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Cornelia Dean

From "Castles built on sand are doomed, they say. But in our hunger for an ocean view from the living-room window, we keep building things we expect to last on beaches that never stay still. In Against the Tide, Cornelia Dean, science editor of The New York Times, outlines the global coastal management crisis and all the elaborate engineering methods developed to stave off erosion — revetments, sand-trapping devices, seawalls, groins and jetties, even artificial seaweed beds."

V.R. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "Writing a book with Rama is an exercise in delight. He is one of the most original people I've ever met, full of fascinating ideas, oddball but brilliant experiments and deep insights into the nature of the human brain. This book is first about phantom limbs — what they are, how to manipulate them, and finally, how to make them go away."

Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "Judy and I wrote this book in response to the enthusiastic reception of Second Chances. The publisher said, 'Well, you've told us about divorce and hinted at why marriages fail. Can you tell us why marriages work? What make for a good marriage?' We were intrigued and began looking into the question by interviewing scores of couples. Eventually (after five drafts) we arrived at a typology for the good marriage, told through first person stories."

Maury M. Breecher and Shirley Linde

A committee of the World Health Organization estimates that as many as 1 out of 3 new or remodelled buildings may have "sick building" problems. Offers concrete solutions and step-by-step actions that readers can take to create a healthier environment in their homes. Coverage includes all major areas of house or apartment pollution such as asbestos, lead paint, radon, gas fumes, carbon monoxide, household chemicals, water problems, allergies, cigarette smoke and much more.

Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "This is the classic book on the effects of divorce on men, women and children, based on a ten-year follow-up of a cohort of families that Judy met in 1971. It is about the winners and losers after divorce when very little was known about the long term consequences for families."