Describes the work done by home care aides through training with them for the job, in the South Bronx.
More than 2.5 million children experience homelessness every year in the U.S. This book describes their lives in five cities, and examines how this crisis could be addressed.
Octopuses are among the most intelligent invertebrates in the world, with mental capacity comparable to that of a dog. In this heavily illustrated book, Richard Schweid details this animal’s remarkable natural history and its multifaceted relationship with humans.
Hereafter combines an overview of the history of these theories and a survey of the current attitudes toward immortality.
Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and yesterday, gets behind the wheel and behind the stereotype in this colorful chronicle of cars, buses, and trucks. Schweid blends previously untapped historical sources with his personal experiences, spinning a car-centered history of life on the island over the past century.
s this engaging culinary and natural history reveals, the humble eel is indeed an amazing creature. Consulting fisherfolk, cooks, and scientists, Schweid takes the reader on a global tour to reveal the economic and gastronomic importance of eel in places such as eastern North Carolina, Spain, Northern Ireland, England, and Japan. The book
s this engaging culinary and natural history reveals, the humble eel is indeed an amazing creature. Consulting fisherfolk, cooks, and scientists, Schweid takes the reader on a global tour to reveal the economic and gastronomic importance of eel in places such as eastern North Carolina, Spain, Northern Ireland, England, and Japan. The book also includes recipes, both historic and contemporary, for preparing eel.
In The Cockroach Papers, readers learn more than they ever wanted to know about this nasty little pest. It features a mix of anecdotal material from people who have had memorable (mostly nightmarish) interactions with roaches and facts about the lives of roaches -- from where they live and how they mate to their much-awaited dying days.
At once an entertaining exploration of the history and folklore that surround hot peppers and a fascinating look at the industry built around the fiery crop, Schweid's book also offers a sympathetic portrait of a culture and a people in the midst of economic and social change.
The author describes a year spent in Barcelona and discusses Spain's historic relationship with Jews, the country's attitudes about sex, and the city's preparations for the Olympics.
Examines the catfish farming industry in the Mississippi Delta as well as the people, music, and customs that make the Delta unique.