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Wonder-Sighting in the Medieval World: Stunning Sixteenth-Century Drawings of Comets
Wonder-Sighting in the Medieval World: Stunning Sixteenth-Century Drawings of Comets

“A comet is … a great clock, ticking out decades or geological ages once each perihelion passage, reminding us of the beauty and harmony of the Newtonian universe, and of the daunting insignificance of our place in space and time.”

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The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote
The Glass Universe: How Harvard’s Unsung Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos Decades Before Women Could Vote

The untold story of the trailblazing women scientists and patrons who catalogued the stars and helped prove that the universe is expanding.

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The Dinner Party: Artist Judy Chicago’s Iconic Symbolic Celebration of Women’s Heritage in Creative Culture
The Dinner Party: Artist Judy Chicago’s Iconic Symbolic Celebration of Women’s Heritage in Creative Culture

From Hypatia to Susan B. Anthony to Virginia Woolf, a sacrament and an insurrection restoring women’s place in history.

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Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined
Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined

How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.

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A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785
A Voyage in the Clouds: The Heartening Illustrated Story of the First International Flight in 1785

How a Frenchman, an Englishman, a French bulldog named Henri, and an English bulldog named Henry overcame their differences to conquer the skies.

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Making the Impossible Possible: 21-Year-Old Hillary Rodham’s Remarkable 1969 Wellesley College Commencement Speech
Making the Impossible Possible: 21-Year-Old Hillary Rodham’s Remarkable 1969 Wellesley College Commencement Speech

“If the only tool we have ultimately to use is our lives, so we use it in the way we can by choosing a way to live that will demonstrate the way we feel and the way we know.”

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