By tracking the story of cholera, a science journalist and award-winning author explores the origins of epidemics and discusses modern pathogens which have the potential to follow in the disease's pandemic footsteps. By the author of The Fever. Glossary. Notes.
The co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity draws on current psychological and sociological research to demonstrate how better success and effective leadership can be enabled through the development of personal strengths that are not constrained by average curves.
The author explains how her abandonment of science despite graduating Yale as one of the university's first women to earn a physics degree reflects the culture of discrimination in the STEM fields.
The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy
A groundbreaking health guide for women reveals why mood-influencing hormones are a biological strength, arguing that the medications and lifestyle habits designed to alleviate mood imbalances are actually causing health problems. By the best-selling author of Weekends at Bellevue.
A Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes his how after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days.
The award-winning food writer and author of Consider the Fork draws on current research to trace the origins of food habits in culture, memory and appetite to explain how to alter one's palate to promote better health and fulfillment. 50,000 first printing.
Saru Jayaraman critiques less-examined aspects of worker exploitation as a dynamic that affects restaurant dining. Jayaraman considers such topics as food preparers who must work while sick because of benefit limits, opportunity restrictions for foreign employees and sexual harassment endured by tip-dependent servers.
How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-ups: The Three Things You Must Do To Help Your Child or Teen Become a Fulfilled Adult
An expert on parenting and childhood argues that children are suffering because parents are no longer assuming leadership roles in families, sharing recommendations for how caregivers and educators can reverse damaging trends.
A glimpse into the likely mental illnesses of high-profile historical figures reveals that Albert Einstein had autism, Frank Lloyd Wright was a narcissist, Marilyn Monroe had borderline personality disorder and Charles Darwin suffered from anxiety.
Draws on the latest research and interviews with physicians, patients, and researchers on the cutting edge of a new world of medicine to examine the science behind the vast potential of the minds ability to heal the body.
The story of the discovery of autism and the first child diagnosed with the disorder draws on extensive research to trace how understandings about the condition have evolved through eight decades and how it has affected families in different historical periods.
The author of Somewhere Towards the End reflects on 98 years of living. She makes unsentimental and candid observations about the remarkable experiences, memories and decisions that have sustained her into old age.
A weight-loss program based on the author's NIH-funded Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training program outlines simple and proven strategies for lasting weight loss without willpower, guilt or cravings.