Explores the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the subterranean landscape, discussing the nature of human relationships with caves, catacombs, subway systems, and abandoned mines.
Explores the linguistic and literary terrain of the British Isles through place-names and biographical essays on nature writers.
Looks at how an international group is working to preserve Afghanistan's wildlife in the wake of years of war, describing how they have risked their safety to create a national park, perform wildlife surveys, and fight poaching.
An acclaimed journalist provides a candid exploration of what it's like to live as a fat man and how he decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of 50 weighing in at 460 pounds. 50,000 first printing,
A portrait of the extraordinary field of organ transplantation draws on a century of advancement to discuss its pioneers, science and ethical challenges as well as the ways that organ transplants have revolutionized medical care. 35,000 first printing.
A Wildlife Conservation Society scientist and Stanford Earth Science professor traces her ecological search for the dying yellow-cedar in Alaska, describing how her team discovered resiliency in forests ravaged by climate change. 20,000 first printing.
An award-winning memoirist describes her experience with insomnia and the lows and highs brought about by sleeplessness and illuminates the condition with material from literature, art, philosophy, psychology, pop culture and more.
A distinguished biologist presents a natural history of the wilderness in everyday homes, revealing the presence of some 200,000 species, from shower microbes to cupboard moths, including many who benefit human health. 25,000 first printing.
Part homage, part artistic and sociological journey, The Wall of Birds tells the story of birds' remarkable 375-million-year evolution. Full of lush photographs of gorgeous life-size birds painted in exacting detail, the book lets readers explore these amazing creatures family by family and continent by continent.