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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

From Shakespeare to Einstein via Lucretius, or how a long-lost Roman poem gave rise to the Renaissance.

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Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love
Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love

Reverse-engineering serendipity, or what ice skating collisions have to do with fish market romance.

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Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books
Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books

How to put your “beft” foot forward, or what the algorithm of censorship has to do with 1950.

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I Like Cats: A Picture-Book Showcase of Indian Folk Art
I Like Cats: A Picture-Book Showcase of Indian Folk Art

Bad cats, sad cats, sunny cats, slow cats, hurried cats, cats with scowls and cats with jowls.

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The Story of the Millennium Seed Bank Project + Gorgeous Vintage Seed Catalog Cover Artwork
The Story of the Millennium Seed Bank Project + Gorgeous Vintage Seed Catalog Cover Artwork

What 30 double-decker buses have to do with biodiversity and our dinner parties of the future.

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Tales for Little Rebels: Radical Politics in Famous Children’s Books
Tales for Little Rebels: Radical Politics in Famous Children’s Books

What Dr. Seuss has to do with gender politics, or how Carl Sandburg carried out anti-war propaganda.

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