Documents the rise of the drug-resistant staph pathogen while discussing its role in killing 20,000 Americans annually and revealing its lesser-known presence in everyday areas while offering information on how to detect early warning signs.
Challenges common beliefs that human potential is largely determined by genetics and other biological factors, drawing on a variety of scientific disciplines to explain how to tap innate abilities that have been influenced by environmental factors.
The author of the best-selling Evidence of Harm presents a dramatic exposé of how some of America's most powerful factory farms and food-production industries are creating a dangerous public health crisis as reflected by the struggles of three stricken families and communities.
Discusses the subversive perpetuation of inferiority among African Americans, explaning how history and popular culture promotes this myth, and calls for action within the black community to reject self-hatred and media distortions.
Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.
An analysis of longevity science and anti-aging medicine offers insight into the minds behind the anti-aging industry, reveals groups who are making profits off of dubious products, and considers the controversial nature of transforming health care for the purpose of extending life expectancy.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Ghost Hunters chronicles the dramatic story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man and the crumbling bones of factory workers.
The author of Perfect Madness argues that parents and physicians are inappropriately prescribing medication to control undesirable behavior in children, in a reference designed to raise awareness about the actual experiences of families confronting mental health issues.
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.
In addition to relating his travels to learn more about these mysterious mammals, the author explores the troubled history of man and whale; traces the whale's cultural history; and seeks to discover why these strange and beautiful animals continue to exert such a powerful grip on our imagination. 35,000 first printing.
Explores the history, fads, and fables of conception and birth, discussing how the process of bringing healthy babies into the world has changed from ancient to modern times.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.