The Day the Earth Caved In

The Day the Earth Caved In

The Day the Earth Caved In is an unprecedented and riveting account of the nation’s worst mine fire, beginning on Valentine’s Day, 1981, when twelve-year-old Todd Domboski plunged through the earth in his grandmother’s backyard in Centralia, Pennsylvania. In astonishing detail, award-winning journalist Joan Quigley, the granddaughter of Centralia miners, ushers readers into the dramatic […]

An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

Eat salmon. It’s full of good omega-3 fats. Don’t eat salmon. It’s full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They’re full of good antioxidants. Don’t eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before […]

A New Day

A New Day

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey  toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind  us.”–Samuel Smiles. In 365  daily meditations, here is spiritual and  psychological guidance through the interior struggles we  face every day. Drawn from the author’s own  personal growth over the last decade, each page of  A New Day addresses a specific  struggle–overcoming fear, compulsion, obsessive  love, addiction–and […]

The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead

The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead

Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father’s vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers—from Lucretius to Woody Allen—Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait […]

Your Pregnancy Day by Day

Your Pregnancy Day by Day

Through the wonder of three-dimensional ultrasound, mothers-to-be can literally watch their babies develop right before their eyes. Now in this fully illustrated and astonishing journey, you can witness a baby’s progress throughout the approximately 280 days of pregnancy. Inside you’ll find • a day-by-day view of the normal course of a baby’s growth and behavior• […]