A definitive account of the tragedy that gripped the nation — and resulted in the most firefighter deaths since 9/11 — tells the full story of what happened on Arizona's Granite Mountain on June 30, 2013, where 19 wildland firefighters, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, lost their lives.
Mixing together historical examples, scientific studies and compelling court cases, a crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system and proposes a vast array of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law.
An award-winning environmentalist discusses what is being done to keep the world's population fed, from family farms to corporate cowboys investing in the Ukraine and a Canadian aquaculturist who incorporates the traditions of ancient China.
The award-winning author of A Stone Boat offers a deeply personal look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the vast complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, available therapies, and impact on society. 100,000 first printing.
Traci Mann explains why willpower-related diets fail, drawing on scientific findings to outline proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.
The best-selling author of Kingdom Coming traces the life of the woman credited for bringing yoga to the West, documenting her coming-of-age during the Russian Revolution, involvement in the prewar spiritualist movement and relationships with celebrity students.
Offering a rare glimpse into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon, an international best-seller provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital and the agonizing decisions that must be made, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty.
A discussion of America's ongoing pursuit of thin body types analyzes the negative consequences of critical messages targeting plus-sized young people, collecting autobiographical narratives by individuals whose lives have been compromised by unhealthy recommendations and discrimination.
Using interviews with family and friends and journal pages, the author recreates the life of his charismatic stepbrother, Josh Mann, who died of a heroin overdose and examines the role and limitations of memory in trying to recall the past.
An accessible report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space includes coverage of topics ranging from China's 2020 space station and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.
A correspondent for Yahoo News and an Oklahoma City native returns home to provide an insider's account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, which struck May 20, 2013 and destroyed two schools while children cowered inside while teachers put their lives at risk to save their students.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.