An empowering, feminist assessment of the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood challenges popular assumptions while offering upbeat recommendations for navigating contradictions and organizing a healthy, personalized journey based on informed decisions.
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Presents an investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, tracing the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.
The moments of grandeur and weakness, the aspirations, and the problems of America's test pilots and first astronauts are revealed in an exploration of the dimensions of their inner lives in space and on the earth.
An award-winning neuroscientist describes the transformations that take place in the human brain during adolescence, especially in the prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the brain governing decision-making, planning, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, evaluating risk, and understanding others. 15,000 first printing.
The best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the crucial role of precision in advancement. 150,000 first printing.
Documents the 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the Natural History Museum at Tring by a young American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives.
Describes the technological progress, terrifying possible mishaps and legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of autonomous weapons, which have the capacity to select and engage targets without human involvement.
An uproarious tour of some of the basest instincts and vice-related mysteries of the animal world includes profiles of drunken moose, cheating penguins, lazy worker ants, castrating hippos and porn-peddling Chinese pandas. By the author of the best-selling A Little Book of Sloth.
An evolutionary biologist explains how scientists are discovering that evolution can actually happen very quickly in the most unlikely of places — the heart of the city.
Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
An immunologist at Tokyo's Nippon Medical School offers this guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which promotes healing the mind, body and spirit through spending mindful, intentional time around trees.