Drawing on interviews with neuroscientists, sociologists and working parents, a journalist explores the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, and seeks insights, answers and inspiration for achieving the perfect work-life balance.
Relates the story of the teenager who changed world history when he assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and started the First World War, and discusses the lasting repercussions this event has had on the Balkans over the last century.
John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Drawing on original source material, this true story documents the 1810 expedition to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. Brierley describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family and his headline-making search.
A natural philosophy expert who is also a physics and astronomy professor discusses the limits of scientific explanations and how our knowledge of the universe and its nature will always remain necessarily incomplete. 15,000 first printing.
Documents the dramatic 1897 flight of a visionary Swedish explorer who attempted to discover the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, placing his story against a backdrop of period exploration and scientific discovery while describing the formidable environmental conditions that challenged his efforts.
Journalist Benjamin Law lives in Australia, where he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public. But he was curious about what his life might have been if he'd grown up in countries like India, Myanmar and China — so he set out to explore gay life throughout Asia.
In 1952, Ernesto "Che" Guevara — then a a 23-year-old medical student — left behind his middle-class life in Buenos Aires to explore the South American continent with his good friend Alberto Granado.
A double account of the evolution of the birch-bark canoe and of the author's one-hundred-and-fifty-mile canoe trip through the Maine woods with New Hampshire's Henri Vaillancourt, who continues to make canoes in the traditional Indian way
Documents the experiences of nineteenth-century adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, describing the sixteenth-century myths that inspired their pursuits and the ways in which many met tragic ends when confronting the harsh Arctic elements.
Brendan Koerner documents the 1972 story behind the longest-distance hijacking in U.S. history, tracing the events of the hijacking against a backdrop of civil unrest and the skyjacking wave of the early 1970s.
In 1945, a sightseeing trip over Shangri-La turned deadly when the plane crashed, leaving only three survivors who, battling for their survival, were caught between man-eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese. A real-life adventure drawn from personal interviews, declassified Army documents and personal photos and mementos.