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 journalist describes how her fascination with great white sharks led her to Southeast Farallon Island, a remote island off the California coast, and to a group of biologists who study these fearsome, frequently misunderstood predators of the sea. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
A recognized authority on birdsong discusses the reasons why birds sing, covering a wide range of birds that might be found warbling or chirping in any backyard, including whippoorwills, wrens, woodcocks, thrushes, flycatchers, sparrows, and thrashers. 15,000 first printing.
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.
Jared Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns.
America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How To Look Great, Feel Better, And Live Longer By Eating Right
A practicing nutritionist takes a close-up look at the diet-related health problems confronting the African-American community—including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease—and provides a detailed study of the disease-fighting properties of healthy foods and guidelines for a low-fat and low-calorie diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Reprint.
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.
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.