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The Big Picture: Ellen Bass’s Immense and Intimate Poem of Perspective and Persistence, Read by Amanda Palmer
The Big Picture: Ellen Bass’s Immense and Intimate Poem of Perspective and Persistence, Read by Amanda Palmer

On the precious smallnesses that matter amid the vast and transitory maelstrom of matter.

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Water: A Stunning Celebration of the Element of Life Based on Indian Folklore
Water: A Stunning Celebration of the Element of Life Based on Indian Folklore

“We need nature — water, sun, air — to survive, but she doesn’t really need us. She is generous to us, but she has some conditions, and we have to respect them.”

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You Are Stardust: Stunning Illustrated Dioramas Teaching Kids About the Universe
You Are Stardust: Stunning Illustrated Dioramas Teaching Kids About the Universe

“Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born.”

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Designers on Top: MoMA’s Paola Antonelli on the Evolution of Design
Designers on Top: MoMA’s Paola Antonelli on the Evolution of Design

The quest for elegance and empowerment, or how design went from process to authorship.

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Plink Plink! Celebrate World Water Day with Vintage Children’s Illustrations circa 1954
Plink Plink! Celebrate World Water Day with Vintage Children’s Illustrations circa 1954

A marvelous mid-century homage to Earth’s lifeblood.

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Favorite Books of 2018
Favorite Books of 2018

The anatomy of feeling, the science of psychedelics, Ursula K. Le Guin’s final poetry collection, arresting essays by Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit, Anne Lamott, and Audre Lorde, a physicist’s lyrical meditation on science and spirituality, and more.

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Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Merton’s Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement
Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Merton’s Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement

“Technics and wisdom are not by any means opposed. On the contrary, the duty of our age… is to unite them in a supreme humility which will result in a totally self-forgetful creativity and service.”

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5½ Favorite Food Books of 2012
5½ Favorite Food Books of 2012

From Thomas Jefferson to the secret history of coffee, by way of urban farming and Downton Abbey.

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The Gnomes of Gnù: Umberto Eco Teaches Kids About Ecology Through Abstract Art
The Gnomes of Gnù: Umberto Eco Teaches Kids About Ecology Through Abstract Art

A beautiful allegory about ecological collapse and salvation.

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The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

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