Specifically geared for the special needs of black women, an informative and candid guide to maintaining a healthy pregnancy addresses a variety of issues confronting stressed-out modern professional black women dealing with demanding jobs, special health issues, and a high incidence of low-birth rates. Original. 35,000 first printing.
A collection of more than one hundred healthy soul-food recipes draws on the author's experiences acquired in his grandmother's Harlem restaurant and includes such options as Lenzo's trout stuffed with collard greens, okra gumbo, and Neo sweet potato pie.
A history of the Hawaiian leper colony discusses how its residents endeavored to create a community with few resources, and describes how thousands of victims were subjected to medical experiments and the criminal activities of fellow exiles.
The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.
Presents a history of counterterrorism efforts on the part of the federal government, from its beginnings following the aftermath of World War II through the miscalculations, oversights, and mistakes of the 1990s which culiminated in September 11th.
Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in an accessible format.
A compilation of paintings, drawings, essays, poems, and scientific observations celebrates the world of birds, in a collection that includes works by John James Audubon, Jorge Luis Borges, Peter Matthiessen, Farley Mowat, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information—including life histories, behaviors, and habitats—on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.
An analysis of the obesity epidemic in the African-American community draws on home wisdom and the author's experience of losing her sister after gastric bypass surgery, exploring the historical and cultural roots of obesity among black women while sharing practical guidelines on weight loss and living a balanced lifestyle. Reprint.
An account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas.