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Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art
Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 1: The Future
Book Spine Poetry vol. 1: The Future

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The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings
The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings

Photographer David Stephenson captures architectural triumphs at the intersection of art and mathematics.

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Sir Ken Robinson on How Finding Your Element Changes Everything
Sir Ken Robinson on How Finding Your Element Changes Everything

What knowing the limits of knowledge has to do with finding the frontiers of creativity.

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How 17 Equations Changed the World
How 17 Equations Changed the World

What Descartes has to do with C. P. Snow and the second law of thermodynamics.

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Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation
Magic Hours: Tom Bissell on the Secrets of Creators and Creation

“To create anything… is to believe, if only momentarily, you are capable of magic.”

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