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"They Say / I Say"

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Cathy Birkenstein, Gerald Graff

“They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central... Read More

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

James Harkin, John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia—informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining.

Did you know?

• Wagner only ever wore pink silk underwear.

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Building a Better Teacher

Building a Better Teacher

How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)

Elizabeth Green

Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?

Building a Better Teacher introduces a... Read More

Flash Boys

Flash Boys

A Wall Street Revolt

Michael Lewis

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall... Read More

Give Me Liberty!

Give Me Liberty!

An American History

Eric Foner

Clear, concise, integrated, and up-to-date, Give Me Liberty! is a proven success with teachers and students. Eric Foner pulls the pieces of the past together into a cohesive picture, using the theme of freedom throughout. The Fourth Edition features stronger... Read More

A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music

J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca

Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a... Read More

The Human Age

The Human Age

The World Shaped By Us

Diane Ackerman

Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force... Read More

An Italian Wife

An Italian Wife

Ann Hood

An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi—her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. The novel begins in turn-of-the-century Italy, when fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naive, is forced into an arranged... Read More

The Language of Food

The Language of Food

A Linguist Reads the Menu

Dan Jurafsky

Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu?

In... Read More

The Madwoman in the Volvo

The Madwoman in the Volvo

My Year of Raging Hormones

Sandra Tsing Loh

In a voice that is wry, disarming, and totally candid, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster through “the change.” This is not your grandmother’s menopause story. Loh chronicles utterly relatable, everyday perils: raising preteen... Read More

Microbiology

Microbiology

An Evolving Science

Joan L. Slonczewski, John W. Foster

Extensive new research examples are used to integrate foundational topics with cutting-edge coverage of microbial evolution, genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. Microbiology: An Evolving Science is now more student-friendly, with an authoritative and... Read More

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics

Dirk Mateer, Lee Coppock

Two innovative instructors use their tested insights and successful teaching practices to create a truly student-centered approach: real-world examples, pedagogy developed in their own classrooms, and problem solving tools that resonate with today’s students.

The Real World

The Real World

Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students care about most—their own. In every chapter, the authors use activities, examples from everyday life, and popular culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to... Read More

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid... Read More

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr

John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of... Read More

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