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The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories
The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories

Where a third of our entire life goes, or what professional wrestling has to do with War and Peace.

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Ounce Dice Trice: Exploring the Whimsy of Words in Extraordinary Names for Ordinary Things
Ounce Dice Trice: Exploring the Whimsy of Words in Extraordinary Names for Ordinary Things

Cartography for the land of linguistic imagination.

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The Conference of Birds: Beautifully Illustrated Story of Belonging Based on an Ancient Sufi Poem
The Conference of Birds: Beautifully Illustrated Story of Belonging Based on an Ancient Sufi Poem

What a hopeful hoopoe bird has to do with the deepest truths of the human condition.

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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Teaching
A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Teaching

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

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John Updike on the Ethics and Poetics of Criticism
John Updike on the Ethics and Poetics of Criticism

“Submit to whatever spell, weak or strong, is being cast. Better to praise and share than blame and ban.”

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Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers
Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers

What Frank Zappa’s life has to do with e-waste, whale songs, and the black market for body parts.

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