Alphabetically arranged entries on dangerous and illegal plants contain traditional botanical illustrations, information on cultivation, and trivia about the damage these species have caused.
Reveals the seventeenth-century scientist's lesser-known historical contributions as a Warden for the king's mint in London, a career that was marked by the underworld dealings of master counterfeiter, William Chaloner.
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.