The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.
An investigation into the lesser-known consequences of the mass-clothing industry by the author of the best-selling Deluxe shares insights into the grassroots, global movement to reclaim traditional and sustainable means of clothing production. Illustrations.
A renowned cave diver and expert consultant presents a firsthand account of a trailblazing career spent exploring the hidden depths and sunken caves of the world's oceans, detailing the field's important scientific and historical discoveries. 100,000 first printing.
A "New York Times" investigative reporter profiles the rampant criminal and exploitative activities of the world's unmonitored ocean regions, uncovering a vast global network of industry corruption, piracy, and trafficking.
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.
Traces the story of John Cade's discovery of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder, revealing how scientific breakthroughs in the 1950s offered bipolar patients life-saving options that would be restricted for decades by medical and public stigmas.
A clinical neurologist and global authority on narcolepsy presents an exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders, sharing patient stories that demonstrate the neuroscience behind conditions afflicting people who cannot sleep.
The Duke University Medical Center cardiologist and author of Modern Death examines the intense scrutiny and technology shaping heart disease treatments today, sharing insights into such innovations as ventricular assist devices, heart transplants and artificial hearts.
The award-winning author of Experimental Man announces the arrival of high-capacity artificial-intelligence machines, drawing on expert insights to explain how the robots of today and the near-future will transform the definition of humanity and revolutionize the world.
A bioethicist's memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal exposes the American health care system's failures at managing the use of opioids for pain relief and reveals the lack of resources and structures to handle the nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
The author reflects on the death of her newborn daughter and the depression caused by the event while considering her experiences as part of the larger history of understanding depression.