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Stone Is Not Cold: Miroslav Šašek’s Playful Vintage Children’s Illustrations of Classical Sculpture
Stone Is Not Cold: Miroslav Šašek’s Playful Vintage Children’s Illustrations of Classical Sculpture

Medusa goes to the hairdresser, or what Cicero has to do with press conferences.

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Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager
Richard Feynman’s Mischievous Nobel Prize Wager

Fifteen dollars of irreverence and honor, or how to avoid “occupational disease.”

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This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit
This Will Make You Smarter: 151 Big Thinkers Each Pick a Concept to Enhance Your Cognitive Toolkit

The importance of “the umwelt,” or why failure and uncertainty are essential for science and life.

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Urville: An Autistic Savant’s Remarkable Imaginary City, 20 Years in the Making
Urville: An Autistic Savant’s Remarkable Imaginary City, 20 Years in the Making

A rare glimpse of the extreme frontiers of human ability and imagination.

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Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play
Guitar Zero: A Neuroscientist Debunks the Myth of “Music Instinct” and Learns to Play

On nature, nurture, and the neural pathways of possibility.

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The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966
The Bomb and the General: A Vintage Semiotic Children’s Book by Umberto Eco circa 1966

How symbols become symbols, or what keeping atoms in harmony has to do with language acquisition.

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