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"They Say / I Say"

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with Readings

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst

“They Say / I Say” with Readings shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") in order to set up one's own argument ("I say"). Templates help students make these... Read More

Between You & Me

Between You & Me

Confessions of a Comma Queen

Mary Norris

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as... 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 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

"Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York Times

In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together—some of... Read More

The Green Road

The Green Road

A Novel

Anne Enright

From internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness—a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to... Read More

In Defense of a Liberal Education

In Defense of a Liberal Education

Fareed Zakaria

The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in... Read More

The Last Kind Words Saloon

The Last Kind Words Saloon

A Novel

Larry McMurtry

In this "comically subversive work of fiction" (Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books), Larry McMurtry chronicles the closing of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most immortal figures, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Tracing their... 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

Misbehaving

Misbehaving

The Making of Behavioral Economics

Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline... Read More

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

Volume 1: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism; Volume 2: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., James Robson, David Biale, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jane Dammen McAuliffe

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1);... Read More

The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files

The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

Neil deGrasse Tyson

When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York." Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing... 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.

The Vital Question

The Vital Question

Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Nick Lane

The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies and cities. Yet there’s a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and... Read More

We the People

We the People

Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J. Tolbert

We the People is ideal for showing students that politics is relevant to their lives and that their participation in politics matters. The book engages students with contemporary topics, including polarization in government and digital politics, and presents... Read More

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Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman is the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He writes a twice-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times and a blog named for his 2007 book, The Conscience of a Liberal. He teaches
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