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America

A Narrative History

David E. Shi

America is the leading narrative history because students love to read it. Additional coverage of immigration enhances the timeliness of the narrative. New Chapter Opener videos, History Skills Tutorials, and Norton’s adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, help students... 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

Essential Cell Biology

Essential Cell Biology

Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D. Johnson, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter

This text features lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations, making it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fifth Edition maintains its focus on the latest cell biology research. For the... Read More

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk

Michael Lewis

"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show... Read More

Mama's Last Hug

Mama's Last Hug

Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of... Read More

The Norton Introduction to Literature

The Norton Introduction to Literature

Kelly J. Mays

This unparalleled collection offers the trusted writing guidance students need, along with the exciting mix of the stories, poems, and plays instructors want. The Thirteenth Edition adds more contemporary and diverse works to engage today’s students, and new... 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

Psychology in Your Life

Psychology in Your Life

Michael Gazzaniga, Sarah Grison

Master teacher Sarah Grison has set the new standard for introductory psychology texts. Through a NEW study unit format based on learning research, concepts are presented in a pedagogically consistent, accessible way. Learning Goal Activities and InQuizitive, Norton’s... Read More

Shortest Way Home

Shortest Way Home

One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Pete Buttigieg

Once described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians. First elected... Read More

These Truths

These Truths

A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality,... Read More

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe

Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, George Blumenthal

Research shows that active learning supports deeper, long-term understanding. The Third Edition text and media package gives students more opportunities to interact with astronomy—both in real life and online. The new edition provides all the resources you need to make it... Read More

The Wall

The Wall

A Novel

John Lanchester

Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are... Read More

You May Ask Yourself

You May Ask Yourself

An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist

Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley’s unconventional narrative uses personal anecdotes and current examples to help students understand big ideas. Chapter-opening Paradoxes stimulate sociological thinking. And NEW Practice activities—in text and online—invite readers to “make the familiar... Read More

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