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Reads tagged with “sustainability”

Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities
Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities

What airports have to do with Medieval towns, Brooklyn’s bookstores and Le Corbusier.

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Astonish Me: A Beautiful Short Film About the Mysteries of Nature
Astonish Me: A Beautiful Short Film About the Mysteries of Nature

What Harry Potter has to do with the enigmas of the natural world and the beauty of the unknown.

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Akule: Magnificent Black-and-White Underwater Photographs
Akule: Magnificent Black-and-White Underwater Photographs

What underwater tornadoes have to do with marine sustainability and Captain Cook’s death.

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Project Earth: A Resource-Based Economy Explained
Project Earth: A Resource-Based Economy Explained

What collaborative consumption has to do with life after Earth and the ego of science.

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5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2
5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2

From life before birth to living with death, or what marine life has to do with global equality.

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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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Book of Ice: DJ Spooky’s Cross-Disciplinary Antarctica Project
Book of Ice: DJ Spooky’s Cross-Disciplinary Antarctica Project

What emancipated penguins have to do with digital archives, propaganda art and the future of remix culture.

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Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life
Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life

How to name a new species after your exwife, or what bioluminescent fish have to do with world peace.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two

How to get eaten by mushrooms, why we’re all African, and what language has to do with genetics.

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7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age
7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age

Reining in the maker movement, or what 3-D printed bikinis have to do with adjustable-height dog dishes.

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