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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants

by Stefano Mancuso Atria Books (August 28, 2018)

"In this thought-provoking, handsomely illustrated book, Italian neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso considers the fundamental differences between plants and animals and challenges our assumptions about which is...


Opening Heaven's Door

by Patricia Pearson Atria Books (May 13, 2014)

The first book by a respected journalist on Nearing Death Awareness—similar to Near-Death Experience—this “fascinating” (Kirkus Reviews) exploration brings “humor, sympathy, and keen critical intelligence...


Lost World

by Tom Koppel Atria Books (May 11, 2010)

For decades the issue seemed moot. The first settlers, we were told, were big-game hunters who arrived from Asia at the end of the Ice Age some 12,000 years ago, crossing a land bridge at the Bering Strait and...


One Square Inch of Silence

by Gordon Hempton & John Grossmann Atria Books (March 31, 2009)

In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s...


Born to Believe

by Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman Atria Books (October 02, 2007)

Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe.

Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some...


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

by New Scientist Atria Books (June 05, 2007)

• What time is it at the North Pole?

• What's the chemical formula for a human being?

• Why do boomerangs come back?

• Why do flying fish fly?

• Do the living really outnumber the dead?

• Why does...


The Elephant's Secret Sense

by Caitlin O'Connell Atria Books (March 20, 2007)

While observing a family group of elephants in the wild, Caitlin O'Connell, a young field scientist, noticed a peculiar listening behavior. A matriarch she had been watching for months turned her massive head...


Flushed

by W. Hodding Carter Atria Books (May 23, 2006)

Hodding Carter writes, "The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber.... The Irish may have saved civilization,...


Does Anything Eat Wasps?

by New Scientist Atria Books (March 28, 2006)

  • How fat do you have to be to become bulletproof?

  • Why do people have eyebrows?

  • Why do pineapples have spines?

  • How much does a head weigh?

  • What affects the color of earwax?

  • How quickly could I turn into a fossil?...

The Secret Life of Germs

by Philip M. Tierno Atria Books (October 29, 2001)

They're everywhere. Silent and invisible to the naked eye, they're on everything we touch, eat, breathe -- on every single inch of our skin. And despite the remarkable advances of science, germs are challenging...


The Coming Global Superstorm

by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber Atria Books (January 23, 2001)

Killer tornadoes. Violent tropical storms. Devastating temperatures. Are these just the prelude to an unprecedented environmental disaster in our near future?

Two of America's leading investigators of unexplained...