By Conrad Anker
Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain.
By Armin Brott
A month-by-month guide to pregnancy for expectant fathers that provides tips for handling emotional, financial, and physical changes they may experience while their wife is pregnant.
Managing Editor: Bernadette Webster
Presents information on location, enrollment, costs, financial aid, admissions, curriculum, campus life, housing, and career services of four-year colleges and universities in the United States, United States territories, Canada, and a selection of international universities.
by Brooks Jackson
Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, half truths, misleading statements, and out and out fabrications masquerading as facts The news media, once the vaunted watchdogs of our republic, are often too timid or distracted to identify these deceptions. This book is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation. Written by the founders of the website FactCheck.org, it reveals the secrets of separating facts from disinformation, such as: the warning signs of spin, hype, and bogus news; common tricks used to deceive us; how to find trustworthy and objective sources of information. Telling fact from fiction should not be a difficult task. This book helps readers cut through the haze of biased media reportage to be a savvier consumer and a better-informed citizen. A practical guide to identifying bunk from fact twisting political ads and dubious infomercials to corporate PR and false e-mails; it explains how and where to pick out the truth from the masses of misleading messages and fake resources.
by Joel Berger
Can naïve animals avoid extinction when they encounter reintroduced carnivores? To what extent is fear culturally transmitted? And how can a better understanding of current predator-prey behavior help demystify past extinctions and inform future conservation? The Better to Eat You With is the chronicle of Berger's search for answers. From Yellowstone's elk and wolves to rhinos living with African lions and moose coexisting with tigers and bears in Asia, Berger tracks cultures of fear in animals across continents and climates, engaging readers with a stimulating combination of natural history, personal experience, and conservation.