Incognito examines the unconscious part of our brains — the complex neural networks that are constantly fighting one another and influencing how we act, the things we're attracted to and the thoughts we have.
An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing practical insights into its implications for the future and what people can and cannot do to avoid further shifts, providing 50 comprehensive entries that answer key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions.
Do women sleep differently than men? Does killing someone while sleepwalking count as murder? David Randall examines these questions and more in his study of the complex world of sleep.
Traces how the author's investigation into an alleged hoax unexpectedly drew him into the mental-health industry, explaining how an influential psychologist revealed the psychopathic profiles of top CEOs and politicians while imparting strategies for recognizing psychopathic behavior. By the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats.
An award-winning psychology researcher challenges popular misconceptions to reveal how the adaptive strategies developed in early years by middle children can translate into healthier relationships and more successful careers, offering counsel on how to maximize the potential and avoid the pitfalls of middle-child dynamics.
The award-winning author of The Mind of the Raven describes his investigation into the animal world's treatment of death to glean ecological and spiritual lessons, from animal burial and prey disposal behaviors to the important role of humans as scavengers. 20,000 first printing.
When Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, his journey prompted the exchange of not only information but also food, animals, insects, plants and viruses between the continents. Charles C. Mann documents the lesser-known consequences of Columbus' voyage to the New World.
An investigation into the ways in which people and cultures relate to and engage with sharks covers Papua New Guinea's creation myths, the finning practices of mainland China, and the counsel of a Miami shark-fishing guide to his celebrity clients.
During the 1980s, singer-songwriter Elton John watched friends and loved ones suffer and die from HIV and AIDS. Struggling with a drug addiction, he says, he did nothing to help people with the disease. That changed after he met Ryan White, a teenage hemophiliac who was shunned by his community after contracting HIV. As the musician's memoir explains, White's struggle and death prompted John to enter rehab, kick his addictions and become a vocal advocate for AIDS research, prevention and treatment.