Presents never-before-seen pictures and stories from the stars, a look at all the key dances performed on the show, and a complete dance-based workout to lose weight, get fit, and have fun.
A study of Earth's atmosphere traces a journey of scientific discovery, from the Renaissance scientist who realized that we live at the bottom of a dense ocean of air, to a well-meaning inventor who nearly destroys the ozone layer.
The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement and her role in the transformation of Kenya's government.
Uses scientific evidence from the 2006 hurricane season to study the link between global warming and the ferocity of hurricanes and explores the influence of the media and politicians on commonly held ideas about climate change.
Describes one young man's efforts to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving, hearing world by undertaking a two-year sojourn in a remote village in Zambia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he finds a remarkable world marked by both beauty and violence.
The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Blank Slate presents an accessible study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveal facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships.
Two geriatric psychiatrists offer the elderly, their families, and physicians information needed to diagnose and treat late-life depression, including discussion of causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Argues that many of the elaborate actions being considered to stop global warming are too costly and will have little impact, and suggests that society's focus should be on such immediate concerns as fighting HIV/AIDS and maintaining a fresh water supply.
A thought-provoking study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed from the equation examines our short-term and long-term legacy for the planet, from the objects of today's world that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind. 100,000 first printing.
An account of the devastating destruction of Hurricane Katrina examines pre-existing warning signs and draws on historical records, geological findings, and climatology studies to examine the disturbing increase in powerful storms worldwide.
Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
A witty new approach to the study of evolution refutes the myths and misconceptions of Darwin's theory and demonstrates how evolutionary principles can be applied to almost every aspect of human life. 40,000 first printing.