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How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship
How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship

The story of how an improbable pair forever changed our horizons of the possible.

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The Best Science Books of 2014
The Best Science Books of 2014

The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.

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Bohemians: A Graphic History of Creative Mavericks
Bohemians: A Graphic History of Creative Mavericks

Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, Thelonious Monk, and other creative mavericks of semi-subversive status.

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How New York Became New York: A Love Letter to Jane Jacobs, Tucked Inside a Graphic Biography of Robert Moses
How New York Became New York: A Love Letter to Jane Jacobs, Tucked Inside a Graphic Biography of Robert Moses

How two titans faced off to shape the ideal of the modern metropolis.

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<em>New Yorker</em> Cartoonist Roz Chast’s Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Aging, Illness, and Death
New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast’s Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Aging, Illness, and Death

Making sense of the human journey with wit, wisdom, and disarming vulnerability.

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Strange Fruit: Nine Unsung Heroes of Black History, in a Graphic Novel
Strange Fruit: Nine Unsung Heroes of Black History, in a Graphic Novel

Equality on two wheels, and other tales from the everyday pioneers of civil rights.

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