Describes the life of America’s first forensic scientist, who invented tools that are still being used today—including blood-spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests and fingerprints—and solved at least 2,000 cases over 40 years.
The founder and president of PETA and a bestselling author pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did.
The brain specialist and best-selling author challenges enduring stigmas that prevent people from receiving appropriate care for psychological health, outlining rehabilitative lifestyle tips while counseling readers on the drawbacks of today’s treatments.
After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a square-set 50-something mechanic and passionate animal lover.
The award-winning photographer behind the Dynasties series documents his extended observance of a colony of emperor penguins in Antarctica and the species’ effort to survive and procreate in one of the planet’s harshest environments.
Describes the fascinating and very real phenomenon of the industrial espionage perpetrated by China and the threat it poses to Western competitiveness and reveals what the United States is doing to combat the theft of proprietary innovation.
The award-winning author of Adventures in the Anthropocene traces the dramatic evolutionary changes that enabled intelligence in humans, explaining how our species established dominion through our growing understandings of four key elements.
The author chronicles her experience at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory and, of course, progress.
The Columbia University theoretical physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe explores subjects ranging from quantum mechanics to black holes, sharing insights into how human life and consciousness emerged from chaos.