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Dating Advice from Dickens: A Collection of Victorian Vignettes
Dating Advice from Dickens: A Collection of Victorian Vignettes

A “Manly Young Lady” and a “Poetical Young Gentleman” walk into a bar.

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Beautiful Vintage Cross-Sections of Trees, Many Rare or Extinct Today
Beautiful Vintage Cross-Sections of Trees, Many Rare or Extinct Today

A bittersweet masterpiece of design and natural history.

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The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation
The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation

Successful innovation requires the meeting of the right people at the right place with just the right problem.

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The Philosophy of Alice in Wonderland
The Philosophy of Alice in Wonderland

Cultivating the capacity to believe six impossible things before breakfast.

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Ancient Romans’ Fanciful and Entertaining Pre-Scientific Beliefs about Animal Behavior
Ancient Romans’ Fanciful and Entertaining Pre-Scientific Beliefs about Animal Behavior

What the greed of the octopus has to do with the ram’s preferred bedside and the hyena’s gender-bending.

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William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong
William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong

Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gilespie, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mister, Billie Holiday’s dog, too.

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