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Reads tagged with “Avi Ofer”

Alain de Botton’s Animated Field Guide to Surviving Heartbreak and Embracing Need as a Central Dignity of Relationships
Alain de Botton’s Animated Field Guide to Surviving Heartbreak and Embracing Need as a Central Dignity of Relationships

A resaning antidote to one of the most dangerous and damaging romantic myths in our culture.

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Why Do We Love? An Animated Inquiry Into Romance by Philosopher Skye Cleary
Why Do We Love? An Animated Inquiry Into Romance by Philosopher Skye Cleary

“Love is a passion to be chosen and mastered, not sacrificed to.”

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Jane Goodall Tells Her Remarkable Life-Story, Animated
Jane Goodall Tells Her Remarkable Life-Story, Animated

How, in the midst of twentieth-century patriarchy, a young woman without so much as a university degree forever changed the course of modern science.

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The Fascinating Science of How Trees Communicate, Animated
The Fascinating Science of How Trees Communicate, Animated

“Trees are the foundation of forests, but a forest is much more than what you see.”

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Behind the Trees: Neil Gaiman’s Philosophical Dream, Animated
Behind the Trees: Neil Gaiman’s Philosophical Dream, Animated

A weird and wonderful journey into the woodland of the subconscious.

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The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light
The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light

“In a period of intense suffering, Van Gogh was somehow able to perceive and represent one of the most supremely difficult concepts nature has ever brought before mankind.”

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