Citing the five most expensive hurricanes in recent history, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist reveals how federal subsidizing of high-risk property development has distorted common understandings of the dangers of living on the coast. Illustrations. Maps. Index.
A head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body that will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.
The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.
An investigation into the lesser-known consequences of the mass-clothing industry by the author of the best-selling Deluxe shares insights into the grassroots, global movement to reclaim traditional and sustainable means of clothing production. Illustrations.
A renowned cave diver and expert consultant presents a firsthand account of a trailblazing career spent exploring the hidden depths and sunken caves of the world's oceans, detailing the field's important scientific and historical discoveries. 100,000 first printing.
A "New York Times" investigative reporter profiles the rampant criminal and exploitative activities of the world's unmonitored ocean regions, uncovering a vast global network of industry corruption, piracy, and trafficking.
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.
Traces the story of John Cade's discovery of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder, revealing how scientific breakthroughs in the 1950s offered bipolar patients life-saving options that would be restricted for decades by medical and public stigmas.