the ocean in this visual and scientific tour that reveals nature's oddest and most mesmerizing creatures in crystalline detail, in a study that brings together two hundred full-color images with information on the latest scientific discoveries.
The riveting history of NASA's shuttle program, its missions, and its impending demise are examined in a behind-the-scenes view of what was once the cornerstone of the U.S. space program.
A compilation of paintings, drawings, and essays based on the artist's and naturalist's daily walks around her southern Ohio home offers an illuminating study of the wildlife of the region and of the interactions among people and animals, including coyotes, wild turkeys, box turtles, and a bird-eating bullfrog.