Offers a profile of Academy Award winning sound and film editor Walter Murch and his amateur work in astrophysics as an outsider trying to rehabilitate the discredited eighteenth-century Titius-Bode theory.
For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers — and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia.
Cites the health-compromising qualities of cheese and its immoderate consumption, outlining a radical program for losing weight, improving overall health and managing cheese cravings.
A vertebrate zoologist presents a tour of cannibalism in the human and animal worlds, and explores its evolutionary roles and how it has manifested culturally as a survival mechanism, burial ritual and warfare tactic.
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Searchers.
Documents the lesser-known story of the creator of the psychological test developed to reveal key aspects of human personality, sharing insights into how his inkblots were carefully designed and rose to prominence after his early death.
The author of Sleep Demons presents a celebration of New York City life and intimate glimpses into his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks, describing how in the aftermath of a partner's death the author moved to the city and unexpectedly fell in love on the eve of Sacks' battle with cancer.
Drawing on a wealth of sources, an advertising and digital studies expert presents an eye-opening book that shows how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants is already using data mining, in-store tracking and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy and define our reputations.
Presents a guide to reaching out to anyone who is experiencing grief, loss, illness or any other difficult situation.
A book-length expansion of the author's viral Buzzfeed essay traces her efforts to rebuild and reclaim her life after a stroke at the age of 33, tracing her recapture of everyday skills and memories from her early childhood and marriage.
Traces the rise and fall of stock trader Steven Cohen and his hedge fund, SAC Capital, to offer insight into personalities behind the largest insider-trading investigation in Wall Street history while revealing how Cohen continues to make billions as a free man.
Draws on the author's work in exercise physiology and high-intensity interval training to reveal the scientific plausibility of short burst workouts that can promote fitness in spite of busy schedules, outlining a range of basic interval workouts and microworkouts that can be customized for individual needs.
Traces the downfall of once-idyllic Lancaster, Ohio, exploring how the financial problems of primary employer Anchor Hocking Glass Company and the challenges of local corruption, the drug trade and evolving technologies have illuminated the vulnerabilities of inequality in rural America.
This memoir by Eric Braeden, an actor on The Young and the Restless, describes his childhood in post-war Germany and how the atrocities of the war compelled him to dedicate himself to humanitarian causes.
A former New Yorker staff writer draws on her journalistic essays on depression to trace her lifelong battle with the disease, marked by her wealthy but inconsistent family and her numerous pursuits in therapy and hospitalization.
A veteran BBC foreign correspondent traces the life of Mohamud "Tarzan" Nur, an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia and who became a street fighter and activist before he became mayor to a nearly unrecognizable city after a 20-year exile.