The Norton Reader

Author: Melissa Goldthwaite
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393264114
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.

The Norton Reader with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Melissa Goldthwaite
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393617416
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Literary Collections

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE. The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre available in a concise edition. "

The Little Norton Reader

Author: Melissa Goldthwaite
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 039326582X
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre:

The Little Norton Reader presents 50 essays from the first 50 years of The Norton Reader, classics like the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" along with newer favorites such as "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and "Fun Home." Its small size makes it portable, and its low price makes it affordable.

Give Me Liberty An American History

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393603415
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: 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. The best-selling Seagull Edition is also available in full color for the first time.

American Government

Author: Theodore J. Lowi
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393922464
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Political Science

A brief text that gets students thinking analytically.

Writing on the Job

Author: John C. Brereton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393039692
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers sample documents and stylistic advice for writing letters, memos, manuals, minutes, and resumes.

The Norton Sampler Short Essays for Composition Eighth Edition

Author: Thomas Cooley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393919463
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A trusted collection of short essays arranged by rhetorical mode—with charming, practical writing instruction. With 71 readings (half new to this edition), well-written writing instruction (including templates to help students get started), and new navigation features that make it very easy to use, The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged reader that practices what it preaches about good writing.

Patterns for College Writing

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312676841
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.

Extra Lives

Author: Tom Bissell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307379283
Release Date: 2010-06-08
Genre: Social Science

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know. Until recently, Bissell was somewhat reluctant to admit to his passion for games. In this, he is not alone. Millions of adults spend hours every week playing video games, and the industry itself now reliably outearns Hollywood. But the wider culture seems to regard video games as, at best, well designed if mindless entertainment. Extra Lives is an impassioned defense of this assailed and misunderstood art form. Bissell argues that we are in a golden age of gaming—but he also believes games could be even better. He offers a fascinating and often hilarious critique of the ways video games dazzle and, just as often, frustrate. Along the way, we get firsthand portraits of some of the best minds (Jonathan Blow, Clint Hocking, Cliff Bleszinski, Peter Molyneux) at work in video game design today, as well as a shattering and deeply moving final chapter that describes, in searing detail, Bissell’s descent into the world of Grand Theft Auto IV, a game whose themes mirror his own increasingly self-destructive compulsions. Blending memoir, criticism, and first-rate reportage, Extra Lives is like no other book on the subject ever published. Whether you love video games, loathe video games, or are merely curious about why they are becoming the dominant popular art form of our time, Extra Lives is required reading. From the Hardcover edition.

The Norton Anthology of World Literature

Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0393919625
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Fiction

Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most-trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Shorter Third Edition—a completely new team of scholar-teachers—have made this respected text brand-new in all the best ways. Dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of new illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a wealth of media resources all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of “the Norton” ever published.

The Norton Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Gideon Rosen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393932201
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: Philosophy

Edited by a team of four leading philosophers, The Norton Introduction to Philosophy introduces students to contemporary perspectives on major philosophical issues and questions. This text features an impressive array of readings, including 25 specially-commissioned essays by prominent philosophers. A student-friendly presentation, a handy format, and a low price make The Norton Introduction to Philosophy as accessible and affordable as it is up-to-date.

The Little Seagull Handbook Second Edition

Author: Richard Bullock
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393935809
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Reference

A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do. The Little Seagull Handbook offers the kind of succinct advice students need about grammar, punctuation, documentation, and the writing process—an in addition, it covers the kinds of writing they are most often assigned—reports, analyses, narratives, and more. The second edition includes unique help for students whose primary language is not English. Available in two versions—with and without exercises.

The Norton Psychology Reader

Author: Gary Fred Marcus
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393927121
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

The perfect supplement to introductory psychology texts, The Norton Psychology Reader includes the best contemporary writing on the study of human behavior.