A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.
The award-winning author of The Whale Warriors documents his year-long surfing journey from Southern California down the coast of Mexico, where he witnessed the beauty and power of the natural world associated with surfing sub-culture. Original.
Drawing on hundreds of sources, the author chronicles the hunt and speculation of oil over the past 20 years, detailing the great lengths people and companies will go to in search of an increasingly elusive, and still profitable, natural resource.
And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
In an engaging text centered around the periodic table, the author explores intriguing tales about every element of the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, evil, love, the arts and the lives of the colorful scientists that discovered them.
Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.
Draws on interviews with leading researchers to explore the possibility of human immortality and whether or not it could be attainable in the near future, and explains the science behind the most cutting-edge research in the field.
A satirical guide to enduring a near future that will be inundated with bio-enhancements draws on actual and theoretical technologies to counsel readers on such strategies as eliminating unwanted genes and using viruses to make life better. Original.
The award-winning author of the best-selling Linked outlines a theory about how to predict behavior, drawing on seven years of research while demonstrating the mathematical properties of seemingly random events, from the spread of epidemics to the history of wars.
The writer of The New York Times Magazine's "Dr. Drug Rep" article and creator of The Carlat Report watchdog newsletter argues that psychiatry has shifted toward a medicine-based system that is subject to instant and erroneous diagnoses, in an assessment that recommends specific reforms.
Discusses a behind-the-scenes account of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, including the stories of the individual animals kept there, the politics behind the zoo's administration, and the balance of wildlife conservation and capitalism.
Examines the science behind humans' strange and curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts of sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories.
Critically analyzes how control of the world's diminishing sources of energy and natural resources will transform the international balance of power to forecast a future of new alliances and new global threats in which finite sources of oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, copper, and other resources are up for grabs. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.