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The Norton Anthology of English Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 3009

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.

Give Me Liberty! An American History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1320

Give Me Liberty! An American History

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 with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool.

World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 704

World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions

Why are there wars? Why do countries struggle to cooperate to prevent genocides or to protect the environment? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Organised around the puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to the study of international relations, World Politics gives students the tools they need to think analytically about the field 's most compelling questions.

The Norton Anthology of World Religions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world 's major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..." Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Judaism brings together over 300 texts from pre-Israelite Mesopotamia to post-Holocaust Israel and America. The volume features Jack Miles 's illuminating General Introduction - “How the West Learned to Compare Religions” - as well as David Biale 's “Israel among the Nations,” a lively primer on Jewish history and the core teachings of Judaism.

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives. Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR an...

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

“Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographer We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue, and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages—of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-color illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity’s most important—and universal—information technology.

The Personality Puzzle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 832

The Personality Puzzle

The Personality Puzzle continues to lead the market by captivating students with David Funder 's fresh, masterful writing. New material on important research areas such as development and health, streamlined presentation of methods and assessment and added data graphics presented in a stunning new full-colour design make the seventh edition an even richer teaching tool.

How Humans Evolved
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

How Humans Evolved

How Humans Evolved teaches the processes that shape human evolution with a unique blend of evolutionary theory, population genetics, and behavioral ecology. The new edition continues to offer the most up-to-date research—in particular, significantly revised coverage of how recent discoveries are shaping our history of human evolution—while now giving you the best tools to engage your students in and out of the classroom.

The Norton Anthology of Poetry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 2256

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

The Fifth Edition retains the flexibility and breadth of selection that has defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus make it an even more useful teaching tool.

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions," say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang ...