Draws on a landmark study linking willpower to glucose levels, identifying the pivotal roles of healthy eating and sleeping in achieving personal goals while outlining strategic recommendations for establishing self-control habits.
The authors of the award-winning Welcome to Your Brain offer insight into the cognitive experiences of a child's growing mind while explaining how parents can know which scientific recommendations are factual, in a reference that covers topics ranging from sleep disorders and language development to gender differences and autism. 40,000 first printing.
Science journalist Natalie Angier draws on interviews with hundreds of the world's top scientists to offer an entertaining guide to scientific literacy, exploring the fundamental principles of the major scientific disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, geology and astronomy and their link to the world around us.
David Brooks views current research from a variety of disciplines by following the lives and unconscious motivations of a hypothetical American couple as they grow, meet and change throughout their lives.
Jared Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.
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.
An investigation into the theorized correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., explaining how their struggles with psychological symptoms enabled them to empathize, recognize threats and respond appropriately during times of crisis.