This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. "In the first sweeping history of Parks's life, Theoharis shows us that Parks not only sat down on the bus, but stood on the right side of justice for her entire life." —Julian Bond, chairman emeritus, NAACP.
Recounts the story of the fifty-year-search by top scientists for the "missing" planet Vulcan and Albert Einstein's remarkable proof of the Theory of Relativity, a theory that ended the search for the hypothetical planet.
Draws on interviews and firsthand personal observations extending throughout a twenty-five-year period with both Phillips and legendary Sun Records artists to explain the label's unique and influential integration of new music styles.
A journalist chronicles his journey down Amur River, one of Asia's great rivers that serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China, interspersing history, ecology and peoples throughout to show a region obsessed with the past — and what it means for the future.
The renowned particle physicist and New York Times best-selling author of Warped Passages draws on original research into dark matter to illuminate the surprising connections between deep space and life on Earth.
Takes the radical position that humans shouldn't cede every bit of control, humanity and decision-making to technology and that techno-futurists have things dangerously backwards, in a book that offers alternatives to an all-technology world.
The award-winning actress tells her life story through the letters she's written to the men in her life, both real and hypothetical, including the grandfather she never knew, a priest from childhood, past boyfriends and the uncle of the baby girl she adopted.
The award-winning, nonagenarian New Yorker writer and editor presents a selection of essays, letters, light verse, book reviews and other pieces culled from the 10th decade of his vibrant life, including the acclaimed title work, in which he surveys the limits and discoveries of great and abundant age.
Collects easy-to-prepare, illustrated recipes for practicing simple, fool-proof techniques, based on the science of cooking, for creating great food, including blanching, defatting stock, emulsions and knife skills.
A collection of 20 original, unstinting essays by the young YouTube vlogger and creator of Not Cool shares intimate insights into his personal life, highlighting moments from his childhood, his rise on YouTube and his experiences as a filmmaker.
The comic book author and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk describes his early struggles in the comic book industry of the 1940s and 1950s and his emergence as a world famous cartoonist.
The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal details the one-year experiment that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.
The author recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria, under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist, who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.