Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

214 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
The Match
"Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter
Written by Beth Whitehouse


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0121-9 (0-8070-0121-X)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

Katie Trebing was diagnosed at three months old with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare form of anemia that prevents bone marrow from producing red blood cells. Even with a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions, she faced... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Scorched Earth
Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Written by Fred A. Wilcox
Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-138-0 (1-60980-138-5)

Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people–including 500,000 children–are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Waiting for an Army to Die
The Tragedy of Agent Orange
Written by Fred A. Wilcox


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-136-6 (1-60980-136-9)

“I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it,” said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange–the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange–tells this young... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity
Standard Methods for Mammals
Edited by Don E. Wilson, James D. Nichols, Mercedes Foster, F. Russell Cole and Rasanayagam Rudran


Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 1996
Price: $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-637-9 (1-56098-637-9)

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Mammals provides a comprehensive manual for designing and implementing inventories of mammalian biodiversity anywhere in the world and for any group, from rodents to open-country grazers. The book emphasizes formal estimation approaches, which supply data that can be compared across habitats and over... Read more >

Exam Copy
Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
Written by Edward O. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76867-8 (0-679-76867-X)

In this groundbreaking book, American biologist Edward O. Wilson, argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience--the proof that everything in our world is organized in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws that comprise the principles underlying every branch of learning... Read more >

Exam Copy
Edison's Eve
A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life
Written by Gaby Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3158-0 (1-4000-3158-3)

National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist

During the eighteenth century, the inventor Jacques de Vaucanson created a mechanical duck that seemingly could digest and excrete its food. A few decades later, Europeans fell in love with “the Turk,” a celebrated chess-playing machine built in 1769. Thomas Edison was obsessed for... Read more >

Exam Copy
Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-309-3 (1-58834-309-X)

As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Nonzero
The Logic of Human Destiny
Written by Robert Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75894-5 (0-679-75894-1)

In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history, and discerning where history will lead us next.

In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Brother Gardeners
A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45475-1 (0-307-45475-4)

Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America.

In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Brother Gardeners
Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27023-8 (0-307-27023-8)

This is the fascinating story of a small group of eighteenth-century naturalists who made Britain a nation of gardeners and the epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. It’s the story of a garden revolution that began in America.

In 1733, the American farmer John Bartram dispatched two boxes of plants and seeds... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74460-9 (0-307-74460-4)

On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Chasing Venus
The Race to Measure the Heavens
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70017-9 (0-307-70017-8)

The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.

On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Founding Gardeners
The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Written by Andrea Wulf


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39068-4 (0-307-39068-3)

For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty and a belief in the greatness of their new nation.

Founding Gardeners is an exploration of that obsession, telling the story of the revolutionary generation from... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Choosing Naia
A Family's Journey
Written by Mitchell Zuckoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2817-9 (0-8070-2817-7)

A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family’s journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology, and disability rights; destined to become required reading for anyone touched by any of these issues.

Choosing Naia . . . is a refreshing tale in an age in which medical technology encourages us... Read more >
View pages: 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Page 9 of 9