An intimate and compelling work from a beloved minister facing his own imminent death. "Truly a gift, one that will echo in my own preaching and teaching, and in my own life as well. Like Moses gazing at the Promised Land he would not enter, Forrest Church blesses us with his eloquence, his faith, and, mostly, his love."—Rabbi Harold Kushner.
Poses a challenging and controversial analysis of today's environment and its future prospects, arguing that residents of urban areas consume and waste less than other Americans because of their smaller living spaces and use of public transportation, in a report that explains that more regions need to emulate the examples of Manhattan.
The world-renowned scientist collects stories of endangered species that have beat the odds including the American crocodile, the California condor, and the black-footed ferret, in a volume that interweaves her own experiences in the field with tales of the accomplishments of premier scientists.
Explores a history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.
An examination of peripheral people and their role in helping others to exercise different aspects of human character draws on interviews with specialists in a variety of disciplines to reveal the unexpected impact of strangers.
Illustrates the deadly late-nineteenth-century snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people, including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the unexpected blizzard devastated generations of immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
A revelatory examination of how babies and young children think draws on new scientific understandings to identify links between key behaviors and subsequent abilities, explaining how the latest findings offer profound insight into the nature of being human.
Drawing on the latest scientific research and her own work with animals, the author of Animals in Translation discusses the core emotional needs of animals of all kinds and how to fulfill them, challenging common myths about animal emotions, mental stimulation, and emotional well-being.
How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
This story of Alex, a famous African Grey parrot, documents his thirty-year relationship with his trainer and the ways in which his life has changed scientific understanding about language and thought.
Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.
The author's keeps a vigil at the side of a retired chimp circus performer named Roger, an encounter that promptes his metaphysical exploration of the frontier between humans and our nearest-kin animal species.
A provocative response to mixed messages surrounding the "locally grown" movement challenges popular opinions about the nutritional and environmental realities of food, revealing such information as the superior energy efficiency of imported tomatoes and the greater sustainability of farm-raised freshwater fish.