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The Smiley Book of Colors
The Smiley Book of Colors

The basics of optimism and color theory, with a nod to neuroscience.

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The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini
The Lady Anatomist: The Wax Sculptures of 18th-Century Artist-Scientist Anna Morandi Manzolini

In eighteenth-century Italy, the “medical Venus” becomes the professor.

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Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library
Alan Turing’s Reading List: What the Computing Pioneer Borrowed From His School Library

What Alice in Wonderland has to do with electromagnetic theory, relativity, and Pluto.

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Legendary Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Life and Death
Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Legendary Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Life and Death

“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

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The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science
The Laws of Thermopoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science

What Charles Dickens has to do with equilibrium and entropy.

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Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy
Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy

What the the love of libraries has to do with going home to Mars and the foundation of democracy.

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