Critically analyzes how control of the world's diminishing sources of energy and natural resources will transform the international balance of power to forecast a future of new alliances and new global threats in which finite sources of oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, copper, and other resources are up for grabs. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.
Draws on interviews with leading researchers to explore the possibility of human immortality and whether or not it could be attainable in the near future, and explains the science behind the most cutting-edge research in the field.
The author chronicles the dark secret life he led when, despite building for himself a respectable career as a literary agent, he embraced crack cocaine; went on a two-month binge; and lost his job, his home, and all his money.
Expanding on an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the best-selling author of The Big Switch discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse.
The best-selling authors of Sway draw on psychological and sociological sources to explore the seemingly magical experiences of engagement that can occur when people connect with one another, sharing stories about individuals who have had life-changing moments of positive shared focus.
The mother of one of basketball's most famous players, Shaquille O'Neal, talks about her struggles as an unwed, teenage mother and her own personal crises in her adult life, as well as some of the ambivalent feelings she experiences in dealing with her son's celebrity and financial success.
A health journalist delves into the medical puzzles solved by Dr. Gregory House of the hit television series, exploring the real-world medicine behind the show's unique cases and the titular character's perspective on human behavior. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A sequel to the best-selling The Hungry Ocean picks up 10 years after the events of The Perfect Storm and recounts how the financially strapped author accepted a job captaining a swordfishing boat, a voyage marked by the challenges of the vessel's poor condition, bad weather and an inadvertent arrest. Reprint.
From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science
Draws on recent findings to identify the purpose and importance of glial brain cells, illuminating new understandings and how they are shaping research into various neurological disorders, from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to ALS and brain cancer.