- America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs
The images are organized into four regions: “The West & Pacific,” where snow-covered trees stand in Yellowstone National Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in California is shown at sunset; “The East & Mid-Atlantic,” where the Chrysler Building looms in New York City and water cascades ove
- The Story of Beautiful Girl
She creates and alternates between different voices for the book's characters in a way that is subtle, effective, and never distracting, which only adds to a masterful book that covers subject matter both appalling and enthralling.
- The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation
Despite Breen’s decades spent living in Korea, he has not lost the casual, wink-and-nod cultural chauvinism of a foreign correspondent sent to cover the Third World.
- The Turkey: An American Story
Beginning with a scientific description, the historical section covers turkey bones found in North America dating to 3700 B.C., then moves on to the introduction of domesticated turkeys into Europe by explorers of the New World.
- Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
He also covers more recent incidents, such as the Fukushima meltdown and other nuclear-related accidents.
- The Gigantic Book of Fishing Stories
And with the inclusion of literary heavyweights like Lord Byron, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling and Washington Irving, the selections run the gamut from nonfiction and fiction to poetry, and cover just about every fish, from the regal trout to the powerful tuna.
- Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
The book, like its predecessor, may be too dense with information—for instance, the 54 million years of the Cambrian period is covered in a mere six panels.
- LOSING THE GARDEN: The Story of a Marriage
On February 6, 2000, naturalist and mountaineer Guy Waterman kissed his wife of nearly 30 years good-bye and left to go die on a snow-covered New Hampshire mountain.
- The Brain: The Story of You
Much of Eagleman's work covers scientists' ever-increasing appreciation of human brain plasticity.
- Tuna: A Love Story
Ellis (The Book of Sharks ) covers everything one could want to know about the “biggest, fastest, warmest-blooded, warmest-bodied fish in the world,” describing the various species of tuna and giving a thorough account of the history of recreational and commercial tuna fishing.
- Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation
They cover everything from menarche to menopause, including what menstruation is (which receives an outstandingly clear explanation) plus an enlightening discussion of the pad v. tampon debate, which at bottom was a sophisticated marketing strategy.
- Sleep: A Horror Story
When Sleep takes over, Matt never knows where he will awakenzipped into a body bag on the way to the morgue, staring at the torn, red-stained body of a rat, or standing next to a burning house (his own), a blaze set to cover the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
- Striper, a Story of Fish and Man
This memoir, covering five decades in pursuit of the noble sport, is utter delight for anglers.
- Meat: A Love Story
Throughout, she covers the broader subject of meat, including the history of American beef and its subcultures and controversies such as the impact of agribusiness and climate change on ranchers.
- True Stories: And Other Essays
This debut essay collection from novelist Spufford (Golden Hill) has many strengths, chief among them the diversity of topics covered.