This guide to life during and after breast cancer shares advice on how to plan a life after diagnosis. It covers topics ranging from intimacy and hair loss to working and managing the profound emotions that accompany the disease and its treatments.
This book recounts the author's experiences after her fundamentalist Jewish family cut her off at the age of 16 for exchanging letters with a male friend and traces her downward spiral into promiscuity and self-destruction in New York City.
A survey of current groundbreaking research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
A professor of acoustic engineering provides a tour of the world's most amazing sound phenomena, including creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird.
Clive Hamilton looks at climate change, focusing on collaboration between scientists and big business to develop advances in geoengineering so that humans can fight the warming of the globe.
Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss five devastating mass extinctions and to predict the coming of a sixth.
An anesthesiologist and NASA adviser explores how pioneering doctors and scientists have built on findings about the body's response to extreme environments and physical challenges to develop such medical innovations as open-heart surgery, skin grafts, and trauma care.