Shares the stories of Big Bang theorists who fought against establishment beliefs about an eternal and unchanging universe to investigate the universe's origins, and then continues with a comprehensive and anecdotal explanation of the Big Bang Theory. By the author of Fermat's Enigma and The Code Book. 100,000 first printing.
Presents the author's experiences of extreme climate as well as the history of ice, snow, ocean currents, and weather cycles, along with her thesis that human consciousness is heightened by the rhythms and changes of the weather.
Explores the process by which people make decisions, explaining how the difference between good and bad decision making is directly related to the details on which people focus, and offers advice on how to improve decision making skills.
The animal scientist author of Thinking in Pictures draws on her experience as an autistic to identify commonalities between animals and autistics, offering insight into how animals process sensory information and how they often possess unrecognized savant-level talents. 75,000 first printing.
Recounts events surrounding the 1944-45 Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes, France, during World War II, and the plight of eighteen men of a single platoon who were captured and survived in German POW camps through the end of the war.
A guide for men whose wives contract breast cancer offers emotional support and advice every husband needs, including guidance from breast cancer doctors and the shared experiences of those who have gone through the same ordeal. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The global battle against the ravages and spread of AIDS is set against the life and death of Nkosi Johnson, a young South African boy who, despite having been born with the ailment, became a dramatic symbol of the struggle against the disease and the strength of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. 80,000 first printing.
Essays discuss the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the bird hat craze of the late nineteenth century, pink flamingoes, nature stores, nature documentaries on television, and what each reveals about our attitudes towards nature
A history of the United States's major inventors and innovators includes coverage of such figures as Henry and Edsel Ford, cosmetics entrepreneur C. J. Walker, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.