A successful cartoonist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-three presents the story of her life and illness in an unconventional cartoon memoir that recalls every emotional and physical stage of her disease, from diagnosis to the recovery process and everything in between. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Examines the dramatic impact on Earth of the wind, describing how it controls the weather and planet environment, shaped the landscape, and transformed human civilization, and explores humankind's long struggle to understand and control wind and weather. 30,000 first printing.
Presents an introduction to exotic animal training as conducted by students at a prestigious California teaching school, describing their experiences from learning to communicate with animals to preparing performance animals for films.
Traces the work of a team of fringe scientists who are working on "isomer weapon" technology—a grenade-sized bomb capable of atomic-level destruction—in an account that discusses the exorbitant amounts of money allocated by the Pentagon for its development and the scientific battle being waged between military officials and top nuclear scientists.
The Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author of Food Politics and Safe Food demystifies the process of making informed and responsible food choices, covering each section of a supermarket while addressing such topics as food labels, industry politics, and environmental concerns. 100,000 first printing.
The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.
Identifies a wide variety of sleep problems in children and provides practical strategies and a how-to approach for solving such difficulties as falling asleep, night fears, nighttime awakening, and irregular sleep patterns.
An incisive analysis of the Pentagon, the military, and their vast, frequently hidden influence on American life argues that the Pentagon has, since its inception, operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, drawing on extensive personal experience, exhaustive research, and numerous interviews to prove the author's contention. 100,000 first printing.
Draws on recent advances in astronomy, physics, and cosmology to present a theory of how to understand the universe and the role of our own world, in an account that offers insight into the origins and evolutionary coherence of the universe.
An eye-opening, deeply personal account of hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath, the historical roots of the terrible storm, and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.
Explores the remarkable lives of migratory birds and answers such questions about songbirds as where do they go, how do they get there, and what do they do in the places that they inhabit throughout the year.
In 1982, at age four, Kamran Nazeer was enrolled in a small school in New York City alongside a dozen other children diagnosed with autism. Calling themselves the Idiots, these kids received care that was at the cutting edge of developmental psychology. Kamran visits four of his old classmates to find out the kind of lives that they are living now, how much they've been able to overcome—and what remains missing. They reveal a thought-provoking spectrum of behavior: a speechwriter unable to make eye contact; a messenger who gets upset if anyone touches his bicycle; a depressive suicide victim; and a computer engineer who communicates emotions through hand puppets. Using his own experiences to examine such topics as the difficulties of language, conversation as performance, and the politics of civility, this is also a rare and provocative exploration of the way that people learn to think and feel.—From publisher description.A candid portrait of four autistic men and women who were enrolled alongside a dozen other children in a small New York City school explores the texture of autistic lives and the pressures and limitations that the condition presents.