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200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity
200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity

“The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.”

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Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Explained in a Pioneering 1923 Silent Film
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Explained in a Pioneering 1923 Silent Film

“This theory has opened an unlimited field for speculations, dreams, and fantasies… And now, with the eyes of the world turned upon him, there sits in a quiet little study in Europe, a genius delving ever-deeper into the mysteries of the Universe.”

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Nature and the Serious Business of Joy
Nature and the Serious Business of Joy

“There can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is joy.”

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Walking the City with Jane: An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Jacobs and Her Legacy of Livable Cities
Walking the City with Jane: An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Jacobs and Her Legacy of Livable Cities

How a woman of great courage and great humanity changed the way we build cities, taught communities to stand up for themselves, and inspired generations to look up.

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Teddy Roosevelt on How the Blind Cult of Success Unfits Us for Democracy and Liberty
Teddy Roosevelt on How the Blind Cult of Success Unfits Us for Democracy and Liberty

“In a republic, to be successful we must learn to combine intensity of conviction with a broad tolerance of difference of conviction.”

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Julián Is a Mermaid: A Tenderhearted Story of Identity, Belonging, and the Courage to Be Yourself
Julián Is a Mermaid: A Tenderhearted Story of Identity, Belonging, and the Courage to Be Yourself

A watercolor serenade to the transformative power of unconditional love.

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