Academics

Academics

Academic Textbooks Required for 2013-2014

Lower School

Textbooks for Lower School students must be ordered online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore. All Upper School textbooks are available at the St. Albans Bookstore during Upper School student registration.

Upper School

Below is an Upper School required textbook list for parents who are interested in acquiring a second set of books to keep at home or who want to purchase less expensive used copies of texts.

NOTE: If you are taking coordinate classes offered at National Cathedral School, click on the following link for important information - Obtaining Books for Coordinate Classes at NCS  

Upper School: English

Course Title ISBN Publisher
English I Vocab. For the College Bound 978-1597-65104-1 Amsco
English I Holt HandbookTrad. 6th Course 978-0030-99005-2 Houghton
English I The Odyssey 978-0140-26886-7 Random House
English I Midsummer Night's Dream 978-0743-47754-5 Random House
English I Intro. To Poetry 13th Ed. 978-0205-68612-4 Pearson
English II Henry IV Part I 978-0743-48504-3 Random House
English II Beowulf 978-0140-44931-0 Random House
English II Canterbury Tales Edition to be determined  
English II Harbrace College Handbook 16th Ed.  978-1413-01031-2 Houghton
English II Sir Gawain/ Green Knight 0393930254 Norton/Peoples
English II Grendel 978-0679-72311-0 Random House
English II Everyman 978-0573-66241-6 Samuel French
English II A Separate Peace 978-0743-25397-0 Random House
American Literary Trad. Norton Anth. American Lit. Shorter 7th Edition Bundle
w/ Scarlet Letter & Huck Finn
978-3931-88257 Peoples
American Literary Trad. The Great Gatsby 978-0743-27356-5 Amazon
Creative Writing The Granta Book of the American Short Story:
V 2
 978-1847089786 Amazon
Creative Writing The Making of a Poem 978-0393-32178-4 Amazon
Dantes Eternal Vision The Portable Dante 978-0142-43754-4 Random House
Expository Writing Elements of Style 978-0205-31342-6 Pearson
Expository Writing The Truth of the Matter: The Art & Craft in
Creative Nonfiction
0321277619 Pearson
Expository Writing The Art of Styling Sentences:
20 Patterns for Success 5th Edition
978-0764-14783-8 Barrons
Comparative Literature Hamlet  978-0140-71454-8 Random House
Comparative Literature Sorrows of Young Werther 978-0451-52962-6 Random House
Comparative Literature Norton Anth. Of Western Literature
Volume 2 
978-0393-92616-3 People
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Lost in the City 978-0060-79528-3 Harper Collins
Crossroads in
American Fict.
The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn 978-1571-31414-7 Milkweed
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Brown Girl, Brownstone 978-1558-61498-7 Amazon
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Bless Me, Ultima 978-0446-67536-9 Amazon
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Intrepreter of Maladies 978-0395-92720-5 Amazon
Crossroads in
American Fict.
The Assistant 978-0374-50484-7 Amazon
Crossroads in
American Fict.
The Rain God 978-0380-76393-1 Amazon
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Counting 978-1571-31414-7 WordWorks
Crossroads in
American Fict.
Uncle Tom's Children  978-0061-45020-4 Amazon
Caribbean Literature The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English 978-0-140-4260-7 Penguin
Caribbean Literature The Classic Slave Narratives 978-0451-53213-8 Amazon
Caribbean Literature Benito Cereno 978-1611-04391-4 Amazon
Caribbean Literature The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man 0-14-018402-3 Penguin
Caribbean Literature Annie John 978-0374-52510-1 Amazon
Caribbean Literature Masters of the Dew 978-1584328490 Educa Vision
Stream of Consciousness To the Lighthouse 9781907523588 Amazon
Stream of Consciousness Ulyssess 978-1840-22635-5 Amazon
Stream of Consciousness The Sound and the Fury 978-0393-96481-3 Amazon
Narrative Film TBD    

Upper School: Foreign Languages
- Latin

 
Course Title ISBN Publisher
Latin II Ecce Romani Book II  0801312027 Pearson
Latin II Bantam College Latin Dictionary 9780553590128 Bantam
Latin III Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader 978-0673-58920-0 Pearson
Latin III A Caesar Reader 978-0865-16696-7 Bolchazy
Latin III A Cicero Reader 978-0865-16713-1 Bolchazy
Latin III

Lingua Latina Pars II Roma Aeterna

978-1585-10314-0

Focus Publishing, R. Pullins Company

Latin III/IV Bantam College Latin Dictionary 9780553590128 Amsco
Latin IV A Millionaire's Dinner Party 978-0199120253 Oxford University Press
Latin IV Love and Transformation: An Ovid Reader 978-0673-58920-0 Pearson
AP Latin Lit . Vergil's Aeneid 978-0865-16764-3 Bolchazy
AP Latin Lit . Caesar Selections 978-0865-6752-0 Bolchazy
Advanced Classics Seminar A Suetonius Reader 978-0865-16716-2 Bolchazy
Advanced Classics Seminar A Roman Verse Reader 978-0865-16685-1 Bolchazy

- French

Course Title ISBN Publisher
French I Comprehension orale Niveau 1+CD 978-2090-35202-3 Schoenhoffs
French I Deuxieme Livre 978-087720-470-1 Amsco
French II Graded French Reader 6th Ed. 978-0618-57474-2 Houghton
French II Comprehension orale Niveau 1+CD 978-2090-35202-3 Schoenhoffs
French III French 3 Years Workbook 978-1567-65331-1 Amsco
French III L'Aguille Creuse 978-2253-00141-6 Schoenhoffs
French IV Comprehension orale 2+CD 978-2090-35206-1 Schoenhoffs
French IV Une fois Pour toutes 0801308259 Schoenhoffs
French IV Litterature progressive du Francais niveau intermediare 2090337567 Schoenhoffs
French IV Les Dossiers d l'Actualite Magazine Schoenhoffs
French V Allons Au-Dela 0133179532 Pearson
AP French Les Dossiers d l'Actualite Magazine Continental or Schoenhoffs
AP French Allons Au-Dela 0133179532 Pearson

- Greek

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Greek I Athenaze I 978-0195-14956-2 Oxford
Greek II Athenaze I 978-0195-14956-2 Oxford

- Japanese

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Japanese II Kimono II text 978-0821-91039-9 EMC
Japanese III Adventures in Japanese Vol.II Text 978-0887-27577-7 Cheng&Tsui
Japanese III Adventures in Japanese II Workbook 978-0887-27429-9 Cheng&Tsui
Japanese IV Genki II An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Wkbk.  978-4789014441 Kinokuniya Bks. NYNY
Japanese IV Genki II An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese Text 978-4789014434 Kinokuniya Bks. NYNY
AP Japanese Adventures In Japanese IV Text/Workbook 9780887275807/Bundle Cheng&Tsui

- Spanish

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Spanish I Arriba 6th Edition 978-0073-53442-8 Pearson
Spanish I Arriba 6th Edition Student Activities Manual 9780205740451 Pearson
Spanish II Complete Spanish Grammar 9780071763431 McGraw Hill
Spanish II/Spanish II Honors 501 Spanish Verbs 9780764197970 Barrons
Spanish II Honors Manual de Gramatica 9781111836818 Cengage
Spanish III Imagina  978-1605-76248-7 Vista
Spanish III Imagina Student Act. Manual 978-1605-76159-6 Vista
Hon. Span III Pasajes wkbk 7th ed. 9780077264123 McGraw Hill
Hon. Span III Pasajes Lengua 7th ed. 978-0073-38523-5 McGraw Hill
Hon. Span III Pasajes Cultura 7th ed. 978-0077-26410-9 McGraw Hill
Spanish IV Revista 3rd Editon 9781600078569 Vista
Honors Spanish IV Dos Novelas Cortas 0471005975 People
Honors Spanish IV Encuentros Maravillosos 0673215962 Pearson
AP Spanish V Cronica de una Muerte 0801315891 Pearson
AP Spanish V AP Spanish 14 Preparing for Language and Culture Examination 0133238016 Pearson
Spanish VI Azulejo 9781938026232 Wayside

Upper School: History

Course Title ISBN Publisher
US History Narrative of the Life of an American Slave 978-0312-25737-8 VHPS
US History Give Me Liberty: An American History 1vol.3rd ed 978-0393-91189-3 Norton
US History Birth of Republic 4th Edition 978-0226923420 Univ. of Chicago Press
US History Pocket Guide to Writing History 7th Ed. 978-0312-53503-2 VHPS
US History If I Die in a Combat Zone 978-0312610418 Random House
ASTRA The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the
Discovery of  Beauty and Terror of Science
978-1400031870 Amazon
Cities and Civilzation Gates of Fire 978-0553-38368-3 Random House
Making of the Modern World Short Intro. to the Renaissance 978-0192-80163-0 Oxford Univ. Press

Upper School: Math

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Algebra I Algebra I Classic Edition 020132458X Pearson
Geometry Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge 0866099654 Houghton
Finite Math Finite Math w/Applications 0030558646 Thomson
Algebra II Algebra and Trigonometry with
Wiley Plus Access
978-0-470-43741-4 Wiley
Honors Algebra II Algebra and Trigonometry with
Wiley Plus Access
978-0-470-43741-4 Wiley
Precalculus Precalculus Math for Calculus 6th Edition 9780840068071 Houghton/Cengage
Honors Precalculus Precalculus Math for Calculus 6th Edition 9780840068071 Houghton/Cengage
HLAVC Contemporary Linear Algebra 9780471163626 People
HLAVC Mulitivariable Calculus 9th Ed. 9780470183465 People
HLAVC Flatland 048627263X Amazon
Intro. To Calculus Calculus of a Single Variable 0618503048 Houghton
Calculus Calculus of a Single Variable 0618503048 Houghton
AP Calculus Calculus Concepts 1559531177 Key Curriculum Press
Statistics Intro. To Statistics 3rd AP Edition  9781439047491 Cengage/Brooks Cole
Statistics HTP AP Statistics 2008 5th 0764140892 Barrons

Upper School: Religion 

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Bible Zondervan NRSV Bible 9780310902386 Amazon
Encountering God Mere Christianity 0805420460 Amazon
Ethics Mahabarahta 9780226568225 Univ. of Chicago Press
Ethics The Power and the Glory 9780142437308 Penguin
Ethics Night 9780374500016 Amazon

Upper School: Science

Course Title ISBN Publisher
Biology Biology w/digital 978-013-36695-1 Pearson
AP Biology Biology 8th Edition or 9th Edtion 978-0321-54325-7 or
0321558235
Pearson
Chemistry World of Cihemstry 978-0618-56276-3 Houghton
Hon. Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

 978-1439049402

Cengage

AP Chemistry Chemistry:A Central Science AP 11th Ed. 978-0136-07879-7 Pearson
AP Chemistry Lab Notebook  978-1930-88274-4 Amazon
Physics Physics: Principles and Problems 9780076592524 McGraw Hill
AP Physics B Physics Giancoli 978-0131-84661-6 Pearson
AP Physics C Understanding Physics 978-0471-37099-1 Wiley
Biotechnology Lab Notebook  978-1930-88274-4 Amazon
Vertebrates Zoology Vertebrates 5th Edition 978-007-304058-5 McGraw Hill
 

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