Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients and contribute to a resilient ecosystem.
Paul Freedman profiles 10 restaurants in the United States and explains how each reveals a broader story of ethnicity and class, from the first American restaurant to the progenitor of modern Californian farm-to-table cuisine.
The founders of Atlas Obscura offer a tour of the world's most unique and amazing places, highlighting natural wonders, weird and magical structures and mind-boggling events from around the globe.
A chronicle of a young black man's journey from violence to the world's elite opera circles describes Ryan Speedo Green's abuse-marked upbringing and struggles with racism and imprisonment before winning a New York Metropolitan Opera competition. By the author of the award-winning In the Land of Magic Soldiers. 100,000 first printing.
Explores the trend of teenage basketball stars skipping college and making the transition to playing professionally, resulting in the 2005 age limit instituted by the NBA, mandating that all players must attend college or another developmental program for at least a year.
On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, and the World Cup is watched by more than three billion people, football is more than just a game. As revered author Juan Villoro argues in this passionate and compulsively readable tribute to the world's favorite sport, football may be the most effective catalyst for panglobal unity at the time when we need it most.
Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.
Argentine journalist Sebastián Fest dives into one of the great sports rivalries of our time — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who helped define modern tennis.
The U.S. Women's national team captain—winner of the 2015 World Cup and the highest international goal scorer of all time—shares her story, her struggles, and her worldview in a memoir that is also a call to dream big and fight for a better world.
Chronicles acts of racial cleansing in early twentieth-century Forsyth County, Georgia, where the murder of a young girl led to mob lynchings, acts of terror against black workers, and violent protests by night riders seeking to enforce whites-only citizenship.
Describing how, after moving to Geneva, the author decided to learn French in order to become closer to her husband and his family, a laugh-out-loud effort marked by the complexities of the language, the nature of French identity and her growing appreciation for French-specific communication nuances.
The author of the best-selling Cat Sense and a feline behavior specialist explain the importance of cat training in establishing healthy cat-owner relationships, revealing how an understanding of cat emotions can help owners provide for their feline companions' everyday and long-term needs. 75,000 first printing.