Examines the full spectrum of human-animal relations, including why some are pets, some frighten us, and some are food, through research and real-life anecdotes from animal rights activists, dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers.
Traces the stories of six individuals whose lives have been profoundly changed by unusual changes to essential senses and abilities, including a renowned pianist who lost the ability to read scores and a novelist whose ability to read was destroyed by a stroke.
Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs. By the author of New Rules for a New Economy.
Johnson addresses an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? He provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how the ideas are born that push careers, lives, society, and culture forward.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes his gifted but troubled youth and career while unknowingly affected by Asperger's syndrome, in a full-length account based on his popular New Yorker essay that discusses the disparity between his aptitude and grades and his high-functioning career in spite of persistent social challenges. Reprint.
Traces the rescue story of dozens of dogs that survived NFL player Michael Vick's dog-fighting operation, offering details of the efforts to bring Vick to justice and the rehabilitation of the traumatized dogs.
In an entertaining book that draws on cutting-edge research, the author dispels myths and explains what a cold is, how it works and the best methods for preventing colds and reducing symptoms. By the author of Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream.
Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructive capabilities of tsunamis.
Offers a dramatic account of the largest-ever forest fire in America, which cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy because the heroism shown by the forest rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, which Roosevelt wanted to conserve, in a book by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. A best-selling Washington Post Book of the Year.
Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform.
Bedridden and suffering from a neurological disorder, the author recounts the profound effect on her life caused by a gift of a snail in a potted plant and shares the lessons learned from her new companion about her the meaning of her life and the life of the small creature.