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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

Thomas Jefferson is often portrayed as a hopelessly enigmatic figure—a riddle—a man so riven with contradictions that he is almost impossible to know. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom and equality, even as he held people—including his own family—in... Read More

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal

What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future—all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have... Read More

The Big Short

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis

From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay... Read More

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

L. Poundie Burstein, Joseph N. Straus

Authors Burstein and Straus combine decades of teaching experience with concise prose, carefully curated musical examples, and a robust, skill-sharpening media program to illuminate the essential concepts of music theory.

Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author

Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Beverly Moss, Carole Clark Papper, Keith Walters

Built on the keystones of rhetoric, Everyone’s an Author provides a strong foundation for authoring in the digital age: in college essays, but also on Twitter; in print, but also online; with words, but also with sound, video, and images. It shows students that the... 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

Half-Earth

Half-Earth

Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson

In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to... Read More

Naked Money

Naked Money

A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters

Charles Wheelan

Consider the $20 bill.

It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty dollars? In the third... Read More

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

The digital edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition, offers everything you and your students love about Norton Anthologies—trusted texts and apparatus, an abundance of selections for classroom flexibility, and great value—now available... 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); Judaism,... Read More

Race in America

Race in America

Matthew Desmond, Mustafa Emirbayer

Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer, authors of The Racial Order, have written an undergraduate textbook on race relations for the twenty-first century. Every chapter of Race in America examines how racism intersects with other forms of social... Read More

Social Psychology

Social Psychology

Tom Gilovich, Dacher Keltner, Serena Chen, Richard E. Nisbett

Written by four award-winning teachers and researchers who represent the breadth and depth of the field, Social Psychology, Fourth Edition, encourages students to become critical thinkers about the research, theories, and applications of social psychology. The new... Read More

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Diane AckermanDiane Ackerman is the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses, the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife, Dawn Light, and many other books. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.
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