A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science writer travels across the country to evaluate the present state of the artificial intelligence and the intelligence-augmentation debate, delving into the science-fiction worlds that are fast becoming a reality and talks to the insiders who are shaping the future.
A portrait of the world of dolphins explores their conflicted history with humans, sharing scientific insights into their intelligence while discussing how they have been used as theme-park attractions, military tools, and sporting targets.
Changing the way we think about food forever, an eye-opening exposé shows how the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate plans, funds and spreads the food science that enables it to produce cheap, imperishable rations, examining the U.S. military's influence on the American food industry.
In a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, out-of-body experiences and other disorders, a science journalist presents a collection of in-depth interviews that explore the lives of individuals who offer different perspectives on the sense of self.
The author examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.
The 1983 Colorado River flood threatened the region with a catastrophic dam failure and prompted oarsman Kenton Grua into a near-suicidal effort. He sought to navigate the turbulent waters of the Emerald Mile on a small wooden dory to achieve a world speed record.
The well-respected doctor, researcher, professor and author of Shocked delves into the medical benefits of marijuana by visiting dispensaries in California and Colorado, learning how vaporizers work, sampling pure hash and walking through Nepal coated in marijuana paste. 20,000 first printing.
The book presents research for expectant mothers with a clear guide on what to eat during their pregnancies in order to have a positive impact on their child's brain development and behavior as well as their own health.
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.
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.