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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $69.00
  • December 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93563-9
  • 496 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.


Essential Listening


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Scott DeVeaux (Author, University of Virginia), Gary Giddins (Author, The Leon Levy Center for Biography)

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Available at no cost to professors or students, Norton coursepacks for online or hybrid courses are available in a variety of formats, and include chapter-based assignments, test banks and quizzes, interactive learning tools, and selected content from the StudySpace website.

Blackboard 9.1 LEARN Coursepack Access Resource
Angel 7.4 Coursepack Access Resource
Moodle 2.1 Coursepack Access Resource
Moodle Coursepack Access Resource
Desire2Learn Coursepack Access Resource
Listening Quizzes only, Blackboard Access Resource
Canvas, IMS Access Resource

Instructor's Manual

The Instructor's Manual by Ryan Jones is tailored to the Essentials Edition and includes teaching strategies; sample course syllabi; suggestions for reading, listening, and viewing; questions and prompts for class discussion and research papers; and outlines for every chapter. Also available is a comprehensive discography by Ted Panken.

Instructor's Manual, PDF Access Resource

Lecture PowerPoints

Lecture PowerPoints are available for classroom use.

Lecture PowerPointsChapter 4
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Art Slides

Images and figures from the text are available for classroom use.

Art Slides, PowerPointChapter 4
(PPT, 1.96 MB)

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Art Slides, JPEGPhoto 4.05
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Photo 4.06
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Test Bank

John Murphy (Author,  University of North Texas)

Norton uses an innovative, evidenced-based model to deliver high-quality and pedagogically effective quizzes and testing materials. The framework to develop our test banks, quizzes, and support materials is the result of collaboration with leading academic researchers and advisers with the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The result: Assessment resources that; (a) define expected student competencies; (b) provide even distribution of concepts and topics; and (c) ensure links to topics are specific, not general.

All Norton test banks are available with Exam View Test Generator software, allowing instructors to effortlessly create, administer, and manage assessments, and making it easy to create customized exams. Other key features include the ability to create paper exams with algorithmically generated variables and export files directly to Blackboard, WebCT, and Angel.

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Test Bank, EXAMVIEW® 6.2 BNK Data Banks Only
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Test Bank, Blackboard 6-7 Access Resource
Test Bank, Blackboard 7.1-9 Access Resource
Test Bank, Blackboard CE / Vista (WebCT CE 6 / Vista 4) Access Resource
Test Bank, Angel 7.4 Access Resource
Test Bank, PDF Access Resource
Test Bank, Word (RTF) Access Resource


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Instructor's Resource Disc

W. W. Norton (Author)

This valuable and unique classroom presentation tool includes two discs:

• Disc One, with Lecture PowerPoint slides and a separate set of art PowerPoints featuring photographs from the text.

• Disc Two, with Jazz Concepts Audio / Video Podcasts and Author Insight Podcasts. more

Instructor's Resource Disc, CD-ROM Request an Exam Copy