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The 11 Best Science Books of 2011
The 11 Best Science Books of 2011

From Infinity to Fibonacci, or what religious mythology has to do with the inner workings of field science.

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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011
The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011

From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick.

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Brain Pickings Redux 2010
Brain Pickings Redux 2010

A year’s worth of ideas, inspiration and innovation from culture’s collective brain.

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The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011
The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011

What the world’s last living nomads have to do with Victorian strongwomen, tweed, and the unseen Beatles.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp Visualizes Brain Pickings
NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp Visualizes Brain Pickings

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