Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from children about death, dead bodies and decomposition.
An enchanting biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.
Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon: The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley's Creation
Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture.
Cosmological Koans invites the reader into an intellectual adventure of the highest order.
A medical historian narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease.