Warning parents about the dangers of allowing children to grow up without contact with natural areas, this provocative study shows how this lack of connection to nature causes obesity, distraction, and depression and offers helpful suggestions on how to develop an environment-based educational program that can enhance children's problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
Describes the recruitment of Nobel Prize winners and other accomplished men as donors to a sperm bank, whose mission was to breed brilliant scientists and leaders, profiling both the donors and the children fathered through the sperm bank.
The best-selling author of Listening to Prozac examines depression from a historical and scientific perspective, challenging cultural beliefs that depression is a noble or romantic disorder linked to soulful or creative achievements, and calling for a greater awareness of depression's devastating impact, as well as renewed efforts to provide curative treatments.
A collection of the correspondence of the maverick physicist, Nobel laureate, and best-selling author offers an insightful and intimate glimpse into the mind and life of a scientific luminary who became a legend in his own time. 125,000 first printing.
An American soldier describes his six month's service at the Guantâanamo Bay detainee camp, Camp Delta, where he worked as an Arabic translator, sat in on the interrogation of Muslim prisoners, and witnessed psychological and physical torture.
The actress speaks out about her experience with postpartum depression, reflecting on her struggle with the condition, her use of talk therapy and medication to treat the problem, and its impact on her family, new baby, and friends.
A nutrition expert and an award-winning journalist offer their comprehensive diet plan—with recipes—for achieving weight control without sacrificing appetite. Reprint.
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.