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Everything Sings: Countercultural Cartography of the Invisible Life of a Neighborhood
Everything Sings: Countercultural Cartography of the Invisible Life of a Neighborhood

What Ira Glass has to do with atlas antagonism, or what plotting carved pumpkins reveals about place.

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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge
Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

Going beyond biology’s limits, or how laboratory advances will change the way we think about the law.

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Driving with Plato: Life Lessons from History’s Greatest Minds
Driving with Plato: Life Lessons from History’s Greatest Minds

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10 Life Lessons from Esquire’s “What I’ve Learned” Interviews
10 Life Lessons from Esquire’s “What I’ve Learned” Interviews

From 50 Cent to Julia Child, or what Apocalypse Now has to do with sperm whales.

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From Old Books: Heaven for the Visual Bibliophile
From Old Books: Heaven for the Visual Bibliophile

Making good use of geocentric models of the universe, or how to brush up on 18th-century British slang.

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Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings
Architects’ Sketchbooks: Behind the World’s Most Magnificent Buildings

How to limn a skyscraper in a line, or why the Centre Pompidou was inspired by a Chinese bamboo hat.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious
The Book of Symbols: Carl Jung’s Catalog of the Unconscious

Why Sarah Palin identifies with the grizzly bear, or what the unconscious knows but doesn’t reveal.

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The Influencing Machine: A Brief Visual History of the Media
The Influencing Machine: A Brief Visual History of the Media

What a statue of Saddam has to do with cognitive bias, or how to think critically about improving information.

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Albertus Seba’s Amazing Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Albertus Seba’s Amazing Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Getting a private viewing of the King Bird of Paradise, or how to set the exchange rate for flying squid.

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