An award-winning journalist and critical-thinking advocate uses the standard list of six questions when researching a news story to answer basic questions about life on earth, including the age of our planet and when life began. 384 pp.
In this fresh approach to the animal rights debate, a legal scholar and expert on the humane treatment of animals argues for a middle ground between the extreme positions that often receive the most public attention. 272 pp.
What happens to consciousness during the act of dying? The most compelling answers come from people who almost die and later recall events that occurred while lifesaving resuscitation, emergency care or surgery was performed. These events are now called near-death experiences (NDEs). Their recollections often refute physicians’ scientific explanation of how an oxygen-starved brain can produce such vivid recollections. 169 pp.
Describes how the author celebrates family and farm traditions year-round, including simple recipes, decorating advice and craft projects. 275 pp.
Mixing storytelling, tree lore and cutting-edge science, the author offers a new approach to thinking about how we might live together into the far future on a planet we have changed in ways we never intended, and how trees help show us the way. 224 pp.