The "Minimalist" columnist outlines an eating plan that is comprised of environmentally responsible choices, in a guide that shares insight into the risks associated with livestock production.
A compilation of paintings, drawings, and essays based on the artist's and naturalist's daily walks around her southern Ohio home offers an illuminating study of the wildlife of the region and of the interactions among people and animals, including coyotes, wild turkeys, box turtles, and a bird-eating bullfrog.
A memoir, told in the style of a graphic novel, follows the author's battle with weight and her many unsuccessful attempts to lose pounds, until she finally found the key to reaching her goal through a combination of exercise and counting calories.
Through the author's own original field research, a surprising picture of the moral development of children emerges to confirm that parents' intense focus on their children's happiness is turning many children into self-involved, fragile conformists who feel ashamed when they fail to measure up.
Neil Shubin, a leading paleontologist and professor of anatomy who discovered Tiktaalik—the "missing link" that made headlines around the world in April 2006—tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria.—From publisher description.
Draws on the author's extensive background as a doctor, historian, and ethicist to counsel readers about critical illness, in an anecdotal guide that shares the insights of patients and loved ones on a range of topics, from medical advances and the caregiver's role to the moral ambiguity of extending human life and the value of alternative treatments.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Monkey Girl describes the steps being taken by the current generation of philanthropists and conservationist who have dedicated themselves to the environment, from Doug and Kristine Tompkins's preservation of the South American rain forest to Roxanne Quimby's work with the Burt's Bees company.
The host of NPR's "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" presents a tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the culture of vice and excessive misbehavior, offering insight into the appeal and rewards of taboo hobbies and furnishing advice on how to indulge in covert activities while retaining one's dignity if discovered. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The author describes how she moved across the country in an attempt to build a new life for her four daughters, only to have her two teenage daughters run away, her frantic struggle to find the missing girls, and her efforts to rebuild their relationship.
Traces the true experiences of three women medical school students whose first internship year was assigned by the controversial Match Day computer algorithm that pairs students with prospective hospital residencies, in an account that follows their challenging efforts in the face of medical mistakes, strained personal lives, and patient deaths.