The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
Two noted athletic trainers introduce their Active Isolated Stretching method for developing flexibility, presenting an easy-to-follow program of fifty-nine separate stretches and advice for pregnant women, older athletes, and specific sports activities. Original. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Traces the struggle between conservationists and oil developers in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, discussing the historical and scientific elements that have contributed to the conflict, the conservation efforts of Olaus and Mardy Murie, and the author's own journeys within the region's natural environment. 15,000 first printing.
The author offers a memoir of his two decades in the field studying Kenyan baboons as he describes the members of the baboon troop and their behavior and his interaction with the neighboring Masai tribe.
A disaster specialist explains why he had been predicting a tragedy similar to Hurricane Katrina's destruction for a decade, and outlines his plans for preventing a similar catastrophe from occurring in the future.
An eye-opening, deeply personal account of hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath, the historical roots of the terrible storm, and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.
An account of the devastating destruction of Hurricane Katrina examines pre-existing warning signs and draws on historical records, geological findings, and climatology studies to examine the disturbing increase in powerful storms worldwide.
The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.
What should we have for dinner? When you can eat just about anything nature (or the supermarket) has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods might shorten your life. Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from a national eating disorder.
A successful cartoonist who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-three presents the story of her life and illness in an unconventional cartoon memoir that recalls every emotional and physical stage of her disease, from diagnosis to the recovery process and everything in between. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Examines the dramatic impact on Earth of the wind, describing how it controls the weather and planet environment, shaped the landscape, and transformed human civilization, and explores humankind's long struggle to understand and control wind and weather. 30,000 first printing.
Presents an introduction to exotic animal training as conducted by students at a prestigious California teaching school, describing their experiences from learning to communicate with animals to preparing performance animals for films.
Traces the work of a team of fringe scientists who are working on "isomer weapon" technology—a grenade-sized bomb capable of atomic-level destruction—in an account that discusses the exorbitant amounts of money allocated by the Pentagon for its development and the scientific battle being waged between military officials and top nuclear scientists.
The Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author of Food Politics and Safe Food demystifies the process of making informed and responsible food choices, covering each section of a supermarket while addressing such topics as food labels, industry politics, and environmental concerns. 100,000 first printing.
Identifies a wide variety of sleep problems in children and provides practical strategies and a how-to approach for solving such difficulties as falling asleep, night fears, nighttime awakening, and irregular sleep patterns.