In a combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, a renowned science writer takes readers on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era that follows the animal most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe — the chicken.
Investigates how the Pentagon, NSA and other government agencies are working with corporations in anticipation of cyberspace warfare against enemy targets. By the award-winning author of The Watchers. 20,000 first printing.
A report on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age considers the challenges being faced by small artists and posed by large corporations, exploring today's pitfalls and opportunities to reveal evolving internet business models. 20,000 first printing.
A twenty-first-century philosophical argument against mechanistic views of human life outlines expansive and advanced theories on human behavior to consider how humans are supremely different from all other species.
A developmental psychologist shares scientific insights and examples from real life to explain the importance of face-to-face social interactions in relationships, arguing that in-person human contact promotes health and happiness.
The creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong presents a photo-augmented collection of humorous—and scientific—essays on cooking, eating and loving food with all one's heart.
Pandemonium Aviaries, the home and bird sanctuary that Michele Raffin shares with some of the world's most remarkable birds, is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, with the goal of eventually releasing them into the wild. In The Birds of Pandemonium, she lets us into her world — and theirs. Birds fall in love, mourn, rejoice, and sacrifice; they have a sense of humor, invent, plot, and cope. They can teach us volumes about the interrelationships of humans and animals. Their stories make up the heart of this book.
The best-selling author of Unlikely Friendships presents 37 heartwarming stories of animals who went above and beyond, including a pod of dolphins who protected swimmers from a great white shark and a dog with prosthetic paws. Original.
Documents the pivotal contributions of a feminist birth-control campaigner, a wealthy schizophrenic's wife, a disgraced Harvard scientist, and a boundary-breaking Catholic doctor in the development of the birth-control pill.
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace.