Documents the 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the Natural History Museum at Tring by a young American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives.
Describes the technological progress, terrifying possible mishaps and legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of autonomous weapons, which have the capacity to select and engage targets without human involvement.
An uproarious tour of some of the basest instincts and vice-related mysteries of the animal world includes profiles of drunken moose, cheating penguins, lazy worker ants, castrating hippos and porn-peddling Chinese pandas. By the author of the best-selling A Little Book of Sloth.
An evolutionary biologist explains how scientists are discovering that evolution can actually happen very quickly in the most unlikely of places — the heart of the city.
Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
An immunologist at Tokyo's Nippon Medical School offers this guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, which promotes healing the mind, body and spirit through spending mindful, intentional time around trees.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the film 2001's release, a colorful narrative traces the collaboration between the acclaimed director and the science fiction writing legend which resulted in one of the greatest films ever made.
A leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness describes her own descent into madness resulting from a melanoma that had spread to her brain. She also recounts her successful immunotherapy treatment.
The editorial director of the award-winning site Feministing.com explains how gender biases are negatively impacting every level of medicine and health care today, arguing that incorrect diagnoses and treatments are threatening women's lives.
Explores the discovery, invention, science and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, to Prozac, Ecstasy, "magic mushrooms" and through today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants. 100,000 first printing.
"In this graphic book/novel, readers eavesdrop on conversations about contemporary science and learn about how scientists uncover the secrets of the universe. Topics in the book range from black holes, to the multiverse, to string theory, to food science. The book is structured as a set of 9 conversations in 11 chapters. The people in the conversations include non-experts and experts in physics, both adults and children, both male and female. These characters are fictional. The locations are in cities around the world, in cafes, train stations, on the street, buses, museums, libraries. The book is, uniquely for this subject matter, a fully graphic book. A graphic novel, but NOT science fiction. The science is real, and often concerns research topics thathave been highlighted in general-interest media outlets"—
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a full-color book examines the beautiful images of the whole earth taken by the mission's astronauts and the long road that led to that point by showcasing the visionaries that came before.\20180101\
Blends scholarly evidence with the experiences of numerous families in a thoroughly researched guide to raising children in today's technology-driven world, challenging popular extremist myths while counseling readers on moderate approaches. 15,000 first printing.
Explores the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and adult health problems, drawing on scientific insights and personal stories to outline beneficial health interventions.