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Funeral for a Dog: A Novel

by Thomas Pletzinger & Ross Benjamin

“The kind of writing that makes us want to read the whole book as soon as possible; a shot of adrenaline that immediately takes us to a new world.”—David Varno, Words Without Borders Journalist Daniel...


Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization

by Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller

“Thoroughly enjoyable . . . an outstanding tale of cross-cultural fertilization.” —Booklist In 1872, China—ravaged by poverty, population growth, and aggressive European armies—sent 120 boys to America...


Epigenetics: How Environment Shapes Our Genes

by Richard C. Francis

Goodbye, genetic blueprint. . . . The first book for general readers ?on the game-changing field of epigenetics. The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights—some comforting, some...


The Emperor's Body: A Novel

by Peter Brooks

Napoleon, twenty years dead, rises like a phoenix over the politics of France and the destinies of three lovers. Against the historical backdrop of the French expedition in 1840 to retrieve Napoleon's body from...


Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

by Adrian Johns

“A superb account of the rise of modern broadcasting.” —Financial Times When the pirate operator Oliver Smedley shot and killed his rival Reg Calvert in Smedley’s country cottage on June 21, 1966, it...


Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

by Manjit Kumar

“A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative.”—San Francisco Chronicle Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum...


Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom

by Peg Kingman

Why would a runaway Virginia slave—having built a rewarding life in the East Indies as a silk merchant—risk everything by returning to America in 1840, eighteen years after taking her freedom? Anibaddh Lyngdoh...


Not Yet Drown'd: A Novel

by Peg Kingman

"Mysterious, intriguing, and just downright absorbing ... smart and full of atmosphere."-Boston GlobeCatherine MacDonald is astonished to receive from her twin brother-who had apparently drowned a year earlier...


Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

by Randi Hutter Epstein

"[An] engrossing survey of the history of childbirth."—Stephen Lowman, Washington PostMaking and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver—have mystified women and men throughout...


Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

by Stephen Greenblatt

"Greenblatt knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did."—John Leonard, ?Harper's A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short...


What Einstein Told His Cook 2: The Sequel: Further Adventures in Kitchen Science

by Marlene Parrish & Robert L. Wolke

The scientist in the kitchen tells us more about what makes our foods tick. This sequel to the best-selling What Einstein Told His Cook continues Bob Wolke's investigations into the science behind our foods—from...


"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

by Richard P. Feynman

The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure...


Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

by Bryan Sykes

From the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, a perfect book for anyone interested in the genetic history of Britain, Ireland, and America. One of the world's leading geneticists, Bryan Sykes has...


Respect in a World of Inequality

by Richard Sennett

The powerful case for a society of mutual respect.As various forms of social welfare were dismantled though the last decade of the twentieth century, many thinkers argued that human well-being was best served...


Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries)

by Barbara Goldsmith

Through family interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth-an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a...


Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (Fully Revised and Updated)

by Charles Wheelan & Burton G. Malkiel

"Explains our global economy in a way that is (gasp!) actually entertaining."-Book MagazineFinally! A book about economics that won't put you to sleep. In fact, you won't be able to put this bestseller down....


Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

by David Anderson

"A remarkable account of Britain's last stand in Kenya. This is imperial history at its very best."--John Hope FranklinIn "a gripping narrative that is all but impossible to put down" (Joseph C. Miller), Histories...


The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth

by Edward O. Wilson

The book that launched a movement: "Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

Called "one of the greatest men alive" by The Times of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an historic...


Poetry and Commitment

by Adrienne Rich & Mark Doty

In the traditional of great literary manifestos, Norton is proud to present this powerful work by Adrienne Rich. With passion, critical questioning, and humor, Adrienne Rich suggests how poetry has actually...


Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

“A brilliant and humane philosophy for our confused age.”—Samantha Power, author of A Problem from Hell Drawing on a broad range of disciplines, including history, literature, and philosophy—as well...