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American Revolutions

American Revolutions

A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this... 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

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children. Many black residents were poor sharecroppers, but others owned... Read More

The Euro

The Euro

How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

Joseph E. Stiglitz

In 2010, the 2008 global financial crisis morphed into the “eurocrisis.” It has not abated. The 19 countries of Europe that share the euro currency—the eurozone—have been rocked by economic stagnation and debt crises. Some countries have been in depression for years... Read More

The Food Lab

The Food Lab

Better Home Cooking Through Science

J. Kenji López-Alt

Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How... 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

Grunt

Grunt

The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a... Read More

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Alan Moore

In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of decay and... Read More

The Little Seagull Handbook

The Little Seagull Handbook

Michal Brody, Richard Bullock, 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

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 are leaders in teaching Principles, with over 40 years of combined innovative experience and a blockbuster first-edition text. They make economics memorable and relevant through carefully crafted real-world examples, a problem-solving pedagogy that... 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

Zika

Zika

The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Until recently, Zika—once considered a mild disease—was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies... Read More

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