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The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos
The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”

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A Graphic Biography of Darwin
A Graphic Biography of Darwin

The evolution of the father of evolution, illustrated.

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The Quicksand of Existence: Sylvia Plath on Life, Death, Hope, and Happiness
The Quicksand of Existence: Sylvia Plath on Life, Death, Hope, and Happiness

“The present is forever, and forever is always shifting, flowing, melting. This second is life. And when it is gone it is dead.”

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High Times: An Illustrated History of Aviation
High Times: An Illustrated History of Aviation

From Icarus to the Wright Brothers, by way of hot air balloons and dirigibles.

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Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep & Success
Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep & Success

“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and physical application.”

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Jules Verne: Prophet of Science Fiction
Jules Verne: Prophet of Science Fiction

How the father of science fiction presaged airplanes, submersible warfare, space travel, and fuel cells.

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