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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

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

Ebola

Ebola

The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

David Quammen

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these... 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

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

Midnight in Siberia

Midnight in Siberia

A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

David Greene

Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists.

Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene’s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to... 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

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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Eric FonerEric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and
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