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American Fire

American Fire

Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

Monica Hesse

The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn’t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up,... Read More

Astronomy

Astronomy

At Play in the Cosmos

Adam Frank

Astronomy: At Play in the Cosmos brings popular science writing to a textbook. In every chapter, author Adam Frank—a co-writer of the NPR blog “13.7 Cosmos and Culture”—integrates two interviews with leading scientists, a fascinating second voice that drives the... Read More

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

The Best Land Under Heaven

The Best Land Under Heaven

The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Michael Wallis

"WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"

In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in... Read More

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Roger L. Miesfeld, Megan M. McEvoy

Biochemistry promotes understanding of biochemical concepts through highly readable chapters that consistently integrate stunning graphics with text. Its distinctive table of contents highlights how biochemical processes work, and applications to everyday... Read More

Give Me Liberty!

Give Me Liberty!

An American History

Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated... Read More

The Little Seagull Handbook

The Little Seagull Handbook

Richard Bullock, Michal Brody, Francine Weinberg

Most handbooks include chapters on various general writing topics (e.g., the writing process or the elements of an argument), but few cover the specific kinds of writing students are assigned to do. The Little Seagull has chapters on reports, analyses, and all the... Read More

Machine, Platform, Crowd

Machine, Platform, Crowd

Harnessing Our Digital Future

Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs.

MIT’s Andrew McAfee and... 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 American Literature

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

Robert S. Levine, Michael A. Elliott, Sandra M. Gustafson, Amy Hungerford, Mary Loeffelholz

The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three... Read More

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics

Lee Coppock, Dirk Mateer

Mateer and Coppock, leading researchers in Economics teaching who have consistently taught Principles over a combined forty-plus years, brought their innovative teaching experiences to this blockbuster text. They put economics into context by making it relatable through... 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 studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to... Read More

You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist

Dalton Conley

You May Ask Yourself gives instructors an alternative to the typical textbook by emphasizing the big ideas of the discipline. Dalton Conley's "non-textbook" strategy explains complex concepts through personal examples and storytelling, integrates coverage of social... Read More

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

A War Story

Diane Ackerman

1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly kill many of their animals. The Nazis then carry off the prized specimens to Berlin for their... Read More

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