Author: Samuel Adler
ISBN: 9780393283730
Publisher: W. W. Norton

The book that set the standard for orchestration texts.

Written by a renowned composer whose works have been performed by major orchestras around the world, The Study of Orchestration is the only text that explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and shows students how a master composer approaches orchestration. The fourth edition invites students to experience the instruments through online audio and video recordings and now offers more coverage of writing for band.
Author: K. N. King
ISBN: 9780393979503
Publisher: W. W. Norton

The first edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach was popular with students and faculty alike because of its clarity and comprehensiveness as well as its trademark Q&A sections.

Professor King's spiral approach made it accessible to a broad range of readers, from beginners to more advanced students. With adoptions at over 225 colleges, the first edition was one of the leading C textbooks of the last ten years. The second edition maintains all the book's popular features and brings it up to date with coverage of the C99 standard. The new edition also adds a significant number of exercises and longer programming projects, and includes extensive revisions and updates.
Author: K. N. King
ISBN: 9780393974379
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Aimed at the traditional CS1 course, Java Programming emphasizes object-oriented design, problem-solving, and good programming style, without overwhelming students with extraneous information.

Assuming no prior programming experience, the book provides coverage of basic concepts in computer science as a springboard for more advanced discussion.
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN: 9780393934519
Publisher: W. W. Norton

The leading textbook by the leading scholar.

This text, the classic introduction to modern China for students and general readers, emerged from Spence’s highly successful introductory course at Yale, in which he traced the beginnings of modern China to internal developments beginning in the early 17th century. Strong on social and political history, as well as Chinese culture and its intersections with politics, this paperback is a longstanding leader in the survey course on modern China.