A lighthearted exploration of genetics, presented in a graphic comic form and written from the perspective of asexual extraterrestrial Bloort 183, shares the alien scientist's accessible observations on everything from history and evolution to DNA and parthenogenesis. Simultaneous.
The "Minimalist" columnist outlines an eating plan that is comprised of environmentally responsible choices, in a guide that shares insight into the risks associated with livestock production.
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 author of Suburban Safari provides a close-up analysis of humans in terms of their place in the animal kingdom, detailing the characteristics we share with other mammals, as well as those behaviors and traits that distinguish us from other animals, in a witty and thoughtful study of humankind. 25,000 first printing.
Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin—an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.
A compilation of paintings, drawings, and essays based on the artist's and naturalist's daily walks around her southern Ohio home offers an illuminating study of the wildlife of the region and of the interactions among people and animals, including coyotes, wild turkeys, box turtles, and a bird-eating bullfrog.
A correspondent for Outside magazine details his participation in a hunt for American bison in the Alaskan wilderness while reflecting on the history of the buffalo, its influence on the American national identity, and the future of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. 75,000 first printing.
Evaluates the significant role of technological advances on the formation and experience of modern group dynamics, citing such examples as Wikipedia and MySpace to demonstrate the Internet's power in bridging geographical and cultural gaps.
An interactive resource for African-American women offers a guide to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being that covers both major health issues and everyday concerns and includes step-by-step exercise plans, recommendations on nutritional supplements, and weekly menus.
An irreverent tour of the science of everyday life by a veteran NPR correspondent draws on his conversations with such authorities as E. O. Wilson and Carl Sagan to investigate such fields as stem-cell research, genetic engineering, and alternative energies. 30,000 first printing.