Narrated by both Henry Cockburn and his father Patrick, this is the extraordinary story of the eight years since Henry's descent into schizophrenia- years he has spent almost entirely in hospitals- and his family's struggle to help him recover.
A journalist describes how her fascination with great white sharks led her to Southeast Farallon Island, a remote island off the California coast, and to a group of biologists who study these fearsome, frequently misunderstood predators of the sea. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Having achieved the seemingly unachievable — becoming a U.S. memory champion — Foer shows how anyone with enough training and determination can achieve mastery of his memory.
Describes the factors that compelled the author to try yoga and her subsequent enthusiasm for the practice, recounting her love-hate relationship with trickier poses while revealing how her yoga experience came to reflect her values and generational dynamics.
Drawing on personal experiences from his time as a doctor in a Miami nursing home and in-depth interviews with pioneers in the field, the author looks at how our bodies and brains age, and the way we understand aging today.
The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife illuminates the scientific principles of sex, in a whimsical primer that tackles subjects ranging from the embarrassing to the taboo in an accessible and informative style. Reprint. BOMC, QPB, History.
Traces the links between neurology and behavior, discusses the evolution of normal brain function through the examination of several baffling and extreme case studies, and describes a new direction for the treatment of autism.
A lyrical history of the human heart draws on scientific, religious, and literary sources to reveal the heart's role in human imagination and culture from the ancient world to today.
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent.
Discusses recent discoveries in physics and cosmology to explore a range of multiverse proposals, and examines how the knowledge that some aspects of reality may lie beyond human comprehension might affect scientific progress.
The Pushcart Prize-nominated daughter of piano prodigy Norma Herr describes how her sister and she were forced by their mother's violent schizophrenic episodes to discontinue contact with her until the author's debilitating injury changed her sense of the world and enabled a healing access to family artifacts.
Investigates allegations about the link between vaccines and autism, arguing that online misinformation has radicalized partisan groups to promote history's largest health-scare hoax, resulting in life-threatening declines in vaccination rates.