Literature of the Environment

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  1. Book ImageThe Histories

    Herodotus, Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

    Second Edition

    Walter Blanco’s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  2. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx, Frederic L. Bender

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  3. Book ImageHow the Other Half Lives

    Jacob Riis, Hasia R. Diner

    How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books—along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed—that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history.More

  4. Book ImageWalden / Civil Disobedience / and Other Writings

    Henry D. Thoreau, William Rossi

    Third Edition

    This revised and expanded Third Edition adds three important post-Walden essays, "Slavery in Massachusetts," "Walking," and "Wild Apples," bringing the full scope of Thoreau's mature powers to twenty-first-century readers. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations, Thoreau's survey of Walden Pond, and the 1852 Walling map of Concord village and its environs.More

  5. Book ImageDemocracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick, Henry Reeves

    The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.More

  6. Book ImageAn Essay on the Principle of Population

    Thomas Robert Malthus, Philip Appleman

    Second Edition

    While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world’s population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year.More

  7. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Nature Writing

    John Elder, Robert Finch

    College Edition

    W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.More

  8. Book ImageThe Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides, Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

    A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.More

  9. Book ImageLeviathan

    Thomas Hobbes, Richard Flathman, David Johnston

    This Norton Critical Edition of arguably the greatest work of political theory written in the English language contains the bulk of Hobbes's treatise, including all chapters except those of interest primarily to professional historical scholars.More

  10. Book ImageReading the Environment

    Melissa Walker

    Diverse Voices and Forms. Contemporary Focus: Historical Perspective. Help with Reading and Writing.More