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Adjustment Day

Adjustment Day

A Novel

Chuck Palahniuk

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously... 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 Enjoyment of Music

The Enjoyment of Music

Kristine Forney, Andrew Dell'Antonio

For more than 60 years, this text has led the way in preparing students for a lifetime of listening to great music and understanding its cultural and historical context. The Thirteenth Edition builds on this foundation with NEW coverage of performance and musical style. NEW... Read More

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

A Toolkit for a Global Age

Kenneth J. Guest

The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The... Read More

The Gulf

The Gulf

The Making of An American Sea

Jack E. Davis

Hailed as a “nonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond’s best-seller Collapse, and Simon Winchester’s Atlantic” (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis’s The Gulf is “by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for... Read More

Microbiology

Microbiology

The Human Experience

John W. Foster, Zarrintaj Aliabadi, Joan L. Slonczewski

The only book to be written from the ground up with thoroughly integrated case histories, this text helps students work through foundational microbiology concepts. Concepts are laid out in a pedagogically consistent, accessible way and students are invited to apply those... Read More

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to... Read More

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Stephen Greenblatt

The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources.... Read More

The Overstory

The Overstory

A Novel

Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes... Read More

The Real World

The Real World

Kerry Ferris, Jill Stein

The Real World succeeds in classrooms because it focuses on the perspective that students know best—their own. In every chapter, Ferris and Stein use examples from everyday life and pop culture to draw students into thinking sociologically and to show the relevance... Read More

They Say / I Say

They Say / I Say

The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Cathy Birkenstein, Gerald Graff

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic... Read More

Tyrant

Tyrant

Shakespeare on Politics

Stephen Greenblatt

As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the... Read More

War on Peace

War on Peace

The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Ronan Farrow

US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America’s place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America’s deals and protect its citizens around the world are... Read More

The West

The West

A New History

David A. Bell, Anthony Grafton

This beautifully written history recenters the West and rekindles the past in a vivid narrative crafted for beginning students. Grafton and Bell tell the epic story of a West engaged in a continuing search for order across politics, society, and culture, driven by internal... Read More

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