Susan Cain demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and Internet reputation.
Reveals a complex and troubled man who, despite being a ground-breaking father of modern surgery, battled with cocaine and morphine addition, exhibited eccentric behavior and lived an unusual lifestyle.
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent.
Describes the factors that compelled the author to try yoga and her subsequent enthusiasm for the practice, recounting her love-hate relationship with trickier poses while revealing how her yoga experience came to reflect her values and generational dynamics.
The author offers a memoir of his two decades in the field studying Kenyan baboons as he describes the members of the baboon troop and their behavior and his interaction with the neighboring Masai tribe.
A social history of the concept of middle age traces the period from when the term was first coined in the late 19th century through the present, offering insight into the current midlife generation's considerable influence as well as the biological, psychological and sociological factors shaping the midlife experience.
Investigates allegations about the link between vaccines and autism, arguing that online misinformation has radicalized partisan groups to promote history's largest health-scare hoax, resulting in life-threatening declines in vaccination rates.
Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.
Offers insight into the psychological drive to pursue new things, sharing advice for aficionados of new experiences on how to embrace today's dynamic and creative culture while living sensibly and satisfyingly.
David Brooks views current research from a variety of disciplines by following the lives and unconscious motivations of a hypothetical American couple as they grow, meet and change throughout their lives.