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Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Dave Arnold

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked. With Liquid Intelligence , the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his ...
  
  











  



  
"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools. “They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social ...
  
  











  



  
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe

Anchor, 1994

Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. ...
  
  











  



  
The Italian Americans: A History
Maria Laurino

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history. In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and The Sopranos , Laurino reveals ...
  
  











  



  
Give Me Liberty!: An American History (Seagull Fourth Edition) (Vol. 1)
Eric Foner

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

The leading text, in a compact, value edition. Clear, concise, integrated, and up-to-date, Give Me Liberty! is a proven success with teachers and students. Eric Foner pulls the pieces of the past together into a cohesive picture, using the theme of freedom throughout. The Fourth Edition features stronger coverage of American religion and a reinforced pedagogical program aimed at fostering effective reading and study skills. The Seagull ...
  
  











  



  
Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (Revised and Updated)
Michael Ruhlman, Brian Polcyn

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

An essential update of the perennial bestseller. Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, pâtés, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide ...
  
  











  



  
Flash Boys
Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short , Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different ...
  
  











  



  
The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)
Lawrence Hill

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name ) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis ( Ray, The Help ), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ( Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men ), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. ( A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire ), and features Lyriq ...
  
  











  



  
The Science of Interstellar
Kip Thorne

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar , from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar , from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar , Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar , shows us that the ...
  
  











  



  
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and ...
  
  











  



  
The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster

Bullseye Books, 1988

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” ( The New Yorker) , this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.  For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of ...
  
  











  



  
Frankenstein (Dover Thrift Editions)
Mary Shelley

Dover Publications, 1994

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein . The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. Considering the novel's enduring success, it is remarkable that it began merely as a whim of Lord Byron's. "We will each write a story," ...
  
  











  



  
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

Vintage International, 1995

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college ...
  
  











  



  
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared M. Diamond

W. W. Norton & Company, 1999

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books ) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent ...
  
  











  



  
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Bruce Schneier

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

You are under surveillance right now. Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The ...
  
  











  



  
Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
Sarah Chayes

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with ...
  
  











  



  
Give Me Liberty!: An American History (Seagull Fourth Edition) (Vol. 2)
Eric Foner

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

The leading text, in a compact, value edition. Clear, concise, integrated, and up-to-date, Give Me Liberty! is a proven success with teachers and students. Eric Foner pulls the pieces of the past together into a cohesive picture, using the theme of freedom throughout. The Fourth Edition features stronger coverage of American religion and a reinforced pedagogical program aimed at fostering effective reading and study skills. The Seagull ...
  
  











  



  
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess

W. W. Norton & Company, 1995

Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles. A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his ...
  
  











  



  
The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume 1: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism; Volume 2: Judaism, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A landmark work in which the six major, living, international world religions speak to readers in their own words. 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, Christianity, and Islam (Volume 2). The anthology brings ...
  
  











  



  
"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings (Second Edition)
Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2012

The best-selling text/reader on academic writing. They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves—and provide stimulating ...
  
  











  








   



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