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33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

Sarah Thornton

The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves—how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works.

33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of... Read More

Biology Now

Biology Now

Anne Houtman, Megan Scudellari, Cindy Malone, Anu Singh-Cundy

Written by a science journalist and teachers with over thirty years experience in the classroom, Biology Now skillfully blends core biology concepts with popular science stories of real people doing science today. These stories capture the human face of biology,... Read More

The Birth of the Pill

The Birth of the Pill

How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Jonathan Eig

We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but... Read More

The Enjoyment of Music

The Enjoyment of Music

Kristine Forney, Andrew Dell'Antonio, Joseph Machlis

This shorter edition of The Enjoyment of Music continues to teach students how to listen and connect to any kind of music. After more than fifty years of successfully preparing students for a lifetime of informed listening, the Twelfth Edition raises the bar with... Read More

The Family

The Family

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

Philip N. Cohen

Looking at modern families through the context of diversity, inequality, and social change, FamilyInequality.com blogger and demographer Philip N. Cohen brings a fresh approach to the sociological study of family life.... 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

The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage

Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even... Read More

How to Speak Money

How to Speak Money

What the Money People Say--And What It Really Means

John Lanchester

To those who don’t speak it, the language of money can seem impenetrable and its ideas too complex to grasp. In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester—author of the New York Times best-selling book on the financial crisis, I.O.U.—bridges the gap... Read More

Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition)

Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition)

Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Michael Lewis

Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider’s account of 1980s Wall Street excess transformed Michael Lewis from a disillusioned bond salesman to the best-selling... Read More

The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence

Edward O. Wilson

In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with these and other existential questions, examining what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Searching... Read More

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving

Cathy Barrow

In Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, food preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents a beautiful collection of essential preserving techniques for turning the fleeting abundance of the farmers’ market into a well-stocked pantry full of canned fruits and vegetables,... Read More

The Science of Interstellar

The Science of Interstellar

Kip Thorne, Christopher Nolan

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar,... 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

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe

Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, George Blumenthal

Influenced by astronomy education research, the Second Edition continues to lead the way by providing pedagogy and a learning package that facilitates learning by doing better than any other intro astronomy book.

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