Offers a dramatic account of the largest-ever forest fire in America, which cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy because the heroism shown by the forest rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, which Roosevelt wanted to conserve, in a book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. A best-selling Washington Post Book of the Year.
Traces the advent of robotic warfare, revealing its use in the war in Iraq, the latest technological achievements, and the secret Pentagon consultations with top science fiction authors.
The best-selling author of Bait and Switch exposes the downside of America's penchant for positive thinking, which she believes leads to self-blame and a preoccupation with stamping out "negative" thoughts on a personal level, and, on a national level, has brought on economic disaster. 150,000 first printing.
Describes the author's gifted but troubled youth unknowingly affected by Asperger's syndrome, discusses the disparity between his aptitude and grades, and shows the success of his creative career in spite of social challenges.
An intimate and compelling work from a beloved minister facing his own imminent death. "Truly a gift, one that will echo in my own preaching and teaching, and in my own life as well. Like Moses gazing at the Promised Land he would not enter, Forrest Church blesses us with his eloquence, his faith, and, mostly, his love."—Rabbi Harold Kushner.
Poses a challenging and controversial analysis of today's environment and its future prospects, arguing that residents of urban areas consume and waste less than other Americans because of their smaller living spaces and use of public transportation, in a report that explains that more regions need to emulate the examples of Manhattan.
The world-renowned scientist collects stories of endangered species that have beat the odds including the American crocodile, the California condor, and the black-footed ferret, in a volume that interweaves her own experiences in the field with tales of the accomplishments of premier scientists.
Explores a history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.
An examination of peripheral people and their role in helping others to exercise different aspects of human character draws on interviews with specialists in a variety of disciplines to reveal the unexpected impact of strangers.
Illustrates the deadly late-nineteenth-century snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people, including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the unexpected blizzard devastated generations of immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
A revelatory examination of how babies and young children think draws on new scientific understandings to identify links between key behaviors and subsequent abilities, explaining how the latest findings offer profound insight into the nature of being human.