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The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth
The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

From Iceland to India, or what medieval depictions of heaven have to do with the neuroscience of well-being.

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George Price and the Quest for the Origins of Altruism
George Price and the Quest for the Origins of Altruism

From Darwin to Skinner, or what vampire bats have to do with amoebas and random acts of kindness.

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Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology
Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power & Technology

What 14th-century cathedrals have to do with Google, Darwin and the purpose of art’s existence.

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Edward Gorey’s Never-Before-Seen Letters and Illustrated Envelopes
Edward Gorey’s Never-Before-Seen Letters and Illustrated Envelopes

What a housefly has to do with Tim Burton and everything that makes snail mail great.

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Cyclepedia: An Homage to the Beauty of the Bicycle
Cyclepedia: An Homage to the Beauty of the Bicycle

A brief visual history of innovation in bicycle design.

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Wonderstruck: Remarkable New Work from Brian Selznick
Wonderstruck: Remarkable New Work from Brian Selznick

What a 50-year fold in the spacetime continuum of New York has to do with three pounds of love and Scorsese.

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