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Favorite Books of 2019
Favorite Books of 2019

From the hidden universe beneath our feet to delight as a countercultural force of courage and resistance, by way of Patti Smith, Toni Morrison, and the Greek myths.

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The Greatest Science Books of 2016
The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.

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How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell
How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell

“The world of scents is at least as rich as the world of sight.”

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The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: How to Live with Presence, Break the Tyranny of Productivity, and Learn to See Our Everyday Wonderland

“When you look closely at anything familiar, it transmogrifies into something unfamiliar.”

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The Art of Looking: Eleven Ways of Viewing the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: Eleven Ways of Viewing the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”

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Does Your Dog Really Love You and What Does That Really Mean? A Journey in Cognitive Science and Moral Philosophy
Does Your Dog Really Love You and What Does That Really Mean? A Journey in Cognitive Science and Moral Philosophy

“Our inability to read dogs’ emotions well probably begins with our inability to understand our own emotions well.”

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The Secret Life of Smell and What Dogs Can Teach Us About Accessing Hidden Layers of Reality
The Secret Life of Smell and What Dogs Can Teach Us About Accessing Hidden Layers of Reality

“To follow animals is to become more attuned to our own existence.”

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Why Not to Put a Raincoat on Your Dog: A Cognitive Scientist Explains the Canine Umwelt
Why Not to Put a Raincoat on Your Dog: A Cognitive Scientist Explains the Canine Umwelt

“If we want to understand the life of any animal, we need to know what things are meaningful to it.”

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The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites
The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

Soul-stirring, brain-expanding reads on intuition, love, grief, attention, education, and the meaning of life.

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