Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in depth the secret lives of sharks magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world s oceans and ultimat

Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom even democracy itself Cult of the Dead Cow is the tale of the oldest, most respected, and most famous American hacking group of all time Though until now it has remained mostly anonymous

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

Greenland a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000 The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

As revelatory as Atul Gawande s Being Mortal, physician and award winning author Louise Aronson s Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life For than 5,000 years, old has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70 That means most pe

Taking Nazi Technology: Allied Exploitation of German Science after the Second World War

During the Second World War, German science and technology posed a terrifying threat to the Allied nations Combined with Germany s generations old reputation for excellence in science and engineering, these advanced weapons, which included rockets, V 2 missiles, tanks, submarines, and jet airplanes

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin a sign of bubonic plague Empowered by racist pseudoscience, offici

Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board

The International Spy Museum s Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions, schemes, and weapons that were planned, but ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane In 1958, the US Air Force nuked the moon as a show of military might In 1967, the CIA