Traces the evolution of the universe as understood by today's most cutting-edge scientific minds, in an account that covers a wide variety of interests from quarks and galaxies to the philosophy of science and humanity's role in the cosmos.
The Story of a Young Courageous Man Who Persevered Over OCD and the Harvard Doctor Who Broke All the Rules to Help Him
Documents the struggles of a twenty-four-year-old athlete whose life was halted by a debilitating form of OCD and the painful journey toward recovery he made with the assistance and friendship of a dedicated Harvard physician.
Examines the drug trade in Afghanistan, discussing how farmers there continue to grow poppy illegally, and how the Taliban and al Qaeda control heroin labs and distribution networks, and use drug profits to finance terrorist activities.
The author of Mission Rejected describes the author's unexpected encounters in the darker world of butterflies, where he learned about the roles of organized crime, ecological destruction, and natural-history-museum dynamics that are influencing their survival.
Twenty-five writers recall their personal experiences with breastfeeding, including essays on pumping milk in the workplace, bottle-feeding an adopted infant, and breastfeeding after the loss of a child.
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.