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All the Wrong Places

All the Wrong Places

A Life Lost and Found

Philip Connors

In his debut Fire Season, Philip Connors recounted with lyricism, wisdom, and grace his decade as a fire lookout high above remote New Mexico. Now he tells the story of what made solitude on the mountain so attractive: the years he spent reeling in the wake of a... 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 Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

A Novel

Lawrence Hill

The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good... Read More

The Chimp and the River

The Chimp and the River

How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

David Quammen

The real story of AIDS—how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people—is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new... 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

Family Life

Family Life

A Novel

Akhil Sharma

Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The... 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

Gateway to Freedom

Gateway to Freedom

The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Eric Foner

More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom.

A... Read More

The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

A History

Maria Laurino

In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience.

Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes... 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

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

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.

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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