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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of... Read More

BraveTart

BraveTart

Iconic American Desserts

Stella Parks, J. Kenji López-Alt

From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like Blueberry Muffins and Glossy Fudge Brownies or supermarket mainstays... Read More

The Color of Law

The Color of Law

A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein

Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local... Read More

The Enjoyment of Music

The Enjoyment of Music

Kristine Forney, Andrew Dell'Antonio

For more than 60 years, this text has led the way in preparing students for a lifetime of listening to great music and understanding its cultural and historical context. The Thirteenth Edition builds on this foundation with NEW coverage of performance and musical style. NEW... Read More

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

A Toolkit for a Global Age

Kenneth J. Guest

The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The... Read More

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Caitlin Doughty

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in... Read More

Microbiology

Microbiology

The Human Experience

John W. Foster, Zarrintaj Aliabadi, Joan L. Slonczewski

The only book to be written from the ground up with thoroughly integrated case histories, this text helps students work through foundational microbiology concepts. Concepts are laid out in a pedagogically consistent, accessible way and students are invited to apply those... Read More

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to... Read More

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Stephen Greenblatt

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources.... Read More

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer, Emily Wilson

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

In this fresh,... Read More

The Quantum Spy

The Quantum Spy

A Thriller

David Ignatius

A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world’s first quantum machine will attain global dominance for... Read More

The Real World

The Real World

Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students know best—their own. In every chapter, Ferris and Stein use examples from everyday life and pop culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to show the relevance... Read More

They Say / I Say

They Say / I Say

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Cathy Birkenstein, Gerald Graff

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic... Read More

The Undoing Project

The Undoing Project

A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Michael Lewis

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary... Read More

The West

The West

A New History

David A. Bell, Anthony Grafton

This beautifully written history recenters the West and rekindles the past in a vivid narrative crafted for beginning students. Grafton and Bell tell the epic story of a West engaged in a continuing search for order across politics, society, and culture, driven by internal... Read More

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