From the Ottoman Empire to the boldness of Turkey's new Republic, Istanbul has been home to some of the great thinkers of history. In the twentieth century, Talat Sait Halman, the writer and poet, exemplified Turkey's powerful and influential literary culture. Here, Professor Jayne L. Warner has created a unique biographical tapestry that illuminates not only the life of one of Turkey's leadin... read more
Have you ever wondered what that 1 outlier would say when you see commercials and products boasting that 9 out of 10 doctors recommend something? Well here’s your answer.... Three doctors explore and explain the least recommended techniques and cures lurking in the darkest corners of medicine through the ages.Entertaining and informative, (and sometimes just plain gross), 1 Out of 10 Doctors R... read more
UPDATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS, The Words We Live By takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions about new rulings on hot-button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, the right to bear arms, and affirmative action.In The Words We Live By, award-winning author and journalist Linda R. Monk explores the many interpre... read more
The New Explorers examines encounters with the American landscape by twelve contemporary female artist-adventurers. An illustrated narrative with an introduction by author and critic Lucy R. Lippard, the book traces the role that artist-adventurers have played in shaping American identity throughout history. The author traveled across the country to talk with these women about their projects a... read more
Have you ever wondered why animals come in different colors? Award-winning science author Melissa Stewart tells us why animals are red, orange, yellow, blue, green, and purple in this fascinating book. Stunning, full-color photographs bring these vivid animals and their habitats to life! And every animal's home is found on a world map, adding another layer of content to this book.
On the surface, sixteen-year-old Lian is a serious student and dutiful daughter, destined for a fine career as a concert violinist. But Lian has a secret identity. She is part of 06/04—a band of cyber-investigators who work to expose injustice and corruption. In this virtual world, Lian goes by the code name, “Komiko.” Lian has no trouble keeping her daily life separate from her secret one—unt... read more
Ted Bundy, BTK, Lonnie Franklin Jr. (the Grim Sleeper), and Anthony Sowell (the Cleveland Strangler)what made these men into serial killers? Examination by authorities and professionals has given some insight into the minds of these serial killers and others, and psychology students will learn about the most current psychoanalysis of these modern-day murderers. The text also includes a persona... read more
What happens when religious faith meets scientific facts?Many believe that conflict defines the relationship between science and religion, especially the Christian religion. But the war between faith and science is a myth--a very popular myth--that has endured for too long.By investigating the root of this myth and reexamining its classic stories, Science and Religion: Beyond Warfare and Towar... read more
Author and photographer Frank Staub takes readers out into the wild to view and learn about wild horses as they roam in their natural habitat. The question-and-answer format provides information on everything from where wild horses live to how they care for their young, how wild horses came to be in America, and how they are being protected today. Beautiful color photographs throughout enhance... read more
The Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in American history, forced neighbor to fight neighbor and brother to fight brother. More Americans lost their lives in this conflict than in any other war. From the hallowed battlefield at Gettysburg to the surrender at Appomattox, author Zachary Kent explores this pivotal time in American history, when a nation on the brink of destruction was reunited an... read more
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