Sciences & Techniques

  • The New York Times and international bestseller-now updated with the latest research Anticancer has been a bestselling phenomenon since Viking first published it in fall 2008. Now, a new edition addresses current developments in cancer research and offers more tips on how people living with cancer can fight it and how healthy people can prevent it. The new edition of Anticancer includes: • The latest research on anticancer foods, including new alternatives to sugar and cautions about some that are now on the market • New information about how vitamin D strengthens the immune system • Warnings about common food contaminants that have recently been proven to contribute to cancer progression • A new chapter on mind-body approaches to stress reduction, with recent studies that show how our reactions to stress can interfere with natural defenses and how friendships can support healing in ways never before understood • A groundbreaking study showing that lifestyle modification, as originally proposed in Anticancer, reduces mortality for breast cancer by an astounding 68 percent after completion of treatment • New supporting evidence for the entire Anticancer program

  • 'Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.'-'The Washington Times
    Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone-'Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged-'the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
    Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

  • Anglais Critical Mass

    Paretsky Sara

    In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki's closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty's daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case.
    The threats on the daughter's life at first seem a simple case of bad drug dealings, but V.I. soon discovers that they are just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets and silence whose origins trace back to the deadly race among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the atomic bomb. And while the secrets may be old, the people who continue to guard them will do anything to make sure they stay buried....

  • "An extraordinary eighty-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life." -O, The Oprah Magazine For years we have been told to obsessively monitor when we're angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn't everyone healthy? Drawing from the most extensive study of long life ever conducted, The Longevity Project busts many long- held myths, revealing how: Many of those who worked the hardest actually lived the longest Getting married is not a magic ticket to good health It's not the happy-go-lucky who thrive-it's the prudent and persistent With self-tests that illuminate your own best paths to longer life, this book changes the conversation about what it really takes to achieve a long, healthy life.

  • Anglais Daring Greatly

    Brown Brene

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” --Theodore Roosevelt
    Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.
    In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth--and trust--in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

  • She can whip up something sweet...
    Allie LeClair has finally returned to the sultry city of New Orleans. After ten years of studying and working as a pastry chef in San Francisco and all over Europe-'and feeding her submissive side at BDSM clubs-'Allie is home, and she has something to prove to the man who once fueled her desires. She's not a child anymore.
    But with two in the kitchen...
    When security specialist Mick Reid hears that Allie is back in town, he knows he won't be able to stay away for long. Ever since he discovered his darker side, Mick has tried to protect Allie from the aggressive beast within him-'but that power and wildness is exactly what she wants.
    Can they take the heat?
    Allie has made the first move, but now it's up to Mick. The game has begun, and playing has never been so rough.

  • A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture.
    As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day.
    In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmen to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is. And he brings to life the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our present life possible. Along the way, he dispels the misconception that quantum mechanics is unknowable by mere mortals. It's not magic; it's science!

  • Anglais Sun in a Bottle

    Seife Charles

    With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion for general readers in more than a decade. Tracing the story from its beginning into the twenty-first century, Sun in a Bottle reveals fusion's explosive role in some of the biggest scientific scandals of all time. Throughout this journey, he introduces us to the daring geniuses, villains, and victims of fusion science. With the giant international fusion project ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) now under construction, it's clear that the science of wishful thinking is as strong as ever. This book is our key to understanding why.

  • Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined
    the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.

  • Our brains weren’t built for this.

    Twenty-first-century life evolves at a breakneck pace--and with it, stress seems to multiply by the day. We work long, harrowing hours. We fret over our families and finances. Our e-mail beeps and our cell phones ring. But our nervous systems were never meant to handle so many stressors. In this groundbreaking book, psychotherapist Richard O’Connor explains how a wide range of common problems--both emotional and physical--are actually side effects of modern life, and how you can undo their damage. Combining expertise with down-to-earth language, Undoing Perpetual Stress explains how you can
    recognize the hidden effects of stress on your brain and body
    understand your inner sanity in conflict with a crazy world
    develop self-control over how you think, act and feel when stressed
    regain a sense of meaning and purpose in your life
    You already know how to “do” stress. With the help of this book, you can undo it, too.

  • The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music's role in the evolution of human culture-and "will leave you awestruck" (The New York Times)
    Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on Music, enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second New York Times bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history.
    Dr. Levitin identifies six fundamental song functions or types-friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love-then shows how each in its own way has enabled the social bonding necessary for human culture and society to evolve. He shows, in effect, how these "six songs" work in our brains to preserve the emotional history of our lives and species.
    Dr. Levitin combines cutting-edge scientific research from his music cognition lab at McGill University and work in an array of related fields; his own sometimes hilarious experiences in the music business; and illuminating interviews with musicians such as Sting and David Byrne, as well as conductors, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The World in Six Songs is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved-right up to the iPod.
    Read Daniel Levitin's posts on the Penguin Blog.

  • In a devastating exposé in the tradition of Silent Spring and Fast Food Nation, investigative journalist Randall Fitzgerald warns how thousands of man-made chemicals in our food, water, medicine, and environment are making humans the most polluted species on the planet. A century ago in 1906, when Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drug Act, Americans were promised ?better living through chemistry.? Fitzgerald provides overwhelming evidence to shatter this myth, and many others perpetrated by the chemical, pharmaceutical, and processed foods industries. In the face of this national health crisis, Fitzgerald also presents informed and practical suggestions for what we can do to turn the tide and live healthier lives.
    Consider this:
    ? The average American carries a ?body burden? of 700 synthetic chemicals
    ? Chemicals in tap water can cause reproductive abnormalities and hermaphroditic birth
    ? A 2005 study of lactating women in eighteen U.S. states found perchlorate (a toxic component of rocket fuel) in practically every mother?s breast milk

  • A fun and fabulous guide to modern-retro sophistication, celebrating two iconic American women who define timeless style.
    When it comes to iconic personas, two of the most classic are the debutante and the bombshell. But in today's world, sometimes women want to be both. On the surface, Jackie and Marilyn were polar opposites, but they had more in common than just JFK. Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? explores the enigma women have pondered for ages, alongside inspiring advice based on details from Jackie's and Marilyn's public and private lives.
    Readers start by taking the definitive quiz to determine where they fall on the Jackie/Marilyn spectrum, and then it's on to customized advice on beauty and style, sex and marriage, power and career, decorating and entertaining, and more. Any woman who has aspired to Marilyn's sultry allure or Jackie's unstoppable elegance will love these entertaining lessons on channeling your inner Jackie or Marilyn in any situation. Packed with charming two-color illustrations, this is the book that gives every woman her own star power.

  • Based on the BBC America TV show "You Are What You Eat," this cookbook contains more than 150 healthy and delicious recipes for sumptuous, slimming, and nutritionally sound food, including juices and smoothies, soups, salads, main meals, and more, including healthy Mediterranean diet-inspired recipes. Full color.

  • Read Rachel Machacek's blogs and
    other content on the Penguin Community.
    One year of dating. One year of looking for love. One uproarious and touching memoir.
    After
    years of dating without a connection, Rachel Machacek vowed to try a more dedicated, less slipshod, more scientific
    way of finding love. So, she committed a year of her life to trying every mainstream (and not-so-mainstream)
    method of meeting the right guy. In The Science of Single, Rachel welcomes readers into the findings from
    her roller- coaster year, and although she set out looking for the right chemistry, what she discovers in the process
    is hilarious, unexpected, and infinitely more exciting.
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  • A Mission for Dignity
    When former Pinkerton Talbot Roper receives a job offer from an ailing Civil War veteran whose Medal of Honor is about to be revoked, he agrees to help his fellow serviceman. Some believe that Howard Westover’s medal was undeserved, but Roper is determined to track down the men who served with him and get their signed affidavits to prove that his Medal of Honor was earned…
    But Roper’s journey is soon derailed when he discovers that two of his contacts are already dead--one hanged twenty years ago, one murdered minutes before his arrival. The men who served with Westover are being hunted down, and Roper’s increasingly dangerous investigation earns him the next spot on the hit list. Aware that someone has been lying to him, Roper can stay one step ahead of the assassin. But the question remains: Will his quick wit be enough to save him from the line of fire and secure a dying man’s legacy?

  • Anglais Are Men Necessary?

    Dowd Maureen

    Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today's women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is "having it all" just a cruel hoax?
    In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and politics to pop culture and the "why?" of the Y chromosome. These new writings will delight her devoted readers - and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide.

  • Anglais Going Solo

    Klinenberg Eric

    With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who live alone, renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of going solo is transforming the American experience.
    ;;;;;;;;;;; Klinenberg shows that most single dwellers--whether in their twenties or eighties--are deeply engaged in social and civic life. There's even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Drawing on more than three hundred in-depth interviews, Klinenberg presents a revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom and offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change.

  • The Basics of Reiki offers a clear and accessible introduction to an increasingly popular and powerful healing art. Best known as a gentle hand healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system that can be used for healing body, mind, spirit, and even emotions, through energy healing and hand positions over the body. In this helpful and easy-to-follow book, you will discover everything you need to know, including:
    --The origins and development of Reiki as a healing system
    --What to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment
    --How Reiki energy treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness, easing physical pain and helping to clear emotional blockages
    --How easily Reiki attunement can happen for you, and what to expect at each level of training
    --How to use Reiki for self-healing and for healing other people, animals, plants, and the environment
    --Practical exercises and visualizations to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness
    This is the perfect choice for those who want to find out more about Reiki and the benefits it can offer, from a highly qualified and experienced Reiki Master.

  • More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

  • Fledgling vampire Sarah Dearly knew what she was getting into when she married master vampire Thierry de Bennicoeur. As an agent of the Ring, Thierry is sent all over the world to solve vampire crimes and keep them secret from humans. And now Sarah’s on the job with him--for better or worse.
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    Right after their wedding in Las Vegas, Sarah and Thierry get their next assignment: Three vampires have gone missing in Salem, Massachusetts, and they need to find out why. Their contact in Salem turns out to be a local lothario with a penchant for witches, but before he can help them, he suddenly goes up in smoke--leaving behind nothing but a stain on the ground and a seemingly impossible mystery.
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    Did a witchy ex-mistress cast a deadly spell, or is there something even more sinister happening to the vampires of Salem? Getting to the truth may require raising the undead, with a little help from the owners of a vampire-friendly bed and breakfast. But uncovering Salem’s darkest secrets may drag some of Thierry’s own past into the light.

  • The bestselling author of Linked returns with a ground breaking new theory that will enthrall fans of The Tipping Point Can we scientifically predict our future? It's a mystery that has nagged scientists for perhaps thousand of years. Now Albert-Làszlo Barabàsi-the award-winning author of the sleeper hit Linked- explains how the digital age has yielded a massive, previously unavailable data set that proves the daily pattern of human activity isn't random, it's "bursty." We work and fight and play in short flourishes of activity followed by next to nothing. Compellingly illustrated with the account of a bloody medieval crusade in sixteenth-century Transylvania and the modern tale of a contemporary artist hunted by the FBI, Bursts reveals that we are far more predictable than we like to think.

  • Anglais Bear Bait

    Beason Pamela

    ;Wildlife biologist and writer Summer “Sam” Westin loves the wilderness. But her latest attempt to protect nature may just get her burned…
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    Sam;Westin is working on a twelve-week project for the;National Park Service as a biologist and a volunteer firewatcher when, one night, she hears an explosion. Above a nearby lake, fire lights the sky. She calls it in and is the first on the scene to do battle. When the blaze is finally extinguished, a body is discovered in the embers. It’s a young woman who was working on the park’s trail crew for the summer--and she’s still clinging to life.
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    Sensing something sinister, Sam starts asking questions. Who started the fire?;Was the young;woman involved?;Does this have something to do with an old gold mine?;Is the recent sighting of an illegal bear hunter just coincidence? Sam wants the answers--but someone else wants her out of the way before she finds them...

  • Anglais Beeline to Trouble

    Reed Hannah

    Folks in Moraine, Wisconsin, are buzzing about the latest swarm of trouble humming around Story Fischer…
    It’s a real buzz-kill when beekeeper Story Fischer gets a visit from her frantic sister. Now she has to help host a combative trio of professional food flavorists. Good thing the well-stocked shelves of Story’s grocery store, the Wild Clover, can provide the morning meal.
    During a pre-lunch tour of Story’s hives, however, one of the guests is found dead. Just what Story needs only days after hunky boyfriend, Hunter Wallace, finally decided to move in. As if a dead body isn’t enough to put a damper on romance, Story becomes a prime suspect when the carrot juice she brought with the breakfast fixings is found to contain poison. Now it’s up to Story to comb through the evidence and find the real perpetrator before she ends up getting stung herself...

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