Through the author's own original field research, a surprising picture of the moral development of children emerges to confirm that parents' intense focus on their children's happiness is turning many children into self-involved, fragile conformists who feel ashamed when they fail to measure up.
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.
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.
Bedridden and suffering from a neurological disorder, the author recounts the profound effect on her life caused by a gift of a snail in a potted plant and shares the lessons learned from her new companion about her the meaning of her life and the life of the small creature.
Citing dire predictions about the losses of survival-level resources, a dramatic account of a visionary campaign to save endangered species and landscapes documents the contributions of wildlife biologists and conservationists at key strategic locations. Reprint.
The authors lay out the most recent scientific developments that prove Dr. Herbert Benson's 30-year-old theory that simple relaxation techniques have a tremendous effect on the body's physical health.
Explores a history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.
With oversight from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, this detailed visual guide examines thousands of species and specimens of animals, plants and minerals that make Earth unique.
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.