An investigation into the ways in which people and cultures relate to and engage with sharks covers Papua New Guinea's creation myths, the finning practices of mainland China, and the counsel of a Miami shark-fishing guide to his celebrity clients.
Ben Mezrich draws on court records, FBI transcripts, NASA documents and first-person interviews to reconstruct NASA fellow Thad Roberts' theft of invaluable moon rocks, offering insight into Roberts' personality and the nature of his accomplices.
Incognito examines the unconscious part of our brains — the complex neural networks that are constantly fighting one another and influencing how we act, the things we're attracted to and the thoughts we have.
Depicts the lives of three French women who became unwitting celebrities after being committed to the hysteria ward of Salpetrière Hospital in 1870s Paris and delves into what they really were suffering from and the notions of femininity behind it. 20,000 first printing.
Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers
The author of Look Me in the Eye presents an anecdotal guide to individuals with Asperger's and their families that offers insight into the Aspergian mind while outlining recommendations for improving communication skills and embracing differences.
Traces how the author's investigation into an alleged hoax unexpectedly drew him into the mental-health industry, explaining how an influential psychologist revealed the psychopathic profiles of top CEOs and politicians while imparting strategies for recognizing psychopathic behavior. By the author of The Men Who Stare at Goats.
Examines the growing community of outsider, DIY scientists working outside of the traditional environments of corporations and universities to make the tools of biotechnology broadly available, in order to fuel a new explosion of innovation in genetic modification.
After her son is diagnosed with a developmental disorder, the author, a Wordsworth scholar who embraced the ideals of nature and innocence celebrated in the poet's work, explores how our adult hopes and illusions for our children and ourselves transform with experience. 50,000 first printing.
A revelatory discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and subjectivity to unhealthy vices can be overcome, in a report that cites the examples of famous politicians and celebrities.
The grandson of political philosopher Sidney Hook and ivy-league educated former clerk for a federal judge recounts his decision to leave the professional world to experiment with the norms and conventions of society, an effort that prompted him to don women's skirts and espadrilles as part of an effort to define himself. A first book.
Shares strategies for meeting the near-future world's energy needs, citing the prevalence of lithium in everyday technologies while explaining the metal's potential role in reducing oil dependency, shifting geopolitical power, and enabling sustainability.