Explores the part of the human brain outside of our awareness that is responsible for many of the actions that we take in spite of our actual beliefs, drawing on recent findings to explain how the unconscious mind evolved as a survival mechanism and how it has affected the outcomes of world events.
Traces the transformations occurring in the Arctic as a result of global warming, documenting how the efforts of the scientific community and competition to tap regional resources are having profound implications for its human and animal populations.
The best-selling author of Complications draws from his surgical experience to explain how simple checklists have prompted striking and immediate improvements in surgical and hospital settings, then goes beyond the field of medicine to explore how checklists have improved everything from homeland security to investment banking. Reprint.
Examines the current epidemic of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the environmental factors that may be contributing to it, as well as prevention strategies and the potential possible cures.
The author of The Confidence Game paints a provocative, narrative portrait of the critical role that water has played in shaping key turning points in humankind's destiny, from ancient times to our dawning age of water scarcity. 35,000 first printing.
Relates the author's experiences as an embedded reporter with Battalion 2-16. telling the story of the surge from the perspective of the someone who worked the soldiers every day.
Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform.
An exploration of the concept of the intellectual misfit presents a tour of nerd subcultures while tracing the personality's evolution in the media, literature, and society, in a report that reveals common traits among subcultures.
Alphabetically arranged entries on dangerous and illegal plants contain traditional botanical illustrations, information on cultivation, and trivia about the damage these species have caused.