The Pulitzer Prize-winning author takes readers into a well-known "therapeutic school" to trace the transformation of four teenagers as they struggle through an intensive program of academics, wilderness survival, and group therapy. 20,000 first printing.
Traces the near-obsessive nineteenth-century research of top scientific minds to locate possible anatomical signs of genius, criminal behavior, and insanity, discussing the posthumous brain examinations of such figures as Albert Einstein, Walt Whitman, and Vladimir Lenin. 30,000 first printing.
Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
The author explores the role of Daylight Savings Time in history, presenting the origins of the concept and its impact on the history of warfare, technology, and social development and looking at the contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others.
A recognized authority on birdsong discusses the reasons why birds sing, covering a wide range of birds that might be found warbling or chirping in any backyard, including whippoorwills, wrens, woodcocks, thrushes, flycatchers, sparrows, and thrashers. 15,000 first printing.
A witty romp through history uses the codfish as its main character, showing how cod became the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, while also questioning how depleted codfish stocks might affect the world's future, given their impact on the past. Reprint. Tour.
One of the nation's leading commentators on race and homosexuality takes on the phenomenon of sex on the "down low" in the black community—the covert practice of gay sex by married black men who are in denial about their sexual proclivities.
Arguing against prevailing anthropocentric views of evolution, the distinguished scientist presents a new paradigm that emphasizes variety over complexity as the true measure of excellence. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Follows the story of Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle, who enlisted Charles Darwin as a companion for a journey originally intended to return natives to their homeland and whose fundamentalist views clashed with those of Darwin, who made his famous discoveries during the voyage. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How To Look Great, Feel Better, And Live Longer By Eating Right
A practicing nutritionist takes a close-up look at the diet-related health problems confronting the African-American community—including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—and provides a detailed study of the disease-fighting properties of healthy foods and guidelines for a low-fat and low-calorie diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Reprint.